The Grateful Dead Doc, ‘Long Strange Trip’, Will Be Returning To Select Theaters This Fall

first_imgOver the summer, Long Strange Trip was formally released, with a number of iconic music venues, such as Red Rocks Amphitheater, The Capitol Theatre, and more, and movie theaters around the country hosting theatrical screenings of the extended Grateful Dead documentary’s release via Amazon Prime Video on June 2nd. Those who missed out on seeing the documentary when it hit the big screen need not fret, as today, an announcement let fans know that Long Strange Trip will be re-released and returning to theaters this fall.‘Long Strange Trip’ Red Rocks’ Screening Offers Light And Dark Moments From The Grateful Dead’s Past [Review]Long Strange Trip was directed by Amir Bar-Lev and executive produced by Martin Scorsese, and the film widely received critical acclaim after its premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, including two Critics Choice Documentary Awards nominations (Best Director and Best Music Documentary). The film examines both the rise of the Grateful Dead and its role in United States counterculture as well as diving deeper into the beloved and frequently idolized guitarist, Jerry Garcia.Ex-Grateful Dead Tour Manager, Sam Cutler, Gets Emotional About ‘Long Strange Trip’ DocThus far, the Grateful Dead documentary has been scheduled to make two limited screening runs. From October 13th through 19th, Long Strange Trip will be shown in Los Angeles, California, at the Fine Arts. A few weeks later, Long Strange Trip will have a limited screening from November 3rd through 9th at New York City at Village East.Listen To The Full Soundtrack For ‘Long Strange Trip,’ Featuring Remastered And Unreleased Grateful Deadlast_img read more

Japan’s GPIF strengthens manager performance link in new fee structure

first_imgSource: Government Pension Investment FundThe carryover mechanism In the first year of the new fee structure being in operation, GPIF will pay 45% of the performance-based fee to the asset manager and carry over the remainder. From the second year onwards, the fees paid and retained will be a proportion of the sum of the performance-based fee for that year and the carryover from the year before.In connection with the long-term fee structure, GPIF promised to commit to “multi-year” contracts for its asset managers. The pension fund said it recognised that if asset managers were going to be under pressure to deliver good investment performance, it was in the pension fund’s interests to commit to “lengthy” contract periods to enable managers to meet their targets over the medium to long term.Such an arrangement was unprecedented for the management of traditional assets such as bonds and equities, according to the GPIF.The full report detailing GPIF’s new fee structure is available on its website .Addressing poor performance The backdrop to the changes was poor performance by the pension fund’s active asset managers, GPIF said.Around 20% of GPIF’s assets are actively managed, but during the 2014-16 period only a few funds had outperformed their targets.The asset owner recognised it could become better at selecting funds and that it was working hard to increase sophistication in this area, but said its fee structure also had a part to play.The GPIF’s current model – fixed annual charges with partial performance-based fees – meant asset managers were paid “considerable sums regardless of their investment performance”, the pension fund said.“They therefore have little incentive to set target excess return rates appropriately, to be innovative in seeking excess returns, and to control their management capacity, so a resolution of this issue was regarded as being far off,” said the GPIF.The performance fee The world’s largest pension fund is introducing a new performance-based fee structure in a bid to strengthen the alignment of interest with its active asset managers.Japan’s ¥163trn (€1.2trn) Global Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has “drastically” cut the base fee rate to the same level as institutional passive accounts. It has also scrapped a cap on performance-based fees.GPIF has also introduced a “carryover mechanism” to its fee structure, designed to promote long-term investment (see illustration, below).Under this mechanism, the pension fund will hold back a portion of the performance-based fees calculated each year “to ensure that the amount of fees is linked with medium- to long-term investment performance”.center_img Source: Government Pension Investment Fundlast_img read more

