Relive This Awesome “Crosseyed And Painless” Into “Steam” From Phish’s First Ever Show In Jacksonville [HD Video]

first_imgThis past October, Phish embarked on a Fall tour for the first time since 2014. The run kicked off in Charleston, SC on Friday, October 14th, and after a two-night stand, they moved to Jacksonville, FL for their first ever performance in the city. The band stuck to their mantra of “never miss a sunday show”, delivering an high-energy performance at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, leaving an impression on excited Northern Florida fans who’ve been waiting decades for the band to come to their city.The show was marked by many fun moments, with “Stash” and the “Mike’s Groove” pairing making appearances in the first set, new fan-favorite composition “Petrichor” was trotted out, and “Piper” and “Run Like An Antelope” rounded out a super-charged second set. Phish even busted out “The Ballad Of Curtis Loew” as a tribute to hometown heroes Lynard Skynyrd. Perhaps the highlight of the show, however, was the second-set-opening “Crosseyed and Painless”. The twenty minute segment featured sinister improvisation out of the Talking Heads’ classic that eventually dissolved into the funky rocker “Steam”, which of course contained “still waiting” quotes from “Crosseyed and Painless”.Now, we can re-live this excellent performance, thanks to LazyLightning55a, who recently uploaded super clear 4K ultra HD footage from this great moment in Jacksonville. The video is below, for your viewing pleasure.last_img read more

Maurizio Sarri outlines Premier League title ambitions with Chelsea amid sacking rumours

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Maurizio Sarri outlines Premier League title ambitions with Chelsea amid sacking rumours Advertisementcenter_img Maurizio Sarri believes he could turn Chelsea into title contenders if given enough time (Getty Images)Maurizio Sarri is confident that he could turn Chelsea into Premier League title contenders within two years if he is allowed to continue his job at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.Since the turn of the year, there has been constant speculation over the Italian’s future, particularly after he presided over 4-0 and 6-0 defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City respectively in successive away games.Despite enjoying a positive start at Chelsea, Sarri’s tactics and style of play have been openly criticised by the club’s supporters and reports on Thursday claimed that he and his staff are already convinced that they will be sacked.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Sarri, who signed a three-year contract with the club last summer, insists that he wants to stay and attempt to close the gap on this season’s runaway leaders Manchester City and Liverpool.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The Premier League is wonderful and I want to remain in the Premier League. I want to remain at Chelsea, because the level is very, very high,’ Sarri said.‘The atmosphere in the stadiums is really fantastic. And so it’s a wonderful championship. I’d like to remain here. I am sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to close to them [Liverpool and Manchester City].‘But I am not sure that, in two seasons, we will be able to be better than them. When I arrived in Naples, Napoli were, in the table the season before, 24 points from Juventus.‘In the first season we arrived to nine points from Juventus, second season to six points, third season to four points. For us it was impossible to cover completely the gap, but at the end of the third season, we were very close to doing it.’Chelsea face a fight to finish in the top-four this season amid competition from Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United, although they are through to the Europa League semi-finals where they will face Eintracht Frankfurt.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Apr 2019 10:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link501Shareslast_img read more

