Home » News » Associations & Bodies » Exclusive: New Propertymark CEO job spec excludes estate agents from applying previous nextAssociations & BodiesExclusive: New Propertymark CEO job spec excludes estate agents from applyingTrade association says it wants someone with wider experience other than just insider knowledge of the industry.Nigel Lewis27th July 20202 Comments1,383 Views At the same time Propertymark said goodbye to ARLA boss David Cox on Friday it was quietly briefing London recruitment firm Saxton Bampfylde with details of the kind of person it hopes can be found to fill the new CEO role, The Negotiator can reveal.Surprisingly, Propertymark says it wants someone who does not have a track record in the industry – which in part explains Cox’s departure – but will need to have an interest in property and a track record in regulation and professional membership bodies, and help drive up profits and turnover.“The successful candidate will be a dynamic, communicative and commercial leader, capable of leading the organisation towards ‘one Propertymark’, capitalising on opportunities to bolster its position as a leader and voice of authority in the sector,” the briefing document says.“Candidates will bring substantial experience of strategic leadership at a comparable scale to Propertymark.”The document also suggests that Propertymark is unifying into one organisation because both it and the industry faces an extremely challenging few years as the effects of Covid, the soon-to-implemented Code of Practice, a property regulator and Brexit bear down on agents and the housing market.“Central to the future success of Propertymark is an ambitious programme of transformational change, which will see the organisation building on its strong foundations to shape the future culture of the organisation, and ensure the highest standards are met internally and externally, with the consumer at the heart of everything it does,” the document says.“Operating in a fast-evolving sector anticipating a number of significant legislative changes Propertymark has the chance to consolidate its position as the industry-leading body, by capitalising on the opportunities such changes will bring.”The successful candidate will report into Propertymark’s chair Christopher Hamer, be paid a competitive salary depending on their experience, implement the organisation’s thee-year strategy and be based in at its offices in Warwick and London.The new candidate is expected to announced in September or October.Read the brief in full.Saxton Bampfylde propertymark ARLA David Cox July 27, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 27th July 2020 at 3:20 pmWell the closing date for applications is the 4th of August, so a week for Alison Platt to get her application in. But big questions remain; – Why is there such a hurry to fill the vacancy and why have Mark Hayward & David Cox left so suddenly, creating a succession vacuum? Given the NAEA Propertymark laud themselves as the ‘thoughtful, professional and regulatory arm’ of the real estate profession, they seem to be doing a really good impression of a circus act.With real estate in a state of flux, and the pandemic changing the way all verticals of business are conducted, there has never been a greater need for someone who can see what is going on, what the future holds and can de-risk the organization, and get the rank and file to believe in the NAEA’s vision, at the same time modernising and growing the membership.For me real estate is now another data and technology industry, we see over 50 proptech companies a month, if the NAEA wants to be credible and survive, its head should have the greatest knowledge around where ‘traditional agency and proptech agency join’ and who will be the winners and losers.Log in to ReplyFriendly local agent, Friendly local agency Friendly local agency 27th July 2020 at 8:47 amDoesn’t need to have a track record in the property industry? To lead an organisation that is 100% about property? This is madness!! David Cox had proven himself in the lettings arm but was denied the opportunity to prove himself in the new role. Just by looking at the posts relating to his leaving ARLA, it is obvious that he was very popular among its members, aside from his many achievements there, he brought a certain friendliness to an otherwise starchy old boys club. In my mind Christopher Hamer (who I personally find to be unapproachable and unfriendly) has made a huge mistake.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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THE QUEEN is to visit Oxford on 28th March, to take part in an ancient ceremony at Christ Church Cathedral, where she will hand out money to pensioners in recognition of their work for the community and the church.Usually Maundy money is given to pensioners from one diocese each year, but this year to celebrate her 60 years as monarch, the Queen will hand out money to people from all of of the UK’s 44 Christian dioceses.87 women and 87 men, one for each of the Queen’s 87 years, will receive uniquely minted Maundy Money.Held on Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday, the ceremony commemorates the Last Supper when Jesus is believed to have washed his disciples’ feet.The word ‘Maundy’ comes from the command (mandatum) by Christ at the Last Supper, to love one another.It is the first time that the monarch will come to Oxford for the service.
