Hotel Fund – Three Bears Band B http://threebearsbandb.com/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:37:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://threebearsbandb.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1.png Hotel Fund – Three Bears Band B http://threebearsbandb.com/ 32 32 IBM Retirement Fund holds $488,000 stake in CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE) https://threebearsbandb.com/ibm-retirement-fund-holds-488000-stake-in-cbre-group-inc-nysecbre/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 10:32:44 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/ibm-retirement-fund-holds-488000-stake-in-cbre-group-inc-nysecbre/ IBM Retirement Fund reduced its position in CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBRE – Get Rating) by 4.0% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The company held 5,337 shares of the financial services provider after selling 222 shares during the period. IBM Retirement Fund’s holdings in CBRE Group were worth $488,000 when it last filed with […]]]>

IBM Retirement Fund reduced its position in CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBRE – Get Rating) by 4.0% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The company held 5,337 shares of the financial services provider after selling 222 shares during the period. IBM Retirement Fund’s holdings in CBRE Group were worth $488,000 when it last filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently changed their holdings in the company. Amplius Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in CBRE Group in the fourth quarter for $28,000. CVA Family Office LLC purchased a new stake in CBRE Group in the fourth quarter at a value of $41,000. Confluence Wealth Services Inc. acquired a new stake in CBRE Group in the fourth quarter valued at $46,000. Farmers & Merchants Trust Co of Chambersburg PA increased its position in CBRE Group by 71.7% in the fourth quarter. Farmers & Merchants Trust Co of Chambersburg PA now owns 515 shares of the financial services provider valued at $56,000 after acquiring an additional 215 shares during the period. Finally, Covestor Ltd bought a new stake in the CBRE group in the fourth quarter at a value of $66,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.30% of the company’s shares.

In other news, CEO Daniel G. Queenan sold 5,000 shares of the company in a trade on Wednesday, June 1. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.16, for a total transaction of $415,800.00. As a result of the transaction, the CEO now owns 188,841 shares of the company, valued at $15,704,017.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.43% of the company’s shares.

Shares of CBRE opened at $73.13 on Monday. The stock’s fifty-day moving average is $79.38 and its 200-day moving average is $91.23. The company has a debt ratio of 0.16, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a current ratio of 1.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $23.90 billion, a PE ratio of 12.65 and a beta of 1.36. CBRE Group, Inc. has a 52-week low of $67.68 and a 52-week high of $111.00.

The CBRE Group (NYSE:CBRE – Get Rating) last released its quarterly results on Thursday, May 5. The financial services provider reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.39 for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.10 by $0.29. The CBRE group achieved a return on equity of 25.00% and a net margin of 6.74%. The company posted revenue of $7.33 billion for the quarter, versus analyst estimates of $7.55 billion. In the same quarter a year earlier, the company posted earnings per share of $0.86. The company’s revenue for the quarter increased by 23.5% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts expect CBRE Group, Inc. to post earnings per share of 6.31 for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on CBRE. StockNews.com upgraded the CBRE group from a “buy” to a “hold” rating in a Friday, June 17 research report. Wolfe Research lowered its price target on the CBRE Group from $171.00 to $116.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a Thursday, March 10 research report. Raymond James lowered its price target on the CBRE Group from $126.00 to $111.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a Tuesday, April 26 research report. Evercore ISI set a target price of $94.00 on the CBRE group in a Monday, June 20 report. Finally, the Goldman Sachs group began covering the CBRE group in a report on Tuesday, April 5. They set a “buy” rating and a target price of $111.00 on the stock. One equity research analyst gave the stock a hold rating and four gave the company a buy rating. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $109.40.

CBRE Group Company Profile (Get an evaluation)

CBRE Group, Inc operates as a worldwide commercial real estate and investment services company. It operates through three segments: Consulting Services, Global Workplace Solutions and Real Estate Investments. The Advisory Services segment provides strategic advice and execution to owners, investors and occupiers of real estate in connection with leasing; real estate sales and mortgage services under the CBRE Capital Markets brand; property and project management services, including construction management, marketing, construction engineering, accounting and financial services for owners and investors of office, industrial and retail properties; and appraisal services which include market value appraisals, litigation support, discounted cash flow analyzes and feasibility studies, as well as advisory services, such as property condition reports , hotel advice and environmental advice.

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Saranac Community Schools Receives Mascot Rebranding Grant https://threebearsbandb.com/saranac-community-schools-receives-mascot-rebranding-grant/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 10:01:03 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/saranac-community-schools-receives-mascot-rebranding-grant/ SARANAC – Saranac Community Schools has received a grant of nearly $140,000 to help with costs associated with its new district mascot. The Native American Heritage Fund has awarded grants to six Michigan communities, according to a news release. SCS is one of the NAHF grant recipients for 2022 – receiving $139,318.90 for the district […]]]>

SARANAC – Saranac Community Schools has received a grant of nearly $140,000 to help with costs associated with its new district mascot.

