The horns helped recall the early 90’s Phish sound on old favorites like “The Landlady,” “The Lizards,” “Suzy Greenberg,” “Tweeer,” “Wolfman’s Brother,” “Golgi Apparatus,” and “Cavern,” and lent a full sonic texture to Pink Floyd classics like “Have A Cigar,” “Astronomy Domine,” and “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and Talking Heads hits like “Burning Down The House.”We’ll be sure to share audio from the show with you as soon as it becomes available.SETLIST: Pink Talking Fish (with the Giant Country Horns) | Paradise Rock Club | Boston, MA | 5/6/17 (setlist & notes via Scott Marks)1: The Landlady, Nothing But Flowers > Astronomy Domine > The Lizards > Girlfriend Is Better > The Lizards, Money -> And She Was, Gumbo, Have A Cigar > Slippery People > Suzy Greenberg2: Burning Down The House* > Tweezer > Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Found A Job, Wolfman’s Brother > Run Like Hell -> Making Flippy Floppy% > FrankensteinE: Golgi Apparatus > Cavern > Tweezer RepriseAll songs featured the original Giant Country Horns (Dave Grippo on alto sax, Russel Remington on tenor sax, and Carl Gearhart on trumpet) as well as Matt Wayne on baritone sax* began with Possum tease by Zach% with Rift jam; Caravan tease from horns[Cover photo via Pink Talking Fish] Last night, fan-favorite tribute act Pink Talking Fish brought their patented fusion of Pink Floyd, Tallking Heads, and Phish covers to Boston for a performance at Paradise Rock Club. As advertised, the band brought along a rare treat for this gig–the Giant Country Horns, Phish‘s resident horn section from their 1991 tour, consisting of Carl Gerhard, Dave Grippo and Russ Remington.An expanded 6-piece version of the Giant Country Horns performed with Phish on 4/4/94 and 4/15/94, and Grippo, Gerhard, and Remington have played together in other projects in recent years, but before last the original three Giant Country Horns hadn’t performed Phish songs together since the end of that 1991 stretch.
The United States has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston and accused it of ramping up spying operations, dramatically escalating diplomatic tensions between the feuding superpowers.Wednesday’s announcement infuriated Beijing, which vowed to retaliate as the two countries squabble over a slew of issues ranging from trade to the coronavirus pandemic — and China’s policies in Hong Kong, Xinjiang and the South China Sea.”We have directed the closure of PRC Consulate General Houston in order to protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information,” State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus told reporters during a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Denmark. She added that under the Vienna Convention, states “have a duty not to interfere in the internal affairs” of the receiving state, but there were no further details about the reasons behind the decision.In another statement, the State Department said China has engaged in massive spying and influence operations throughout the United States for years.”These activities have increased markedly in scale and scope over the past few years,” it said.Before the news emerged, firefighters and police were called Tuesday evening to the consulate building in Texas on reports that documents were being burned in trashcans the courtyard, according to local media. The Twitter feed of the Houston police force said smoke was observed, but officers “were not granted access to enter the building”.In Beijing, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said China was told Tuesday that the consulate would have to close, calling it an “outrageous and unjustified move which will sabotage China-US relations”.”China urges the US to immediately withdraw its wrong decision, or China will definitely take a proper and necessary response,” Wang said at a press briefing.”It is a political provocation unilaterally launched by the US side, which seriously violates international law… and the bilateral consular agreement between China and the US.” The Chinese Consulate in Houston was opened in 1979 — the first in the year the US and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations, according to its website.The office covers eight southern US states — including Texas and Florida — and has nearly one million people in the area registered there.There are five Chinese consulates in the US, as well as an embassy in Washington.State-run tabloid the Global Times launched a poll on Twitter in English asking people to vote for which US consulate in China should be closed in response, including the ones in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Chengdu.Twitter is blocked in mainland China. The US has an embassy in Beijing, plus five consulates in mainland China and one in Hong Kong.The order to close the Houston consulate came the same day that the US Justice Department indicted two Chinese nationals for seeking to steal coronavirus vaccine research.The two men, who are believed to be in China, acted in some instances “for their own personal gain” and in others for the benefit of China’s Ministry of State Security, Assistant Attorney General John Demers said at a news conference.China rejected the allegations as “slander”.The Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday warned its citizens studying in the United States to be “on guard” as US law enforcement agencies “have stepped up arbitrary interrogations, harassment, confiscation of personal belongings and detention” of Chinese students.More than 300,000 Chinese study in the US.President Donald Trump’s administration has ramped up pressure on China on a wide range of issues, imposing sanctions on Chinese officials over policies in Tibet and Xinjiang.The United States has led denunciations of the treatment of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, a far west region where an estimated one million Uighurs and other ethnic groups are believed to have been held in re-education camps. The US has also downgraded relations with Hong Kong after China implemented a new security law which Washington says is in violation of Beijing’s promises of autonomy for the territory.In addition, last week Washington formally declared Beijing’s pursuit of territory and resources in the South China Sea as illegal, explicitly backing the territorial claims of Southeast Asian countries against those of China.Washington has also infuriated Beijing by banning telecom giant Huawei and seeking the extradition from Canada of top company executive Meng Wanzhou.Pompeo urged the “entire world” to stand up to China during a visit to Britain Tuesday.Topics :
