Holly Bowling Joins Bob Weir & Friends at Christmas Pre-Jam [Videos]

first_imgJoining Bob Weir is a monumental point in Bowling’s career, coming just a month after performing with bassist Phil Lesh. There is officially no limit to the success that Bowling will reach in her career, as she continues to impress absolutely everyone she has the chance to play for. Be sure to check out her newest release Better Left Unsung, which you can order here.Setlist | Bob Weir & Friends | 12/9/16 | Asheville, NCSet: When I Paint My Masterpiece*, Only A River*, Loose Lucy*, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, Ghost Towns, Friend Of The Devil, Tennessee Jed, Touch Of Grey*** Weir solo** With Warren Haynes[Photo via Ray Tucker on Facebook] Beloved pianist Holly Bowling cut her teeth creating solo piano renditions of Phish compositions and improvisations, and has continued to make a name for herself at shows across the country. Bowling took her piano interpretations to the next level when yesterday she released Better Left Unsung, a second album devoted to the music of the Grateful Dead. After celebrating two sets at Terrapin Crossroads earlier this week, she jetted over to Warren Haynes Christmas Pre-Jam at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC to jam with Tom Hamilton’s American Babies and then Grateful guitarist Bob Weir who also hosted guitarists and vocalists Tom Hamilton and Warren Haynes, bassist Don Was, and drummer Duane Trucks.Bowling went Facebook Live for the occasion:last_img read more

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Hipsters drive billion dollars worth of unit sales in inner Brisbane

first_imgInner Brisbane units attracted over a billion dollars’ worth of sales last year, the latest Place Advisory apartment report has found.HIPSTERS drove over a billion dollars’ worth of unit sales in inner Brisbane last year, latest data shows, but it was a sharp drop on the previous year’s record results.The latest Place Advisory Inner Brisbane apartment report, set for release Monday, found gross sales of new units declined to $1.304 billion as the market continued to soften.It was a 59 per cent fall from 2015’s record sales of approximately $3.194 billion.Place Advisory head Lachlan Walker saw a clear slowdown in the number of units that developers were putting to market, with 2980 apartments released over 2016 in 25 new projects, down by a third over 2015’s figure and almost half the number released during 2014’s peak.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoThere are currently 47 apartment projects under construction in inner Brisbane. Picture: Jack Tran/The Courier-Mail“Inner Brisbane has undergone a significant transformation. Following a record breaking 2015 which saw the highest volume of transactions on record, 2016 was a considerably tougher year.”Mr Walker attributed softer sales to election year policies, higher construction costs, changes to lending policies for both developers and purchasers plus the crackdown on foreign purchases.There were 47 apartment projects under construction in inner Brisbane last year, compared to 68 in 2015, though still up on 26 recorded in 2011.Mr Walker said there had been a significant shift “away from smaller, more affordable stock to larger apartments” with the proportion of one-bedroom-apartment sales decreasing from 52 per cent in 2011 to just 36 per cent last year. The biggest demand last year was for two-bedroom units (55 per cent), up from 38 per cent in 2011, but three bedroom stock had also made a comeback to 7 per cent after dropping to 4 per cent in 2015.The average price of inner city apartments sold last year was $606,922, a 2 per cent rise on the previous year.last_img read more

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Bridgewater: How pension investors can apply All-Weather principles

