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New Orleans Musicians Come Together for Beastie Boys Tribute

first_imgThis Friday, April 1st, members of the New Orleans musical community will come together at Tipitina’s for SABOTAGE, a tribute to the legendary Beastie Boys. Tickets are available here!Members of the tribute include Jermaine Quiz (Jealous Monk), KC O’Rourke (Flow Tribe), [email protected] Peoples ([email protected] Peoples Collective), Michael Fouquier (Gravity A), Andrew Meehan (Gravity A), and James Martin (Trombone Shorty’s Orleans Ave). SABOTAGE will feature full band versions of classic Beastie songs, focusing on Licensed To Ill and more of their greatest hits. Fronting the live band will be Jermaine Quiz, [email protected] Peoples, and KC O-Rourke. The multimedia experience boasts theatre-like sets, video projections as well as numerous costume changes.Quiz says, “The Beastie Boys were a legendary group which transcended genres with their unapologetic and explosive take on hip hop. We aim to try and harness some of that raw energy and attitude for our performance.”This will undoubtedly be a wild show that will get you head-bobbing and dancing. For our friends in Mississippi, you can catch this rambunctious group at Kress Live in Biloxi, MS the following night, April 2nd. Tickets are available here.last_img read more

Beavis And Butt-Head Have Been Introducing Portugal. The Man At Their Concerts [Watch]

first_imgPortugal. The Man has been riding a massive hot streak in the last year as their 2017 single “Feel It Still” has rocketed to mainstream megahit status, netting them countless new fans in addition to a Grammy Award for Best Pop/Duo Performance.The band, which originated in Alaska but calls Portland, OR home, has used some of the spoils from their heightened public profile to beef up the spectacle at their live shows over the course of their current tour, including an intro video starring everyone’s favorite asinine cartoon music video hecklers, Beavis and Butt-Head.In the clip, which the band plays as they take the stage, their “Feel It Still” music video is dissected in the style of the cult favorite Mike Judge-created MTV show. The titular characters, as always, proclaim how much it sucks and make jokes like, “When you have complicated facial hair like that, I think it means you have, like, problems?”However, midway through the clip, while contemplating this “complicated facial hair”, a wide-eyed Butt-Head has an epiphany:Shut up, Beavis. I just figured something out…he’s not misunderstood—it is us who have misunderstood. This does suck, but this sucks so hard that it sucked a hole through the dimensional wall into awesomeness. When you compress this much crap under the force of this much pretention, you create a beautiful diamond. This is the greatest band that has ever walked the Earth. But they do not walk the Earth, they float above it as gods. They are better than The Beatles. Better than The Rolling Stones. Better than Silverchair. Almost as good as Pantera. They are our rightful lords and masters…“Ladies and gentlemen,” he concludes, “Bow down to the greatest band in the world: Portugal. The Man.”Pretty solid way to start your show… Watch the clip below:Portugal. The Man – Beavis and Butt-Head Concert Opening Video[Video: Jolly Ranched][H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Jonathan Groff Almost Spewed, Megan Hilty Needs Us & More Lessons of the Week

