#Hard Times

The Phoenix Mills rating – Buy: Capital position is a bulwark in hard times

The Phoenix Mills’ (PHNX’s) FY21 and Q1FY22 operations have been impacted by mall shutdowns owing to successive Covid waves. For FY21, mall consumption of Rs 33.3 bn was at 69% of FY20 ranges whereas rental revenue of Rs 5.6 bn stood at 55% of FY20 ranges. To tide over the disruptions, PHNX has raised ~Rs26 bn of fairness capital by QIP route and SPV degree stake dilution between Aug’20 and Jun’21 and has entry to a further funding pool of Rs 10 bn. We assume a 30% LTL rental revenue loss for FY22e owing to anticipated rental waivers in H1FY22 and retain our FY23e estimates as we consider that the lengthy-time period progress story for Grade A malls in India stays intact.
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Charley Crockett – Music City USA (2021)

Charley Crockett might be a worthy candidate for the most interesting man in country music. Not only is the dude wildly talented and entertaining, while he tours constantly and finds the time to make cinematic quality videos, he also keeps up a hare’s pace in the studio. Earlier this year he released the 3rd installment in his “Lil’ G.L.” series paying homage to the past greats by recording ten songs in tribute to legendary Texas troubadour James “Slim” Hand. And even with releasing two records in 2020 as well — including one of 13 new original songs in Welcome to Hard Times — you knew Crockett wasn’t done with releasing new music in 2021.

Hard times for kids

Bal Diwas, or Children’s Day, celebrated in Nepal on September 14, came and passed, with a few perfunctory celebrations organised here and there. The theme for this year was pretty apt: “Protection of child rights, our collective responsibility”. The government’s official programme even included “Impact of Covid-19 and ways for solution”, to be organised in every province on September 15. A local government in Morang district even offered a young girl the role of the chief of the rural municipality for a day. But have we really bothered to understand how the children are doing, and what we need to do for them?
Texas Monthly

Charley Crockett Keeps Motoring in ‘Music City USA’

Near the end of The Road to Music City USA, a forty-five-minute documentary that accompanies Charley Crockett’s tenth full-length album, Music City USA, the fashionable Texas crooner lets us all in for a reflective moment. While Crockett’s cool, calm demeanor has always been welcoming and approachable, this revelation is brimming with vulnerability and candidness.

XDA Racers Reach First Time Success at 2021 Bike Brawl

For the third time this year, the XDA brought the best show in motorcycle drag racing to Virginia Motorsports Park for the Inaugural Bike Brawl. The weekend featured cooler temperatures, and racers were able to show off some serious performance gains as they fought for points as the 2021 championship chase is quickly coming to an end.

Stoolhumpin’ Comedy Show @ Beulahland Coffee and Ale House | Free, Hosted by Portland’s Funniest Winner Adam Pasi

From Portland, OR’s comedy stages comes Stoolhumpin’. A monthly midnight show held at the legendary Beulahland Coffee and Ale House. Stoolhumpin’ will not be your ordinary run of the mill comedy show. Stoolhumpin’ will be bringing the heaviest of heavy hitters to the stage. We’ll be bringing out the Pacific Northwest’s hottest comedy acts, and maybe possibly see a few national headliners drop by for a quick set.

Cassils: Short Films

A one-hour programme of artist shorts together with related documentary and wider archival material, upon the occasion of Cassils’ first UK solo exhibition at HOME. We wish to thank Harun Forecki, LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Yves Klein Archives for their support in securing permissions for this programme.

How well-being can help people get through hard times

My first job out of college sucked the soul from me. My degree turned out to be more of a coupon with an expiration date than a ticket to a fulfilled life. I didn’t prosper on any level, and it began to affect my mental health. I had thoughts of suicide because if this was as good as it got, I didn’t need to suffer through the pain of living a crappy life.
Thrive Global

In her new book, The Hard Good, author Lisa Whittle shows people how to thrive after experiencing hard times.

In Lisa Whittle’s newest book, The Hard Good, she shares a message that gives insight into how to overcome things that we cannot change though acceptance. This book will cause you to think, examine and reflect how the hard that you have gone through, are going through or have yet to go through is an essential part of life – it is the path we are meant to travel with the hardships God already knows about. Nobody escapes hardship or difficulty. We will all go through hard – sometimes it seems like these hardships are unbearable even to the point you might physically break – but to go through these hard, often difficult times are all part of life.

Hard Times for Biden

Without question, these are hard times for President Joe Biden and his administration. They have been scalded for a rather rocky retreat from Afghanistan and the numbers for COVID-19 have been disappointing in the spread of disease and drop in vaccinations. Add to it the wildly inaccurate criticism regarding his acuity by elements of a radical right that has no conscience or understanding and the associated troubles of trying to guide the nation through troubled economic waters roiled by a failed administration that placed its priorities on the needs of the wealthy and you have a hell of a mess, none of which is his doing.