Jamgrass quintet Yonder Mountain String Band has announced their upcoming 2019 summer tour dates, which will feature support from Southern rockers Great Peacock for an extensive portion of the tour.Yonder Mountain String Band will open up their tour with a performance at Charlotte, NC’s Sound Of The Summer on May 3rd, followed by festival appearances at Rochester, NY’s Lilac Festival (5/10); Cumerland, MD’s DelFest (5/23 & 24); and Chillicothe, IL’s Summer Camp Music Festival (5/26).The band will then head to Wichita, KS’s Wave on May 29th, followed by stops at Ozark, AK’s Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain (5/30); Huntsville, AL’s SideTracks Music Hall (5/31); Canton, NC’s Cold Mountain Music at Lake Logan (6/1); Isle Of Palms, SC’s Windjammer (6/2); Annapolis, MD’s Rams Head On Stage (6/4); Newport News, VA’s Boathouse Live (6/5); Rocky Mount, VA’s Harvester Performance Center (6/6); Wilmington, NC’s Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews (6/7); Greenville, NC’s The State Theatre (6/8); Telluride, CO’s Sheridan Opera House (6/21); and a final stop at the 46th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, June 22nd.Head to Yonder Mountain String Band’s website for ticketing and more information.Yonder Mountain String Band 2019 Summer Tour:5/03 Charlotte, NC Sounds Of The Summer5/10 Rochester, NY Rochester Lilac Festival5/23 & 24 Cumberland, MD DelFest5/26 Chillicothe, IL Summer Camp Music Festival5/29 Wichita, KS Wave5/30 Ozark, AR Backwoods at Mulberry Mountain5/31 Huntsville, AL SideTracks Music Hall #6/01 Canton, NC Cold Mountain Music at Lake Logan6/02 Isle Of Palms, SC The Windjammer6/04 Annapolis, MD Rams Head On Stage #6/05 Newport News, VA Boathouse Live #6/06 Rocky Mount, VA Harvester Performance Center #6/07 Wilmington, NC Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews #6/08 Greenville, NC The State Theatre #6/21 Telluride, CO Sheridan Opera House6/22 Telluride, CO 46th Telluride Bluegrass Festival# with Great PeacockView Tour Dates
ASIP represents 935 Swiss Pensionskassen, who in turn represent around two-thirds of the country’s population covered by workplace pension plans. Of the 188 members that participated in ASIP’s survey, 159 were in favour of the reform package and 29 against. Of those registering their support, 60 did so with reservations, mainly because of concerns about a CHF70 (€64) monthly top-up of statutory pensions for future pensioners.“On the basis of these results and after weighing the pros and cons, ASIP says ‘yes’ to the compromise,” the industry association said in a statement.Given the different structures of ASIP’s member schemes, the association said it was up to each individual pension fund to decide how to position itself in the campaign and how it wanted to inform its members.ASIP said it would not join any campaign committee, but it would still be involved in the referendum campaign, mainly by running a digital education and fact-checking campaign.This would highlight the pros and cons of the proposed reform and the consequences of a ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ vote, it said.ASIP’s goal was to improve understanding of pensions-related matters and counter false information, it said.ASIP has already been running a website pressing the case for reform. Its public position had been to argue that reform was necessary and urgent, and that all stakeholders needed to compromise. After the parliamentary vote in March it said the second pillar amendments should be accepted.The Swiss general trade union association came out in favour of the reform package, saying that, on balance, it was positive for employees. Employer and commercial federations have come out against the reform. The insurance association has not said backed either side, instead choosing to communicate that it has reservations and considers the proposed reform package “unsatisfactory”.See IPE’s May magazine for more views about the upcoming referendum Switzerland’s occupational pensions association has decided to back the country’s reform package, AV2020.At its general assembly today, ASIP announced its support for the proposals agreed in parliament earlier this year, after seeking its members’ opinions on the Altersvorsorge 2020/Prévoyance vieillesse 2020 (AV2020/PV2020) reform package.After considerable back-and-forth, the reform was approved in March. It will go to a referendum, to be held on 24 September.ASIP said it would focus its referendum campaign efforts on “fact-checking”.