Do This: Long Island Events December 11-17

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Gavin DeGrawThe soulful singer, pianist and guitarist from upstate New York who rose to fame with his breakout single, “I Don’t Want to Be,” otherwise known as the theme song to One Tree Hill, will play hit latest hits, including “Not Over You,” “Best I Ever Had” and “We Both Know.” And keeping it all in the family, his older brother, indie rocker Joey DeGraw, will open the show. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $30-$60. 8 p.m. Dec. 11.Sully ErnaSully Erna (aka Salvatore Paul) is a hugely talented singer and songwriter probably best known for his role as the frontman of the hard rock band Godsmack. He plays guitar, drums and piano on stage and on the band’s albums, which consistently hit the top of the Billboard charts. Now Erna’s out on a solo tour before the band hits the road again in February. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $35-$55. 8 p.m. Dec. 11.InanimateArt has the transcendental ability to transport the viewer to another place, another realm, somewhere far from their present reality, somewhere away from the stress and chaos that can be daily life. This exhibit focuses on items you may find on that daily journey within what would appear to be the mundane and ordinary, and through still life paintings, reveals that these objects are in actuality, quite simply, anything but. There are worlds contained in that bowl of fruit. There are dimensions to be realized, and explored, within that vase of flowers. It’s time to unlock the door, dear readers, open your minds and check out life’s extraordinary power and beauty. All you have to really do is let loose your hearts so you can see what’s been right there in front of your eyes the absolute entire time. Welcome home, dear friends. Welcome home. Juried Still Life Exhibit. Through Jan. 5. The Main Street Gallery, 213 Main St., Huntington. 6-8 p.m. Dec. 12. ChevelleTogether almost two decades with seven albums and tons of sold-out gigs, these Chicago-based alt-rockers include the brothers Loeffler—Pete (guitars, vocals) and Sam (drums)—plus Dean Bernardini on bass and vocals. As their fans know well, their music is intricate, intimate and intense. There’s bruising guitar, dark drumming and an unforgettable dose of apocalyptic haze swirling around their creative arsenal, both musically and lyrically. They take it to another level. Warming up the crowd will be Crobot & Raw Fabrics. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $32.50-$55. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12.John OliverThe 37-year-old comedian, producer, writer, actor, television host and political satirist about as synonymous with his geeky-nerd facial expressions, bad teeth, tousled hair and frumpy suits as he is for his absolutely hilariously insightful takes on everything from politics to current events is taking on the world—and the powers that be. [Read: “John Oliver Will Unleash Serious Hysterics at NYCB Theatre at Westbury“] NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$57.50. 8 p.m. Dec. 12.The Return of the Aimee Mann Christmas ShowCan you believe it’s been three years since Aimee Mann last played her holiday tour? Now she’s making up for lost time with her bandmate, Ted Leo, from her new project “The Both.” Joining her as she comes to town is a host of special guests from the music and comedy worlds combined. Like always, Aimee’s holiday variety show will feature a mix of Christmas classics, originals, videos, sketches—all guaranteed to lift the spirit and spread good cheer. Even the eggnog promises to pack a buzz. This is the time to be naughty and nice. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $30-$45. 8 p.m. Dec. 12.Eileen Ivers “An Nollaig” An Irish ChristmasDeemed “The future of the Irish fiddle” by The Washington Post and praised by many, many more for her mind-bending and soul-satisfying dynamics on the instrument, this is a rare chance to catch the American fiddle virtuoso in all her glory, and undoubtedly become converted yourself. Celebrate your Irish roots! Rejoice in the divine language that is this soothing yet unusual craft. Usher in the holidays with Iver’s talents! And most importantly, perhaps: dance, dance, dance! The Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $45. 8 p.m. Dec. 12.Dick Fox’s Holiday Doo Wop ExtravagaznaWhat is the holiday season really about, dear readers? “Family,” you might say. “Friends,” perhaps. “Lots of great food, celebration and glee,” you will surely add. Well I say yes! You are indeed correct! But let’s not forget about that precious gift of music around this time of the year, either, Long Islanders. Let’s not forget about laughter, and love, and song! The Duprees, Shirley Alston Reeves, The Legendary Teenagers, Chris Montez, Emil Stucchio & The Classics, The Devotions, & The Knockouts harmonize holiday classics at this spectacular convergence of hearts and soul and music. Not to be missed! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$62.50. 7 p.m. Dec. 13.A John Waters ChristmasTime to laugh, uncontrollable, your side hurting and britches near-splitting. Yes, Waters is that hilarious. And let’s face it, we all need a good laugh around this time of the year, right? The multi-talented comedian and actor puts his spin on the holidays and will undoubtedly tear down the house in the process. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $35-$100. 8 p.m. Dec. 13.Popa ChubbyYes, great band name, for sure, but after going 25 years strong, this funky blues legend just released his latest of more than a dozen albums, I’m Feelin’ Lucky, this fall. Worth checking out, in general, but worth experiencing live, at this gem of a venue, most definitively! Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. $30. 8, 10 p.m. Dec. 13.The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits LiveThe littlest fans on Long Island are undoubtedly familiar with the bubblegum sensation of Nick Jr.’s Fresh Beat Band. Made up of four talented performers–Shout, Twist, Marina and Kiki–the Fresh Beat Band’s catchy tunes will make a home in your head for days to come. Dance and sing along to “Just Like a Rockstar,” “Get up an Go-Go,” and of course, “Bananas.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$52. 12 p.m. Dec. 14.Poverty, Inc.Examining the influence of corporate globalization and exposing the destructive nature of our modern financial system, this documentary offers a sobering look into how the predatory economic policies instituted by America’s new elite class have contributed to the nation’s descent into Third World status. Join internationally renowned health expert Gary Null for a screening and discussion of this new film about the economic realities facing our world. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. $10 members, $15 public. 12 p.m. Dec. 14.Daughtry Acoustic TrioCome along for the ride as Chris Daughtry and his band debut songs from their new album Baptized. This album represents a shift in the band’s previous style–softer, yet less serious, more playful and fun, but with the soul you fell in love with watching him on the fifth season of American Idol. On a hot streak since 2006–when his debut album Daughtry became the fastest-selling debut rock album in Soundscan history–Daughtry is ready to stretch their wings and see where inspiration takes them. Will they play their brand new single “Waiting for Superman”? Only one way to find out. With Special Guest Adam Ezra Group. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $40-$85. Sun. 8 p.m. Dec. 14.BuckcherryThe California rockers bring all thier rock and roll attitude, shreds and licks to the Mountler for this amazing chance to catch them all up-close-and-personal. They’ve got six studio albums to draw from, with plenty of high-octane tunes to light this place on fire! Opening she show will be American Ice Age & Saviour. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $15-$40. 8 p.m. Dec. 15.Sway 2.0As Dancing With The Stars superhunk Valentin “Val” Chmerkovskiy explains: “Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Besides being fun and healthy, dancing has many other positive benefits.” Yes indeed, expressing your innermost self in the mesmerizing, electrifying celebration of life that is dance is just simply good for your soul. This dance extravaganza includes: Maks Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Zendaya, Meryl Davis, Sergey Onik, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, Sharna Burgess, Henry Byalikov, Jenna Johnson!! Come and celebrate with them all! Come and live! With additional dates and times through Dec. 21. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $35-$55. 1, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17. Theresa CaputoTeresa Caputo has embedded her way into pop culture’s echelon with her hit TV show Long Island Medium. With her uncanny ability to communicate with the dearly departed, Caputo has helped thousands find closure with their lost loved ones. With a personality as big as her hair, Caputo is an icon Long Island is proud to call our own. The first of a four-night block of appearances through Dec. 20. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $59.50-$96. 8 p.m. Dec. 17.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jaime Franchi, Timothy Bolger and Zack Tiranalast_img read more

