Back in May, White Stripes’ guitarist Jack White announced that he’d be releasing a children’s book later this year via Third Man Books. The book called We’re Going To Be Friends reimagines the White Stripes’ classic song of the same name off 2001’s White Blood Cells, following the innocent childhood friendship between the singer and a girl classmate named Suzy Lee. To create the accompanying images, White tapped illustrator Elinor Blake (who is also a musician, better known as April March, whose song “Chick Habit” was featured in Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof) for We’re Going To Be Friends. The book drops on November 7th, though the book is available for pre-order here now, and each copy of White’s book comes with a download card for the original White Stripes version of its title song, along with renditions by April March and The Woodstation Elementary School Singers.Though his public appearances are frequently sparse, to promote the upcoming release of We’re Going To Be Friends, Jack White will be hosting a number of promotional appearances at Barnes & Noble locations in New York City and Los Angeles. On November 4th, White will appear at a Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles, while on November 11th, he will appear at Barnes & Noble’s location on the Upper West Side. [H/T Jambands]
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Servant leadership is something I’ve written about before. Those who practice this type of leadership know how unique it is – you’re gaining trust and loyalty by investing in the personal and professional well-being of your employees, not through force.Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership from the Core, has great insights on practicing servant leadership. He was recently asked about the “secret” to great management. His response: “It’s the ability to serve the needs of others before your own.”Further elaborating on this advice, Schwantes provides six ways that leaders can practice servant leadership.Give people freedom and autonomy. Many careers today are very specialized. Schwantes encourages leaders to “get out of the way” and let knowledgeable workers do their thing.
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Huddle House has notified consumers of a breach to its point-of-sale (POS) system, which likely impacted 341 locations between August 2017 and Feb. 1. The company said that malware was installed on POS systems to collect payment information, including cardholder name, card number and expiration date.Huddle House said that within 24 hours of learning of the intrusion, it contacted an IT investigation and security firm to analyze the intrusion. It also said it has put additional security measures in place to reduce the risk of further attacks.The breach notification also includes resources for consumers who believe they may have been impacted by the breach.NAFCU has long been active with lawmakers on this issue, and was the first group after the massive 2013 Target data breach to call for a legislative solution to reform the nation’s data security system. Both the House Financial Services Committee and Senate Banking Committee have identified data security legislation as a priority for the 116th Congress to ensure consumers are protected.
Hermes Fund Managers has attracted more than £200m (€252m) in new capital to its infrastructure fund, including a commitment from Santander’s UK pension scheme.The manager said that, counting the new £210m in capital, Hermes Infrastructure Fund (HIF) had now raised more than £700m, including commitments from a number of unnamed UK local authority pension schemes.Antony Barker, director of pensions at Santander UK, said his fund had invested with Hermes because the strategy had allowed it to tailor its exposure to direct and indirectly owned assets while allowing for a rapid deployment of cash into attractively priced secondary investments.“Investing in infrastructure assets is an important component of our asset allocation strategy, reflecting the natural hedge for liabilities and the chance to utilise our illiquidity for best reward,” Barker said. Peter Hofbauer, head of Hermes Infrastructure, told IPE HIF’s strategy was based around three approaches – a value-added strategy, one acting as a fixed income substitute and a third, opportunistic strategy “almost akin to private equity”.Hofbauer said the fund’s exposure to the UK would vary depending on the strategy, but added that, being a sterling-denominated fund, the further away it moved from sterling holdings, the higher the risk.“We have the ability under our different strategies to invest outside the UK – and, in fact, all the way to emerging markets – but that clearly is in the higher risk/higher return strategies compared with predominantly in the UK for the core liability-matching strategies,” he said.He added the fund was “predominantly, virtually solely equity”, and that while HIF had the capacity to invest in infrastructure debt, it had struggled to find opportunities.Hermes currently oversees £2.7bn in infrastructure assets, of which £2bn is in a managed account for the BT Pension Scheme.Santander’s Barker told IPE in April that the fund had committed to the Hermes venture while discussing the £7.8bn Santander UK Group Pension Scheme’s strategy to reach full funding over the next decade.At the time, he said he viewed infrastructure equity as “overbought” and that he saw the asset classes debt as offering a more attractive risk/return profile.“Hence, we are tempted to keep our powder dry,” he said.“We will buy into some situations. We are perhaps more interested in secondaries that are becoming available to us.”Barker noted that this was in line with the fund’s interest in distressed sellers, which was also a focus of its real estate strategy.
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Those who will be at least 18 years ofage on or before Election Day, or on May 9, 2022, who is a resident in thePhilippines for at least one year and in the place where he or she intends tovote for at least six months on or before Election Day, may register. Valera urged those qualified not to waitfor the deadline but visit early its office to register in preparation for thenational and local elections two years from now./PN ILOILO CITY – Voter registration forthe 2022 national and local elections will resume beginning Jan. 20,announced the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Western Visayas. * Applications for registration Registered voters as of the May 13, 2019midterm elections need not apply anew. * Reinstatement of name in the list ofvoters Meanwhile, there will be no voterregistration in 23 municipalities of Palawan in view of the plebiscite set onMay 11 for the ratification of Republic Act 11259 which divides it into threeseparate provinces — Palawan del Norte, Palawan Oriental and Palawan del Sur. * Change or correction of entries in theregistration record Registration should be done personallyat the city or municipality’s office of the election officer from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,Mondays to Saturdays, including holidays. * Reactivation of registration record * Transfer of registration records Persons with disabilities, seniorcitizens, as well as members of indigenous peoples or indigenous culturalcommunities and other members of vulnerable sectors may also update theirrecords. Based on Comelec Resolution No. 10635, thepoll body said the new registration period will cover the following: “As usual masunod kita sa schedule nga ginpanaog sang Comelec-centraloffice. Open ang aton tanan nga municipaland city election offices sapagbaton sang application for registration starting on Jan. 20,”Valera told Panay News on Saturday. According to Comelec assistant regionaldirector Atty. Tomas Valera, the system of continuing registration would runfor 21 months from Jan. 20, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021.
