Panelists include: Dolph Ramseur, Paul Lohr, Jim Avett, Jessica Tomasin, Gregg McCraw, Eric Knapp, Mike Kitchen, Tim Scott, Jr.; Leah Ross, Kevin Hopkins, Keith Richards, Ellie Schwarz, Benton Wharton, Jim Mallonee and more. Wayne Martin, Sara Colée, Garret Woodward, Chris Garges, Jason Bieler, Leo Solis, Dane Page, Jason JetPlane, and Tony Arreaza. August 3 – 4, 2019. Whitewater Center has created a new festival that aims to highlight, celebrate, and support the Charlotte music industry and community. Confluence is part festival, part conference, and part platform. It will feature two days of live performances and panel discussions covering a range of topics from Artist Development to the Economics of live shows with local, regional, and national professionals and advocates in these areas. Artists include: RevelWood Mission, DownTown Abbey & The Echoes, Emily Sage, The Hawthornes, Junior Astronomers, Chócala, Sinners & Saints, The XMen, Cyanca, Jason Scavone, Jason JetPlane, Dexter Jordan, Jim Avett and David Childers, Orquesta Mayor, The Mike Strauss Band, Dane Page, Tony Eltora, Akita, and Lovell Bradford.. WHAT: Photo Courtesy of The U.S. National Whitewater Center About Paul Lohr: Owner and Founder of independent label Ramseur Records and current manager of The Avett Brothers, Bombadil, David Childers, and Samantha Crain. Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28214 WHERE: With a spotlight on local musicians, Confluence aims to be a resource to all artists and musicians, promoters, producers, venue operators, and the public regardless of locale, while aiding in the development of Charlotte’s music identity. Photo Courtesy of The U.S. National Whitewater Center Free to attend. Panel discussions require registration (free) due to limited seating capacity. Register HERE. WHEN: About Dolph Ramseur: President and owner of New Frontier Touring with a roster of 85+ bands and artists including The Avett Brothers, Highly Suspect, Rodney Crowell, Reckless Kelly, and DeVotchKa. PRICE: Above Photo Courtesy of The U.S. National Whitewater Center WHO:
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York First District Court in Hempstead was evacuated for a bomb scare on Monday (NYS Unified Court System).Judges, lawyers, court officers and defendants were evacuated from Nassau County’s criminal courthouse in Hempstead following a bomb threat on Monday morning, authorities said.Hempstead village police said the threat was reported at First District Court on Main Street shortly after 9 a.m. No explosives were apparently found in the building following a search.“We are working towards minimizing disruption and restoring court services,” Daniel Bagnuola, a court spokesman, said in a statement. “The safety of the public and staff is our top priority.”He said the evacuation was over about an hour later when court staffers and visitors were being allowed back inside.
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger’s letter to House and Senate leaders on Thursday exposing merchants’ ploy behind their request for a delay in the EMV liability shift coming in October was highlighted in The Wall Street Journal.WSJ noted that Berger, in his letters, urged lawmakers to support “strong data safekeeping standards” for merchants and retailers.Berger called the request to delay implementation of EMV from the Food Marketing Institute “smoke and mirrors.” He urged Congress not to be taken in by retailer groups’ “unscrupulous tactics and falsehoods.”FMI’s request is “remarkable,” he wrote, given the growing number of merchant data breaches and lawmakers’ and regulators’ intense interest in this issue. He also reiterated findings of a NAFCU Economic & CU Monitor survey showing credit unions spent, on average, $226,000 and 1,600 hours last year on debit and credit card fraud issues arising from retailer data breaches.NAFCU was the first financial trade organization to call for national data security standards for retailers in the wake of the massive Target breach. It continues to push for legislative action. continue reading »
