On Sunday night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead played their third show in as many nights at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY to wrap up their first run on 2018. The previous night, keyboard maestro Marco Benevento had fantasized about his dream “festival” before covering the old Chuck Berry song of the same name. “We’ll all be there together smilin’…and huggin’…and laughing’…and tellin’ each other how we love each other,” he preached, and on the third sold-out night JRAD’s year-opening run, there was no doubt that this atmosphere of love and togetherness and music was being realized at the historic theater.Watch pro-shot footage of the first set-opening “Samson & Delilah” below via nugs.tv:<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The show began with a rousing run through “Samson & Delilah”, beginning the trend of “tearing that whole building down” which held true throughout the evening. “China Cat Sunflower” followed, continuing the upbeat, singalong pace already established for the set. The classic tune eventually made its way into Jerry Garcia Band favorite and frequent JRAD vehicle “Rubin and Cherise”.From there, the band acknowledged this long, strange, incredible weekend of music with a 16-wheeler-sized “Truckin’”, bringing out frequent live guest multi-instrumentalist Stuart Bogie to help elevate the songs peaks with saxophone bliss. The roaring engines of “Truckin’” idled after 15 minutes or so, as the band broke down the jam into a shapeless breezy whisper led by Bogie’s flute. That plush vamp swung right into “Tennessee Jed”, the flute adding a unique, lighthearted texture to the tune before it built to a brolic organ and guitar peak. Finally a big “Greatest Story Ever Told” (featuring some some subtle “Bird Song” teases) brought set one to a close.Watch the second set-opening “Man Smart, Women Smarter” below via nugs.tv:The sixth and final set of the weekend began with a plucky rendition of “Man Smart, Women Smarter” featuring Bogie on the clarinet, which lead into another rocking classic singalong in “Bertha”. A brief “Mr. Charlie” followed, before Benevento, bassist Dave Dreiwitz, and Bogie (now on saxophone) led the crowd on a dreamy instrumental walk through the proverbial garden with Neil Young‘s “Harvest Moon” shining overhead.From there, the remaining ~50 minutes of the set was zero-filler, grade-A JRAD improvisation; the type of segment that cements perceptions of this band as more than just a group playing the Dead’s songs. Of course, with the horns in their arsenal for the night, the band opted for “Eyes of the World”, an extended trip through the song with traces reminiscent of the Grateful Dead‘s 3/29/90 version with Branford Marsalis at Nassau Coliseum.“Cumberland Blues” chugged in next, providing a highway-rocking road trip that led, eventually, to the “Big Dance”: a set-closing “Dancin’ In The Streets” jam that is sure to be mentioned among the band’s best from this day forward. “Dancin’” rode in on the driving, freeway cruising jaunt of “Cumberland,” and kept up the disco-funk groove with Bogie shining on his sax solo. At one point early in the extended improvisation, Marco seemed to stumble upon the keyboard part for Dire Straits‘ “Money For Nothing”. Responding the cheers the tease drew from the crowd, Benevento continued the trick, fleshing out a few measures of the songs keys part. The whole outfit quickly fell in behind him, as they moved into a full-band “Money For Nothing” jam before continuing the “Dancin’” improv journey. The jam continued from there, exploring a broad swath of sonic spaces, from slinky keyboard grooves, to raucous guitar peaks, to eerily dissonant spacey sparseness over the course of its nearly 30 minutes.For their encore, Russo counted the band in at double-time, launching them into a cover of Dr. Feelgood‘s 1975 rock n’ roll hit “She Does It Right”, before