Twiddle kept the jams flowing at the College Street Music Hall last weekend, hitting the famed New Haven, CT venue for two nights on Friday and Saturday. The band had some fun on night one with members of Dopapod and Kung Fu, and the musical magic continued with a great second showing in Connecticut.Due to an illness, keyboardist Ryan Dempsey was unable to perform, and Josh Dobbs from Cats Under The Stars filled in for the entire night. The show also featured Adrian Tramontano of Kung Fu, who added percussion to the entire performance as well. Twiddle’s core members, Mihali, Zdenek, and Brook Jordan, were only amplified by the new energy on stage, opening with “White Light” and keeping the set rocking throughout.The band also welcomed their fair share of special guests on night two, including Teddy Midnight guitarist Wiley Griffin at points during both sets. The West End Blend Horns also made an appearance, joining in on “Polluted Beauty” and “Lost In The Cold” at the end of set one. Finally, Kung Fu bassist Chris DeAngelis appeared in the show-closing “Latin Tang,” even getting in to a bass battle with Zdenek Gubb. When bassists battle, we all win.You can listen to a full audio recording of the show below, courtesy of Matt Moricle.See the full uTwiddle setlist, posted below.Setlist: Twiddle at College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT – 9/10/16Set 1: White Light, Brick Of Barley, Second Wind, Polluted Beauty, Lost In The ColdSet 2: Dusk ‘Til Dawn, Beethoven and Greene, Carter Candlestick > Jamflowman > Frankenfoote, Latin TangShow Notes: This show was a part of the “Festively Plump” 2016 summer tour. The entire show featured Josh Dobbs (Cats Under The Stars) sitting in on keys for Ryan who did not play due to illness as well as Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu) sitting in on auxilary drums. Aqueous opened the show. “Brick Of Barley” & “Beethoven and Greene” featured Wiley Griffin (Teddy Midnight) on guitar. “Polluted Beauty” & “Lost In The Cold” featured The West End Blend Horns. “Latin Tang” featured Chris DeAngelis (Kung Fu) on bass and featured a bass duel with Zdenek.
The pre-qualification questionnaire was an early step in a plan to offer pension provision for freelance researchers.According to the consortium, a lesson from the procurement attempt was that the pan-European personal pension product (PEPP) – for which the European Union is laying the groundwork – would be a more suitable solution for mobile researchers.“One key outcome of discussions with potential providers was that personal pensions products are today mainly a local business with limited [cross-border] involvement,” it said. “Large market players are currently not organised in a way to react to this type of pan-European procurement procedures in the personal pension market.”The Resaver consortium had split the procurement into 31 sub-contracts, for each of the countries in the European Economic Area.Filip Hemeryck, senior consulting actuary at Aon Hewitt in Belgium, which advises Resaver, suggested the timing of the procurement process – with the PEPP regulation still going through the legislative process – might have been an issue.For example, one insurance company had indicated the duration of the contract – three years – was an issue because if the PEPP regulation kicked in in the meantime it could not be certain that the product it had proposed for Resaver was the right solution. The consortium had said its initiative could be considered as a first step up towards a PEPP product for researchers. Resaver said it would likely start a new tender procedure in the near future and was committed to offering cross-border pension provision for researchers without an employment contract.“Experience from the current tender process shows that this issue may be resolved once the PEPP regulations result in real pan-European players [in] this market,” it added.The European Commission published a proposal for a PEPP regulation in June, and the European Parliament’s lead on the PEPP has drawn up amendments. The parliament is due to debate the proposal in the coming months. The Resaver Consortium has postponed a search for personal pension providers because there were too few candidates in the first stage of the procurement.Less than three providers filled in a “pre-qualification questionnaire”, according to an EU tender notification, which the organisation said was not enough to make for a competitive procedure with negotiations. It had therefore decided to stop the procurement “at this point”.In a statement Resaver told IPE: “We believe this to be the best decision for the individual researchers. As we want to have the best solution available currently on the market for the researchers population, postponing seems to be the best strategy.”The consortium is the organisation behind the cross-border pension scheme for European researchers. It already has an occupational pensions vehicle, the Resaver Pension Fund, for researchers with an employment contract.
In Photo: Dorrel Miguel Leblanc. Photo credit: LIME DominicaRoseau Dominica – August 5, 2011: LIME has kept its promise and one lucky customer and his companion will join thousands in Barbados to enjoy and witness pop Caribbean Princess ‘Rihanna’ live in concert tonight at the Kensington Oval. This will be Rihanna’s first performance in the Caribbean in five years.Dorrel Miguel Leblanc of Copthall has emerged as the lucky winner from Dominica who will join other winners from the LIME Caribbean territories who won the promotion in their various countries. Mr. Leblanc is a LIME postpaid customer and he qualified to win the Rihanna contest by texting ‘Rihanna’ to 5463. He won 2 VIP concert tickets, airfare to Barbados, accommodation and ground transportation. A similar treat will also be enjoyed by LIME employee Donald Tavernier where he and a guest will have the opportunity to enjoy the Rihanna concert VIP style.Thrilled by the news of his victory, Mr. Leblanc, a huge fan of Rihanna, thanked LIME for the opportunity to travel to Barbados for this major concert. Mr. Tavernier also expressed his gratitude to his employer for recognizing the work being done by employees and giving him the opportunity to enjoy this historic moment.“Rihanna’s Caribbean concert is definitely the event of the year because right now she is one of the hottest entertainers on the planet and LIME is extremely proud to present this historic event,” said Grace Silvera, Regional Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications.Adrian Elcock, Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Authority said: “The BTA is extremely excited to have LIME on board as its corporate partner in delivering the Rihanna show to the people of the Caribbean. LIME is the leading, fully-integrated, communications company in the Region and it has consistently and sincerely demonstrated a commitment to promoting high quality entertainment and developing the culture and arts of the Caribbean.“We believe that our partnership with Rihanna, demonstrates Barbados’ support for its global superstar, and we want to showcase her amazing talents, at home in Barbados, to the world. As such we know that LIME would make an excellent partner in helping us to communicate that message to the World.”Participating territories included Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, the Turks & Caicos Islands and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. To qualify, LIME customers simply had to text ‘RIHANNA’ to 5463, purchase a BlackBerry handset from LIME or by signing up for a BlackBerry plan from LIME..“Rihanna Loud in Barbados” is part of a three-year marketing deal the multi-award winning singer has signed with the Barbados Tourism Authority.Press ReleaseLIME Dominica Share Tweet 99 Views no discussions EntertainmentLocalNews LIME Customer & employee off to Rihanna concert in Barbados by: – August 5, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Share