You Can Watch The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony On HBO

first_imgEarlier this month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hosted its annual induction ceremony at Brooklyn, NY’s Barclays Center. The evening featured a string of heartfelt toasts by famous fans, star-studded reunion performances, and touching speeches by this year’s inductees, including Seattle rock titans Pearl Jam, legendary West Coast rapper Tupac Shakur, British prog-rock pioneers Yes, socially conscious 60’s folkie Joan Baez, English symphonic pop stars Electric Light Orchestra, and 80’s glam rock hit makers Journey. In addition, Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers was recognized as the recipient of the Award for Musical Excellence, Lenny Kravitz played a tribute to Prince, ELO opened the show with a tribute to the late Chuck Berry, and much, much more. Read our full rundown here.You can watch the induction ceremony yourself when it airs on HBO on Saturday, April 29th at 8PM.[Cover photo via Kevin Mazur]last_img read more

What happened to senior citizens’ social pension?

first_imgILOILO City – Senior citizens inWestern Visayas have been wondering where their 2019 social pensions went. According to Macapobre, DSWD-6 has sofar released the pension to 65 percent of the total number of social pensionersin the region. This must not happen again, DSWD-6stressed./PN Accordingto COA, out of the 13,190 social pensioners in Iloilo City in 2019, 420beneficiaries were found to be ineligible. This was 3.1 percent of the totalnumber of beneficiaries of the program. There are an estimated 300, 000 DSWDsocial pensioners in Western Visayas. The revalidation of beneficiariesdelayed the release of the social pension, explained the Department of SocialWelfare and Development (DSWD) Region 6. But only the following senior citizensare qualified: * those with no pension from theGovernment Service Insurance System, Social Security System, PhilippineVeterans Affairs Office, Armed Forces and Police Mutual Benefit Association,Inc. or any other insurance company The revalidated list was finalized bythe DSWD central office and the names of qualified beneficiaries were forwardedto its Region 6 office in batches, according to DSWD-6 director Evelyn Macapobre. * those with no regular support fromfamily or relatives for basic needs center_img Last year, alarmed by the Commissionon Audit’s (COA) discovery that 420 unqualified senior citizens in Iloilo Citywere included in the Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens(SPISC), DSWD ordered a Western Visayas-wide cleansing of its list of programbeneficiaries. * those who are frail, sickly or withdisability DSWD-6 hopes to complete the releaseof the 2019 social pension before this month ends. Eachof these beneficiaries received P1,500 to P4,500. Under SPISC, a monthly stipend of P500is given to indigent senior citizens to augment their daily subsistence andmedical needs. * those with no permanent source ofincome Macaprobre said it is DSWD-6 itselfthat releases the social pension; it is no longer coursed through localgovernment units. “This is the reason why the release ofthe social pension is also being done in batches,” she stressed.last_img read more

OPTIMA continues to build on prosperous year

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Submit Jacob Lopez, OptimaSeville based supplier of platforms, OPTIMA has built on what has so far been a potentially record breaking year, by recording another successful month. At the EXPOJOC in Valencia earlier in the month, the company introduced a new range of platforms that have undoubtedly aided the growth that OPTIMA has  enjoyed. The new product range follow on from OPTIMA’s plans to increase its market share in its country of formation, Spain.Furthermore, OPTIMA has reported that its efforts to convert its UK retail customer base from a shop server based system to a new server-less solution is proceeding at a good pace.Optima CEO, Jacob Lopez Curciel said: “The server-less solution brings many advantages to the operator. Prominent amongst these are the cost savings by not having to replace a shop server every 2 to 3 years, and the complete elimination of any delays caused by the ‘data’ bottlenecks that can arise when the HQ system is trying to connect to the shop at busy periods.“Further advantages accrue to the operator through the centralization of the HQ and therefore the ease with which support and upgrades can be supplied.“This is the type of system that has lead to OPTIMA becoming the system of choice for many markets including Nigeria where a 1000 shop estate has just been rolled out for market leader NairaBet.“Trials on OPTIMA’s revolutionary I-Shop solution are continuing in the UK . This way of allowing customers to use their own mobile device to access the same prices as are in the till whist in the shop not only creates a novel way of betting but also does not require the operator to enter into any financially punitive arrangements with a third party.”_______________________OPTIMA will be at Betting on Sports and looks forward to meeting with anybody who is interested in talking about any part of the product suite. Betting on Sport is at London’s famous Olympia on 12th-15th September. To get tickets click here.last_img read more