Photo: Jay Stevens. Mike Gordon in Phoenix, AZ on 2/22/18. Photo: Jay Stevens Photo: Jay Stevens Photo: Jay Stevens Mike Gordon stopped by the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday, February 21st, as part of his ongoing OGOGO tour. The tour will keep Gordon and his band–comprised of Scott Murawski, Robert Walter, John Kimock, and Craig Myers–on the road throughout the month of February, in addition to a handful of dates in March and April.Next up for Mike is a performance at Emo’s in Austin, Texas, on February 23rd ahead of a show at House of Blues in Dallas the following night on the 24th. From there, the band will hit a three-night run of the Northeast in early March—featuring stops at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer on March 9th, Brooklyn’s newly opened Brooklyn Steel on March 10th, and Albany, New York’s The Egg on March 11th—before closing out the tour with a final performance at Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont, on April 5th. Head here for more information on upcoming Mike Gordon dates.You can check out a beautiful gallery from Mike Gordon’s Wednesday performance in Phoenix below, courtesy of photographer Jay Stevens.Photos: Mike Gordon | Crescent Ballroom | Phoenix, AZ | 2/21/2018 | Photos: Jay Stevens Load remaining images
William Ivey Long(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Comments The date is now set for the 32nd annual Lucille Lortel Awards. The ceremony, which honors the best of off-Broadway, will be held on May 7 at the NYU Skirball Center. Nominations will be announced for the 19 competitive categories—including, for the first time, Outstanding Projection Design—on April 4.The Off-Broadway League will also honor three theater luminaries at this year’s ceremony. Tony-winning costume designer William Ivey Long will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, Pulitzer Prize-winning Lynn Nottage will be inducted onto the Playwrights’ Sidewalk outside the Lucille Lortel Theatre and Roundabout veteran Harold Wolpert will receive the Edith Oliver Service to Off-Broadway Award.Long has won Tonys for his costume work on Nine, Crazy For You, The Producers, Hairspray, Grey Gardens and Cinderella. His designs can currently be seen in A Bronx Tale. Nottage won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Ruined; she will make her Broadway playwriting debut this spring with Sweat. Wolpert recently concluded his 11-year tenure as Managing Director of the Roundabout Theatre Company. read more
These music festivals are just getting started, but with these lineups you can be sure they’ll be around for a while:Red Wing Roots Music FestivalJuly 11-13Mount Solon, Va.redwingroots.comBasics: Accomplished string band the Steel Wheels are hosting this new festival close to their Harrisonburg hometown at Natural Chimneys Park in the Shenandoah Valley. Organizers are promising this will be a family- friendly fest with scenic camping and plenty to do for the little ones.Bands: Emerging with a bold line-up for a first-time festival, the event will include sets from the Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, Tim O’Brien, the Duhks, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Gregory Alan Isakov, and many more.Set Break Escape: The Steel Wheels have occasionally relaxed their rigorous national touring schedule and done some regional stints on bikes. As two-wheel enthusiasts, they are planning to lead some road rides from the festival grounds around the Shenandoah Valley. You can also bring your rod and cast for largemouth bass and bluegill in nearby Elkhorn Lake.FIVE MORE…Shaky Knees Music FestivalMay 4-5Atlanta, Ga.This Atlanta fest will make a bold debut, hosting a huge line-up of tunes at the Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Masquerade Music Park. Bands include the Lumineers, Band of Horses, Drive-By Truckers, Jim James, and many more.shakykneesfestival.comSweet Life FestivalMay 11Columbia, Md.Billed as a music and food fest, this new one-day event at Merriweather Post Pavilion will feature sets by Phoenix, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, and Gary Clark, Jr., as well as plenty of culinary treats.sweetlifefestival.com Shenandoah Riverside FestivalJune 14-15Berryville, Va.This fundraiser for Shenandoah River conservation celebrates the essential Virginia waterway with a low-key camping bash and plenty of fine picking from Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, the Hackensaw Boys, Lonesome River Band, and the Woodshedders.shenandoahriversidefestival.com Kingsport OktoberfestSeptember 28Kingsport, Tenn.Sample more than 100 different beers and join the fun of random events like the brat eating contest or the cornhole tournament.kingsportoktoberfest.com North Carolina Music and Arts FestivalDecember TBDLexington, N.C.Using the Smith Civic Center and High Rock Outfitters, this new two-day winter fest debuted last year as a way to showcase North Carolina grassroots bands. Look for another round some time in December.ncmusicfest.comCheck out the rest of our Outdoor Festival Guide! read more
