Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) 2009 annual report.Company ProfileNairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Limited operates as a securities exchange in Kenya offering an automated platform for the listing and trading of various securities such as debt, equity and derivative securities. It provides clearing and settlement services for transactions in derivative securities through its subsidiary, NSE Clear Limited. It also acts as a central counterparty in derivative securities transactions. Kenya is one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Sahara Africa and NSE plays a vital role in this growth by encouraging savings and investments as well as helping local and international companies access cost-effective capital. The securities exchange operates under the jurisdiction of the Capital Markets Authority of Kenya; is a full member of the World Federation of Exchange; a founding member of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA); the East African Securities Exchanges Association (EASEA) and the Association of Futures Market. Nairobi Securities Exchange is a partner exchange in a SSE initiative led by the United Nations. Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
How I plan to turn £60.30 into a million by investing in top dividend stocks Harvey Jones | Monday, 18th January, 2021 Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Harvey Jones It’s possible to make a million pounds by investing in top dividend stocks, provided I’m patient and stick with it. I don’t expect to do it in a single leap, say, by investing in the next Amazon or Tesla at an early stage. Instead, I plan to build my wealth little by little, then let it roll up to become something very big indeed.I’m a big fan of dividend stocks. They’ve had a rough time since the pandemic, but the regular shareholder payments can help me make a million, provided I put them to work. I’ve just received the modest sum of £60.30, and that’s put me another small step closer to building sufficient money to retire.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…That £60.30 is the latest dividend payment I received from an investment trust, Scottish Oriental Smaller Companies Trust. I didn’t have to do anything to generate it. The trust just sent it to me. As do most of the stocks, trackers and mutual funds I hold. My portfolio is mostly invested in UK shares, which pay some of the most generous dividends in the world.I’m earning income from dividend stocksI don’t expect £60.30 to turn into £1m all on its own. I’d have to live for 144 years for that to happen, assuming an average total return of 7% a year. At that point, I’d by 199 years old. And £1m probably wouldn’t be worth that much!Happily, that £60.30 is just one of many (and a small one). Another fund I own, HSBC FTSE All-Share Index, pays me around £70 every month. I have a FTSE 100 tracker that pays about £600 a year. I reinvest all back into my portfolio and compound growth should turn them into something quite big one day.Somebody with a £100,000 portfolio could get dividends totalling around £3,500 a year. After 30 years those payouts alone would top more than £350,000, if they grew at an average of 7% a year. My imaginary investor would also have their original £100,000 plus capital growth on top of that from rising share prices. They will also generate dividend income and capital growth on all their future contributions. That million looks achievable.Roll up, roll upAll too often we think of dividends in terms of percentage yields, but I like to think of them in cash terms and I can really see how amazing they are. If I invest, say, £10,000 in FTSE 100 life company Phoenix Group Holdings, its current 6.75% yield should hand me £675 this year. I’ll get something similar next year as well. And the year after that.The more dividend stocks I buy, the more payouts you’ll get. Sadly, many UK companies have suspended dividends during the pandemic, but plenty yield 6% or more, including these two. I cherish each £60.30 you receive, or whatever the sum. It may not be worth a fortune today but, over time, all those little payments could turn into a million. That’s the joy of investing in dividend stocks. Image source: Getty Images Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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The Anatomy of Fear InspirationBy Don LindseyIn my life reminders play a very important role. In all honesty, I wouldn’t get half of the things that I get done without a reminder of some sort to do the tasks I need to do. They also keep me focused when life gets chaotic. I seem to be getting a lot more scatter-brained the older I get so writing myself a list of things to be done can cut down on me wasting a lot of time sitting around wondering what it was that I needed to accomplish.Reminders also are useful for improving my mood when days are emotionally difficult. When I’m having one of those days that sees everything I touch fall apart, remembering to pray and take a couple minutes to breathe allows me to turn things around and make the day better. In my opinion, this is due to me reaching out to God because when I do so, I almost instantly relax. Knowing that He’s with