HSBC’s spectacular boardroom row

September 4, 2021 0 Comments

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BP’s reaction to its oil spill was all over the place at first, with its CEO Tony Hayward repeatedly putting his foot in it; the Prudential failed to communicate adequately to the media and shareholders during its hopelessly mismanaged bid for AIA. Now, disappointingly, it is HSBC’s turn to mess up on the communications front.It branded as “offensive” a story in another newspaper earlier this week stating that its chief executive had threatened to resign unless he were appointed chairman. Fair enough – apart from the fact that it now turns out that Michael Geoghegan did indeed fail to land the top job and is therefore standing down. I have no doubt that the firm was acting in good faith and that the original denial was technically true – but the fact that the end result is identical has angered many journalists and left HSBC with egg on its face. Not that any of this should detract us from the astonishing and brutal coup that has just taken place at the top of such a large and usually staid institution. A bitter and seemingly uncontrollable power struggle, triggered by Stephen Green’s resignation as chairman and appointment as trade minister, has torn HSBC’s boardroom apart; it goes to show that personalities matter immensely, even in an organization that could run on auto-pilot most of the time. It is good that an HSBC insider – Douglas Flint, the current chief financial officer and a KPMG graduate who has worked at HSBC since 1995 – is being appointed as the firm’s next chairman; promoting from within is a tradition that has served the firm well, helped maintain its strong corporate culture and contributed to the cautious conservatism which saw it through the crisis. Flint is used to dealing with regulators; he ought to perform well as the firm’s new public face in London. Stuart Gulliver, the firm’s head of investment banking, is an equally good choice as the new chief executive; a talented and charismatic operator, he built up the bank’s sophisticated wholesale and markets operation, succeeding where his predecessors had failed. Like Bob Diamond’s appointment as CEO of Barclays, it is also a brave choice politically: Gulliver has earned millions in recent years. To the likes of Vince Cable, the business secretary, this is a bad thing; it will certainly fuel the rage of the populist and left-wing media. Yet the big financial institutions are rightly putting their shareholders first (after years of neglecting them), rather than pandering to the UK government’s absurd anti-investment banking mood. It will be a shame to see Geoghegan go. He was a hands-on, operations man, a down to earth banker who steered the firm through the credit crisis – it never needed a bailout – and sorted out the Household mess in the US. He did make mistakes, of course: one of his errors was that he mishandled his compensation; nearly a quarter of shareholders failed to back the bank’s pay proposals for its directors earlier this year. But let us hope he reemerges soon in another role.Following the shake-up at Barclays and Eric Daniels’ looming departure from Lloyds, it is all change at the top of British banking. If the government had any sense, it would use the opportunity to draw a line under its City-bashing rhetoric and acknowledge that the UK needs a strong and healthy financial industry. One can but hope. [email protected] whatsapplast_img read more

Better Collective boosts US presence with RotoGrinders deal

August 24, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Strategy DFS Regions: US Stockholm-listed Better Collective will significantly expand its presence in the US market through the acquisition of daily fantasy and sports betting affiliate Rical LLC, operator of the RotoGrinders and SportsHandle portals. DFS 28th May 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Stockholm-listed Better Collective will significantly expand its presence in the US market through the acquisition of daily fantasy and sports betting affiliate Rical LLC, operator of the RotoGrinders and SportsHandle portals.Founded in 2009, and headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RotoGrinders operates a network of sites including PennBets, USBets and poker site PocketFives.com. It generated revenue of more than $8m (£6.3m/€7.2m) in 2018, and earnings of over $3m.While the business was originally focused on the daily fantasy market, it has expanded into sports betting and online gambling.“Since PASPA was repealed by the US Supreme Court last year, we have carefully evaluated how best to establish Better Collective in the growing US market,” Better Collective chief executive Jesper Søgaard explained.“We have assessed various acquisition opportunities, searching for access to strong products and dedicated people with insight into this market,” he continued. “We strongly believe that we found exactly that in RotoGrinders, where we see a strong and dedicated management team and talented employees.”Better Collective will pay $21m for an initial 60% stake in the business, comprising $17.85m in cash and $3.15m in shares. There is an agreement in place to acquire the remaining 40% of shares between 2022 and 2024.The valuation of this stake, held by the company’s three founders, will be based on an EBITDA multiple of between 5x and 10x, determined by the profitability RotoGrinders, with additional conditions relating to the performance of Better Collective’s wider US business.Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Fantasy Sports Mobile Online Gambling Better Collective boosts US presence with RotoGrinders deal Email Addresslast_img read more