9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When standing in front of the payment terminal at the checkout line, the payment method chosen (credit, debit, cash, PayPal, check, etc.) really depends on the location and context of the transaction. In a study of 1000 consumers who carry both a credit card and a debit card, TSYS, a leading merchant payments processor, uncovered some consumer trends which can be anecdotally witnessed when in the checkout line. When shopping at a supermarket, 50% reach first for a debit card, while only 31% reach for a credit card.Debit cards for everyday expensesThere are probably as many reasons for this first choice as there are shoppers: there’s a widely-held feeling that one shouldn’t pay later for groceries to be eaten today; it may be habit – it wasn’t long ago we all used cash or wrote a check to buy groceries – these two sources have given way to debit usage; there’s also a general consensus that using a debit card helps a cardholder manage personal budgets for “everyday expenses” such as groceries and gas. continue reading »
A total 29 suburbs in Brisbane were named among those to watch for price growth in 2019. #snapbrisbane Picture: AAP Image/Jono Searle.These are the suburbs to watch in Brisbane in 2019, where a window of opportunity exists to get in ahead of demand driving prices up. The list, compiled via the Price Predictor Index by Hotspotting’s Terry Ryder, tracks increases in sales demand — which is generally considered to be a precursor to increased prices.“This precedes the price reaction,” Mr Ryder told The Courier-Mail. “Where there are sales increasing, prices will follow eventually.” For buyers, rising demand can be a handy early warning system, particularly if suburbs they are interested in are on the list of those seeing steady rises.“It’s a chance to buy in areas that are rising before prices really take off,” he said.The Moreton Bay region was still the top market in Greater Brisbane in terms of rising suburbs — with seven on the list including Kippa-Ring which also made the national top 50 list. 29 suburbs to watch in Brisbane in 2019: Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Opening of Howard Smith Wharves precinct parklands and Cliff-face lift in inner Brisbane. Picture: Liam Kidston.“Brisbane has definitely lagged because it hasn’t had the same drivers that Sydney and Melbourne have had. I do expect Brisbane in the coming year to be stronger than it has been.”“We’re seeing that big infrastructure spend, population growth data is favourable as well, with Queensland now the number one state for net gains for interstate migration — and 90 per cent of that goes to SEQ. Those are all things falling into line for a rise.” (Alphabetical order) Suburb/Municipality/Dwelling Type/Current Median PriceAlbany Creek Moreton Bay H 585,000Alexandra Hills Redland H 470,000Annerley Brisbane-south H 720,000Bald Hills Brisbane-north H 440,000Banksia Beach Moreton Bay H 560,000Bethania Logan H 365,000Burpengary Moreton Bay H 465,000Camira Ipswich H 407,000Cleveland Redland H 620,000More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoClontarf Moreton Bay H 445,000Corinda Brisbane-south H 745,000Eatons Hill Moreton Bay H 600,000Geebung Brisbane-north H 545,000Gordon Park Brisbane-north H 845,000Graceville Brisbane-west H 905,000Indooroopilly Brisbane-west H 905,000Indooroopilly Brisbane-west U 475,000Kenmore Brisbane-west H 700,000Kippa Ring Moreton Bay H 430,000Logan Reserve Logan H 410,000Mansfield Brisbane-south H 680,000Mt Cotton Redland H 550,000Ormiston Redland H 680,000Redcliffe Moreton Bay H 440,000Redcliffe Moreton Bay U 415,000Stafford Heights Brisbane-north H 605,000Sunnybank Hills Brisbane-south H 680,000Tarragindi Brisbane-south H 775,000Tingalpa Brisbane-east H 555,000Wakerley Brisbane-east H 755,000Wynnum West Brisbane-east H 540,000 (Source: The Price Predictor Index) Brisbane is becoming a haven for cyclists with more appearing across the suburbs as infrastructure improves. Picture: Bruce LongThe Brisbane-south region came in second with five rising suburbs, followed by Brisbane-north and Redland City, both with four growth suburbs, while there were just two rising suburbs in Logan City.Graceville and Indooroopilly were named along with Kippa-Ring as the top three suburbs in Brisbane.“The whole premise is there is a time lag from when sales activity rises and prices go up,” Mr Ryder said.“If you are already in an area where sales activity is picking up strongly, well that’s good because you are ahead of the strong price rises.”Mr Ryder expects improvements in the Queensland economy including rising infrastructure spending — much of which was focused on inner Brisbane — to have a strong positive effect on the housing market.