first_imgIf the pace of nominal GDP growth were to increase more rapidly than that of interest rates, for example, then cash flows and debt serviceability would improve faster than the interest rate cost of funding.“So actually, things are getting better, not tighter,” Prince said. Although interest rates are expected to rise from their current historic low level, the impact of higher rates on investors’ portfolios will hinge on the underlying dynamics of any increases, according to Bridgewater Associates’ Bob Prince.In an exclusive interview with IPE, to be published in full in December, the Bridgewater co-CIO discussed the importance of policy and economic dynamics in assessing the impact of interest rate increases.He also noted that the low level of rates since the financial crisis had left the US Federal Reserve with limited ability to respond to a downturn if growth falters.Although aggressive tightening of monetary policy that constricted liquidity would hurt the returns of most assets, Prince said, “a rise in interest rates is not necessarily going to be a tightening of policy”. Bob Prince, Bridgewater AssociatesIn the interview, Prince discussed some lingering misconceptions about risk-balanced asset allocation strategies, and described how Bridgewater worked with clients to apply the principles used in its flagship All Weather fund across its portfolios.Prince eschewed the ‘risk parity’ moniker often applied to the All Weather strategy.“I can only speak for what we do and the basic concept of a balanced diversified asset mix,” he said. “We balance a portfolio’s exposure to growth and inflation, so that you neutralise those forces from the economic cycle.”“If you think in terms of causal influences on cashflows, most every asset in the world can be described according to its exposures to four things,” he continued. “You have growth assets and inflation assets, then you have discount rates and risk premiums, and that’s really all there is. That’s the reality of the world.”Conceptually, an investor could re-assign property exposure from a single real assets bucket into ‘all-weather’ buckets structured for exposure to rising or falling inflation.“Any investor can take this template and apply it to their portfolio to improve the diversification and the return-to-risk ratio of their portfolio,” Prince said.The full interview will appear in the forthcoming Multi-Asset Special Report, distributed with the December issue of IPE.last_img read more

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British Open 2019: Emotional Rory McIlroy praises ‘incredible’ support after near-miss

first_img Tiger Woods to skip ​World Golf Championships in Memphis But on Friday he electrified the Dunluce Links with a stunning 65 that took him to within a whisker of making the weekend on home soil.However, a poor approach at 18 left him with a near-impossible chip from off the green that he could only put within 5 feet, leaving him one stroke short of an incredible revival. Related News “Part of me is very disappointed not to be here for the weekend,” the four-time major winner told Sky Sports. “Disappointed and emotional but happy with how I played.”The support I got out there was incredible. You could see out there on the back nine if I’d got that momentum a little bit yesterday, I went with it today and that’s what I was planning to do all week.”Yesterday gave me a big mountain to climb but I dug in there, I tried my best, I showed really good resilience. It’s going to hurt for a little bit but the good thing about golf is I’ve got a tournament to play in Memphis next week so I’m going to turn my attention to that.”But this is a week I’ve been looking forward to for a long time.”Desire. Courage. Fight.Portrush has never been prouder as Rory bounces back – 14 shots better than yesterday. #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/NMMwOCnI7f— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) July 19, 2019McIlroy will now be a spectator as the remainder of the field battles it out for the Claret Jug he won in 2014.And the 30-year-old is looking forward to watching co-leader Shane Lowry go for glory, with the Irishman at 8 under alongside J.B. Holmes, leading a chasing pack that features the likes of Tommy Fleetwood, Lee Westwood, Justin Rose and Brooks Koepka. PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Rory McIlroy was moved to the brink of tears by the support from the Royal Portrush crowd Friday as he fell agonizingly short in his heroic bid to make the cut at the British Open.The home favorite appeared dead and buried after his opening-round 79, which included a quadruple-bogey eight at the first hole. British Open 2019: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson miss same major cut for first time British Open 2019: Tiger Woods loves ‘stress’ of major golf but frustrated by results “I can’t wait to watch him [Lowry] over the weekend,” said McIlroy. “I was following the board closely and I saw he got to 10 under with a few holes to go and dropped back.”Shane will relish these conditions and he’s the home boy that’s up there now so he’s going to get all of this support that I got. “Hopefully they can pull him on and I’d love nothing more than to see Shane get his name on that Claret Jug.”last_img read more

