In a recent interview with The New York Times, AEG/Goldenvoice’s Paul Tollett, promoter of Panorama and the main impetus behind the upcoming Desert Trip event in October at Empire Polo Field (the site of Coachella), discussed the actual gross sales of the massive two-weekend event. While Tollett mainly discussed this weekend’s Panorama Festival at NYC’s Randall’s Island with the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, and more, the conversation did take a turn towards what many are calling “Oldchella,” which features headline sets from The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, The Who, and Roger Waters.The most mind-blowing part of the interview came when Tollett discussed the current gross sales that the one-of-a-kind event has taken in thus far: “the gross (for Desert Trip) is approximately $160 million for the two weekends….it is the highest-grossing show by far. It beat No. 2, which is Coachella, by far.” While this number doesn’t take into account all of the various expenses, that number is already astronomical and still has nearly three months to grow.While discussing Panorama, which Tollett remains unconcerned with whether or not the festival will sell out, he explains the decision to allow the concept to grow in New York rather than go heavy on the marketing right now. “It’s a big city. In the Los Angeles area, you probably have 250,000 or 300,000 people going to music festivals, between Coachella, FYF and others. I’m talking about the non-electronic ones. In Chicago, you’ve got 100,000. You get to New York, there are maybe 40,000. That’s the biggest city in America,” he explained.Tollett continues, “Some people might think that New York doesn’t need festivals. But London is just as cool as New York, and probably a million people go to festivals there, if you count Glastonbury, Reading, Wireless, Hyde Park. It’s big numbers.”It certainly sounds like big numbers to us. You can read more from the interview with The New York Times here.[Hat tip – JamBase]
If you’ll be down in New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, don’t miss out on all of the awesome late night music options taking place across the city. Learn more about all of the amazing music you can catch at this link. For some, the days between Jazz Fest weekends are a time to rest up, and a time to explore the other elements that the city of New Orleans has to offer. For others, those who affectionately refer to those three days as the “daze between,” it’s a time to keep the party going, and to seek out more music and more unique combinations of artists that you couldn’t find anywhere else. For music fans looking to fill their time with shows, you won’t find better combination of artists than the group hitting One Eyed Jacks tonight, Wednesday, May 3rd.The group, appropriately named the “Daze Between Band,” boasts an impressive lineup of players from across the musical spectrum. Guitar master Eric Krasno is on the bill, as is Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge. Widespread Panic‘s Duane Trucks will be on drums, Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis will be on keys, and Scott Metzger will fill the second guitar slot, a role he currently occupies in Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Snarky Puppy percussionist Nate Werth and The Motet singer extraordinaire Lyle Divinsky will also join the musical party. When it comes to Jazz Fest, this is simply as good as it gets. The band will be joined by DJ Soul Sister, who will set the mood with an opening set. The band also expects a few surprise guests to join them throughout the evening.See below for full info for this show with the “Daze Between Band” featuring Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Trucks, Danny Louis, Scott Metzger, Nate Werth, and Lyle Divinsky.– SHOW INFO –Artist: The Daze Between Band featuring Eric Krasno, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Trucks, Danny Louis & Scott MetzgerVenue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse Street New Orleans, LA 70130Date: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017Price: $35adv / $40dos (purchase tickets here)Time: Doors 11:00 PM / Show 12:00 AM (technically early AM 5/4)
Today, Widespread Panic has added two new dates in Memphis, Tennessee, at Mud Island Amphitheatre on June 29th and June 30th. These shows will come as an immediate follow-up to the band’s highly anticipated annual Red Rocks Amphitheatre run in Morrison, Colorado, which is scheduled for June 22nd through 24th. The band last played Mud Island Amphitheatre back in June of 2016, which marked Panic’s first show at the venue since 2008.You can snag tickets to Widespread Panic’s upcoming two-night run at Memphis’ Mud Island Amphitheatre when they go on sale on Friday, April 6th, at 10 a.m. (CT). For more information, head to the band’s website here.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Myanmar military is taking control of the country under a one-year state of emergency.
By Noelani Kirschner / ShareAmerica March 10, 2020 The U.S. announced sanctions targeting Russian oil company Rosneft’s trading unit, Rosneft Trading S.A., on February 18 and the Venezuelan state-run airline Conviasa on February 7.Both actions aim to stop the flow of money to the Nicolás Maduro regime and compel Maduro to allow free and fair elections.Rosneft Trading S.A. facilitates the “trading, processing, and transport of raw materials, in particular unrefined petroleum and petroleum products,” between Venezuela and other countries, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this way, the Russian oil company props up the regime, which enables Maduro to further repress the Venezuelan people.State-run airline Conviasa ferries “Maduro and his inner circle to confer with dictators, authoritarian regimes, and other criminals around the world,” said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement.Under these sanctions, U.S. citizens may not charter, contract, refuel or purchase anything from the airline.“The United States remains firmly committed to the people of Venezuela and to the cause of freedom there,” said the U.S. State Department’s special representative to Venezuela, Elliott Abrams. “We look forward to the day when Venezuela is free and all our sanctions can be lifted.”