putting the final touches on the weekend with “Chinatown Shuffle”.JRAD will now take a brief break from the project until their next performance on February 15th at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.Listen to full audio of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Capitol Theatre finale below courtesy of taper nico11104:Watch an assortment of YouTube videos from the show below:“Man Smart, Woman Smarter” (via monihampton)“Rubin And Cherise” (via Sean Roche)“Tennessee Jed” (via Sean Roche)“Greatest Story Ever Told” (via Sean Roche)“Bertha” (via Sean Roche)“Eyes of the World“ (via Sean Roche)“Dancin’ In The Streets” (Partial, via monihampton)“Money For Nothing” jam (via Sean Roche)“She Does It Right” (via monihampton)“Chinatown Shuffle“ (via monihampton):SETLIST: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 1/14/18Set 1: 9:00pmSamson & DelilahChina Cat Sunflower>Truckin’*>Tennessee Jed*>Greatest Story Ever Told10:13pmSet 2:Man Smart, Women Smarter*Bertha*>Mr. Charlie>Havest Moon (instrumental)*>Eyes Of the World*>Cumberland Blues>Dancin’ In the Streets*Encore:She Does It Right*Chinatown Shuffle*Notes*With Stuart Bogie (Sax/flute/clarinet)Dancin’ In the Streets contained multiple teases and jams,including Money For Nothing and The In Crowd[Cover photo via Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography]
Ghost Light has shared the professionally-shot video from their recent concert at Atlanta’s Terminal West back on December 1st. The show was part of the band’s 2018 fall/winter tour that began back in September, and featured the rock/jam quintet giving their Atlanta fans some lively renditions of covers and originals over two sets and an encore.One of the show’s highlight moments came at the end of set two when they tore into a lengthy rendition of American Babies‘ “This Thing Ain’t Going Nowhere” sandwiched between an original tune, “Best Kept Secret”.The 22-minute video of the two-song mashup opens up slowly with pianist Holly Bowling seen and heard getting her keyboards dialed in on all levels before guitarists/singers Tom Hamilton and Raina Mullen step to their mics to begin singing the opening lyrics to “Best Kept Secret”. The two guitarists are locked in sync with one another as the lyrical song continues with a strong chord progression. The song takes a thrilling and gritty turn when Bowling begins hammering away at the keyboard shortly before the video’s 4:00-minute mark. The rest of the band follows her instrumental lead, and before long the entire venue is engulfed in a slightly dark atmosphere of dissonant notation and collaborative energy.Related: Ghost Light Shares Full-Show Audio From Holly Bowling’s Birthday In BoulderHamilton and Mullen continue the opening moments of the jam with more of their impressive synced guitar licks before everything starts to slow down for what would be a few minutes worth of relaxed melodic bliss. The jam picks up more and more steam beginning around the 12:20 mark, mostly thanks to Bowling’s continued exploration of her keyboard. Hamilton soon takes the reins in starting his own solo nearly 14 minutes into the video, and stays at it for a climactic two-minutes worth of shredding. The audience can be heard showing the band plenty of love as the jam begins to calm down and bring everyone back down to earth with some slightly atmospheric noodling from Hamilton before Bowling’s piano takes the band back into “Best Kept Secret” with an abundance of energy starting at the 18:30 mark. Wow.Ghost Light – “Best Kept Secret” > “This Thing Ain’t Going Nowhere” > “Best Kept Secret” – 12/1/2018Ghost Light continues their winter tour with a pair of shows at Phil Lesh‘s Terrapin Crossroads on December 27th and 28th before returning to New York City for a late-night Phish afterparty at Sony Hall on December 30th. Tickets to all three shows can be purchased by heading over to the band’s website.
By Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaGeorgia’s famous sweet Vidalia onion crop has a new virus. And state agricultural experts want to control it before it can damage the state’s official vegetable.In September, mysterious straw-colored lesions appeared on the leaves of onion plants in Georgia seedbeds, said David Langston, a plant pathologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Iris yellow spot virusSince then, tests conducted on the Coastal Plain Experiment Station in Tifton, Ga., have led scientists there to believe the lesions are symptoms of the iris yellow spot virus.Langston and other UGA scientists are working with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and onion growers to assess this possible problem.The Vidalia onion crop, Langston said, is not under siege by this or any other disease right now. Most of the crop is in good shape. The weather has been kind so far, and pressure from other diseases has been light.”We’re not sure how this new virus will impact Georgia’s onion industry,” Langston said. “But the potential threat from this virus is alarming.”Problem?The virus, he said, can prevent an onion plant from making enough food to properly develop a bulb, make it vulnerable to other disease or kill it.The virus cannot harm humans.This virus has caused problems for onions and onion-related crops like garlic and leeks in Oregon and Idaho and other parts of the world. If it takes a foothold in Georgia, it has the potential to become enemy No. 1 for the state’s onion crop, worth about $75 million a year.IYSV is transmitted by onion thrips. Thrips are tiny insects that feed on plant leaves. Onion thrips have been in Georgia for some time, but they’re not commonly found.The virus doesn’t make thrips sick, but it can reproduce and grow inside of them. That’s one reason this virus and others like it concern scientists. It can be hard to pin down and control.”This is a very dynamic type of virus that can survive in both thrips and plants. That’s unique,” Langston said.Foreign invader?It can’t be said exactly how the virus got into Georgia. But it’s believed that it may have caught a ride inside thrips on onions from Peru.Peru has the virus. Some Georgia onion growers import Peruvian onions to sell around September, when stored Vidalia onion supplies dwindle.IYSV is related and very similar to the notorious tomato spotted wilt virus. Since TSWV blew in on thrips from Texas in the late 1980s, it has caused millions of dollars of damage to many Georgia vegetables and hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to peanut and tobacco crops.TSWV is also now being detected in some Vidalia onion fields, Langston said. And if this new virus acts like TSWV, it’s probably here to stay.There is no cure for the virus.Sample, monitorBut UGA scientists recommend that onion growers who imported Peruvian onions this year use herbicides and insecticides to destroy any cull piles left on their farms. When growers get Peruvian onion shipments, they go through them and discard, or cull, any damaged or deformed onions.Scientists will continue to take samples and monitor the entire onion-growing region this year for the virus. If the threat of the virus grows, new management practices will have to be developed to deal with it, he said.”We are now in a prepared wait-and-see situation,” Langston said.There are 134 registered Vidalia onion growers in the 20-county production area. Most are grown in Tattnall and Toombs counties in east central Georgia. Growers usually plant around 13,500 acres of onions each year.
20SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Pam Perdue Pam is a distinguished regulatory expert with over 20 years of experience in compliance. In her career, Pam has served as a chief compliance officer, an educator and consultant for … Web: www.continuity.net Details How strong is your compliance culture? It’s a question that gives many community financial institution leaders pause. In the chaos of keeping up with 13,000+ regulatory requirements, the notion of “culture” often gets lost. And, like many aspects of the regulatory landscape, there is a lack of clarity and precision around how it’s defined and created (much less measured).While a hard and fast definition of what constitutes a strong compliance culture remains elusive, examiners and regulators are quickly formalizing their expectations around the topic. Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo provided some guidance in October 2014 when he loosely defined it as the “set of norms that appear to inform behavior of those within the organization, even in the absence of explicit and specific rules or instructions.” Numerous enforcement actions levied against credit unions have pushed for a systematic, top-down approach to compliance activities. Finally, examiners are taking a closer look at the behavioral factors that increase fast, effective response to regulatory change.To build an effective culture of compliance, community financial institution executives must first understand what it looks like. Here are five principles and characteristics that strong compliance cultures share: Pervasive. Compliance isn’t compartmentalized into a department or a separate set of activities. It’s everywhere. Compliance and risk officers take an active leadership role across the entire business, interfacing with leaders of all business units and departments. They are involved in all major business initiatives including strategic planning, new revenue