Joe Russo’s Almost Dead‘s weekly RAD Tracks Thursday video series is the gift that keeps on giving! This week, for the series’ 68th installment, the band has released pro-shot footage of “Here Comes Sunshine”, complete with a trippy lead-in improv jam, from their July 2nd show at Belly Up in Aspen, CO. Watch the performance (and the crazy projection light show that accompanied it) in the video below:Jam Cruise also continued the steady release of professional videos from their 2016 voyage this week with a video of Russo and company performing “Viola Lee Blues” on the boat’s pool deck on January 6th. Check it out here:The band is currently firing on all cylinders coming off two of their largest shows ever at last weekend’s Lockn’ Festival and has a number of shows booked for the remainder of this year, including a three-night run on their home floor, Brooklyn Bowl, from Thursday, October 6th to Saturday, October 8th.
PGGMNetherlands242 Caisse de dépôt et placement du QuébecCanada235.12 Public Sector Pension Investment BoardCanada135.6 New Zealand Superannuation FundNew Zealand25.9 Khazanah Nasional BerhadMalaysia37.7 ATPDenmark118.9 Ontario Teachers’ Pension PlanCanada139.3 Adrian Orr, CEO of New Zealand’s $25.9bn Superannuation Fund and chair of the International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds, said: “For stewards of long-term capital, like sovereign wealth and government pension funds, the question was not whether they could afford to invest responsibly but rather, whether they could afford not to.“No sensible asset allocator would knowingly invest in companies that pollute the environment, exploit labour or operate unethically, behaviour [that is] certain to destroy value over the long term.”The Bretton Woods II concept, known as the Responsible Asset Allocator Initiative, was developed in partnership with the Global Development Incubator, Dalberg, and the Fletcher School at Tufts in the US.The funds were ranked according to 10 criteria, including disclosure of ESG and related objectives, integration of these across the portfolio, implementation of strategies and benchmarks, commitment of resources, accountability, and partnerships with other investors and businesses.Responsible Asset Allocators: Top 25 (alphabetically listed)Source: New America/Bretton Woods IIFUND NAMECOUNTRYAUM ($bn) British Columbia Investment Management CorpCanada107.5 California Public Employees’ Retirement SystemUSA331.9 APGNetherlands531.76 ERAFPFrance26 Alberta Investment Management CorpCanada95.7 Canada Pension Plan Investment BoardCanada251.3 Public Investment CorpSouth Africa137.86 Caisse des Dépôts et ConsignationsFrance231.2 Some of Europe’s largest pension funds have been included in a new list of the world’s most responsible allocators.APG from the Netherlands (the asset manager for the €356bn ABP pension fund), Denmark’s PKA, the Irish Strategic Investment Fund, and France’s ERAFP were all named on the list, produced by US think-tank New America as part of its “Bretton Woods II” work on responsible investment. Collectively, the funds on what is known as the Bretton Wood II Leaders List manage $4.9trn (€4.2trn) in assets. They were distilled from an original pool of 300 sovereign wealth funds and large pension schemes.“A 1% allocation of total assets to sustainable investments in the developing world would be equal to twice as much as all loans and financial services extended to developing countries by the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development in 2016,” said Tomicah Tillemann, director of the Bretton Woods II programme at New America. United Nations Joint Staff Pension FundGlobal60.33 Temasek HoldingsSingapore202.2 Ireland Strategic Investment FundIreland10 Government Pension Fund – GlobalNorway980.82 PKADenmark40.14 PREVIBrazil74 National Pension ServiceSouth Korea521.8 New York State Common Retirement FundUSA192 Commonwealth Superannuation CorpAustralia30.2 AP FundsSweden195
Washington D.C.— Congressman Luke Messer is working on a measure to protect victims of sexual assault and harassment in Congress.The proposal would release all staff from current non-disclosure agreements involving a sexual assault settlement with a member of Congress. Further, future non-disclosure agreements would be prohibited.Multiple media outlets have reported the government has paid more than $17 million in tax payer dollars in the last 20 years to settle sexual harassment claims.Messer’s proposal to help veterans impacted by the closure of ITT Tech has been passed by the Senate and is headed to the desk of the President.The Takano-Messer proposal is part of the Harry Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, which improves and modernizes several aspects of the GI Bill.“This is a huge win for our veterans. Not only does this bill expand GI Bill benefits for our military families, it helps the thousands of veterans who unfairly lost their benefits when ITT Tech closed,” Messer said. “Our military men and women earn their GI Bill benefits serving and defending our country. It is our duty to honor that commitment, and ensure our veterans get every chance to succeed.”
MANDAN, N.D. (July 8) – After gaining the lead on the 10th circuit, Hank Berry led to the finish of Friday’s Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature at Dacotah Speedway.Josh Rogotski grabbed the initial lead but later got too high off turn four, allowing Tim Perkins and Berry to slip by. They raced side by side for the lead until Berry completed the pass on lap 10.Berry started to pull away as Spencer Wilson passed Rogotski for third, bringing Ricky Thornton Jr. with him. Wilson and Thornton caught Perkins for second and passed him with five to go.Perkins fell into the clutches of Shawn Strand and Cody Laney. Perkins couldn’t hang on and finished sixth behind Laney.Strand, who started 16th, finished fourth. Thornton passed Wilson at the finish line to finish second.Josh Roehrich won the time-shortened feature for Mach-1 Sport Compacts.
