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A Documentary Of Rush’s Farewell “R40” Tour Is Coming To Theaters Soon

first_imgLegendary prog rock trio Rush‘s 2014 worldwide farewell tour, R40, will soon be immortalized in the form of a new feature-length documentary entitled Time Stand Still. The film, narrated by outspoken Rush enthusiast actor Paul Rudd, follows the band as they wrap up their last tour.The film will be shown in theaters for one night only–November 3rd–across the U.S., and for a full week in Canada, before being released for home viewing on November 18th by Fathom Events. The version shown in theaters will also include a 20-minute mini-documentary called Rush: A Salute To Kings, featuring in-depth discussions about Rush and their importance and influence with famous rock n’ rollers like Gene Simmons (KISS), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), and more.Tickets to the theater showing are available here. You can watch the official trailer for Time Stand Still below:last_img read more

Saturday Is for Funerals

first_imgMax Essex, the Mary Woodard Lasker Professor of Health Sciences, and Unity Dow track the Botswana HIV/AIDS crisis through heartrending narratives of those affected by the disease — an estimated one out of four adults.last_img

Three East Java students arrested for ‘inciting fight against capitalism’

first_imgMalang city police chief Comr. Leonardus Simarmata said they had confiscated several items of evidence, including two pieces of cardboard emblazoned with the words “Tegalrejo Melawan” (Tegalrejo Resists), motorbikes, three helmets, black spray paint and three cellphones from the suspects.Asep said the three students had been charged under Article 160 of the Criminal Code on public incitement, which carries a sentence of up to 10 years’ imprisonment.”MAA was the initiator who bought the spray paint and wrote on the walls with SRA. AFF’s role was overseeing the activity,” he said.Read also: Books seized, five arrested as police claim anarcho-syndicalists plan mass looting in Java The three have been detained at the Malang Police’s detention facility since Monday, Asep added.The Surabaya Legal Aid Institute (LBH) criticized the arrest of the three students, who they claimed were apprehended by the police and named suspects based on mere speculation.Lukman, a member of LBH Surabaya advocacy team stationed in Malang, said that the three students were arrested at 8 p.m. on Monday by five police officers who accused them of involvement in an anarcho syndicalist group.The students are activists who often took part in Kamisan protests — a weekly silent protest held every Thursday to demand state action on human rights abuses — including in assisting Tegalrejo farmers in Malang regency to defend their land against a corporation, he said.He also opposed the police’s charges against the three students.”We demand the three activists be released immediately because their arrests were flawed. This is a violation of justice,” he said.Topics : Three student activists in Malang, East Java, have been arrested for alleged vandalism with the intention of inciting the public.National Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Asep Adi Saputra said on Wednesday that the three students, identified as MAA, 20, SRA, 20, and AFF, 22, had allegedly damaged property by writing provocative words on walls in six locations.“They aimed to incite the public to fight against capitalism, which, according to them, is endangering the people,” he said in a video published on the police’s Tribrata TV YouTube channel on Wednesday.last_img read more

Pension funds’ ETF allocations driven by diversification, study shows

first_imgPension fund allocations to exchange-traded fund (ETFs) are driven by diversification and tactics over short-term transition management, research shows.Schemes’ allocations have grown in recent years but are perceived to be used mainly in investment strategy transition and overlay management.However, research from Greenwich Associates found that pension funds hold onto ETF investments for an average of 29 months, the highest of all institutions in Europe.Its survey of 120 European institutional investors, of which 68 were pension funds, found that one-quarter actively allocate to ETFs. Between the insurance company, asset manager and pension fund respondents, investors allocate an average of 7% of assets to ETFs, the study showed.Greenwich said differences in pension fund regulation within Europe meant it was difficult to make country comparisons, but that public and industry-wide schemes were more likely to use ETFs than company schemes.The study, sponsored by BlackRock, also found 69% of pension fund investors used ETFs for international diversification.More than half (53%) used the funds for tactical adjustment in portfolios, as well as part of a core allocation.Only 9% used ETFs for transitional management, with roughly one in 10 using the strategy for interim beta or overlay management.The report said: “Despite the widespread use of ETFs for tactical applications, few institutions are employing ETFs as true short-term investments.“Less than 2% of study participants report average holding periods of a month or shorter. In practice, European pension funds seem to be employing ETFs in the most strategic manner.”The study also anticipated a growing interest from pension funds, with more than one-fifth of institutions expected to increase ETF exposure over the next three years.However, Greenwich said the actual rate could be higher, as investors – particularly those on the Continent – continuing to diversify away from European government bonds.“As they do so, [investors] are moving beyond the area of expertise and the capabilities of the internal investment departments that have managed sizeable portions of those assets,” the report said.“These changes will likely create demand for new means of achieving desired investment exposures and for new tools for risk management, transition management and other functions associated with more diverse and complex portfolios.”Greenwich also said it expected ETF usage to expand further away from equities, where it is primarily used.“Robust adoption rates in fixed income and experimentation with ETFs in new asset classes such as commodities will also drive ETF growth,” it said.Research from PwC said 78% of asset managers and investment companies surveyed in its report expected total assets in ETFs to increase from $2.6trn (€2.3trn) to $5trn in 2020.last_img read more

