April 15, 2021

LCD Soundsystem Announces Tropical Destination Event With Awesome Lineup

first_imgWith LCD Soundsystem back in action, it only makes sense that the beloved electronica-influenced band would want to bring their loyal fans to new places. Enter Beach Vibes, the band’s first ever destination event. Taking place at Riviera Maya, MX from January 26-28, 2017, LCD Soundsystem will play for two nights and host fans for three nights of tropical jams.LCD Soundsystem will play two nights, and feature a great lineup of artists for the festival experience. Hot Chip, Run The Jewels, Carl Craig, DJ Harvey, Holy Ghost!, The Black Madonna, Horse Meat Disco, Poolside, Museum of Love, Eric Duncan, Juan Maclean (DJ), Shit Robot, Tim Sweeney, Felix Dickinson, Lovefingers, Heidi Lawden and more TBA will all be performing!Ticket packages go on sale on July 11th, and all information can be found here. Check out the lineup poster below.last_img read more

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Industry veteran Loek Sibbing to leave Univest Company

first_imgLoek Sibbing has announced that he is to step down as chairman of Univest Company, the €20bn asset manager for the 80 pension funds of multinational company Unilever, on 1 June.Sibbing has spent the last four years managing Univest Company, having worked as director of Progress, Unilever’s €4.5bn Dutch pension fund, for five years.The scheme closed in 2013 with a funding ratio of 139% and is one of the pension funds with the best financial positions in the Netherlands.Sibbing said he would now take on “new challenges” and that he wanted to share his experience and expertise with other companies. He said it was too early to make further announcements about the next step of his career.Before Sibbing joined Unilever, he was director of the pension fund of building company Volker Wessels.Between 2005 and 2010, he was chairman of the Foundation for Company Pension Funds (OPF), which is now part of the Pensions Federation.Sibbing said there would not be a successor for him at Univest Company, which is to reduce its leadership team to Mark Walker, global CIO, and Frans Meerveld, chief operations and risk officer.last_img read more

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Neymar pledges PSG trophy haul after world record transfer

first_imgParis, France | AFP | Brazilian superstar Neymar has pledged to spark a trophy glut at Paris Saint Germain after agreeing a five-year deal on a world record 222 million euro ($264 million) transfer from Barcelona.The 25-year-old will earn a mind-boggling 30 million euros ($35.5 million) a year in Paris but insists he will prove value for money for the ambitious but under-performing Qatari-owned French side.“I am extremely happy to join Paris Saint-Germain,” said Neymar.“Since I arrived in Europe, the club has always been one of the most competitive and most ambitious. And the biggest challenge, what most motivated me to join my new teammates is to help the club to conquer the titles that their fans want.“Paris Saint-Germain’s ambition attracted me to the club, along with the passion and the energy this brings. I played four seasons in Europe and I feel ready to take the challenge.The biggest dreams burn brightest in the city of light.#NeymarJr @PSG_inside #ICICESTPARIS pic.twitter.com/0lGh5vAZdi— Beats By Dre (@beatsbydre) August 3, 2017“From today, I will do everything I can to help my new teammates, to open up new horizons for my club and to bring happiness to its millions of supporters around the world.”PSG said that Neymar will be unveiled at a press conference at the club’s Parc des Princes at 1130GMT on Friday.He will then be presented to fans at the same ground at 1345GMT on Saturday before the season-opening Ligue 1 fixture against promoted Amiens.PSG wasted no time in pressing Neymar’s commercial value by announcing that shirts bearing his name will be on sale from 0800GMT Friday at the club’s megastore on the city’s iconic Champs Elysees.Football legend Pele congratulated Neymar on his move, telling his successor in the famed Brazilian number 10 shirt: “Good luck for your new challenge”.“Paris is a beautiful city and one of my favourites in the world,” three-time World Cup winner Pele wrote on Twitter.The transfer is more than double the previous world record set by Manchester United’s capture of Paul Pogba from Juventus last year for 105 million euros, leaving many commentators aghast at the rampant inflation in football transfer fees.Leading coaches such as Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger and Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho lamented that the move could cause even greater inflation in transfer fees and player wages.“It also looks like the inflation is accelerating,” said Wenger, whose 21 years at Arsenal have been characterised by prudent spending. “It’s beyond calculation and beyond rationality.”– ‘A state signing’ –However, in the French capital there is huge excitement at PSG having landed a star name to finally make them feared among European football’s elite with even French president Emmanuel Macron enthused.“It adds attractiveness. Yes, it’s good news,” said Macron. Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img “Neymar to PSG — the transfer of the century”, splashed Le Parisien’s front page on Thursday with the first five pages devoted to his impending arrival.The mood is understandably more sombre in Barcelona where attention has turned to who the Catalans can sign to replace Neymar in the month before the transfer window closes.Neymar’s Brazilian international teammate Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele have both been linked.There is also scepticism at the role played by PSG’s owners Oryx Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) at a time of political crisis for the energy-rich state which has been boycotted by its Gulf neighbours in recent months and will play host to the World Cup in 2022.Spanish newspaper El Mundo described the move as a “state signing.”But whilst La Liga protests at losing one of its biggest stars, Barca’s players have continued to wish their now former teammate well.“My friend I wish you the best in everything that comes!!!” Luis Suarez posted on Instagram alongside a picture of the two hugging.“Also thank you for your support, for everything that I learned with you and for the unique moments that we spent together!!!! Keep like this and never change love you little bro.”last_img read more

