Electronic-jam legends STS9 returned to ACL Live at The Moody Theater last night for their second and final show at the venue, and they delivered an out-of-this-world performance. The band worked through several of their treasured classics and utilized tons of transitions to put together another high-octane performance.The band opened things up with “Common Descent”, transitioning into “Worry No More” for a great opening one-two punch. “Pianoir” followed, opening up a huge segment that went into “Glogli,” and then “Vibyl,” which contained a strong tease of “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash. “Love Don’t Terrorize” followed, before the band finished off set one with “Out of This World” into “Frequencies 2>3”.Set Two started off with a fun take on “Totem.” “118” followed, before “Give and Take” and “F Word” were trotted out. “Forest Hu” was then stretched out with a jam that landed on “Rilly Wut?” STS9 then explored space with “Hubble”, before finishing up the second set with a run from “World Go Round” into “Awesome” into “The Unquestionable Supremacy of Nature”.For the encore, STS9 busted out one of their most beloved songs, “Aimlessly”, which dropped right into “Nautilus” for a few minutes. The band then fell right back into “Aimlessly”, a perfect segue that brought an excellent two nights in Austin to a close.STS9’s next stop is a two-night run at the Aragon Ballroom next weekend, February 3rd and 4th. See below for a full setlist from STS9’s final show at ACL Live, as well as a full video of the second set, courtesy of Heady FlairOnline Video DeliverySTS9 | ACL Live at The Moody Theater | Austin, TX | 1/28/2017Set Two: Common Descent >> Worry No More, Pianoir > Glogli >> Vibyl^>> The Message*% >> Vibyl , Love Don’t Terrorize, Out of This World**>> Frequencies 2>3Set Two: Totem, 118, Give and Take, F Word, Forest Hu >> Rilly Wut?, Hubble, World Go Round$ >Awesome >> The Unquestionable Supremacy of NatureEncore: Aimlessly > Nautilus >> AimlesslySHOW NOTES:^ HHHF tease* Grandmaster Flash% WTDS tease** Frequencies tease$ Modular outro[setlist courtesy of the Church of STS9]
It’s getting harder for financial institutions to distinguish between fraudulent activity and the activity performed by their legitimate customers.According to research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, released on Tuesday (June 14), nearly 38 percent of financial organizations find it very difficult to tell if a customer’s account activity is fraudulent or not.Kaspersky said the research shows that banks and financial organizations have a long way to go when it comes to managing online financial fraud.“Considering the aggressive competition in today’s fierce financial services market and the extreme disruption from nontraditional providers, a trusted relationship between customers and their financial institutions is a decisive factor for the long-term prosperity of any company,” Ross Hogan, Kaspersky Lab global head of fraud prevention, said in a press release.Approximately 50 percent of the financial services organizations surveyed believe that online financial fraud is on the rise. Just 57 percent claimed that they have put a dedicated anti-fraud security solution in place, and only 46 percent either have a partial solution implemented or nothing at all.“The interdependence of the digital relationships between all financial services market players also means that, if any one organization in the value chain experiences a digital service issue, whether due to fraud, breach, cyberattack, etc., the damage can quickly spread to any of the other organizations,” Hogan added. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
As a result, ABP’s coverage ratio fell by almost 7 percentage points to 90.4%. If the ratio falls below the 90% mark, ABP will be forced to cut pension rights. Corien Wortmann-Kool, the scheme’s chair, said the possibility of a cut was still “very real” and that indexation was “very unlikely for the next five years”.ABP attributed its quarterly performance in particular to fixed income, which returned 2.5%, with long-term government bonds and inflation-linked bonds returning 9% and 2%, respectively.Its interest, currency and inflation hedges returned 2.9% in total.The civil service scheme, however, made a 3.4% loss on equity, with developed-market holdings falling by 4.7%.Its investments in commodities and hedge funds also lost 5.9% and 4.6%, respectively, while property and infrastructure returned 0.1% and 0.6%, respectively.PFZW, the €172bn scheme for the healthcare sector, reported a Q1 return of 4.4% and a drop in funding of 6.2 percentage points to 88.9%.It produced positive returns on government bonds (6.9%) and inflation-linked bonds (2.5%), and returned 4.3% in total from its interest and currency hedges.Local-currency emerging market debt and mortgages returned 5.3% and 2.9%, respectively.It lost 2% on securities, however, with equity (-2.9%), private equity (-0.4%), infrastructure (-2.3%) and real estate (-0.6%) all producing negative returns.It also incurred a 3% loss on commodities.The €42bn metal scheme PME produced a 4.6% Q1 return, citing an 11% return for its 49% matching portfolio.Because liabilities increased by 10 percentage points over the period, however, its funding ratio fell to 90.8% – just short of the critical level of 90%.PME director Eric Uijen said: “We are preparing our participants for a possible rights discount next year.”The €63bn metal scheme PMT attributed its 5.5% Q1 return chiefly to the 13.1% return of its 49% liabilities portfolio of predominantly fixed income.Because liabilities increased twice as fast as its return, however, PMT closed the last quarter with a coverage ratio of 91.8%.BpfBouw, the €51bn pension fund for the building sector, saw a quarterly return of €3bn wiped out by a €5bn increase in liabilities.As of the end of March, funding at the industry-wide scheme stood at 103.9%, following a drop of 5 percentage points in the first quarter.Chairman Jan Ruis warned that indexation would be “off the cards in the coming years”.In the Netherlands, if at year-end a pension fund’s coverage ratio falls below 90%, it must reduce pension rights straightaway.Under the rules of the new financial assessment framework (nFTK), however, schemes may smooth out cuts over a 10-year period. Four of the five largest pension funds in the Netherlands are still facing rights discounts next year, as the impact of falling interest rates, the criterion for discounting liabilities, by far outstripped first-quarter returns.Although interest rates and equity markets recovered slightly in March, funding ratios have fallen by up to 7 percentage points on balance.ABP, the €359bn pension fund for Dutch civil servants, increased assets by €8bn after reporting a Q1 return of 2.2%.The scheme’s liabilities, however, increased by more than €36bn over the period.
