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Octave Cat, Featuring Lotus & Dopapod Members, Hits Kentucky [Photos]

first_imgPhoto: Daniel Ojeda Load remaining images With Dopapod on hiatus and Lotus on a small break, dance-party side project Octave Cat was able to bring their music to Covington, Kentucky’s Octave bar on Thursday. The band seemed thrilled to be the house band for the night, seeing as they hold an almost identical name to the venue. To make it even more special, the unassuming venue was celebrating its one year anniversary, so Octave Cat made sure everyone in the audience could celebrate proper.Eli Winderman, Wurlitzer and Moog operator for Octave Cat, was the shining star of the night. It was his responsibility to provide the melody as Jesse Miller played bass and Charlie Patierno laid down the beats on drums. It was an interesting dynamic, and the latter two musicians always looked to the former to see where the music would take them. Because of this, there were multiple Dopapod teases throughout the night. But that’s not to say that they weren’t playing their own material.Their self-titled album, released one year ago, was featured prominently in the set list. “Limber Up” smoothly segueing into “Spar,” much like on the album, was a highlight of the show, and “Tit Tat” seemed even slinkier live. Their newest single, “Precarious”, which was only released two weeks ago, was also played. The group also laid out a surprising and spot-on instrumental cover of Nirvana’s “Lithium”. The night ended with “Metropolis”, and all was well in Octave.As quickly as Octave Cat began its seven-stint tour, it’s now ending. With only two more nights in Kalamazoo and Chicago, Octave Cat will disappear back into the jam band side-project black hole, at least for now. Hopefully, they can continue to find time to play as a group because they know how to bring a great dance party.Setlist: Octave Cat | Octave | Covington, KY | 3/29/2018Set: Ex Pat, Zero Sum Game, Precarious, Tit Tat, Coins, Fever Subsides, Lithium, Limber Up -> Spar, Darius, 140, Maria, Improv -> Alakazam, Intl Klein, MetropolisPhotos: Octave Cat | Octave | Covington, KY | 3/29/2018 | Credit: Daniel Ojedacenter_img Photo: Daniel Ojedalast_img read more

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Garden vote

first_imgBy Wayne J. McLaurinUniversity ofGeorgiaFor the past two years I’ve heard nothing but candidates voicingopinions, special interest groups being interviewed and the womenor men on the street giving their opinions. This is well andgood, but it doesn’t get me very excited about the issues.The issues I worry about may be different from others’.I used to hear some candidates mention big agriculture, but eventhat has vanished lately. And I’ve never heard anyone saying theywould make it a priority in their administration to control earlyblight on tomatoes.Where is the gardener vote? Are we the real silent majority?That can’t be. As anyone can attest, gardeners are never silent.You just have to hit the right button to get them started. Justask us, “How do you get that to grow?” And you can’t shut us up.Don’t we deserve to know if any of these so-called nationalcandidates can even grow a tomato, much less keep an Africanviolet blooming? Where’s the fig vote? (As if I care a fig.)Who can you trust?The last candidate I can remember doing any kind of gardening wasIke, and he just dug up the turf playing golf.Do you trust anyone who doesn’t get out in nature and communewith okra? Do they not have a soul for peppers? Have they neverlonged to harvest new potatoes and cook them up with parsleybutter?Maybe they’re just too busy going about their business. However,if they’re too busy for gardening, well, they’re just too busy.Period.Where would we gardeners be without that time communing withvegetables, fruits and flowers? Most of us would be lost or worse.Oh, yeah, I’m going to go vote. It’s my duty as an Americangardener. But I surely would like to know where the candidatesstand — in the furrow or on top of the row?(Wayne McLaurin is a professor emeritus of horticulture withthe University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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Principal’s Testimony Enters 3rd Day in NCPD Conspiracy Case

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York William Flanagan surrendered to Nassau County prosecutors in March.A school principal and key witness sparred with a defense attorney who cross examined her Tuesday in the trial of an ex-Nassau County police commander accused of covering up a burglary for a friend.Bruce Barkett, attorney for former second deputy commissioner William Flanagan, asked Lorraine Poppe, principal of Bellmore’s John F. Kennedy High School, about emails she sent in 2009 as well as conflicting testimony she gave to the grand jury and prosecutors.“You thought the other event they didn’t need to know about?” Barkett asked Poppe of why she failed to tell prosecutors and grand jurors about one of two meetings with detectives involved in the case.“I did not recall it,” Poppe said, conceding that she must have been nervous and that her memory was not perfect about events four years prior.She repeatedly insisted that she never waivered in her request to have Zachary Parker, the son of wealthy police donor and Flanagan’s friend Gary Parker, arrested for stealing $11,000 in electronics from the school in 2009.Flanagan and two other ex-supervisors being tried separately have pleaded not guilty to covering up the thefts. Zachary Parker pleaded guilty this year to the burglary and is serving prison time after the alleged cover-up was exposed.“I thought I was being stonewalled and I thought the police department was trying to bury the case,” Poppe told Assistant District Attorney Bernadette Ford during direct examination. “As a [school] district, we do not want to treat wealthy kids different than not so wealthy kids.”Barkett also questioned Poppe about an email she sent to a detective involved in the case in May 2009 saying she wanted police to put everything “on hold.” Poppe said she wrote that because she needed the school district’s authorization before requesting a student’s arrest and she wanted to determine if Zachary Parker had more stolen property in his possession.“I wasn’t giving [the detective] an alternative, I was informing him I was speaking with the superintendent about alternatives,” she told the court upon cross examination by Barkett. She testified it was “just part of the process that we go through at the school.”Poppe, who first took the stand on the second day of the trail last Thursday, is slated to be back in court to offer a third day of testimony Wednesday.last_img read more

