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Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective – 7-Disc Box Set

first_imgAccording to AllmanBrothersBand.com:Even if he’d never formed the Allman Brothers Band, Duane Allman would be a major figure in American popular music. Long before his name became known to mainstream audiences, he had already established his credentials as a once-in-a-lifetime guitar visionary, leaving his unmistakable stamp on a broad array of recordings. On March 5, 2013, Rounder Records, a division of Concord Music Group, will release the most ambitious retrospective of Allman’s short but influential career titled Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective.The deluxe seven-disc collection, carrying a list price of $139.98, contains the guitarist’s best-known and most commercially successful recordings with the Allman Brothers Band and Derek & the Dominos, as well as session work with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs, Clarence Carter, King Curtis, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, Ronnie Hawkins, Otis Rush, Laura Nyro, Lulu, the Sweet Inspirations, Laura Lee, Spencer Wiggins, Arthur Conley, Willie Walker, the Lovelles, the Soul Survivors, Johnny Jenkins, John Hammond, Doris Duke, Eric Quincy Tate, Herbie Mann and more.In her recollection of her father, who died when she was a young child, Galadrielle (who helped produce the album) writes, “I am very lucky that my father is Duane Allman, an artist who left behind a wealth of incredible music . . . Working on this retrospective, I have gotten closer than I ever have been to understanding my father’s development as a musician and a man.”Duane Allman, known to his bandmates as Skydog, was born in Nashville in 1946. With Gregg, his only sibling, Duane had his first moment of musical revelation upon witnessing a late ’50s R&B bill that featured B.B. King and Jackie Wilson. By 1960, both Duane and Gregg owned guitars and played in a series of neighborhood garage bands in Tennessee and Florida. Continuing their interest in blues and R&B in the shadow of blues radio station WLAC-AM’s continent-spanning signal, as well as absorbing the influence of the British Invasion, the brothers launched the Escorts in 1965 and the Allman Joys, who recorded a handful of sides in Bradley’s Barn in Nashville in 1966. By 1967, Duane and Gregg signed to Liberty as the Hour Glass and recorded two albums in Nashville and Los Angeles. When the band sought to defy the label and spread its musical wings, they were dropped. The brothers returned to Florida, hooked up with drummer Butch Trucks, and recorded two sides as the 31st of February, and later at Ardent Studio in Memphis as the Bleus.Over seven discs, Skydog tells the Duane Allman story with rare and never-before-heard gems alongside smash hits. “I hope the celebration of Duane’s life inspires you to live fearlessly and enjoy life,” Galadrielle concludes. “I know that would have made him proud.”In related Allmans Brothers news, an 11th show has been added to their annual residency at the Beacon Theatre in NYC.  Tickets for this show will go on-sale Friday, February 1st at 9am EST, via Ticketmaster.Disc One1 THE ESCORTS Turn On Your Love Light 2:332 THE ESCORTS No Name Instrumental 3:133 THE ESCORTS What’d I Say 4:044 THE ALLMAN JOYS Spoonful 2:275 THE ALLMAN JOYS Gotta Get Away 2:386 THE ALLMAN JOYS Shapes Of Things 2:477 THE ALLMAN JOYS Crossroads 3:328 THE ALLMAN JOYS Mister, You’re A Better Man Than I 4:459 THE ALLMAN JOYS Lost Woman 5:2310 HOUR GLASS Cast Off All My Fears 3:3111 HOUR GLASS I’ve Been Trying 2:3912 HOUR GLASS Nothing But Tears 2:2913 HOUR GLASS Power Of Love 2:5114 HOUR GLASS Down In Texas 3:0815 HOUR GLASS Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) 3:0116 HOUR GLASS B.B. King Medley 7:0717 HOUR GLASS Been Gone Too Long 3:0318 HOUR GLASS Ain’t No Good To Cry 3:0819 31ST OF FEBRUARY Morning Dew 3:4620 31ST OF FEBRUARY Melissa 3:1221 THE BLEUS Milk And Honey 2:3422 THE BLEUS Leavin’ Lisa 2:4323 THE BLEUS Julianna’s Gone 2:59Disc Two1 CLARENCE CARTER The Road Of Love 2:542 CLARENCE CARTER Light My Fire 2:493 WILSON PICKETT Hey Jude 4:064 WILSON PICKETT Toe Hold 2:495 WILSON PICKETT My Own Style Of Loving 2:416 WILSON PICKETT Born to Be Wild 2:457 LAURA LEE It’s How You Make It Good 2:328 LAURA LEE It Ain’t What You Do (But How You Do It) 2:059 SPENCER WIGGINS I Never Loved A Woman (The Way I Love You) 3:0110 ARTHUR CONLEY Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 3:0011 ARTHUR CONLEY Stuff You Gotta Watch 2:1512 ARTHUR CONLEY Speak Her Name 2:3913 ARTHUR CONLEY That Can’t Be My Baby 2:2214 WILLIE WALKER