A Wendy’s employee in Florida was fired after a video of him bathing in the restaurants sink went viral.By Friday, the video had more than 700,000 views on Facebook and more than 13,000 shares.In the video, the man is seen with no shirt or shoes, climbing into the sink filled with bubbles as the person recording the video, and others seemingly encourage him.“Take a bath, take a bath, get in there,” someone in the background said.”It’s warm, turn the jets on,” the man said as he covered himself with soap.The viral video sparked outrage as many took to Facebook write poor reviews about the Milton Wendy’s.Watch the full video below.
Odell Beckham Jr. injury update: Browns wideout (hip) say’s he’ll be ready Week 1 That tone certainly makes the Raiders organization feel better than Brown’s “#paidinfull” post from earlier this week.Brown has reached a compromise with the NFL allowing him to use the helmet model he likes (the Schutt AiR Advantage) if he can find one made within the past 10 years. He sent out a cry for help on Twitter and seems to have a handful of options with the regular season approaching. Related News Antonio Brown looks comfortable running routes, and finishing with a dunk over the crossbar. pic.twitter.com/vTJdi1tlJw— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) August 15, 2019Raiders coach Jon Gruden, who admitted the team has gone through “a strange, strange couple weeks” with its new star wide receiver, said the helmet Brown wore before Thursday’s game against Arizona was legal and that he looks forward to getting Brown fully integrated with the team.”We weathered the storm. It’s great to see him out there with his teammates and he appears to be in great spirits and like he’s ready to get going,” Gruden said. “This Antonio Brown, I’m excited about him.”Though Brown was in uniform Thursday, he only participated in pregame routes. Andrew Luck injury update: Colts QB could be ready for season opener, report says “I’m still trying helmets right now,” he said Thursday. “As long as they’re league-certified, those are the helmets I’m trying out, and I’m trying out what I have. A lot of great fans sent in a lot of great helmets.“I’m still working with the NFL to make sure everything’s legal. I’m just excited to move forward and be here with my teammates and achieve our shared goals and get everything we deserve.” Story of Kyler Murray’s second appearance was false starts? Everyone was shocked to hear Antonio Brown was willing to retire if he couldn’t wear his preferred helmet. And by saying “everyone” — that includes Brown, who denied the notion Thursday.“I’m like, ‘Where did you get that from?’ ” Brown told reporters after the Raiders’ 33-26 win over the Cardinals. “I never said that. … Who made that up? Why would I retire? I’ve got a beautiful career. I’m healthy. I love to play the game. Obviously, I inspire people with the way I play the game. I’m grateful to play, and I’m excited to put on this uniform.”
Culpepper, replacing injured rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford, was 23 of 37 for 282 yards and 1 touchdown along with 44 yards rushing on 3 carries as he kept the Lions in the game despite being sacked seven times. Running back Kevin Smith was held in check gaining only 54 yards on 20 carries.Ben Roethlisberger had another brilliant game as he was 23 of 30 for 277 yards 3 touchdowns and 1 interception that went for a touchdown. He engineered a great drive after the interception was run back for a touchdown that culminated with a brilliant catch and dive over the end zone by Hines Ward for his first touchdown of the season. One thing the Steelers have reversed is their effectiveness in the red zone; they were three for three against the Lions moving their record up to a brilliant 8 of 8 so far this season.Rashard Mendenhall had another outstanding game on the ground with 77 yards on just 15 carries and one touchdown. The low number of carries was primarily because the Lions were able to keep the ball on offense far longer than the Steelers, 32 plus minutes to 26 plus minutes. Ward, despite not getting the ball thrown to him after being wide open several times, finished with 7 catches for 85 yards and his first touchdown. Rookie Mike Wallace again was impressive with 54 yards on just 2 catches, even though he dropped a sure touchdown and Roethlisberger missed him on another sure touchdown. Heath Miller continued his outstanding play with 54 yards and a touchdown on 5 catches, and Santonio Holmes had 50 yards on 4 receptions. One impressive part of the passing game was the 5 receptions from the backfield which is an indication the Steelers have quietly changed their offensive philosophy of not passing to the backs and tight ends to including them in the fun. This diversifies the offense a lot more, making it even tougher for the defense to defend. Mewelde Moore had 3 receptions for 20 yards and Mendenhall had 2 for 16 yards.Now they face a team that is actually worse than the Lions, Cleveland at Heinz Field, Oct. 16. The Browns ,in a game between have nots last Sunday picked up their first win 6-3 over the Buffalo Bills. They did it primarily on the ground as Jamal Lewis rushed for 117 yards on 31 carries, while quarterback Derek Anderson had one of the worst passing performances in NFL history. He was 2 of 17 for 23 yards and one interception, but for some strange reason he played the entire game. There was absolutely nothing exciting about this game as the Browns pulled it out in the fourth quarter sparing the fans the punishment of an overtime period.The most exciting game of the day was between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens. The Bengals took sole possession of first place in the AFC North with a 17-14 victory pulling their record to 4-1 while