determination, marketing and beyond. Invisible. Compliance may be everywhere, but it’s nonintrusive. It’s baked into every business process. Take lending, for example. Using data from a loan origination system already in use, loan officers can automatically determine whether a loan is under-reportable. Instead of being a separate, ad hoc activity, it’s ingrained. Dynamic. Strong compliance cultures are built to anticipate change. Changes in regulatory requirements aren’t viewed as a roadblock between progress and performance. Instead, the financial institution has a standardized, systemized approach to identifying areas that have to change due to new requirements and implementing those changes in the least disruptive manner possible. Business-aware. No matter how much time and money is spent, it’s impossible to achieve 100 percent compliance across every transaction. Yet, many financial institutions try to accomplish just that – often at the expense of business growth. Exemplary compliance cultures are built around driving revenue and growth while minimizing exposure to illegal and high-risk situations. Instead of aiming for 100 percent compliance, the credit union will set a more realistic and affordable goal that falls within its risk tolerance profile. Outcome-centric. Strong compliance cultures are outcome-focused rather than rule-focused. As mentioned earlier, they don’t view regulatory requirements as roadblocks to success or reasons to say “no” to new business initiatives or tactics. Instead they see compliance as an aid to conducting business in a safe and sound manner. They ask how they can best meet their business objectives in light of what the rule requires of them.Building a strong culture of compliance around these principles is a marathon – not a sprint. For many community financial institutions, it requires a shift in mindset, focus and management approach. “Are we compliant?” is no longer the end-all, be-all success metric. Questions like “How well are we effectively managing the process?” and “Do we have the right tools and expertise?” have equal footing. Community financial institutions must set their sights not on perfect compliance – but practical and effective compliance. That means achieving their goals at the lowest practical price point with few or no examiner criticisms.As a proven enabler of the aforementioned principles, compliance automation plays a critical role in this process. Today’s compliance management systems provide a centralized and standardized way to process, implement and monitor change as regulatory requirements evolve. They are inherently designed to minimize the intrusiveness of compliance activities and engineer them into existing banking business processes. They also provide a platform for evaluating and balancing compliance risk in a way that’s unique to the tolerance of each financial institution.The pace of regulatory change isn’t slowing down. The volume of regulatory changes will grow in 2015, especially as new rules go into effect and rollback measures and clarifications are issued for existing requirements. The best defense against this mounting workload and cost is creating a culture that responds to change with swiftness and efficiency. Agility has always been a strong advantage for credit unions, and embracing a true culture of compliance will help sustain that advantage. The rewards of doing so will go well beyond higher compliant transaction rates and fewer examiner criticisms – it will be an integral part of business growth.Need a blueprint to building an effective culture of compliance within your financial institution? Download Continuity’s whitepaper on “How to Create a Strong Compliance Culture.”
4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Bank of America and U.S. Bank are the latest banks to sign on to realtime payments, joining Early Warning’s clearXchange network earlier this week.As more banks sign on to the number one name in real-time transactions, the most irksome, time-sensitive financial emergencies may become a thing of the past. Yet it’s also a universally accepted truth that as speed increases, so does fraud.“It’s a point-well-made that the industry as a whole underestimates the degree of fraud in transactions,” said Lou Anne Alexander, SVP of market development with Early Warning. “We recognize how urgent this is, and are still enhancing the services to anticipate where these threats might come from. [But] part of the combined power of Early Warning and clearXchange is that a wide variety of services maintain continuous identification processes as users initiate new transactions. We’re injecting ID and authentication services into the app, as well as monitoring the transaction set for anomalies and their behavior.”How fast are the funds actually moving? The transaction messaging may be completed in seconds, but since messaging and settlement are two different parts of the payment process, does the settlement lag behind? continue reading »
A P120,000 bail bond was recommended for his temporary liberty./PN The 27-year-old Romeo Cabayao Jr. of Barangay Blumentritt, Murcia was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 5 p.m. on June 14, a police report showed. Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Sue Lynn Lowie-Jolingan of the Regional Trial Court Branch 53 here dated May 18, 2020. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Murcia municipal police station. BACOLOD City – Charged with arson, a man was nabbed in Barangay Zone 2, Murcia, Negros Occidental.