From left, Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey-Cole, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, USA’s Justin Gatlin, and Jamaica’s Nickel Ashmeade compete in the Men’s 100-meter final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) by Pat GrahamAP Sports Writer MOSCOW (AP) — His legs were hurting, the rain was pouring and he was trailing late in the race.Doesn’t matter. This is Usain Bolt.And nothing gets in the way of him and first place, especially when he’s driven as he was Sunday night in the 100-meter final at the world championships.Bolt blew by Justin Gatlin with about 30 meters to go and never glanced back. He also didn’t even crack a smile when he crossed the finish line because this took a lot more work than the world’s fastest sprinter usually needs.Gatlin was second and Bolt’s Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter took third.Of all Bolt’s titles, this one will have a special meaning, considering he false-started two years ago in the final to lose his crown.Now, it’s his again.“It’s always great to get back your title,” said Bolt, who won in 9.77 seconds. “I’m happy with myself I got it done.”Like Bolt, Brittney Reese and Ashton Eaton were just as dominant. Reese won her third straight long jump gold, while Eaton now owns the world and Olympic decathlon titles.Many of Bolt’s top rivals were missing. Gone were Tyson Gay (doping offense) and Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake, who was the reigning champion but skipped the worlds because of an injured hamstring.Shortly after the race, Bolt sauntered around the track with his country’s flag tied around his neck like a cape. These days, he has to be the Superman of his sport. Given all the recent doping scandals, track needs someone to save the day.For now, he will settle for blowing away the dark cloud over his country, a proud sprinting nation. Some of Jamaica’s most decorated sprinters have taken a fall: Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson and Veronica Campbell-Brown all tested positive for a banned substance and weren’t at the worlds.“I’m just doing my part by running fast, winning titles and letting the world know you can do it clean,” Bolt said. “My focus is to continue doing what I do.”And that means running fast times, even on a drenched track.What started as a steady drizzle turned into a downpour just before the gun sounded. So much so that Bolt clowned around when he was introduced to the crowd, pretending to open an umbrella.Really, though, rain doesn’t bother him. Not in the least.Neither does anything else, like falling behind early. He knew he might trail Gatlin at the halfway mark. Bolt has never been a good starter and may have been extra cautious considering what happened in South Korea two years ago.In the lane next to him, Gatlin got off to a great start and thought he might have enough in the tank to beat Bolt, just as he did two months ago in Rome.“Then I saw these long legs coming up on my right side,” Gatlin said. “He’s great. He’s just great.”These two aren’t exactly the best of friends, but after the race, Gatlin congratulated Bolt, who had some kind words in return.“For him to say to me, ‘Hey, you’re the guy who pushes me to go even faster.’ I’m honored in that,” Gatlin said. “But I thought I had it for a second.”Only this is Bolt, the best finisher around. He sniffed the finish line and turned on the turbo jets. He did have to labor hard, though, grimacing as he crossed the line. Some of that may have been due to his legs, which he said were sore.Even at less than 100 percent, Bolt is still downright difficult to beat.“I wanted to run faster, but after the semifinals my legs didn’t feel up to it,” Bolt said. “Don’t know what happened. I’m going to get it worked on. Hopefully I won’t have this problem in the 200 meters. Overall, it was a good race.”Mike Rodgers tried to get inside the head of Bolt after their semifinal matchup, staring up at the tall sprinter. Bolt got out to a big lead in that race earlier in the event and began loafing toward the finish line. Rodgers didn’t particularly care for that.“He thought he was going to slow down, like he could play with everybody,” said Rodgers, who wound up sixth in the final. “I guess he knows he can’t.”Perhaps.Bolt still won convincingly — once he got up to full stride, that is.“I never look at things as easy. I put in hard work,” Bolt said. “That’s why I’m a champion. I keep pushing myself as a champion, no matter what. I push myself because that’s what it takes.”In other finals, Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic of Croatia won the discus, Aleksandr Ivanov of Russia captured the men’s 20-kilometer walk and Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia dominated the 10,000.Then there’s Reese and Eaton, who followed their Olympic gold medals with world titles just like Bolt.“It was the only thing I had left on my list to do,” Eaton said. “Now I have done everything there is to do in the multi-events.”The morning session featured few surprises. The Americans were in solid position for a medals sweep in the 110-meter hurdles, with defending champion Jason Richardson, Olympic gold medalist Aries Merritt, Ryan Wilson and the season’s fastest man, David Oliver, all cruising through their heats.In the opening round of the women’s 100, English Gardner had the top time of 10.94 seconds and will be a favorite in the final.American teen Mary Cain made up ground late in the race to move on in the 1,500 meters and 2008 Olympic gold medalist LaShawn Merritt posted the top time in the 400.But this night belonged Bolt, fitting with lightning flashing overhead before his race.“You never go into a race worried,” he said. “You always got to be confident in yourself. That’s what I was.”