Recipients were also required to promise to use federal money “exclusively for the continuation” of those costs and “refrain from conducting involuntary layoffs or furloughs or reducing pay rates and benefits,” according to the department.But Clay Lacy Aviation’s participation in the PPP program, which also gives out money on the condition that recipients keep their workforces intact, wasn’t publicly known until now. Some industry competitors with different business models have taken the stance that federal money isn’t supposed to support high fliers.“We have observed others in our industry badly bruised by the pandemic as the recipients of CARES Act monies have become public,” Patrick Gallagher, CEO of NetJets, wrote in a recent email blasting other players in the aviation industry for taking federal money. “The names on the list and amounts received have been eye-popping.”Why CLA was eligible for two bailout programsCLA is unusual both because it’s a major player in the aviation industry and because its executives say it qualifies as a small business for the purposes of the new lending program. The CARES Act created its own matrix of eligibility standards for small businesses, which include companies with fewer than 500 U.S.-based employees, caps on revenue and a variety of metrics.While PPP funds are legally limited to companies that don’t have other debts to the SBA, Congress didn’t prohibit a company’s taking both a PPP loan and grant money from Treasury’s aviation fund.“There’s no question there were beneficiaries who lawmakers did not intend to have access to these funds,” said Caroline Bruckner, a former chief counsel to the Senate Small Business Committee who is the managing director of American University’s Kogod Tax Policy Center. “Mistakes are always made when legislation is drafted so quickly to respond to an emergency — that’s inevitable — but this also means, and this could be a prime example why oversight post-CARES Act is critically important.”The planes managed by the company are all owned by its clients. CLA stores and maintains the aircraft for the owners, and it charters flights and acts as a “pass-through” for the owners to pay flight crews. The company and its clients share revenue generated from renting planes when the owners aren’t using them.So when the CARES Act was enacted, CLA had three obvious options: forgo the loan, take all the money for itself, even though its revenue is supported by jet-owning clients, or devise a way for the clients to share the bounty. The account credits allow for the latter.On April 29, the company advised its clients that they had until May 11 to decide whether they wanted to take the credits. The only requirement was to sign a statement-making a good-faith representation that “1) the current economic uncertainty makes receipt of these credits necessary in order to support the ongoing operations of the owner’s aircraft and 2) aircraft owner has neither separately applied for nor received relief under the SBA-PPP or another SBA program.”CLA has signaled that it may be worried that its loan might not be forgiven — or that it could get yanked altogether.In the letter to jet owners, Wright, the company’s CFO, wrote that the credits won’t be awarded until after the loan is forgiven and that owners would have to repay CLA if the company is “subsequently deemed ineligible” for the program “upon audit.”Fliers who are hard to trackMany private jet owners have no interest in publicity about their planes.To find the owners of jets managed by Clay Lacy Aviation, NBC News obtained a list of identifying numbers for each of the planes registered under the company’s flag and matched it against Federal Aviation Administration records, Securities and Exchange Commission disclosures and filings with state business compliance offices. The planes tend to be owned by limited liability partnerships with names that have little obvious connection to the people or parent companies that own them.Jon Croasmun, senior vice president, and corporate trust manager for the Bank of Utah, which is the registered owner of more than a half-dozen aircraft managed by Clay Lacy Aviation, said the company holds titles to planes in trust but isn’t part of financial arrangements with management companies.The bank generally represents both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals who own airplanes. He declined to say whether any of the clients it shares with Clay Lacy Aviation aren’t Americans.