The countdown continues: Dubrovnik caterers close bars for 60 minutes in the “3 to 12” action

first_imgCaterers: If there are no us, there will be no jobs 4. Access to investment credit lines (HBOR) A survey based on almost 500 caterers from all over Croatia found that almost 60% of caterers recorded a decline in business of more than 50%, and almost 40% face the fact that in these conditions will not survive until next season. On the other hand, as many as 80% of employers will be forced to resort to terminating contracts with employees. World coffee day with free coffee 3. Access to liquidity lines (HAMAG) Survey: 80% of employers will be forced to resort to terminating employee contracts Photo: Kod Kapetana Hvar / Source: Udruženje ugostitelja Split The measures required by caterers are: 1. Suspension of VAT collection until 1.3.2021. 2. Permanent reduced rate of 10% on all food according to the Croatian Tourism Development Strategy from 2013 (according to the law on food – food, coffee, beer, juices, water and wine) center_img The countdown continues: On Wednesday, September 30, Dubrovnik caterers will close the bars for 60 minutes in the “3 to 12” action, but they will also call for free coffee the next day. “If there are no us, there will be no jobs. We do not ask the Government to give us money or give us anything to the detriment of other taxpayers. We just want to be taken less in the name of taxes in the coming years and to be provided with credit lines that we would of course return through business in the coming, hopefully better years. The widely announced credit lines through Hamag Bicra and HBOR have remained empty letter on paper, and commercial banks do not grant loans to vulnerable companies and crafts in their arrangements”Point out the Association of Caterers Dubrovnik. – For the first time, we have decided to activate, unite and ask the Government for concrete measures to save the economy of our city and the whole of Croatia., emphasize from the Association of Dubrovnik caterers. Following the actions “5 to 12” organized by the Association of Caterers of Kvarner and Istria, and “4 to 12” organized by the Association of Caterers Split and colleagues from all over Dalmatia, the Association of Caterers Dubrovnik together with caterers from the area joins the action “3 to 12”. Because of all this, the Association of Caterers Dubrovnik, together with colleagues from the surrounding area, decided to take action. “3 to 12 ”and on Wednesday 30.09. from 11.57 to 12.57 suspend serving your guests to draw attention to the seriousness of the situation. Numerous companies such as travel agencies, agencies for organizing “events”, carriers, shipping companies, laundries, traders, small renters and of course our fellow caterers, without serious proactive measures will not wait until the beginning of next season, they point out. Dubrovnik Restaurant Association and add that the government’s measures to preserve jobs have really helped their employees, but now employers also need help to keep those jobs safe until next season. As a continuation of the action, the next day 01.10. on World Coffee Day, the locals participating in the action will serve coffee to their guests free of charge in the same time period from 11.57 to 12.57. 5. State guarantees for loans with commercial banks, following the example of other European countrieslast_img read more

​Folksam’s foreign cull pays off, new chief warns of challenges ahead

first_imgSwedish pensions and insurance group Folksam says the halving of its foreign equities portfolio – an exercise the firm carried out last year to lower its carbon footprint – has been more effective than anticipated, and has cut carbon by 30%.Separately, in its 2019 results announcement, the firm’s new chief executive officer warned that there were challenges facing the company in the near future, in spite of the set of strong investment results it reported, with assets under management rising to SEK455bn (€43bn) from SEK404bn in 2018.Folksam said it had expected the decision – announced in May last year – to cull its SEK84bn foreign equities portfolio in order to achieve a 20% reduction in carbon emissions, but the move had in fact shrunk its carbon footprint by 30%.At the same time, the portfolio had beaten global stock markets, it said. Michael Kjeller, Folksam’s head of asset management and sustainability, said: “We are very pleased that the actual outcome has exceeded our expectations.”In the nine months of 2019 that the new portfolio had been in operation, its return surpassed that of global stock exchanges by between 1.3 and 1.5 percentage points, he said, adding that this positive outperformance trend had continued in early 2020.Reporting annual results, Ylva Wessén, Folksam group CEO, said: “In a changing environment, a higher rate of change is required in the business.”She highlighted three new areas of focus for the firm in the near future: an increase in digitisation; the need for increased pressure on companies to lower their carbon footprints in order to achieve net zero by 2050; and changing working methods and office structures within the company as a means of cutting operating costs to SEK5.3bn by 2022.Folksam reported total group premiums in 2019 rose by SEK1.7bn from the year before, to SEK56bn.Folksam Life, the life and pensions division, produced a 10.4% return in the year, up from 1.5% in 2018, with solvency increasing to 169% from 163%.Meanwhile, Folksam’s municipal pensions subsidiary KPA Pension reported a total investment return of 11.2%, up from 2018’s 0.5%, and a solvency ratio of 171%, increasing from 165% last year.Wessén was appointed in December as the permanent successor to the Folksam’s previous CEO Jens Henriksson, having been running the pensions and insurance group on a temporary basis since his departure at the end of last summer.last_img read more