Cabinet meets to map out programme of action

first_img11 June 2014The first lekgotla (special meeting) of South Africa’s newly appointed Cabinet got under way in Pretoria on Tuesday, bringing together ministers, provincial premiers and other senior officials to map out the government’s programme of action for the year.The three-day meeting is being chaired by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in the absence of President Jacob Zuma, who was ordered by his doctors to take a few days’ rest following his hospitalisation for medical check-ups over the weekend.Zuma will outline the new administration’s programme for the year in his State of the Nation address to Parliament on Tuesday, 17 June.Speaking to reporters shortly before the start of Tuesday’s meeting, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said the main items on the agenda were the National Development Plan (NDP), the government’s medium-term strategic framework, and the ongoing mining strike on South Africa’s platinum belt.Radebe said the Cabinet ministers would look to the NDP as well as the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) election manifesto when drawing up the government’s programme of action.He added that the Cabinet would pay special attention to the issues of local government service delivery, unemployment, poverty and inequality“Our president is deeply concerned about the protests that have been happening around the country. We are going to make sure that we go into those areas with concrete responses.”Radebe said the long-running strike in South Africa’s platinum mining sector had had a debilitating effect on the economy.Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) downed tools on 23 January, demanding a basic monthly salary of R12 500. So far, the industry and employees have lost billions of rands in earnings and forfeited wages.Two weeks ago, the government to set up a special task team to facilitate negotiations between the unions and mining companies. On Monday, however, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi pulled the team out of the negotiations, putting the onus on the companies and unions to find common ground.Radebe said the impact of the strike showed that the mining sector still played a major role in the country’s economy. “We need to ensure that we encourage the resolutions of the strike so that we can begin with the implementation of the NDP.”Regarding President Zuma’s health, Radebe said the Deputy President was in constant touch with Zuma.“The President is improving. The Deputy President has reported to us that he is resting to ensure that he is ready for the State of the Nation address next week.”Zuma’s office said he had met with all his new ministers and deputy ministers in May, to go over policy priorities and his expectations of them.Source: read more

6 Members Of UNLV’s 1990 Title Team Got Matching “R.I.P. Coach Tark” Tattoos

first_imgNCAA basketballs sitting in a ball rack on the court.SUNRISE, FL – DECEMBER 21: NCAA basketballs in a rack on the court during the shoot-around proipr to the game between the Florida Gators and the Fresno State Bulldogs during the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic on December 21, 2013 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Florida defeated Fresno State 66-49. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)The 1990 UNLV basketball team, which defeated Duke by 30 points in the NCAA title game to win its only national championship, was one of the most tightly-knit squads in the sport’s history. And while 25 years may have passed since the team accomplished the feat, it’s clear that they’re still as close as ever.Earlier this week, former Runnin’ Rebels head coach Jerry Tarkanian passed away at the age of 84. To pay homage to their former coach, six former UNLV players – Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon, James Jones, Anderson Hunt, Mo Scurry and Chris Jeter – got matching tattoos celebrating his life and their 1990 squad.Johnson and Augmon documented the entire process on Twitter early Wednesday morning.Rip coach Tark LJ Ice Hunt Nice Jeter Mo Scurry— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) February 18, 2015This is how we remember Coach Tark— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) February 18, 2015Roommate first, Ice— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) February 18, 2015MVP Hunt Nice— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) February 18, 2015It’s on me now.— Larry Johnson (@TheRealLJ2) February 18, 2015James jones— realstaceyaugmon (@staceyaugmon) February 18, 2015Chris jeter— realstaceyaugmon (@staceyaugmon) February 18, 2015Anderson hunt. MVP— realstaceyaugmon (@staceyaugmon) February 18, 2015Mo scurry— realstaceyaugmon (@staceyaugmon) February 18, 2015RIP COACH TARK— realstaceyaugmon (@staceyaugmon) February 18, 2015Very cool. We’ll see if any other members of the team follow suit.last_img read more