At NAFCU, our CEO, Dan Berger, has been saying that it’s a good time to be a credit union. Credit unions are facing challenges, but we see ample evidence that the industry is growing and strong.There’s something in the nature of credit unions that makes them resilient! Here’s a look at five important ways in which credit unions are growing and positioning themselves for future success:Growing membershipAccording to the latest call report data, membership in federally insured credit unions went up 3.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. That means the industry is up by more than 3 million members since 2013. From the first “Bank Transfer Day” in 2011 to the many and myriad ways credit unions are reaching out to educate communities every day, consumers are definitely getting the message.Growing incomeCredit unions are growing their net income, with total net income last year of $8.8 billion, up 8 percent from 2013. Credit unions saw their highest percentage loan growth since 2005, with loans up 10.4 percent from 2013 to a total of $950.8 billion at the end of last year.PrimeWay Federal Credit Union of Houston, Texas, is part of this positive trend. Primeway President and CEO Annette Zimmerman won the Credit Union Times 2015 CEO of the Year award for her leadership in helping the credit union navigate a merger and grow her credit union’s loan portfolio from $225 million in December 2010 to $311.4 million in December 2014. Zimmerman praised her board, staff and members, and said, “If you put quality service first, better earnings will follow.”Growing engagement Credit unions’ engagement with their communities is growing. That’s obvious when you look at the numbers for membership and loans, but it’s also clear when you hear stories like the one I recently read about San Francisco Federal Credit Union in Credit Union Times. They created a three-tier Relationship Rewards program that offers an array of free services and levels of ATM reimbursement. This new program has attracted 1,000 members since November! Senior Vice President and COO Jude Gogan explained, “Our goal is to make our members’ financial lives easy.”Growing influence Credit unions can exert influence in a lot of different ways. One recent example is First Tech Federal Credit Union of Mountain View, Calif., which has partnered with MasterCard to create a biometric-based authentication program. The program will include a combination of facial and voice recognition as well as fingerprint matching. As First Tech takes this step toward even stronger data security, they will prompt others to follow. Further, it’s more evidence about how serious credit unions are about data security.Growing consumer trustOnce again, in November 2014, the American Customer Satisfaction Index found that credit unions rank first in customer satisfaction – with an average score of 85, compared to the average bank score of 76. The Washington Post noted that retail bank scores dropped 2.6 percent last year but that “Americans are much happier, meanwhile, with their credit unions.”Are your members happy? Are they engaged? Are you and your colleagues in the industry sharing in the successes cited above? We’ll be talking and hearing more about that in June, when NAFCU holds its 48th Annual Conference and Solutions Expo in Montreal. It will be a great opportunity to compare notes on why it’s a great time to be a credit union – and to talk about ways we can continue to grow more and become even better. 78SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lisa Cox Cox oversees NAFCU’s major educational events and the delivery of bi-weekly webcasts. NAFCU’s largest event, its Annual Conference and Solutions Expo, attracts thousands of industry participants. Cox joined … Web: www.nafcu.org Details read more
continue reading » A Minnesota couple, who managed a credit union, were each sentenced Tuesday for embezzling $2 million from it to support three successful businesses.Nkajlo Vangh, 61, was sentenced to seven and a half years in federal prison, and his wife, True Yang Vangh, 52, was sentenced six years by U.S. District Court Judge Franklin Noel in Minneapolis. They were also ordered to pay restitution of $1.7 million and four years of supervised release after serving their prison sentences. They both pleaded guilty in May to one felony count of aiding and abetting bank fraud.The Vanghs were Laotian refugees who fled their war-torn nation in the 1970s and eventually made their way to the U.S. and settled in Rosemount, Minn.Mr. Vangh was the president and board chair for the Hmong American Federal Credit Union since it opened in 1984, which served the Laotian community in Minneapolis. Mrs. Vangh worked as the manager of the credit union from 2001 to 2011 when it was liquidated by the NCUA. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr read more
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A suspect wanted for killing a 28-year-old man in the victim’s hometown of Hempstead has been apprehended in Texas and extradited back to Long Island, Nassau County police said.James Marckesano, 24, of Hempstead, was arrested in Houston and charged with second-degree murder on Nov. 23. He was extradited on Tuesday.Homicide Squad detectives said Marckesano killed Victor Benitez, who was found lying on the ground on Clinton Street while suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen at 4:41 a.m. on July 4. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Marckesano will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.