Dodgers shut out at Wrigley Field, lose a series for first time in a month

first_imgThe Dodgers further hamstrung their chances Wednesday, running into a pair of outs on the bases. Chris Taylor was thrown out at home on an outstanding play by Jason Heyward in the third inning. Kike’ Hernandez was doubled off second on a line drive in the eighth. Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Taylor later left the game with tightness in his left hamstring. The injury is not considered serious and Taylor is expected to play Friday when the Dodgers open a series in New York.“We’ll see. He’s gotten beat up a little bit,” Roberts said of Taylor, who was hit in the back of a helmet by a pitch Tuesday and fouled a ball off his left ankle in the first inning Wednesday. “But CT’s obviously mentally, physically tough. We’ll evaluate it on Friday but the expectation is he’ll be in there on Friday.”The Cubs pieced together runs one at a time against Dodgers starter Ross Stripling to hand him his first loss after six consecutive wins.A hit-and-run single by Ben Zobrist in the first inning set up a run when the Dodgers couldn’t turn a double play quick enough. Kyle Schwarber muscled up and shot a solo home run through the wind into the center field bleachers. Javier Baez led off the fifth inning with a double (one of his three extra-base hits in the game) and scored on an RBI single by Kris Bryant. CHICAGO — The winds of change have blown through the Dodgers’ offense and it has had a chilling effect.The most productive offense in the majors for the first half of June, the Dodgers managed just five runs in three games – 28 innings compressed into about 28 hours by Monday’s rainout – at Wrigley Field, none Wednesday as Jon Lester and Anthony Bass combined to hold the Dodgers to six hits in a 4-0 shutout.It was the first series the Dodgers lost since they dropped two of three in Miami on May 15-17 and the first time they have been shut out since May 6 in San Diego. Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury “Offensively, I thought it was one of our best-approached offensive games,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said, trying to pull the wet blanket off. “Lester might have had a little rabbit’s foot in his pocket. He didn’t have the command he normally has and we took some really good swings and squared a lot of balls up. They made some really good plays. Credit to them, to Jon for hanging in there and going seven innings.“When we did get guys on, we just couldn’t get that big hit. But overall today, I thought the at-bat quality was good.”That great approach produced 29 fly balls that fought the Wrigley winds – blowing in throughout the series – and came down short of the ivy.“You know how it is here,” Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp said. “I’ve hit some balls hard here that didn’t go out and I’m like (makes curling motion with his arms), ‘Better get in the weight room.’ And I’ve missed some balls here that I was surprised when they went out. It’s Wrigley. It’s a blessing and a curse.“We hit some balls hard in this series. That’s all I’ll say.” Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ center_img Only one of those balls went out – a solo shot by Joc Pederson leading off Game 1 of Tuesday’s doubleheader. They hit no home runs Sunday either, leaving Pederson’s solo shot as their lone home run in the past four games after hitting 34 in the first 13 games this month. Not coincidentally, the Dodgers have lost three of their past four games.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Without the long ball providing offense, the Dodgers have been unable to make up for it with clutch hitting. They went 5 for 35 with runners in scoring position in this series including 1 for 6 during Wednesday’s shutout.“We have to situational hit, too,” Roberts said. “We had opportunities this series and we didn’t come through. Sometimes you do have to get a guy over to then hit a fly ball or a grounder to get him in. We had opportunities to do that. We need to get better. We need to get better.“That’s definitely one facet. But I think every manager will say their team needs better situational hitting. But, absolutely, when you’re not hitting the ball out of the ballpark things do get magnified. And when you go up against good, quality pitching, when you do get opportunities which are harder to come by, you do have to sometimes manufacture, absolutely.”Related Articles Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense PreviousThe Chicago Cubs from left, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, and Addison Russell celebrate the team’s 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers after a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 20: Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs forces out Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at second base in the eighth inning at Wrigley Field on June 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 20: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsChicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 20: Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on June 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo hits an RBI ground out to Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Logan Forsythe during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. Jason Heyward scored. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Los Angeles Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, right, talks to starting pitcher Ross Stripling in the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras tags out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor at home off a throw from right fielder Jason Heyward, to end the top half of the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Cubs catcher Willson Contreras tags out the Dodgers’ Chris Taylor at home off a throw from right fielder Jason Heyward, to end the top half of the third inning during Wednesday’s game in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras celebrates after tagging out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor at home off a throw from right fielder Jason Heyward, to end the top half of the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester wipes his face in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs’ Ben Zobrist singles during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber watches his home run off Los Angeles Dodgers’ Ross Stripling during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy catches a shallow pop up in foul territory by Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora Jr. during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras checks the runner at first during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp looks out to right field after his fly out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs’ Tommy La Stella hits a pinch-hit RBI single off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Yimi Garcia during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. Javier Baez scored. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Anthony Bass delivers during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. The Cubs won 4-0. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)The Chicago Cubs from left, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, and Addison Russell celebrate the team’s 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers after a baseball game Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 20: Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs forces out Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at second base in the eighth inning at Wrigley Field on June 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 18CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 20: Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs forces out Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers at second base in the eighth inning at Wrigley Field on June 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Expand Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more