A Lucky Loser 2:2015 THE LOVELLES I’m Coming Today 2:5916 THE LOVELLES Pretending Dear 2:3817 ARETHA FRANKLIN The Weight 2:5318 ARETHA FRANKLIN It Ain’t Fair 3:2219 SOUL SURVIVORS Darkness 2:5620 SOUL SURVIVORS Tell Daddy 2:3021 SOUL SURVIVORS Got Down On Saturday 3:1022 KING CURTIS Hey Joe 2:5623 KING CURTIS Foot Pattin’ 4:4924 KING CURTIS Games People Play 2:4625 KING CURTIS The Weight 2:4726 THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS Get A Little Order 2:06Disc Three1 THE BARRY GOLDBERG BLUES BAND Twice A Man 4:262 DUANE ALLMAN Goin’ Down Slow 8:443 DUANE ALLMAN No Money Down 3:254 DUANE ALLMAN Happily Married Man 2:405 OTIS RUSH Me 2:556 OTIS RUSH Reap What You Sow 4:537 OTIS RUSH It Takes Time 3:258 THE DUCK & THE BEAR Going Up The Country 2:349 THE DUCK & THE BEAR Hand Jive 2:4110 BOZ SCAGGS Finding Her 4:1011 BOZ SCAGGS Look What I Got 4:1312 BOZ SCAGGS Waiting For A Train 2:4113 BOZ SCAGGS Loan Me A Dime 13:0114 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Don’t Want You No More 2:2615 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND It’s Not My Cross To Bear 5:0116 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Black Hearted Woman 5:0717 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Trouble No More 3:45Disc Four1 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Every Hungry Woman 4:132 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Dreams 7:163 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Whipping Post 5:164 RONNIE HAWKINS One More Night 2:225 RONNIE HAWKINS Will The Circle Be Unbroken 2:506 RONNIE HAWKINS Matchbox 3:057 RONNIE HAWKINS Down In The Alley 5:088 RONNIE HAWKINS Who Do You Love 2:139 LULU Marley Purt Drive 3:2110 LULU Dirty Old Man 2:2011 LULU Mr. Bojangles 3:0812 LULU Sweep Around Your Own Back Door 2:4013 JOHNNY JENKINS I Walk On Gilded Splinters 5:1614 JOHNNY JENKINS Rollin’ Stone 4:5615 JOHNNY JENKINS Down Along The Cove 3:0216 JOHNNY JENKINS Voodoo In You 4:5017 JOHN HAMMOND Shake For Me 2:4218 JOHN HAMMOND Cryin’ For My Baby 2:3919 JOHN HAMMOND I’m Leavin’ You 3:2020 JOHN HAMMOND You’ll Be Mine 2:4221 DORIS DUKE Ghost Of Myself 3:06Disc Five1 ERIC QUINCY TATE Comin’ Down (demo version) 2:522 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Hoochie Coochie Man (live) 5:003 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Midnight Rider 2:584 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Dimples (live) 4:595 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (live) 9:216 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Soul Shake 3:067 LAURA NYRO Beads Of Sweat 4:478 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ 3:289 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Living On The Open Road 3:0310 ELLA BROWN A Woman Left Lonely 3:2311 ELLA BROWN Touch Me 2:5912 BOBBY LANCE More Than Enough Rain 5:5113 DEREK & THE DOMINOS I Am Yours 3:3414 DEREK & THE DOMINOS Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? 4:4115 DEREK & THE DOMINOS Have You Ever Loved A Woman 6:5216 DEREK & THE DOMINOS Layla 7:0317 ERIC CLAPTON & DUANE ALLMAN Mean Old World 3:48Disc Six1 SAM SAMUDIO Me And Bobby McGee 3:312 SAM SAMUDIO Relativity 3:143 SAM SAMUDIO Goin’ Upstairs 5:064 RONNIE HAWKINS Don’t Tell Me Your Troubles 2:135 RONNIE HAWKINS Sick And Tired 2:456 RONNIE HAWKINS Odessa 3:197 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Gift Of Love 2:098 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Sing My Way Home 4:029 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Statesboro Blues (live) 4:1710 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (live) 13:0411 GRATEFUL DEAD Sugar Magnolia (live) 7:2012 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND One Way Out (live) 4:5713 HERBIE MANN Push Push 10:0314 HERBIE MANN Spirit In The Dark 7:5915 HERBIE MANN What’d I Say 4:57Disc Seven1 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Come On In My Kitchen (live) 3:422 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Going Down The Road Feeling Bad (live) 4:033 DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS Poor Elijah / Tribute To Johnson (Medley) (live) 4:544 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND You Don’t Love Me / Soul Serenade (live) 19:255 COWBOY Please Be With Me 3:416 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Stand Back 3:247 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Blue Sky 5:098 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Blue Sky (live) 11:249 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Dreams (live) 17:5610 THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Little Martha 2:07last_img read more