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James stuns Nets with furious flurry

first_imgby Brian MahoneyAP Basketball Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP)—LeBron James left the Nets stunned and their coach speechless.The only people who knew how to describe what they were seeing were the New Jersey fans.“MVP! MVP!” ONE MAN GANG—Miami Heat’s LeBron James gives his shoes to Daniel Smith, 7, at the end of the game against the New Jersey Nets, April 16, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) James scored Miami’s final 17 points in a furious one-man rally, finishing with 37 as the Heat pulled out a 101-98 victory over the Nets on Monday night.In a game the Heat never led until the final 51 seconds, James willed them to their 10th straight victory over the Nets. With Dwyane Wade resting, James scored those 17 points over the last 4:48 of a game that immediately goes into his personal collection of memorable finishes.“We were able to grind away and not let it go mentally, and that guy, No. 6, he was pretty good going down the stretch,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He was sensational. Obviously, he made every big play offensively. I believe it was 17 straight to close the game. That’s what an MVP does and we needed it at both ends. But also on a night like this, you can come up with a lot of excuses to not bring that type of performance, but that’s not the type of DNA he has inside of him. The Nets played well but we found a way at the end.”Actually, James did.He wasn’t sure he was going back in as the fourth quarter reached its midway point. But once he did, he pushed past the Nets with an array of layups, jumpers and free throws, pulling Miami within 2 ½ games of Chicago for the Eastern Conference lead.“We want to win every last game to close it out,” James said. “We don’t want to lose again the rest of the season. Ultimately we can to continue to get better.”Chris Bosh had 22 points and 15 rebounds for the Heat, carrying them early in the fourth until James checked back in midway through the period and turned what appeared a certain loss into a stunning victory.“The guy’s just so big and strong. We attempted to double team him twice, and he just overpowered our guys, and then when the third defender came, he beat the third defender; and then, when we fouled him, he still scored. So just an…you know…I’m at a loss for words. I don’t know what to say,” Nets coach Avery Johnson said.Miami won for the sixth straight time in New Jersey, a road game in name only. James never thought he’d hear cheers on the road again after joining the Heat, but he earned all of them no matter where the game was.“I enjoyed it,” said Wade, resting his ankle while the Heat improved to 12-1 without him this season. “I am a fan of the game, so I enjoyed it. He doesn’t get any credit for his scoring ability. I enjoy watching him take over a game like that. It’s fun. Obviously being his teammates, it’s even funner.”The Nets led by 13 points in the third quarter and were still up seven with under 2-1/2 minutes left, but by then James was almost midway through his finishing kick.He finally gave the Heat a lead with a driving basket that made it 97-96 with 51 seconds left, then followed with a short jumper with the crowd chanting “Let’s go Heat!”“Good as I thought, good as a video game. He’s a good player, you know,” the Nets’ Gerald Green said. “I thought we had a great chance to beat them anyway even though he played great, but that’s just the nature of this game when you face guys like that every night.”last_img read more