RelatedPosts Saraki to Kwara Governor: Call those encroaching my land led by your SA to order FG hails Kwara Governor over social investment programme COVID-19 taught us to be closer to God – ex-NAN Director Aggrieved athletes from the 16 local government areas of Kwara State on Monday staged a protest to demand better welfare as 7th Kwara Sports Festival kicked off in Ilorin. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the athletes, who barricaded the Taiwo Road entrance of the state stadium complex during the protest, said it was absurd for the local government councils to pay them N500 a day for the duration of the games. One of the female athletes said: “Look at my eyes, it was punches to it that made it look like this. “They said they want to pay me N500 a day, for being a boxer, would they be the one to step into the rings? “Let them bring their children to fight us in the ring and we will take the N500.” Another official from Irepodun Local Government Area, who pleaded anonymity, said many of the athletes had since returned to their homes because of maltreatment. The official said: “We have not seen our treasurer and DPM since we arrived Ilorin for the games. “What they gave us as tea this morning was more or less a hot water than what they called it. “I don’t even have a kobo to buy a drink not to talk of to buy food. “Many of our athletes have since returned to their homes because of the poor welfare package at the games.” Reacting to the development, the state Director of Sports, Malam Tunde Kazeem, said he had addressed the protesters and that the situation was under control. Kazeem declined further comments though some of the athletes had threatened to disengage from the games. NAN also gathered that the contingent from all 16 LGAs were being fed by one caterer. It is reported that N2.5 million had been released for each of the participating LGAs. The games opened on Monday with the closing ceremony fixed for February 1.Tags: 7th Kwara Sports FestivalKwara Statetunde kazeem
City’s elite development squad coach Patrick Vieira took his team off the pitch when the 19-year-old French midfielder made the allegations after being sent off just before half-time. Press Association Sport understands the move was supported by City officials and Vieira has received the backing of anti-discrimination network FARE. Croatian club HNK Rijeka have strenuously denied any of their players racially abused Manchester City’s Seko Fofana in a friendly. However, Rijeka have issued a statement in which they dismiss the allegations. “Rijeka clearly and unequivocally rejects any possibility that the players at the match against Manchester City participated in assaulting the rival players on racial, religious or ethnic grounds,” said a statement on the club’s website. “We want to point out the fact that we mentioned at the game we had six players from the Nigeria squad, players who live and train together with our other players, who learned the Croatian language and who have never experienced any discomfort by team-mates – as they themselves can attest. “We also want to point out that Rijeka, in co-operation with FARE, supports a campaign against racism and strongly condemns any incident of its kind. “Because of this, we are surprised by the unpleasantly harsh and baseless accusations of which we are accused and that we completely reject.” Ranko Buketa, who was in charge of Rijeka’s team on Tuesday, accused City of trying to divert attention away from Fofana’s actions which led to his red card. “It looks like a move which is trying to hide a very ugly foul by the Manchester City player that resulted in exclusion, followed by a hasty and illogical decision of the coaching staff to withdraw the team from the field,” he told the club website. “Such an abrupt decision surprised us as it was made by responsible people at a respectable club like Manchester City.” Piara Powar, executive director at FARE, felt Vieira, a Senegalese-born former France international, did the right thing. “We are not, in the short term, able to stop this sort of incident happening but to have someone like Patrick Vieira, with his status, do this makes the message very clear,” Powar told Press Association Sport. “The message it sends out is categorical. It is just the sort of thing which will create change. “We have got to challenge any situation in that regard. “Rijeka are professing puzzlement as to why the team were taken off but I don’t think Patrick would have done that without good cause.” Powar said his organisation, which is active in more than 40 European countries, would be raising the matter with FIFA and he urged City to do the same. “If it was bad enough to take the team off I would hope they would make a complaint,” he added. It is not the first time City’s players have been involved in such incidents. CSKA Moscow were ordered by UEFA to close part of their stadium after midfielder Yaya Toure was racially abused during a Champions League match in October. Porto were fined £16,700 in April 2012 after their supporters directed racist chants at Toure and striker Mario Balotelli, who has since left the club, during a Europa League tie. Youth team striker Devante Cole, son of former Manchester United and Newcastle forward Andy, was racially abused by players and supporters during a UEFA Youth League match against Atletico Madrid in February. Vieira’s decision to lead his side off the pitch is not the first time players have taken direct action in the face of abuse. Midfielders Kevin Constant and Kevin Prince Boateng both walked off with their team-mates in separate incidents while playing for AC Milan and Watford Under-19s took similar action during a match in Italy in December. There has been no response so far from either FIFA or the Croatian Football Association and City are still considering the next course of action. Press Association
This week at the Regent Theater: “Lone Survivor” (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: R Time: 2 hoursMovie Synopsis: LONE SURVIVOR, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative who are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. Based on The New York Times bestseller, this story of heroism, courage and survival directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) also stars Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. (c) Universal Pictures Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 74%. Audience review: 90% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater: Feb. 7 – Nut Job.Feb. 14 – Ride Along