Boogie Stomp! Adds Performances

first_img Baldori has been a mainstay of blues, boogie and rock for over 40 years. He has performed hundreds of dates in venues from Detroit to Chicago, L.A. to New York, to the White House for President Clinton. He has worked with such legends as Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Del Shannon and Bo Diddley. Migliazza began playing the piano professionally at the age of 13, has been inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, and has shared the stage with stars including Little Milton, Robert Cray, Elvin Bishop and Albert Lee. View Comments Boogie Stomp! isn’t ready to pull down the fallboard just yet! The off-Broadway piano tribute to American popular music will play two additional performances in its final week at the Chain Theatre, adding an evening performance on Wednesday, May 28 and a matinee on Saturday, May 31. The show will play its final performance on the evening of May 31, as scheduled.center_img The internationally renowned Boogie Stomp!, starring jazz and blues pianists Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza, features two pianos, one stage and 100 years of American music.last_img read more

2020 elections remain undecided, but CUs are well-positioned for success

first_img This post is currently collecting data… While election results continue to roll in and with the Presidential race still undecided, credit unions are well positioned for success in 2021 and beyond.Our industry is bipartisan, and NAFCU stands ready to work with both Democrats and Republicans should Vice President Joe Biden win or should President Donald Trump be re-elected when the final votes are tallied. However, with such a tight race it may be some time before we have a clear-cut winner, and there is still the possibility of legal challenges.As for Congress, it appears that the Democrats will maintain control of the House of Representatives. On the other side of Capitol Hill, control of the Senate is still to be decided with several races too close to call.Overall, Republicans in both houses of Congress have fared better than many pundits anticipated, and there is a good chance that Republicans maintain control of the Senate by the tiniest of margins.The results that emerge in the next few days will have an impact both on the upcoming Congressional lame duck session, which starts next week, and the new Congress when it convenes in January.It is important to remember that there are several issues still to be resolved this year before we even get to the winners being sworn in come January. Congressional leaders will soon turn their attention to the remaining work left for this Congress, and NAFCU will be advocating for credit unions every step of the way.The fact is credit unions are popular, but we need your support to help bring our positive message directly to Washington policymakers in the new Congress. Each election cycle, we actively work to build new relationships with new members of Congress and build upon our relationships with returning representatives.For credit unions looking to join NAFCU’s advocacy, the association has a new resource page available and its Grassroots Advocacy Center to ensure candidates understand the issues facing the industry and our priorities.Your support and activism will help us inform elected officials of the benefits credit unions provide to their members and their local communities. We are proud to support credit unions, and we will continue to serve as your chief advocate in Washington, D.C. This is placeholder text center_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Carrie Hunt Carrie Hunt is Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel for the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU), and manages the association’s legislative, political, regulatory, compliance and … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Cortland man charged with 2 felonies after stabbing

first_imgCORTLAND, N.Y. (WBNG) — A Cortland man has been charged with two felonies after reports of a stabbing Monday morning. Officials say Widger and the victim are acquainted with one another. Police took Widger into custody, and the victim was treated for a five to seven inch-long, non-life-threatening cut on his arm. They say witnesses reported that Widger sliced a 26-year-old man’s arm with a knife as the 26-year-old rode past him on a bike. The Cortland City Police Department charged 24-year-old Edward Widger with two felonies. One for assault in the second degree and another for criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. Police say they were called to the area of the Cortland County Office Building at 60 Central Avenue at around 10 a.m. for a report of a stabbing. Widger is being held at the Cortland City Police department and is awaiting arraignment.last_img read more