The Native American Heritage Fund has awarded grants to six Michigan communities, according to a news release. SCS is one of the NAHF grant recipients for 2022 – receiving $139,318.90 for the district mascot rebranding.

SCS announced Red Hawks as its new mascot earlier this month. Red Hawks replaces the name Redskins, which Merriam-Webster says is “used as an insulting and derogatory term for an American Indian”.

“We are blessed to have the support of the NAHF,” SCS Superintendent Jason Smith told The Sentinel-Standard. “This will support the transition to Red Hawks. Funds will begin to support new imagery which we hope to have finalized within the next week to 10 days. After that, we will prioritize the next steps in the transition.”

Established in 2016, NAHF “serves to promote positive relationships among public and private K-12 schools, colleges, universities, local government units, and federally recognized Michigan Native American tribes,” according to the press release.

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Governor Abbott Ensures State Agencies Continue to Provide Resources and Long-Term Support to the Uvalde Community | Texas Governor’s Office https://threebearsbandb.com/governor-abbott-ensures-state-agencies-continue-to-provide-resources-and-long-term-support-to-the-uvalde-community-texas-governors-office/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 17:59:55 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/governor-abbott-ensures-state-agencies-continue-to-provide-resources-and-long-term-support-to-the-uvalde-community-texas-governors-office/ June 23, 2022 | Austin, TX | Press release Governor Greg Abbott continues to oversee and lead the Texas state agency’s efforts to aid and support the Uvalde community following the tragedy at Robb Elementary School. As part of the State of Texas’ comprehensive plan to coordinate state and local resources for affected members of […]]]>

June 23, 2022 | Austin, TX | Press release

Governor Greg Abbott continues to oversee and lead the Texas state agency’s efforts to aid and support the Uvalde community following the tragedy at Robb Elementary School. As part of the State of Texas’ comprehensive plan to coordinate state and local resources for affected members of the Uvalde community, multiple agencies have sent representatives to the area to work onsite with local authorities and a organization offering a range of support services to families of victims. , school faculty, first responders and the wider community.

Members of the Uvalde community seeking public mental health resources can receive help through a single 24/7 hotline: 888-690-0799. The hotline has responded to nearly 350 calls to date.

Members of the public wishing to show their support and help the community can donate through a unique webpage created by the OneStar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Robb School Memorial Fund was established by the First State Bank of Uvalde, with 100% of donations going to the fund for the families of the victims, teachers and the community of Uvalde.

RECENT HIGHLIGHTS ATTENDING UVALDE COMMUNITY:

Texas Workforce Commission Prioritizes Benefits and Emergency Child Care for Uvalde Residents

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has responded to more than 130 priority calls for unemployment benefits from Uvalde since May 25. TWC also continues to waive job search requirements for unemployed clients in its Middle Rio board region, which includes Uvalde.

A total of five families with 10 children signed up for TWC’s Uvalde emergency daycare. Additionally, more than 160 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) applications have been approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and these families have the opportunity to participate in Workforce’s SNAP employment and training services. Solutions, but are exempt from mandatory requirements.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission helps open long-term resilience center for first responders

24/7 hotline offering mental health assistance: 888-690-0799

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is coordinating with the Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (MHDD) Centers and the Harris Center for Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to operate the dedicated mental health hotline for residents of Texas. ‘Uvalde. Since May 27, the hotline has responded to nearly 350 calls.

On June 19, the First Responder Assistance Center (FRAC) transitioned to the long-term First Responder Resiliency Center (FRRC), operated by the Ecumenical Center as a separate location and branch of the Uvalde Together Resiliency Center. The FRRC will continue to provide mental health crisis intervention, peer support services, run the helpline and maintain the Uvalde Response website. The FRAC has served more than 1,180 people since May 27.

Hill Country MHDD centers conduct outreach to affected populations, including through schools, local businesses, hospitals, libraries, and nursing homes, among others. It also increased operational capacity by hiring a resilience coordinator and three counsellors, extended hours of operation to include weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and secured additional meeting space in the psychology department of Sul Ross University for anyone looking for individual and group counseling and support groups.

Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation Continues Outreach Efforts and Tracks Claims

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is currently tracking 25 workers’ compensation claims related to the tragedy at Robb Elementary School and is attempting to contact others. people who may need help.

Approximately 30 Uvalde residents were assisted while DWC Client Services staff were on site at the Uvalde Together Resiliency Center until June 10. DWC has also contacted 11 area healthcare facilities and providers to inform them of billing procedures and workers’ compensation processing guidelines, as well as encourage them to accept workers’ compensation insurance for claims related to the shooting.