John Oliver Jr. won both the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod track championships at 34 Raceway in 2016. He was the only IMCA driver to earn track championships in different divisions at the same track last year. (Photo by Dana Royer)By Dana RoyerWEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (Jan. 7) – 34 Raceway held its 2016 season awards banquet in Burlington Saturday evening, Jan. 7. The evening included a banquet meal, recognition of top 10 drivers, sponsors and a number of special award recipients.34 Raceway completed another successful year and track officials are looking forward to another great season in 2017 with some familiar and new events on the upcoming schedule.Drivers who finished in the top ten and were eligible for money and awards were recognized as well as the 2016 track champions. In order to receive recognition and point money, each driver had to participate in a minimum of 75 percent of 34 Raceway’s point events in 2016. In 2016, 34 Raceway paid out just over $500,000 to racers during the six-month season.In seven divisions, 50 drivers were eligible to receive money and awards. More than $12,000 was paid out.Jeff Waterman of Quincy, Ill., was the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified track champion while John Oliver, Jr. of Danville won both IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod titles.Coming up in 2017 Jeff and Amy Laue, Scott and Lorrie Parish and Tom and Sue Bowling will be in their 11th year of ownership of 34 Raceway.The 2017 season begins on March 18th with the much anticipated and popular Heartland Harley Davidson Car Show. There is no need to register, just bring your cars to show off and get your sponsors recognition. The Saturday night of the car show we’ll kick off the season at Roederer’s Pit Stop in Burlington.Test and tune will be held Saturday, March 24, with the first racing event on Saturday, April 1.Along with its regular Saturday night weekly program this year will mark the return of the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models.
FIRST-TIME winners will be crowned in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Linden Championship on February 8, as Swag Entertainment will oppose Quiet Storm following respective semi-final wins on Friday at the Christianburg hard court.Swag Entertainment dismissed former two-time champions Amelia’s Ward Russians 2-0. Kendolph Lewis recorded a double in the lopsided contest. His first conversion came in the second minute of the 30-minute encounter, slotting from the right side of the field after latching onto a pass from Deon Charter.With the score unchanged heading into the halftime interval, Lewis recorded his second of the night in the 17th minute, sealing the result with a powerful shot from the left side of the field.The win sealed Swag Entertainment’s second appearance in the championship match. On the other hand, Quiet Storm earned their maiden appearance in the final, defeating Silver Bullets 2-1 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 score at the end of regulation time.Meanwhile, the losers will face off in the third-place playoff.Tournament coordinator Rawle Gittens said, “This edition of the tournament has certainly featured unpredictable results.“This is evident by the fact that a newcomer will be crowned champion and gives credence to the fact that the event is evolving and improving. It also highlights the emergence is smaller teams, who now have the ability to challenge the traditional giants so I am pleased with the outcome.”He further said, “Again I would like to thank the fans and players for their continued support in making the tournament a spectacle and creating that environment and atmosphere that has become synonymous with the event.”In the Plate Championship, dethroned champions High Rollers crushed Capital Storm 2-0. Jonah Simon recorded a double in the third and 11th minute.Winners of the event will pocket $400 000 and the championship trophy, the second- placed side will pocket $150 000 and the respective accolade. Similarly, the third- and fourth-place teams will receive $100 000 and $75 000 respectively and trophy. Meanwhile the winners of the Guinness Plate Championship will pocket $60 000.