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Larson wins at Richmond; Allgaier takes Dash 4 Cash

first_imgRestarting in the inside lane, Larson cleared Allgaier off Turn 2 and crossed the overtime line before a wreck on the backstretch caused the seventh and final caution and froze the field with Larson in the lead. After a five-car wreck involving William Byron, Daniel Suarez, Brennan Poole, Harrison Rhodes and Kyle Benjamin slowed the field on the restart lap, and Dillon was sent to the rear of the field because of the restart infraction, Larson had the lead at Allgaier’s expense and controlled the overtime restart on Lap 253. Sadler retained the series lead by 41 points over Allgaier, but the driver of the No. 1 Chevy was frustrated, too. Sadler had race leader Allgaier in his sights, having closed the gap from 3.5 seconds to a couple of car-lengths before McLeod’s engine blew. Polesitter Daniel Hemric ran third, followed by Austin Dillon and Ryan Blaney. Notes: Larson led 10 laps–the final 10… Allgaier won the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash bonus for the second time this season, having also taken the prize at Phoenix, where he also won the race… In his XFINITY debut, Kyle Benjamin ran consistently in the top 10 until he had to return to pit road to tighten lug nuts after what should have been his final stop. Mired in traffic, he was a victim of the Lap 246 incident and retired from the race in 32nd-place, seven laps down… Astute pit strategy helped Dylan Lupton to a 12th-place, lead-lap finish in his first XFINITY start of the season… Darrell Wallace Jr. finished sixth for the sixth time in eight races this season. His other two finishes are a pair of 33rds. What stung so badly for the driver of the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet occurred in the final 15 laps of the race. Allgaier was leading, and teammate Elliott Sadler was closing fast on fresher tires, thanks to an aggressive pit call under caution on Lap 184. Nevertheless, when two late restarts played out at the .75-mile short track, Larson was the race winner in overtime, and Allgaier was a disappointed second, consoled only by the $100,000 check he collected as the winner of the XFINITY Dash 4 Cash bonus as the highest finishing series regular. </p> RICHMOND, Va. – Justin Allgaier had the best car in Saturday’s ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway. But NASCAR had to call a caution on Lap 239 of a scheduled 250 when the engine expired in BJ McLeod’s Chevrolet. Allgaier hit pit road along with the other lead-lap cars, including Sadler, whose only option was a set of 17-lap scuffed tires. “I’m proud of the guys for taking the chance we did, and we definitely had the race won,” said the Virginia native, who finished seventh on the set of scuffed tires. “It’s heartbreaking. We really wanted to win here at our home track, in front of our home fans.” “I was OK today, but (on Sunday) the competition is a lot harder. The drivers are better. Just have to be patient. Struggled in Happy Hour (final practice), so we’ll see how we are (on Sunday).” “I’m not good at this place, so a win is pretty neat,” said Larson, who will start 18th as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 (on FOX at 2 p.m. ET) at Richmond International Raceway. “I still have to work on myself for long runs. I’m terrible on long runs. RELATED: Results | Standings | Detailed breakdown | SHOP: Winner gear Kyle Larson isn’t very good at Richmond—and isn’t bashful about saying so. Ty Dillon took the lead out of the pits on a two-tire call, but Dillon jumped the restart on Lap 246, mashing the gas before he reached the restart zone. “It’s a bittersweet day, I’ll be honest with you,” said Allgaier, who finished second to Larson despite leading a race-high 157 of the 254 laps. “I’m really dejected—I won’t lie to you. That’s going to hurt for a long time.”last_img read more