Ohio State’s Cardale Jones Claims He’s Transferring To Akron, Then Claims “May Fools”

first_imgCardale Jones says thank you to OSU in joke on twitter for "May fools".Cardale Jones May Fools 5Typically, people use April 1st as the date to troll their friends with some kind of unbelievable joke. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones apparently celebrates the holiday a month late. Friday, Jones took to Twitter to claim that he is transferring to Akron after a “rough decision” on his part.After a few minutes, he came clean, joking that he’d pulled a “May Fools” joke on everyone.It was a rough decision but I think it’s best for me, like to thank OSU for this amazing opportunity but my time here has came to an end— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015#NewBeginning #FreshStart— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015#ZipNation— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015MAY FOOLS— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) May 1, 2015Jones tried to sell the joke hard, even changing his Twitter bio and background page to reflect his new team.Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 2.29.37 PMJones is probably the frontrunner for the starting job at Ohio State, so this would have been a shocker. Instead, it was merely some Friday afternoon entertainment.last_img read more

New Lenovo workstations to herald smartphonelike experience

first_imgBerlin: A sleek workstation that sits comfortably on a table or your lap when you are on the move, keeps pace with every finger tap and when you relax, streams movies and videos to give you a theatre-like experience and what’s more, it also comes with an enviable battery life.That’s what Lenovo is promising in its premium range of Yoga series and Thinkbooks that it unveiled at the annual tech industry event “IFA 2019″ here.The Chinese technology major showcased a new range of slim and stylish ThinkBook 14 and ThinkBook 15 aimed at small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), while its Yoga series flexible laptops included the Yoga C940 (14/15 inch), S740 (14/15-inch), C740 (14/15-inch) and C640 (13-inch). Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year”Lenovo is targeting the new Generation Z, the millennial workforce. The new tech-savvy generation born in the internet era, who require instant information, are always on the move,” said Sanjeev Menon, Vice President, Small and Medium Business, Product Marketing, Accessories, at Lenovo.Besides an efficient laptop, this new workforce also requires a device that looks stylish and showcases their personality.”It should provide a mobile-like experience, a connected and instant information requirement. The Thinkbook is a perfect device for small and medium businesses; it is a notebook of choice with its durable design and security. It has a sleek metal exterior and comes with a fingerprint reader. Lenovo is among the firsts to come with a fingerprint reader,” Menon said here while unveiling the products. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in IndiaWith its Thinkbooks and Yoga series, Lenovo is targeting the section of customers who want to make a statement with their choice but, at the same time, scout for better pricing, reliability and security, he added.These laptops are equipped with the latest Intel 10th-generation processors and Windows 10, as well as powered by “Project Athena” that has helped Lenovo engineers develop sleek machines that offer optimised performance and good battery life. “Lenovo’s Yoga range of laptops is built on the theme of ‘smarter tech for all’. It focuses on a person trying to do computational analysis, or a student trying to get his or her homework done,” said Matt Bereda, Vice President, Global Consumer Marketing, at Lenovo.The Yoga laptops come with high-resolution screen quality and Dolby sound to give users a theatre-like experience.”We have worked really hard to get high-quality resolution and display, and have got 90.5 per cent screen and have still managed to keep the camera at the top,” Bereda added.With high-screen quality and Dolby sound, the Yoga laptops, besides being a productive workstation, can also become an entertainment centre for the users.With a battery life of a gadget being a subject of concern to all, the Lenovo laptops come with 20-hour battery life, so “you can make it through the day without worries,” he added.The Yoga series also comes with the ‘Modern Standby’ mode, which while the laptop is in sleep mode, will still get all the mail notifications, and Alexa can be used to play music or get directions.”We are leveraging AI to make the users’ experience better. Though the device will be asleep, you can use Alexa above the locked screen. We are the first to deliver the experience,” said Bereda.The laptops also come equipped with a blur filter that will ensure that the background is blurred during a video chat and the focus is entirely on the person talking.He said the laptops are 4G-connected over LTE (Long-Term Evolution) and 5G is “definitely on the road-map for Lenovo”.Lenovo is also using Q control for intelligent cooling of the system, which works to keep pace with the user.It works in three different modes — stealth mode when it is being used at a low level, and at a fast pace when the user is into gaming and needs maximum power. The third is using the artificial intelligence (AI) mode to sense how the device is being used.”If the processor is not being used at its maximum, then the battery and fan will be lower for optimal battery usage. With this technology, the user gets another 15-20 per cent battery life,” Bereda explained.”It depends on the user. We get 20 hours, and now an additional 20 per cent out of that. You won’t need to run around charging all the time,” he added.Lenovo also launched it’s two new tabs — Yoga Smart Tab and Lenovo Smart Tab M8 — that are hands-free, smart home hubs.The tablets are designed to sit anywhere comfortably, from the living room to the kitchen, and has a detachable stand that acts as a charging station.The tab has a cylindrical device that gives it more battery life, has a more robust speaker and a much better audio-video quality, said Bereda.It also has Google Assistant capability that can be used to play videos and get information on weather, etc.last_img read more

