After playing today at Merryland Music Fest at Columbia, Maryland’s famous Merriweather Post Pavillion, the quintet will continue their current summer tour this Thursday, July 14th, at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon. Jamgrass superstars Greensky Bluegrass played a characteristically strong show at Charleston, South Carolina’s Music Farm this past Friday, July 8th. The show featured 21 songs over two sets and an encore, but one of the biggest highlights of the night was the pair of covers to end the second set, played with their usual twangy flair–The Band‘s “The Shape I’m In” (from 1970’s Stage Fright) into Bruce Springsteen‘s “Atlantic City” (from the Boss’s 1982 acoustic album Nebraska).Thanks to archive.org user @chrisdavis, you can stream the full show below:Ellison White Photography was on the scene, and you can see his images below. As Ellison tells us, the AC in the venue went out during the show, creating quite the sweltering situation. At least the heat of the music matched that of the room!
A leading fund services provider is to switch its international fund trading platform to blockchain technology from May, in a move it claims will cut distribution costs by up to £3.4bn (€3.8bn) a year.Calastone said it would be the first transition to blockchain for the global funds sector and would make products more accessible to all market participants and investors across 40 markets and more than 1,700 financial organisations.Calastone’s clients – all of which will be switched onto the blockchain platform – include Danish pension fund AP Pension and asset managers Hermes Investment Management, JP Morgan Asset Management, Aviva Investors and Baring Asset Management, according to its website.The whole network will start to use blockchain technology in May 2019 through Calastone’s new Distributed Market Infrastructure (DMI), a trading platform. Campbell Brierley, Calastone’s chief innovation officer, said: “Calastone’s DMI will totally transform the trading and servicing of funds and has the potential to realise significant long-term value.”He said that, by gathering all trading relationships together in a digital infrastructure, all participants would benefit from the real-time view of each record.From a data perspective, this would give them “a single version of the truth”, he said.“Instantly this alleviates common friction points that exist today, including areas such as reconciliation and settlement, which are resolved automatically with all transactions being performed in the same environment,” Brierley said.In a statement announcing the development, Calastone argued that the investment fund industry “trails other financial services sectors, still beset by manual processes, outdated systems and technologies”. The current system of fund trading was “opaque, fragmented, and doesn’t work in the interests of consumers”, Calastone said.
Press Association Roberto Martinez is placing as much importance on character as he is ability as he seeks to make his first signings as Everton manager. “There is some work going on already and over the next few weeks we need to make sure that we bring the right characters as well as the right players to the football club. “It’s not going to be the case of bringing anyone at any time – it’s important we identify the type of help we need in the dressing room and in the team and make sure they are a type of footballer who will fit in with the train of thought at Everton. It’s more a matter of finding the right players and that will take a little bit of time.” Martinez, who will not meet his entire first-team squad until they join up for pre-season training next month, is hoping to get some scouting done at the Confederations Cup. The Toffees boss is working as a television pundit in Brazil and he hopes that will give him a chance to take a closer look at potential targets. “I think the major events are a first for seeing players and ways of playing,” he told evertontv. “It’s always a unique experience to see footballers under massive, massive pressure of representing their country and representing the expectations of a country and being able to play their football. “There are always footballers that catch your eye under those circumstances. “I always like to follow the big events and to do that with the name of Everton and opening new markets with Everton, it will be a real enjoyment and something I’m really looking forward to.” He accepts, having been in the job for less than a fortnight, that may take a while. But he believes being patient will pay off as it allows him to make the right decisions about who he needs to bring in. “As you can imagine, that is something that you need to work early on and obviously the whole football club will work together towards that,” said the Spaniard.