Thievery Corporation, Lettuce & More Highlight Thrival Festival In Pittsburgh [Gallery]

first_imgLoad remaining images Last weekend marked the return of Thrival Innovation + Music Festival, bringing a series of interactive programming events and musical performances to the Pittsburgh area. The first three days of the festival, from September 20-22, featured keynote speeches, discussions, workshops, classes and more, as part of the festival’s focus on innovation. Over the weekend, the focus shifted to the music, as a series of performances were hosted throughout the city.Among the many artists playing Thrival were The Chainsmokers, CHVRCHES, Thievery Corporation, Metric, Ty Dolla $ign, Rubblebucket, and more. All of these musicians came to play, impressing fans with great performances throughout a great weekend!Photographer Ben Petchel was on the scene to capture the music. Check out the full gallery of images below.last_img read more

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Swedish buffer fund AP2 in $1bn real assets drive

first_imgAP2 has committed more than $1bn (€760m) to real assets, according to its half-yearly report.The second Swedish National Pension Fund announced respective commitments of $750m and $265m to agriculture real estate and US real estate.The commitments follow AP2’s 2013 decision to increase its investment in unlisted real estate from 10% to 15%.The larger of the two commitments was made to US fund manager TIAA-CREF, with Australia, Brazil and the US targeted for investment. In 2011, AP2 invested $250m with TIAA-CREF in a purpose-built venture, buying and managing agricultural assets and focusing primarily on grain production.At the time, AP2 said it made the decision to invest in agricultural real estate to provide stable returns with low correlation to its existing investments.The following year, AP2 and TIAA-CREF increased their commitments to the venture to $2bn, with Canadian investors also joining the Global Agriculture company.AP2’s second, smaller investment, meanwhile, is part of a joint venture with South Korean pension fund NPS and Tishman Speyer.The trio have worked together before.In late 2012, AP2 bought a 41% stake in property company US Office Holdings, jointly owned by NPS and Tishman Speyer.last_img read more

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Andrew Winter’s discontent leads straight to bulldozers

first_img“I don’t love it that much,” he told The Courier-Mail. “We’re living in it now but we’re moving out and bringing in bulldozers.”The couple are awaiting council approval to put in a three-storey luxury home with a roof terrace to make the most of the views. They hope they’ll have the go-ahead by “November-December time”. Andrew Winter’s 2019 Mermaid Beach purchase which is earmarked for demolition. The host of Selling House Australia is much kinder to homeowners Season 13 of Selling Houses Australia than he has been to himself. The first episode is 7.30pm QLD/8:30pm AEDT tonight on Foxtel’s LifeStyle channel.“We’ve never built a home like this before. It’s completely uncharted territory. It’s a narrow block and the living area will be on level three. It’s an interesting one and it’s taken a long time to get it to this stage.”He said the inclusion of the top-floor living room was at his wife’s insistence.“I was going for a living room in the middle, bedrooms on top and garages and a guest room on the ground floor. But no, the architect and my wife said entry on the middle level and living on the top and the roof terrace.” Clearance rates dive but still higher than 2019 You can only just make out the ocean now, but when they go three storeys up, it will be a different ballgame. Andrew Winter dislikes everything about this million-dollar property at present.“Unfortunately gravity doesn’t like that much, but it’s all good. It’s quite a design challenge. We’re very conscious about capturing the views.”The family loved the beach and the cafe lifestyle of Mermaid Beach.“Our kids are growing up. We moved out of central London to the suburbs of the Gold Coast and loved it. We’re facing the fact that we’re really townies, the coffee shop’s 10 minutes walk away as well as restaurants and bars. Forget the car, we don’t need it. We are embracing it.” He said it was about different stages for different people. “Some people will never have an urban desire, but there’s something great about waking up, seeing there’s no milk and thinking I’ll just go to the coffee shop. Then, of course, we won’t have a big backyard for a trampoline. It just depends on what you want.”Mr Winter said the shooting schedule for Selling Houses Australia – the 2020 season premieres Wednesday on Foxtel – was “pretty full on as usual”. Host of Selling House Australia Andrew Winter in an upcoming episode out of Queensland.Andrew Winter, the Selling Houses Australia TV show host and real estate guru, hates his home so much that he’s tearing it down and moving into “uncharted territory”.He and his wife Caroline bought a house in Mermaid Beach mid last year for $1.525m before selling their waterfront Sanctuary Cove five-bedroom home for $3.05m in December. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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We’ve still got room to grow in SEQ.” *Selling Houses Australia S13 premieres Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30pm QLD / 8:30pm AEDT on Foxtel’s LifeStyle.last_img read more

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United refute ‘unprofessional’ talk

first_img Reports started emerging on Monday afternoon that Moyes was set to be axed – some 16 hours before he was informed at a meeting with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Tuesday morning that his contract was being terminated. League Managers Association (LMA) chief executive Richard Bevan accused United of failing to handle Moyes’ sacking correctly. He said: “The LMA is very disappointed with the nature of David’s departure from Manchester United and to read extensive reports in the press, confirming David’s sacking, before David himself had been spoken to officially by the club. “Throughout his time at United, David, as he always does, has conducted himself with integrity and professionalism, values that he believes in and that have been strongly associated with the club and its rich tradition. “It is therefore sad to see the end of David’s tenure at United being handled in an unprofessional manner.” United quickly dismissed the allegation. A club spokesman said: “We do not accept that it was handled in an unprofessional manner. “The decision was not taken until late Monday night and was communicated face-to-face first thing on Tuesday morning. “When reports started emerging on internet news sites on Monday afternoon, no decision had been taken at that time.” Manchester United have hit back at claims they handled David Moyes’ dismissal in an “unprofessional” manner. Moyes, sacked on Tuesday just 10 months into a six-year contract, was happy to concede results were not up to scratch when he spoke about his dismissal for the first time on Wednesday. Press Association Sport understands the former Everton manager was far from happy about the way rumours surrounding his imminent departure started spreading before he was sacked. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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