me reminds me that I am loved and as it turns out, that’s important to me.I’m sure that I am not alone in that thinking, in fact, I’d go as far as to predict that most of us are like that and that’s not a bad thing. It can also be a very refreshing thing to know that you have shown someone that they are loved by doing something kind for them. The more I explore this thought process, the more it becomes clear that finding a way to share our love for each other instead of focusing on our differences could eliminate a lot of the state of anger our society finds itself constantly in.I am blessed to have several reminders of love and how lucky I am every day in my wife, kids, and parents. Spending time with any of these people is a gift and I’m learning not to take that time for granted. Whether it’s a funny conversation with one of my kids, helping my parents out with something, or doing something that my wife appreciates, I tend to get the most out of my days when those that I love are involved in as many situations as possible. Seeing their smiles or hearing their laughter always puts me in a good mood and makes me want to continue the positive environment going on around me.At the end of the day, I think about the best thing we can do as people is to make the area around us better. Doing that could be something as simple as reminding someone that they’re loved. The feeling that comes from seeing their appreciation is worth it alone. You’ll probably see something else in their look as well. That would be a reminder that you are also loved. 2 COMMENTS TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleApopka firefighters still assisting in Hurricane Michael aftermathNext articleThe best news of the week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply Hey Donny, aint it the truth? The wonderful thing about prayer is that He is constantly speaking to US, and reminding us that He is there, just yearning for us to visit with Him. Imagine that prayer is nothing but visiting with Him. He talks to us in a language without words but that we never fail to understand! Keep talking to Him my friend, He loves you. Chaz Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor. Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community. October 14, 2018 at 11:50 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here charles towne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Don Lindsey LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! October 14, 2018 at 11:24 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Exactly! Prayers are our in my opinion God’s way of communing with us and it’s always nice to visit with the Creator. It truly is an amazing experience to have our Lord’s undying love. Hope all well my friend, God bless!D.L
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAdvent Health Apopka Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleOn Peace Officers Memorial Day, we honor the responders of last resort Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From the AdventHealth NewsroomAdventHealth campuses in the tri-county area — Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Celebration, East Orlando, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Park — were awarded an ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes AdventHealth’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.“AdventHealth’s success is the direct result of our team members and their hard work and commitment to delivering first-rate, whole-person care,” said Daryl Tol, president, and CEO of AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division.“To be recognized nationally as an ‘A’ hospital is an accomplishment the whole community should take pride in,” said Leah Binder, president, and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Hospitals that earn an ‘A’ grade are making it a priority to protect patients from preventable medical harm and error. We congratulate hospital leaders, board members, staff, volunteers and clinicians who work so hard to earn this A.”Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.To see AdventHealth’s full grade details, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit hospitalsafetygrade.org and follow The Leapfrog Group on Twitter and Facebook.About The Leapfrog GroupFounded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, Leapfrog’s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here
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Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown June 21, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dubious investigation into Sochi-based investigative reporter RussiaEurope – Central Asia Organisation Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Читать по-русски в pdf и ниже / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders is disturbed by all the inconsistencies and procedural violations marking an investigation into Nikolai Yarst (Николай Ярст), an experienced freelance journalist who is under house arrest in the southern city of Sochi on a charge of illegal possession of drugs.Yarst, who was working for public TV station OTR at the time of his arrest on 23 May, is facing a possible 10-year jail sentence under article 228 of the criminal code.