NBA Restart LIVE : Utah Jazz vs Pelicans in the first…

August 18, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgLatest Sports NewsSport NBA Restart LIVE : Utah Jazz vs Pelicans in the first game as NBA ready for LIVE show on Sony Sports RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSFanCodeNBA Dream11 PredictionNBA Live on Sony SportsNBA Live Sony LIVNBA RESTART liveUtah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans LIVE Streaming SHARE The Utah Jazz were squarely in the spotlight when the NBA season was suspended March 11.Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans were making a push to play on a bigger stage. Latest Sports News PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket They’ll share the marquee when the season resumes Thursday in the NBA “bubble” near Orlando, Fla. Latest Sports News By Kunal Dhyani – July 29, 2020 Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Bengaluru Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Roach removes Markram in the first over; SA 15/1 (4.5 ov)- Follow Live Updates WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Back on March 11, when Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19, the NBA canceled his team’s game in Oklahoma City that night.“Obviously, when you have the whole world judging you or threatening you or sending you a lot of negative energy and stuff like that, it’s something that I would say is not easy as a human being,” Gobert said two weeks ago of dealing with the coronavirus-related fallout. “But, at the same time, people are just judging you on the perception they have and the perception you get from sometimes it can be one picture, one video or one interview, one action. So, people don’t really know you.”Dominoes began to fall as the league announced that the season would be suspended at the conclusion of the final game that night – New Orleans at Sacramento.But New Orleans was leery of playing after learning that a member of the officiating crew worked a Jazz game a few nights earlier. So the game against the Kings was postponed and the NBA went on hiatus.NBA Restart LIVE : Utah Jazz vs Pelicans LIVE on Sony Sports 31st July @ 4 AM ISTNow, 141 days later the Jazz and the Pelicans lead the way in the resumption of the season.New Orleans and Oklahoma City were the only teams to win all of their scrimmages and the Jazz went 2-1.“The intensity level is going to be much, much higher (Thursday),” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “I’m confident that our guys will compete at a high level and be ready to play.”The Pelicans got good news Tuesday night when rookie forward Zion Williamson returned to practice. He left the bubble July 16 to tend to a family emergency and returned last Friday.He hasn’t been cleared to play, but the Pelicans are hopeful he will be by tip-off of the opener of the eight-game seeding schedule.“It really isn’t a tough decision,” Gentry said. “If he’s ready to play, he’ll play, and if he’s not, we won’t play him. You’re not going to risk anything long term for something very, very short term.”Gobert looked fully recovered in Utah’s scrimmages, averaging 15.3 points and 7.0 rebounds. A rift between Gobert and leading scorer Donovan Mitchell, who tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after Gobert did, seems to have healed.“I’m happy now that I’m in a good place and I’m happy that I get the joy back from playing basketball with my team and the competitiveness is back,” Gobert said. “I’m ready to try to go out there and try to win the championship. That’s the goal. To be honest, after everything we’ve been through, as a team and as human beings, it would be a great comeback.”The Jazz will be without second-leading scorer Bojan Bogdanovic (20.2), who underwent season-ending wrist surgery in May. Sixth man Joe Ingles is expected to replace Bogdanovich, who was making 41.4 percent of his 3-pointers, in the starting lineup but replacing the 3-point production will be a group effort.“I think with Bojan out, obviously there’s opportunity from the 3-point line that we really need to take advantage of,” Mitchell said. “I think it’s very crucial to our game getting there and knocking shots down, just being confident and taking the early shots.”The Jazz (41-23) are in fourth place in the Western Conference. The Pelicans (28-36) are tied with Portland and Sacramento, 3.5 games behind eighth-place Memphis in the West.Both teams were playing well prior to the suspension of the season. New Orleans, which endured a 13-game losing streak during an injury-plagued first half of the season, won eight of its last 13 games. Utah won five of its last six games.The Jazz won the first two meetings – 128-120 at home and 128-126 on the road. The Pelicans won the most recent meeting, 138-132 in New Orleans.NBA Restart LIVE : Catch Utah Jazz vs Pelicans LIVE on Sony Sports 31st July @ 4 AM IST Cricket Facebook Twitter Cricket ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023 Previous articleYuvraj Singh calls ‘old nemesis’ Stuart Broad a legend after historic achievementNext articleSports Business : Real Madrid once again tops world’s most valuable football club brand list Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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How I’d make a million in the stock market with just £200 per month