The tastes of the border area are richer for two more restaurants

first_imgBlaženka Dikanović runs the Fishermen’s House, which this year marks 25 years of work ” Since we have been working, we have been preparing traditional dishes characteristic of this area. The fishponds used to be there, so it was logical for fish to be our first offer. Of course we prepare shepherd’s pie, grilled dishes, goulash, beans, but fish is what is most in demand. It is foreigners who come to the restaurant who are looking for this home-made food, baked and fried fish, catfish, carp and perch, home-made kulin, ham and bacon and pancakes with walnuts and honey. We are glad that our recipes have been recognized and that we have become part of the project “Tastes of the Borderland” said Ms. Dikanović and reminded that in addition to the gastronomic offer, the Fisherman’s House has had an overnight stay with 16 beds since last year. The project has been implemented since 2017 and as of today, a total of 15 catering facilities are included. And it was the last two members of the project who received their labels and thus officially entered the branded gastro club “Tastes of the Border Region” of Brod-Posavina County. It is about the famous Fisherman’s House and restaurant Stupnički dvori, which come from the municipality of Brodski Stupnik. “It is the third year of the project and it covers ten Croatian counties and 132 catering facilities, from Metković to Vukovar. By the end of next year, we plan to cover the whole of Croatia. These are facilities where you can eat local, traditional food, made from local traditional ingredients, because that is what the brand carries. To date, members and holders of standards have shown great satisfaction with the implementation of the project and it is the result of teamwork of tourist boards, local and county ” said today Borislav Šimenc, project manager of Tastes of Croatian Tradition. Ena Kokanović is an expert associate on the project and is working on the second cycle of promotion of the entire project, ie restaurants included in the project “Tastes of the Border Region”. “With my blog, I visited all the restaurants and had a very “hard” job and tried all these dishes and rated them. I really like the way people think when presenting the flavors of our border region, because Slavonia is much more than kulina and ham, which can be seen very well in our restaurants. They combine traditional ingredients in a contemporary way and this is something that can match any modern restaurant. Quality fish, game, meat, vegetables that we have in our environment offer the opportunity to think outside the box”- said Ena Kokanović, blogger. Sunčica Nožinić from the restaurant Stupnički dvori emphasized today that their involvement in the project will mean a lot to them, considering that it is a small family restaurant. “This is a confirmation of our efforts and the work of the engaged employees. In order to get the certificate on the menu, we offered a wonderful wine soup, roasted duck, or duck breast on a bed of celery and points that everyone should actually come and taste.”center_img Source / Photo: Brod-Posavina County Tourist Board “Tastes of the Border Region” is a project of the Brod-Posavina County Tourist Board aimed at developing the offer of local and regional culinary recognizability, branding and networking of the offer, promotion and propaganda of participants of the Tastes standard, and systematic development of tourist offer and new tourist products in gastronomy. . “The gastronomic offer is an increasing motive for the arrival of tourists in the destination, but also a significant motive for assessing the quality and reasons for coming to a particular destination. In the last two years, we have been working a lot on branding and investing in the best possible recognition, visibility and offer of our eno-gastronomic offer. We have included 13 restaurants in the project, plus two more today. Our goal is to connect gastro, agriculture and tourism, to increase the number of guests who will enjoy culinary specialties. ” said Ružica Vidaković, director of the Brod-Posavina County Tourist Board. last_img read more

Dutchman owed Rp 5b by ailing Jiwasraya among policyholders demanding money back

first_img“I invested my repatriation funds from the tax amnesty program into the [Jiwasraya] JS Saving Plan product,” he said as quoted by also: Govt parties scuttle plan to form Jiwasraya inquiry committee“According to the agreement, our funds must be deposited for at least three years. They offered the product based on Bank Indonesia’s provisions and we could not pick and choose the products,” Mahtani said, “Jiwasraya was adamant when offering us the JS Saving Plan product because they’re owned by the government.”Mahtani was not the only foreign policyholder who has been affected by the liquidity problems surrounding the insurance company, which drew public attention and clients’ scrutiny following an announcement in October 2018 that it failed to pay out maturing JS Saving Plan policies worth Rp 802 billion.South Korean vice president of PT Samsung Electronics Indonesia, Lee Kang Hyun, and 47 other South Korean citizens visited the House of Representatives on Dec. 4 to lodge complaints about the postponement of payments of their maturing policies.Lee said at that time that he had invested in policies worth Rp 16 billion in Jiwasraya, half of which had been paid back while the remaining Rp 8.2 billion was still with the company.Since it launched an investigation into Jiwasraya late last year, the Attorney General’s Office has named six people suspects of alleged corruption involving the state insurer, which authorities estimated to have caused Rp 13.7 trillion (US$1 billion) in state losses. (mpr)Topics : More policyholders of ailing state-insurer Asuransi Jiwasraya are demanding the return of the money they had invested in the insurance company, which has been hit by corruption allegations after it failed to pay holders of policies worth Rp 16 trillion (US$1.16 billion) that fell due in December.Johnny Mahtani, a Dutch national who has been working for 20 years in Indonesia, was among some 50 policyholders who visited the Finance Ministry and Financial Services Authority (OJK) on Thursday to demand restitution of their investments.The Dutch citizen said he had invested Rp 5 billion of his repatriation funds in Jiwasraya — one of the oldest state insurers in the country — and demanded that his money, along with the promised interest, be returned. last_img read more