“Many questions need answering,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Why have there been contradictory versions of Yarst’s arrest? Has it been confirmed that his fingerprints were not on the envelope containing the drugs? Why did the police take a week to realize his clothes had traces of drugs and can that be considered evidence if those traces have now disappeared? And if he really was a drug addict, why would he have drugs in his car while on his way to a meeting with the police?“Yarst’s latest story implicated the Sochi police, a member of which had also had a personal argument with him, so the utmost care is needed. The best way to get at the truth would be to order an additional investigation and assign it to someone else. The allegations by Yarst’s lawyer of serious procedural violations must be taken into account. If it turns out the charges were fabricated to block Yarst’s investigations, all necessary conclusions must be drawn.”On 23 May, Yarst and his cameraman Philip Vasilenko (Филипп Василенко) were heading to an appointment at the Sochi office of the Investigative Committee (Russia’s FBI equivalent) in the hope of getting information for a story they were working on.Their car was stopped en route by a traffic policeman who – while refusing to identify himself, – said the car was the subject of a police bulletin. However, according to the version later given by the interior ministry, the car was stopped because of a traffic violation and was searched because the driver and passenger were behaving “strangely.” Either way, many other policemen immediately arrived at the scene and one of them allegedly discovered the envelope containing drugs on the back seat. Yarst was arrested, given drug tests, and was charged with illegal possession of drugs. After two days in policy custody and the start of a campaign for his release, he was released and placed under judicial control.A week later, the police said they had found traces of drugs on the clothes he was wearing at the time of his arrest, although the traces were so slight that nothing remained. A new order was then issued putting him under house arrest for two months, and forbidding him to communicate with anyone except his lawyer and the investigating judge.The investigation was concluded in record time on 7 June and an additional investigation was ordered – for just one day. Yarst’s lawyers are currently being informed of the evidence against him, which has to be endorsed by the prosecutor’s office and then passed to the court. Yarst denies the charges, which he claims were fabricated in response to the story he was working on.At the time of his arrest, Yarst was investigating the case of a seven-year-old girl who remained in the custody of her mother’s partner after the mother’s death. A court ordered that the girl, who had inherited land and real estate, be placed in her father’s custody but the police and Investigative Committee did not comply, suggesting complicity with the mother’s partner. The defence also thinks the fabrication might be linked to an argument Yarst had on 20 April with a person who identified himself as a colonel in the local police and who reportedly threatened him with “reprisals.”Many journalists and local human rights groups, including the Union of Russian Journalists, have condemned the charges against Yarst and are campaigning for their dismissal. A press conference with Yarst’s lawyers will be held in Sochi at 3 p.m. on 27 June.Sochi’s hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympics is being used by Reporters Without Borders for a campaign to draw attention to the state of freedom of information in Russia and to express support for Russian civil society.Photo: Nikolai Yarst’s page on Vkontakte social network Николая Ярста задержали, принудили сдать анализы на наличие наркотических средств и арестовали за “незаконное хранение наркотиков”. За журналиста вступилось множество его коллег. Через двое суток Николая Ярста отпустили на свободу под подписку о невыезде. Спустя неделю полиция заявила, что нашла следы наркотиков на одежде, которую журналист носил в день задержания, однако в таком незначительном количестве, что ничего не осталось. После этого журналиста поместили под домашний арест на два месяца с запретом общаться с кем бы то ни было, за исключением адвокатов и прокурора. Расследование провели в рекордно краткие сроки и завершили 7 июня. Следствие по делу возобновили на один день из-за появления новых обстоятельств и тут же закрыли. В настоящее время адвокаты знакомятся с материалами уголовного дела, которое прокуратура должна будет утвердить и затем передать в суд. Николай Ярст полностью отрицает все обвинения и утверждает, что дело связано напрямую с его профессиональной деятельностью. News May 21, 2021 Find out more На момент ареста Николай Ярст проводил журналистское расследование по делу семилетней девочки, которую после смерти ее матери удерживает сожитель последней. Журналист разоблачал бездействие сотрудников полиции и Следственного комитета по применению судебного решения передать девочку, которая унаследовала долю недвижимого имущества и земли, ее биологическому отцу. Это вызывает подозрения в существовании сговора между сотрудниками