Yesterday, Terrapin Crossroads, the iconic venue in San Rafael, California, owned by the Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, announced that they had a special event in store tonight. This evening, Nicki Bluhm, Eric Krasno, Grahame Lesh, and Ross James will all come together and perform as part of Songs To Fill The Air series in the backyard of Terrapin Crossroad. The event is free to the public and an all-ages affair, with food and drinks available for attendees. The show starts at 5:30, and those who can make it are probably not going to want to be late. Following the free performance, Ross James will perform inside as part of his Cosmic Thursdays.
With the UK general election on 8 June having delayed the start of formal exit negotiations with the EU, there is little certainty about the impact of regulatory changes on the financial sector.However, some businesses are already envisaging operational changes. Almost a third (31%) of the investors surveyed said it was either “moderately likely” or “very likely” that they would reduce their operational or organisational presence in the UK.A similar proportion (29%) said they did not envisage any changes, while 10% said they were likely to increase their presence.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Source: State StreetHow State Street’s clients envisage changing – or not changing – their UK allocationsThe German regulator is to host a workshop for UK asset managers next month to provide information to those firms seeking to establish a presence in Germany, as IPE reported yesterday.Michael Metcalfe, head of global macro strategy at State Street Global Markets, said there were “tentative signs” of a post-Brexit slowdown – something that was widely predicted before last year’s referendum, but has yet to materialise. Long-term investors remained optimistic, however, Metcalfe said.This week the UK’s economic growth figure for the first quarter was revised down from 0.3% to 0.2%. Year-on-year growth was also revised down slightly, from 2.1% to 2%.“The beginning of Brexit would appear to have done little to dent the confidence of long-term investors in the UK,” Metcalfe said. “The question now is whether that will last as actual Brexit takes shape during the negotiation process.” The early political rhetoric surrounding Brexit has not persuaded most institutional investors to drop UK investments, according to a survey from State Street.The firm surveyed 101 of its institutional clients in the immediate aftermath of the UK triggering Article 50 of the EU constitution, which confirmed its intention to leave the bloc.One fifth (19%) of investors said they planned to reduce their UK holdings in the next six months, up from the 16% recorded at the start of the year. However, the majority – nearly two thirds (64%) – did not envisage changing their UK allocations.Sentiment was marginally more positive quarter-on-quarter, State Street reported. More than a third (35%) of investors said they were positive about global economic growth on a three to five year view, up from 33% at the start of the year. Just 11% said they had a negative outlook, compared to 19% who were bearish on medium-term prospects in January.
Randall “Randy” Irving Givan, 76, of Milan passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at his home. Randy was born Wednesday, July 7, 1943 in Milan, the son of the late Charles and Mabel (Lower) Givan. Randy served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver; was of the Baptist faith; a member of the Moores Hill American Legion Post #209 and Veterans of Foreign War. His hobbies included: shooting guns; horses; and he loved his animals.Randy is survived by sons: Colton “Domi” Givan of Cincinnati and Tim Garcell of Oregon; daughter Heather Givan of Cincinnati; sister Connie McMullen; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Larry Lee Givan; brother in-laws William Sauer and Glenn McMullen.A service celebrating his life will be held 11 AM Friday, January 17 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill with Pastor Tom Holt officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Sinai Cemetery, with full military rites provided by the Moores Hill American Legion Post #209. Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 9 – 11 AM Friday also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in honor of Randy to the American Cancer Society. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester Street, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032, (812)744-3280. You may go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