Published on March 19, 2014 at 4:48 pm Contact Trevor: email@example.com | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ BUFFALO, N.Y. — Baye Moussa Keita often says that he tries to play every game like it’s his last.It’s a figure of speech, but a mentality the senior center tries to embody.But on Thursday, that figure of speech could become reality. Keita and fellow senior C.J. Fair may end up playing their last game in a Syracuse uniform.The No. 3-seed Orange (27-5, 14-4 Atlantic Coast) will try to ensure that’s not the case when it takes on No. 14-seed Western Michigan (23-9, 14-4 Mid-Atlantic Conference) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at First Niagara Center in Buffalo.“We went down to Greensboro, and it didn’t end up the way we wanted,” Keita said. “Now we’re going to play this tough because it could be our last basketball game in college.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFair, a player who could have bolted for the NBA last summer, has evolved from a timid freshman who averaged 6.4 points per game to a more vocal — though still reserved — senior who is a Second-Team All-American.As a freshman, Fair sat in the wings as Rick Jackson, Kris Joseph and Scoop Jardine led Syracuse. The next year his minutes saw a spike, but he was still only SU’s fifth leading scorer. He was just waiting his turn.Last year, Fair led the team in scoring and minutes. He had the resume to go pro, but he came back for another year. Now he’s starring for a team looking to make the Final Four for the second consecutive season.“Coming in as a freshman, you don’t really know what to expect in college,” Fair said, “and then sometimes it can be a rude awakening for some players. For me, I wasn’t playing that much, and then as time went on, I had to grow up and adjust, and I think it made me mature in a fast way.”The rarely brash, headband-wearing forward sported a GoPro during practice Wednesday afternoon to record footage. It was his decision, not the NCAA’s. Fair wanted to document his last push for a championship.Though the GoPro looked uncomfortable to those watching, it served as a sense of comfort for Fair, who is trying to cherish his last moments as a college superstar.“It could be my last game,” Fair said. “But, you know, as a team, we want to prolong this season and not get it cut short.”Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has said that this year’s Tournament is particularly wide open. Like many pundits, he thinks Michigan State and Louisville have a legitimate chance to win it all.But he also said the field is deep. There’s no such thing as an easy win in March Madness anymore. And he knows Western Michigan won’t be a cinch.Especially considering Broncos seniors David Brown and Shayne Whittington — who are also playing to extend their careers — are players Boeheim said could play anywhere in the country.“You get guys that develop as players at schools like Western Michigan,” Boeheim said, “and they’re as good as anybody we have and anybody that we’ve played against. Our players understand that, we understand that.”Fair and Keita said it doesn’t matter that many media members are saying Syracuse is overrated. It doesn’t matter that SU is heavily favored over Western Michigan, either.The past is irrelevant for Fair and Keita. Senior Day was a time to look back. Now it’s time to look forward.Said Keita: “Just like I said before, every game, we can play from one game to six games, and our goal is to play all six.” Comments
After one season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Syracuse, DeLisha Milton-Jones has been named the head coach of Old Dominion. “My heart is filled with excitement as I step up to lead the women’s basketball program at Old Dominion,” Milton-Jones said in ODU’s news release. At Syracuse, Milton-Jones worked with the frontcourt players by using a hands-on approach in practice. She was also heavily involved in recruiting the No. 4 incoming freshman class in the nation. It’s the second consecutive year that Hillsman has lost valuable assistants, as both Tammi Reiss and Adeniyi Amadou left after the 2018-19 season for Rhode Island. Hillsman congratulated Milton-Jones on Friday on Twitter, saying “We are thankful for all the knowledge she brought to our program and wish her the best in her next chapter.” Milton-Jones joined Syracuse’s staff after helping turn Pepperdine’s program around. She played in the WNBA for 17 seasons before becoming a coach. At the time of her retirement in 2016, the two-time WNBA champion ranked in the top-10 in WNBA history in points (5,571), rebounds (2,574) and steals (619) and was the all-time leader in games played (499). She also won two Olympic gold medals as a player. “DeLisha has experienced success at every level possible as a student-athlete, professional athlete, USA basketball team member and a coach,” Old Dominion Director of Athletics Camden Wood Selig said. “In addition, DeLisha has been a successful intercollegiate head women’s basketball coach so she knows firsthand what the job entails.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 17, 2020 at 2:36 pm Contact Danny: firstname.lastname@example.org | @DannyEmerman