New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd (NVL.ug)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileNew Vision Printing and Publishing Company Limited is a multi-media company with extensive interests in newspaper and magazine publications and television and radio broadcasting. Leading newspaper publications in the New Vision stable include The New Vision, Saturday Vision, Sunday Vision, Rupiny and ETOP; leading magazine publications include Bride & Groom, Flair for Her, Bukedde, Bukedde Lwamukaaga, Bukedde Ku Ssande and Kampala Sun. The company oversees online publications, including sites that advertise jobs, services and activities. New Vision operates a platform for bulk SMSes, polling and aggregation. Radio stations in the media group include XFM, Bukedde FM, Radio West, Radio Rupiny, Etop Radio, and Arua One FM; and free-to-air television channels such as Bukedde TV, TV West, and Urban TV. Its commercial division prints books, annual reports, diaries, calendars and other products corporate stationary needs. Its marketing services division offers expertise in social media and media research services which includes managing online campaigns and organised events. New Vision Printing and Publishing Company is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

‘It’s part of our culture’ says Haka performing South African university team

first_imgFriday Apr 16, 2021 ‘It’s part of our culture’ says Haka performing South African university team The latest footage of a South African university team performing a pre-match Haka has caused somewhat of a mixed reaction online, with some citing “cultural appropriation”.  The Walter Sisulu University captain has now explained the motivation behind it. ADVERTISEMENTJust before kick-off in their FNB Varsity Shield matches, the university have taken to performing a Haka that is almost an exact replica of what the All Blacks perform. They did it again on Monday before facing the Durban University of Technology.While there are many versions of Haka’s in New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, the Ka Mate and Kapa o Pango are unique to the national team, the All Blacks.So why is this South African university side, WSU, performing it? Captain Litha Nkula spoke to VarsityCup.co.za to explain why.“When I arrived at WSU, our late coach Sipho Metula told us stories about how this team got to mobilise and use New Zealand rugby players as icons within the team,” he explained.WATCH: A hooker is making serious waves at a Varsity competition with his lethal speedWith many of the players admiring the All Blacks since the 2015 Rugby World Cup win, a former player suggested that they perform a haka to motivate the team, but it was initially just done as a post-match celebration.“The players wanted to bring in the haka because they admired the way the All Blacks play. The players took the initiative to try and understand why the All Blacks do it.“We chose the haka because of the style of rugby that we play. We hold ourselves to the standard of New Zealand rugby, we want to play like them. The haka entertains us but also brings that seriousness before a game.ADVERTISEMENT“It has become part of our culture. We explain to new players that come in why it is done and how it influences us as a team. That’s why we feel that we can’t play without it; it’s part of our team culture, even though we adopted it from New Zealand.”Nkula says there is no disrespect intended.“We’re doing it in a respectful manner and trying to bring confidence to our players. We would have done something else but because of the way that it has influenced us as a team, it’s not something we want to change.ADVERTISEMENT“We do listen to what people out there say, but we don’t see ourselves stopping the haka unless New Zealand says it’s disrespectful.”While many online have suggested that it’s comical that they do that instead of an actual traditional South African war dance, Nkula says they do have their own elements from their own culture.“It’s not that we don’t do anything from our traditions or cultures; we also sing Amagwijo before a game, during practice, and on our way to the game. The haka is just influential to us.”This week a New Zealand Rugby spokesman told Newshub that despite its intellectual property being imitated, as long as the haka is performed with respect and understanding, there is no issue. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 8 WEEKS AGO Petrus du Plessis video of son’s dominant… 8 WEEKS AGO Over $450 million loss for South Africa’s… 9 WEEKS AGO WATCH: South African sevens icon Afrika done… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

January Retail Sales Show Strong Increase Boosted by Stimulus Funds and Momentum from Record…

