We’ve all been anxious to check out the new Grateful Dead documentary, Long Strange Trip, directed by Amir Bar-Lev and executive produced by Martin Scorsese when it comes to homes across the United States on June 2nd via Amazon Prime Video. We’ve been getting tastes of what’s to come over the last few months, but today, great news has come our way. In addition to the one-week theatrical releases in New York and Los Angeles starting May 26th, Amazon Studios and Abramorama just announced that Long Strange Trip will be shown in theaters to the general public for one night only across the United States on May 25th.Thus far, for the documentary’s theatrical release, it will be played at over 50 theaters across the country. Tickets for these showings are expected to sell out, so head here to check out the screening locations and find one near you. In addition to the theatrical showings slated for May 25th, deadheads in New York and Colorado can catch Long Strange Trip at two legendary venues—The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado—on the same day.
Impact investments should not be viewed as a separate asset class but rather as an approach, and therefore not incur higher than usual management fees, pension investors PGGM and KLP have argued.Speaking at the Global Impact Investing Network Investor Forum in London, PGGM corporate strategy and innovations manager Wouter Koelewijn repeatedly argued that the strategy – housed by the Dutch pension manager within its targeted environmental, social and governance (ESG) portfolio – should not be viewed as separate from other asset classes.Asked about the level of fees he would expect to pay for impact investments, Koelewijn told attendees: “The only difference for a targeted ESG investment is that I want to know what is your impact strategy and how are you going to reach those goals. What problems are you solving?”His view was shared by Heidi Finskas, adviser for responsible investments at KLP, which manages the pensions of local government employees in Norway. KLP has so far only committed $25m (€18.5m) to a micro-finance project, as well as committed to a NOK1bn (€123m) renewable energy joint venture with government-backed development vehicle Norfund.Finskas was adamant impact investing should be viewed as part of a regular investment, attracting the same fees.“The one reason we teamed up with Norfund instead of picking from fund managers is exactly the asset management fees – they were too high for us,” she said.Explaining KLP’s decision to focus on renewable energy, she said: “We saw that developing countries, they are in great need of energy.“Coal, for instance, is a very cheap option, but we would like to contribute that there are cleaner options available.”She also noted that all investments had a societal benefit, as capital was invested in regions otherwise lacking such funding, stimulating the labour market.PGGM’s Koelewijn added that impact investing should always be seen as part of the “same game” as other investments, but that the impact should always be monitored.He said to qualify as an impact or ESG-friendly investment, one had to set “clear” goals.“Since we have diversified and have a large portfolio, we take a broad approach,” he said, noting that PGGM had committed €500m each year to invest in targeted ESG projects.
Aston Villa survived conceding an early penalty and a first-half injury to Christian Benteke to give Paul Lambert a 1-0 win at Carrow Road. The home side remained on top as Snodgrass and Redmond enjoyed relative success down either flank, although Villa showed when they countered that they held their own attacking threat. Christian Beneteke’s goalbound effort was deflected behind by Michael Turner before captain Ron Vlaar’s acrobatic effort from a corner flew wide. The Belgium forward then required treatment after an awkward landing and, despite coming back on, he was again struggling. Whilst Benteke was grounded Norwich came close to opening the scoring as Van Wolfswinkel rifled a shot just inches wide of Guzan’s post. Kozak then replaced Benteke and needed just two minutes to put the visitors ahead. The summer signing from Lazio saw a close-range shot saved by Ruddy but was on hand to force home Gabriel Abgonlahor’s resulting cross. The England goalkeeper then had to punch away a ball across his goal by the lively Agbonlahor as the Norwich fans began to vent their frustrations at their side’s inability to hold on to possession. The Canaries’ problems worsened as captain Sebastien Bassong was forced off with what appeared to be a leg injury, with Ryan Bennett replacing him at centre-back. The second half did not start with the same vigour as the first and there was not really a note of chance until Weimann bent an effort wide of the post with 52 minutes on the clock. Gary Hooper was introduced for his Norwich debut, with the summer signing receiving a rousing reaction from the home crowd, who then turned on Hughton when Redmond was hauled off for Anthony Pilkington. Leroy Fer flashed a cross low in to the Villa box that just eluded the on-rushing van Wolfswinkel as Norwich still struggled to test Guzan and his defence on a regular basis. Neither side could get a stranglehold on possession and it was Villa who created the next chance as Clark headed Leandro Bacuna’s corner just wide of Ruddy’s post. Kozak came close to a second goal as Villa caught their hosts on the counter attack but his 77th minute strike was deflected behind by Turner. The home side continued to commit more and more players forward and it was Van Wolfswinkel who was next to see a goalbound effort turned behind for a corner. Guzan was again the hero for Villa as he acrobatically tipped over a Hooper shot in the closing stages after the former Celtic striker had failed to truly connect with Javier Garrido’s cross. Lambert’s side then saw it the five minutes of added time without much incident to secure their first points since their opening day win at Arsenal. Lambert has now won on all three of his returns to Norfolk and the Scot also saw his side keep their first clean sheet in the league since December 8. His replacement at Norwich was Chris Hughton, who had said before the game that he was looking for a reaction from his players following defeat at Tottenham last weekend but, other than a dominant spell in the first half, they did not put in the sort of performance that warranted three points. It was a very open first 15 minutes, starting when Andreas Weimann wriggled his way through inside the first 60 seconds but stabbed an effort straight at John Ruddy. The Austria international again found himself in plenty of space two minutes later, this time his curling effort beat Ruddy but came back off the post, with Benteke flagged offside as he looked to tuck away the rebound. But it was the home side who spurned the best opportunity of the frenetic opening stages when Snodgrass passed up the chance to open the scoring from the penalty spot. Nathan Redmond’s deep cross was headed back across goal in towards Ricky van Wolfswinkel and struck the arm of the recalled Ciaran Clark with referee Chris Foy immediately pointing to the spot. Snodgrass struck a hard penalty but Brad Guzan flew to his left to push the ball away and keep the game scoreless. Norwich again missed a fantastic chance on 12 minutes as Redmond pulled Snodgrass’ cross back in to the danger area but Van Wolfswinkel could only throw his chest out towards the ball and direct it behind for a goal-kick. Norwich winger Robert Snodgrass saw his sixth-minute spot-kick saved before the visitors lost Benteke to injury, with his replacement Libor Kosak scoring the only goal. It was a first Villa goal for towering Czech Republic forward Kosak and it gave Lambert another victory at the home of his former employers with whom he spilt so acrimoniously after guiding them to the Barclays Premier League from League One in two years. Press Association