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, South Central Texas Community Council will host a book drive for students dealing with trauma

In coordination with the Community Council of South Central Texas (CCSCT), the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) provided gas cards, hotel stays, and rent and mortgage assistance to over 125 households and over 550 individuals through the Community Service Block. Subsidies. Additional services were provided to nearly 125 families. In total, CCSCT has spent over $93,600 in direct services supporting the Uvalde community.

This Saturday, June 25, CCSCT will host an outreach and book distribution event at the Uvalde Civic Center in partnership with the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District and Usborne Books and More, who held a book drive for students high school and undergraduate students struggling with trauma and loss. ACST donated $1,000 in unrestricted funds. A total of $18,000 was raised for approximately 3,000 books to be distributed.

Texas Education Agency plans school-based mental health services for CISD community of Uvalde

In partnership with Education Service Center (ESC) 20, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) helps local school systems, students, parents and teachers. Twenty-five school districts and charters have provided counselors to the Uvalde CISD community, including 11 scheduled this week.

TEA works with school counselors and CISD Uvalde organizations, such as Communities In Schools and the Children’s Bereavement Center, to provide responsive school-based mental health services. The support team is to meet weekly in collaboration with the Uvalde Together Resiliency Center to plan multi-level services and support, classroom counseling and school mental health services for the 2022-2023 school year . The support team currently provides orientation classes during summer school, with integrated grief and trauma-informed activities and two 30-minute classroom sessions per week for each grade level/class.

Texas Division of Emergency Management responds to requests from local authorities for services and resources

The Texas Division of Emergency Management continues to coordinate with partner agencies and vendors to respond to requests and distribute donated resources and food services through volunteer organizations active in disasters. The Disaster Recovery Task Force supports local officials, Uvalde CISD leaders, and the First State Bank of Uvalde with technical advice regarding the Robb Elementary Memorial Fund, in partnership with the OneStar Foundation. TDEM’s State Operations Center remains activated at Level II (escalation).

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County accepting applications to award up to $500,000 in tourism grant opportunities https://threebearsbandb.com/county-accepting-applications-to-award-up-to-500000-in-tourism-grant-opportunities/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 20:43:51 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/county-accepting-applications-to-award-up-to-500000-in-tourism-grant-opportunities/ Snohomish County, Washington, June 21, 2022 – Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced that the annual round of tourism small grants – known as the Hotel-Motel Small Grant Fund – is now open. Approximately $490,000 in tourism grant dollars are available for public and non-profit organizations to use for tourism marketing, promotions and capital projects. […]]]>

Snohomish County, Washington, June 21, 2022 – Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced that the annual round of tourism small grants – known as the Hotel-Motel Small Grant Fund – is now open. Approximately $490,000 in tourism grant dollars are available for public and non-profit organizations to use for tourism marketing, promotions and capital projects. Historically, the average project allocation is $10,000, but ranges from $5,000 to $50,000.

“Tourism is essential to the success and health of our local economy. It brings tens of thousands of visitors to our region and supports small businesses, jobs and recreation. These annual grants are an important tool to help local agencies and organizations boost sustainable tourism in their communities,” said Executive Somers.

“These tourism grants are a great opportunity to help local organizations reach out to potential visitors and remind them of all the unique and wonderful experiences that can be found in every corner of Snohomish County,” said Stephanie Wright, member of the board.

This grant is funded by county lodging taxes levied on hotel and motel room rentals in Snohomish County. Funding is awarded through a competitive process and provided on a reimbursement basis only. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to complete projects by December 15, 2023. Grant disbursements begin on or about January 15, 2023.

The Snohomish County Tourism Team will be hosting a Grant Applicant Workshop via Zoom on Friday, July 22, 2022 – full details will be on the Seattle NorthCountry website. Applicants can download the 2023 application package here.

The grant process is now digital. Completed applications must be submitted electronically through the Seattle NorthCountry website no later than September 2, 2022.. Incomplete applications and hard copies of completed applications will not be accepted.

For more information on the program, please contact Trudy Soriano, Tourism Promotion Fund Coordinator, at 425-471-8738 Trudy.Soriano@snoco.org.

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Haslingden company creates new jobs as part of major expansion plans https://threebearsbandb.com/haslingden-company-creates-new-jobs-as-part-of-major-expansion-plans/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 04:05:00 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/haslingden-company-creates-new-jobs-as-part-of-major-expansion-plans/ An SME technology service provider is planning a major expansion, including the creation of 25 new jobs, after receiving a £300,000 loan from Rosebud. Haslingden’s Digital Britain, formerly Customer Care Group, will use the loan to fund the recruitment of a specialist sales and marketing team, enabling the company to develop a network of business […]]]>

An SME technology service provider is planning a major expansion, including the creation of 25 new jobs, after receiving a £300,000 loan from Rosebud.