“The only time we divulge ultimate ownership is if the FAA asks,” he said, adding that the agency hasn’t sought that information. That means it is unlikely that the Treasury Department or the SBA know whether bailout money is being turned into credits for foreign nationals.In part because of the confidentiality offered by the Bank of Utah and a Delaware company that offers similar services to management firms, NBC News was able to identify only about two-thirds of Clay Lacy’s 50-plus clients. In addition to Henley, Blackstone, Bonfigli and Freeman Spogli, the list includes:Brian Fitterer, owner of a chain of trailer parks.Shlomo Rechnitz, owner of a chain of nursing homes.Aby Rosen, a real estate tycoon, and art collector.Edward Roski Jr., a co-owner of the Los Angeles Lakers.Ernie Moody, a video poker magnate.Rosen “was not in receipt of such an offer and he would have never taken it if he had received it,” a representative from his office said.NBC News’ attempts to obtain comments from Fitterer, Rechnitz, Roski, and Moody were unsuccessful. It is unclear whether they opted in or out of the credits.But Bonfigli said he doesn’t recommend buying a plane unless “you win a really large lottery” and can afford not to rent it out.“I don’t know about other owners and how they operate their planes, but I can tell you this: When a plane sits like that, you’re paying a fortune for it to sit,” he said. “From a business perspective, honestly, it couldn’t get any worse than owning a plane. It’s been terrible.”Cloobeck has little sympathy for jet owners who get taxpayer-subsidized benefits.“No government program is perfect, especially given the need and urgency it is designed to serve,” Cloobeck said. “But this company and these owners all know the money was not designed for them, and they have a moral, if not legal, duty to treat the country that enabled them to become so wealthy a whole lot better than this.” “Everything about this is distressing, deplorable and disgusting,” said Steven J. Cloobeck, the founder of Diamond Resorts International and a jet owner who isn’t a CLA client. “There should be serious and punitive repercussions for those at the absolute top of the food chain who abuse an emergency government rescue.”CLA’s client list includes rocker Don Henley, Sexy Brand CEO Mark Bonfigli and private equity firms the Blackstone Group and Freeman Spogli, which is owned by the finance chairman of President George W. Bush’s inaugurations and a former ambassador to Italy and San Marino, according to a list of aircraft registration numbers provided to NBC News by a source and a combination of federal and state disclosures.Christine Anderson, a spokesperson for the Blackstone Group, said the company turned down the offer to take part in the credit program. Henley declined to comment, and Freeman Spogli didn’t respond to NBC News’ requests for comment about whether it accepted the credit. But other jet owners, including Bonfigli, were eager to participate.“Oh, my God, yes,” Bonfigli said in a telephone interview Wednesday.He said paying for a plane called SexyJet to sit on the ground has been such a financial drain that he would have fired his crew by now if it weren’t for the promise of relief from Clay Lacy Aviation — and taxpayers.Bonfigli said that he plans to sell his plane, a Gulfstream GV that he said has transported the Red Hot Chili Peppers and actor Robert De Niro, among other A-listers, but that the credits from CLA’s loan may buy him time to keep renting it out until the market for private jets improves.“It would be really helpful for us to have a chance to continue to charter,” he said. “Otherwise, I think it would have to sell sooner, not later, and for a lower price, because the market is hurting. … I don’t mind the idea of selling it for a good price, but now we’d really have to lose some real money.”CLA declined to disclose the exact amount of its loan, and the two federal agencies that administer the program — the Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration, or SBA — haven’t made the information public. The company also declined to answer most questions NBC News posed over email about its operations, the reason it designed the credit system, and its clientele.But a representative of the company said: “all funds received under federal programs must and will be used in accordance with federal guidelines to save the jobs of hundreds of mechanics, flight attendants, pilots, customer service representatives, line service technicians, dispatchers, avionics technicians, and other workers.”The representative also said the company has experienced a 94 percent reduction in flights and noted that “the distribution of all funds is also subject to a federal audit.”The loan wasn’t the only money CLA got from the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which became law March 27.The Treasury Department also approved a $27 million grant to CLA on April 20. The money came from a separate CARES Act fund designed to stabilize the airline industry, and CLA’s share was the 19th largest among more than 200 aviation companies that received federal money.Clay Lacy Aviation was named for its founder, who developed air-to-air cinematography techniques for blockbuster films such as “Top Gun” and is a donor to Trump. Brian Kirkdoffer, a longtime friend and employee of Lacy’s, is the CEO and majority shareholder, according to a profile in Business Jet Traveler.