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Air France bomb threats

first_imgTwo Paris bound Air France flights from the United States were diverted Tuesday night due to bomb threats.Both flights – an Airbus A380 and a Boeing 777 – landed safely.Air France Flight 65 a 500-seat A380 was operating from Los Angeles to Paris and was diverted to Salt Lake City after the threat was received according to a US government spokesman.Shortly afterwards, Air France Flight 55 a Boeing 777 with 298 passengers a crew operating from Washington’s Dulles International Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport diverted to Halifax, Nova Scotia also due to a similar bomb threat.Salt Lake City FBI Special Agent Todd Palmer told CNN that “several law enforcement agencies are working to determine the nature of the threats which caused the aircraft to divert.”However no US military aircraft were scrambled.CNN’s national security analysts Juliette Kayyem said that “diversion of flights is the most draconian response to a bomb threat.” “I think right now we take this seriously until we hear some explanation to the validity of the bomb threat,” Ms Kayyem said.However one safety analyst who spoke to AirlineRatings.com warned that this could be new phase in the terrorism war by ISIS.“They [ISIS] could cripple aviation with hundreds of bomb threats,” the analyst warned.Separately Russia has said that a bomb brought down Metrojet Flight 7K-9268 from Sharm el Sheikh to St. Petersburg (Russia) which crashed on Saturday October 31 killing all 224 on board.last_img read more

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Temple treasure to remain its assets: Kerala govt

first_imgThe Kerala government has clarified that the treasure trove discovered in the Sri Padmanabha Swami temple will continue as the assets of the shrine.  Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the government would assist the ancient shrine to safeguard its treasure by providing foolproof security.  The state will provide a permanent security arrangement after receiving consent from the Supreme Court, the royal family and the chief priest of the temple. The chief minister, however, declined to provide the actual worth of the wealth.  Precious gems, lakhs of ancient gold coins, diamond studded crowns, gold idols and ornaments were discovered in previously unopened cellars of the temple. The treasure is estimated to be over Rs one lakh crore. On Sunday, a high-level meeting chaired by Chandy, during which various steps to provide befitting security to the richest temple in the country were chalked out, came to the conclusion that the state police were not well equipped to protect such an invaluable treasure. The meeting was attended by state Devaswom minister V. P. Sivakumar, director general of police Jacob Punnose and police intelligence chief Hemachandran among others. It was decided that the help of the Army and the paramilitary forces would be sought as they have specially trained groups to safeguard places of such high importance.Meanwhile, one of the observers, Justice M.K. Krishnan said that the inventories found on Monday from the ‘E’ vault of the Padmanabha Temple were puja material used in the temple. However, the sixth or the ‘B’ vault, which is one of the oldest, is yet to be opened. The observers could not open its lock on Monday. The decision to break open the lock will now be taken on July 8 after SC’s clearance.advertisementThe richest temple? Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, one of the oldest temples in India, could now be the world’s richest. A week after the stock-taking process began at the temple in Kerala, articles worth Rs one lakh crore have already been recovered. Two underground vaults of the temple that have remained shut since the 19th century were opened at the Supreme Court’s insistence. The SC, taking note of a private petition, passed orders to open the temple vaults. The petition was to seek greater transparency and accountability in management of the temple. The SC appointed a 7-member team to take stock at the temple. The committee consists of two former Kerala High Court judges. The actual worth of treasure will only be revealed in a report to the SC.  The treasure trove has dazzled everyone while one more vault was yet to be opened. Heaps of gold, silver, diamonds, rubies and vintage coins – some as old as 1732 – have been discovered.  The items include gold sheaf weighing 500 kilos, 18-foot gold chain weighing 10.5 kilos, three-and-a-half feet tall Lord Vishnu idol studded with diamonds, emeralds and rubies, 36-kilo golden veil, 1200 ‘Sarappalli’ golden chains, some sporting ‘navaratnas’, three gold stone-studded crowns, diamonds, precious stones, including cat’s eye, rubies and emeralds and 1,000 kg of gold coins.last_img read more