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Websites shouldn’t just use marketing’s budget

first_imgThe average credit union spends approximately $1.4 million on a new branch, and that doesn’t include the real estate. The irony is that one branch doesn’t even make up the majority of touch points your members have with you on a daily basis. Your website is the center of your organization’s growth right now because it’s where your members are most likely to interact with you and where your prospects will first evaluate and engage you.This isn’t news to credit union marketers. The problem is not that marketers don’t realize how important their website is, but rather that marketers are constantly asked to do more with less – and that’s a fatal flaw when it comes to your most powerful branch (a.k.a. your website).Say you’re a credit union marketer. You make a good case for a new website, and you get approval…but little or no additional budget. You’re already supposed to drive member growth on a shoestring, and now you have to find funding for a website within your stagnant or shrinking budget. So what happens? You underspend on your website. You find a template solution. Strategy is sacrificed for turnkey. The website doesn’t have what it needs to be successful, even though it probably looks nicer than what you had before. Marketing (and really the entire credit union) struggles to hit goals because your main touchpoint still isn’t aimed a obtaining, nurturing and converting leads. It’s just an online brochure.At this point, the credit union is scratching its collective head and asking itself why the new site isn’t performing as expected.If you don’t want to be that credit union, here’s the real question you should be asking. Why is marketing expected to be solely financially responsible for the development of a website? Just because they manage the process and update the content doesn’t mean the cost of the website should fall entirely on their shoulders. Your credit union’s website directly impacts every department and is crucial to the success of the organization as a whole.What happens if you don’t have an effective website? Loan applications are reduced, members don’t know about convenience services so adaptation is slow, prospects don’t know you exist because you’re not showing up when they are looking (or when they do find you, your site makes a bad impression), potential employees don’t know you’re hiring or know what you’re about. The list goes on. That doesn’t sound like just a marketing problem. It sounds an awful lot like a marketing, lending, operations, HR, IT, and leadership problem.Break the mold here. Every stakeholder should be involved in your website’s strategy and in cutting a check to support it. Without appropriate resourcing, your website won’t be successful and as a result your credit union can’t reach its fullest potential. When you do invest appropriately and strategically in your website, it drives business. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jared Miller Jared helps Third Degree clients identify how marketing and advertising can support their business goals while carrying the brand experience to digital and social platforms. From market research to strategic … Web: www.thirddegreeadv.com Detailslast_img read more

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Expired identification documents and CIP during COVID-19

first_img continue reading » A month ago I blogged about BSA/AML compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s post covers one of the most frequently asked questions the compliance team at NAFCU has received the last couple of weeks: Can a Credit Union Accept an Expired ID for Customer Identification Procedures (CIP) Purposes During the Pandemic?Some Background. Many states have closed their Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) offices due to the current national emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While some states have kept their DMA/MVA offices open, many are only offering “critical services,” which do not include license and registration renewals. Also, only a handful of states are offering online renewals. These actions were deemed necessary by the states to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, protect the public health, and provide essential protections to vulnerable persons, but it has resulted in some individuals being unable to timely renew their license or registration. As a result, credit unions have seen an influx of expired drivers’ licenses and IDs when opening new memberships and accounts.What Can Credit Unions Do?; Are there any Flexibilities? Thankfully, many state governors have issued orders extending the validity of identification documents to facilitate the mobility of their citizens during this crisis, while maintaining appropriate social distancing. Most of these orders temporarily extend not only the validity of drivers’ licenses, but also of certain operator’s and chauffeur’s licenses, state identifications, and vehicle registrations to ensure continuity of auto insurance coverage. The duration and scope of the extensions vary from state to state and go anywhere from 30 days from the original expiration day (shortest) to 30 days after the State of Emergency ends, whenever that is, or “until further notice” (longest). Credit unions may want to check their state orders and contact local counsel to see if the governors in their states have issued an order providing some relief or flexibility in this respect. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Stunning transformation of beach shack into two new homes