first_img Jonathan Groff View Comments Star Files Megan Hilty Quick, let’s get out of Times Square before we’re all trampled by football fans! Before we park ourselves on the couch with a tube of cookie dough and a giant spoon this weekend, let’s revisit a few of the fun, silly and wildly fascinating things we learned this week. Ready?Melchior Almost Puked in Wendla’s MouthUltimate BFFs Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele had a hardcore makeout session eight shows a week in Spring Awakening—even that one time Groff had the stomach flu. “I was going to vomit into [her] mouth,” he recalls, in graphic detail. Um, ew.Herman the Fish Died of HeartbreakCinderella mascot Herman is now swimming in that big fishbowl in the sky. We feel ya, Hermie—we don’t know how we’ll go on living without seeing Laura Osnes’ beautiful smile every day either.Frozen Is Icing Out the CompetitionOur favorite shower sing-along song “Let It Go” is one step closer to winning a shiny, shiny Oscar, thanks to the disqualification of some song from Alone Yet Not Alone we’ve never heard of. Whatever. Frozen for the win!Broadway Is Going Ape Sh*tKing Kong is coming! King Kong is coming! We can’t wait for the ad campaigns: Free banana smoothies in Times Square, a giant monkey puppet scaling the Empire State Building, and man, the Thanksgiving Day Parade float options are endless.The World Couldn’t Save SeanAnd just like that, NBC has put Megan Hilty out of a job again. Time to come back to the warm, fuzzy embrace of Broadway, Megan. Where everybody knows your na-a-ame… (P.S. Please star in King Kong).Andrew Keenan-Bolger Wants to Go GreenForget Fiyero—Andrew Keenan-Bolger has his sights on Elphie. He admits to channeling Shoshanna Bean in the shower, and if his stint on Looking is any indication, he can really nail that belty D-flat in “Defying Gravity.”There’s a Beautiful Gambling RingNo, not the oldest established craps game in New York—the weekly Dollar Friday cash drawing backstage at Beautiful. Guys, we’re pretty sure that’s illegal. Can we play?Joe Carroll Sang ‘Call Me Maybe’ DrunkCinderella’s new prince doesn’t need to study up on his co-star Carly Rae Jepsen. Thanks to his frat party days, he knows all the words to her hit song. We know this is something you were stressed about, so don’t worry.Kris Jenner Wants to Paint the TownIf she has her way, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians momma could be headlining Chicago. This is an outrage! Jenner will never measure up to the legendary performances of Jerry Springer, Ashlee Simpson and Usher.Adam Jacobs Needs a Diaper GenieThere’s nothing more challenging than starring in a new Broadway show—oh, except maybe having newborn twins. Aladdin star Adam Jacobs is tackling both at once this spring. If he falls asleep on the magic carpet, just let him rest.last_img read more

Flavor of Georgia

first_imgThe brown and orange marbling of the cheddar hinted at the cocoa and guajilla peppers used to flavor the cheese. This unique creamy-spicy flavor combination won Flat Creek Aztec Cheddar and Caroline Harless of Swainsboro the grand prize at the 2009 Flavor of Georgia food competition. On March 16, the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development will reveal the winners of the 2010 Flavor of Georgia contest. As part of Georgia Ag Day, Gov. Sonny Perdue will present awards for top products and a grand prize for the overall winner. Winners earn the right to have their products stamped with the 2010 Flavor of Georgia logo. The judges are looking for market-ready foods – either commercially available or prototypes – from across the state. Categories include barbecue and hot sauces, confections, dairy products, meat products, snack foods, and jams, jellies and sauces. Entries will be judged on flavor, best use of Georgia ingredients, Georgia theme, unique or innovative qualities, commercial appeal and originality. Flavor of Georgia is only a starting point for many of the category winners, said Sharon Kane, contest director. “Nearly two-thirds of last year’s contestants saw an increase in their sales and business contacts following the contest,” she said. Competition entries will be accepted through Jan. 22. Semifinalists will be announced in February. Final judging will be March 15 at the Freight Depot in Atlanta. Register online at http://www.flavorofgeorgia.caes.uga.edu/. For more information, call Kane at (706) 542-9809 or e-mail [email protected] The annual food contest is sponsored by the CAED in partnership with the Governor’s Agricultural Advisory Commission, Georgia Agribusiness Council and UGA Department of Food Science and Technology.last_img read more

Southold Fire Leaves Woman Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A woman died in a house fire in Southold on Wednesday morning, Southold Town Police said.Police and Southold firefighters responded to the blaze on Willow Pond Lane near the corner of Clearview Avenue, where the victim was found dead on the first floor at about 10:30 a.m., authorities said.“A volunteer fireman, who was a neighbor, attempted to enter the house and locate the sole occupant but was turned back by flames and heavy smoke,” police said in a news release.Firefighters extinguished the flames shortly later with the help of Greenport and Cutchogue fire departments. The victim’s identity was not immediately released.Detectives and fire marshals are continuing the investigation into the cause of the fire.last_img read more

