Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven To Play Last-Minute Performance For Free, Tonight

first_imgThe exciting new band Electric Beethoven makes their way throughout the East Coast in the latter part of 2016, kicking things off with an exciting set this weekend at Catskill Chill. With only a few live shows under their belt, not to mention the complex task of turning the music of Beethoven into live, improvised dance music, the band has announced a free show in the Bay Area tonight.In an announcement, bandleader Reed Mathis says:If you’re in the Bay Area, you’re invited to join us — for FREE!! — at an open rehearsal tonight in the East Bay. Make your way to the Ivy Room (minutes from Berkeley), by 8pm and watch as we lift the kimono and show you the process behind loading two complete Beethoven symphonies with improvisational CDM (“classical dance music”) jams. After this, we load up the Ludwig Van and head east for our maiden journey… come wish us Bon Voyage!The show will take place at the Ivy Room, and more information can be found here. Be sure to catch Electric Beethoven at Brooklyn Comes Alive in October! More details here.last_img read more

Talanx and ver.di strike deal in breakthrough for new German DC model

first_img“The fact that Talanx – as the first employer in Germany – now plans to implement this new instrument of retirement provision on a joint basis with us represents an important step especially for employees with low incomes and can could be a model for other companies.“ The prospective plan will be provided via Die Deutsche Betriebsrente, a vehicle set up by Talanx and fellow insurer Zurich last year. It may yet also secure Zurich as a client, with the insurer saying it also intended to adopt the social partner model, and planned to begin negotiations with ver.di shortly.The Talanx spokesman explained that Talanx and ver.di hoped their agreement could serve as a blueprint. “We have to wait and see if other industries feel fired up by it,” he said. Finally!The new type of pension provision has been permissible since the beginning of 2018, when major occupational pensions reform legislation entered into force, and take-up of the option has been keenly anticipated.Klaus Stiefermann, managing director of aba, Germany’s main workplace pensions association, said: “As aba we are very happy that there’s some movement with regard to the social partner model. From what we read [this development] looks very promising.”The new type of arrangement is referred to as the social partner model because it has to be collectively agreed by the employer or employer associations, and the employee side. The social partners are responsible for jointly “steering” the arrangement, which provides a “pure DC” or “defined ambition” pension plan to reflect the fact that neither the employer nor the pension fund or insurer can be on the hook for any benefits.This represents a major change in occupational pensions in Germany, with the point being that guarantees come at a cost, therefore eating into returns – a particular concern in light of negative interest rates and low yields.“Now occupational pensions can benefit from participating in productive capital,” said aba’s Stiefermann. “We wish the negotiating partners success – the importance of their leadership with regard to [the new model] cannot be emphasised enough.” The plan is to be implemented after approval from BaFin, the financial regulator. Martina Grundler, insurance expert at ver.di, which covers the services sector, added: “For employees, the social partner model can be a sensible building block for financial security in old age. The German insurer Talanx and the country’s second largest trade union ver.di have agreed to deliver a defined contribution (DC) plan under the so-called social partner model, marking a breakthrough for a new approach to pensions in Germany.“The social partner model is alive and well – despite all the naysayers,” said Fabian von Löbbecke, a member of the board at Talanx.“Roughly two years after the act to strengthen company pensions came into effect, we have found an important partner in ver.di, with whom we have now established the foundation for making the new retirement provision model available to our employees.”The two parties still have to agree technical details, with Talanx saying the agreement with ver.di was expected to be finalised by the beginning of January 2020. Von Löbbecke described the negotiations as “constructive and goal-oriented”. last_img read more

Yggdrasil continues Italian expansion with Eurobet deal

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Yggdrasil Gaming has announced another significant deal, expanding its reach within Italy following a partnership with the terms of the deal, the operator is to gain access to all of the Yggdrasil titles that are certified under Italian regulations.In addition to being complimented with the suppliers titles, Eurobet will also receive Boost, Yggdrasil’s in game promotional tools collection, and Brag, its social sharing tool.Yggdrasil CEO Fredrik Elmqvist said: “Yggdrasil continues to make significant progress in Italy, and this deal with positions us well to reach even more customers in the exciting Italian market.“We made a strategic commitment to grow our footprint in Italy, and partnering with respected operators such as is a crucial part of this process.” Alfredo Melloni, Head of Gaming, added: “We are always looking to strengthen our content portfolio, so we were thrilled when Yggdrasil entered the Italian market and are even more delighted to bring their games to our customers.“We have a strong focus on innovation, so a partnership with Yggdrasil is a perfect fit, and we look forward to building a strong relationship with the team going forward.”This news follows a duo of announcements earlier this month, ensuring the online and mobile casino games providers finish the year strongly.Firstly an extension of the firms reach within Denmark was revealed, courtesy of a deal to go live with Danske Spil, via the GVC platform, with GVC brand also set to benefit. In addition, Yggdrasil also announced an expansion into the multiplayer bingo world, in a move designed to offer players a “flexible and modern bingo experience.” Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Sharelast_img read more