first_img WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Facebook TAGS  Facebook January Retail Sales Show Strong Increase Boosted by Stimulus Funds and Momentum from Record Holidays Twittercenter_img Previous articleJEDEC Publishes DDR4 NVDIMM-P Bus Protocol StandardNext articleLeonardo247 Grows C-Suite by Appointing Ryan Bovermann CTO Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 17, 2021– Retail sales grew sharply in January as government stimulus checks provided a boost and momentum from 2020’s record holiday season carried over into the new year, the National Retail Federation said today. “January’s retail sales numbers reflect a very strong start for consumers and retailers as we look ahead to a critical year curbing the global pandemic and strengthening our economic recovery,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Consumers and the economy as a whole remain in good shape despite unprecedented adversity over the past year, and congressional action has been a lifeline for households and businesses disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. We’ve convened retail leaders and communicated directly with the White House that it is critically important for the government to work with retailers to get the vaccine into communities and administered as quickly and as safely as possible.” “We expected retail spending to ramp up in January thanks to the latest round of stimulus checks and better covid trends, and it clearly did,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “There was none of the falloff in spending that we often find post-holiday and the increase was even better than expected. There is plenty of purchasing power available for most consumers, and the pickup in shopping has even been reflected in the number of hours worked by retail employees. Confidence is building thanks to the availability of COVID-19 vaccines and states and local governments are beginning to remove restrictions on economic activity. Going forward, I expect consumer spending to build on this momentum.” The U.S. Census Bureau today said overall retail sales in January were up 5.3 percent seasonally adjusted from December and up 7.4 percent year-over-year. That compares with a monthly drop of 1 percent but a yearly gain of 2.5 percent in December. Despite month-over-month declines in the last quarter of 2020, sales have grown year-over-year every month since June, according to Census data. NRF’s calculation of retail sales – which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants to focus on core retail – showed January was up 5.9 percent seasonally adjusted from December and up 10.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year. That compared with a decrease of 2.2 percent month-over-month and an increase of 7.9 percent year-over-year in December. NRF’s numbers were up 8.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year on a three-month moving average. January’s gains build on momentum seen during the November-December holiday season, when retail sales as calculated by NRF grew 8 percent year-over-year to a record $787.1 billion even after being revised down from a preliminary estimate of $789.4 billion. For the full year, 2020 was up 6.7 percent over 2019. January saw month-over-month increases across the board and year-over-year gains in seven out of nine retail categories, led by electronics and appliance stores on a monthly basis and online sales on a yearly basis. Specifics from key retail sectors include:Online and other non-store sales were up 11 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted and up 22.1 percent unadjusted year-over-year.Sporting goods stores were up 8 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted and up 22 percent unadjusted year-over-year.Building materials and garden supply stores were up 4.6 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted and up 13.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year.Grocery and beverage stores were up 2.4 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted and up 11.6 percent unadjusted year-over-year.Furniture and home furnishings stores were up 12 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted and up 9.3 percent unadjusted year-over-year.General merchandise stores were up 5.5 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted and up 7.8 percent unadjusted year-over-year.Health and personal care stores were up 1.3 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted and up 3.3 percent unadjusted year-over-year.Electronics and appliance stores were up 14.7 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted but down 4.1 percent unadjusted year-over-year.Clothing and clothing accessory stores were up 5 percent month-over-month seasonally adjusted but down 11.3 percent unadjusted year-over-year. About NRF The National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association, passionately advocates for the people, brands, policies and ideas that help retail thrive. From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., NRF empowers the industry that powers the economy. Retail is the nation’s largest private-sector employer, contributing $3.9 trillion to annual GDP and supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 52 million working Americans. For over a century, NRF has been a voice for every retailer and every retail job, educating, inspiring and communicating the powerful impact retail has on local communities and global economies. PERMALINK View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005705/en/ CONTACT: J. Craig Shearman (855) NRF-PRESS [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DISCOUNT/VARIETY DEPARTMENT STORES OTHER RETAIL SUPERMARKET HOME GOODS FASHION COSMETICS RETAIL ONLINE RETAIL SOURCE: National Retail Federation Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/17/2021 10:53 AM/DISC: 02/17/2021 10:53 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005705/en By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

Fed Makes it Tougher for Banks to be ‘Big’