July 5, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgHow I’d make a million in the stock market with just £200 per month I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. 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Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 11th January, 2020 center_img Being able to make a million in the stock market with just £200 a month might seem like an unrealistic goal at first. However, according to my figures, it is possible to build a nest egg of this size with a disciplined savings and investment plan.Today, I’m going to explain how you can hit this target without having to lift a finger.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Regular investingToday, most online investment platforms offer a regular investment plan. These plans start from around £10 a month and allow you to invest as much as you want every month. You don’t need to initiate the trade yourself, all you need to do is set up a plan and a direct debit, sit back and relax, although you do need to choose which investments you want to buy.Based on its past performance, the FTSE 250 looks like it could be a great investment to help you make a million.You can invest in the market with a low-cost passive tracker index fund. The cheapest on the market at the moment charges 0.18% per annum in management fees, and you can get a substantial discount on this cost if you buy the tracker fund through certain brokers.Booming returnsThe near-term outlook for the FTSE 250 might be cloudy due to economic and Brexit uncertainty. Nevertheless, over the long run, the outlook for the index is set to improve as these uncertainties recede and economic growth returns.Since its inception, the FTSE 250 index of companies has produced an average annual return of around 12%. At this rate of return, I calculate that a saver would be able to build a £1m nest egg after 33 years of saving £200 a month.Stocks and Shares ISAA Stocks and Shares ISA can help you meet this target in the most tax-efficient manner. These investment wrappers allow investors to avoid capital gains, income and dividend tax on money held within them, which means they can significantly reduce your tax bill in the long run.This is particularly important for higher rate taxpayers, who could lose a large chunk of their savings to the taxman now that the dividend allowance has been reduced to just £2,000 a year.The simplicity of a Stocks and Shares ISA means that it is a straightforward way to maximise your returns, and any investor can open one of these products. Maximum contributions of £20,000 a year are allowed. So there will be no problem with contributions of £200 a month, or £2,400 a year. Most ISA providers also allow savers to set up a regular investment plan.As such, if you are serious about making a million in a stock market, now could be a great time to set up a stocks and shares ISA to make the most of the tax advantages offered. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

SeeAbility invests £1 million to increase regular giving numbers

June 16, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgSeeAbility invests £1 million to increase regular giving numbers Howard Lake | 20 April 2010 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: direct debit Individual giving Eye care charity SeeAbility, formerly The Royal School for the Blind, is planning to invest £1 million over the next three years to increase its number of regular donors.Emma Smith, SeeAbility’s Head of Individual Giving, explained: “We will be using a range of creative ways to engage with new supporters, including encouraging people to try simulation glasses so that they can get a feeling for what it is like to have a visual impairment and empathise with people who live with this every day. Conditions such as tunnel vision, glaucoma and limited vision can be replicated using the glasses and give people an insight into these conditions.”Techniques to be used include door to door, street, private sites and workplace giving. It will also run upgrade campaigns to encourage existing SeeAbility regular donors to give more. The charity is planning to recruit younger donors aged 30 and upwards, given that the majority of its cash donors are much older.The charity expects to raise more than £3 million as a result of the investment.www.seeability.org  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Arkansas Dicamba Ban Passes

