Just a few weeks ago, Umphrey’s McGee returned to their hometown for a three night New Year’s Eve run in Chicago, IL. After opening up the run at the Riviera Theatre, UM spent 12/30 and 12/31 at the famed Aragon Ballroom, hosting a celebration for the ages with special guests, bust outs, balloons and so much more.Among the many highlights from these shows was a performance of Rage Against The Machine’s “Bombtrack,” busted out by Umphrey’s for the first time since 2011 and the third time overall. With Kris Myers singing the lead vocals, the band needed some additional percussion accompaniment, and called on The Motet’s Dave Watts to get the job done! The Motet had opened the show, and Watts’ style meshed perfectly with Umphrey’s McGee for this wild cover.Thanks to TourGigs and Umphrey’s, we’re delighted to share pro-shot footage of this exciting bust out performance. Check out footage of “Bombtrack” streaming below.UM has a number of tour dates already set for 2017, including dates with Joshua Redman, Spafford, Greensky Bluegrass, and more. They’ll also be headlining at Red Rocks for three nights, and returning to Lockn’ and Summer Camp festivals this summer. You can see their tour schedule below, and head to their website for tickets and all other information.Umphrey’s McGee 2017 Tour DatesJanuary 13th, 14th & 15th – The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GAJanuary 20th and 21st – The National, Richmond, VA*January 22nd – Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe, PAJanuary 26th – College St. Music Hall, New Haven, CT**January 27th – State Theatre, Portland, ME**January 28th – Palace Theatre, Albany, NY**January 29th – Anthology, Rochester, NY**February 3rd & 4th – The Fillmore, Detroit, MI*February 17th & 18th – Exploreasheville.com Arena, Asheville, NC^February 19th – The Orange Peel, Asheville, NCMarch 1st & 2nd – The Hive, Sandpoint, IDMarch 3rd & 4th – The Wilma, Missoula, MT#March 9th – The Depot, Salt Lake City, UTMarch 10th – Montbleu Theater, Stateline, NV*March 11th – Fox Theater, Oakland, CA*March 12th – Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA*March 16th – Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ*March 17th – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV*March 18th – The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA*March 19th – The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA*May 26th-28th – Summer Camp Music Festival, Chillicothe, ILJune 30th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, [email protected] 30th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO%June 30th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO&August 24th-27th – LOCKN’ Music Festival, Arrington, VA* w/ Special Guest Spafford** w/ Special Guests Joshua Redman & Spafford^ w/ Special Guest Greensky Bluegrass# w/ Special Guest [email protected] w/ Special Guest Stick Figure% w/ Special Guests Snarky Puppy and Bokante& w/ Special Guest Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
The recent Peach Music Festival at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA served as a sincere and emotional celebration of the recently departed Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman, both in name and in spirit. In addition to the festival’s usual Allman Brothers Band aesthetic, the event hosted several Allman-oriented sets, including the collaboration-heavy last-ever performance from Trucks’ Les Brers and the festival’s All-Star Tribute to Gregg and Butch featuring Chuck Leavell, Jaimoe, Oteil Burbridge, Marc Quinones, Warren Haynes, and a huge cast of extended Allmans family members.Peach Festival Sees MMJ Cover The Allman Brothers, Lettuce With Chaka Khan, And More [Video/Audio/Photo]But while the jam-centered festival surely tilted more toward Macon and the Brothers, it also featured a compulsory nod to Marin and the Dead in the form of two Thursday sets by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Below you can relive the two-set performance in all its glory thanks to taper Bill:SETLIST: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Peach Music Festival (Show #116) | Montage Mountain | Scranton, PA | 8/10/17Set One (8:32PM – 9:47PM):Alligator @ ->Scarlet Begonias >Feel Like A StrangerKing Solomon’s ->The Eleven ->Keeping It Simple # >Fire On The MountainSet Two (10:23PM – 11:53PM):Jam ->Let It Grow ->Girlfriend Is Better Jam $ ->Let It Grow Reprise ->Jack Straw >Dancing In The Streets % ->Franklin’s Tower ^ >Morning Dew &ENC:Samson & [email protected] – Unfinished, with a Mr Charley Jam# – Partial Version, 2nd half of the song, from the instrumental break in 11 to the end$ – Instrumental, incomplete version of a Talking Heads Cover (No lyrics were sung. May not get tracked, depending on length)% – With a DD solo in the intro & a Duo Jam that referenced / hinted at “Bubblehouse” (Medeski Martin & Wood)^ – Contained numerous Slipknot! teases & jams& – With “Thank You” (Led Zeppelin) Teases (MB)[Cover photo via Phierce Photo by Keith G.; Instagram: @PhiercePhoto]
