DJ Williams’ Shots Fired To Debut In Colorado With Members Of KDTU, Thievery, Slightly Stoopid, And More

first_imgIf you’ve been keeping up with the news, DJ Williams has had a harrowing year. After flying to the Middle East in April, the guitarist for Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and his own solo project Shots Fired was detained abroad for a few weeks. The music community rallied around Williams while the case was settled, with the musician happily returning to the United States a month later. Since then, DJ Williams has returned and has been making his rounds with various musical projects. Today, Williams let fans in Colorado know that they can look forward to catching him live and in-person with the upcoming Colorado debut of his own DJ Williams’ Shots Fired.The project will see the guitarist joined by an ever-rotating cast of musicians from the scene, and for this upcoming run, Williams will be joined by his Tiny Universe bandmates, Chris Stillwell and David Veith. This iteration of Shots Fired also taps the Slightly Stoopid horns players, Daniel Delacruz and Andy Geib, as well as Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation, Kimberly Dawson from Pimps of Joytime, Max MacVeety of Lyrics Born, and guitarist Cris Jacob. DJ Williams’ Shots Fired will hit the Shakedown Bar in Vail on Friday, September 15th, followed by a performance at Ophelia’s in Denver the next night on Saturday, September 16th. Tickets for their Saturday show are available here.last_img read more

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ShareAction calls on DB ‘dinosaurs’ to consider fixed income ESG concerns

first_img“[Six] out of the 17 policies we received made only vague and generic statements, a typical example being: ‘The Trustee expects the investment managers to take steps to ensure environmental, social and corporate governance factors are implicitly incorporated into the investment decision-making process’,” the report, Entrusted with our Future, said.Howarth acknowledged that a number of the DB schemes approached would be shifting away from large equity portfolios as they de-risked their investment strategies.“It’s not hugely surprising some of these big, old DB dinosaurs are very focused on de-risking now and their principle concern is managing quite near-term risk as opposed to the huge need to manage long-term risk, including ESG risk, [important] for younger members in DC schemes,” she said.The chief executive said it was for this reason its survey examined four of the DC funds launched to offer pensions to auto-enrolled employees.The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), the highest-ranking of the four trust-based providers, would have come in ninth place, behind the Pension Protection Fund, had ShareAction listed both DB and DC funds in the same ranking.The chief executive added that, even if DB funds were slowly lowering their equity exposure, there was still work to be done as far as raising RI issues.She praised work by some fixed income asset managers in integrating ESG analysis and risk into their investment approach towards corporate and sovereign bonds.She added: “We would very much encourage big DB schemes, where they have a lot of exposure to fixed income, to be alert to those issues and to be actively encouraging managers to show how they are managing that risk effectively on behalf of the members.”,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to ShareAction’s research ‘Entrusted with our Future’ Large defined benefit (DB) “dinosaurs” must be aware of the importance of integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into their fixed income portfolios, the UK’s ShareAction has said.The comments, made by the lobby group’s chief executive Catherine Howarth, come as it published research arguing that while stewardship efforts by the largest UK pension funds had improved over the last five years, a number of funds failed to offer detailed responsible investment (RI) policies.Of the 28 schemes ranked, including two of the UK’s largest in the Universities Superannuation Scheme and the BT Pension Fund, ShareAction found that 17 had drawn up an RI policy.However, it was critical of the level of detail offered in a number of the policies.last_img read more

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Syracuse drops 1st 3 conferences games to North Carolina, bounces back against Elon