Satellite cities to follow Jakarta’s lead on large-scale social restrictions

first_imgThe leaders of Greater Jakarta’s satellite cities have agreed to impose large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in their respective regions after Jakarta, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, got the nod from the Health Ministry to implement further restrictions.Greater Jakarta includes South Tangerang, Tangerang municipality and Tangerang regency in Banten, as well as Depok, Bekasi municipality, Bekasi regency, Bogor municipality and Bogor regency in West Java. It covers an area occupied by around 30 million residents, many of whom, under normal circumstances, commute to the capital for work.Several Greater Jakarta mayors and regents previously held back from imposing PSBB measures even after Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan suggested on April 2 that the central government issue a distinct COVID-19 mitigation policy for the wider region. Banten Governor Wahidin Halim also said that Tangerang regency, Tangerang municipality and South Tangerang municipality — three satellite cities under the Banten administrative region — would request PSBB status from Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto.He urged the relevant mayors and regents to coordinate their policies with Jakarta, having agreed that Greater Jakarta as a whole should implement such measures in lockstep.The Jakarta administration is set to tighten measures to restrict people’s movements beginning on Friday, in accordance with the PSBB status. In the absence of a special regulation that has yet to be signed as of the time of writing, Anies has shed some light on some of the key provisions.Starting on Friday, gatherings of more than five people will be prohibited, public transportation services will halve their normal passenger capacity and limit operations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.The governor assured that private vehicles could still enter Jakarta, but an undetermined limit will be imposed on the number of passengers allowed in each vehicle.Furthermore, eight essential industry sectors will remain fully operational to cater to the everyday needs of the public for as long as the emergency status is in place. This includes companies and organizations in the health, food and beverages, energy, communications, finances, logistics, retail and strategic sectors in the capital.In addition, non-government organizations that manage relief operations related to ongoing mitigation efforts will also be allowed to carry on with their activities.The PSBB status in Jakarta will be effective until April 24 — the provisional date for the start of the Muslim fasting month — but can be extended should the coronavirus continue to spread.Several regional leaders of Greater Jakarta, including South Tangerang Deputy Mayor Benyamin Davnie, Bogor Deputy Mayor Dedie A. Rachim and Bekasi Mayor Rahmat Effendi, told The Jakarta Post they were preparing to fulfill the provisions required to warrant a PSBB status from the central government.Neither has confirmed the kind of measures that would be applied in their respective regions, but they have called on their residents not to go to the capital city, especially after the PSBB status kicks in.On Wednesday evening, Anies said he had maintained communication with the governors of West Java and Banten, as well as the regional leaders of the satellite cities, after a teleconference meeting to discuss coordination of the PSBB status in Greater Jakarta.“It has become the epicenter [of the disease outbreak], so we require synchronized measures. What we [the Jakarta administration] have done will be made available as a reference,” he said in a press conference.Anies also said he was waiting to sign the forthcoming gubernatorial decree formalizing the new quarantine status, pending a central government decision on provisions for app-based ride-hailing services.Health Ministerial Decree No. 9/2020 stipulates that app-based ride-hailing services may only transport goods and are prohibited from transporting people.Meanwhile, epidemiologist Pandu Riono of the University of Indonesia told the Post that any measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the capital would only be effective if applied equally to the rest of Greater Jakarta.“[COVID-19] is centered in Greater Jakarta due to the mobility of its people, so measures taken should be in lockstep with one another,” Pandu told the Post on Tuesday.The extent of implementing large-scale social restrictions could vary depending on each region’s capabilities, but Pandu suggested that it should gradually intensify over time.“Each region may implement measures based on their [resources] and transmission rate and in a gradual manner, but they should be done in concert because our country has refused to impose a full lockdown,” he said.While Greater Jakarta scrambles to impose large-scale social restriction measures, considered by some observers as a de facto partial lockdown, other regions such as Sorong and Fakfak in West Papua, as well as Mimika in Papua province, have also requested the PSBB status, said Achmad Yurianto, the Health Ministry’s spokesperson for the COVID-19 response team.Topics : Anies said at the time that the PSBB policy for Jakarta should also apply to its satellite cities, as the outbreak had affected the entire region.West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said on Tuesday that the five municipalities and regencies that are part of Greater Jakarta — Bekasi municipality, Bekasi regency, Bogor municipality, Bogor regency, and Depok municipality — would submit PSBB a request with the Health Ministry.“Policy decisions related to the handling of COVID-19 can’t be taken using a sectoral approach, it should instead take a cluster approach. The Jakarta administration, West Java and Banten must be united in implementing the policies,” Ridwan said on his official Facebook account.“Should [the PSBB request] for the five regions be approved by the Health Minister, we would sync up our policies to strengthen and protect one another.”last_img read more

East Java revokes permit for mass prayers in Surabaya’s largest mosque

first_imgSurabaya city, the hardest hit region in the province, along with its satellite regencies of Sidoarjo and Gresik, previously extended large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) for another 14-day period up until May 25.The capital city of East Java has seen a continuous rise in COVID-19 cases despite the social restrictions. Of the 2,281 cases and 224 fatalities in East Java as of Monday, Surabaya recorded 1,109 cases and 132 fatalities, while Sidoarjo had 322 cases and 33 fatalities.Separately, epidemiologist Windu Purnomo, who leads a team of epidemiologists from Airlangga University’s public health faculty, welcomed the decision to revoke the permit and uphold the restrictions.However, he said the PSBB would not have a significant impact in flattening the curve of infection if people continued to ignore the rules. “Ahead of Idul Fitri, we see people flooding malls and supermarkets ignoring physical distancing rules. The government should also pay attention to this,” he told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.Topics : The East Java administration has revoked its permit that allowed Al Akbar Mosque in Surabaya to hold Idul Fitri mass prayers following criticism from experts who warned of the consequences of opening up mosques to large crowds during the COVID-19 pandemic.East Java provincial secretary Heru Tjahjono said the administration had sent a letter to Al Akbar Mosque, the largest mosque in the city, that annulled the permit that was signed by Heru on behalf of East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa on May 14.”Considering Surabaya COVID-19 cases have yet to decrease, with the new letter, we declare our previous letter to Al Akbar Mosque as no longer valid,” he told reporters on Monday.  Al Akbar secretary Helmy M. Noor said the mosque management understood and accepted the governor’s decision. “To avoid any unintended consequences, Al Akbar Mosque will not perform Idul Fitri mass prayers,” he said. Helmy said Al Akbar, also known as the Great Mosque of Surabaya, had actually planned to limit the number of followers who were allowed to join Idul Fitri prayers to only 4,000 people in order to comply with the physical distancing rules. The figure, he said, was 10 times lower than the mosque’s maximum capacity of 40,000 people. Read also: Greater Surabaya PSBB rendered useless as East Java allows mass prayers: Epidemiologistslast_img read more

FSB work on climate risk disclosure a ‘priority’, says Norges Bank

first_imgNorges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has welcomed the Financial Stability Board’s efforts to draft “homogeneous, appropriate and consistent” reporting guidelines for climate risks.The manager, responsible for Norway’s NOK7.1trn (€763bn) Government Pension Fund Global, was responding to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) chaired by businessman Michael Bloomberg.It welcomed the TCFD’s attempts to draft an “effective” framework.In a letter co-signed by Petter Johnsen, CIO of equity strategies, and William Ambrose, global head of ownership strategies, NBIM said the development of any such framework of climate risks was a “priority”. It said the TCFD’s work could see consistent reporting across not only jurisdictions but also sectors and asset classes.The task force has already said it would like to introduce a reporting template for real assets as part of its work. “Sectoral guidelines are necessary, both to ensure appropriate information is disclosed and to avoid an unnecessary, heavy general reporting burden,” the letter continues.“A parsimonious set of consistent and comparable indicators, related to absolute and relative direct and indirect emission levels and future targets, as well as information about investment plans, underlying assumptions and selected asset-related information, could and should be achievable for most sectors.”The letter, released by NBIM earlier this month, also warns the TCFD about the differing types of climate risk facing investors.“Investors in secondary markets will face different risks and opportunities than, for example, the mortgage banks or insurance companies,” it adds.“Retail investors or investors without defined liabilities will be exposed to other challenges than traditional pension funds or life insurers.”The letter concludes by stressing the importance of continued research into climate-related risks.“A thorough understanding of the economy-wide and financial implications of climate change – and the appropriate weighing of impacts, costs and benefits – is necessary to arrive at a useful set of reporting items, within the right context.”The asset manager has extended grants to research on long-term ownership behaviour and engaged ownership.last_img read more

Census Officer wants more cooperation from general public.

first_imgPhoto credit: way2online.comCensus Officer and Chief Statistician Mrs. Prayma Carrette is asking the public to cooperate with officials as the population and housing census 2011 is being conducted.A census if a form of national stock taking to record the changes that have taken place over time in the social and economic conditions in a country.Carrette told Kairi’s Heng program Monday, that while some questions are personal, they are geared at assisting policy makers to make better decisions for the country.“Our mandate is to collect national statistics to see what program they can provide to the community,” she said.Meantime Deputy Cenus Officer Steven Nicholas says the data is also in keeping with the set Millennium Development Goals.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Share LocalNews Census Officer wants more cooperation from general public. by: – May 9, 2011center_img Share Sharing is caring! 18 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Bulldogs Golfers Battle Trojans

first_imgBatesville at East Central Golf at The Grand Oak Golf Course.Team Scoring:  Batesville  181     East Central  174Individual Scoring for Batesville:  Dominique Schildknecht 46, Henry Luchow 48, Alec Geisting 43, Ryan Harmeyer 44, Billy Carroll 48, andBen Kick 59.Medalist: Logan Kesterman-East Central (41)———————-JV Team Scoring:   Batesville  190   East Central  226JV Individual Scoring for Batesville:  Jacob Vogelsang 46, Jake Flaspohler 51, Justin Laswell 49, Brandon Rose 48, Keegan Straub 47, and Paul Ritter 56.Submitted by Batesville Coach Ben Siefert.last_img read more