first_imgThe ground floor of Lot 2 features urban polished concrete floors.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago It’s built over three levels.The ground floor has maintained its beach-home heritage with modern flourishes such as streamline stone and timber benchtops. “It’s come up a treat while still maintaining its character,” Mr Glennon said.“For example, the original entry was on the side and there were a heap of breezeway blocks. We knocked it down and kept the breezeway blocks and now they form part of the front fence.” Bricks in other parts of the home were recycled during the redesign and the old laundry window is now the bedroom window. Lots 1 and 2/34 Leyte Ave, Palm Beach are on the market for offers over $999,00 and $1.15 million.TO a passer-by, it was an old brick home surrounded by empty space.To local residential developer Danny Glennon, it was an opportunity.“The original beach home that was on there was the typical yellow brick house that was standard throughout Palm Beach, but we didn’t want to lose the character of that,” said vendor Mr Glennon who bought the property in late 2016 and began work six months later. Lot 1 features a new extension added on to the existing classic house.Instead, Mr Glennon renovated and crafted the old house into the modern day and built a brand new house in the backyard.“We built residential along with a complete renovation, it was a combination of both,” he said.“You see duplexes around but we wanted to create homes rather than units.”Lot 1, which is on the market for offers over $999,000 is the renovated home — a master bedroom and parents’ retreat were added and the interior underwent a complete overhaul. The property features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas. Lot 2 is a brand new build. Both lots are central.“It was designed for multi-generational living. I think children are staying at home more and more these days, so it was the most important design aspect,” he said. “We were passionate about creating something special in and around Palm Beach and Currumbin.”The properties can be purchased and accessed separately and there are two car spaces available for each home. The home is designed for multi-generational living.“Both have high-end finishing and European appliances,” Mr Glennon said.“I’m very proud of how they turned out. One is retro and one has an urban feel.”Mr Glennon and his wife lived in Lot 2 (pictured) for four months while their own home was being renovated.That property, which is listed for $1.15 million, features four bedrooms and three bathrooms over three levels. last_img read more

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Swiss funds slow to consider variable pension benefits

first_imgAccording to the survey 2% of the funds are already using some form of flexible pension pay-out.Another 23% did not comment on the subject but a quarter said the topic had come up in discussions, and larger funds are more likely to have debated the matter; 8% said they had discussed the issue and decided against the introduction of a flexible pension element, while another 2% said they had decided in favour.But Swisscanto beleives that many Pensionskassen will wait until the pension fund of the Swiss federal rail operator, SBB, makes its decision and will then check the reaction of the media and the public.In the survey among Pensionskassen jointly managing CHF506bn (€413bn), Swisscanto also found that the average conversion rate used to calculate pension payouts from accrued assets has declined further.The average conversion rate is now 6.34% compared to 6.7% in 2011, with 43% of all Pensionskassen having decided on further cuts down to a target level of 5.99% in coming years.This is below the 6% threshold envisaged by the government in its ’Altersvorsorge 2020’ reform package.Additionally, for the first time, the average discount rate applied by surveyed Pensionskassen has fallen below 3% to 2.89%.Swisscanto calculated that the adjustment of the conversion rate over the last 10 years has decreased pension payout levels by 9.4%. Four out of ten Swiss pension funds have never debated the possibility of introducing variable pension payouts, according to a survey by the Zurich-based asset manager Swisscanto.Faced with low returns from capital markets, demographic challenges and high discount and conversion rates, Swiss funds may in future have to cross-finance pension payouts from active members’ assets.A solution to the problem is to adjust the technical parameters, as many are currently doing, or to introduce a bonus element to a guaranteed minimum pension for future pensioners – a measure which was introduced by the Pensionskasse of PwC in Switzerland in 2005 and by the energy Pensionskasse PKE only at the beginning of this year.As in the Netherlands, which has seen widespread pension benefit cuts in recent years, such measures could be highly unpopular.last_img read more

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August 16, 2017 Police Blotter

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Who will Man Utd face in play-off?