Determining call center staffing needs

first_imgThree foundational building blocks need to be optimized to consistently deliver engaging member experiences over the phone: people, processes and leadership.Our journey of nine articles will cover each in detail. Part one discussed hiring top performers and performance management. Part two covers processes. This is the sixth article overall and the third on processes. Specifically, in this article we’ll tackle how to calculate the number of agents needed to staff your credit union’s call center.After a few re-writes, we decided against publishing a dry, basic overview of this topic that would ultimately become a really good sleeping aid (we apologize to those already dozing off!). As a result, and for your entertainment pleasure, we’ve written this article in dialogue format between a senior leader and his direct report (call center grand poobah). It’s a dialogue you’ve likely encountered or will at some point in your career. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

CUs must remain in position to help pandemic recovery

first_imgCUNA appreciates the pandemic response from the Federal Housing Finance Agency and encourages it to ensure there is consistency between their policies and directives of Congress. CUNA submitted a comment letter to a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on mortgage servicers and the implementation of the CARES Act with several recommendations on helping credit unions serve members and small businesses across the country.“From the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, credit unions have worked to ensure that their members, employees and volunteers remain safe and healthy, and that they are able to continue providing access to financial services to their members [as] 95% of credit unions are offering loan forbearances; more than 85% are waiving fees; and 80% have created new loan products to meet members’ pressing needs,” the letter reads. “Still, many Americans have experienced extreme hardship and job loss as a result of the pandemic. Economic experts anticipate a host of foreclosures and evictions in the months ahead.”Highlights of the letter include:CUNA supports the Emergency Rental Assistance and Rental Market Stabilization Act of 2020 (H.R. 6820), which would establish a $100 billion emergency rental assistance program directed to the states, as well as S. 3620, which would establish a $75 billion Housing Assistance Fund; continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

IM on top after ‘intense’ year

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Trump warns of ‘complete decoupling’ from China despite talks