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Double trouble: Pair of Game 7s await to end Round 2

first_imgHontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid There may be nothing better in sports than a Game 7 — and the second round of these NBA playoffs ends Sunday with a pair of deciders: third-seeded Philadelphia at second-seeded Toronto in an Eastern Conference semifinal; third-seeded Portland at second-seeded Denver in a Western Conference semifinal.The Portland-Denver winner will visit top-seeded Golden State in Game 1 of the West finals Tuesday. The Philadelphia-Toronto winner goes to top-seeded Milwaukee for Game 1 of the East finals Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I’ve been fortunate to be in a few Game 7s and they’re very unique,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. “They’re special. They are a life lesson, a life opportunity.”There have been 133 Game 7s in NBA history — home teams have won 105, or 79%. Roughly one of every four Game 7s has been decided by three points or less; 56% have been decided by a single-digit margin. Blowouts are rare, with only 14 Game 7s getting decided by more than 20 points. Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry reacts after getting up from the floor following a collision with Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons during the first half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)Kyle Lowry was talking in Toronto on Saturday, discussing any number of topics, offering eloquent answers to every question that came his way. His last sentence was all that really needed to be said.“Nothing matters,” the Raptors guard said, “but Game 7.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PORTLAND VS. DENVERTrail Blazers: 1-2 all-time, 0-2 on roadNuggets: 2-2 all-time, 2-0 at homeHead-to-head in Game 7: First meetingNotable: Portland hasn’t played in a Game 7 since 2003, and that was Arvydas Sabonis’ last game in the NBA. Denver is aiming to become the fifth team in the current playoff format to win Game 7s in each of the first two playoff rounds joining Toronto in 2016, Boston in 2008, Phoenix in 2006 and Dallas in 2003.PHILADELPHIA VS. TORONTO76ers: 6-9 all-time, 1-8 on roadRaptors: 2-2 all-time, 2-1 at homeHead-to-head in Game 7: Philadelphia, 1-0 (88-87, 2001, East 2nd round, in Philadelphia)Notable: Philly’s Jimmy Butler has never trailed in a Game 7 — his Chicago Bulls won at Brooklyn in 2013, a game the Nets never led. Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard is 1-2 in his previous Game 7s, shooting 45 percent and averaging 15.7 points. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Read Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hasslescenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ SUNDAY’S GAMESTRAIL BLAZERS AT NUGGETSSeries tied 3-3. Game 7, 3:30 p.m. EDT, ABCNEED TO KNOW: A series that had a four-overtime game is going to go the distance, and that’s fitting. Portland’s two top scorers, Lillard and CJ McCollum, have combined for 311 points in the series. Denver’s two top scorers, Jokic and Jamal Murray, have combined for 309. Given how the star power seems to cancel out, expect Game 7 to be decided by a third option or role player who steps up.INJURY WATCH: Rotations aren’t expected to change much, if at all, for either team going into Game 7.KEEP AN EYE ON: Denver’s 3-point shooting. The Nuggets beat the Spurs in a Game 7 despite going 2 for 20 from beyond the arc. They can’t expect to do that again and beat the Blazers.PRESSURE IS ON: Slightly more on Denver, simply because the Nuggets are home. Being on the road may actually keep Portland somewhat loose.76ERS AT RAPTORSSeries tied 3-3. Game 7, 7 p.m. EDT, TNTNEED TO KNOW: Both teams have a five-point road win already in this series, and the other four games have all been double-digit victories by the home club. Having two days off between Game 6 and Game 7 probably was welcomed by everybody, particularly 76ers star Joel Embiid, who will likely need to play very big minutes Sunday. The 76ers have outscored the Raptors by 80 points in 192 minutes with Embiid on the floor in this series, and the Raptors have outscored the 76ers by 97 points in the 96 minutes that he’s been on the bench. INJURY WATCH: All the usual names are expected to play.KEEP AN EYE ON: The first few minutes. Nerves get amped up in Game 7 and the first team to settle into a rhythm will have a major edge. Toronto is 7-0 in the playoffs when leading at halftime, 0-4 when trailing at the break.PRESSURE IS ON: Everybody, of course, but Philadelphia has only four players who know what Game 7 feels like. Toronto has nine Game 7 veterans. Rafael Nadal loses to Stefanos Tsitsipas in Madrid as clay slump continues Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s for our season, for all the marbles,” Portland guard Damian Lillard said.Denver has already won a Game 7 this season, also at home, topping San Antonio in the first round. Nikola Jokic had a triple-double — 21 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists — in that game for the Nuggets, and coach Michael Malone is fond of saying his team has the best home-court advantage in the NBA.But Jokic isn’t banking on home court being enough of an edge. He says it’s imperative to bring more energy Sunday — and adds there’s no reason to get nervous.“I’ve played basketball for 15 years,” Jokic said. “That’s what I’ve done my whole life. Why would I be nervous right now? … You control the game. You’re the one who’s playing. As long as you’re giving 100 percent, you can’t be nervous because you’re focused on the plays and actions and whatever you’re doing on the floor. You don’t have time to be nervous.”GAME 7 HISTORIESADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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10 months ago​DONE DEAL: Leicester fullback Elder joins Ipswich Town

