The Best Moments Of All Good Music Festival: A Playlist

first_imgEarlier this week, the beloved All Good Music Festival announced their retirement from full scale festival events. The festival was an annual tradition that dated back to 1997, and its demise shows the unfortunate consequences of the so-called “festival bubble.” Still, with nearly 20 years of history and a total of 18 festivals, All Good supported the jam music scene through some of its more difficult times. Though it had many homes over those 18 years, All Good looms large in our hearts.To honor the festival’s legacy, we put together some highlights from years past! Enjoy some of the best jams around, below:-1999: Jeffree Lerner (STS9) joins String Cheese Incident for “Mouna Bowa > Drums”:-2000: moe. heats things up with a scorching set:-2001: Leftover Salmon rocks All Good with “High Five”:-2002: The Bomb Squad get funky on the All Good stage:-2003: Acoustic Syndicate lets loose with a great set:-2004: Dark Star Orchestra keeps ’em Grateful with a classic 1987 Dead show:-2005: Umphrey’s McGee calls on SCI’s Jason Hann and Michael Kang for a fun performance:-2006: GRAB (Mike Gordon, Joe Russo, Trey Anastasio, Marco Benevento) make their All Good debut:-2007: Bob Weir brings Ratdog out to the West Virginia All Good fest:-2008: Widespread Panic welcomes Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Jeff Sipe and more:-2009: Lotus gives Nintendo fans a little “Zelda” loving:-2010: Bob Weir brings his Grateful Dead bandmate, Phil Lesh, to All Good for a Furthur performance-2011: Pretty Lights keeps the late night dance party going strong:-2012: The Allman Brothers Band visit All Good, delivering this “One Way Out” with Roosevelt Collier:-2013: Some full set video action from Papadosio, Yonder Mountain String Band, Keller Williams w/ Travelin’ McCourys, and Primus: -2015: Joe Russo returns with Almost Dead, featuring this “Franklin’s Tower” for the ages:last_img read more

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CMI longevity model could cut Swiss liabilities by up to 3.5%

first_imgApplying the continuous mortality investigation (CMI) model could slice between 2.5% and 3.5% off liabilities in Swiss Pensionskassen, according to consultancy group Libera.The CMI model incorporates regular adjustments to increases in longevity, whereas standard mortality tables currently project an unbroken upwards tendency.“Under the CMI model the life expectancy of a 65-year-old Swiss male is 3.5% lower than compared with the model used by the federal statistical office,” Libera noted.However, so far “no Swiss Pensionskassen are applying the CMI model”, Benno Ambrosini, board member at Libera, confirmed to IPE. “But there is no regulatory impediment to using a different model as long as it is adjusted to the Swiss population,” he added.Swiss law only states pension funds have to “calculate their annual reports based on accepted basic principles and openly accessible technical foundations”, Libera explained.In the UK the model has been discussed and applied more widely . Most recently actuaries have calculated that UK life expectancy improvements have stalled in recent years, which could reduce liabilities for many pension schemes.“What has still to be decided is the long-term adjustment rate to be used in the CMI model for Switzerland,” Ambrosini said.However, he criticised the rate used by many UK companies, saying the 1.25% widely used in the UK was based on “too little” substantial evidence.The CMI model is based on the assumption that current rates of mortality improvement converge to a single long-term rate, as noted by the UK’s Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.last_img read more

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