Haslingden’s Digital Britain, formerly Customer Care Group, will use the loan to fund the recruitment of a specialist sales and marketing team, enabling the company to develop a network of business partners. The company, which has already doubled in size over the past four years, hopes to accelerate its growth in the years to come, in particular by doubling its workforce.

Chief Executive Mark Bedward said: “Over the past few years, we have grown from a group of telecom and technology gurus and business advisors, helping SMEs with different aspects of technology, to a full-service provider of digital and technology services to owner-managed SMBs.

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“We have built traction and we have a great base, but not everyone knows us. We want to be the go-to place for any owner-managed SME in the UK for all things tech and digital and Rosebud’s loan will help us do that.

The company is currently exploring a range of financial options to support its growth ambitions, including the launch of a Digital Britain franchise network, and is considering equity financing to fund its future growth. Rosebud is owned by Lancashire County Developments Ltd (LCDL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Lancashire County Council.

It aims to support the growth of Lancashire businesses and the local economy, providing loans between £10,000 and £300,000 as well as high quality business support.

County Councilor Aidy Riggott, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Growth, said: “Digital Britain is a real success story from a growing Lancashire business. Lancashire County Council is proud to be able to provide funding to help the company through its next stage of growth and achieve its ambitions. This support from Rosebud will support new jobs in Lancashire and will also help Digital Britain grow in the UK.

Rosebud is provided by GC Business Finance. Businesses in Lancashire’s 12 local authorities are eligible for funding.

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HavenBrook tenants submit repair requests to landlord’s office https://threebearsbandb.com/havenbrook-tenants-submit-repair-requests-to-landlords-office/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:27:02 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/havenbrook-tenants-submit-repair-requests-to-landlords-office/ Tenants of HavenBrook Homes, one of Minnesota’s largest private landlords, held a rally outside the property management office in New Brighton on Friday, where they attempted to meet with local company staff. Tenants marched into the office of Progress Residential, HavenBrook’s new property management company, and demanded to speak to management and deliver a petition […]]]>

Tenants of HavenBrook Homes, one of Minnesota’s largest private landlords, held a rally outside the property management office in New Brighton on Friday, where they attempted to meet with local company staff.

Tenants marched into the office of Progress Residential, HavenBrook’s new property management company, and demanded to speak to management and deliver a petition signed by 60 tenants.

The petition calls on HavenBrook to freeze rents, compensate tenants, pay moving costs for tenants who need to move, and offer tenants first right to purchase if they sell their portfolio.

Tenants did not make it past the front atrium, where a staff member told them through a window that she was the only person available to speak with the group.

HavenBrook resident Jimmy Harris started reading the petition to her but she left after a few sentences.

“I need help,” Harris shouted at her, before throwing the petition through a hole in the window.

The tenants then pasted pictures of their homes – with holes in the walls, damaged siding, leaking pipes – on the front of office windows and staged a rally where they were joined by activists and members of the union.

The protest was the latest effort by tenants, with support from tenant advocacy group Inquilinxs Unidxs por Justicia (United Renters for Justice), to pressure HavenBrook to make repairs. Earlier this year, some families began withholding rent and putting it into escrow.

HavenBrook tenant Jimmy Harris asks to speak to staff at Progress Residential and deliver a petition signed by 60 tenants on June 17, 2022. Photo by Max Nesterak/Minnesota Reformer.

More broadly, tenants and activists hope to draw attention to what they say is a growing scourge of private equity firms gobbling up single-family homes and charging high rents just to let properties fall into disrepair.

A spokesperson for a New York-based public relations firm released a statement on behalf of HavenBrook saying the company had quadrupled its local maintenance teams and transferred HavenBrook’s property management to another national company called Progress Residential.

“Throughout these transitions, our commitment has remained unwavering: we strive to ensure that the residents we serve have access to high-quality affordable housing and are fully supported by consistent, reliable and attentive service,” says the press release.

A recent Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis study found that the share of investor-owned properties in the Twin Cities metro area has more than doubled over the past 15 years, from 1.8% to 4.1%.

HavenBrook Homes is owned by Pretium Partners, a New York-based hedge fund that controls some 70,000 rental properties across the country, including more than 600 single-family homes in the Twin Cities metro area.

Earlier this year, Attorney General Keith Ellison filed a lawsuit against HavenBrook for failing to maintain his properties. Ellison alleges that lack of maintenance is part of the company’s business model, pointing to Pretium’s claims that profits from its single-family rental business rival those of apartments, which are generally more profitable.

Brianna Lofton says the problems with her north Minneapolis home started almost immediately after she moved in just over two years ago. The bathroom sink was clogged and when someone flushed the toilet there was a leak in the basement.

HavenBrook sent someone to repair the leak, which returned a few weeks later, Lofton said.

The leak led to mold, Lofton says, which HavenBrook let get so bad that her throat swelled up and her toddler developed a rash that wouldn’t go away. Her emails and calls to HavenBrook went nowhere as the mold made them sicker, leaving her feeling helpless.