dropping the Ravens into a second place tie with the Steelers at 4-2. Once again the Bengals had a very balanced attack offensively while holding the Ravens offense in check. Carson Palmer was 18 of 31 for 271 yards and one touchdown, while Cedric Benson became the first runner to gain over 100 yards against the Ravens in 40 games with 120 yards on 27 carries with one touchdown. The wide receivers were also impressive as Chad Ochocinco had 7 catches for 94 yards and Chris Henry had 92 yards with only 2 catches.Some surprising stats; the end of week 5 shows Roethlisberger leading the NFL in passing percentage at 74 percent, second to Peyton Manning, 1645, in yards with 1470. And with all the hoopla over the great wide receivers in the league in which Ward is rarely mentioned, he is fourth in yards with 440 behind Steve Smith from the New York Giants, 481, Reggie Wayne, 459, and Dallas Clark, 441. In receptions he’s third behind Smith, 37, and Clark, 34, with 33. It has become the norm. The Steelers play to their opponent. They jump off to big leads, playing like Super Bowl champs in the first half then, to make the game more exciting I guess, let their opponent back into the game in the second half, particular the fourth quarter. Now the question is, how will they keep the game against the 1-4 Cleveland Browns close or exciting? This was again the case Sunday as they played the lowly Detroit Lions who were winless last season and 1-4 this season. After jumping off to a 21-13 halftime lead, and a 28-13 lead going into the fourth quarter, it appeared they would more than make up the 10 point margin they were picked to win by. But instead went scoreless in the fourth while veteran quarterback Duante Culpepper led the Lions to one score in the fourth quarter and was moving them in for a second score before the defense decided they had enough and began to play Steelers football. During the final minutes of the drive the defense sacked Culpepper three times for huge loses thus killing the comeback and preserving the victory for the Steelers. AIRBORNE—Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Ike Taylor (24) flies over teammates Ryan Mundy (29) and Ryan Clark (25) and into the end zone while breaking up a pass for Detroit Lions wide receivers, including Bryant Johnson (80), during the fourth quarter in Detroit, Oct. 11.
Facebook16Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Farmers MarketOn Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. our community will gather at the Olympia Farmers Market to celebrate the annual Berry Harvest season. Our local berry season is a spectacular procession of berry crops that thrive in the Pacific Northwest! And, when the harvests end all too quickly, we must wait the better part of a year to experience fresh, local berries again. To celebrate this long-awaited harvest, the Olympia Farmers Market partners with local farms and businesses to host a day ‘jam’ packed with activity and tasty treats for all ages!Burnt Ridge Orchard & Nursery will teach a workshop at the Berry Harvest Festival. Photo courtesy: Olympia Farmers MarketHelp us spread the word! For the first time, the Market will host a series of short workshops to inspire your connection with the world of local berries!11-11:30 a.m. – Story Time in the Garden with TRL. ‘Berry’ fun music, movement, and books for the whole family.12-12:30 p.m. – Helping Pollinators with Olympia Beekeepers Association. Learn how to identify local pollinators & help them thrive in your backyard.1-1:30 p.m. – Soil Testing for Success with Thurston Conservation District. Learn best practices for soil sampling, interpreting test results, & improving your soils. Bring your soil sample to be tested by TCD’s soil specialists! (Cost $25 cash or check; Testing occurs offsite and includes individualized interpretation report from TCD Staff)2-2:30 p.m. – Growing Berries with Burnt Ridge Orchard & Nursery. Join renowned grower and educator, Michael Dolan to learn how to plant, tend, and harvest berry crops that grow best in our area. Plants available for purchase.Did you know the Berry Harvest Celebration is a fundraiser for the Market’s Farm to Table Holiday Food Drive? Every year, we hand-craft and sell servings of the famous Market Berry Shortcake, and we commit all proceeds to the Holiday Food Drive. In partnership with local organizations that help families in need, we deliver Market sourced meal boxes during the holiday season. Through this program, we can support local farms and provide local families with fresh, nutritious food around the holiday season!Olympia Farmers Market vendor, Johnson Berry Farms, will sell berries and jam. Photo courtesy: Olympia Farmers MarketOf course, fresh berries will abound! Local berry farmers will bring a stunning array of the freshest berry selections of the season! Market-wide, our vendors and restaurants will WOW visitors with berry foods and products sourced fresh and local – straight from the nearest farms to our customers. Visitors also have their choice of vendors who can expertly help them to select berry plants for purchase and planting.Enjoy live entertainment from 10am-2pm. Apple Tree Production takes the Market Stage at 10 am. This children’s theatre group will charm all ages with song and dance that invites audience members to join in the fun! How Short Jazz takes the Market Stage 11-2, with swing inspired standards that set the soul and feet to tapping.Plus, Slow Foods Berry recipe demos and sampling, play Market Bingo & win prizes with Friends of the Farmers Market, and so much more!!WHO: Olympia Farmers MarketWHAT: Annual Berry Harvest CelebrationWHEN: Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.WHERE: The Olympia Farmers Market, 700 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501