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Wish Granted! Get a Magical Video Sneak Peek at the Broadway-Bound Musical Aladdin, Starring Adam Jacobs

first_imgA wish-granting Genie! Magic carpet rides! A wicked and powerful Sultan! It’s about to be a whole new world when the Broadway-bound musical Aladdin flies into the Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre on November 1. “It’s about combining the things that kids love with the stuff that adults love,” said director Casey Nicholaw at a presentation of material from the show. A top-notch team of storytellers—including Nicholaw, writer Chad Beguelin, composer Alan Menken, Adam Jacobs as Aladdin, Courtney Reed as Jasmine, James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie and Jonathan Freeman as Jafar—have come together for this larger-than-life musical adaptation of the classic Disney film. The fantastical tuner about the charming street urchin doesn’t fly into Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theatre until February 2014, but you can take a peek at Aladdin’s dance numbers, elaborate costumes and more in the video below! Related Shows Star Files from $57.50 View Comments Aladdin Adam Jacobslast_img read more

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Area Events

first_imgJoin thousands of people in downtown Albany the first Saturday in March at the Snickers Marathon and Half Marathon, and the Mardi Gras festival. The Snickers Marathon and Half Marathon starts and ends on the Flint River in downtown as it meanders through beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods. It is a flat course and is a Boston Marathon qualifier.The second Saturday of September brings the “Nut Roll” to Albany. The bicycling event, sponsored by the Pecan City Pedalers, brings hundreds of cyclists to Chehaw where the event starts and ends. This fully supported, fun-filled day of riding Southwest Georgia’s back roads features great food and fun.The first Saturday night of December features the region’s largest parade to usher in the holiday season. The parade draws in tens of thousands of people beginning on Pine Avenue. The downtown will be packed full of people, street vendors, bands, floats and, of course, Christmas lights. It doesn’t feel like Christmas until the parade participants stroll through the streets of Albany and Santa arrives at the finale of the parade.last_img read more

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Stage Race’s Ltd Edition CX 401 shoe giveaway: We have a WINNER!