first_img Domestic finish: Second in Belgian league Best performance in Champions League: Runner-up 1977/78 Route to play-off: Beat Panathinaikos 4-2 on aggregate in third qualifying round Manager: Michel Preud’homme Danger man: Obbi Oulare – 19-year-old striker reportedly scouted by United last season. Scored final goal in this week’s 3-0 win over Pana. Verdict: Probably the most favourable draw for United even though the aggregate win over Panathinaikos should not be sniffed at. Team: CSKA Moscow (Russia) Domestic finish: Runners-up in Russian league Here, Press Association Sport looks at the five opponents United could face. Team: Club Brugge (Belgium) Manchester United will learn who they will take on in the Champions League play-off round on Friday. Best performance in Champions League: Quarter-finals 2009/10) Route to play-off: Beat Sparta Prague 5-4 on aggregate in third qualifying round Manager: Leonid Slutsky Danger man: Alan Dzagoev – a dangerous midfielder who has put the horrors of a massacre in his hometown of Beslan behind him to go on and become a star in Russia. Verdict: Not the most dangerous of opponents, but United will be looking to avoid a long flight to Russia. Team: Lazio (Italy) Domestic finish: Third in Italian league Best performance in Champions League: Quarter-finals 99/00 Route to play-off: Direct entry Manager: Stefano Pioli Danger man: Ravel Morrison – the former Manchester United youth product scored four goals in his first two games for Lazio in pre-season, but he is a doubt with an ankle problem. Verdict: Another one United will be looking to avoid. Lazio may not be the force they once were, but the club – and their passionate fans – will be desperate to make the group stages after an eight-year absence from the competition. Team: Monaco (France) Domestic finish: Third in French league Best performance in Champions League: Runners-up 2003/04 Route to play-off: Beat Young Boys 7-1 on aggregate in third qualifying round Manager: Leonardo Jardim Danger man: Stephan El Shaarawy – Swapped AC Milan for Monaco this summer. Scored a stunning solo effort on his home debut in the 4-0 win over Young Boys. Verdict: Probably the most dangerous opponents in the draw. Monaco knocked Arsenal out last year en route to the quarter-finals and have an array of talent among their ranks. Team: Rapid Vienna (Austria) Domestic finish: Second in Austrian league Best performance in Champions League: Semi-finalists 1960/61 Route to play-off: Beat Ajax 5-4 on aggregate in third qualifying round Manager: Zoran Barisic Danger man: Louis Schaub – 20-year-old attacking midfielder who scored twice in the shock 3-2 win over Ajax. Verdict: Definitely the team United will be hoping to draw. Squad lacks experience and depth. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Cricket News Vijay Shankar makes ODI debut in Melbourne, aims for redemption

first_imghighlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Vijay Shankar made T20 debut in Nidahas Trophy tri-seriesShankar was consistent with the bat for India A during New Zealand tourShankar replaced Mohammed Siraj in the side In the high-voltage final against Bangladesh, Shankar finally got an opportunity to show his skills with the bat. After conceding 48 runs in four overs, the pressure was on him to deliver. The Tamil Nadu right-hander struggled for 15 balls making 12 and India needed 34 off 12 balls. Dinesh Karthik blasted 22 runs in the 19th over bowled by Rubel Hossain and India needed 12 runs in the final over. Shankar managed to get a crucial boundary but he departed for 17 off 19 balls and India needed five runs off the last ball. Karthik sealed the deal in style by hammering a six off the last ball and sealing the title for India in grand style.“My parents and close friends didn’t say anything as they knew what I was going through. But I get these text messages like ‘don’t worry about what’s being said on social media’, when I want to move on. They perhaps think that’s the way to show sympathy but it may not work,” Shankar told PTI after he was criticised for his knock.In the series against New Zealand A, Shankar impressed with his performances, hitting 62 and 71 in the two First-Class games in Mount Maunganui and Whangerei. In the three List A games, Shankar’s scores of 71, 59 and 42 in addition to solid performances with the ball, kept him on the selection radar. In the Ranji Trophy, Shankar hit 71 and 51 * against Punjab in Mohali and hit another solid 56 against Punjab in Dharamsala.With this opportunity, Shankar would be hoping to avoid the pain of 2016 and put in a solid performance in what will be a crucial year for Indian cricket. New Delhi: Vijay Shankar, the Tamil Nadu all-rounder was handed a debut in the do-or-die clash against Australia in Melbourne. Virat Kohli’s side made three changes for this important clash. With Shankar replacing Mohammed Siraj who had conceded 76 runs and failed to take a wicket in Adelaide, Kedar Jadhav replaced Ambati Rayudu while Yuzvendra Chahal replaced Kuldeep Yadav. For Shankar, this is a chance for him to capitalise and stake a place in the squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as the team’s bowling all-rounder in place of Hardik Pandya, who has been suspended for his ‘outrageous’ comments on the show Koffee With Karan.For Shankar, it was redemption for two reasons. In 2016, Shankar, who was part of the India A squad for the four-day and List A games against Australia but he suffered a knee injury and was ruled out of the tour. Pandya replaced him and he was fast-tracked into the Indian cricket team. As Pandya made good strides in the national team, Shankar was forced to toil in the domestic circuit. In 2018, Shankar was included in the Indian side for the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 tri-series involving Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He did not get a chance to bat in the four matches but he managed win a Man of the Match award in one game.last_img read more