June 14, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Facebook Twitter Arkansas Dicamba Ban Passes SHARE A roller coaster ride for Dicamba in the state of Arkansas came to an end on Friday when the Arkansas State Plant Board voted to recommend an emergency ban of Dicamba. The ban applies to Engenia products for the remainder of this crop season. The Xtendimax technology had already been banned in January of this year. An earlier vote of 8-6 to ban dicamba was overturned on a procedural error on June 20. The Plant Board upheld the original 8-6 vote in favor of a 120-day emergency order requiring all dicamba use to come to an end. The ASPB has received 242 complaints of dicamba misuse. The ban would have exemptions for rangeland and pasture uses. To go into effect, the ban would have to be signed by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.If the governor signs the recommendation, it then needs approval by the Executive Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council to be enacted. Both are expected to act within days.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Arkansas Dicamba Ban Passes By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 25, 2017 Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for June 26, 2017Next articleCommentary: The Death of the Grocery Store Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Assembly Passes Holden’s Bill to Protect and Preserve Southern California’s Open Spaces

June 12, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Government Assembly Passes Holden’s Bill to Protect and Preserve Southern California’s Open Spaces Published on Monday, May 5, 2014 | 1:05 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a commentcenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill (AB 1767) to ensure Southern California’s natural spaces and outdoor recreation areas will be enjoyed by Californians for generations to come, has been approved in the Assembly.AB 1767 would increase the maximum fine for dumping, vandalism or destroying property on Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy properties to $1,500 and would increase the fine for infractions to not more than $750. Because state bonds used to fund much of the SMMC cannot be used for maintenance, the bill would require that the fines be used to pay the costs of any repairs or clean up related to those violations“These parks, open spaces and wilderness areas are in our own backyard and if we don’t act to protect them, we could lose them forever,” stated Assemblymember Holden. “Not only will these penalties pay to restore and repair the damages, but will hopefully serve as a deterrent to those who would harm public lands. I consider these 114 parklands and recreational areas part of our heritage and I want them to be available to California’s children for generations to come.”The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is a state agency created in 1980 to preserve open space, parks and wilderness in Southern California. The 69,000 acres that make up the Conservancy stretch from the Pacific Ocean through the Santa Monica Mountains and extend east to include parts of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Verdugo Hills and the San Rafael Hills in Pasadena. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Not Even A Single Person From Vulnerable Categories Should Be Left Out Of Either National Food Security Act Or SFSS: Orissa High Court

