Pro-Shot Footage Of Warren Haynes’ Solo Set At Mountain Jam Has Been Released [Watch]

first_imgThough it wasn’t originally on the schedule, Warren Haynes treated fans to an incredible solo set at Mountain Jam earlier this summer. When Gary Clark Jr. had to cancel his performance for personal reasons, it was Haynes who stepped up and delivered a monumental set at the Hunter Mountain event.Thanks to Mountain Jam, we now have some pro-shot footage to share from this great performance. The festival released three professional videos, including covers of U2’s “One” and George Harrison’s “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth),” as well as the traditional “Railroad Boy.” Check out all three videos, streaming below!OneRailroad BoyGive Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)last_img read more

US missionary gets 15 years for sex abuse at Kenya orphanage

first_imgPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Christian missionary from Pennsylvania was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison Thursday for sexually abusing girls at a Kenyan orphanage he led. Federal authorities say 61-year-old Gregory Dow of Lancaster ran the Dow Family Children’s Home for nearly a decade before fleeing in 2017.  They say some of the funding for the orphanage came from U.S. churches and faith-based groups. The FBI says Dow abused girls as young as 11. Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams calls his crimes “nearly incomprehensible in their depravity.” Dow’s public defenders said he expressed remorse in court and apologized for his crimes.last_img read more

CUNA’s Schenk refutes banks’ complaints re: credit unions as ‘plain hogwash’

first_imgCommon narratives from the banking industry about credit unions fall “woefully short of facts,” writes Mike Schenk, CUNA vice president of economics and statistics, in this month’s Credit Union Magazine . In the article , Schenk counters claims that credit unions harm community banks, calling it “plain hogwash.”“In 1992, the largest 100 banking institutions controlled 41% of financial institution assets and smaller banking institutions controlled 53% of the total. Today, the largest 100 banks control 74% and smaller institutions control 19%,” Schenk wrote. “If small banks are being harmed, the source of that harm clearly is big banks, not credit unions.”Schenk adds that, as the country’s only member-owned, democratically controlled financial institutions, credit unions are a necessary and “extremely popular” financial alternative.He points out that credit unions:Delivered more than $7 billion in direct financial benefits to consumers in 2014 through lower interest rates, higher yields on savings accounts and fewer and lower fees; continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_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

The big picture of split-dollar agreements

first_img continue reading » Split-dollar life insurance is becoming a more popular executive benefit for credit unions. When executing these agreements, it’s important to consider the big picture by answering these questions:How will this split-dollar agreement fit into our overall leadership succession plan? Specifically, will it allow us to recruit, reward, and/or retain other executives in the near future?Will we have room under the National Credit Union Association’s regulatory cap on any non-703 investments?According to NCUA 5300 data, assets for the most common split-dollar arrangement used in credit unions—“loan regime” or “collateral assignment split-dollar” life insurance—increased 120% percent from year-end 2015 through 2018. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

How the success of a Sherburne-Earlville High School program has changed the future for its students

first_imgIn addition to the school, yogurt company Chobani received an award for their philanthropy in the local community, an honor it said was humbling. For the students involved with the sugar shack project, their success has changed their idea of what is possible for their futures. This is the first time the School Boards Association has honored a private company as part of its Champions of Change for Kids program. “I’d like to go to college and obtain an agricultural engineering degree,” said Ryan Jones, a junior at the school who grew up on a dairy farm. “I didn’t want to go on to milk cows.” At Sherburne-Earlville High School, the New York State School Boards Association recognized the creation of the maple sugar shack at the school.center_img SHERBURNE (WBNG) — On Tuesday, New York State honored two programs with wide-reaching impacts in the Chenango County community. “They saw some news about some school meal debts we paid off and they looked a little further and came to understand how much we give back to this community and the surrounding communities, and they wanted to recognize us for it,” said Mark Broadhurst, an executive with Chobani. The project started two and a half years ago, with students designing and building the entire thing.last_img read more

