first_img Email Facebook Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark, Jr. To Join Eric Clapton At Crossroads Guitar Festival Read more Clapton’s Crossroads Fest: Bonnie Raitt & More bonnie-raitt-gary-clark-jr-join-eric-clapton-crossroads-guitar-festival Twitter A guitar lover’s dream lineup has been amassed for this year’s fest in Dallas, including Jeff Beck, Susan Tedeschi, Joe Walsh, Robert Cray and moreGRAMMYs Mar 28, 2019 – 2:03 pm Guitar giant Eric Clapton pulled out all the stops for the latest edition his Crossroads Guitar Festival, announcing he’ll be joined by Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark, Jr., Jeff Beck, Susan Tedeschi, Joe Walsh, Robert Cray, Los Lobos, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill and many more for the fest, set for Sept.20-21 at American Airlines Arena in Dallas. Unlike many annual festivals, Crossroads only takes place every few years, making this gathering of six-string slingers an extra-special occasion, the first one since 2013 and only the fifth-ever installment dating back to 2004. Guitar heads will be delighted to see names such as Sonny Landreth, Derek Trucks, Buddy Guy Band, Pedro Martins, Johnny Lang and Robert Randolph on the bill.There will also be plenty of guitar activities with the Guitar Center Village at the Victory Plaza, adjacent to the arena, with interactive exhibits plus master guitar clinics and solo performances. The two-day festival will feature different set of artists each day. The schedule is yet-to-be-released, but Clapton, as the host, will perform both days.All proceeds from the festival will benefit Clapton’s Crossroads Centre, a rehab center in Antigua the GRAMMY-winner founded in the Caribbean.Tickets for the Crossroads Guitar Festival go on sale Apr. 5 at 10 a.m. CDT. with select pre-sale starting Apr. 2 at 10 a.m. CDT.Sheryl Crow, Mavis Staples, More To Perform At Jason Isbell’s ShoalsFest News last_img read more


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between May 7, 2018 to May 13, 2018 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierWilmington-Burlington Special Olympics Day: Two hundred and forty student-athletes enjoy fun-filled day by Jamie PoteTown Meeting rejects Special Town Meeting articles by Lizzy HillGirl Scout Troops promote literacy with Little Library by Christina HainesSchool Committee talks tech education by Lizzie McDermottWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchTewksbury Police Arrest Man For Flipping Out, Flipping Pool Table by Dave CopelandLowell SunWilmington Town Meeting bans retail plastic bags by Kori TuittAlways going full REED ahead by Kori TuittWilmington officer wakes family as flames spread by Aaron CurtisWilmington man guilty of dealing fentanyl by Aaron CurtisTewksbury Police: Unwelcome customer flipped pool table, crushing woman by Aaron CurtisLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more


first_imgMarkets will be closely watching the announcement of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, as investors remain keen to assess the impact of strong dollar on the revenues of major IT companies.A strong dollar is good for Indian IT companies but can have an equally negative impact, affecting their business in countries other than US, as depreciating local currencies put pressure on the revenues from those countries.TCS, India’s largest IT firm, already said that its margins would be down 40 basis points in January-March quarter due to currency fluctuations besides seasonal weakness in demand.Analysts expect the company’s rupee denominated revenue to show no growth for the final quarter of 2014-15. Its dollar denominated revenue is estimated to go down by 200-270 basis points (bps).The Mumbai-based software firm is expected to have earned revenue of ₹24,498.7 crore in March 2015 quarter compared to ₹24,501.1 crore in the previous quarter, The Economic Times reported, taking into account the average of the estimates by five brokerages and the forecast by the ET Intelligence Group.Net profit is likely to fall by 0.9% to ₹5,396.4 crore, according to the estimates.The dollar’s rally against its major counterparts is hurting revenues of domestic software services firms in the non-US markets such as Europe, where the demand is already slowing due to a sagging economy.The impact of depreciation of global currencies against the USD was at 200-250bps on the sequential revenue growth of the top five IT players, viz., TCS, Infosys, Wipro, HCL Tech and Tech Mahindra, IDFC’s IT analyst Hitesh Shah told The Times of India.The US currency gained 9% versus the euro in January-March period compared to same quarter last year due to monetary policy divergence between the US and Europe. Foreign exchange rates are highly impacted by monetary policies of respective central banks.Revenues from Europe have doubled in the past five years for India’s top IT companies, as they diversified their market presence after having been hit severely by the financial crisis in the US in 2008.Infosys Results More in Focus This Earning SeasonInfosys Ltd., India’s second largest software services firm, which begins the quarterly earnings season traditionally, postponed the announcement of its results to 24 April, 2015 without citing any reason.Analysts say that chief executive officer Vishal Sikka is seeking more time to finalise the roadmap needed to restructure into a next-generation service company.The $8.2 billion IT services company is expected to outline new metrics to ascertain the progress of the revival strategy initiated by the new chief executive after taking charge in August 2014.Infosys reported a revenue growth of 2.6% in the third quarter ending December 2014, helped by growth in all verticals and new client additions.last_img read more