first_imgThe people have spoken!  In six short words (or four words and two characters), we have a winner to our Stage Race Distribution limited edition Lake CX 401 giveaway!  Congratulations to…Benn Stover with 72 votes!Because: Black = Batman = WinningCongratulations also to Konne Simon with 42 votes:Attacking without even being noticed by opponents?  Better choose the stealth black 🙂And in third?  Michael Cedeno with 36 votes:The black versions look like my grandpa’s shoes, the white version on the other hand…Benn will be rolling in Bat Style in his very own pair of limited edition Lake CX 401 shoes from Stage Race Distribution.  Sharing the same heat moldable carbon fiber soles, kangaroo leather uppers, and BOA closure with the standard CX 401, these handsome shoes are available now to US and Canadian consumers.Of course, if you don’t win, the 49 remaining limited edition CX 401s (sizes 42-47) are available from Stage Race at info@stage-race.com for $525–only $26 more than the standard edition–and ship free to the US via FedEx.  Want to see the entire Lake line or fondle the Limited Edition CX 401s yourself?  Swing on by booth 4091 during Interbike this week.Thanks to everyone who entered and especially to Stage Race Distribution for the kicks!  Stay tuned for more gear news, reviews, and contests here at Bikerumor.com!www.stage-race.comwww.lakecycling.comlast_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Bette Midler & Allison Janney to Lead Addams Family Movie’s Voice Cast & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today and this weekend. Bette Midler & Allison Janney to Lead Addams Family Movie’s Voice CastHello, Dolly! Tony winner Bette Midler and Oscar winner Allison Janney are among the newly announced stars who have signed on to voice roles in the upcoming animated Addams Family film, according to Deadline. The movie is scheduled for an October 11, 2019 release. Midler will voice the role of Grandmama with Janney as Margaux Needler. The cast will also include Oscar winner Charlize Theron as Morticia, Broadway alum Nick Kroll as Uncle Fester, Oscar Isaac as Gomez, Chloë Grace Moretz as Wednesday and Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley.Younger Renewed for Sixth Season TV Land’s Younger is getting older, and we couldn’t be happier. On the day the small-screen series begins its fifth season, the beloved show starring two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster has been picked up for a sixth, according to TV Line. In addition to Foster, Younger features Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann and Molly Bernard. Get a look at the season-five trailer below. George Marcy, Original West Side Story Cast Member, Has DiedVeteran Broadway performer George Marcy, whose main-stem credits include the original productions of Damn Yankees and West Side Story, died in May at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marcy’s death was confirmed by publicist Merle Frimark. Marcy was the understudy to Ken LeRoy in the role of Bernardo in the original Broadway production of West Side Story (1957), appearing alongside legendary original star Chita Rivera. “To imagine this world and my life without George is difficult because he was a brother to me and my family,” said Rivera. “He was a handsome, wild, funny, passionate song-and-dance man—and boy could he dance. I’ll miss him desperately but he’ll live on in my world.” Marcy also appeared in the original Broadway productions of Damn Yankees (1955), Carnival! (1961) and Billy (1969), in addition to playing Conrad Birdie in out-of-town productions of Bye Bye Birdie (1967). In 2013, Marcy took his own cabaret show on the road and performed at New York’s famed club Don’t Tell Mama.Actors Fund Affordable Housing Initiative Opens Lottery for NYC ApartmentsThe Actors Fund’s Affordable Housing Initiative has announced a lottery newly open for 435 West 31 Apartments. This affordable housing lottery, for 103 newly constructed, rent-stabilized units, is an opportunity for people in the entertainment community and other households who meet low-to-moderate income requirements. The application deadline for 435 West 31 Apartments is July 3.center_img Bette Midler(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more

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Personal Income Tax strong as revenues remain positive

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Personal Income Tax revenues for last month surged and are running ahead of projections. General Fund revenues collected for the month of December totaled $139.62 million, $8.19 million above the consensus cash flow expectation for the month. The monthly consensus cash flow targets were established by the Emergency Board on July 21, 2017 and reflect the General Fund receipts estimated to be collected each month. December marks the sixth month and the halfway point of fiscal year 2018. Actual December collections exceeded expectations most significantly in the Personal and the Corporate Income Tax categories, by $6.18 million and $3.86 million respectively. All other components of the General Fund were either slightly ahead, or only slightly behind, their monthly targets. At this midpoint in fiscal year 2018, the General Fund is $13.43 million ahead of the con-sensus forecast for the first half of the year. Of note, Personal Income Tax collections have exceeded year to date expectations by $9.85 million.“December’s results put the General Fund deeper into positive territory. It is a development that again underscores the volatility in personal income tax collections that we have experienced this year,” stated Secretary of Administration Susanne Young. “The increase may reflect expedited payments in December that might not have been made until later in the fiscal year due to Vermont taxpayers planning for changes in the tax deductibility of State and Local Taxes in tax year 2018. We look forward to the analysis and recommendation from our state and legislative economists that will be offered at this week’s Emergency Board meeting.”The Transportation Fund collected $22.29 million for the month of December, +$0.86 million ahead of its $21.44 million tar-get. All components of the Transportation Fund were modestly above target for the month, except for the Gasoline Tax which was down slightly by -$0.73 million. Year to date, the Transportation Fund is ahead of its cumulative target by +$2.36 million.The Education Fund collected $14.58 million for the month, -$0.67 million below the consensus target of $15.25 million. Year to date, the Education Fund is ahead of its cumulative target by $0.19 million.The consensus revenue forecast for fiscal year 2018 is currently being reviewed by the state and legislative economists, as is usu-ally done this time of the year. Their recommendation whether to adjust the forecast for the second half of this budget year and for fiscal years 2019 and 2020 will be presented to the Emergency Board on January 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Governor’s Ceremonial Office, State House, 115 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont.last_img read more