first_img Banks Federal Reserve Stress Tests Too Big to Fail 2016-06-02 Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily June 2, 2016 1,072 Views Share Save Related Articles Tagged with: Banks Federal Reserve Stress Tests Too Big to Failcenter_img Fed Makes it Tougher for Banks to be ‘Big’  Print This Post About Author: Brian Honea Previous: Plaintiffs Score a Victory in GSE Profit Sweep Suits Next: Freddie Mac Unloads More Deeply Delinquent Loans Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago While the debate continues over whether or not “Too Big to Fail” still exists, the Federal Reserve is trying to give the “big” banks an incentive to get smaller.Two Fed governors, in separate public comments on Thursday, announced that the Fed’s stress test requirements will get tougher for systemically important institutions. In effect, the tougher stress test requirements will make it tougher for the “big” banks to be big.Fed governor Daniel Tarullo told Bloomberg television that the tougher requirements include “a significant increase in capital.” Fed governor Jerome Powell said at a banking conference on Thursday that he hopes the new requirements will “fully internalize the risk” their size poses to the economy and that he has “not reached any conclusion that a particular bank needs to be broken up or anything like that.” Instead, Powell said the Fed will “raise capital requirements to the point at which it becomes a question that banks have to ask themselves,” according to the Wall Street Journal.Capital requirements for the banks have been significantly raised since the financial crisis in 2008, which has forced the banks to evaluate whether or not they can maintain their current size and still be profitable. JPMorgan Chase, which is the largest bank in the country by assets, has already shrunk in response to the Fed raising capital requirements during normal times in 2015, according to the Journal.The eight banks or investment banking firms affected by the Fed’s new requirements are Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo & Co., State Street Corp., and Bank of New York Mellon Corp.The Fed announced on Thursday that results from the stress tests conducted as part of the Dodd-Frank Act will be released on Thursday, June 23, and that related results from the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR), will be released on Wednesday, June 29. Both sets of results will be released at 4:30 p.m. EST on their respective days.The tougher stress test requirements are not the only incentive for the eight systemically important institutions to get smaller. Out of those eight institutions, the Fed and the FDIC in April jointly rejected the “living wills” (plans as to how they would enter bankruptcy without causing widespread damage to the U.S. financial industry) of five of them—Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, JPMorgan Chase, State Street, and Wells Fargo. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fed Makes it Tougher for Banks to be ‘Big’ Subscribelast_img read more

‘PIE PETE’: Max raising funds for kids

first_img Sponsored Content HOSPITAL HOTEL: Barron opens new practice to provide veterinary care, boarding After 19 years as a veterinarian, Steve Barron says it is as important to treat the people with care and… read more By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author Published 3:00 am Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Skip ‘PIE PETE’: Max raising funds for kids Pete Jordan must either be a mighty trusting man or have a big heart for kids.“At Max Credit Union, we look for ways to give back to our communities,” Jordan said. “There’s no better way than to be active and involved. Young people are the future of our communities and we, at MAX Credit Union in Troy, are proud to support the MAX4Kids foundation with our ‘Pie Pete’ fundraiser.”Tickets for “Pie Pete” are available at the MAX Credit Union at 1207 Highway 231 South in Troy. Donations may also be made at that location. Book Nook to reopen Print Article Perhaps Pete Jordan, Max Credit Union/ Troy regional vice president of retail sales, is not the person you had in mind. But when you “Pie Pete,” it will satisfy that urge and kids will benefit.“Pie Pete” is a fundraiser for the MAX4Kids foundation, a non-profit organization that was created in 2001 by MAX associates as a way to give back to their communities through its scholarship program.Jordan said it didn’t take much arm-twisting for him to agree for his face to be the bull’s eye in the pie-ing fundraiser for MAX4Kids foundation. Messenger photo/submitted“Pie Pete” and he’ll be glad you did. Pete Jordan, MAX Credit Union/Troy regional vice president of retail sales, took a practice throw from Taylor Guttensohn as prepares for the MAX4Kids foundation fundraiser on August 15. The funds raised will support MAX$KIDS scholarship program. Tickets to “Pie Pete” are available at MAX Credit Union on Highway 231 South in Troy. Latest Stories “Any time we can do something for kids, I’m all for it,” Jordan said. “‘Pie Pete’ will support MAX’s scholarship program for continued education.”The pie-ing of Pete will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 15 at MAX Credit Union in Troy. Jordan said he’s not sure how many whipped cream pies he will have to “face” but he’ll have nose plugs and goggles in reserve.For a one-dollar donation, the purchaser’s name will be entered in the bucket to do the honors of “pie-ing Pete.” The winner will be contacted on August 14 so he or she can make arrangements to do the honors.For a $10 donation, the purchaser will be able to personally “Pie Pete” and the number of  $10 donations is unlimited. That should make Pete Jordan, just a little nervous. Why, there could be some folks that aren’t donating just for the fun of it or for the contribution they area making to MAX’s scholarships for kids. Somebody might be mean spirited and mash Pete’s nose with the pie plate or dump the pie on his head and muss his hair. Have you ever had the urge to just shove a pie in somebody’s face?Perhaps, you might be feeling that urge right now.And, now is your chance. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Capital Gazette victim Rob Hiaasen remembered at ‘Celebration of Life’