Town of Churchill says thank you to everyone who helped after rail

first_imgCHURCHILL, Man. – The town of Churchill in northern Manitoba is saying thank you to everyone who has helped the community since it lost its rail service.Mayor Michael Spence and his council say in a release on Twitter that many Manitobans, Canadians and people from across the world have reached out.The town of 900 people on Hudson Bay lost its only land connection to the south last spring when severe flooding damaged the rail line.Railway owner Omnitrax has said it will not repair the track because it would cost too much money on an already money-losing line.That means goods and people have had to rely on very costly air transportation, although a seasonal ice road recently opened.The town’s thank you says the outpouring of support has made this Christmas a special one for the community.“We are particularly touched by the many anonymous donors who have made a donation to our food bank, donated a toy for a Christmas hamper, sent a letter of encouragement, or simply supported us through this most difficult time,” says the release.“This has truly been the most challenging time our community has faced and we have all come together with the assistance and efforts of many people that care for our community and that recognize the special place that Churchill is.”The town is also reminding everyone that it is not the only northern community affected by the loss of the rail line.It mentions the Kivalliq region in Nunavut, many First Nations — including the Fox Lake Cree, Pikwitonei and York Factory bands — and the communities of Thompson and The Pas.The federal government has filed a lawsuit against Omnitrax and is trying to help transfer ownership of the rail line to a consortium of northern Manitoba communities.last_img read more

Regulator schedules hearings for BC LNG natural gas pipeline challenge

first_imgCompanies mentioned in this article: (TSX:TRP) The Canadian Press CALGARY — The National Energy Board is scheduling hearings over the next three months to consider a jurisdictional challenge of the approval of a pipeline needed to supply natural gas to the recently sanctioned $40-billion LNG Canada project.The hearings are to determine only if approvals given by the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission for the Coastal GasLink Pipeline are sufficient — if not, the NEB says the proponent will have to make a formal NEB application and undergo another separate process to win federal approval.The NEB actions are in response to a challenge by B.C. resident Mike Sawyer who argues that because TransCanada Corp. will operate the proposed pipeline and the connected Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. system together, they form a single pipeline which crosses the Alberta-B.C. boundary and therefore must be regulated by the federal government.The NEB says on its website it will accept additional written evidence from the builder late this month, take written evidence from interveners in January and gather information requests and responses from parties in January and February before holding final oral arguments in March.The 670-kilometre, 48-inch diameter natural gas pipeline would bring natural gas from prolific wells in northeastern B.C. to the proposed liquefied natural gas export facility near Kitimat on the West Coast.LNG Canada announced in October its partners — Royal Dutch Shell, Mitsubishi Corp., Petronas, PetroChina Co. and Korean Gas Corp. — had made a final investment decision to proceed with the project after delaying it in 2016 due to poor global prices for LNG.TransCanada’s contract to build the $6.2-billion pipeline was conditional on partner project approval.last_img read more