Big Gigantic Confirms Two-Night ‘Rowdytown 5’ At Red Rocks

first_imgBeloved duo Big Gigantic will once again bring the noise to the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, as the group has announced their 5th annual Rowdytown celebration. This year’s performances will take place from September 23-24, and special guests will be announced in the coming days and weeks.Rowdytown is always quite the fun time, as evidenced by the last four years of Big G’s performances on the Rocks. Last year’s performances included RL Grime, Snails, Thomas Jack, Defunk and more, and past editions have featured theNEWDEAL, The Floozies, Savoy and members of The Motet for a live Big G performance.Check out the poster below, and head to Big G’s website for tickets and more details about Rowdytown 5.last_img read more

Staying out front to ‘deliver happiness’

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Create a culture of forward Mike LawsonI just returned from the CSCU, a CUES Supplier member, conference in St. Petersburg, Fla., and I am up to my eyelids in payments, fraud and EMV. But it’s all so fascinating because this is the stuff that’s making national and global headlines daily – and credit unions are right there in the mix poised to be their members’ leader in this space.Many consumers’ heads have to be spinning with all the tech changes that have occurred just in the last six months – not to mention the last 10 minutes. It’s time credit unions leverage their collaborative environment to step up and be there to lead the way. So how does this normally conservative industry suddenly become progressive – especially with such volatile technology like payments?Embrace and dive in.Creating a culture of forward thinking has its benefits not only for the staff but for members. It’s infectious. People are proud to work for organizations that do cool things – like pushing the envelope with payments. People like to be connected to organizations that have a purpose and lead. It equals new business because people what to be a part of that – which segues to the conference’s keynote speaker: Jenn Lim, CEO & chief happiness officer at Delivering Happiness– a corporate culture consultancy based on Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s bestselling book Delivering Happiness. continue reading »last_img read more

Republicans rap ‘judicial activism,’ aim to change who nominates judges

first_imgDES MOINES — Republicans at the statehouse are drawing up plans to change the make-up of the commission that nominates people to the governor for judgeships, in response to what they say is “judicial activism.”Iowa’s Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2009 and recently overturned a GOP plan to require a three-day waiting period for abortions. Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, a Republican from Ankeny, said there are “a lot of people” who are frustrated.“Over the last 20 years, there has been more and more judicial activism, where the Supreme Court justices are trying to legislate from the bench,” Whitver said yesterday during a forum organized by The Associated Press. “If they want to be legislators, run for the legislature. Otherwise, they should be interpreting the laws and the constitution as we give them, and so it’s just a matter of accumulation of dozens and dozens and dozens of activist ruling from the court, that you’re trying to curb some of that.”Governor Kim Reynolds last year appointed her father to the panel that recommends district court nominees. It’s clear she and Republican lawmakers plan to target the attorneys appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission by the Iowa State Bar Association.“It’s about making sure it’s a fair process,” Reynolds said during a Radio Iowa interview. “When I interview judges, I don’t care what party they are, I want an individual who is going to uphold the law and not create it and so right now eight members of the commission are selected by the Bar.”An amendment to the Iowa Constitutional set up a “merit based” system for judges on the district courts, court of appeals and Iowa Supreme Court. The Judicial Nominating Commission interviews candidates and submits three nominees to the governor, who must choose a judge from that list. Senator Whitver, who is an attorney, says the commission will be retained, but the way commission members are appointed is likely to change.“Right now, there’s 16 members of that commission that select our supreme court justices. Eight are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate. Eight are voted on by attorneys and you must be an attorney and there’s no governor oversight or legislature oversight on that,” Whitver said yesterday. “And so, if you’re an attorney in the state of Iowa, that’s great. You have a much better chance of being on the Judicial Nominating Commission. If you’re not an attorney, your chances are very slim.”Whitver told reporters the “general populace” should have “more say” than attorneys in deciding who gets to be an Iowa judge.“It’s kind of a parochial system when you only have lawyers serving in those roles,” Whitver said.Supporters of the present system say attorneys on the commission have valuable insight into how a prospective judge has operated in the legal system.“The worst thing that we can do is politicize our judiciary. What problem are we trying to fix? I think accusing a merit-based judiciary of activism is unfounded,” House Minority Leader Todd Prichard, a Democrat from Charles City, said during yesterday’s AP forum.Prichard, who is also an attorney, said Iowa’s judicial nominating system is a model for the rest of the country.“I have friends who are lawyers in other states where they elect judges and I get very leery of these kind of ideas, because is that the kind of path we’re on, is to make these political appointments, political races,” Prichard said.The 2019 Iowa legislative session begins Monday.last_img read more

Amid AIFFs opposition, Falcao backs futsal in India

first_imgBy Abhishek Hore New Delhi, Jun 20 (PTI) World renowned futsal star Alessandro Rosa Vieira, also known as Falcao, today threw his weight behind the introduction of Premier Futsal League in India amid strong opposition from the countrys football federation. Citing “non-interference” from FIFA, Falcao felt its time All India Football Federation (AIFF) gave recognition to the first-ever multi-national futsal league set to be played in India from July 15 to 24 with each game split into two halves of 20 minutes each. In an interview, Falcao told PTI, “There are several private Futsal leagues that also happen world over and I have played in Dubai, Kuwait, USA etc. and they have never had any interference from AMF or FIFA.” “As a player, I feel this is a great opportunity to popularise the sport in India by bringing the best futsal players in the world. Premier Futsal and other Futsal tournaments will enhance the sporting ecosystem here and give people another sport to choose as a viewer, audience or a player.” After its launch, AIFF President Praful Patel and Secretary Kushal Das expressed opposition to the league and declared that the body is mulling legal action. The AIFF even considered starting a similar tournament of its own, and this was not lost on Falcao, who is also called the Pele of Futsal. “Launch of Premier Futsal was the introduction of Futsal to India. I have heard since its launch, the Indias apex football body has also announced the launch of their own Futsal League and I think that is the biggest validation for Premier Futsal and for Futsal as a sport in general. Given the high intensity nature of the sport, the Indian youth is going to embrace Futsal,” the 39-year-old Brazilian from Sao Paulo said. MORE PTI AH PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more