What’s the difference between a successful planning session and an unsuccessful planning session for your credit union or bank?Execution. Execution makes all the difference.As strategic planning season gears up for financial institutions around the country, remember that what makes a planning session a win is not how great the catered lunch is or how detailed your SWAT analysis is. Rather, what determines a win is how well your team is able to execute the strategic plan throughout the coming year. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
In the past weeks, COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) has affected nearly every aspect of day-to-day life. To combat the pandemic, businesses have already taken many steps. Most have needed to work toward constant cleanliness and reassure customers through email. The travel industry has offered incentives for customers to keep traveling, while constantly providing updates on the virus. Business emails, news programs, social media and even grocery store small talk cannot avoid the topic. As such, people around the world have given and received information and advice on almost every facet of the virus, from preventative measures and latest cancellations to the status of toilet paper at Costco.Sometimes it seems as if there is as much misinformation as there is information. While most of us do our best to filter through the advice they find helpful or ludicrous, that general sense of public unease and concern offers an opportunity for scammers to shine. Financial institutions must consider whether they are inoculating themselves for the onslaught of crime designed to take advantage of the confusion.The Virus of Coronavirus Scams Financial institutions might think that COVID-19 is out of their control or focus. But amid the chaos and confusion, it is the duty of all financial institutions to protect customers from the scams that have likely already started. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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Indonesian men in their 30s are beginning to feel more comfortable with women earning more than them, an economist has said.Aviliani of the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF) told a discussion on Dec. 18 that, contrary to widely held assumptions, many of today’s women are not doubtful about their competence when given an opportunity for higher income and/or responsibility.“What they are not confident about is the spouse and family support” as men, particularly of the older generation, still lack confidence when their wives earn more. Dossy said that, while tagging along Bluebird director Noni Poernomo and having to “take over” her responsibilities for a day, she noticed Noni’s energy and communication skills in managing the taxi company from early morning to evening before meeting her children. Such energy and skills, Dossy said, looked essential not only in a male-dominated company but also in navigating the family-owned business. Though it looked very tiring, Dossy said, it also motivated her to progress in her career.A study published last July in the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies revealed that women’s workforce participation remained stagnant at around 51 percent from 1996 to 2013.A 2014 report from the World Bank showed that only 9 percent of top managers at private firms in Indonesia were women, though more women are filling management positions, other surveys show.Read also: In ASEAN, gender equality still very much a ‘tick-the-box’ issueOn Dec. 18, three IBCWE members were presented certificates for gender equality: Lifestyle retailer PT Mitra Adiperkasa, tire maker PT Gajah Tunggal, both publicly listed, and textile and garment manufacturer PT Dan Liris.The certificate, called Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE), is based on a global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality. The standards include equal pay for equal work and gender balance in junior level recruitment to top management.Gajah Tunggal director Catharina Widjaja told The Jakarta Post she was motivated to have the company strive for gender equality so that men and women “could complement each other” in the male-dominated business. Though highly challenging, the male staff were “curious”, she said, in the firm’s subsequent efforts to promote and recruit women amid the stereotype that women are largely uninterested in science and manufacturing.“Some of the men have daughters, and they also hoped their girls could get more opportunities” to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, Catharina said.Women participates in the international women’s day 2020 in Sarinah, Central Jakarta, on Sunday 8 March 2020. The community demands gender equality rights on international women’s day, and rejects Omnibus Law. (JP/Donny Fernando)While some of the female staff declined promotions over fears of struggling to juggle career and family, Catharina said support from the IBCWE was crucial to help management continue to show support for working mothers. Among other things, the firm has a breastfeeding room and daycare center.Meanwhile company leaders Erik Meijer of Telkomtelstra and Suresh Subramanian of Kantar Indonesia said they had found that investing in more encouragement for women was “good for business”. Diversity brought new ideas, Subramanian said.Meijer said that, contrary to the widespread perception that women often asked for leave to tend to family matters, his female staff were very hesitant to ask for such permission compared to the men. Other speakers at the event included participants of role plays staged in businesses called “Women take over: Leading in a day”, facilitated by the IBCWE, in which female staff members tagged along female leaders and acted as their bosses for a day.Meida Kurniawati, a staff member at publicly listed garment manufacturer PT Pan Brothers, and Dossy Irani, a marketing sponsorship staff member at taxi operator PT Bluebird, also said women’s doubts about seeking income and developing a career stemmed mainly from family and society rather than their own ability or lack thereof.Meida said she found that being emotional, considered a weakness of women, could be turned into a strength.She cited study results showing high emotional intelligence as a preferred leadership trait. “Being emotional can be positive, not just being angry”, Meida said, referring to the stigma of temperamental female bosses. Women’s strengths included the willingness to share and show empathy, she said.Read also: More than a woman in business: Shinta Kamdani talks leadership in economy Men born after 1990 were more likely than older men to regard women as equals, Aviliani said.The 1974 Marriage Law legalizes the traditional view that men are breadwinners, as it states, “the husband is the head of the household and the wife is a housewife”.Read also: ‘Feminism is not for Indonesia’: Conservative Muslims’ recipe for women’s empowermentAviliani was addressing the third anniversary of the Indonesian Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (IBCWE), which has 20 corporate members. Topics :
Jupiters Resort will add another accommodation tower with 700 rooms under a proposed expansion of the Gold Coast hotel and entertainment venue.The resort’s owner, Star Entertainment Group, has revealed it has begun the planning process for a new tower, which will be approximately 200m high and feature a 4.5-star hotel.The second tower, to be built in partnership with Hong Kong-based Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium, will be in addition to the new six-star, 17-storey luxury suite hotel tower currently under construction at the site, as well as the refurbishment of the hotel’s almost 600 existing rooms.Read the full story on Commercial NewsMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago