[story ThisDayInMusic.com and Ultimate Classic Rock] One of the most tragic stories in rock history has got to be the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash that took the lives of lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, vocalist Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, and both pilots of the plane, Walter McCreary and William Gray.The Jacksonville, FL-based band was well on their way into the legendary canon of the rock n’ roll halls, having cleaned up their act of boozing and fighting, at the behest of Van Zant, and turning into an absolute juggernaut of an act, both live and in the studio. With hits such as “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Simple Man,” and “Free Bird,” which features one of the most memorable guitar solos ever, and is a tribute to fallen Allman Brothers Band founding member Duane Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd was well on their way.The group just had come off an epic summer tour, and had released Street Survivors a mere three days before the shocking accident. Following a concert at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium in Greenville, South Carolina, the band members boarded a chartered Convair CV-300 to head to a show down at LSU in Baton Rouge, LA the next night.Due to a faulty engine draining fuel at an excessive rate, the plane went down over the swamp while pilots attempted an emergency landing at local airport in Gillsburg, Mississippi. Drummer Artimus Pyle, along with two crew members, were able to escape the wreckage and seek help from a local farmer and assist other the rest of the survivors.After the accident, surviving members of the band Gary Rossington, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson and Artimus Pyle officially disbanded. After a decade, they would reunite, along with guitarist Ed King, who had left the band two years before the crash. Taking over band leader Ronnie Van Zant’s role in the band would be, fittingly, his younger brother Johnny Van Zant. Lyrnyrd Skynyrd has gone through various formations since then, and still tours regularly to this day. However, the band would never be the same.Let’s take a minute to remember those that didn’t make it on that tragic day back in 1977. In honor of Skynyrd and its fallen members, watch this version of “Freebird” recorded just months before the end.
Maddie Baillio & Garrett Clayton in ‘Hairspray Live!’ (Photo: Paul Drinkwater/NBC) Hairspray Live! was big, (at times) blonde and beautiful, but the nicest kids in town did not reach as many people as Dorothy and her friends. NBC’s latest live musical venture drew nine million viewers, the New York Times writes. This was down on The Wiz Live!’s 11.5 million viewers last year and 2014’s 9.2 million viewers for Peter Pan Live!Even with the dip in viewership, the network still came out on top on Wednesday night, securing the number one primetime spot, ahead of both Fox’s Empire and CBS’ Survivor.Of NBC’s four recent live musicals and Fox’s Emmy-winning Grease: Live, the inaugural The Sound of Music Live! still holds the top spot; the 2013 broadcast drew in 18.62 million viewers. Grease: Live earlier this year garnered more than 12 million viewers. View Comments
continue reading » CUNA seeks to update its groundbreaking study on the costs of regulatory burden this year, and will begin reaching out to credit unions in the coming weeks, CUNA Chief Policy Officer Bill Hampel said Monday. CUNA’s study, conducted by Cornerstone Advisors, found that in 2014 alone, regulatory burden cost credit unions $7.2 billion.“It’s been a few years, and the data isn’t exactly stale as these things go,” Hampel said. “It would be nice to check in and see what the numbers are, to see whether the cost has gone up.”He added that the study will be conducted in the fall and result in data that is current as of 2017.CUNA released its full study in March 2016, after a number of congressional requests to show a dollar impact of regulatory burdens facing credit unions. The study found that burdens caused $6.1 billion in regulatory costs and an additional $1.1 billion in lost revenue. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
No matter how prepared you are for retirement, you can count on being blindsided by some unexpected expenses. According to a study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 40% of retirees said their retirement expenses are higher than expected.Most people worry about costs like healthcare and taxes, but here are four potential retirement expenses you may not have thought about.DivorceThe divorce rate for Americans over 65 has almost tripled since 1990, according to Pew Research Center. The divorce rate for Americans 50 and older has doubled during that time. Remarried couples are twice as likely to divorce as those who only married once.However, more long-term couples are also divorcing. Among all adults 50 and older who divorced in the past year, about one-third (34%) had been in their marriage for at least 30 years, including about one-in-10 (12%) who had been married for 40 years or more.According to AOL Finance, the average cost of a litigated divorce is around $15,000. If contested, costs can swell to $50,000 or more.Natural disastersLast year, thousands of retirees in Florida, Texas and California lost their homes or suffered significant damage due to hurricanes and wildfires. As if the traumatic events weren’t bad enough, many were stunned to learn their insurance policies didn’t cover these events, or only provided partial coverage.FraudFinancial fraud is on the rise, affecting all Americans in the form of debit and credit card breaches, hackers who obtain information from credit bureaus like Equifax, malware designed to steal financial information, email scams, phone scams and more. Annual financial fraud losses for older Americans can reach as high as $36.5 billion, according to a 2015 study cited by the CFPB.And according to an article in The New York Times, only a very small percentage of incidents are reported. One CFPB study out of New York State said that for every case of financial fraud that gets reported to law enforcement, adult protective services or a similar agency, 43 cases go unreported.Another housing crisisIf profits from the sale of your home are an important part of your retirement savings, your plans could be derailed by another housing market crash. In 2008, for example, home values sank 18% in just one year. If the housing market is strong and you’re preparing to retire in a few years, it may be smart to sell your home early and downsize to your retirement home to maximize the value of that asset. 50SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Heather Anderson Heather Anderson covers consumer financial news for CUInsight.com, offering readers tips on budgeting, setting and achieving financial goals, and developing a healthy relationship with money. She is co-founder of … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details
Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week.
Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 20 May 2020 7:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link333Shares Abou Diaby is ‘one of the best players I’ve ever played with’, insists Gael Clichy Comment Diaby was furious with the challenge (Picture: Getty)The scars of Diaby’s ankle injury stayed with him and the Frenchman was sent off in Arsenal’s 4-4 draw against Newcastle in 2011 after reacting angrily to a hefty challenge from Kevin Nolan.AdvertisementAdvertisementSpeaking about that game, Clichy says Diaby should have become a club legend but was never the same after the first injury.‘I think that first injury when he broke his leg changed his career because he was without joke one of the best players I played with,’ Clichy told Premier League Productions.‘His reaction after that challenge is not about who’s right and who’s wrong it’s just fearing that something will happen with his leg. ‘The rest is bad but I really believe because he’s such a nice guy but the history with the previous injury made him react like that’.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDiaby joined Marseille after his departure from Arsenal but his injury problems persisted.He made just six appearances for the Ligue 1 giants before being released in 2017.He subsequently announced his retirement at the age of 32.MORE: Olivier Giroud signs Chelsea contract extension Abou Diaby was plagued with injury problems (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal defender Gael Clichy insists Abou Diaby was destined for a great reign at the club but admits injury ‘changed his career’.The Frenchman joined the club from Auxerre in 2006 and was a main stay in the side by the age of 22, with supporters and pundits alike noting his similarities to former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira.However, his early promise was curtailed when he sustained a horrific ankle fracture against Sunderland in May 2006.Though Diaby returned and managed consecutive seasons with 20+ league appearances, injuries persisted and he was released in 2015 after making just 16 league appearances in the previous four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT
Matteo Guendouzi breaks silence on Arsenal future after making Hertha Berlin loan move Guendouzi has made the switch to Hertha Berlin on loan (Picture: Images)Matteo Guendouzi has admitted he left Arsenal in search of a ‘new challenge’ and more playing time, but insisted he and the club are not finished.The Frenchman completed a deadline-day switch to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin on a season-long loan after being completely frozen out from the Gunners squad. Guendouzi grabbed Brighton’s Neal Maupay by the neck on the pitch back in June, and didn’t feature again in Mikel Arteta’s side for the rest of the season, or the new campaign. Guendouzi was cast out of the squad at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)When asked whether staying at Arsenal was no longer possible for him, Guendouzi told Canal Plus: ‘It is not that, I just really needed to play this year, a new challenge. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘That was the most important thing for me. I am still young, I am only 21, so playing time was the top priority for me. ‘So, Hertha Berlin, I know that I will be able to express myself in a magnificent league. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘They are a very good club with big ambitions,’ he added. So, I have left to go on loan there for a year, so I will give everything I can for this club. ‘I needed playing time, I need to play, I needed to enjoy myself on the pitch and that is what I am going to do this year.’MORE: Mikel Arteta identifies three new Arsenal signings after Thomas Partey dealMORE: Houssem Aouar happy at Lyon after missing out on Arsenal transferFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterFriday 9 Oct 2020 2:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5kShares Comment Advertisement Advertisement
AFTER: The front of the house at 57 Rose St, Wooloowin, after it was renovated.“She said; ‘Go and check out this place’,” Mr Bird said.“We went and had a look and half an hour later, the auction started. “I thought, ‘Oh well I’ll have a go and yeah we got it!”Mr Bird said buyer remorse kicked in soon after because they had gone over budget, but he knew they could afford it.They spent about a year living in the house in its original state before starting the renovation.“It took months of constantly redrawing layouts to figure out how we wanted to configure it,” Mr Bird said. BEFORE: The front porch at 57 Rose St, Wooloowin, before it was renovated. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoAFTER: One of the bathrooms in the house at 57 Rose St, Wooloowin, after the renovation.Then they started gutting the inside of the house, which involved knocking down four complete walls and shifting others to create a large, open plan living, dining and kitchen area.They gutted the kitchen and employed a contractor to redo it, but he pulled out at the last minute, leaving them high and dry. “The day before he calls up and says he’s not doing it,” Mr Bird said.“We’d given him a $5000 deposit!“That was pretty devastating, but we ended up getting the money back.”The couple had to wait six months for a new kitchen to be installed.“We lived in the second bedroom at the back of the house during that time — it was crazy,” Mr Bird said.