‘Eye-popping’On April 3, the National Business Aviation Association, a lobbying group representing companies like CLA, held a webinar for its members in which experts discussed the access that private jet travel companies have to various new streams of federal benefits. The list included Treasury’s payroll support initiative, the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, an economic injury disaster loan fund, and a suite of tax breaks.Aviation industry insiders told NBC News that they found it inappropriate for a management company to ask for federal bailout funds from two separate federal programs, each designed to prevent layoffs, and then use them to offer credits to clients who are in such rarefied air financially.“The headline of this story should be ‘man, f— these guys,’” said an airline industry executive who asked to remain anonymous because he wasn’t authorized by his company to speak on the record.After the CARES Act became law, the Treasury Department gave multibillion-dollar rescue packages to major carriers American, Delta, United, and Southwest on April 20 and 21. In each case, the government received stock warrants in exchange for the money as part of the deals with publicly traded companies.Clay Lacy Aviation and other small charter and private jet management companies applied for and received millions of dollars from the Treasury program without having to give taxpayers shares in their businesses. In determining how much money to give eligible recipients, the Treasury Department required companies to provide data and sworn statements disclosing how much they paid in salaries, wages, benefits, and other compensation to employees. How Private Jet Owners Got A Subsidy From Coronavirus Relief FundsClay Lacy Aviation’s use of paycheck protection funds illustrates one of the many ways the wealthiest Americans have benefited from programs to help workers. May 28, 2020, 5:10 PM CDTBy Stephanie Ruhle, Jonathan Allen, and Michael CappettaNBC NEWS A California aviation management company to the elite is sharing the benefits of a taxpayer-financed loan with its private jet-owning clients after it won the loan through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to three clients and a copy of a letter announcing the plan.Congress and President Donald Trump enacted the loan program, known as PPP, to prevent workers at small businesses from being laid off during the coronavirus crisis. The company, Clay Lacy Aviation of Van Nuys, near Los Angeles, will be able to keep pilots and flight attendants employed with the money it received.But the company also decided to provide a benefit for clients who own the jets it manages, a rich set who wasn’t the target of federal coronavirus relief funds.The owners who opted in will get account credits through a formula based on the amount of the loan and the cost each owner incurs to employ crew members, according to a letter written by a top company executive that one of the clients provided to NBC News.“CLA was approved for a loan and recently received funding,” Bradford W. Wright, Clay Lacy Aviation’s chief financial officer, wrote in the letter, dated April 29. “CLA is prospectively offering aircraft owners credit for a portion of full-time payroll and employee benefit costs paid through CLA to their respective flight, cabin, and maintenance crew members during the covered period.”The crew members keep their jobs, which is a condition of the taxpayer-backed loan, and jet owners keep more of their money, which isn’t.The PPP loans were created to keep businesses afloat by providing money to pay their workers during the crisis. Legally, flight crews are employed by CLA, but it is only a “pass-through” company for the jet owners to pay the workers’ salaries. The crews are dedicated to each jet owner, who hires, fires, and sets salaries for them. Without the PPP loan, jet owners would have had the choice of continuing to pay their crews or laying them off.While the loan is only a small slice of the $650 billion-plus PPP fund — $10 million is the cap for any company — Clay Lacy Aviation’s use of it illustrates one of the many ways the wealthiest Americans have benefited from programs to help workers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail FOOTNOTE: Article written by: Stephanie Ruhle is an MSNBC anchor and senior business correspondent for NBC News, Jonathan Allen is a senior political analyst for NBC News, based in Washington. Michael Cappetta and Michael Cappetta is a producer at NBC News covering business and technology.