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm After being blown out in three games against North Carolina, Syracuse responded with a shutout victory over Elon (15-6-1) to round out the first half of its nine-game road trip.The Orange (6-13, 0-3 Atlantic Coast) opened up conference play on Saturday and was swept in an afternoon doubleheader by the Tar Heels (11-10, 5-1).In the first game of the day, North Carolina came away with a 9-1 victory in five innings.The Tar Heels opened up a 6-0 lead by the end of the third inning. Syracuse was able to salvage one run in the top of the fourth after an RBI single by Riley Johnson, but the North Carolina scored three more in the bottom half to put the mercy rule into effect.The second game of the doubleheader provided a similar result, as the hosts won 9-4.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange hung tough for most of the game, as it took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth courtesy of freshman catcher Nicole Lundstrom solo home run in that frame. North Carolina, though, scored six runs in the bottom half to break the game wide open.After adding two more in the bottom of the sixth, the Tar Heels virtually sealed the game. Although Syracuse managed two runs in the top of the seventh after a Shirley Daniels two-run triple, its fate had already been decided.Sunday’s game proved roughest for Syracuse, as it dropped the final game of the three-game set against North Carolina 13-4 in five innings.Syracuse allowed runs in all four of the innings North Carolina batted, but the Orange did have one extremely bright spot to take away.Lundstrom added two more home runs to account for three of the four Syracuse RBIs. It was the freshman’s fourth home run of the season and third in two games. She leads the Orange in almost every hitting category, while maintaining a .983 fielding percentage behind the plate.After a day off on Monday, Syracuse responded strong with a 5-0 victory over Elon on Tuesday.Freshman Sydney O’Hara went the distance on the mound, striking out 10 and only walking one. With the shutout, O’Hara became one of four pitchers in SU history to throw three shutouts, each with double-digit strikeouts, in the same season. She also raised her ACC-leading strikeout average to 8.85 strikeouts per game.All five of the Orange’s runs came on home runs, as sophomore Corinne Ozanne, sophomore Danielle Chitkowski and Daniels all went deep.Syracuse continues its road trip with five more games this week, one each against Campbell and Appalachian State, along with three conference games against Virginia this weekend. — compiled by Matt Schneidman, staff writer, [email protected] Commentslast_img read more

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Evans bounces back to win Berkshire Trophy

first_img25 Jun 2013 Evans bounces back to win Berkshire Trophy Ryan Evans (Wellingborough, Northamptonshire) put the disappointment of not qualifying for the Amateur Championship behind him by winning the Berkshire Trophy at The Berkshire. A closing round of 69 over the Red Course for 279 left him a stroke ahead of Vaughan McCall from New Zealand and two clear of Ryan Fricker (Yelverton, Devon). Evans, a member of the England ‘A’ squad, won the South of England Amateur Championship at Walton Heath last year and has been in good form this season, finishing tied second in the St Andrews Links Trophy and joint third in the French Open Amateur Championship. So a win was on the horizon when he arrived at The Berkshire and an opening 68 over the Red left the 26 year old a shot behind McCall. He was still a shot behind McCall at halfway after both fired 72 over the Blue Course but the Kiwi was joined at the top of the leaderboard by Robbie Busher (Salisbury & South Wilts, Wiltshire), who signed for a best-of-the-day 67 after an opening 72. At that stage Evans was sharing third spot with 2012 British Boys champion Matthew Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), who shot 68, but a 70 back on the Red in Round Three saw Evans one ahead as McCall who returned another 72, while Fitzpatrick and Busher fell back with 74 and 78 respectively. The final round was again over the Red with Fricker who returned the best card with 68 for third place, while Evans and McCall both shot 69, leaving the Englishman one clear and the champion. Leading final scores: 279 R Evans (Wellingborough) 68 72 70 69 280 V McCall (New Zealand) 67 72 72 69 281 R Fricker (Yelverton) 73 69 71 68 283 D Timms (Mid Kent) 68 74 70 71 286 T Lawton (Wilmslow) 70 75 68 73, J Shufflebotham (Prestatyn) 69 75 73 69, J Kemp (Woburn) 74 68 72 72 Image copyright: The Sports Journalistlast_img read more

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Ravi Shastri: MS Dhoni’s future depends on how he does in IPL

first_imgAdvertisement 2oyfNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsysmpp7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eaq1f( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6wmnlkWould you ever consider trying this?😱7cfu7fCan your students do this? 🌚31qcRoller skating! Powered by Firework After New Zealand put an end to India’s challenge at the World Cup championship, questions have been raised regarding MS Dhoni’s participation in the World T20 match that is to be held next year. Indian team’s head coach Ravi Shastri clearly stated that the country needs to wait for IPL to kick-off before he can decide the team lineup.Advertisement While it can be disheartening for Dhoni fans to hear, Shastri further explained that he needs to evaluate his performance and form in the IPL matches in comparison to other players before he can choose the players; hence, why IPL is given so much importance. Advertisement Recalling the World Cup defeat and Indian’s exit from the game, he said, “For me, the intensity shown by this team is fabulous. The way they have bounced back after those 15 minutes in Manchester. That was a bitter pill to swallow and hurt one and all. But then, the ferocity and intensity they have shown after that in the last three months is unbelievable. This is remarkable, and that is why I say if you look back 5-6 years, this will have to be one of the most consistent Indian teams ever across all formats.” While the country was holding its breath during the last 15 minutes of the match, the New Zealand bowlers turned the tables and ended up winning the game with 18 runs.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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