With Russia’s announcement Tuesday that it had become the first country to approve a vaccine against COVID-19, here is a look at the more than two dozen other candidates currently in development. Advanced trials The WHO says there are 26 “vaccine candidates” currently undergoing clinical trials worldwide. Several are in the final phase 3 stage, whereby developers — testing on large cohorts, up to tens of thousands of people — monitor for efficacy and potential toxicity prior to eventual submission for approval.These include a European project being developed at Oxford University in tandem with AstraZeneca and a Chinese variant from biopharmaceutical company Sinovac in collaboration with Brazilian research institute Butantan.The latter is being tested on 9,000 health professionals in Brazil.A vaccine developed by Germany’s BioNTech and US pharma giant Pfizer entered phase 3 last month, with the companies planning to test it on 30,000 young volunteers.The American firm Moderna also says it plans to trial its vaccine among 30,000 people. Since mid-July China’s Sinopharm has begun testing its candidate on 15,000 people in the United Arab Emirates.Dozens of candidatesBeyond the tests already under way, the WHO is monitoring a further 139 potential vaccines which are still at the pre-clinical evaluation stage, involving testing in the lab or on animals.US biotech company Novavax said last week its experimental COVID-19 vaccine had elicited a robust immune response, producing more antibodies than are present in recovered patients. It said the candidate vaccine was generally well tolerated among volunteers.The final stage Phase 3 trial of the product, called NVX-CoV2373, is set to take place this autumn.The European Union has ordered 300 million doses of potential vaccine from French drug producer Sanofi, and the US has said it will pay $2.1 billion for its development.Britain has also ordered 60 million doses of the Sanofi vaccine, developed in conjunction with GSK. Last week the World Health Organization urged Moscow to follow established guidelines and “go through all the stages” needed to develop a safe vaccine.Eleanor Riley, professor of Immunology and Infectious Disease at the University of Edinburgh, said larger, phase 3 trials were needed for Sputnik. Phase 3 trials test the safety and efficacy of new medicines and can last several years. “But there is a big difference between a large vaccine trial (with careful and frequent follow up of all vaccinated individuals) and deployment of a vaccine to the general public,” said Riley.Francois Balloux, professor of Computational Systems Biology at University College London went as far as to dub Russia’s announcement “reckless and foolish”. Russian President Vladimir Putin shocked the international community by claiming the new vaccine — dubbed “Sputnik V” after the Soviet satellite — conferred “sustainable immunity” against the novel coronavirus. He said that one of his daughters had been inoculated with the vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya research institute and the Russian defense ministry. A vector vaccine — meaning it employs another virus to carry the immune response into human cells — Sputnik is based on similar technology to a Chinese prototype.Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said she hoped the vaccinations could begin within weeks, but details about the process were scant. ‘Sputnik’ Topics : read more
Subcon Europe was contracted by Subtech Group for the design and fabrication of 1680 m2 of CoastMatt for the scour protection of Terminal de Carvão da Matola in Maputo, Mozambique. This dry bulk terminal has an annual export of 7.5 million tonne of coal and magnetite and the scour protection was part of the current upgrading of the terminal to accept delivery of super panamax vessels.The CoastMatt design previously used in Subcon’s Brisbane River project was appropriated for use on this project.The steel work was fabricated in Cape Town and then trucked to Mozambique. Once on site, project engineer Jack Francis oversaw the production and installation of the CoastMatts.In order to avoid demurrage charges of a full terminal shutdown, the CoastMatt was designed to be single edge lifted to allow for installation on the quayside during vessel loading times.Pig tail anchors pre-installed by divers allowed the CoastMatts to be secured at the base of the quay wall, then laid down of a 60° gradient to the dredged berth pocket. This method of installation allowed for the CoastMatt to be installed perpendicular to the quay wall while allowing divers to keep a safe distance from the load before disconnecting, the company explained.This project marks the first contract executed in the African region by Subcon. read more
Happy Memorial Day to all of you sports fans in the WRBI listening area. We are now entering summer. Enjoy the outdoors and the sports and activities that go with it.
“So, when I had Zidane, in the first year at Juventus, I played with a system of 3-4-1-2, having [Alessandro] Del Piero and [Filippo] Inzaghi up front and Zidane a little bit behind. “The second year, I played with a back four but keeping two strikers in front and one No.10 like Zidane. read also:Ancelotti can take Everton to Champions League – Digne “Zidane changed my idea about football, I was so focused before Juventus on 4-4-2 and after with Zidane, I changed, I wanted to put him in the best position for him to let him be more comfortable on the pitch.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Everton boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has spoken of his admiration for Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. Ancelotti discussed managing Zidane as Juventus coach. “With Zidane, I tried to change my idea about the system,” Ancelotti told Sky Sports when discussing his time at Juventus. “Zidane is the first player who gave me the possibility to change the system and play in a different way.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? read more