Man arrested for allegedly beating dog with hammer Twitter WhatsApp (Photo Supplied/South Bend Police Department) A man is in jail after he allegedly beat a dog with a hammer.South Bend Police were called to the 200 block of E. Altgeld Street for an animal cruelty incident, where they found a dog buried in snow.ABC 57 News reports the animal was rushed to a local animal clinic, but had to be euthanized.The suspect, John Hill, was arrested on a preliminary charge of Cruelty to an Animal. WhatsApp Facebook IndianaLocalNews Twitter Google+ TAGSAltgeld Streetanimal crueltydoghammerIndianaJohn HillSouth Bend By Brooklyne Beatty – February 19, 2021 2 336 Pinterest Previous articleLake County demanding payment after search for accused killerNext articleMorris Performing Arts Center, Century Center reopen their doors Brooklyne Beatty Facebook Pinterest Google+
Passengers on half of rail operators run by the Department for Transport are now eligible for improved compensation schemes when their trains are delayed by 15 minutes or more.Since Monday 1 April 2019, Greater Anglia and Greater Western Railway customers have been able to apply for Delay Repay 15 (DR15), meaning 50% of DfT operated franchises now deliver the scheme.And since Tuesday 2 April 2019 South Western Railway passengers are able to access an automated Delay Repay system, cutting the time and effort needed to claim payment for late trains.Rail Minister, Andrew Jones said: Automated Delay Repay scheme on South-Western Railways Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 Find out more about the: Delay Repay 15 (DR15) comes into force on Greater Anglia and Great Western Railway, as South-Western Railway introduces automated DR15 changes mean 50% of operators run by the department now providing DR15 part of government’s commitment to significantly improving compensation for passengers when things go wrong DR15 scheme for Greater Anglia DR15 scheme on Great Western Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 Rail media enquiries DR15 has already been introduced on GTR, South Western, West Midlands, c2c and Northern. Today’s milestone fits into the wider work announced by the Secretary of State last October to make compensation quicker and easier to claim, including rolling out Delay Repay on all operators and introducing ‘one click’ compensation on future franchises.The government has also worked with industry to introduce a new rail ombudsman, providing a free, easily accessible dispute resolution scheme for when passengers are dissatisfied with the response to their complaint.The launch of DR15 allows eligible passengers to claim money back on services delayed by 15 to 29 minutes. Previously, compensation applied only to delays of at least 30 minutes or more.Automated Delay Repay works for all customers who have bought Advance Purchase tickets from the SWR website and for Touch Smartcard season ticket holders. Ensuring reliability and punctuality for passengers is our top priority, but when things go wrong passengers must be suitably reimbursed. That’s why we’re working to introduce Delay Repay 15 on all our franchises, as well as automated ‘one-click’ compensation on future franchises. I’m delighted to see that half of DfT franchised train companies are now signed up to Delay Repay 15 schemes, which shows we are making important progress in creating a railway focused on putting the passenger first. Switchboard 0300 330 3000
The Magic Beans have not only become a staple of the Colorado music scene, but have branched out nationally in becoming one of the major up-and-coming acts in the greater jam scene today. With a headlining show at Boulder’s The Fox Theatre for the venue’s month-long 25th Anniversary celebration coming up, along with a lengthy Spring tour with support from Yak Attack and Teddy Midnight, the Beans are getting ready to release a new EP, titled ‘Common Mind’ as well. We caught up with lead guitarist and singer Scott Hachey to catch up on all things Beans….Live For Live Music: So tell us about this upcoming EP.Scott Hachey: The name of the EP is Common Mind, which is also one of the tracks on the release. For the most part, its about human nature getting in the way of everyone coming together and connecting. I think its a suitable title for the EP because the music is at its best when the band comes together in a common mindset, like we did on these tracks.L4LM: How has your sound evolved from your last couple of releases to now?SH: I’d say the sound is constantly evolving. Our last full album, Sites & Sounds, was a couple years ago and we’ve changed a lot as a band since then. We’re all growing as people and musicians everyday cause thats kinda how life goes – you just keep changing and evolving. So the music keeps maturing and we keep trying to bring in new genres and influences that we get turned onto as we write new material. We’ve been touring A LOT too so that always helps push the music.Our last release was an EP as well called The Foam, and it was a ton of fun to make. Thats definitely a more contemporary look at the current