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A dirty word

first_imgIn addition to Democrats and Republicans, Americans have the choice to align themselves with a wide variety of established parties. There is a huge list of political parties in the U.S. including everything from the ‘Communist Party of the United States’ to the ‘United States Marijuana Party’.* This is one of the beautiful things about being an American. We have the liberty and freedom to plant our flag and advocate for our beliefs and causes. Of course even with all these options our federal legislature (save two Senators) is comprised wholly of Democrats and Republicans. Some of this is the electorate and some of this are particular state rules and laws that make it difficult for outside parties to get on ballots.We can easily acknowledge and accept the fact that our American brethren can join whatever party they want and believe what they want to believe, so why then, is something as simple as bipartisanship a dirty word among representatives of our two major parties? Why is believing in compromise and working together increasingly a detrimental trait for elected officials? One of the main reasons for this is the system that many of our states use to create political districts. The vast majority of states use a method of drawing Congressional districts that relies heavily on a system that is, by design, heavily political. Of course this has not always been the case and does not always have to be the case in the future.When state legislatures are tasked with drawing Congressional districts it simply opens the door for partisan gerrymandering that works to make districts non-competitive. When districts are gerrymandered to the degree that many are, it is a detriment to the representatives in those districts to reach across party lines to get things done. I, along with many Americans, am appalled at the ineffectiveness of our federal legislature. I also have over forty years in Washington and can remember many years when this was not the case. A time when we could send people to Washington and they could work with their colleagues to represent the interests and make deals and compromises to get things done.We, as the voting public, have the ability to change the system. We don’t have to sit back and wait for the courts to look at these issues. Just as we get out the vote on specific credit union and social issues, we can go to our state legislatures and local elected officials and make redistricting a priority. There are options for redistricting that would help immensely. From geographic methods to creating more bipartisan commissions to draw the district lines, there are ways forward that will not just allow, but force our federal officials to work together and move our country in a positive direction.If we continue with the current approach, each side refusing to compromise and deriding bipartisanship, gridlock will continue. America will suffer! The best chance to realize our country’s true potential, now is the time to demand bipartisanship from our leaders.*Note of interest: The Tea Party, is not a registered political party. It is considered a movement. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Daniel Mica Dan Mica, former head of the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), established The DMA Group as a means to combine a myriad of experience into a one-stop consultancy. Elected in … Web: www.dmagroupdc.com Detailslast_img read more

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Reports: Former Gophers head coach Tracy Claeys named Washington State’s defensive coordinator

first_imgReports: Former Gophers head coach Tracy Claeys named Washington State’s defensive coordinatorClaeys ended his stint as Minnesota’s head coach with a Holiday Bowl win against Washington State, his new team.Elizabeth Brumely, Daily File PhotoHead coach Tracy Claeys watches the Gophers play their last game of the 2015 season against the University of Wisconsin- Madison on Saturday, where the team lost 31-21 at TCF Bank Stadium. Jack WarrickJanuary 9, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintFormer Gophers football head coach Tracy Claeys was hired as Washington State’s defensive coordinator Monday, according to multiple reports.He signed a two-year contract with the Cougars, according to the Star Tribune, after taking a year off coaching in the 2017 season.At the end of the 2016 season, athletics director Mark Coyle fired Claeys following a player boycott. The boycott was in protest to the suspension of 10 Minnesota players for sexual assault allegations. Shortly after Claeys was fired, P.J. Fleck was named the new head coach. Claeys was the defensive coordinator for the Gophers from 2011 to 2015 before becoming the interim head coach during the 2015 season, after former head coach Jerry Kill stepped down due to health problems. Claeys was then named head coach in the 2016 season, where he led the Gophers to a 9-5 record.Claeys’ last game coaching was in the Holiday Bowl in Dec. 2016 against Washington State, where the Gophers won 17-12.Joe Christensen of the Star Tribune was first with the report.last_img read more