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Invesco – Invesco’s ETF business Invesco PowerShares has hired Gilles Boitel as business development director in Switzerland. The appointment is part of the business’s ongoing expansion in Europe, it said. Boitel comes to Invesco from Source, where he was in charge of institutional clients in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Before that, he worked at Accenture. The Pensions Trust – Mike Ramsey has been chosen as chief executive of the Pensions Trust in the UK, having been acting as interim chief executive at the workplace pension fund since April. His most recent role was chief executive of Barbon Insurance Group. The trust said Ramsey’s appointment comes during a period of restructuring, with the business focusing on strategic development. AXA Investment Managers – Bill Healey has been hired as global head of smart beta and UK head of buy and maintain at AXA Investment Managers, while Philip Roantree has been appointed senior portfolio manager within the asset manager’s fixed income team. Both men will be based in London, with Healey reporting to AXA IM’s CIO and head of European and Asia fixed income Chris Iggo, and Roantree reporting in turn to Healey. Healey was previously working for JP Morgan Asset Management as head of European high-yield debt for three years. Roantree comes to AXA IM from Morningstar, where he was a fund analyst covering fixed income and absolute return funds. Kames Capital – Alexander Pelteshki is joining Kames Capital as investment manager in the firm’s financials teams, reporting to Gregory Turnbull-Schwartz. Pelteshki previously worked at ING Bank in the Netherlands as senior credit analyst. Before that, he worked in New York for UBS Wealth Management. GAM Holding – David Solo is stepping down as group chief executive at GAM Holding at his own request, and being replaced by Alexander Friedman with effect from 8 September. Solo joined the group in 2004. Before joining GAM Holding, Friedman was global CIO at UBS Wealth Management and Wealth Management Americas. Prior to that, he was CFO at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Mirabaud Asset Management – Majid Hassan has been appointed head of business development activities for the Middle East at Mirabaud Asset Management. He will be based in Dubai. Hassan has worked for the HSBC Group in Dubai, as well as AIG Investments and Standard Chartered. Threadneedle Investments – Maya Bhandari joined Threadneedle Investments as investment strategist in the firm’s multi-asset allocation team on 18 August. She is based in London, reporting to head of asset allocation Toby Nangle. Threadneedle said her appointment followed the recent hiring of Craig Nowrie as client portfolio manager to the team. Bhandari was previously a director of global macro strategy and asset allocation at Citigroup. Lombard Risk Management – Nigel Gurney has been appointed to Lombard Risk Management’s board as CFO. He previously worked at Lepe Partners as CFO. Avida International – Simone Lavelle is joining Avida International as a partner in its UK office. She has previously been a director at Law Debenture and before that was COO and CFO at Cardano UK. Tikehau Group – Nathalie Bleunven and Luca Bucelli have been appointed by Tikehau Group to join the firm’s private debt team. Bleunven was previously managing director and deputy head of mid-caps, LBO and corporate acquisition team at Société Générale. Bucelli was most recently at AlixPartners, where he was involved in financial and operational restructurings with French and Italian clients. Pictet Asset Management – Percival Stanion, Andrew Cole and Shaniel Ramjee are joining Pictet Asset Management in next few months, coming to the firm from Baring Asset Management, where they have worked for 13, 28 and seven years, respectively. Pictet Asset Management said the hires were part of a move to improve its multi-asset product offering. Stanion will become vice-chairman at Pictet Asset Management, and his role will be head of multi asset strategies, excluding Switzerland. He will report to head of asset allocation and quantitative investments Olivier Ginguené. Heidrick & Struggles – John Hindley has been hired by consultants Heidrick & Struggles as partner within the financial services practice and be based in the firm’s London office. He previously worked for Credit Suisse Prime Services, as head of the EMEA Prime Consulting team. Goldbridge Capital Partners – Neal Kutner has been appointed head of business development at Goldbridge Capital Partners. 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Capital Group – The active investment manager has appointed Marnix van den Berge as business development manager for the Benelux region. He will be based in Capital Group’s Luxembourg office, focusing on financial institutions. Van den Berge joins from CBP Quilvest, where he was head of investor solutions. Prior to this, he held positions at Deutsche Asset and Wealth, where he was responsible for Northern European distribution, and Credit Suisse Asset Management, where he was head of Benelux, France/Monaco and Nordic distribution. Aviva Investors – David Lis has been hired by Aviva Investors as CIO of equities and multi-assets, moving from his current role as head of equities at the company. Lis will join Aviva Investors’ executive committee with immediate effect and report to the company’s chief executive Euan Munro.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), has reiterated its commitment to the Pétion Ville Declaration which was formulated in 2013 in Haiti by the regional governments to work closely with the disabled community.In a statement to mark the observance of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, CARICOM’s Assistant Secretary-General for Human and Social Development Dr. Douglas Slater, said the declaration is the commitment given by regional governments to address, with renewed energy and dedication, the development of legal frameworks at the national level to give effect to the commitments made through their adherence to international and regional instruments to promote and protect the rights and needs of persons with disabilities.According to Dr. Slater, the implementation of the Pétion Ville Declaration “will not only contribute towards the achievement of a number of the Sustainable Development Goals, but also to building Social Resilience, a strategic priority of the Caribbean Community’s Strategic Plan 2015 – 2019.”The Assistant Secretary-General noted the CARICOM Rapporteur on Disabilities, in fulfilling its mandate, will facilitate, on a fast track, a number of actions necessary for achieving the goals embedded in this year’s theme “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality” and by extension advance the establishment of a of a disability-inclusive society, for all in CARICOM Member States.On September 22, the 35th Council for Human and Social Development endorsed the appointment of a CARICOM Rapporteur on Disabilities. This appointment represents the culmination of a series of actions undertaken in response to a specific mandate, issued by the CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government at its Thirty-Fourth meeting in July 2013 that priority attention be given to the concerns of persons with disabilities. In accordance with this decision, a high Level Ministerial Meeting on People with Disabilities was held 5- 6 December, 2013, in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, to further discuss the issues affecting people with disabilities.