The Northern Irishman, who had fallen 10 shots behind the lead after three rounds, carded five birdies in his four-under-par round to end one behind winner Kang Sung-hoon. It was a strong finish after what had been a frustrating third day for the world number six at the Woo Jeong Hills Country Club course near Cheonan. Three other Koreans, Lee Sang-hee, Lee Chang-woo and Joong-kyung, also finished on three-under 281. Kang scooped the title after a strong back nine, including a crucial birdie at the last. Kang was one over for the day after 11, but birdies at the 14th and 15th, as well as the 18th, saw him come home in 32 for a two-under-par round of 69. Rory McIlroy shot a final-round 67 to claim a share of second place at the Kolon Korea Open. The only blemish in the final round for McIlroy, who had been playing his first tournament for a month, was a bogey at the 16th. McIlroy, the star attraction at the OneAsia Tour event, said: “I could have shot anything, absolutely anything. “I only missed two greens and had so many chances, but it was like the story of yesterday – I just didn’t hole enough putts. “I created so many more chances today that it could have been 61, 62. It just wasn’t to be. “I didn’t birdie any of the par fives, which was disappointing. “I felt like it could have been so much lower the last couple of days.” McIlroy was three off the pace when he completed his round but the capitulation of overnight leader Kim Hyung-tae may have exacerbated his sense of frustration. Kim had begun the final round with a four-stroke lead but shot a six-over 77, which included a triple bogey six at the 13th, to finish alongside McIlroy on three under. Press Association
Off to its best start since 2005, the USC baseball team will return home from a victory in Long Beach to take on Akron in a three-game weekend series at Dedeaux Field.On target · Senior pitcher Ben Mount and the Trojans are off to their best start since 2005. Mount currently has an earned run average of 1.50. – Katherine Montgomery | Daily TrojanThe Trojans started 4-0 thanks in large part to their starting pitching, which gave up a total of six earned runs during the season’s opening week. That performance was highlighted by freshman pitcher Stephen Tarpley’s nine-strikeout debut in the series finale against Jacksonville University and capped by senior pitcher Brandon Garcia’s gutsy 5 2/3 innings on Tuesday at Long Beach State.“Three of the games were really tight in the late innings,” said coach Frank Cruz. “The fact that the team was composed enough to go ahead and win all three says something. We’ll take that experience with us to the later parts of the season.”Now, USC takes on an Akron team still searching for its first victory in 2012. The Zips fell to Elon University in their season opener before dropping both ends of a doubleheader against Appalachian State on Saturday.Against the Zips, the Trojans will feature what figures to be their regular weekend rotation with redshirt senior pitcher Andrew Triggs toeing the rubber Friday night and senior pitcher Ben Mount and Tarpley holding down Saturday and Sunday afternoon, respectively. Cruz, however, indicated that no one’s spot is 100 percent secure.“It all depends on performance,” Cruz said about the makeup of his weekend rotation. “Things change, but I know that’s the way it’s going to be this week.”If any of the Trojan starters are secure, it’s Triggs, whom Cruz called the team’s “de facto ace.”“[Triggs] has been ‘the guy’ for three years here now,” Cruz said. “I don’t see that changing.”Akron will likely counter with its own three-man rotation, which struggled in its first go-around of the year. Sophomore Jon Pusateri was the only Zips starter to go longer than five innings during Akron’s three losses, and senior Andrew Brown was tagged for seven runs in five innings on Opening Day against Elon.Cruz isn’t letting the team take any opponent lightly, however, and stressed that his team still has several things to work on during the week.“I’m not trying to give anyone the ‘coach talk’ but [the Zips] are a solid team,” Cruz said. “They have a very well-respected manager [Coach Rick Rembielak] and they’ll be a tough opponent.”“I think base running is definitely something we can improve on. We need to have a bit higher percentage on our execution. We’re doing OK, but we need to be better.”The bats, led by do-everything freshman Garrett Stubbs, who has seven hits in his first 16 at-bats as a Trojan, also drew Cruz’s praise for their performance in the season’s opening week.“I think we’re taking some good swings,” Cruz said. “We’re taking some mature swings, which I would expect from some of our older players. But the younger guys are stepping it up as well.”The three-game home stand will give USC time to prepare for its first big test of the year, a road series at perennial national power North Carolina that will likely provide an accurate gauge of where USC stands in the college baseball landscape.First pitch on Friday against the Zips is at 6 p.m., Saturday’s afternoon contest begins at 2 p.m. and Sunday’s series finale is a 1 p.m. first pitch.