Lika Cluster Destination Campaign: Stay at home and plan a vacation in Lika

first_imgMarch, the month in which spring trips or summer vacation details are defined, has suddenly turned into the most difficult month, as has this whole year. But, as I have repeatedly pointed out, although there is currently no tourism activity, this does not mean that there is still no need to communicate on social media. The focus is on the phase of daydreaming, research and planning, and narrative stay home, travel later. From Lika Destinations point out that Lika abounds in natural phenomena at all levels of protection, and even almost 60% of the area of ​​the destination Lika is located in the ecological network NATURA 2000 and is extremely attractive for all forms of green tourism. ” In Lika there are as many as three of the eight Croatian national parks (Plitvice Lakes National Park, Paklenica National Park and Northern Velebit National Park) that are worth visiting at any time of the year. The destination also houses the birth house of Nikola Tesla, the birth house of Dr. Ante Starčević, the first European printing house, and a rich cultural heritage. Also, a visit to protected natural areas is definitely recommended ”emphasize from the Cluster. It is currently in the system 169 products from 59 manufacturers from the area of ​​the destination Lika, which includes the area of ​​Lika-Senj, Zadar and Karlovac counties. ” We believe that when all this is over, the desire to discover new magical places will be greater than ever, and thus the experiences will be even more valuable. Excess free time is worth using to plan a trip, and the destination Lika is indispensable for a vacation from dreams, which offers a unique combination of land and sea where you have the opportunity to change as many as three climates and experience a unique phenomenon of contrast ”point out from the Lika Destination Cluster. “Već sada možete maštati o tome da vas grije sunce dok se šetate velebitskim livadama, da na licu osjećate kapljice vode s moćnih slapova Plitvičkih jezera i da uživate u okusima tradicionalnih ličkih jela” zaključuju iz Klastera Lika Destination. Currently, the most difficult branding process is that Lika is not a stopover, but that Lika is a destination. However, the Lika Destination Cluster is actively working on this process through various promotional actions, from a joint ticket to the Lika destination to ready-made tourist arrangements of 3 and 7 days. The coronavirus pandemic is currently affecting all sectors of business and the lives of people around the world, especially the tourism sector. Products in the Lika Quality system are available at the joint Lika Quality point of sale in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, where for the first time small local producers had the opportunity to sell their products under a common brand in one of the most visited places in Croatia. Soon the products will be on sale in NP Northern Velebit, NP Paklenica, PP Velebit and other protected areas in the destination Lika. Although the Cluster does not yet have its own web shop, they have joined a Facebook group Lička placa gdje se mogu pronaći informacije o proizvodima i proizvođačima iz LikaDestination među kojima se nalaze i proizvođači čiji proizvodi nose LikaQuality oznaku. In addition to natural resources and newcomers, Lika has been developing content for active holidays from adrenaline activities such as ziplines, horseback riding, buggy rides, kayaks to hiking. When we talk about Lika, we should certainly emphasize the rich authentic gastronomic offer, and especially gastronomic delicacies with foods of local origin with the label of the regional quality system Lika Quality. Thus, the most active tourist cluster in Croatia, Cluster Lika Destination   sends a message: Stay at home and plan your vacation in Lika.  last_img read more

Malaysian firms led by world’s top glove maker prioritise medical supplies

first_imgMalaysia this week warned of a potential shortage of reagents, a chemical used in diagnostic tests to detect the presence of the coronavirus.The ministry said on Tuesday it had only one week’s supply of reagents and it was optimising the use of the substance while it tries to secure supplies.CC Cheah, vice president of the Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association, said several of its member companies will be modifying production lines to make protective and testing gear to reduce dependence on imports.A company that usually makes materials for diapers will shift its production lines to provide products used in protective gear, while a manufacturer of extrusion products will make swabs used to take samples for coronavirus testing, he said.Topics : Top Glove Corp Bhd , the world’s biggest maker of medical gloves, plans to start producing face masks to meet rising demand from the coronavirus outbreak, a top executive told Reuters.The Malaysian company, which makes one out of every five gloves in the world, will have a facility ready in two months with a production capacity of 110 million masks a year.”The masks… will also be available for sale to our existing healthcare customers, in order to help the market cope with the surge in demand on the back of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Executive Chairman Lim Wee Chai. Top Glove’s move comes as Malaysian companies modify production to meet a shortage of protective and testing equipment in the country, which has the most number of reported infections in Southeast Asia with 4,228 cases.Another Malaysian company Karex Bhd, the world’s top condom maker, said it has converted two of its lubricant lines to make hand sanitisers after requests from medical customers.”Its not a very large quantity to begin with but we found we were able to begin production within a month following medical trials as we are a certified medical product manufacturer,” Chief Executive Goh Miah Kiat said.Unprecedented demand for medical and testing materials has made it harder and longer for countries to source essential equipment.last_img read more