“I cried a lot,” Lofton said.

HavenBrook tenant Brianna Lofton points to where the mold was growing and sickening her and her daughter. Photo by Max Nesterak/Minnesota Reformer.

After about three months, Lofton evacuated with his four daughters to a hotel, which HavenBrook paid for while the company hired contractors to fix mold in the basement. Since then, her throat and her youngest daughter’s rash have cleared up, although Lofton notes that the contractors never rebuilt the walls they knocked down to fight the mold.

Mold wasn’t the only problem. Last winter, the heat died down, leaving them to rely on space heaters for two winter months, Lofton said, pointing to a $350 faux chimney heater in his living room.

There is also peeling paint around the house which Lofton says contains lead, given the age of the house and the disclosure she received from HavenBrook, despite not having it. not tested.

She said Inquilinxs Unidxs por Justicia, the tenant advocacy group, helped her and her neighbors organize to get the company’s attention.

“That’s when we started getting a response,” Lofton said.

The company began moving tenants to other properties. Lofton accepted an offer from the company to move to another HavenBrook house in Robbinsdale after telling him the house had been selected for renovation.

The Twin Cities metro has been plagued by a shortage of affordable rental housing, which Havenbrook tenants say leaves them feeling trapped.

But tenants say HavenBrook’s rents aren’t exactly cheap either. Lofton says she pays $1,445 a month for rent plus a few hundred extra dollars for utilities. She also has to pay $40 a week to have the lawn mowed since she doesn’t own a mower.

“The rent is too high,” Lofton said. “And tenants shouldn’t have to leave. HavenBrook should just sort things out.

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A whopping 500 gigs have been announced across 100 pubs in a new program https://threebearsbandb.com/a-whopping-500-gigs-have-been-announced-across-100-pubs-in-a-new-program/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 01:54:08 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/a-whopping-500-gigs-have-been-announced-across-100-pubs-in-a-new-program/ Lyrics by Talia Rinaldo Muso is set to hold 500 live shows at 100 locations across the country during June and July, championing live music, artists and the fans who support them. After months of planning, Muso, the Australian live entertainment booking and management platform, has finally announced the lineup and venues for their highly […]]]>

Lyrics by Talia Rinaldo

Muso is set to hold 500 live shows at 100 locations across the country during June and July, championing live music, artists and the fans who support them.

After months of planning, Muso, the Australian live entertainment booking and management platform, has finally announced the lineup and venues for their highly anticipated The rise of the pub gig round.

Kicking off this month, the tour features some of Australia’s most beloved and up-and-coming local artists at a number of favorite pubs and venues around the country, including The Chippo Hotel (Sydney), Lazybones Lounge (Sydney), Lucky Coq (Melbourne), Imperial Hotel (Melbourne), Kings Beach Tavern (Sunshine Coast), Regatta Hotel (Brisbane), Parkside Hotel (Adelaide), The Aviary (Perth) and many more.

What do you want to know

  • Live music booking and management platform Muso announces lineup for massive 500-show tour of 100 Australian venues in June and July
  • The tour features some of Australia’s most beloved and up-and-coming local artists at a number of favorite pubs and venues around the country.
  • The program is available now via the website

Keep up to date with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

For music lovers keen to hit up their local shows, a full tour lineup can be found on the Muso website which is updated daily with new gigs, so be sure to keep checking in.

Back on track after being rescheduled due to COVID, Muso is set to hold 500 live shows at 100 locations nationwide during the months of June and July, championing live music, artists and the fans who support them.

Launched to help restore local live music across the country, with support from Creative Victoria, the City of Sydney and the Australian Government’s RISE Fund, Rise of the pub concert will reinvigorate the classic “pub gig” that fans love, while giving back to venues and putting artists in the spotlight at many beloved local establishments.

Alan Jin, COO and co-founder of Muso, said: “Since COVID has arrived, we have been working on a plan to bring local live music back to the Australian scene. Like anyone who loves a concert, we’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time – to see all 500 shows come to life now is hugely rewarding. We look forward to joining thousands of Australians as they cheer on the incredible talent showcased in the tour lineup at so many iconic locations.

Offering fans two months of unforgettable experiences, participating Victorian venues include Penny’s Bandroom in Brunswick, Prince Alfred in Melbourne, Wandi Pub in Wandiligong, The Red Hill Hotel in Chewton, The Shed Theater in Main Ridge, Delatite Hotel in Mansfield, Sarah Sands in Melbourne and Color in Carlton, among many others.

Some of the artists announced for the Victorian run include Aila Fei, Jimmy O’Hare, Izzy Day, Jamie MacDowell, Adam Sassi, Chantelle Beale, Jo Jodun, Le Fleur, Simon Phillips, Zac Shepherd, Romanie, Acton Wickens, Seb Szabo, Emma Volard, ALZZY and Rogerson, among many others.