Pensions industry weighs in on ECB data reporting plan

first_imgThe associations said it was not clear which German entities would have to report to the ECB. The central bank’s requirements would prove an additional burden for IORPs, the German organisations added, as such funds would be subject to “the almost simultaneous introduction of new reporting requirements by EIOPA”.“I fear this being a very significant resource drain for no demonstrable benefit”Mark Dowsey, Willis Towers WatsonIn total, pension funds would in future have to comply with three “extensive” reporting requirements, the associations added, including “existing, but hopefully reduced” reporting to the German national supervisor.They raised concerns about the timeframe for reporting liabilities – within 14 weeks – and said this was too short if a binding validation of the data was required within this period.Mark Dowsey, senior consultant at Willis Towers Watson, told IPE that the ECB’s data collection plans were “a big issue for many pension funds in Europe”.“I fear this being a very significant resource drain for no demonstrable benefit,” he said. “I understand the ECB’s wanting a broad handle on things at the macro level, but this sort of granular detail seems unnecessary.”What the European Central Bank has proposed EIOPA is still consulting on the regular reporting of occupational pensions information from national supervisory authorities. The requirements would apply to pension funds of €1bn or more in assets.According to Willis Towers Watson, the information sought by EIOPA goes beyond that targeted by the ECB – including, for example, data about pension protection schemes.In its work programme for 2018, EIOPA said its strategic ambition was to be “the EU data-hub for the collection, use and dissemination of reference and reporting data on EU insurance companies and pension funds”. It also claimed this year’s stress test of pension funds “will likely highlight a number of risks in relation to the occupational pensions market, and EIOPA will need to enhance its means of collecting, managing and analysing data on the sector”.EIOPA’s data proposals have already been criticised by pension funds, although formal responses will come in following the end of the consultation on 27 October.EIOPA and the ECB have worked together in setting up their definitions and frameworks with a view to minimising the reporting burden on the pensions industry, the two parties have said.EIOPA’s proposals – which are still open to consultation until 27 October – are focused on obtaining information from national supervisors. However, Willis Towers Watson’s Dowsey said regulators would still have to seek this data from individual pension schemes.The UK and other non-euro-zone European countries would probably be unaffected by the ECB’s regulation, Dowsey said, but – subject to Brexit negotiations – would probably still be affected by the EIOPA proposal. Proposed new data reporting rules affecting pension funds should be delayed by up to a year to aid understanding and compliance, according to German pension fund trade bodies.Both the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) have proposed frameworks for data gathering from pension funds, both of which have been criticised already as posing a significant burden.Responding to the ECB’s consultation, which closed at the end of September, Germany’s aba called for a 12-month delay to the first required reporting date, from the end of 2018 to at least the end of 2019, “because from our perspective the earlier date is not feasible”.aba’s response was also on behalf of the German trade bodies for public and church pension funds (AKA) and Versorgungswerke (ABV).center_img The ECB wants pension funds to report regularly on their assets and liabilities as a means of “increasing transparency in this fast-growing sector of the financial services industry”. It published a draft regulation on this at the end of July and its consultation on the regulation ended on 29 September.According to Willis Towers Watson, the ECB regulation would require pension funds to provide broad and detailed reports on their assets, liabilities and membership numbers. At the asset level they would have to provide each security’s identification number (ISIN), price, market value, number of units, revaluations, and more.The draft rules state that “national central banks” should co-ordinate quarterly asset portfolio data and annual data regarding liabilities and membership. Dowsey questioned what the ECB or regulators would be able to do if they thought the data revealed a problem.“Let’s say they establish that pension funds have a significant exposure to Greek sovereign debt, or too many people are investing in a certain security,” he said. “They can’t compel [investors] to sell. Even issuing a warning would move markets, perhaps unnecessarily.”Trade bodies call for minimal reporting burdensPensionsEurope – the continental trade body for pension funds – and the Netherlands’ Pensioenfederatie both voiced support for the ECB’s aims in their consultation responses.The Dutch trade body appeared relatively unconcerned by the central bank’s plans. In comments shared with IPE, it said the dataset as requested by the ECB was not as comprehensive as the dataset requested by its national supervisor.“Consequently, the effect of this initiative on Dutch pension funds should be limited,” it said.In general, however, it was very important that reporting burden and costs were minimised as much as possible for its pension fund members, the Pensioenfederatie added.“When it comes to the process of data collection and distribution, a central role should be played by the national authority, that already [has] a lot of information available (at least in the Netherlands),” the federation said. PensionsEurope also emphasised the importance of keeping the reporting burden and costs to a minimum, but said it was “happy to see that the ECB already pays a lot of attention to that in its draft regulation”. However, it reiterated that pension funds should not be required to pay high fees to third parties to obtain the information required by the ECB and EIOPA.EIOPA’s plans for an EU “data-hub”last_img read more

Kotoko win SWAG Cup with late Eric Donkor free kick

first_imgAsante Kotoko beat the Ghana Premier League champions by a goal to nil to win the SIC H.P Nyametei SWAG Cup on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi in the presence of their life patron and owner Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene.Eric Donkor carried his last season’s form into the pre-season by scoring a 90 minute goal to help his side clinch the SWAG Cup for a record 14 time.The first half was balanced, but Ashgold who have augmented their squad with the inclusion of the Nuhu brothers, Fuseini Nuhu and Alhassan from New Edubiase United were slightly on top in the half.However, Kotoko managed coil the attacking threats of the Miners and settled for a scoreless draw to end the half.Coach David Duncan started the game with some new faces, namely Theophilus Nyame, who played the holding midfield role, Stephen Nyarko, Edwin Tuffour Frimpong, Osei Agyemang while the likes of Kwame Boahene, Bennett Ofori came on as substitutes. The fire power of Ashgold was quenched by Kotoko who came top in the second half and created some decent chances, but their attacking line failed to put the ball past Robert Dabuo in the league champions post.Coach Bashiru Hayford gambled in the 90 minute by replacing Robert Dabuo with Nana Bonsu to conjure magic for Ashanti Gold should the referee blow his whistle to usher the two sides into penalty shootout to break the tie.But, it failed to work out for him as Ashgold conceded a free kick, just outside the 18-yard box and the sensational Eric Donkor finished off to beat rusty Nana Bonsu in his first test in the game.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more