правоохранительных органов и лицом, удерживающим девочку. Другая версия защиты заключается в том, что 20 апреля Николай Ярст посcорился с человеком, который представился полковником местной полиции, который ему пригрозил “отомстить”. to go further 23 мая 2013 г., около 15-ти часов, Николай Ярст и его оператор Филипп Василенко направлялись в Следственный комитет Сочи для того, чтобы получить информацию для их расследования. Офицер дорожной полиции, отказавшийся представиться, задержал их машину, и заявил, что на них есть ориентировка. По более поздней версии МВД машину остановили за нарушение правил дорожного движения, а поведение водителя и пассажиров было «неадекватным», из-за чего был проведен обыск. На место незамедлительно прибыли другие сотрудники полиции и пресса. Один из сотрудников обнаружил на заднем сидении машины конверт с наркотиками. RussiaEurope – Central Asia «Репортеры без границ» крайне озабочены процессуальными нарушениями и противоречиями в проведении расследования в деле независимого журналиста Николая Ярста. Этот опытный журналист, который в настоящее время работает с общественным телеканалом ОТР, был арестован 23 мая в Сочи. Ему было предъявлено обвинение в “незаконном приобретении, хранении и перевозке наркотиков в крупном размере” (статья 228 УК). Помещенный под домашний арест, он рискует лишиться свободы сроком на десять лет. RSF_en Related documents rwb_press-release_russia_21.06.13.pdfPDF – 236.8 KB Receive email alerts “Последнее расследование журналиста касалось действий местной полиции, один из сотрудников которой, возможно, находился с ним в личном конфликте. Таким образом, необходимо проявлять осторожность. Для поиска правды необходимо перенести следствие в другой регион и провести дополнительное расследование. Необходимо учитывать опасения адвокатов подсудимого, которые заявляют о серьезных процессуальных нарушениях. Если будет доказано, что дело было сфабриковано против журналиста по причине его профессиональной деятельности, нужно будет сделать необходимые выводы”. June 2, 2021 Find out more —-Подозрительное уголовное дело на журналиста из Сочи Help by sharing this information News News Follow the news on Russia News В 2014 г. в Сочи состоятся Зимние олимпийские игры. В связи с этим «Репортеры без границ» запустили кампанию поддержки российского гражданского общества, чтобы привлечь общественное внимание к состоянию свободы информации в России. Фото с личной страницы Вконтакте “В этом деле много неясного. Почему обстоятельства его ареста были последовательно представлены в разных противоречивых версиях? Было ли доказано, что на конверте с наркотиками не было отпечатков пальцев Николая Ярста? Почему полиции потребовалась целая неделя для того, чтобы обнаружить следы наркотиков и на одежде журналиста? Может ли этот факт рассматриваться в качестве улики, учитывая, что на сегодняшний день эти следы исчезли? Если же журналист на самом деле наркоман, тогда как он смог поступить так опрометчиво и положить наркотики в свою машину, собираясь на встречу с органами правопорядка?”, – вот круг вопросов, которые задают себе «Репортеры без границ». Многие коллеги и местные правозащитники, в том числе Союз журналистов России, выступают в поддержку журналиста и протестуют против выдвинутых обвинений. Пресс-конференция, на которой адвокаты раскроют материалы дела, состоится 27-го июня в Сочи. Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing May 5, 2021 Find out more
Home » News » COVID-19 news » OnTheMarket offers joining estate agencies free listings and shares sweeteners previous nextMarketingOnTheMarket offers joining estate agencies free listings and shares sweetenersWhile existing estate agencies were recently given a 33% discount, firms joining the firm are to be given a full discount until the crisis is over.Nigel Lewis27th April 202001,335 Views OnTheMarket is offering joiners a four-month ‘free listings’ deal alongside an enhanced shares package and sweeteners to persuade them not to list with other portals.Contracts issued to joiners will include shares worth £1,000 per branch for its standard deal or £2,500 if an agent signs up to list exclusively for 12 months.These share value calculations are based on a share price that is the higher of £1 or the price at the time of issue. Its share price is currently 63p.In addition, agents will receive extra shares regardless of which deal they opt for but depending on how many other portals they list with. The extra shares, which are also paid per branch, will equate to a percentage of the fees the agent pays up until 31st August next year.If an agent lists exclusively with OTM then it will receive half of its listings fees value as shares, 30% if it lists with one other portal and 20% if its two other portals.And finally, agents are to be given a permanent discount on their listings fees of 10% if they stick to a one other portal rule and 20% for a two other portal arrangements.In return agents must sign up to a minimum contract term of sixteen months, while annual fee increases will be capped at RPI +2%.For example, a one-office sales and lettings firm, listing on a one other portal basis, will pay £314 per month. But, in addition to receiving £1,000 of welcome shares, it will also receive £94 of shares for every paying month up to 31 August 2022.Clive Beattie, Acting Chief Executive Officer of OnTheMarket following Ian Springett’s departure, said: “This is a defining moment for agents as they make their short-term and longer-term portal choices.“It is in the interests of existing shareholders and the industry alike that as many agents as possible stand together and fully support OnTheMarket.”Read more about OnTheMarket. clive beattie OnTheMarket OTM April 27, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