State Concert Highlights

June 18 – Little Green – Cargo Bar, Sydney, NSW
July 3 – Mel Ertler – The Exchange Hotel, Port Melbourne, VIC
July 7 – ALZZY – Newmarket Hotel, St Kilda, VIC
July 8 – Joe Mungovan – Little Betty’s, Kiama, NSW
July 14 – Emma Volard – Imperial Hotel, Melbourne CBD, VIC
July 14 – Roze Burke – Wildfire Lounge, Narooma, NSW
July 15 – Seb Szabo – Prince Alfred Hotel, Richmond, VIC
August 11 – Zoe Vrachnas – The Chippo Hotel, Chippendale, NSW

Rise of the Pub Gig runs from June 14 to July 28, 2022. Anyone interested in attending can simply head to Muso’s website to find out where and when their favorite local artists will be performing.

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Reviews | Trump and Fox News told the ‘big lie’ for profit https://threebearsbandb.com/reviews-trump-and-fox-news-told-the-big-lie-for-profit/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 22:24:28 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/reviews-trump-and-fox-news-told-the-big-lie-for-profit/ Placeholder while loading article actions The claim that the 2020 election was stolen was a lie from the very beginning. Donald Trump knew it. Fox News knew it too. It’s bad enough that this lie led to the violent mob attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. But as the House Select Committee investigating […]]]>
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The claim that the 2020 election was stolen was a lie from the very beginning. Donald Trump knew it. Fox News knew it too.

It’s bad enough that this lie led to the violent mob attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. But as the House Select Committee investigating the insurgency was announced on Monday, this assault was in service not only of political power, but also of Trump. sordid and relentless pursuit of profit.

The second public hearing, as committee member Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) said Sunday, was aimed at proving that Trump “knew privately that he lost, but he decided to come out in public and to keep saying he won.”

Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien was unable to attend the hearing in person because his wife was in labor. But in a taped interview, Stepien said he explained to Trump, well in advance and in great detail, that on election night there would be a “red mirage”: the in-person voting of the GOP would be counted before the Democratic-leaning vote cast by mail, giving Trump an early and fleeting lead.

This pattern of mirage is well known and “happens all the time,” Chris Stirewalt, then a Fox News political editor, told the committee. He led the Fox analyst team that called Arizona State for Joe Biden before other networks were ready to do so.

In fact, that’s what happened. On election night, Stepien testified, he told the president that his chances of winning were down to “5, maybe, maybe, 10 percent.” But according to testimony the committee released on Monday, an “apparently intoxicated” Rudy Giuliani burst in and urged Trump to press ahead with a preexisting plan to preemptively claim victory.

Rather than defend Stirewalt’s work, Fox repeatedly hosted Giuliani and other Trump cult liars on its airwaves to make what then-Attorney General William P. Barr called allegations. “completely false and idiotic” mass fraud in Arizona and other states. Stirewalt was made redundant in January 2021 as part of an alleged ‘restructuring’.

Barr told committee investigators that after publicly announcing that the Justice Department found no evidence of fraud that could alter the election outcome, Trump accused him of disloyalty during an Oval Office meeting. , saying, “You hate Trump! You hate Trump!

Barr resigned in December 2020. Jeffrey Rosen, who took over as acting attorney general after Barr’s departure, told the committee that he, too, explained to Trump that claims he was making about voter fraud had no factual basis.

One of two things must be true. Trump has completely lost touch with reality. Or he decided to lie in an attempt to cling to power.

The committee has already made strong arguments in favor of this second scenario. Primetime last Thursday, the panel showed how Trump used the “big lie” to draw a large crowd to Washington on Jan. 6 and send those supporters to the Capitol, where Congress and Vice President Mike Pence were to certify Biden’s Electoral College. victory. What followed was the most serious attack on our democracy since the civil war. As the violence on Capitol Hill raged, Fox hosts Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Brian Kilmeade all texted Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff, imploring the president to send his supporters home.

Yet for Trump and Fox News, profit triumphed over patriotism.

Trump’s campaign used the “big lie” to raise $250 million after the election, the committee found. Much of the money was supposed to go to an “official election defense fund”, but no such fund existed. Instead, the big beneficiary has been the Save America political action committee that Trump controls. According to committee researchers on January 6, more than $200,000 ended up in the net income of the Trump Hotel Collection.

Who would have guessed that a big prize pool would be at the heart of this whole sordid affair? Anyone who remotely knows Trump’s modus operandi throughout his career, that’s who.

As for Fox, the network at least covered Monday’s hearing — unlike Thursday, when the network not only ignored the committee’s curtain raiser, but also went so far as to eliminate commercial breaks, when viewers would have might have been tempted to change the channel. Every other major cable news and broadcast channel covered Thursday’s session wall-to-wall. The big lie business is so big that it’s apparently worth sacrificing a night of prime-time ad revenue to keep it going.