sound. We actually enjoyed the process so much, we did this new EP at the same studio and with the same team. So these two EPs will probably sound pretty congruent, like if you put them together they’d make a great full album. We’ve just been touring so much that its been hard to do a full album, so these EPs have let us get out fresh studio work to the people when we have time off from the road. They’ve also allowed us to give some road tested material the studio treatment, which is fun.L4LM: Any backstory for the single that is being released, or the EP, in general?SH: The single, “Always Cool“, is a laid back funky instrumental featuring the very featurable Nicholas Gerlach on sax as well as Matt and Mark Wilkolak on trumpet and trombone. It has a sweet hook, tight snare, and sizable bass solo near the end that is worth mentioning. It should make people feel good is our hope, and the lyrics have a positive message urging people to just listen to the music.The EP features a lot of different stuff though. From some livetronica stuff to a New Orleans-esque tune called “Love Stank.” We like to keep it fresh and embrace a lot of feels in our music. It also features the masterful work of percussionist/drummer, Will Trask, from The Runnikine on almost every track. He’s actually our ex-drummer and one of my best guys.Listen to “Always Cool” below, exclusively through Live For Live Music:L4LM: You guys are based out of Nederland/Boulder area, right? There must be plenty of inspiration derived from such natural beauty all over….SH: You know it. Colorado is full of that stuff. Our first few years as a band we strictly toured the state and lived together up in Nederland at 9000 feet. So we’re constantly wrapped up in the nature out here and its definitely inspirational. As a songwriter, I write a majority of my tunes in the outdoors. So, its natural for those themes to find their way into the lyrics and what not.Another huge inspirational part about the state is the music scene itself. We’re kind of a cultural island out here where scenes mix together a lot. Because we’re not NYC or LA, theres only so many musicians. You have a lot of guys from the jam, funk, jazz, rock, indie, grass, edm, etc scenes coming together at gigs and shows. Lots of cross pollination going on of sorts and bands rubbing off on one another. Theres so much good music out here, we’re lucky to be a part of the community in Colorado.L4LM: Being a Nederland/Boulder-based band, and being part of the The Fox Theatre’s 25th anniversary must be exciting. You have played the venue quite a bit in a short span of time.SH: Yeah, we are honestly beside ourselves about it. The Fox is super special to us and we love it, so to have them ask us to be a part of the whole thing was an honor. Felt like we got the stamp of approval or something.Our first show was actually at the Fox, 1st of 4 bands. I was working there at the time as an intern and begged the talent buyer to get us on a gig haha. We ended up bringing a good crowd and the rest is history. We’ve played there a bunch of times since and sold it out a few times as well. Celebrated our 100th and 300th shows there. Its definitely the defining venue of our band, and always will be.L4LM: It’s impressive to be on a month-long calendar’s with such Colorado juggernauts as The String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, The Motet, Big Gigantic, and more. How does that make you feel to be able to headline your own show amongst such heavyweights?SH: It’s very groovy and unreal. We’re humbled by the opportunity to represent the younger scene in Boulder. Looking at all the amazing Boulder bands that have come before us on the list and then seeing our name in there, its a life moment ya know? All those bands you listed and lots of the other ones are such big inspirations for us, and still are. Like I said earlier though, Colorado rolls as a crew and we’ve had the opportunity to work and hang with all these guys before in some regard. That’s what is great about the scene here, it’s all love and support. But seriously Big G > Motet > then Beans this weekend!?! We’re a little nervous and know we gotta bring it hard, haha.L4LM: Beanstalk is looking to be a great time this year, with performances scheduled from Fruitioin, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Theo Katzman (Vulfpeck), Tom Hamilton’s American Babies with Aron Magner, obviously multiple sets from the Beans, and more. Give us a little 4-1-1 to share with the masses.SH: This year is going to be the best one yet without a doubt. We’re very pumped on the lineup, which features some of our favorite musicians right now. And we’re back at the original location for the festival which is ideal. Things tend to get a little crazy at Beanstalk and we love it. It’s a place where our whole fanbase, friend groups, and other Colorado bands get to hang together at one festival. I feel like everyone has their separate one or two big live music journeys of the year, and Beanstalk is a place where they know the whole crew will be at together.Beanstalk Festival