first_imgChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — Veteran journalist Rob Hiaasen, one of five employees gunned down at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland on Thursday, was remembered at a “Celebration of Life” memorial Monday night.Hiaasen, 59, joined the Capital Gazette in Annapolis as an assistant editor in 2010. He was previously a features writer at The Baltimore Sun.Hiaasen, nicknamed “Big Rob,” was a father of three and had been married for 33 years to his wife Maria. His wife’s birthday was the day of the shooting, according to the Sun Sentinel.The event in Owings Mills, Maryland, was “summer casual” because “Rob would never want you to put on a suit for him,” according to the Evite.His family of siblings and children delivered moving speeches offering intimate moments and special times with him. Each reflected on journal entries that Hiaasen penned to them.His daughter, Samantha, called her dad “my hero” and said that he remains “my strength and he is the purest form of happiness I know.”She remembered her dad’s wry wit but also his heart.“He genuinely hated seeing the people he loved hurting,” she said.His son Ben broke into tears speaking about how his dad was “destined to be a father… he was such a fantastic role model for me and he loved us all so much.”The emotional speech ended with Ben promising to not let their dad’s name fade away.“We’ll continue to honor dad the rest of our lives,” he said.Maria spoke about how her husband was her “best friend” and that on Father’s Day she gave him a card that she signed, “Luckiest woman in the world.”She said that raising their kids together was significant for both of them.“That parenting thing with that man — that was the changing force in my life,” she said.“There was no finer human being,” his wife told the Sentinel earlier. “And certainly no finer father. And he was a damn fine journalist, too.”Rob Hiaasen was also the brother of famous author Carl Hiaasen.He ran off some off-the-cuff vignettes about his brother’s affinity for James Taylor albums and how he wished he could have worked with him.“I never had the honorable privilege of working with him in the newsroom,” Carl Hiaasen said during the memorial.The author added that he reduced his written thoughts about his late brother to one word.“Grace,” he said. “My brother was a person of phenomenal grace.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Huntington Ingalls Signs USD 10 Million USS Theodore Roosevelt Contract

first_img View post tag: million View post tag: USD View post tag: Huntington View post tag: Roosevelt Huntington Ingalls, Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $10,000,000 modification for planned supplemental work to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2107) for the refueling complex overhaul of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is expected to complete by February 2013.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.  The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.About Huntington IngallsHuntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. Employing nearly 38,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding.[mappress]Source: defense, July 22, 2011; View post tag: Naval Industry news View post tag: USS View post tag: Theodore View post tag: Signs July 22, 2011 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Ingalls Back to overview,Home naval-today Huntington Ingalls Signs USD 10 Million USS Theodore Roosevelt Contract View post tag: Navy View post tag: contract Huntington Ingalls Signs USD 10 Million USS Theodore Roosevelt Contract View post tag: 10 Share this articlelast_img read more

Open consultation: The impact of tobacco laws introduced between 2010 and 2016

first_imgWe want your opinions and evidence on the legislation. Your views will help us to assess whether the legislation has achieved its objective and whether legislation is still the best way of achieving that objective. We are conducting a post-implementation review looking at the tobacco legislation introduced between 2010 and 2016.The review considers how effective tobacco legislation has been in: displaying tobacco products and prices in shops selling nicotine-inhaling products, including e-cigarettes, to under 18s buying nicotine-inhaling products on behalf of someone under 18 (proxy purchasing) smoking in cars containing children The legislation introduced during this time includes bans on: discouraging young people from taking up smoking and vaping encouraging existing smokers to quit protecting others from the harmful effects of cigarette smokelast_img read more

Remembering The Incredible “Concert For New York City” In The Wake Of 9/11 [Watch]

