Aaron Tveit Is Back! Brush Up On Graceland Before the Season Premiere

first_imgGet ready, Tveitertots—The season two premiere of USA’s Graceland, starring Broadway megahunk Aaron Tveit, is just around the corner. But if you can’t possibly wait until June 11, we’ve got you covered. Check out this new shot of Tveit as FBI agent Mike Warren alongside co-stars Daniel Sunjata, Vanessa Ferlito, Manny Montana, Brandon Jay McLaren and Serinda Swan, then click below for a recap (warning, spoilers!) of the entire first season. In case you missed it, the police drama tells the story of Mike Warren (Tveit…swoon), a rookie FBI agent who is assigned to live with a group of undercover agents in a California beach house named, you guessed it, Graceland. Get ready for season two this summer on USA! Star Files Aaron Tveitcenter_img View Commentslast_img read more

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French private sector pension scheme deficit falls to €1.2bn

first_imgThe deficit in France’s mandatory private sector pension schemes amounted to €1.2bn in 2017, nearly €1bn less than the year before.In 2016 the overall deficit was €2.2bn.Agirc and Arrco said the technical deficit for 2017 was €3.5bn, down from €4.2bn the year before.Returns of nearly €1.5bn generated by invested reserves were offset against the technical deficit. An exceptional gain of almost €900m was also booked in 2017, mainly as a result of the schemes taking over legal ownership of real estate assets from La Foncière Logement, a public housing association. The agreement was signed in April 2017, with a €6.2bn portfolio of 30,000 housing units the first assets to be transferred.  The schemes took in €65bn of contributions last year and paid out €73.8bn in benefits, a slight increase of 0.5% on 2016. The schemes are unfunded.The results put Agirc and Arrco slightly ahead of the trajectory agreed by the social partners, the schemes said in a statement. Agirc and Arrco are the compulsory pension schemes for the French private sector, with Agirc covering managerial staff and executives and Arrco covering employees. As of the end of last year 1.6m employers and 18m employees were paying contributions to the schemes.According to a report released in January, in 2014 Arrco counted 40.5m members, meaning that almost 96% of individuals born in France and between the ages of 24 and 59 had at one point contributed to the scheme.The two schemes are separate for now, but are due to merge under reforms agreed in 2015 as part of an effort to tackle the funding shortfall.last_img read more

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D’Angelo Russell leads Nets past Bulls for 3rd win in a row

first_imgBrooklyn (20-21) didn’t win its 20th game last season until Feb. 26, also against Chicago. The Bulls (10-30) lost their fourth straight overall and fifth in a row to the Nets.The Nets, who finished 28-54 last season and in 12th place in the East, are in the running for their first playoff berth since 2014-15.“We’ve been playing at a good level,” Russell said. “Just taking care of what we’re supposed to take care of. Giving ourselves a chance when the numbers aren’t in our favor. Our confidence is high.”The Nets made 16 3-pointers. Russell was 6 for 14 from beyond the arc.“They made shots,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. “They got to where they wanted to get to. And they made shots. We can’t give up 117 at home.”ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Jarrett Allen added 19 and six rebounds as the Nets improved to 12-3 in their last 15 games, matching their best 15-game stretch since moving to Brooklyn in 2012.Russell topped 20 points for the fourth straight game and is averaging 26.5 points in the span.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“D’Angelo is just taking it to a whole other level,” Carroll said. “He’s getting everybody involved, he’s scoring the ball when he needs to.“He’s got a complete game right now and I think that’s what we need from him in order to go far and go deep.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Zach LaVine had 27 points for Chicago and Bobby Portis scored 17 in 20 minutes off the bench after missing seven games with a sprained right ankle. Kris Dunn added 16 points, but the Nets pulled away in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Bulls 29-18.“They hit a lot of 3s, but we played good and we battle them,” LaVine said. “But overall as a team, we’ve just got to be tougher.”Both teams started slowly with the Bulls hitting just one of their first eight shots and the Nets connecting on just three of 10. But with Carroll kicking in nine points, Brooklyn moved ahead 28-21 after the first quarter.The Nets opened a 12-point lead when Russell hit a 3-pointer 58 seconds into the second quarter.Led by energized play from LaVine and Porter, the Bulls roared back to briefly take a one-point lead before the half, then settle for a 55-all tie at halftime.LaVine had 16 points and Portis had nine in the second quarter. LaVine made five straight baskets — four on driving layups, plus a 3-pointer — in a 3 ½-minute stretch to put the Bulls back in the game.Russell had 10 points and Allen had nine at the half, then both kicked into a higher offensive gear to start the third as the Nets pulled out to a another 12-point lead midway through the quarter. Russell hit three straight 3-pointers in 2:31 stretch.The Nets settled for an 88-82 lead entering the fourth quarter, then used a 16-5 run to seal the victory as Russell kept rolling.TIP-INSNets: The Nets recorded their 10th road win, something they didn’t do last season until March 28. . Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (right adductor strain) missed his third straight game. Swingman Allen Crabbe (sore right knee) sat out his 11th. … Before the game, coach Kenny Atkinson attributed Russell’s recent offensive success to “really finding that nice niche between scoring and finding open guys” and “really stepping it up in terms of his pace, his energy, a lot of juice out there.” Bulls: LaVine got hit in the groin late in the third period and went to bench, but returned. After the game, he said he was fine. . Boylen said before the game that Portis would be limited to 20 minutes. After the contest, Boylen said that restriction could be lengthened or eliminated based on how Portis feels after practices of the next two days. … G Wayne Selden Jr., acquired by the Bulls in a trade Thursday that sent guard Justin Holiday to Memphis, joined the team and scored one point in a little over three minutes. … The Bulls started their youthful core again, with forwards Chandler Hutchison and Lauri Markkanen, guards LaVine and Dunn and center Wendell Carter, Jr. All were first-round picks. Dunn, who’s 24, is the oldest in the group. Carter is the youngest at 19.UP NEXTNets: At Boston on Monday night in the finale of the three-game road trip.Bulls: At Portland on Wednesday in the opener of a five-game trip.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Wolves rout Lakers before firing Tom Thibodeau MOST READ View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen, left, and Brooklyn Nets forward Treveon Graham (21) go after a lose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nuccio DiNuzzo)CHICAGO — D’Angelo Russell is on a roll, and so are the Brooklyn Nets.Russell scored 28 points, DeMarre Carroll had 20 points off the bench and the Nets beat the Chicago Bulls 117-100 on Sunday for their third straight victory.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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