Colleges are enrolling bumper student numbers on to bakery courses this year, with admissions up between 9% and a staggering 160%.City of Liverpool Community College reports a 25% rise, with 50 students on year one VRQ Level 3 Diploma Food Manufacture and 38 students on year two VRQ Level 3 Diploma and more on a waiting list.Bakery co-ordinator Eve Cottrell said: “There’s a greater interest in baking and we’re seeing an increased number of school-leavers, while mature students are those looking for a career change or have been affected by the credit crunch.”Tameside College of Technology in Manchester has seen a slight increase in numbers, up from 22 to 24 on its Bakery NVQ Level 1 and from 20 to 28 on the Level 1 in cake decoration, while Blackpool & The Fylde College reported a steady rise in numbers, with 29 students on bakery courses last year and 34 this year.University College Birmingham is enjoying the best enrol-ment it has seen for years, with 73 full-time students (Levels 1 2 and 3) and 41 on part-time courses all doing a Food Manufacture (Bakery) qualification.David Mizon teaches at The Sheffield College, where numbers on the bakery course have risen from 10 to 26 this year, with a 50:50 split between school-leavers and post-19 students. “While colleges themselves haven’t done that much promotion, there has been more about bakery in the media and the Hairy Bakers have also helped raise its profile,” he said. “Bakery has also benefited as people are being encouraged by job centres to train.”However, there is one exception as only nine students are doing a VRQ course at Brooklands College down from 35 last year and 60 who did NVQs in 2006.Tutor Jane Hatton said low numbers in the last two years were due to the college deciding to cut bakery out of the curriculum for catering students. “Last year they allowed us to run a sugarcraft VRQ as well, but this year they have not allowed us to do this. Students now on a full-time programme are only in two days a week.”
“The undisputed kings of electro funk,” said Lettuce drummer Adam Deitch recently. It’s the best way to introduce the brothers Mark and Matt Hill, otherwise known onstage as Lawrence, KS spawned duo, The Floozies. The group has lived up to the reputation from city to city over the last 8 years, most recently stopping at The Catalyst Club in downtown Santa Cruz, CA last Wednesday, March 30th.That their music is funky is undeniable, but older brother Matt, who operates the strings of the group, draws a limit to how much can actually be expressed about a piece of music, opposed to saying nothing and letting the music speak for itself. “I think as soon as you start describing it, the conversation becomes a lot less funky. I think there’s certain ways you can describe, like classic funk from the ’70s. Describing a piece of music as funk isn’t the same as saying it’s funky,” said Matt. “It’s got a groove hard enough to where you don’t think about it. You just start tapping your feet and make that face like somebody farted. That’s kind of a goal when we’re in the studio. You keep pressing and working on a song until you can’t stop dancing to it – that’s when it’s right. I don’t want you to have to sit there and talk about it to enjoy it.”Anyone heading to a show more than likely has an idea of what they are getting into – the duo’s albums Tell Your Mother and Do Your Thing, as well as several single tracks, are available for free download off of their site. “There’s not really much of a downside,” said Matt about giving the music out for free. “I don’t know what it is about clicking “buy” on an album on iTunes, but for some reason, even for me, I hesitate even though I’m trying to hear anything new that I can. So we don’t want to wait for people to overcome that hesitation to hear it. I want to share this with everybody as soon as I possibly can. That’s always the way we feel when we finish an album. We get too excited about it.”But the group’s main focus has always been about the live show.Given the flexible nature of the material, the unspoken bond between brothers and the vibe provided by years of successful fan relations, the live show is a party. Bouncing between original material and remixed classics, The Floozies only stopped the music three times in the two hours they had the stage, including the encore break.From original beat busters like “Wild Card” from their latest, four-song Granola Jones EP or Tell Your Mother’s “Love, Sex and Fancy Things” shaking the dance floor early on, it was a smooth transition into “Assthem,” an anthem about asses that reads more like Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” featuring The Floozies. The crowd erupted with approval, belting out all of the words.From start