Though it wasn’t originally on the schedule, Warren Haynes treated fans to an incredible solo set at Mountain Jam earlier this summer. When Gary Clark Jr. had to cancel his performance for personal reasons, it was Haynes who stepped up and delivered a monumental set at the Hunter Mountain event.Thanks to Mountain Jam, we now have some pro-shot footage to share from this great performance. The festival released three professional videos, including covers of U2’s “One” and George Harrison’s “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth),” as well as the traditional “Railroad Boy.” Check out all three videos, streaming below!OneRailroad BoyGive Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
WNY News Now Stock Image.NEW ALBION – A Cattaraugus County man is facing felony charges after allegedly stealing a car this week.The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office says 41-year-old Steven Remington allegedly stole the car from the Town of New Albion on Sunday, and then, drove it without the owner’s permission.Remington was taken into custody on Thursday.He is charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Once processed, deputies say he was released on his own recognizance.Remington is due back in court at a later date. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Meanwhile, Deborah Cooper, partner at rival consultancy Mercer, urged pension trustees to monitor market events “closely” and consider its impact on future funding and sponsor covenants.“Boards should review exposure to currency risks and how that might affect future investment strategy and current funding levels,” she added. Bob Scott, partner at LCP, highlighted the small benefit some funds might derive from the decline in sterling’s value.“While this uncertainty is unlikely to be good news for pension schemes, it is worth noting those schemes with significant unhedged overseas investments could actually see their asset values increase – at least in sterling terms,” he said. However, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association called on the government to address the market uncertainty, while stressing the long-term nature of investments held by its members.Joanne Segars, the association’s chief executive, said the volatility was “expected but still unnerving”.“Even though pension schemes are long-term investors with diversified portfolios, continued uncertainty and the increased volatility that goes with it makes it difficult for schemes to protect savers’ interests,” she said.She urged the British government to “reassure” markets.“[The government] and policymakers must quickly turn their attention to making clear their long-term plan for the UK, its economy and its place in the European and global markets to protect pension schemes and their savers,” she aid.Segars earlier on Friday warned that the UK’s departure from the EU would not immediately see changes to UK pension legislation, noting certain areas would need to be “disentangled”. Rising inflation, volatile markets and “stubbornly low” bond yields will see UK pension funds faced with increasing deficits, consultants have predicted in the wake of Britain’s decision to leave the EU.Consultants variously warned that pension funds were in for a “rough ride” as equity markets around the world adjusted to the British electorate’s vote to depart the Union, and would be faced with volatile exchange rates as sterling fell to lows not seen in 30 years.Stewart Hastie, a pensions partner at consultancy KPMG, predicted rising UK inflation and a drop in the value of pension assets in coming years.“Long-end government bond yields will likely stay stubbornly low, keeping pension liability values high and meaning pension deficits are likely to increase and be more volatile,” Hastie said.
The Town of Palm Beach Police department is taking police training to the next level with a training simulator.The $300,000 training system arrived after two years of the department looking into it and just in time for public calls for further police training.The Virtra 300 training system allows trainees walked through 284 real life scenarios in which they experience stressful situations and will attempt to de-escalate them without using force.“If they can better control that physiological response, they can better control the encounter,” Palm Beach Police training manager Michael Ogrodnick said.As the trainee is going through the simulator, the instructors closely monitor the officers and then give them tips on how to better respond to stress and the situation.“Their respirations are going to go up, their breathing is going to go up,” said Ogrodnick, “If the officer does not respond accordingly to the stimuli on the screen, one of the instructors can then change the dynamic, and either bring it up and escalate it a little bit or de-escalate including making the floor vibrate under their feet.”Ogrodnick says the idea of the program is to teach officers how to respond to resistance situations and not have them end tragically:“So hopefully we have scenarios that end well and don’t escalate into a use-of-force or response-to-resistance situation,” Ogrodnick said. “Because we do want our officers to respond appropriately to any resistance, if they need to use force. But our goal is to de-escalate.”
Fellow Carrick man Sean Kelly won the race a record 7 times.Ireland’s Dan Martin remains ninth on general classification, 23-seconds off leader Arnaud Demare. The Bora Hansgrohe rider finished over a length clear of many of the sports best sprinters to claim the 190 kilometres 3rd stage of Paris Nice.Among those left in his wake were Grand Tour stage winners Alexander Kristoff, John Degenkolb, Marcel Kittel and André Greipel.This was the 26 year olds first World Tour triumph – he is the first Irish rider to win a stage of Paris-Nice since Stephen Roche won the Col d’Eze time trial in 1989.