Funk powerhouse Turkuaz entered 2018 in style with their annual New Year’s Eve celebration, The Ball Drop! The fan-favorite Brooklyn funk act celebrated New Year’s Eve with fellow funksters, Pimps Of Joytime, with a special performance in Baltimore, Maryland at Rams Head Live on Sunday night. The band played a scorching set to a packed crowd, featuring an exciting mix of originals and covers, including Sly & The Family Stone‘s “Babies Makin’ Babies”, Hot Chocolate‘s “Everyone’s A Winner”, The Bar-Kays‘ “Holy Ghost”, and a new cover of Paul McCartney & Wings‘ “Jet”.Greensky Bluegrass Announce 2 Nights At Red Rocks With Turkuaz & California HoneydropsNow entering 2018, the band is about to jump right into Winter Tour starting with a run of dates leading them into Jam Cruise and hitting some Northeast cities. The second leg of the tour begins with a trek through Colorado and the Pacific Northwest that will include numerous ski towns before heading down the West Coast and ending with two shows opening for Galactic in SF and LA. Dates and ticket info can be found on the band’s website.Watch Turkuaz perform “Jet” by Paul McCartney & Wings on New Year’s Eve below:Check out the setlist below, as well as a full photo gallery from Jim Houle Photography.Setlist: Turkuaz | Rams Head Live | Baltimore, MD | 12/31/17Chatte Lunatique, Percy Thrills The Moondog, Nightswimming, If I Ever Fall Asleep, Babies Makin’ Babies*, On the Run, Everyone’s A Winner^, Lookin’ Tough, Feelin’ Good, European Festivity Nightmare, 20 Dollar Bill, Auld Lang Syne, King Computer, Coast To Coast, Tip Toe Through the Crypto, Jet**, The, Generator, Holy Ghost^^, Future 86, Bubba SlideEncore: Monkey Fingers* Sly & the Family Stone Cover^ Hot Chocolate Cover** Paul McCartney & Wings Cover^^ The Bar-Kays CoverTurkuaz | Rams Head Live | Baltimore, MD | 12/31/17 | Photos by Jim Houle Photography Photo: Jim Houle Load remaining images
continue reading » The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy-setting arm, begins a two-day meeting today, which is not expected to end with a rate hike.The committee last raised the federal funds target rate to the current range of 2.25 to 2.5 percent at the end of its December meeting, the fourth rate hike of 2018.Following its March meeting, the committee indicated that the current range is expected to remain the same in 2019 and that only one rate hike will be in made in the next two years. NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long, has previously predicted that the likelihood of an interest rate hike in 2019 is minimal. In addition, most economists agree that the Fed will hold at the current rate through 2020, according to a new Bloomberg survey. The Federal Reserve ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
National regulation requiring disclosure of material climate risks should be a priority for the G20, according to major European and US pension funds and other institutional investors with more than $13trn (€11.5trn) in assets under management. The recommendation is one of several that the group of investors, which include the $293bn California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and major European asset owners such as the Swedish buffer funds, €183bn Dutch asset manager PGGM and the UK’s £50bn (€68bn) Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), have set out in a climate change-focused letter to the governments of the world’s 20 largest economies (G20).Citing the landmark agreement reached at the UN climate change conference (COP21) in Paris in December 2015, the investors said that significant investment is needed to achieve the goals of the Paris agreement and that governments “have a responsibility to work with the private sector” to ensure this is catalysed.To that end, according to the investor group, the G20 should, among other steps, “prioritise rulemaking by national financial regulators to require disclosure of material climate risks”. They cited the work being done by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), and asked the G20 to consider the task force’s recommendations, due in December 2016, “as inputs towards any rulemaking” by national financial regulators.The TCFD is developing a framework for voluntary climate-related financial disclosure by companies, and is due to present a final report for consultation by the end of December.In their letter, the investors also called for the G20 to “support a doubling of global investment in clean energy by 2020”, saying the private sector needs policy support to achieve this goal, and for the governments to implement previously issued investor recommendations for action such as the introduction of “stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing” and the phasing out of subsidies for fossil fuels.The letter, which was co-sponsored by investor organisations such as the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the Institutional Investor Network on Climate Change (IIGCC), comes in the lead-up to a summit of G20 leaders in Hangzhou, China, in early September.The investors also want to see “green finance” on the agenda of the summit, specifically conclusions drawn by the G20’s green finance study group.“We request that the green finance agenda be taken forward by future G20 presidencies,” the letter states.It comes after the UK’s Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) earlier this week announced it has signed a letter to the G20, urging the governments to phase out fossil fuel subsidies.
The 2012 Medical Errors Report released by the Indiana State Department of Health shows the number of serious bed sores acquired after admission into the hospital decreased from 41 in 2011 to 30 in 2012.Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, have been the most reported incident six of the seven years the report has been compiled and average 30 incidents a year.100 medical errors were reported in 2012, the same number reported in 2011.The other most frequent medical errors last year were 19 incidents of a foreign object in a patient after surgery, 15 surgeries reported on the wrong body part and 14 falls resulting in death or serious disability.“Medical errors are serious and preventable,” said State Health Commissioner William VanNess II, MD. “I hope this report serves as a call to action to health care providers around the state to be even more vigilant in their attention to detail when caring for patients.”As a result of the 2012 meningitis outbreak which was linked to a compounding pharmacy, incidents of death or serious disability associated with contaminated drugs showed a significant increase in the report. Seven of those incidents were reported in 2012, all occurring in an ambulatory surgery center.
ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Share Submit Share Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Seven on-course bookmakers are having their gambling licences reviewed by the UK Gambling Commission after it was found they had allowed a 16-year old to place a bet at this year’s Royal Ascot.Following numerous age verification checks carried out between the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, supported by the Gambling Commission and Trading Standards, seven of the 17 tested operators allowed a minor to place a £5 bet. Richard Watson, Commission Executive Director, commented on the news: “These licence reviews show how strongly we feel about underage gambling.“Every single gambling business must protect children from gambling but the on course bookmakers results have remained unacceptable.”The news places further pressure on the on-course sector to ensure that it is thoroughly carrying out age verification checks. Watson added: “Despite various educational attempts to raise standards, by ourselves and the trade bodies, the on-course sector has historically performed poorly in both underage gambling test purchase exercises and Think 21 testing.“Pass rates have failed to meet the standards expected and the sector has consistently performed to levels below those we see in other gambling and age restricted products. By way of example, over the past four years, the on-course sector has a pass rate of around 35% for Think 21 testing.“We welcome the positive initiated by the local authority and the racecourse to raise standards in the gambling industry.”