Announces Final Additions To 2017 LineupL4LM: And the venue is absolutely beautiful as well….SH: Most definitely! The venue, Rancho Del Rio, is a gorgeous slice of land right on the Colorado River pretty far back in the Rockies. It has a wild west vibe with trains in the distance, red mountains, and no cell service. Very freeing. You can go rafting down the river, swimming, tubing, hiking, biking, cliff jumping, hit up some hot springs. It’s a good hang.The vibe is loose and most everyone is connected in some way, shape, or form. There are always a lot of surprises as far as music goes; super groups, surprise sit-ins, guests, etc. One time Nick from Cage the Elephant showed up on Sunday before his Red Rocks gig the next day and sat in with Magic Brownies, which was a Biscuits/Beans super group with Marc Brownstein. He apparently used to live in the Biscuits rehearsal space back in the day and now he’s selling out the Rocks – so stuff like that happens and I think the loose atmosphere facilitates it.It caps at 1000, so its small and everyone can come together for events like crawfish boils, capture the flag, and a game invented last year called Mud Gun. I won’t get into that one though. Definitely a unique experience, and much cheaper than most festivals. Folks should come if they like to have fun outside with good people.SH: Well, thats my spiel… we’re starting a coast to coast tour next month so everyone check out our dates at www.magicbeansmusic.com. We’re touring with Teddy Midnight out East and Yak Attack out West on some select dates. See you all soon!L4LM: Thanks Scott! We appreciate your time. Best of luck on the road the next few weeks.Be sure to check The Magic Beans out on the road in a town near you. Full tour dates below. Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival is scheduled for June 22nd-25th at Rancho Del Rio, CO. For more information on the festival, click here.The Magic Beans Tour Dates3/18 @ The Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO3/20 @ Shakedown Street in Vail, CO3/23 @ The Historic Brown in Breckenridge, CO3/28 @ Reverb Lounge in Omaha, NE3/29 @ Turf Club in St. Paul, MN3/30 @ The Canopy Club in Urbana, IL3/31 @ Martyr’s in Chicago, IL4/01 @ The Stache at the Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI4/02 @ Woodlands Tavern in Columbus, OH4/04 @ Iron Works in Buffalo, NY *4/06 @ Funk n Waffles in Syracuse, NY *4/07 @ The Hollow in Albany, NY *4/08 @ Nectar’s in Burlington, VT *4/09 @ Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME *4/11 @ The Outer Space in Hamden, CT *4/12 @ Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ *4/13 @ Silk City in Philadelphia, PA *4/14 @ The Hall at MP in Brooklyn, NY4/15 @ 8×10 in Baltimore, MD *4/26 @ The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA **4/27 @ Boom Boom Room in San Francisco, CA **4/28 @ Crazy Horse Saloon in Nevada City, NV4/29 @ Crystal Bay Casino in Crystal Bay, NV5/03 @ Volcanic Theatre in Bend, OR5/04 @ HiFi Music Hall in Eugene, OR **5/07 @ The Sunset in Seattle, WA6/22-6/25 @ Beanstalk Music & Mountains Festival in Bond, CO* w/ Teddy Midnight** w/ Yak Attack
Dark Star Orchestra is holding their seventh annual Dark Star Jubilee Festival this coming Memorial Day weekend, from May 25-27, at Legend Valley, in Thornville, Ohio. Back in 1993, the venue was known as Buckeye Lake Music Center, and on June 11, the Grateful Dead performed there. Nearly 25 years to the date, and at the same location, Dark Star Orchestra will recreate the original band’s set during one of the nights at The Jubilee.In addition to three full, two-set Dark Star Orchestra shows, The Jubilee will see performances from Los Lobos, Hot Tuna (2 sets: acoustic & electric), The Infamous Stringdusters, Melvin Seals & DSO performing a JGB set, The Nth Power, California Kind, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Jeff Mattson & Friends, The Lil Smokies, Holly Bowling, Dino English Quintet, Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads, and Kitchen Dwellers. Check out the newly announced schedule below.Advance GA & VIP tickets are available now via the event website. Discounted Tier 2 GA & VIP tickets are available until Midnight, Tuesday, May 1, after which tickets jump up to the next pricing level.Check out the Grateful Dead’s 1993 setlist below, which Dark Star Orchestra will recreate in June, as well as a smoking second set performance from DSO on 5/9/13 at The Capitol Theatre.Setlist: Grateful Dead | Buckeye Lake Music Center | Thornville, OH | 6/11/93I: Jack Straw, Foolish Heart, The Same Thing, Lazy River Road, Tom Thumb’s Blues, Masterpiece, So Many Roads, Promised LandII: Eyes of the World, Playin’ in the Band, Uncle John’s Band, Corina, drums, The Wheel, All Along the Watchtower, Black Peter, Sugar MagnoliaE: Brokedown Palace[Video: Dark Star Orchestra]
