Five Former Members of the Allman Brothers Announce More Fall Dates As ‘Les Brers’

first_imgLes Brers snuck into 2016 like it was no body’s business. But after a couple of mind-blowing sets at Wanee Music Festival and The Peach Music Festival, the secret is fully out. Led by original drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, along with former members Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quiñones, and Jack Pearson, the supergroup also includes Lamar Williams Jr., Pat Bergeson, and Bruce Katz.This all-star lineup recently announced a handful of September dates, and have since added five more shows to the middle of October. From the Brooklyn Bowl in NYC, to New Jersey’s Wellmont Theatre, Philadelphia’s The Fillmore, Lancaster’s Chameleon Club, and Wesbury’s NYCB Theatre, those fellow fans looking for a way to cherish the Allman Brothers Band on the East Coast are certainly lined up for a surprise visit. For ticketing links and more information, visit the band’s website.Les Brers Fall Tour:07 SEP THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE RIDGEFIELD, CT08 SEP CASINO BALLROOM HAMPTON BEACH, NH09 SEP HOUSE OF BLUES, BOSTON, MA10 SEP PARAMOUNT THEATRE, RUTLAND, VT12 OCT BROOKLYN BOWL, BROOKLYN, NY13 OCT WELLMONT THEATRE, MONTCLAIR, NJ14 OCT FILLMORE PHILADELPHIA15 OCT CHAMELEON CLUB, LANCASTER, PA16 OCT NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY, WESTBURY, NYlast_img read more

The fifth edition of a unique walk through the vineyards of northwestern Istria with a top gourmet offer

first_imgThe fifth edition of one of the best tourist stories in Croatia – Istria Wine & Walk has been announcedThe traditional spring Istria Wine and Walk, organized by the cluster of northwestern Istria, brings its new edition. The fantastic Istrian story, which has been taken over by other parts of Croatia, will once again provide pleasure for all the senses.”We are especially proud that our Istria Wine and Walk has become a kind of benchmark in the organization of similar eno-gastronomic events. We have prepared another top wine adventure for our guests, with a handful of fun surprises that will surely result in a great atmosphere.”, Milovan Popovic points out, Director of the Tourist Board of the City of Umag.The start is scheduled for the morning from Trg Sv. Servula in Buje, where all participants will receive the necessary instructions, and embark on this unique adventure. Every 20 minutes, the bus takes the gathered for an enticing walk and gourmet pleasure. The refreshment stations will offer wines from Istrian winemakers: Kozlović, Celega, Ravalico, Coronica, Cattunar, Cuj, Veralda, A. Bassanese, Franković, and the gourmet part will be provided by: Oštarija Rondo, Restaurant Oliveto, OPG Radošević, OPG Buršić, OPG Duniš, Primizia food & wine, Konoba Morgan and Veralda. At the finish, Trg Sv. Servula in Buje, is expected to continue eno-gastronomic gathering for all participants of the event, but also other visitors, with live music and a party until the night.So simple, authentic and great. And yes, all tickets are sold out long before the start online.Related news:last_img read more

Four suspected terrorists arrested in Bekasi

first_imgThe National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism squad arrested four suspected terrorists in separate areas in Bekasi, West Java, on Sunday.“The first suspect, Muhammad Nasir alias Safiq alias Martin alias Kholid, was arrested in South Cikarang, Bekasi,” National Police spokesperson Insp. Gen. Argo Yuwono said on Sunday as quoted by tempo.co.According to Argo, Nasir had allegedly helped hide suspected terrorists Muhammad Tsabat Abdullah alias Dul and Soleh Habibi. He also participated in outdoor training for the Adira group in 2012, Argo added. Tsabat was the second suspected terrorist arrested. He was nabbed in the Perumnas III housing complex in Aren Jaya, East Bekasi.Densus 88 also arrested suspected terrorist Nur Muhammad Maulidi Kusnanto alias Alung alias Nur alias Salman in Bekasi city.“The person helped hide Tsabat,” Argo said.Lastly, Irfan Gunawan alias Muhammad Ilham alias Bagus alias Yulian alias Sahidi alias Bimbim was arrested in Bekasi city on suspicions of terrorism.Argo said Irfan had served as a leader of a local Jemaah Islamiyah group and was responsible for managing tajhiz (handling, bathing, covering dead bodies). (syk)Topics :last_img read more