first_imgLighthizer told a congressional committee on Wednesday that China so far has been living up to the terms of a “phase one” agreement that eased the dispute, but that decoupling the two economic giants was now impossible.”That was a policy option years ago, but I don’t think it’s a policy or reasonable policy option at this point,” Lighthizer said.Lighthizer described himself as a hardliner on China policy, and outlined the Trump administration’s plans to “reset” the World Trade Organization, largely so that it can better rein in Beijing’s policies which he says run afoul of free trade rules.But his admission that the world’s two largest economies are inextricably linked, despite Trump’s aggressive campaign to push American firms to relocate production to the United States, caused some angst in Republican circles. Trump tried to let his trade official off the hook. “It was not Ambassador Lighthizer’s fault (yesterday in Committee) in that perhaps I didn’t make myself clear.”Trump in January signed the “phase one” of a trade deal aimed at ending a trade war in which he has slapped tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese products.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that a senior Chinese official also confirmed to him Beijing’s commitment to phase one, which includes China stepping up purchases of US products.Pompeo met Wednesday in Hawaii with Yang Jiechi, a veteran maker of Chinese foreign policy, in Hawaii to discuss soaring tensions.Besides trade, the United States has sharply criticized China over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, an upcoming security law in Hong Kong and its mass detention of Uighurs and other Turkic Muslims.Senior US diplomat David Stilwell, who accompanied Pompeo, said the United States insisted on a “more reciprocal” relationship but declined to discuss the discussions in depth.”Whether or not they were productive or not, I will look at what comes up in the next couple of weeks. You’ll see a reduction in aggressive behavior or not,” Stilwell told reporters.”If they come to the table with a reasonable proposal, the US is obviously going to treat it reasonably and look for ways to work toward a positive outcome.”Topics : President Donald Trump warned Thursday the United States had the option to separate from China’s deeply intertwined economy, despite the powers’ pledges to move forward on a trade deal.The US “certainly does maintain a policy option, under various conditions, of a complete decoupling from China. Thank you!” Trump tweeted.He wrote that he was responding to comments by his trade representative Robert Lighthizer, who has been at the forefront of trade war negotiations with Beijing.last_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgAXA Investment Managers – Franz Wenzel has been appointed as an institutional solutions strategist within the Multi Asset Client Solutions investment platform. He will be responsible for the development of multi-asset solutions for institutional clients in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. He was previously chief strategist in the research and investment team, having joined AXA IM in 1997 as a European economist.BlueBay Asset Management – Anahita Firouzbakht has been appointed to the newly created position of director of consultant relations at the fixed income manager. Based in London, she will focus on managing BlueBay’s relationships with consultants within the institutional market. She joins from Pictet Asset Management, where she was vice-president in the global consultants team. Before then, she held positions at Partners Group and Duet Group.British Steel Pension Scheme – British Steel’s pension fund manager Jim Wright has been hired for the launch of a global equity infrastructure fund at Miton. The fund, subject to regulatory approval, will be launched in the second quarter of next year. Wright has been with British Steel since 2006, managing a £560m (€628m) portfolio investing in global infrastructure stocks. He will join Milton in January next year.Schroders – Guy Henriques has been appointed country head for the UK business. He will return from Japan, where he was country head for Schroders from 2012 to August 2016. In addition, Robin Stoakley, managing director of UK intermediary, will hand over the management of the business to James Rainbow, head of UK financial institutions and strategic accounts, and Phil Middleton, head of UK intermediary business development, who will become co-heads.bfinance – Kathryn Saklatvala has been appointed global content director at the investment consultancy. Prior to joining bfinance, Saklatvala was managing editor at Institutional Investor’s Digital Networks, part of Euromoney Institutional Investor.KBI Global Investors – The Dublin-based manager, formerly Kleinwort Benson Investors, has appointed William Lynch as senior vice-president of business development for North America. He joins from New Amsterdam Partners, where he was a partner and head of marketing and client service.Baker & McKenzie – Law firm Baker & McKenzie is to appoint Pauline Bakker to increase the capacity of its pensions services. Bakker has gained eight years of experience at law firm HVG, Dutch pensions insurer Zwitserleven and pensions adviser Watson Wyatt.Eumedion – The corporate governance platform for institutional investors has appointed Amra Baliç to its board. Baliç is head of the London-based investment EMEA stewardship team at BlackRock. She succeeds Frank Curtiss, who has retired.Stap APF – Stap, the new general pension fund of insurer Aegon and its subsidiary TKP Pensioen, has named Gerard Frankema as director. Frankema has been working at Dutch pension funds and pensions-administration providers for the last 20 years. Éric Loiselet (Ircantec), NN Investment Partners, AP3, Skandia Liv, AXA Investment Managers, BlueBay Asset Management, Pictet Asset Management, British Steel Pension Scheme, Miton, Schroders, bfinance, KBI Global Investors, Baker & McKenzie, Eumedion, BlackRock, Stap APF Éric Loiselet (Ircantec) – Éric Loiselet, adviser to Jean-Pierre Costes, president of the €9.2bn French public sector pension scheme Ircantec and a leading figure in responsible investment in France, has died, aged 56. Loiselet was also co-founder and a director of the French responsible investment forum (FIR) and an advocate of the now well-known Article 173 of France’s energy transition law. He was previously also a member of the board of directors at the civil service pension fund ERAFP.NN Investment Partners – Maureen Schlejen has been appointed head of institutional relations for the Dutch market, joining on 1 January 2017. She joins from Robeco, where she has worked for more than 20 years. She will be responsible for NN IP’s sales and relationship management for Dutch institutional clients, including pension funds and insurance companies. Meanwhile, Gabriella Kindert was appointed as manager of alternative credit. Kindert has more than 20 years of experience and has been in managing positions at the former private asset manager MeesPierson and BNP Paribas IP.AP3 – Gunnar Blix has been appointed by the Swedish buffer fund to the role of senior Swedish equities manager. Blix has worked for many years on the Swedish equities portfolio of Skandia Liv (Skandia Life), both as an employee of Skandia and for some of the time as an employee of Den Norske Bank.last_img read more