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Richard Maser – Designing A Better World

first_imgBy Gretchen C. Van BenthuysenLike a lot of college students, Richard M. Maser worked various jobs to earn money to help pay the bills.He didn’t realize it then, but he was laying the groundwork for becoming an entrepreneur who today is the founder, president and CEO of Maser Consulting, a Red Bank-based engineering firm with more than 600 employees and 21 offices along the east coast from New York to Florida, plus New Mexico.His firm specializes in private and public site development; and municipal, traffic and land surveying.As he grew his business he also specialized in keeping his people happy and productive so they stayed – as many do – for 20 or 30 years.“You have to understand people’s personalities and I credit the many jobs I’ve had for that,” he said during a recent interview at his headquarters on Newman Springs Road. “In college I worked for UPS loading trucks, I managed a pool hall, I delivered oil to houses and apartment buildings, I picked up flowers at Newark Airport.“So I dealt with a lot of people and had a lot of different bosses,” he said. “That taught me how to interact with people.“We do that here. We do motivational value training with staff,” he explained. “You can’t have the same approach to talking to everybody. You have to adjust your style depending on the other person. One size doesn’t fit everybody.”Growing up in Newark as the second oldest of five children also helped him learn how to play well with others. It certainly taught him a strong work ethic, Maser said.“My father was a fire captain in Newark, a hard-working blue collar man who always had a part-time job,” he said. “My Mom had a part- time job at S. Klein (on the Square) in Newark, but mostly she was a stay-at-home mom and we were a handful.”He spent his summers at his grandparents’ bungalow in the Leonardo section of Middletown and one of his high school jobs was clerking at the local Foodtown.So it seemed fitting that Philip J. Scaduto, vice president of Food Circus Super Markets which owns area Foodtowns, nominated Maser for the 43rd Joshua Huddy Distinguished Citizen Award that he accepted Nov. 5 at a dinner attended by 270 people at Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck.“I always looked on this award as the greatest award any individual can get in Monmouth County,” said Scaduto, who received the award last year. “It’s very desirable and you’re lucky to receive it.“Richard is an all-around great guy who’s a community advocate and does a lot for a lot of charities. He’s an all-around great guy, and very deserving.”The event raised at least $295,000, which will be used by the Boy Scouts for programming and maintaining local camps, said William P. Montanaro, director of development and marketing.Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth), who has known Maser for about 30 years, presented the award to his friend. Kyrillos also is a previous award winner. He said their children grew up together. (Maser, twice divorced, is the father of Elizabeth, 24, Emily, 21, and Richard 19.)“Although he wasn’t a Boy Scout, he exemplifies all the attributes of a great Boy Scout,” Kyrillos said. “He’s a very impressive businessman who owns one of the largest engineering companies in the state that he started from scratch.”Maser graduated in 1973 from the Newark College of Engineering, now a part of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, he said. During summer breaks, he worked at T&M Associates, Middletown, first as a surveyor then an inspector. After graduation he was offered a job and he took it. Four years later he moved to Shoor DePalma, another local firm.He learned a lot at both firms, he said but was frustrated and decided to start his own company in 1984 with $84,000 he had left after his divorce. He opened an office in a small house on Main Street in Marlboro and lived on the second floor. Friends referred clients to him, former colleagues worked part-time for him.“One of the things I always wanted, philosophy-wise, was to balance private sector land development (parking lots, grading, drainage) and public sector municipal work (roads, parks, water towers for towns),” Maser explained, so that when one of those areas took a downturn – such as the residential market in the late ‘80s – he had government work to keep him afloat.His next milestone was in 1998 when he fired his No. 2 man over philosophical differences just in time to take advantage of the boom in his industry in the early 2000s, he said.And here’s where that ability to read people became a really important advantage.“Since then I’ve attracted a lot of positive people from different geographic locations, different skill sets, and built my business around a lot of strategic hires,” Maser said.That’s how he ended up with an office in Albuquerque. As part of the firm’s business plan, a decision was made to invest $1.5 million in geospatial survey technology, including Mobile LiDAR laser scanning equipment. This cutting-edge technology can be mounted on a vehicle or train and scan everything in its path to produce a high definition map that is stored in the cloud.The scanned data contains millions of points of highly accurate information used for mapping roadway and railway features and assets such as tunnel clearances, lighting fixtures, manholes, and intersections.“We wanted to know who was the best person who does this type of work. And that person happened to live in Albuquerque,” Maser said. “We bought the equipment, but first made sure he was on board.”Maser said he didn’t even ask the guy to move for the job.“One thing you learn is anyone who moves out West never moves back East,” he said with a laugh.“We now use the equipment all over the country,” he said.Maser is sincere when he credits his success to the people he hired.“It’s not anywhere near all about me. It’s really the team I’ve developed,” he said. “We have 60-plus shareholders that come from diverse backgrounds – women, surveyors, scientists, engineers – it’s a diversified group and that allows for a lot of input from different viewpoints and that makes us successful.”Maser also donates to and sits on the board of local charities and nonprofit groups, but never more than two at a time so he can give them the attention they need.Take Lunch Break of Red Bank, which provides food, clothing and services to community members in need.“I passed their building every day on my way to work and saw regular people walking in who needed help. It just looked like a worthy cause to me.”He couldn’t join their board, but his company is doing pro bono survey work for a new building in Shrewsbury.However, Maser recently joined the board at The Arc of Monmouth, for people with mental and physical disabilities. At the suggestion of his fiancé Debbie Parker, he hired an Arc client to do office scanning. It worked out so well, he said, he plans to expand the program to other offices.Maser, now 66, said he keeps promising his fiancé he will slow down from 55 to 40 hours a week.“That’s like retirement to me,” he jokes, adding his only hobby is boating. “I enjoy what I do. Maybe we’ll just take more vacations.”last_img read more