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Cheerful tweets may mean a healthier heart

first_imgCBS News:Crowd-sourcing through social media has quickly become one of the most powerful tools for public health. Platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Yelp have been used to track influenza, HIV, food poisoning and other ailments. Now, a new report shows that Twitter can also help predict rates of heart disease on a hyper-local level.According to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Sciences, simply tracking the expression of negative emotions, including anger, stress and fatigue, may produce an accurate picture of which communities are most likely to have high incidences of heart disease.Their snapshot (pictured above right) looks strikingly similar to the analysis of heart disease data by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.A number of previous studies have shown emotions and behavior are closely tied to one’s risk for coronary heart disease. Expressions of happiness and joy have been linked to lower rates of heart attack.Read the whole story: CBS News More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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“Opatija – Imperial City” as a great example of how to tell a story in tourism

first_imgThe story goes something like this… The Lumiere brothers who made films in Opatija, Isadora Duncan who danced inspired by the flickering wind of the Opatija palm trees, Empress Sissy who was officially never in Opatija, but “unofficially” hid in her villas in the company of lovers and many other celebrities from the history of this area “come to life” again in mid-July thanks to the stage and music event “Opatija – Imperial City” which makes the whole city a stage for a fantastic spectacle that gathers thousands of visitors.”During this event, tourists have the opportunity to get acquainted with Opatija’s past, explore the hidden secrets of its history, check why this city has become and remains a favorite destination of world celebrities, but also feel the spirit of the time when Opatija began its rise to the throne of European tourism. The event “Opatija – Imperial City” is held throughout the city center, along the main street, coastal promenade, beautiful parks and impressive villas and on the terraces of hotels and restaurants. ” point out from the Opatija Tourist Board. This award is a great recognition of Opatija as well as an additional incentive for further development of innovations in the projects of the Tourist Board of Opatija, and for Advent in Opatija will use special multimedia effects such as 3D holograms and mapping that will provide a unique experience for all visitors.Quality content, story, rounded tourist product and excellent performance can generate a motive for arrival and a quality tourist story.The Tourist Board of the City of Opatija recently received the award “Simply the Best” in the category of innovative project in tourism for the project “Opatija – Imperial City” which was realized with the use of multimedia. “We are returning to the golden age of Opatija tourism and Opatija is becoming one big stage. The program is held on several stages, with numerous extras, dance groups and animators. In three days Opatija becomes one small Austro-Hungary”Suzi Petričić, director of the Tourist Board of the City of Opatija, points out and adds that the event is visited by thousands of tourists from the entire region. A story that takes us back to the past and through the concept of living history shows, ie revives history as it once was in Opatija during the end of the 19th century.Quality content, story, rounded tourist product and excellent performance can generate a motive for arrival and a quality tourist story. Our biggest tourist advantage is precisely our diversity, which we have to pack nicely and tell a story.Tourism consists of emotions, experiences and stories. Tell stories.last_img read more

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Safe haven for your cash? Germans call on Greece to sell off its islands

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Voice of experience

first_imgThat great survivor Ken Clarke, who turned 70 this month, was on characteristically ebullient form at the Law Society’s summer party at the Tate Modern. And yes, it’s official – like all jazz afficionados, the new justice secretary and erstwhile chancellor really does wear brown suede shoes. Like many people in the late-autumn of their careers, Clarke reflected, he’s a couple of rungs lower on the ladder than he used to be and his bosses were once other people’s office boys. But he’s not letting this get him down – the former barrister QC is more concerned about alienating all the chums he’s made in the law when he gets down to the hairy business of slashing the MoJ’s budget by – if you believe the reports – as much as 40%. We are sure that where he does cut, he’ll do it charmingly – something that one would never have expected of his predecessor Jack Straw. Now is also an opportune moment to make what Obiter promises will be his last allusion to the World Cup. One of Ken Clarke’s proud boasts – who knows, perhaps his proudest – is that he was present at Wembley on that far-off day 44 years ago when a ‘wag’ was a comedian and England were crowned world champions. Clarke, not long down from Cambridge, was seated immediately behind the ‘Russian linesman’ who controversially awarded Geoff Hurst the goal that did or didn’t cross the line (it didn’t, admit it) and turned the match in England’s favour. Clarke claims to have influenced Tofik Bakhramov (who was actually from Azerbaijan) by bellowing ‘goal!’ in the linesman’s right lughole from a distance of not more than a few yards. Ho hum – Frank Lampard and England could have done with Mr Clarke’s powers of projection in Bloemfontein.last_img read more