On 17 June, submarines from Peru, Brazil, and the United States participated in military maneuvers in Peruvian deep-sea waters as part of the celebrations marking the centennial of the creation of the Peruvian Submarine Force, the Navy announced. The naval units, accompanied by four corvettes and five missile frigates, two landing ships, and airplanes, participated in a naval review off San Lorenzo Island, off the coast of the department of Lima. The U.S. Navy’s USS Topeka SSN-754 submarine and the Brazilian Navy’s Timbira S-32 submarine were the invited guests of the Peruvian Navy. The military event was presided over by Peruvian Defense Minister Jaime Thorne together with Rear Adm. Víctor Pomar, who exercised operational and tactical control over the maneuvers and the naval review on the high seas. The Peruvian Navy’s Submarine Force was created on 19 August 1911 and is considered the South American pioneer. By Dialogo June 21, 2011
I constantly emphasize that the motive for coming is not accommodation, but quality, diverse and authentic content of the tourist destination.Exactly in Dubrovnik and Konavle from 2 to 9 October 2017 will be held a new quality and interesting tourist content and story – Dubrovnik & Konavle Walking FestivalThe Dubrovnik Hiking Festival is primarily intended to show a different face of Dubrovnik, away from the crowds, focused on local tastes and trails, with a sense of freedom, tranquility and belonging to nature. Fertile Konavle fields, picturesque villages, hiking trails, the old railway, vineyards, wineries and local households await tourists in a unique program designed for everyone – from absolute beginners to advanced mountaineers.”We want to show the secret places that are mostly known among the locals in a sustainable form of active program to discover the unique food and wine of the region. With the festival we try to prove that this period, from August to July and August, is the best time to visit Dubrovnik. At the end of this festival, we guarantee that we will all come to the same conclusion – Dubrovnik is much more than stone walls and a popular summer destination.”Points out Zoran Ateljevic, one of the organizers.This image and experience is rememberedRural households, authentic gastronomy, culture, tradition, heritage… are part of this unique tourist story, all with the main focus on authenticity. Everything that is not written in tourist brochures, and the locals know, and that is exactly the story we have to tell – our authentic story combined with a superb, ie unforgettable experience. We remember the experiences from our travels, and as the motive of the trip is to get to know and experience a new and authentic way and culture of living, it must be an imperative of our tourism. That is the essence of tourism.Let us respect ourselves, our tradition, heritage, culture, identity so that others can respect us, and let us be what we are – Croats. All of our amazing authentic stories and diversity I have to pack nicely into a rounded tourist product and tell the story. This is the whole philosophy and paradigm of tourism. Yes, it’s that simple.Also, we should praise the excellent quality video, which is certainly a lure and a real motive for coming, in addition to excellent shots, it presents what we are – our story. This is the best possible pattern of how to organize all other festivals, events and tours, because tourists want to experience, see, taste… – our authentic story. Then why would they travel hundreds of miles if we sell them what they have at home?Content, content and only quality and primarily authentic content is the essence of tourism. These are the real ambassadors of our tourism and such tourist stories should be promoted and co-financed because this is the best platform on how to be our main tourist product, and not mass tourism, form and be copies of others.So simple, yet ingenious. Tourism is emotions, experiences and stories. Let’s tell stories, our authentic stories.More details about Dubrovnik & Konavle Walking Festival and how to apply can be found here
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says French midfielder Paul Pogba has been out of action for so long he faces a real challenge to get fully fit and back in the team.Pogba, whose future at the club has been the subject of much speculation, is still recovering from an ankle injury that has restricted him to eight United appearances this season. He last featured in a 4-1 win over Newcastle United on Boxing Day.”Paul knows he has to work hard to get back to his best,” Solskjaer told British media. “He has been out now for so long now, it’s a challenge to get back into shape.” Pogba was not part of the United group that spent the mid-season break at a training camp in Spain but Solskjaer confirmed the 26-year-old was given permission to do his recovery work somewhere else.”He’s taken off his cast and started running on the treadmill now, so he’s getting closer,” said the Norwegian.When asked if Pogba would play for the club again he added: “Well of course, I’d like to say that as soon as he gets fit, he’ll be good enough to play for the team. I’m sure Paul’s desperate to play for us again.”United, who are ninth in the Premier League, trail fourth-placed Chelsea by six points with the clubs meeting at Stamford Bridge later on Monday.Topics :