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Hawks take command of Murdoch series, edge Leafs 3-2 in Game four showdown

first_imgNelson defenceman Patrick Croome scored a power play goal past Carson Schamerhorn in the Beaver Valley nets to give the Leaf faithful some hope of sending the series back to Fruitvale squared at 2-2.However, that’s when the Beaver Valley juggernaut went to work.Taylor Stafford, with his fourth goal and sixth point of the series, tied the game as Beaver Valley scored its fourth power play goals in two games.Then goals by Spencer McLean and Reid Anderson 16 seconds apart gave the visitors a two-goal advantage after 40 minutes of play.Tyler Fyfe scored on the power play midway through the third period to give the Leafs some hope, cutting the lead to 3-2. The goal came despite the fact Beaver Valley held a 13-4 shot advantage in the frame.Nelson had one more power play when Ross Armour was sent off for interference.However, Schamerhorn shut the door to give the Hawks a chance to send the Leafs to the golf course come Thursday.Nelson out shot the Hawks — including a 17-6 advantage in the second period — 29-28.Schamerhorn won for the second time in the series while Kootenay Ice affiliate goalie Jason Mailhoit played solid once again for Nelson to register the loss.BLUELINES: Beaver Valley has out scored Nelson in the series 17-9. . . .Before the game started, KIJHL vice-president Bill Sheard presented Leaf defenceman Robson Cramer with two league awards — top defenceman in the Murdoch Division and KIJHL. Cramer, Nelson’s leading scorer during the regular season, is off to Simon Fraser University next season. . . . Nelson got a boost when Darnel St. Pierre returned to the lineup after serving his two-game suspension for check-to-the-head. However, Nelson defenceman Austin Seaman missed his second straight game after being hurt during Game two in Beaver Valley . . . Beaver Valley’s Jace Weegar served the final game of his three-game suspension, and should be back in the lineup Thursday. . . . In Spokane, the Braves tied their series with Castlegar after posting a 6-0 rout of the Rebels. Jon Manlow stopped all 43 shots to send the Braves back to the Sunflower City for Game five even in the best-of-seven series 2-2. Paxton Malone scored twice while Jonny Marzec, Lance Noomen, Sean Collins and Kyle Davis added singles. Game six is Friday in Spokane. The Nelson Leafs put together 55 minutes of great hockey against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Tuesday night in Game four of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division playoffs.Unfortunately, hockey is a 60-minute game.The defending KIJHL champs rang off two goals in the last five minutes of the second period to snap a 1-1 tie and go on to edge the Leafs 3-2 before a crowd of just over 500 at the NDCC Arena.The sweep of games in Nelson gives the Hawks a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Monday Beaver Valley scored five times in the third period to defeat the Leafs 5-2.Game five is Thursday back in Fruitvale.For the second consecutive game Nelson took the lead in the contest after a scoreless first period.last_img read more

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March 4 2013We continue our report about the new

first_imgMarch 4, 2013We continue our report about the new Cordes Junction Interchange at Highway I 17. Here we are on the highway, facing north right in front of exit 262 going into Cordes Junction. We can see the new ‘fly-over’ bridge to Highway 69 towards Prescott.[photo: Chihiro Saito]This is a view of the other side of the fly-over set of bridges and we can see the Paolo Soleri relief designs, as of yet unpainted.A closer look at the same view.Here we are at the left side of same bridges.We will report more on the new Interchange in upcoming reports.last_img read more

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