“We were cooking on the barbecue every night and washing up in the bath tub.” Hayley McGill and Cameron Bird at the house they have just renovated. Picture: Annette Dew.HAYLEY McGill and Cameron Bird’s home renovation experience is the stuff of nightmares.After living for months with a leaky roof, an unwanted house mate and no kitchen, it’s a miracle they are still together.The young couple’s journey has been a whirlwind from the start.They were looking to buy their first house when Mr Bird’s mother called him about a 1930s Queenslander that was going to auction that day in inner city Wooloowin. RELATED: Tired site produces huge gain The house was in a desperate state of disrepair.“Because I’d bought it that day, I didn’t have time to inspect anything!” Mr Bird said.The first thing that needed replacing was the roof.“It was so bad when we first moved in that when it was raining, we’d have over a dozen buckets, pans and pots around the place,” Mr Bird said.“It was terrible.”Then they had to replace the asbestos ceilings.“We did a lot of the (renovations) ourselves, but we paid someone to do that because you don’t want to mess with that stuff,” Mr Bird said. AFTER: The kitchen looks totally different after the transformation. BEFORE: The front of the house at 57 Rose St, Wooloowin, before it was renovated. AFTER: The master bedroom after it was renovated.It’s been a learning curve for the couple, but they couldn’t be happier with the end result — particularly given all the hard work they put in.“I’m an electrician so did all the electrical and we did all the carpentry inside, with a bit of help, as well as all the sanding and painting.“We put in all the new cornicing on the ceilings ourselves.”They wanted to preserve the heritage of the home, but add a modern twist.“We wanted to be a little bit different because so many houses are all the same,” Mr Bird said.“So we did things like adding black fixtures and walls to traditionally white rooms like the bathroom.” BEFORE: The original bathroom in the house at 57 Rose St, Wooloowin. DURING: The front of the house during the renovation. AFTER: The back yard at 57 Rose St, Wooloowin, after it was renovated. MORE: Power couple list luxurious pad BEFORE: The kitchen in the house at 57 Rose St, Wooloowin, before it was renovated. BEFORE: The backyard before the renovations. AFTER: The front porch after it was renovated.The old has been retained in the refurbished grey weatherboards, French doors, polished pine flooring, high ceilings and VJ walls. Modern touches have been added through the artistic pendant lighting, contrasting tile splashback and modern stone benchtops in the kitchen, which features a statement blue island bench.The couple have decided it’s time to move on to a new project, but will take six months off first to enjoy having their weekends back for a while.But Mr Bird has some parting advice for budding renovators out there.“It’s the Bunnings trips that kill you,” Mr Bird said.“Every time you go it’s $200, $300 or $400 that you can never account for because they all add up.”The property is being marketed by Patrick McKinnon and Will Churchill of Place – Ascot and is scheduled to go to auction onsite on Saturday, February 16, at 10am.RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: Two yearsTotal spend: $250,000End valuation: Going to auction so cannot give a price guide AFTER: The kitchen and living area at the house at 57 Rose St, Wooloowin, after it was renovated.The drama didn’t end there.When it came time to paint the outside of the house, Mr Bird asked the painter who was working on his neighbour’s house.He asked if he could camp in their backyard for six weeks while he did the job.“He’s a lovely bloke and so we said; ‘No worries, it’s only six weeks, go for it’,” Mr Bird said.“I thought he’d have a tent in the backyard, but I came home from work one day and he and his son had built a six post shed in the backyard!“It had a Colorbond roof, timber decking boards, lights in it and everything.“Six weeks turned into nine months.” BEFORE: The master bedroom before it was renovated.
Imahe source: Royal IHCRoyal IHC has introduced its new digital service IRIS (integrated and remote intelligence solutions) – a global connected platform that provides IHC customers with operational intelligence on their vessels and helps them to make better informed data-driven decisions.Via a mobile web application users can login and monitor performance indicators, such as production, fuel consumption and operational hours of their fleet or vessel.Multiple roles of the dredging companies’ organisations can benefit from the application; from fleet management, superintendents through operators. Their administrative tasks are unburdened by automated daily reports completed with field information, said IHC.Digitization is a continuous trend in the maritime industryWithin the offshore oil and has, offshore wind and dredging sectors, digitization is a continuous trend and it’s growing faster and faster. New technologies have been disrupting the global maritime market extensively, according to IHC.“Therefore, IHC is developing several integrated digital services to meet customers’ needs, which IRIS is one of. IHC developed IRIS in co-creation with customers, users of standard IHC Beaver® cutter suction dredgers, to make sure that a value-added digital service is delivered,” said the company.In the meanwhile, the app is further developed by adding more functionalities and features.
BACOLOD City – A laborer was founddead in Barangay Punta Mesa, Manapla, Negros Occidental. Police identified the fatality as60-year-old resident Nestor Jordan Esquilito. Jardeliza hired Esquilito to dig ahole at the back of their house, police said. The 49-year-old Abner Jardeliza foundEsquilito lifeless around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, a police report showed. Esquilito was brought to the ManaplaHealth Center where he was declared “dead on arrival.” Officers of the Manapla municipalpolice station were investigating the incident./PN