Audrey L. Price, 92, passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at her home.Born, January 2, 1925 in Cincinnati, OH, she was the daughter of Bernard J. and Rosella (Sharkey) Gates.Audrey was a graduate of the Seton High School in Cincinnati. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Decatur County Homemakers.She is survived by three sons, Dana (Mary) Price, Winter Park, FL, Kevin Price, Cincinnati, Chris Price, Cincinnati; three daughters, Debbie (Mark) Howard, Westport, Melody (Doug) Fletcher, Cincinnati, Kim Anderson, Cape Coral, FL; one sister, Mary Ann Henderson, Cincinnati; 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Britton and Lew Price; brothers, Jerry and Lloyd Gates; sister, Lois Vornhagen; grandchild, Markey Howard.Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9 to 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg. The funeral mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the church with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Memorials may be made to the Our Hospice of Southeastern Indiana.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
Penny S. Brickner, age 54 of Brookville, Indiana passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in Batesville, Indiana. Daughter of Robert and Matilda (Seiter) Brickner.Penny is survived by her mother Matilda Brickner of Mt Carmel, Indiana, daughters Sarah Berns of Delhi, Ohio and Tarah Lindner of Mt. Carmel. Grandmother of Michel Berns, Gabreal Lindner, Dakota Lindner and Sophia Berns. Sister of Johnny Brickner of Mt Carmel, Indiana.Visitation will be Friday, June 14, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 7:30 P.M. with Pastor Ronnie Wolf officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home.Memorials may be directed to the family c/o the funeral home.
The office building from which the crane fell was heavily damaged, with several of the windows smashed.Officials do not yet have a cause for the collapse. Seattle police are working with the state Department of Labor and Industries on the investigation.Daren Konopaski, business manager for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302, says the crane was being dismantled as high winds moved through the area. He adds, “We don’t know, but that’s what seems to have happened here. We are in the process of trying to get information.”A Google spokesperson issued a statement that the company is saddened about the accident and is in communication with Vulcan, the real estate firm managing the site. Tragedy struck Seattle on Saturday, when a construction crane fell from a building at Google’s new campus onto a busy street during heavy winds, killing four people and injuring four more individuals.According to Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, the deceased victims include one female and three males. Two of the dead were reportedly ironworkers who were inside the crane while the other two were inside cars.Scroggins said the crane collapsed near an intersection before 3:30 p.m.Four other people were injured and taken to a local hospital, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said. Two of them, a mother and her 4-month-old baby, have been discharged. She added, “It’s a horrible day in Seattle when something like this happens. But it’s a time when we come together because Seattle is a city that rallies around each other.”Obstruction on Mercer St and Fairview Ave N blocking the EB lanes. Fallen crane on west side of Fairview Ave N and Mercer St intersection. Avoid the area and use alt routes. pic.twitter.com/GLUAXTTjHl— SDOT Traffic (@SDOTtraffic) April 27, 2019
Itemuagbor is also grateful to sponsors and friends of the race whose support he said cannot be quantified especially following the last minute withdrawal of Ecobank.“I am delighted we have been able to attract corporate giants to partner the race. Coca-Cola came in this year while Nigerian Breweries Plc, the pioneer and largest brewing company in Nigeria joined us last year and renewed their support this year. We also had the five-star Wells Carlton Hotels & Apartments as well as Dan Oil and Petrochemicals Ltd who joined us to make this year’s race the monumental success it is.”Itemuagbor is also grateful to the men and women who worked day and night to ensure the race got off to a perfect start and a thrilling finish.Meanwhile, Solomon Dalung, the immediate past Minister of Sports and Youth Development has described the seventh edition of the race the best ever and hailed the organisers of the one-day road running event for lifting the image of Nigeria.“I am very impressed with the high level of professionalism on display here. We have once again proved to the rest of the world we have the capacity to organise world-class events.“This race has projected Nigeria’s name in positive light and I am appealing for more corporate involvement in the years ahead,” said Dalung who was one of the VIP runners on Saturday.Bahrain Dawitt Fikadu (29:03) and Kenya’s Sheila Chelangat (52:59) won the men and women’s title respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The promoter of the IAAF silver label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race, Mike Itemuagbor has said that the backing of Edo State Government and sponsors and friends of the race made last Saturday’s event the huge success it turned out to be.Last Saturday’s race has been described as the most successful edition since the inaugural edition of the event in 2013 and Itemuagbor whose company, Pamodzi Sports Marketing organised it is delighted with the outcome of the event.“I really want to thank His Excellency, the executive governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki for his continued support for the race. He has provided the enabling environment for us to thrive and I am happy we have not disappointed him, the Edo State people, especially the great people of the Okpekpe community,” said Itemuagbor, an indigene of the rusty community in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State. Godwin Obaseki