to finish, the glitch-hop inspired drops of songs like “All Night Long” and “No Part Of This” kept the crowd on their toes. Running through most of their latest EP, Granola Jones, as well as crowd favorite album pieces, such as Tell Your Mother’s “Somebody Help Me” > “Oh My Gawd” segment. A crucial separation, however, is that most of their transitions between songs are totally improvised.After a rowdy hour and a half, the band left the stage at 12:40 AM without warning. The track simply stopped and they walked out the rear exit off of the stage. But they immediately returned, along with a special guest musician, Andrew Clymer, bassist for the opening group SunSquabi.Clymer jammed on the tracks “Birfday Suit” and the title track of the Granola Jones EP, before leaving the stage and allowing the brothers Hill to finish with an untitled track they dubbed “New Masterpiece,” which is the unofficial title they give to whatever song they happen to be working on, similar to a “Jimmy Stewart” notation from Umphrey’s McGee.Starting the night off proper was SunSquabi, a Motown inspired glitch-funk trio out of budding Boulder, CO. Featuring Clymer along with Chris Anderson on drums and Kevin Donahue on guitar, the hour long set featured originals, remixes and an official collaboration with GRiZ on the title track (listen here) of the upcoming album Odyssey, due out on April 8 from All Good Records.With the exception of a pair of remixes of Zapp & Roger and Phil Collins, all of the tracks were originals and the majority of those were brand new tunes. “After The Rain,” for instance, is a track they placed in the middle of the show that had the highest energy, despite only debuting the day before the show.With sold out shows across the country, and huge festival appearances at Summercamp, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Sommerset, and Bumbershoot that continue to cement the Floozies’ ascent, while also joining GRiZ at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 4th for a sold out show. The Floozies are bringing the funk back, and they’re right on time.Setlist: The Floozies at The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA – 3/30/16One Set: Serpintine Fire, Wild Card, Marshmallow Stompers, Love Sex Fancy Things, Just Cant Sit, Jam Box, Ass Anthem, Back On It, All Night Long, Get Away, Fnktrp, Need This, Stuntin’, One Word, Somebody Help Me, Oh My Gawd, No Part Of This, Kinky, Sunroof Cadillac, Italian Chandelier, Saint Motel Remix, Encore: Birthday Suit, Granola Jones, Do Your Thing, New MasterpieceSetlist: SunSquabi at The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA – 3/30/16One Set: CMS, Zapp and Roger – Heartbreak (Remix) , Mob Boss, Odyssey ft GriZ, In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins remix), Pablito, After The Rain, Squabcat, Sticky, Tequila[Quotes via Pollstar]Check out a full gallery of images below, courtesy of Joshua Huver: Load remaining images
You can listen to Heaven And Earth in its entirety below via Spotify:Kamasi Washington – Heaven And Earth – Full Album Early this summer, contemporary jazz torch-bearer Kamasi Washington released his new double album, Heaven And Earth, marking Washington’s first release since his 2017 audiovisual concept EP Harmony of Difference and his first full-length effort since his aptly named 2015 effort, The Epic. On the new album, Washington pushes the boundaries of contemporary jazz and inserts African culture as the epicenter of the album’s character.As Kamasi explained when he announced the release of Heaven And Earth:The world that my mind lives in, lives in my mind. This idea inspired me to make this album. The “Earth” side [tracks 1–8] represents the world as I see it outwardly, the world that I am a part of. The “Heaven” side [tracks 9-16] represents the world as I see it inwardly, the world that is a part of me.In promotion of the album, Kamasi shared a number of visual clips, including a pair of one-minute videos that help elicit the celestial beauty of Heaven (“The Space Travelers Lullaby”) and the stark human urgency of Earth (“Fists of Fury”) and a full music video for Street Fighter-inspired single “Street Fighter Mas”.Today, Kamasi Washington has released the latest music video from Heaven and Earth, “Hub-Tones”, which you can watch below:Kamasi Washington – “Hub-Tones”[Video: Kamasi Washington]As NPR Notes,“Hub-Tones” is Kamasi Washington’s modern take on the title track from trumpeter Freddie Hubbard‘s 1963 album. A prolific musician, bandleader and composer, Hubbard worked with some of the most talented jazz players of his era — John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and James Spaulding, to name a few. He made large contributions to the continued relevancy of modern jazz and bebop. Washington carries the torch of Hubbard’s legacy by drawing on his familial roots, which adds a new energy and urgency to the classic song.In a video clip about the track, Washington explains, “As an African-American, a lot of us don’t know the country of our origin — that’s why most of us take on the ideology of Pan-Africanism. I was trying to connect to my ancestors by connecting African rhythms with a Freddie Hubbard tune, which gave me that connection in a different way.”