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New Political Party Launched in Guyana

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – A new political party, promising campaign financing legislation, was launched in Guyana as the country prepares to hold fresh regional and general election on March 2 next year.The Citizenship Initiative (CI), which has also indicated that it has no intention of joining with either the People’s National Congress (PNC), which is part of the ruling coalition administration and the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), said it intends to change the way issues related to politics are addressed in Guyana.“Our key platform has to do with leverage in parliament. Now to answer the question of coalition, let me say very explicitly now: Our message is that this adversarial politics by the two giants continues to be the primary burden for the development of Guyana.“Coalition is not an option…You can’t say that you have goals that you want to attain, you change the status quo and then join the status quo,” said the party’s executive member, Ruel Johnson.Apart from Johnson, who is the government’s cultural advisor, the other founding members are web developer Shaz Ally, the managing director of a private school, Alphonso de Armas, educator Ronda Ann Lam and business executive, Yonnick David.Ally said Guyana has been looking to find its way since it gained independence in 1966 but has instead found itself marred by ethnic divisions, limited opportunities and questionable leadership since independence.He said Guyana has put power in the arms of two major political parties who have been in control for over fifty years while many of the country’s struggles and problems remain.He said the new party is focused on chartering a better course for all of Guyana and its members would be representative of the entire society.Johnson said Citizenship Initiative, whose symbol is a scale balancing two water lilies, will contest the upcoming elections and if successful, would be pushing for constitutional reform as a priority.He said the party is also focused now on naming Presidential and Prime Ministerial candidates and will address that issue as it rolls out its plans and programmes.President David Granger named the election date after Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo was successful in tabling a motion of no confidence in his coalition administration last December.The PPP had been pushing for an early poll, but the head of state said he would have only announced the date when the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM0 had indicated to him that it was prepared to conduct the elections.last_img read more

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Murder trial of Lesotho PM’s wife to start on February 18

first_imgLesotho PM’s wife Maesaiah Thabane faces murder charge Maesaiah Thabane, wife of Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, appears in court charged with murdering his previous wife two days before he took office in 2017, in Maseru, Lesotho, February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Marafeale MohloboliThe wife of Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, Maesaiah, is set to go on trial on February 18 after she was charged with the murder of the Prime Minister’s former wife, Lipolelo, a magistrate said on Wednesday.The killing occurred two days before the Prime Minister’s inauguration for a second term, and two years after a court ruled that the deceased, Lipolelo, was the lawful first lady and entitled to benefits.Maesaiah was also charged for the attempted murder of Thato Sibolla, a friend of Lipolelo who was wounded at the scene.Maesaiah arrived in court amidst heavy security and faced the magistrate before being taken into custody, according to an account by a Reuters reporter. The Prime Minister did not attend the hearing.Maesaiah was subsequently released on a 1,000 maloti ($67) bail.According to the charge sheet, Maesaiah “did unlawfully and with intent to kill fire a gunshot at one Thabane Lipolelo and inflicted on her gunshot wounds”.A warrant of arrest was issued against Maesaiah on January 10 after she did not present herself for questioning in connection with the murder and fled to neighbouring South Africa. She returned to the country on Tuesday afternoon and surrendered to the police in the capital Maseru.Thabane and Maesaiah got married two months after Lipolelo was shot dead by an unknown assailant near her home in Maseru two days before he was due to be sworn in. Thabane and Lipolelo were in the middle of a bitter divorce and her killing was suspected to be a political assassination.Thabane also announced last month that he planned to step down after senior members of the ruling party accused him of frustrating investigations into the murder. He, however, did not specify when he would resign.Two weeks ago police questioned Thabane over the alleged use of his mobile phone to communicate with whoever was at the scene of the killing.Related Oscar Pistorius Murder Trialcenter_img Dewani Trial: British Businessman Denies Plot to Murder Wife Annlast_img read more