It will be a year since his passing on January 10th, 2016, though the legacy of David Bowie will live on forever. While the tributes have been going on for years, to celebrate the longstanding impression his timeless music has provided, this year has certainly been the year of Bowie. To memorialize the one year anniversary of his death, his closest collaborators will join forces for a tribute show on January 10th at Terminal 5 in New York City.This will be a show from the heart, featuring Mike Garson, Adrian Belew, Earl Slick, Gail Ann Dorsey, Sterling Campbell, and more for “a very special David Bowie concert with Bowie people playing Bowie music Bowie style.” The press release adds, “Individually these former Bowie band members performed, wrote and recorded together with David through several decades including the 1973’s Ziggy Stardust tour, the Diamond Dogs tour, Isolar II (Heroes) tour, to the hugely successful Serious Moonlight tour, the Sound And Vision greatest hits tour to Glastonbury 2000, Heathen, his final A Reality Tour and many of them appeared on Bowie’s triumphant comeback album, The Next Day.” Tickets go on-sale Friday, December 9th at 12PM local time.
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has sold a £640m (€868m) private equity (PE) portfolio as it prepares a shift towards greater direct investment.The portfolio, sold to Ardian, comprises the pension scheme’s stakes in 13 PE funds, but USS said in a statement that the sale of any one managers’ fund would not preclude it from working with them in the future.Geoffrey Geiger, head of private equity at the fund’s wholly owned asset manager USS Investment Management, said the sale on the secondary market was an effective way to adapt its portfolio as it shifted towards a greater number of direct PE investments.“Within our private markets team direct investment experience extends across multiple asset classes, sectors and geographies,” Geiger added. “At the same time,” he said, “we recognise the value of investing in funds managed by [general partners] who share USS’s values and we will continue our active allocation strategy.”The statement by USS added that it would continue to commit to a “concentrated group of GPs with whom [we] will work in partnership”, citing the opportunity for co-investments alongside direct investments.The industry-wide fund, the largest in the UK with £48bn in assets, last year hired a number of new staff for its private markets team, currently responsible for around one-fifth of fund assets and comprising property, infrastructure, private debt, inflation-linked debt and equity, special situations and private equity.It hired Emma Singh, a former private equity controller at UK in-house pension manager BP Investment Management, to help manage the fund’s new direct investment strategy.The private markets team in October last year wholly acquired Moto Mospitality, a UK motorway services firm, only to later sell a 40% stake in the firm to CVC Capital.It returned 17.9% over the course of the 2014-15 financial year.
… Balram Auto Mechanic also on boardSPONSORS continue to roll in for the second drag race meet of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC).Auto Sales and Spare Parts retailer, Trans Pacific, has readily thrown its support behind the event set for June 23 at the South Dakota Circuit Drag Strip.At Trans Pacific Auto Sales, Lusignan Office, proprietor Sahadeo Ramsewack handed over his sponsorship cheque to GMRSC’s representative, Balram Ramdeo.Ramdeo, who is also Ramsewack’s mechanic, thanked his client on behalf of the GMR&SC for his generous contribution.While being a patron, Ramsewack will be looking to prove his machine’s power when he takes to the drag strip tomorrow in his Toyota Alteeza that has been upgraded.In round one of the championship, Ramsewack’s day ended prematurely after his machine encountered some technical issues.Ramdeo of Balram Auto Mechanic Shop, has also signed on as one of the sponsors of this event.Admission for the event, which is expected to see overseas competitors as well, will be $1 000 for adults and $500 for children.Some of the sponsors who have indicated support for 2019 GMR&SC Drag Championship round two include Platinum Car Show, Supreme Bets, R. Kissoon Contracting Services, Deryck Jaisingh Trucking Service and Machinery Rentals, Del Ice Co., Mohamed’s Enterprise, B.M. SOAT Auto Sales, Prem’s Electrical, E-Networks, Motor Trend, Nexus Machine Shop, Power Line, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, Wind Jammer Hotel, Cyril’s Taxi, A&R Jiwanram Printery, Blue Spring Water, Choke Gas Station, Miracle Optical, Special Auto, First Class Auto Spares and Sales, GT Tuners, West Coast Customs Washbay and Imran Autoworks and KFC.
Jet2 will launch a new service between Newcastle and Split in 2009.The airline will launch cheap flights to Split, the coastal Croatian city, from May 2nd, departing from Newcastle International Airport.This brings the total number of flights from the carrier out of the Newcastle hub to 13.The airline’s Phil Meeson said: “Croatia is a fantastic addition to the schedule from Newcastle. The city of Split offers everything for the holidaymaker, from culture and history to beaches and nightlife.”With its Italian influences and miles of clean beaches, Croatia is fast becoming one of Europe’s leading holiday hot spots.”Jet2 recently announced a host of new flights for its summer 2009 schedule, featuring seven routes from Leeds Bradford Airport.Destinations added to the 2009 roster include Avignon, Geneva, Krakow, La Rochelle, Paris and Prague.The carrier also recently increased the frequency of flights from the Leeds hub to Malaga in Spain. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedNew flights to Monastir announced by Jet2.comCheap flights carrier Jet2.com will launch new flights to Monastir from Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle.New cheap flights from Edinburgh to Europe announcedNew cheap flights from Edinburgh to Europe announcedJet2.com launches new flights to Newquay and JerseyJet2.com has launched new flights to Newquay and Jersey from Belfast International Airport.