The House Select Committee may not be able to reach Trumpists who seem to regard being cheated by their leader as a mark of honor. But sensible Americans will see what a bad deal it is for the country.

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Hong Kong tycoon bets ‘diamonds are forever’ with $1.1 billion jewelry fund https://threebearsbandb.com/hong-kong-tycoon-bets-diamonds-are-forever-with-1-1-billion-jewelry-fund/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 05:30:00 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/hong-kong-tycoon-bets-diamonds-are-forever-with-1-1-billion-jewelry-fund/ HONG KONG — A Hong Kong life insurance tycoon is betting multimillion-dollar antique necklaces and other rare jewelry can be a “safe haven” for ultra-wealthy investors seeking protection from a turbulent global economy . Billionaire Calvin Lo has launched what he says could be the world’s first jewelry investment fund with a few dozen wealthy […]]]>

HONG KONG — A Hong Kong life insurance tycoon is betting multimillion-dollar antique necklaces and other rare jewelry can be a “safe haven” for ultra-wealthy investors seeking protection from a turbulent global economy .

Billionaire Calvin Lo has launched what he says could be the world’s first jewelry investment fund with a few dozen wealthy investors who have so far poured some $1.1 billion into his “Legacy Jewelry Fund”.

The fund, launched last month, aims to acquire one-of-a-kind necklaces and other pieces from the world’s leading jewelry houses, including Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier and Bulgari, with the aim of earning exceptional returns as their value increases.

Traditionally, gold has been a more common safe-haven investment when the economy is tough.

But the fund’s 42 investors, mostly from Hong Kong, are wealthy people who see value in “particularly high-end, really rare and collectible jewelry, where there’s only a limited amount”, said said the 46-year-old. Lo said in an interview with Nikkei Asia.

With the funds already invested, Lo said he has enlisted the help of top jewelry experts to find and purchase rare jewelry, although he has the final say on what is chosen.

Pieces must be accompanied by detailed records to prove their authenticity and have cultural or historical value, such as Tutti Frutti, Cartier’s brightly colored jewels encrusted with emeralds, rubies and sapphires.

“Van Cleef & Arpels is known for its Art Deco period as well as its pieces from the 1960s and 1970s. Cartier’s Art Deco pieces from the 1920s and 1930s are among the house’s most iconic, including the legendary Tutti Frutti” , Lo said.

“You have to give it to the big houses to keep such incredible historical records and records to make sure the story continues.”

The Hong Kong businessman – who bought the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Taipei for $1.24billion and also invested in Formula 1’s Williams Racing in 2020 – said he came up with the idea after having a private visit to British jeweler Graff with a client.

When shown necklaces from the 1920s that sold for a whopping $5 million or more, Lo was inspired to start a fund focused on this niche market.

“If I could pin him down, at some point, that’s a win-win for everyone, right?” Lo said, comparing it to Warren Buffett’s purchase of 3,500 tons of silver in 1997.

However, Lo will reveal little about the collection the fund has amassed so far, which he says is stored in a secure vault, and he won’t comment on the kind of returns he expects to see. what it produces for its investors.

He also declined to show physical Nikkei pieces, citing the fund’s strategy, but instead provided photos of diamond-encrusted necklaces and bracelets, some with price tags of around 20 million euros.

Potential investors should view the fund, which he hopes to double in size in “a very short time”, as a long-term investment and should stay in it for at least two years, Lo said.

He acknowledged that the fund was still in its infancy, with more to do in terms of pricing and structure, including an exit strategy for investors.

But he noted there was a strong appetite for people to park their money in “passionate investments” in times of economic uncertainty and growing geopolitical tension.

Tense U.S.-China relations, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and rising inflation have rattled global markets, but Lo says he doesn’t anticipate some of the worst-case scenarios. dark.

“For me, it will be more optimistic to say that (the outlook) will remain stable,” he added.

In fact, the pandemic has been a boon to his main company, RE Lee International, which insures the lives of the super-rich with hundreds of millions of dollars in bounties.

He also makes investments through private investment firm RE Lee Octagon, which runs the jewelry fund, and Lo said he has his eye on business investments in Singapore and his favorite city, London.

Lo didn’t name anything specific but suggested he was “staying in hotels.”

The insurance business operates in six locations around the world, including Seattle and Shanghai, and Lo plans to expand into London and Europe this year.

But now that he can no longer travel around the world to meet clients – Lo was traveling non-stop for more than a month before the pandemic – he has stayed in Hong Kong, giving him more time with his daughter than he described as an inspiration.

He says he has also had more time to devote to philanthropy.