Swiss pension funds, actuaries at loggerheads over proposed reforms

first_imgThe actuarial society also warned that the compensatory measures suggested to soften the blow of the cut to the conversion rate would lead to “massive increases” in benefits for some people and thereby generate “considerably higher costs”.According to the reform plans, the rate by which salaries are discounted to calculate contributions into the second pillar is to be slashed.This rate – the Koordinationsabzug – is used to coordinate expected payments from the first pillar and those from the second pillar to make up 60% of the final salary before retirement.The Swiss pensions industry has been debating for several years now whether a higher compensation rate might be fairer for lower incomes.However, according to calculations by the SAV, slashing the Koordinationsabzug could increase costs in the second pillar by up to 50%.Asip, on the other hand, has welcomed the reform proposal as a much-needed improvement for people on lower incomes.To simplify calculations, the pension fund association suggested doing away with the Koordinationsabzug altogether and instead capping payouts from the second pillar at a certain maximum.One reform proposal Asip has challenged is changing the mode in which the second-pillar minimum interest rate is calculated.Currently, the minimum rate is set at the end of a given year for the next year based on bond returns.The government wants to change this to an ex-post calculation based on actual returns in pension fund portfolios for the year in which the minimum rate had to be achieved.However, Asip said this change did “not bring any added value” for pension funds and their members, and argued that Pensionskassen needed to know “the rules of the game” in advance. The debate over Switzerland’s reform plans, Altersvorsorge 2020, look set to continue after Asip, the Swiss pension fund association, approved the government’s plans to lower the conversion rate just days into the consultation phase.Asip agreed that the conversion rate – used to calculate pension payouts from accrued assets – should be cut from 6.8% to 6% in the second pillar, yet Swiss actuaries still consider this level to be too high.In a statement, the Swiss actuarial society SAV said “a rate of 5.6% at the most is justifiable”.The SAV cites the country’s largest pension fund Publica, which is to lower its conversion rate to 5.65% from 2015, similar to other pension funds managing above-mandatory contributions.last_img read more

Sevilla re-sign Rakitic on four-year deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Suarez agrees Atletico terms Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 Barcelona have announced the departure of midfielder Ivan Rakitic to former club Sevilla for just £1.3 million.The 32-year-old had been earmarked as a player that could be moved on this summer in the wake of the club’s 8-2 mauling by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, with the club planning an overhaul by selling several first team stars. Rakitic has signed a four-year deal with the Andalusian side, who he left to join Barca for £18 million in 2014.The deal could rise to £8 million with bonuses.In a statement, Barcelona thanked him for his efforts during his six years at the club and praised his achievements – announcing a farewell ceremony for him this week.The statement said: “FC Barcelona publicly expresses its gratitude to Rakitic for his commitment and dedication and wishes him good luck and success in the future.“Versatile, hard-working and with a good vision of the game, he ends his career as a Barca player with 310 games, in which he has made 40 assists and 36 goals. This Wednesday, September 2, starting at 11am, the farewell ceremony and subsequent telematic press conference of the player will take place.” Posting the news on their official Twitter page, Sevilla wrote: “@IvanRakitic returns home, he is a #SevillaFC player once again! Welcome back, Ivan!”Rakitic played 310 times for the Spanish giants, scoring 36 goals and winning nine major trophies – including four LaLiga titles and the Champions League.Tags: BarcelonaRakiticSEVILLAlast_img read more

Buoyant Black Stars players arrive at São Tomé Stadium ahead of kick-off [VIDEO]

first_imgThe Black Stars made their way to the national stadium in São Tomé and Príncipe in typical joyful mood, singing as they entered the facility.Ghanaians will hope that this jubilant mood translates into a good performance on the pitch and lots of goals as well against a side who have conceded 20 times in their last 10 games.The Stars will be hoping for a good victory against the world’s 180th ranked side having beat SOuth Africa 2-0 last Thursday.São Tomé and Príncipe themselves are searching for their first point of the qualifying series having lost 4-0 to Sudan last Wednesday.Kwesi Appiah named a strong side for today’s game, making only one change from the side that beat South Africa.Sassuolo midfielder, Alfred Duncan drops to the bench with winger Samuel Owusu starting in his place.The rest of the side remains unchanged with Baba Iddrisu keeping his place in midfield after a strong performance on his debut, alongside Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey and Owusu.Richard Ofori predictably starts in goal and is supported by a back four of Andy Yiadom, Gideon Mensah who made his international debut against South Africa, Joseph Aidoo and Kassim Nuhu.Jordan Ayew yet again leads the line, along with Dalian Yifang’s Emmanuel Boateng.There’s no place, however, for Kudus Mohammed despite his goal and overall impressive cameo last Thursday.See the video of the Black Stars’ arrival at the stadium below:last_img read more