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moe. Performs Intimate Acoustic Set At Garcia’s [Full Audio/Gallery]

moe. spent their weekend at Port Chester, NY’s The Capitol Theatre, celebrating the holiday season with their first-ever, two-night Famoe.ly Holiday Concert series. “Two night” may not be the best phrase, because yesterday’s performance was actually played during the light of day, as an acoustic brunch set at Garcia’s – the smaller venue adjacent to the main Cap room.After a night spent in the main hall debuting new originals and dusting off tunes from their Seasons Greetings album, the band brought out the acoustics and worked through a very fun performance. They opened with some classics, “Not Coming Down > Wormwood > Okayalright,” and included a few holiday tunes in their setlist with “Hey It’s Christmas” (a debut), “Together at Christmas” and “Blue Christmas.” There was also time for an acoustic “Chromatic Nightmare,” as well as the show’s finale, an acoustic version of their new favorite cover song, “Jump Around.”Listen to the full audio below, courtesy of taper Brian V. You can also see a full gallery of the two night stand below, courtesy of Capacity Images.Setlist: moe. | Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 12/4/16Set: Not Coming Down > Wormwood > Okayalright, Hey, It’s Christmas#, Shoot First, McBain, Together At Christmas*##, Dead Flowers, Nebraska, Chromatic Nightmare, Blue Eyed Son, Blue Christmas^, Tambourine, Faker > MothEnc: Jump AroundNotes:# FTP## LTP > 12/12/13^ LTP > 12/08/12 Load remaining images read more

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UK think tank suggests lead regulator for DC funds over merger

first_imgThe UK should consider allowing a single regulator to take the lead on defined contribution (DC) regulation but not pursue a merger of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) with The Pensions Regulator (TPR).The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) said it was unclear whether there would be benefits to the launch of a single regulator, rather than having trust-based schemes overseen by TPR and contract-based arrangements supervised by the FCA. However, it questioned why TPR had, in contrast to the FCA, no duty to protect the overall integrity of the pensions market and said that, in absence of a single regulator, one of the two bodies should be asked to lead on matters of pension regulation.Melissa Echalier, senior policy researcher at the PPI, noted that comparing the two regulatory regimes was difficult, as they were for types of provision that had developed over many years. “However, the implementation of automatic enrolment in which trust and contract-based pensions have been used for similar groups brings into contrast the two regulatory regimes, and it is clear they both have strengths that could helpfully be used by the other regulator,” she added.The PPI said the FCA’s focus on preventing adverse events was “valuable” when there were new and emerging priorities within the market, pointing to the growing importance of master trusts.The FCA’s current approach to authorisation and monitoring of companies is stricter than the rules applied to master trusts, regulated by TPR, the PPR noted, with interviewees contributing to the report warning that the lack of supervision risks leading to poorer outcomes for savers if a master trust is forced to wind up.The concerns around entry requirements for master trusts have not gone unnoticed by TPR.Its chief executive Lesley Titcomb recently hinted that the Master Trust Assurance Framework – so far only completed by four schemes – could be made mandatory for all providers.The acceptance by those interviewed by the PPI that merging regulators would not be “straightforward” echoes concerns by the government, with former pensions minister Steve Webb saying a single regulator was not one of his concerns.New pensions minister Ros Altmann has stood by remarks from both her predecessor Webb and Treasury ministers that the government was not considering further change.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to PPI report comparing regulatory regimes for DClast_img read more

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UW to take on DePaul in NCAA first round matchup

first_imgRiding a nine-game unbeaten streak and a conference tournament title to show for it, the No. 9 Wisconsin women’s soccer team (18-2-2, 10-2-2 Big Ten) earned an automatic bid into the 64-team NCAA tournament as a No. 4 seed.In their opening round game Saturday, the Badgers will take on DePaul (16-0-4, 7-0-2 Big East) at the McClimon Soccer Complex.Similar to Wisconsin’s storybook season up to date, DePaul is also in the midst of arguably their best season in program history, as they snagged their first Big East Tournament Title last Sunday with a convincing 2-0 win over Georgetown. Despite some close calls, including a penalty kick shoot-out victory over Marquette in the second round of the conference tournament, the Blue Demons have yet to lose a game this season.Wisconsin head coach Paula Wilkins said it’s been years since the Badgers played against DePaul, so the team will need to start preparing immediately as they aren’t a familiar foe. In addition, Wilkins said she predicted her team would be a 3-seed in the tournament and didn’t expect the matchup they were ultimately given. DePaul enters the NCAA tournament at the No. 13 team in the country, just four spots behind Wisconsin.“We were surprised by the seeding because they were one of the undefeated teams in the country and they just won the Big East and we just won the Big Ten,” Wilkins said. “So to have such close two teams playing each other is a little interesting, but we’re excited for the challenge.”Wilkins added that she and her players felt a bit duped by the NCAA Selection Committee for two straight years now, as last year Ohio State received a bid after finishing ninth in the Big Ten, while the Badgers were sent packing after finishing fifth.Regardless, Wilkins said this year’s team has a new-found mentality and focus, which has been evident in their off-season training effort as well as their ability to close out close games and hold themselves accountable for mistakes. Wilkins said the turn around she’s witnessed is unprecedented in her coaching career, including her previous stint at Penn State.“Penn State had a lot of talent, so it was more about managing them, but this group actually changed,” Wilkins said. “And I think that was the most inspiring thing for me as a coach.”As redshirt senior goalkeeper Genevieve Richard prepares herself for her final stretch as a Badger, the Big Ten’s Goalkeeper of the Year and defensive MVP of the Big Ten tournament said, the key to the rest of the team’s success will be continuing the same preparation routines which have been so effective all season.As for the Badgers’ seeding in the tournament, Richard said the decision doesn’t bother her that much and that recognition is earned through a winning tradition.“I know that it’s all about consistency and you earn respect through time and not from just winning a Big Ten Tournament now, but I think the program is moving in the right direction,” Richard said. “For today, that’s fine. If we win three times in a row and we’re still in the same position, now there’s an issue, but I think we still have something to prove and we’re on a good track.”Looking ahead to Saturday’s matchup, UW senior forward Kodee Williams said a key factor for the Badgers’ attack against DePaul will be finding a way to capitalize on more of their attempts on goal. Despite racking up 24 shots, with eight of them on target against Iowa last Sunday, it took until the 104th minute for something to finally find the net.“That is definitely going to be one of our focuses this week,” Williams said. “We’ve out-shot our opponents like crazy and Cara [Walls] and I take a lot of responsibility for not finishing and that’s definitely something that we’re focused on. For us to allow zero shots on goal in one game and one shot on goal in the other, is just outstanding and I can’t give enough credit to our back six. That’s going to be key for us in the NCAA’s.”With all the experience playing a huge role all season for Wisconsin, Williams said the “wow” factor of making the final tournament isn’t really there and it’s more about the team being focused on what they know is needed to win and just taking it one game at a time.“We’re ready for anything and I think if we can keep up the way we’ve been playing, and maybe be a little more clinical in the final third, we’ve got a good shot at making it pretty far,” Williams said.Wisconsin and DePaul will kickoff the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the McClimon Center. The winner will advance to the second round of the NCAA’s to take on either UCF for Georgia.last_img read more