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​DONE DEAL: Leicester fullback Elder joins Ipswich Townby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Callum Elder has signed for Ipswich Town on loan.The left-back has not received many first team chances with the club this season.And he will now compete at Ipswich in the Championship.But Leicester do want him back for next season, as Christian Fuchs is departing at the end of the campaign.Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert told the club’s website: “I’m delighted we have been able to get Callum in early. He gives us more competition on the left side.”He is a very good player. He’s been training with top players at Leicester and he has handled that well.”He’s got a really good left foot and he wanted to be here and that’s vital for me. I need players who want to come here and play for this club.”Elder added: “I had a good chat with the gaffer about three weeks ago and he said he wanted me to come down and be a big part of the squad.”I was really eager to come and get involved.” last_img read more

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Video: Stephen A. Smith Says He Would Have Won The O.J. Simpson Trial As Prosecutor Against Johnnie Cochran

first_imgstephen a smith first take 6-13-16YouTube/ESPN First TakeIn the wide world of hot sports takes, no one quite brings it like ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. The winner of our “Most Annoying People In Sports Media” bracket may have had an all-time great moment, even by his own lofty standards, this morning when discussing the O.J. Simpson trial, which has leapt back into public consciousness with FX’s fantastic American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson and the debut of ESPN’s five-part 30 For 30 documentary series O.J.: Made in America on Saturday.During a lengthy discussion of the first part of Ezra Edelman’s acclaimed documentary, Smith said that he would not have let Simpson walk as a juror, and that if he had prosecuted the case instead of Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden, there is “no way in hell” he would have lost to case to Johnnie Cochran and the rest of Simpson’s “Dream Team.” The Big Lead transcribed Smith’s rant.“I have profound respect for the late Johnny Cochran, God rest his soul,” he said. “It might be the cockiest thing I’ve ever said … Christopher Darden and Marcia Clark did an absolutely horrendous job as prosecutors. Because if it were me, there’s no way in hell that Johnny Cochran would have beaten me with that evidence that I, that they, had. I’m telling you right now, I’m not even a lawyer. There is no way that you would have put 12 jurors in front of me with that evidence and I would have lost it, even to Johnny Cochrane. I’d have won that trial. I’ve often said that.”As a reminder, in case this isn’t clear, Johnnie Cochran was a famously successful lawyer. Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden were both lawyers. Stephen A. Smith is not, nor has he ever been, a lawyer.Never change, Stephen A.[The Big Lead]MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

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Barbara Kentners family expected to learn Friday if charges upgraded against Brayden

first_img(Melissa Kentner watches over Barbara in a Thunder Bay hospital)Willow Fiddler APTN News Barbara Kentner’s family has been asked to meet with Crown prosecutors and Ontario’s coroner Friday to discuss the case against a man charged with throwing a trailer hitch at the Thunder Bay woman.Brayden Bushby faces an aggravated assault charge in relation to the Jan. 28 incident.But after Kentner died July 4, the family had hoped his charges would be upgraded.“I’m hoping that they do upgrade his charges,” said Melissa Kentner, Barbara’s sister. “”I hope he gets charged with murder.”Police in Thunder Bay have been silent on the charges against Bushby since Kentner’s death.The trailer hitch used in the attack on Barbara Kentner.The file has been held at the coroner’s office in Toronto.Kentner was hit by a trailer hitch while walking down the street.APTN has confirmed Busby has scheduled to be in court Nov. 6.Click here for a full timeline: Thunder Bay. Contact Willow here: [email protected]last_img read more

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