first_imgFollowing the tragic and horrific events of September 11th, 2001, New York City quickly galvanized in a way I had never witnessed. Everyone was searching for answers that would never be found, and we all realized that we had to return to our normal lives in one way or another. The grieving would have to stop, and, in lieu of that void, a celebration of life began.I was lucky to witness New York Mets superstar Mike Piazza and his towering home run against the Atlanta Braves on September 21st in person. It seemed like the first moment of true celebration since the towers came down. My family went home that night and stayed up late watching the America: A Tribute To Heroes telethon, which was broadcast on all of the major networks. Musical performances were provided by Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson and more to help raise $200 Million in aide and relief efforts. It was incredible, however this was just a warm-up for the outpouring of love and positivity that would come with the expertly executed Concert for New York City.The Concert for New York City was, by all means, the night that we as a city (and as a country) howled into the night in jubilation and celebration. The show featured a ridiculous lineup of rock icons mixed in which speeches by major politicians, skits by comedians, and short-films by New York filmmakers. Paul McCartney organized the event, and made sure to bring a ton of his musical friends from the U.K. as a sign of solidarity. Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, The Who, and Elton John all performed at the event, as did reclusive New York transplant David Bowie. McCartney made sure to include a ton of American talent as well, with James Taylor, Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child, Melissa Ethridge, Goo Goo Dolls, and Backstreet Boys all featured alongside the British icons. It was a truly impressive effort, and I remember being in complete awe of the lineup when it was announced. America had been attacked for our way of life, and our response was to showcase the brightest and most talented artists of our time. The event was slated to take place on October 20th at the mecca of American entertainment, NYC’s Madison Square Garden.While the show featured several standout performances, it was the night’s opener that immediately connected with the audience. David Bowie opened the night with a beautiful solo take on Simon and Garfunkel‘s “America”. Bowie followed up with a short speech: “Hi, friends. Hi, fellow New Yorkers. I’d particularly like to say hello to the folks from my local ladder, you know where you are. I must say, it’s an absolute privilege to play for you tonight.” Bowie then launched into a celebratory version of “Heroes”. It was at this point that the cameras showed the audience, filled with police officers, firefighters, first responders, and the families of those lost in the tragedy. An emotional reveal for sure, and a powerful moment for all in the room, as all of these heroes weren’t seen mourning; rather, they were smiling, cheering, and celebrating life with each other, waving American flags throughout the evening and going crazy for their favorite musicians.Watch David Bowie perform Simon & Garfunkel’s “America” and his own “Heroes” at the Concert For New York City below: The other set that sticks out is the powerful, earth-shattering performance by veteran rockers The Who. Actor John Cusack, clearly a huge fan of the band, went absolutely wild when introducing them as he was surrounded by a sea of equally excited first responders. The band kicked off their set with a super-charged “Who Are You”, with Pete Townshend showcasing his wild guitar windmills all the while. The next track, “Baba O’Riley”, saw the audience bursting with energy, drowning out Roger Daltrey‘s vocals as they screamed the song’s “teenage wasteland” refrain. “Behind Blue Eyes” provided an emotional moment, before “Won’t Get Fooled Again” brought the roars back to MSG. The crowd ate up The Who’s passionate performance, and it served as the night’s greatest highlight. “Won’t Get Fooled Again” served as a rallying cry that evening, and it became the theme of the night, as well as the theme of an entire generation of Americans.Watch the entire powerful performance by The Who at the Concert for New York City, courtesy of Daily Motion’s IvorTheEngineDriver. The night contained plenty of other standout performances, almost too many to count. Many of the entertainers had close ties to New York City in one way or another; Billy Crystal performed a comedy routine; New Jersey hero Bon Jovi performed hits like “Living on a Prayer” and “Wanted Dead Or Alive”; Brooklyn-boy Jay-Z performed “Izzo” (H.O.V.A.)”; Adam Sandler reprised his role as Operaman from Saturday Night Live for a raucous, Osama Bin Laden-themed comedy bit that had the crowd doubled over with laughter.Billy Joel took the stage to a huge ovation, and he returned the energy in kind with energetic performances of “Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)” and a show-stopping version of “New York State of Mind”. Elton John delivered a standout version of “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” before his brother in keys, Billy Joel, returned to the stage to perform an excellent duet performance of “Your Song”. And, of course, the evening’s organizer, Paul McCartney, performed the show’s finale. He delivered a six-song set that included emotional takes on “Yesterday” and “Let It Be”, as well as the debut of his song “Freedom”, which had been written as a response to the attacks. He encouraged the crowd to clap along with the song’s beat, providing a true moment of togetherness between the audience and quite possibly the world’s most legendary living musician. He performed the new number while surrounded by giddy first responders form the NYPD and NYFD.The benefit concert, which was aired live on MTV sister network VH1, raised $35 Million over the course of its broadcast. The concert would go on to be considered one of the most important nights in modern musical history, and in the long and winding history of New York City. For one night, the entire city and country was aligned in celebration, in mourning, and in togetherness. It set the tone for all of us to finally move forward, with the entire city buying into the “won’t get fooled again” mantra that The Who had provided. It was an unbelievable night indeed, and all who witnessed it at MSG or on television at home saw something special, unique, and perfect.The Concert for New York City is available for viewing on YouTube for a ridiculously low price of $3.99, which you can access by clicking here. The run-time is just under five hours, and contains all of the night’s performances and short-films. It may be fifteen years later, but the raw emotion and feelings of unity feel just as strong today as they did all those years ago. It made a huge impression on me as a teenager, the impact of which I can still feel to this day. Music provided the ultimate moment of peace, release, togetherness, and relief. It was a remarkable, inspirational night that showcased the awesome power of artistic expression.Peace and love to everyone affected by the attacks on September 11th, 2001. Thanks to all of the first responders for their heroics, and thanks to my beloved New York City for turning such a tragedy into so much positivity and togetherness.Listen to Paul McCartney’s 9/11-inspired anthem “Freedom”, performed live at the Concert for New York City, courtesy of YouTube user nowhereman113.last_img read more