first_imgProtesters from PennNorth: The Kids Safe Zone protested Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s cuts to after-school programs. (Photo by Deborah Bailey)One by one, residents stood at the podium during a hearing held April 12 at the War Memorial in Downtown Baltimore, expressing shock and disbelief at Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake’s decision to cut $4.2 million from after-school and community-based educational programs in her proposed fiscal year 2017 budget.  More than 200 parents, children and community supporters protested, pleaded and demanded that cuts be restored during the first of several Baltimore Taxpayer’s Night Hearings.Mayor Rawlings-Blake recently announced that after-school and community-based programs at six schools serving a total of 2,500 students would not receive city funds in the new budget year starting July 1.  The funding was originally allocated at the height of civic unrest following the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015.Ericka Alston, director of the Safe Kids Zone in Sandtown-Winchester, said her program served 100 children a day last summer. Her program is located at the epicenter of last year’s unrest, and serves children in Gilmore Terrace and the surrounding area.“When we opened on June 1, 2015, we were the response to the rioting. There were no safe spaces for kids in Sandtown-Winchester,” Alston said.The children’s advocate said she and participants in her Safe Kids Zone program came to Taxpayer’s Night to convince Rawlings-Blake to change her mind.“We have been operating for 10 months on the promise that the mayor wants to make things better in our community,” Alston said. “We hope the mayor will rethink and make children her priority.”Code in The Schools, one of the community-based educational programs slated for cuts, teaches computer programming to more than 2,000 students from under-served schools and communities each year.  Gretchen Legrand, Code’s director, echoed the frustration of several citizens who compared the impact of the budget cuts to legislation passed by City Council last week offering the equivalent of 15 years of property tax breaks to developers who will convert underutilized downtown office spaces into high-end apartments.“The return on investment we give to our children is so much higher than any tax break we can give developers,” Legrand said.In addition to $4.2 million in after-school and community-school cuts, the FY 2017 budget will also eliminate $450,000 from Experience Core, Teach for America and the City of Baltimore’s Maryland Extension programs.“We only found out about the budget cuts two weeks ago,” said Manami Brown, director of the Baltimore City Extension. The agency serves every council district in Baltimore with food and nutrition, urban agriculture and 4-H Youth Development programming.“All of these groups that are testifying tonight – we serve all of these sites,” said Brown. “If these cuts are not restored, we close our doors as of June 30.”Andrew Kleine, the mayor’s budget director, explained that last year’s $4.2 million allocation was meant to be a one-time allotment.“So when we planned for FY 2017, the result was difficult choices,” Kleine said. He added, that despite the challenges, the mayor has invested in children and youth through the allocation of an additional $10 million to public schools.Kleine was joined in listening to citizen testimony by Bernard C. “Jack” Young, council president; Joan Pratt, comptroller; Henry Raymond, director of finance; George Nelson, city solicitor and Rudolph Chow, director of the Department of Public Works.  Young announced the City Council will hold hearings with city agencies in May before giving consideration of the full budget in June.  Additional Taxpayer Night hearings will be announced at the next City Council meeting slated for 5 p.m. Friday,  April 15 at City Hall.last_img read more