May 26, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgNews UpdatesNot Even A Single Person From Vulnerable Categories Should Be Left Out Of Either National Food Security Act Or SFSS: Orissa High Court Sparsh Upadhyay17 April 2021 8:42 AMShare This – xThere cannot be any persons belonging to vulnerable categories in Odisha who are left out of either the NFSA (National Food Security Act) or the SFSS (State Food Security Scheme). A constant endeavor must be made to increase the coverage with every passing month: Orissa HCExpressing dissatisfaction with the State Government’s submission that that it has already covered 80% of the population under the targeted public distribution system (PDS), the Orissa High Court this week observed, “There cannot be any persons belonging to vulnerable categories in Odisha who are left out of either the NFSA (National Food Security Act) or the SFSS (State Food…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginExpressing dissatisfaction with the State Government’s submission that that it has already covered 80% of the population under the targeted public distribution system (PDS), the Orissa High Court this week observed, “There cannot be any persons belonging to vulnerable categories in Odisha who are left out of either the NFSA (National Food Security Act) or the SFSS (State Food Security Scheme). A constant endeavor must be made to increase the coverage with every passing month.” Importantly, the division bench of Chief Justice S. Muralidhar and Justice B. P. Routray said, “It is not sufficient to state that the government has already covered 80 pc of the population under the PDS.” The matter before the Court The Court was hearing the plea of a social activist, Prafulla Samantara’s who sought special intervention by way of food security measures and foodgrains to non-ration cardholders in view of Covid-19 pandemic. The State Government submitted before the Court that the Government of Odisha had introduced its own State Food Security Scheme (SFSS) from October 2018 onwards to cover the left out eligible non-cardholders, who were earlier outside the ambit of the NFSA (National Food Security Act). It was also stated that as on 9th October 2020, 3, 53,000 such families comprising of 11,10,007 members having no ration card, were issued ration cards as well as food grain entitlements under the SFSS. In was further submitted that between October 2020, and March 2021, the actual number of persons covered under the SFSS had increased by 56,000 and it was also informed that a large number of people were still left out from the ambit of either the NFSA or the SFSS. Court’s observations At the outset, the Court observed that it was not clear whether among those who continued to remain left out from either the NFSA or the SFSS there are any belonging to the BPL and other vulnerable categories. Referring to the directions of the Supreme Court in PUCL v. Union of India, the Court observed, “No BPL person and no person belonging to any vulnerable group should be left out from the ambit of a State-sponsored food security scheme. It is therefore essential for the State of Odisha to ensure that there are mechanisms put in place even under the SFSS which is supposed to cover the gap under the NFSA, so that no BPL or vulnerable group person is left out.” Consequently, the Court directed the Commissioner-cum-Secretary to Government, F.S. and C.W. Department, Government of Odisha to inform the Court by an affidavit:- Whether those belonging to BPL and other vulnerable groups have been specifically targeted and included under the SFSS irrespective of whether they are located in an urban or a rural area, and,Whether each such person has a ration card or other documents which enables such person to approach a fair price shop or any other distribution centers to avail the rations. The affidavit has been directed to be filed on or before 17th May, 2021 and the matter has been posted for further hearing on 20th May. Case title – Prafulla Samantara v. State of Odisha [W.P.(C) No.16579 of 2020] Click Here To Download OrderRead Order Next Storylast_img read more

SUU Softball To Hold Tryouts For Walk-on Positions

May 8, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgSeptember 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Softball To Hold Tryouts For Walk-on Positions Tags: Kathryn Berg Field/Kylee Wolf/SUU Softball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Wednesday, the Southern Utah University softball team announced tryouts for walk-on positions for the 2019 season September 10 and 11.The tryouts are September 10 at 3:00 p.m. at Kathryn Berg Field. There will be a second day of tryouts Tuesday September 11 at 4:00 p.m.As of September 12, participants can expect to be told if they made the cut or not.Students seeking to participate must bring a copy of a completed physical and their health insurance card (front and back) prior to the first session of Monday tryouts. Without any of this information, students will not be allowed to try out.Any questions or concerns can be sent to assistant coach Kylee Wolf by email at [email protected] Brad James Written bylast_img read more

Petaluma Music Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: ALO, David Nelson Band, Hot Buttered Rum, More

March 2, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgThe 12th annual Petaluma Music Festival will return to Petaluma, CA’s Sonoma Marin Fairground on August 3rd.The one-day event will feature headlining performances from ALO and David Nelson Band. Other scheduled performers include The Mother Hips, Hot Buttered Rum, Royal Jelly Live, Blame Sally, New Monsoon, Moonalice, The Grain, The Soul Section, Magic In The Other, The Dictators Tots, and Domenic Bianco and The Soulshake. The event page notes that more artists will be announced in the coming months.Petaluma Music Festival will donate their proceeds to Petaluma’s public elementary and secondary schools to provide funding for their music programs.Tickets for the Petaluma Music Festival are currently on sale now here.Head to the festival’s website for more information.last_img read more