As well as a charity focused on children, the environment and inequality, Lo last year founded Project 195. The global think tank encourages ideas from experts to address the economic and social challenges posed by the pandemic and make charitable foundations, like his, more effective.

“We often find ourselves giving what we think people want, but we really should be asking,” he said.

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Election 2022 | Measures J and K see majority support – Times-Standard https://threebearsbandb.com/election-2022-measures-j-and-k-see-majority-support-times-standard/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 22:13:12 +0000 https://threebearsbandb.com/election-2022-measures-j-and-k-see-majority-support-times-standard/ Partial results from Tuesday’s statewide primary election suggest a majority of the Humboldt County electorate supports two collection measures listed on their ballots. Measure J, an increase and update of the Transitional Occupancy Tax, and Measure K, a continuation of the Abandoned Car Reduction Fee, both passed the simple majority hurdle in the 7 June. […]]]>

Partial results from Tuesday’s statewide primary election suggest a majority of the Humboldt County electorate supports two collection measures listed on their ballots.

Measure J, an increase and update of the Transitional Occupancy Tax, and Measure K, a continuation of the Abandoned Car Reduction Fee, both passed the simple majority hurdle in the 7 June. The final election night report from the Humboldt County Elections Office shows that 63.28% of voters approved of Measure J while 79.5% of voters approved of Measure K with nearly 14,500 votes counted.

The elections office still had about 20,000 ballots to process on Wednesday and additional election updates will be released in the future.

Measure J proposes to change the definition of “living space” under the transitional occupancy tax to include RV parks and private campgrounds while increasing the tax from 10% to 12% in unincorporated areas of Humboldt County.

As a general tax collected when visitors stay overnight at hotels and other lodging establishments in the county, the proceeds are deposited into the county’s general fund and may be used for general government purposes without restriction, as set forth in a county council analysis in primary election information. guide.

The change is set to take effect on January 1, 2023, and it may remain in place until it is repealed by voters. The measure will be subject to public scrutiny and annual audits.

The county estimated in a Notice of Argument that Measure J can generate approximately $3.08 million per year.

Parties in favor of Measure J highlighted how it would increase funding available for general services in Humboldt County, such as 911 emergency response, rural fire and ambulance services, county road repair, children’s mental health, and emergency communications, among others.

“Measure J is paid by hotel/motel guests and RV campers only, and is NOT a tax on local homeowners or property owners. YES on J ensures that out-of-town visitors pay their fair share for the local services they use,” partially reads an argument for the article submitted to the Humboldt County Office of Elections. “Over the past 25 years, Sacramento has taken nearly $400 million in revenue from the Humboldt County budget. Measure J provides us with a guaranteed source of local funding generated by tourists and visitors that cannot be tapped by Sacramento. »

The argument in favor is signed by Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal, Eureka City Council member and Ink People executive director Leslie Castellano, and Oberon Grill owner Nicholas Kohl. The Humboldt County Board of Elections received arguments in favor of extending the Measure J hotel tax and none against.

As previously reported by The Times-Standard, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted 4 to 1 to place the measure on the June ballot at its March 8 regular meeting, with Supervisor Michelle Bushnell the only dissenting voice. The supervisors’ approval came just in time for the March 11 deadline to get the measure on the June ballot.

Hotel owners were not initially consulted by the county ahead of the vote. County staff said they interviewed the county, but not the hotel owners specifically. Local hoteliers weren’t thrilled to see Measure J receive a majority of votes on Tuesday night.

Sherry Potter, general manager of the Arcata Hotel, said her fellow members of the Humboldt Lodging Alliance were unhappy with how the story reached the polls.

“The fact that it was pushed without any support or public awareness and then telling people that (funds) could go to help the arts and it could help this and that for nothing when in fact, they’re just general fund – I think it’s going to hurt the whole county,” Potter said.

And while its operation in downtown Arcata will not be affected, it said the price increase will affect hotel and lodging operators and consumers staying in unincorporated areas.

“If you have the choice of looking for a cheaper and more central place, you will choose it. The 2% makes a difference,” she said.

“I’m disappointed he was adopted,” Potter reiterated.

Troy Ritchie, general manager of Eureka’s Carter House Inns, shared a similar view.

“The reception (from members of the Humboldt Lodging Alliance) has been negative,” he said. “I don’t think we disagree with the tax increase per se, but we’d like to get some input on where the tax money is going. If it goes into the general fund, I don’t think that will necessarily identify the things in tourism that we need to look at.

The other item put before voters, Measure K, proposed to raise approximately $160,000 annually through the renewal of associated vehicle registration fees of $1 and $2 for certain commercial vehicles to remove and eliminate damaged or dismantled vehicles. The measure will remain in place for the next 10 years with funds raised to be used to remove damaged vehicles in participating communities.

The Humboldt County Elections Office received no arguments for or against the measure.

Mario Cortez can be reached at 707-441-0526.

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