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Southern Avenue Has Instruments, Gear, & Chicken Stolen From Memphis Home

first_imgWhile Naftaly and Jackson can joke about the chicken that was cooked, it seems as though a great deal of Naftaly’s gear was stolen. In a different Facebook post, he lists:2013 Les Paul gold top2001 Fender Stratocaster with stickersCigar Box 6-stringCigar Box 6-string 2014 Squier Telecaster blonde2016 PRS blueBass guitar Squier7 guitar pedals and pedalboardHowever, it seems as though, despite the unfortunate robberies that occurred while the band was out of the country, Naftaly, Jackson, and the rest of the band are still in high spirits. Ahead of Naftaly’s flight from Sydney back to Memphis, the guitarist shared the following message with fans:Well let’s talk positive: everything in life happens for a reason. And its all for the best. So what is the reason and how can I use this tragedy to my advantage. me and Tierinii are looking for a new house in a safer area around Memphis right now to move into immediately. We will have to compromise on many parts of life but at least have a home to come back to. The music gear is insured through the band company but some stuff is irreplaceable. The rest of the stuff that was stolen like the TV or laptop are history. But I don’t really care about materialistic things. All I want is a house in a safe neighborhood to come back to and feel comfortable. Once we find a new home (not going back to that shithole) then I’ll be able to relax again. It sucks being away and not be able to take care of it now. But all is good and I’m thankful for so many things in my life that losing almost everything feels like a healthy reset. I wonder if they broke our blues music awards…..Here’s to hoping that the instruments and gear are found and returned quickly, that Naftaly and Jackson find a safe, new home quickly, and that Southern Avenue doesn’t go hungry after their dinner was burgled. For those interested, fans have created a GoFundMe to recoup the costs of the band’s lost gear. You can head here to donate. Southern Avenue is a quickly rising act on the scene, with the fiery Memphis quintet channeling their hometown’s soul, blues, and gospel roots while adding their own firebrand energy to the mix. Recently, the band has been on tour in Australia, and unfortunately, tragedy struck after members of the band found out that their shared home had been robbed. Southern Avenue’s founder and guitarist, Ori Naftaly, and captivating lead singer, Tierinii Jackson, both posted about the robbery on social media today.last_img read more

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Erdogan says Turkey needs new constitution

first_imgANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a surprise development, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken of the need to draft a new and “civilian” constitution for Turkey.  During a televised speech following a Cabinet meeting Monday, Erdogan recalled that the country’s last two constitutions _ enacted in 1961 and 1982 _ were drafted following military coups, and contained “indelible” traces of the “military tutelage.”  Erdogan said the new constitution should be a “civilian” one but did not elaborate.  In 2018, Turkey transitioned from a parliamentary system to an executive presidential system that concentrated most powers in the hands of the president. The transition came following a referendum that amended several articles of the 1982 Constitution.last_img

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Jonathan Christenson’s Nevermore Begins Previews Off-Broadway

first_img Nevermore blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe’s character and career. A literary rock star in his day, Poe struggled with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produced some of the world’s most original and enduring literature before dying in mysterious circumstances at the age of 40. The cast includes Scott Shpeley, Gaelan Beatty, Shannon Blanchett, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker and Garett Ross. Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe The show originally played at Catalyst Theatre of Edmonton in Canada in 2009 before touring extensively, including an acclaimed run at London’s Barbican Centre. Nevermore was previously seen in New York at the Victory Theatre in 2010. The production has been expanded since then, with several new songs added and structural revisions made to the original script. Related Showscenter_img View Comments Nevermore—The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe returns to New York on January 14. The musical play, which is written, composed and directed by Jonathan Christenson, will run at New World Stages and officially open on January 25. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015last_img read more

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Jonathan Groff & More Set for Broadway Flea Market

first_img View Comments Jonathan Groff Star Files Sierra Boggess Want to get up close and personal with the stars of the Great White Way? On September 27 you’ll get your chance! Jonathan Groff, Annaleigh Ashford, Sierra Boggess and many more of your Broadway faves have boarded the lineup for the 29th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. Hosted by Jim Caruso, they will be positioned at the autograph table and photo booth on the deck of Junior’s Restaurant in Shubert Alley at West 45th Street. Every hour from 11 AM to 3 PM a new group of stars will take their place.Other big names tapped include Michael Arden, Bryan Batt, Richard H. Blake, Heidi Blickenstaff, Stephanie J. Block, John Bolton, Matt Bogart, Alex Brightman, Danny Burstein, Haven Burton, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Scott J. Campbell, John Cariani, Geneva Carr, Michael Cerveris, Kathleen Chalfant, Katie Rose Clarke, Chuck Cooper, Leanne Cope, Gavin Creel, Brian d’Arcy James, Laura Dreyfuss, Robert Fairchild, Ann Harada, Jessica Hecht, Adam Kantor, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Laura Michelle Kelly, Andy Kelso, Alix Korey, Marc Kudisch, Judy Kuhn, Telly Leung, Jose Llana, Jake Lucas, Sydney Lucas, Rebecca Luker, Beth Malone, Lesli Margherita, Andy Mientus, Ruthie Ann Miles, Bebe Neuwirth, Christopher John O’Neill, Brad Oscar, Ben Platt, Colin Quinn, Kate Reinders, Chita Rivera, Robert Sella, Christopher Sieber, Emily Skeggs, Phillipa Soo, Jarrod Spector, Sarah Stiles, Brandon Uranowitz, Quinn VanAntwerp, Max von Essen, Shanice Williams, Julie White and Josh Young.The festivities, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will begin at 10 AM and conclude around 7 PM. More than 60 tables full of Broadway memorabilia and one-of-a-kind gems will line West 44th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Among the shows scheduled to be represented at tables this year are Aladdin, Allegiance, An American in Paris, Avenue Q, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, China Doll, Fiddler on the Roof, Fun Home, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Hamilton, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Matilda The Musical, Newsies, On the Town, The Phantom of the Opera, Something Rotten!, Sylvia and Wicked, with more to be announced.All appearances are subject to change.last_img read more

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Nussle highlights credit union data breach costs, regulatory relief on Bloomberg radio

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle took to the airwaves Friday to highlight the massive costs facing credit unions due to the increasing number of merchant data breaches.  Nussle also explained the consumer benefits of regulatory relief measures for credit unions and how easing regulatory burden would help credit unions serve their members even better.Nussle was interviewed by Vonnie Quinn on “Bloomberg Advantage.”The CUNA leader explained to Quinn and her national audience that merchants are the weak link when it comes to data security.He highlighted CUNA’s efforts, both in Congress and in the courts, to push for stronger merchant standards that protect consumers as well as credit unions and other financial institutions.“We’re saying that somebody has got to put the merchants into a more responsible position, they should be responsible for the data if people are coming and using their credit cards, that needs to be protected,” he said. “The same way every credit union and bank must protect the information of its customers, merchants need to do the same.” continue reading »last_img read more

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Blighted properties lead to bright future in Kirkwood, Broome County

first_imgKIRKWOOD (WBNG) — Demolition began on the old Travel Inn on Monday, but town and county leaders say the close of one chapter is the beginning of the next one. “When he first told me he was going to do this, we talked about places like Dunkin Donuts or something like that, but also we could have a nice restaurant here,” Kniffen told 12 News Monday. “They have a nice restaurant over in Conklin where people stop for breakfast, lunch, that’d be a nice place.” Located along Route 11 in Kirkwood, the inn was destroyed by flooding in 2011 and hasn’t been inhabited since. Town of Kirkwood Supervisor Gordie Kniffen said he could see several different uses for the space along Upper Court Street.center_img Broome County Executive Jason Garnar (D) said its owners failed to pay its taxes on the blighted property, so the county foreclosed on it. In what he said is a great example of a public-private partnership, the county reached an agreement with Gorick Construction to demolish the property free of cost to taxpayers, in exchange for the deed to the property. Demolition is expected to be completed within three weeks, and the developer said he hopes to finish future development in 2021.last_img read more

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IAC considers Vimeo spinoff after achieving $2.75 billion valuation

first_imgCorrection: The headline on this story was updated with the correct valuation for Vimeo.Subscribe to CNBC PRO for access to the livestream of CNBC’s continuous election and business news coverage. IAC-owned Vimeo raised $150 million in equity from Thrive Capital and GIC, valuing the video company at $2.75 billion, IAC announced on Thursday.IAC is also considering a spinoff of its ownership stake in Vimeo, which has seen a boost in demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A decision is still in the early stages, and it’s unclear what the terms of the spinoff would look like, IAC CEO Joey Levin said in a letter to shareholders Thursday.“Given Vimeo’s success, and investor adulation for the Software-as-a-Service category generally, we expect Vimeo’s access to capital inside of IAC will be much more expensive than access to capital outside of IAC, and that capital will be helpful to enable Vimeo to achieve its highest ambitions,” Levin said.- Advertisement – Anjali Sud, CEO of VimeoNurPhoto | NurPhoto | Getty Images If the companies separated, it would make Vimeo the 11th public company to spin out from IAC. The company last agreed to spinoff all of its shares of online dating company Match Group.“We’ve always said we’re the anti-conglomerate, and we optimize for whatever allows our businesses to achieve their best chance of operating success,” Levin said.IAC reported in its third quarter earnings Thursday that Vimeo grew overall revenue 44% year over year to $75.1 million, while its subscribers grew 21% to 1.46 million. The company’s operating loss decreased from $11.2 million to $3.3 million, while Adjusted EBITDA grew to $3.4 million compared to a loss of $8 million in Q3 2019.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Starting tomorrow, Holiday Week worth starting: 400 tourist services and experiences available at 50 percent lower prices

first_img“I am glad that we have decided to launch this completely new project just in time of crisis, in the days when we all need to get away from the news and enjoy nature with our loved ones. I hope that this Week will arouse in all of us optimism and the will to get to know the whole of Croatia better, and that we will truly enjoy the charms of the off-season in a large number of destinations, with many benefits. With projects like this, we open the way and promote the offers and services of tourist entities, but also small entrepreneurs, family farms, farmers, caterers, craftsmen and all other valuable people who are the foundation of the success of Croatian tourism. Thanks to the excellent response of providers, but also of all tourists who have already confirmed their reservations, I am sure that this week will be the first of many. Make this week worth your vacation”, said the Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac. Thus, all Croatian citizens, but also foreign guests who will be in Croatia in that period, at promotional prices can experience and experience about 400 various tourist services in all parts of Croatia that are available on the portal “A week of rest worthwhile”. Numerous national parks and nature parks are participating in the project, including the Mljet National Park, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, on the occasion of which they are offering half the ticket prices, and the Plitvice Lakes National Park. whose is director Tomislav Kovačević stressed that this year the park marks the 71st anniversary of the proclamation of Plitvice Lakes as a National Park and the 41st anniversary of the inscription of the park on the UNESCO World Heritage List. “In order to celebrate our 41st birthday with our visitors, we are participating in the Holiday Week worthwhile project with significantly better ticket prices and cheaper menus at the Jezero, Poljana and Korana restaurants. Proud to be a part of this story, we invite everyone to visit us and see why millions of tourists from all over the world have been heading to Plitvice Lakes National Park in recent years.”, said Kovacevic.  BRAVO LIKA. GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW TO TELL A STORY FOR THE “HOLIDAY WEEK WORTH IT” LOUD THINKINGS / / / WEEKLY HOLIDAYS WORTH IT Otherwise, the action will be organized twice a year, during the Easter holidays and in October. HOLIDAY WEEK VALID: 340 BIDS HAVE BEEN APPLIED TO THE PROJECT SO FAR. GET INVOLVED, BUT NOT ONLY WITH A DISCOUNT, BUT PRIMARILY WITH A STORY “We note the excellent response of many tourism service providers involved in this action, without which a worthwhile holiday week would not be possible, and we are pleased to hear that many tourism entities have already sold out their offers and services. I invite as many domestic guests as possible to take this opportunity and discover Lijepa naša at much better prices, of course adhering to all prescribed epidemiological measures. We are pleased that despite the demanding moment we have launched this project which will continue in the coming years” pointed out the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Staničić. Tourist services and experiences within the joint project of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Croatian National Tourist Board “A week of rest worthwhile”, from tomorrow until October 25, are available at a minimum of 50 percent cheaper.  HOW TO USE THE “HOLIDAY WEEK WORTH” ACTION, AND IT HAS AN EFFECT FOR EVERYONE. THE KEY WORD IS SYNERGY As we know, the goal of the project A week of vacation worth it is the increase in tourist traffic in the pre- and post-season periods, as well as the further development of domestic tourism. Through this action, tourists will have the opportunity to visit different parts of Croatia with 50 percent better prices for many tourist products and services, from accommodation, transportation, cultural, historical, natural sights and tourist attractions to catering services and various experiences.last_img read more

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APG to focus on ‘long-term value’ with remuneration guidelines

first_imgThe €377bn Dutch asset manager APG has issued remuneration guidelines for the European listed companies in which it is invested with the view to creating long-term value.It said it would begin to engage with boards and their remuneration committees to encourage a balance between the efficient operation of assets and the efficient allocation of capital.APG – asset manager for the €325bn civil service scheme ABP and the €40bn pension fund for the building sector Bpf Bouw – said remuneration policy was an integral criterion for its portfolio managers’ investment decisions.APG said, rather than focus on maximising profits over the short term, it wanted to aim for long-term value creation, in order to better meet its clients’ liabilities. It called for a stable and consistent pay level, corresponding with a company’s business strategy, or a robust business case, taking a firm’s risk profile and risk appetite into account.It also said it favoured remuneration policies that encouraged executives to accumulate shares in the company over time, including for some time after they left a company.The asset manager said companies should consider non-financial measures, such as customer satisfaction, human capital, health and safety and sustainability, for long-term value creation as well.Pay policy, it argued, should be closely linked to the fundamental value drivers of a company, rather than on total shareholder return.APG added that it was concerned about overly complex incentives – or incentives that seem vulnerable to manipulation or corporate activity to improve payouts – and suggested the selection of peer groups against relevant criteria to counter this risk.The asset manager also indicated that it would oppose very high payouts, such as high level awards, uncapped arrangements or high multiple share plans.APG said it expected an improved engagement process with companies would free up time for other important aspects of corporate governance, such as board structure and appointments, as well as corporate performance and sustainability.It added that individual executive pay levels were particularly important where there were doubts over shareholder alignment, effective governance or corporate disregard to social responsibilities.last_img read more

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“It takes a mom and a dad to create a child, so it takes a mom and a dad to raise one”

first_imgThe words of 13-year-old Amelia Summerhays, who captured a child’s point of view with a touch of humor:2013 Utah Celebration of Marriage“As a thirteen-year-old, I’ve got it all figured out why I need a mom and a dad. When Mom says no to ice cream, I can go ask Dad. And when I want to invite boys over, Dad says no, so I go ask Mom.“But really, I’m here to talk about why every child deserves a mom and dad. From my mother, I have a pattern to follow, and I can learn what it means to be a woman. Certain understandings can only happen between a mother and daughter. I would pattern my cooking after my mom’s, but she burned dinner twice last week. Actually, she lit it on fire. She isn’t perfect. No mother is, but in my world, she can’t be replaced.“My father protects me and helps me to figure out the immature minds of those boys I want to invite over. My dad’s example and advice helps me see the male perspective and brings a balance to my life as a young woman.“When I was eight or nine, I had a close friend whose parents were getting divorced. She asked me, “If you had to give up one parent, which would you choose?” I could not decide. My mom and dad both have their strengths and weaknesses, but when it comes down to it, I need both parents.“As a thirteen-year-old, it’s funny to watch adults fight about this issue. Sometimes adults act like selfish children. Most of what I hear in the current debate about marriage is all about adults rights. I’ve noticed that children’s rights are often ignored. Children are defenseless, so shouldn’t they be the main focus in this debate? When we favor the wants of consenting adults over the needs of children, who cannot consent, something is very wrong.“In my US history class, studying Thomas Jefferson was sometimes difficult. He was always talking about “inalienable rights” and saying things like “we hold these truths to be self-evident.” It took m e a couple of tries, but I think I get it now. Here’s why:“On the day I was born, I automatically had a relationship with my mother and father. I’ve heard that my mom was exhausted but still insisted on holding me close. Dad was bouncing off the walls, calling everyone to tell them the good news. All this, and they had only known me for a matter of seconds. That’s the power of a biological bond. It happens naturally. That’s what ‘self-evident’ means.“Whether you call it nature or God, each of us exists only through a mom and a dad. Every person has that exact same birthright. If ever I was ‘endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights,’ this is it—to be born with a mom and dad. Why? Because it is impossible to be born any other way. Traditional marriage is designed to protect this inalienable right given by our Creator. When we redefine marriage, we begin to fight against the inalienable rights of children. Tonight I am here to represent all children, and I would like to say one more thing in our behalf. We hold these truths to be self-evident, it takes a mom and a dad to create a child, so it takes a mom and a dad to raise one.”last_img read more