Mancheter City must rebuild for title challenge: Guardiola

first_img“We have to rebuild. It happens at clubs around the world,” he said. “We have to accept it and take the right decisions to try to maintain the level that we have.”We have exceptional players but after the season finishes we will reflect.”City have already conceded 10 more goals in the league than they did in the whole of last season’s title-winning campaign, and still have seven games left.Midfielder Fernandinho, 35, and striker Sergio Aguero, 32, are out of contract at the end of next season while David Silva, City’s 34-year-old captain, will leave at the end of the current campaign.”Fernandinho and Sergio have one year left,” Guardiola said. “I don’t know if they will extend or not. Some players have to be replaced, but it’s not a disaster or a bad thing, it’s part of football.”Guardiola also defended the decision to sell winger Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich, saying, “If guys don’t want to stay, they have to leave.”We are not getting the best of these players if in their mind they are not happy here.”Topics : Manchester City must rebuild if they are to challenge Liverpool for the Premier League title next season, manager Pep Guardiola has said.City’s reign as champions ended after last week’s defeat by Chelsea left Liverpool with an insurmountable lead.Guardiola, whose team will give Liverpool a guard of honour when they meet at the Etihad Stadium later on Thursday, said the need to rebuild was one all clubs faced.last_img read more

Edge Hill property for sale for the first time in 54 years

first_imgThe kitchen has been given a spruce up.“This property is sure to impress and is a great chance to secure an incredible piece of Edge Hill history.”Development and subdivision information is available upon request provided by Urban Sync.According to Core Logic the median prices in Edge Hill jumped 14.4 per cent in the past five year while median asking rent was $470 per week. Plenty of space in the heart of Edge HillThe flat allotment also includes dual street access from Pease and Greenslopes streets.Life just 800m from the chic restaurants, bars and local shops of Edge Hill means entertainment or a spot to catch up with friends or family is just a short and leisurely stroll away. Bedrooms 4 Garage 5 303 Pease St FOR the first time in more than half a century, a block of Edge Hill land is up for sale.The family of owner Julie Nicholls built a home at 303 Pease St massive 1616 sqm block and passed it down for 54 years. Elite Real Estate Services agents Carol Thomas and Morganne Baldwin said the double block allotment was a chance to capitalise on “an outstanding location right on the brink of the bustling Edge Hill village”.“Whether you are looking for a value add renovation, a knock down and rebuild, adding an additional dwelling for multiple income streams or a subdivision, this property caters to every option,” Ms Thomas said. Inspection Bathroom 1 Edge Hill 2-2.30pm 303 Pease St, Edge Hill“Residential development opportunities could include a variety of other development configurations such as townhouses, a duplex or a triplex.“There is also potential scope to develop the site for commercial uses.“This site proposes huge potential for astute investors who will take advantage of the most in-demand suburb in Cairns.” 1616sq m DETAILS: Saturday 2 March Wooden floorboards and plenty of space inside.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoThe existing home on the site is nothing to dismiss though with four bedrooms, one bathroom and secure parking for up to five vehicles.A kitchen is still in good working order and could perfect for a small scale developer to live in or renovate while completing subdivision due diligence and approvals, according to Ms Thomas.“There is also the opportunity to build your dream home on one of the largest level blocks in Edge Hill currently on the market,” she said.“Located in the school catchment zones for both Edge Hill State School and Cairns State High School, it is sure to appeal to families.last_img read more