The following is a guest post from Eric Vanderburg, who serves as the Vice President of Cybersecurity at TCDI and Vice Chairman of the board at TechMin. He is a security and technology leader, author, speaker and member of Dell’s influencer program.For decades Virtual Reality (VR) has tantalized our minds. We have an acute fascination for it since virtual reality offers us experiences no other technology can match. The implications for gaming and entertainment are quite obvious and have consumed much of the recent conversation on the subject. However, virtual reality goes far beyond gaming and media. VR is currently entering many homes but soon headsets like this one that appeared at CES 2017 will make its debut into workplaces, and already has in some instances. In fact, VR adoption in the workplace is expected to increase rapidly as the technology becomes more democratized. But what will this look like?The End of the Conference RoomWorkplaces can expand beyond physical boundaries to connect employees and customers with virtual reality. Employees may connect with each other in a virtual meeting space rather than over a conference call, eventually allowing for non-verbal communication interactive presentations or virtual collaboration from remote employees as if they were in the office together. This use case for VR is anticipated and highly valued. According to Dell’s Future Workforce study data, 67 percent of millennials believe it is important to use virtual reality in meetings and product development.Virtual WorkspacesVirtual reality allows employees to take their workspace with them much like they carry their applications and user interface customizations or virtual desktops with them now. A headset replaces the monitor and the surrounding workspace such as family photos, wall art, books and other items you would find in an office. This virtual office can be accessed just like a virtual desktop.Virtual PrototypingWith VR, prototypes can be experienced, rather than just viewed. Employees can step inside a machine or walk through a building plan before a single part has been ordered. This helps companies create better products and avoid costly rework.Virtual TrainingVR can also be used for to create realistic virtual environments where skills can be put into practice. Training in VR allows people learning new tasks (students made me think of schools) to make mistakes without actually breaking something and the virtual environment can be reset quickly and easily so trainees can practice until skills are second nature. The immersive environment of VR allows for a deeper imprint on memory and caters to a different learning style that can better reinforce knowledge and improve recall.VR and the Customer ExperienceVirtual reality is also has tremendous opportunity for consumers to virtually try out goods before making a purchase. Currently, some real estate firms allow customers to virtual walk through a space. Construction is similarly undergoing changes with VR. Imagine walking through an office or home while it is still in the design stages, checking out the view from your next vacation rental, sitting behind the wheel of that new car, or virtually trying on clothing from an online retailer. The sports industry uses virtual reality to replay events in previous games or train on certain maneuvers. This is some of what VR is offering the enterprise.Roadmap to VR successDell’s workforce study showed that employees, especially millennials, expect to be working in a smart office in the near future and many do not consider their current office smart enough. Virtual reality in the enterprise is a way to attract the best talent and to make them more productive. VR also enables companies to establish better relationships with their customers. So how do companies prepare now to utilize this technology?Businesses need to be able to create VR content for their employees and customers, so they must have the equipment and training to make their ideas a reality. Dell is one company that has stepped in to meet this challenge by providing the tools for VR content creation and an environment where innovation and collaboration can take place. In an interview with Liam Quinn, CTO at Dell, he explained how Dell has established a VR center for excellence where companies work with VR technologies, collaborate and innovate solutions. Dell also provides VR content creation tools with its Precision workstation series that is equipped with hardware capable of creating VR applications.It is not too early to start thinking about how VR will fit into your enterprise. Connect with the VR community, exchange ideas, and equip your workforce with the tools to seize these opportunities. Are you ready to take your company into VR?This post was sponsored by Dell, but the opinions are my own and don’t necessarily represent Dell Technologies’ positions or strategies.Eric Vanderburg is an author, thought leader, and consultant. He serves as the Vice President of Cybersecurity at TCDI and Vice Chairman of the board at TechMin. He is best known for his insight on cybersecurity, privacy, data protection, and storage. Eric is a continual learner who has earned over 40 technology and security certifications. He has a strong desire to share technology insights with the community. Eric is the author of several books and he frequently writes articles for magazines, journals, and other publications.
Saturday at 9 a.m., roughly 400 people will line up for Notre Dame’s annual Domer Run.The race originally began to give students something to do on a Saturday when the football team was on the road, but since then, the race has taken on an additional service component.“Notre Dame is such a traditional university,” Justine Morneau, a RecSports intern in charge of organizing the run, said. “I think that is what really draws a lot of people in, the Notre Dame tradition. I am really excited to get to the day and have everyone running, to get to see the smiles on everyone’s faces.”According to Notre Dame’s RecSports website, the Domer Run has raised over $65,000 since its inception 32 years ago. The proceeds go to charity, funding programs which help to educate both the Notre Dame community and the surrounding areas about various forms of cancer.“I’m excited to be a part of this because of what it stands for,” Morneau said. “Usually we donate anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000. I’m expecting we’ll donate about the same this year.”The money raised will benefit RiverBend Cancer Services, Morneau said. According to their website, RiverBend Cancer Services offers programs for survivors of cancer designed to aid in readjustment to everyday life.In cooperation with RecSports, a branch of RiverBend Cancer Services called Gyna-Girls will help organize the race on Saturday.“We have about 70 volunteers,” Morneau said. “Inside, the Gyna-Girls … volunteer. They bring a bunch of their survivors.”Half of the 70 volunteers are Notre Dame students, Morneau said. Most of those students will be at various places along the course, working to manage water stations.“The Domer Run isn’t just Notre Dame,” she said. “It’s Michiana. I have a couple people registered that are all the way from Florida. People have heard about it, and anyone that is a survivor of cancer or had a scare like this, they want to support it and tell people, ‘Hey, it’s okay to go get checked out. You don’t need to be scared.’”According to the RecSports website, each of the three offered routes — a six-mile run, three-mile run and two-mile walk — will take the runners through Notre Dame’s campus, starting on Irish Green near Eddy Street Commons.However, the course will be slightly different than in past years.“The course has been the same for so many years,” Morneau said. “But with all this construction, from this year forward for about four or five years, we’re going to have to do a new course every single year.”While a few changes will need to be made to the course, RecSports has made an effort to preserve the tradition present in the run, Morneau said. She said the most iconic landmarks, like the lakes, will be included in the routes.“The lakes are a big part of it,” Morneau said. “We always want to make sure that the participants get to run around the lakes. It’s a really beautiful spot to run around, especially in the fall.”The course itself isn’t the only aspect of the race which is different this year. According to Morneau, the registration process has also changed.“Usually we do it through RecRegister,” she said. “Anyone from the community would have to come in here to register. This way, we’re doing it through Raceentry.com. Doing it that way allows everyone to register.”The new method of registration is more convenient and customer friendly, Morneau said. Although it is past the registration date, anyone looking to donate money may still do so by visiting www.raceentry.com.Tags: Construction, Domer Run, RecSports
Part of South Quad will be transformed into a rustic landscape Thursday as Welsh Family Hall presents its second-annual Hoedown Throwdown. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature a variety of games and food including apple cider, donuts and kettle corn. All proceeds from the Throwdown will benefit St. Marianne Cope Young Women’s Education Project, a foundation that helps women in Dhaka, Bangladesh receive higher education and enter the workforce.Sophomore Morgan McLaughlin, Welsh Family special events co-commissioner, said Welsh Family Hall wants all dorms to participate in the event.“We have mechanical bull riding, and we’re getting a hall representative from each dorm to participate in a [mechanical bull riding] competition,” she said. “So we’re kind of getting all the halls excited and involved, and then we have a trophy and a gift card for the final winner.”Entrance into the event is $5, and with an additional donation of $3, attendees can ride the mechanical bull.Junior Maegan Rose Dolan, Welsh Family Hall president, said the success of last year’s Throwdown has motivated the dorm to establish the festival as an annual event.“This was a new event for our dorm last year, and it was the brainchild of our president last year,” Dolan said. “It actually won best new event on campus last year, so we’re excited to see it flourish again this year.”In hopes of attracting more students to the Throwdown, student-led country line dancing will be an addition to this year’s activities.McLaughlin said she hopes the Hoedown Throwdown will become Welsh Family’s signature dorm event. “Obviously, every dorm wants to have a signature event that’s really successful and lots of people know about it, so we’re every year trying to slowly build that up and create a name for ourselves through this event, while also helping a really great cause,” she said. The mission of St. Marianne Cope Women’s Young Women’s Education Project resonates with Welsh Family Hall residents, McLaughlin said.“It’s just something that we’re all super passionate about, since we are able to go to Notre Dame as women, too,” McLaughlin said. “We’re super grateful for this opportunity and we’re trying to help other women across the world have the same opportunity to pursue their own education and professional degrees.” Last year, Welsh Family raised about $2,500 for St. Marianne Cope Women’s Project, Dolan said. Dolan expressed her hope that this year’s Throwdown will be even more successful. “I think we are really just trying to aim higher this year, and just keep increasing,” Dolan said. “We’re just hoping to make an impact.”McLaughlin said preparations for the Throwdown have strengthened the sense of community in Welsh Family Hall.“I know lots of people in my committee are super excited about doing the chalk outside the dining hall or handing out posters,” she said. “All the different committees and just people in the dorm in general who aren’t on hall council either are planning to go to the event or want to help in some way.”To its residents, the Welsh Family Hall community is like a real family, freshman resident Cassie Kronenberger said.“I just really love how everybody puts 100% of their effort into Welsh Fam,” Kronenberger said. “Everyone wants [Welsh Family Hall] to have a positive impact on the Notre Dame campus.” Tags: Bangladesh, Hoedown Throwdown, Mechanical bull, Welsh Family Hall
A former president/CEO of a Washington credit union, who stole more than $350,000 and burned bank documents to conceal her theft during an NCUA examination, was sentenced last week to 14 months in prison.Krista Stephanie Putnam, former president/CEO of the $3.3 million Grays Harbor Woodworkers Federal Credit Union in Aberdeen, pleaded guilty in November to five first-degree theft charges. One count of second-degree arson was dropped.Putnam was ordered to pay $335,758 in restitution, according to Grays Harbor County Prosecutor Katie Svoboda. 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Hilary Reed Hilary Reed, founder of EmpowerFi, is an innovative thought-leader who has been involved in various aspects of strategic sales and marketing for 15 years. Her career began in 2000 when … Web: www.empowerfi.org Details Your credit union has grown with the passage of time. Under your current branding, you’ve added countless new products, incentives, and account types for every type of member that you serve. As your credit union evolves, so should your brand. Sometimes a simple update will suffice, but other times, you have to consider a complete rebranding that matches the experience you’re offering your members.The exact reason you rebrand will vary from credit union to credit union, and the exact path you take can take many different forms. With that said, however, there are some general rules you should keep in mind when considering a rebrand, and we’ve compiled 4 important ideas for you!1 – Have a Good Reason for Rebranding Your Credit UnionAs a decision-maker, you may have a number of reasons as to why you want to switch things up. With that said, however, it’s vital that you map out the exact path you would like to take before you begin the process officially. Going into a rebrand without a concrete strategy can impede your progress.The best way to do this is to make a list of all of your strategic objectives and/or goals. Some objectives may include:Replace outdated brand imagery and/or logo.Boost the value and appeal of a new product, account or loan.Recover from negative press or member experiences.Highlight the benefits of belonging to your credit union. 2 – Consider Internal Changes FirstAs the saying goes, “If you add lipstick to a pig… it’s a still a pig.” This is harsh, but it’s very true when it comes to rebranding. As you continue your rebrand prep, make sure you take the time to investigate and rebrand internally as well. If your main issues are internal, it’s extremely important that you put a major focus on your culture before all else.One of the best ways to improve internally is to get valuable feedback from your employees on what they would like to see change for the benefit of the company and their employment. Be transparent and involve your employees in the process from the beginning until the end.3 – Test! Test! Test!As you go through the rebranding process, it’s very important that you test everything before it’s officially launched. Testing and soft rollouts will allow for easier adjustments during the design-phase before it’s revealed to your entire membership.Some credit unions also choose to conduct brand market research before launching or even considering a rebrand. By conducting brand research studies before embarking on a refresh, this allows credit unions to gauge brand awareness and advocacy, helping to determine if a rebrand is truly necessary in the first place. 4 – Don’t Rush the ChangeEffective change takes time. Nothing will be fixed overnight successfully when it comes to a credit union rebrand. Allow yourself enough time to plan everything out, time adjustments, and time for execution. Rushing a rebrand could prove to be catastrophic.On the same note, don’t expect positive change to happen overnight. As with any kind of change, consumers need time to warm up to the idea. Be sure to allot a minimum of 24-months before you can expect to see a positive return on your brand investment.To Sum It Up:These are just a few things to keep in mind when rebranding your credit union. A new brand is not for everyone, and it’s certainly not always necessary. But if you decide to move in this direction, begin the process with plenty of research, reasonable expectations, and be creatively-open as possible, and you’re credit union has an excellent chance at success.
The Agency for Investments and Competitiveness has published the latest, redesigned, 13th edition of the Catalog of Investment Opportunities.It is a publication that promotes and presents public (45) and private (23) projects of the Republic of Croatia, intended for investors who want to invest in the Republic of Croatia. The latest edition contains 68 projects, most of which are from the tourism sector (40), followed by infrastructure (9) and projects related to energy, industry, social welfare, infrastructure, real estate, high technology, etc.”A total of 12 projects were implemented, which were promoted through the Catalog with a total value of around HRK 3,8 billion, of which three projects were implemented in 2018.”Point out from AIKKThus, the catalog of potential investments in tourism includes the projects Aquapark Zelina, Hotel Klis, Projekt Muzil, Eco Marina Tučepi, Istra Estate & Country Club, Marlera Golf golf and many others. The project list is accompanied by a brief description of the project, location and contacts.By the way, the Agency for Investments and Competitiveness (AIKK) is an agency of the Government of the Republic of Croatia whose main task is to provide complete services to investors in the implementation of investment projects, proposing measures to improve the business environment and promoting the Republic of Croatia as a desirable investment destination.Side dish:1. CATALOG OF INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA2.Flyer / Tourism in Croatia: Relax while your money works
A giant corpse flower at the Cibodas Botanical Garden in West Java has bloomed for the second time since 2017, without going through its typical dormancy phase.Destri, a researcher at the botanical garden, said that the 3.5-meter-tall Amorphophallus titanum, also known as a titan arum, blossomed on Sunday, less than three years after its last bloom in 2017. The flower, which only grows in the wild in the rainforests of Sumatra, usually blooms in four-year intervals.This particular titan arum was moved to the Cibodas Botanical Garden from its initial habitat in Kerinci Seblat National Park in West Sumatra in the year 2000. It has bloomed six times since, Destri said, with its first bloom occurring in 2003. One of the garden’s other titan arums bloomed in March. Unfortunately, the flowers are not available for public viewing since the Indonesian Institute of Sciences has closed the four botanical gardens under its management in Cibodas, Bogor, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.Titan arums are often referred to as corpse flowers because of their distinctly foul odor, described as a mix of rotting fish and strong cheese.First discovered in 1878 by Italian botanist Odoardo Beccari, the titan arum is cultivated by botanical gardens and private collectors around the world. According to the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BCGI) database, at least 70 gardens worldwide have a titan arum, most of them in the United States and Europe. (vny)Topics :