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5 May 2003Bohemian genius, talented writer and poet, husband, troubled rebel hovering on the edge . . . Herman Charles Bosman, South Africa’s best-loved storyteller, was all of these.In A Touch of Madness at the Tesson Theatre in Johannesburg, Bosman is brilliantly portrayed by David Butler, who artfully brings Bosman’s complex self to life.This short, poignant play consists of a series of sketches by Butler, opening with a visit to Jeppe Boys High School in Johannesburg, which Bosman attended, and takes the audience through different high and low points of his life: six months teaching in the Groot Marico; the shooting of his stepbrother; almost four years in jail, the first months on death row; meeting his three wives; his six-year stay in London; buying his first and only house in Lombardy East; and his death in 1951 at the age of 46.This is a very different look at Bosman compared to Patrick Mynhardt’s popular and captivating portrayal of Oom Schalk Lourens, Bosman’s Groot Marico character featured in some of his 84 short stories.A powerful performanceThe simplicity of the stage setting – a red wooden bench alongside a wrought-iron lamp post indicating Eloff Street, a wooden desk with typewriter and bottle of wine and glass on it, the backdrop of an enlarged street scene of downtown 1930s Johannesburg – gives the actor plenty of freedom to get in touch with his subject, and he brings Bosman alive with passion and intensity.Butler is dressed in a baggy dark-navy, double-breasted pin-striped suit, white shirt, striped tie, black shoes and charcoal-coloured fedora, and with the fedora tilted slightly over one eye, he looks a lot like Bosman would have looked in the 1930s and ’40s.Using clever lighting and excerpts of sometimes jarring but powerful music, together with contemplative pauses and expressive outbursts, Butler successfully navigates his way through Bosman’s life, and half way through the play captures him with the words: “I realised what I was, and am – an outcast.”Bosman’s many shades of bluesTowards the end of the play Butler illustrates another aspect of Bosman: his dagga-smoking period, walking the streets barefoot, experiencing various phases of the blues: the recognising blues, the suspicious blues, the once-over blues and a wide variety of other blues. It’s a funny-sad sketch that demonstrates another level of the writer’s life.Butler has been an actor since 1983, playing in the award-winning play Another Country and subsequently in 50 professional productions, from indigenous work to Shakespeare. He’s also worked in TV and film.He’s taken A Touch of Madness around the country, and this is his second visit to the Tesson Theatre with the play. He’s worked previously with Nicky Rebelo, writer and director of A Touch of Madness, which in 2000 won him the Vita Best Director award.The play is on at the Tesson Theatre, Civic Centre until 24 May, with performances from Tuesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 6pm and 9pm. Tickets are R60 except the early Saturday show, which is R50. Booking is at Computicket, or call the Theatre for group bookings on 011 877 68 54.Source: City of Johannesburg website
10 November 2011Australian minerals exploration and development company Ferrum Crescent, which has sole operations in South Africa’s Limpopo province, has secured a secondary listing on the JSE’s main board.The JSE has granted the company a secondary listing on its entire issued ordinary share capital under the share code “FCR”, with trading to commence on Friday, 11 November 2011. It has a primary listing on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), with a secondary listing on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investments Market (AIM).According to a statement by the company this week, the listing will “enhance South African investor and general public awareness of the group and its activities, thereby enlarging Ferrum Crescent’s investor base and increasing trade in its shares”.A local listing also means that South Africans residents can directly invest in the company.The company, in its current form, was created in December 2009 by the merger between Washington Resources and Ferrum Metals. In November 2010, the company disposed of its Australian interests and the group’s focus is now on developing its iron ore interests in South Africa.As such, the listing will provide the company with an additional source of raising funding, as well as giving it the flexibility to take advantage of potential South African and African acquisition opportunities.Limpopo prospecting rightsThe company has a controlling interest in Turquoise Moon Trading, a South African company, which holds the prospecting rights over two separate areas of iron ore mineralisation in South Africa; these being the Moonlight deposit and the De Loskop prospect in the Limpopo Province.The company owns an effective 81.4% of the Moonlight iron ore project, through its direct 74% interest in Turquoise Moon and its 28.46% interest in Mkhombi Investments, the company’s black economic empowerment (BEE) partner.As part of the listing it is envisaged that the BEE participation in the company will be restructured, whereby its empowerment partner will be able to exchange its participation at the project level for new ordinary shares in the listed company.South Africa is the seventh largest producer of iron ore in the world. Kumba Iron Ore, which owns iron ore mines in Sishen and Thabazimbi, Is the largest producer of iron ore in Africa.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material