Video: Victory Lane — Kasey Kahne

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Jack White Releases New Video Of Song He Wrote For Danger Mouse & Daniel Luppi [Watch]

first_imgWhen super producer Danger Mouse and composer Daniel Luppi came to Jack White to write lyrics for a project they were working on, White acquiesced. With the songs not being his own, he had a difficult time grasping the concept. It was the first time in his career that he would actually write something for another artist. So, what did he do? He “quit” his job and began driving around Nashville with a handheld recorder, listening to the instrumental versions of songs and just singing anything that came into his head.As he drove around, one particular arrangement came together, which went on to become the song the “The Rose With the Broken Neck.” In April of 2015 at the Pink Garter Theatre in Jackson, WY, during his Acoustic Tour, White performed the song. Video of that performance has been released, which features White, Lillie Mae (mandolin), Fats Kaplin (fiddle), and Dominic Davis (upright bass) playing a beautiful and haunting version of the track. Take a listen below.Purchase Jack White Acoustic Recordings: 1998 – 2016 here.last_img read more

Lotus Releases First New Studio Album Since 2016, ‘Frames Per Second’, Announces New Tour Dates [Listen]

first_imgUPDATE: Additional information about Frames Per Second video components and accompanying tour dates has been added.If you’ve been paying attention to the social media channels of jamtronica favorites Lotus over the last week, you’ve probably noticed they’ve been gearing up for something big. Each day since Wednesday, November 28th, the band has posted an image of a colorful numeral, beginning at “7” and counting down toward “0” with each successive day. Today, Wednesday, December 5th, is the day to which the countdown has been pointing, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is sure to get fans excited: Lotus has released a brand new album—Frames Per Second, their first studio release since 2016’s Eat the Light—and a 2019 tour to go along with it.INTERVIEW: Mike Rempel Talks Lotus’ New Album & Evolution, Side Projects, Disc Jam, & MoreFrames Per Second is a sprawling, 19-track release comprised of a mix of never-before-heard material and songs the band has been introducing and road-testing since the release of Eat The Light (like “Cold Facts”, “Bug Love”, “Faceblind”, “Cosmosis”, “Forgotten Name”, “Gifford’s Airship”, “Jiggle”, “Pachyderm”, and “And yet They Fight”).“Frames Per Second is a different project than we’ve ever made before,” shares bassist/composer Jesse Miller in a press release. “I hesitate to even call it an album. I see it more as a documentary of our current composing and playing. The guiding theme was the idea that we would record live in the studio with cameras filming. But, since it is not a concert with an audience, big sound system and flashing lights, the energy is very different. It is more intimate and introspective. We set up in a big circle with the primary camera in the center of the room, putting the viewer or listener directly in the middle of the band.”Adds keyboardist/composer Luke Miller, We recorded Frames Per Second live in the studio so we could capture the interplay between the members of Lotus. We’ve been performing together for many years, so there is a telepathy that happens when playing live. We left room for unscripted improvisation in the compositions, and recorded fast, in just four days, so we had to rely on listening to each other and reacting in real time. Documenting the album on video was a way to give listeners an up-close perspective of that process. For an instrumental album, seeing where the sounds come from and the physicality of actually manipulating the strings, keys, and sticks can be very insightful and add a layer of depth and enjoyment. And in a time where many things get digitized to death, musicians playing live in the studio can be a humanizing remedy.”You can listen to the new Lotus album below:Lotus – Frames Per Second – Full AlbumIn addition to the album itself, Lotus is releasing a studio documentary chronicling the recording of Frames Per Second at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia. The documentary aims to “showcase Lotus in a pure, raw form performing live in the studio. You can watch a teaser video for Lotus’ Frames Per Second documentary below:Lotus – Frames Per Second – Studio Documentary Teaser[Video: Lotus]Lotus – Frames Per Second – Tracklisting1. Cold Facts2. Gasoline3. Bug Love4. MacGuffin5. Aquamarine6. Stranger Danger7. Cosmosis8. Faceblind9. Forgotten Name10. Fortune Favors11. Giffard’s Airship12. December Sun13. Cloak & Dagger14. Celluloid Swagger15. Gunk16. Jiggle17. Pachyderm18. Milk & Honey19. And yet They FightView Full TracklistingFinally, Lotus’ big news day is rounded out by the announcement of a new crop of 2019 tour dates in support of the new LP. The newly announced dates include a pair of shows in Philadelphia in January (1/25, 1/26) as well as multi-night stops in Buffalo, NY (2/8, 2/9) and Pittsburgh, PA (2/15, 2/16) in February. Lotus will pick back up in the spring with a three-night stand in Brooklyn, NY (4/4, 4/5, 4/6); a two-night stint in Washington, D.C. (4/19, 4/20); and a two-night Colorado run including a show at Denver’s Summit (4/26) and a tour-closing blowout at Red Rocks with Ghostland Observatory (4/27).Fan club tickets for Lotus’ newly announced tour dates are available now, and general on-sale begins on Friday, December 7th or Saturday, December 8th depending on the show. For full ticketing information, head here. Lotus Upcoming Tour DatesNewly announced dates bolded12/12-16/2018 – Puerto Morelos, Mexico | Holidaze 201812/28/2018 – Detroit, MI | The Majestic Theatre*12/29/2018 – Grand Rapids, MI | The Intersection*12/30/2018 – Chicago, IL | Park West*12/31/2018 – Chicago, IL | Park West*1/25/2019 – Philadelphia, PA | Union Transfer1/26/2019 – Philadelphia, PA | Union Transfer2/8/2019 – Buffalo, NY | Town Ballroom2/9/2019 – Buffalo, NY | Town Ballroom2/15/2019 – Pittsburgh, PA | Mr. Smalls Theatre2/16/2019 – Pittsburgh, PA | Mr. Smalls Theatre4/4/2019 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl4/5/2019 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl4/6/2019 – Brooklyn, NY | Brooklyn Bowl4/19/2019 – Washington, DC | 9:30 Club4/20/2019 – Washington, DC | 9:30 Club4/26/2019 – Denver, CO | Summit4/27/2019 – Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre^*with special guests El Ten Eleven^with special guests Ghostland ObservatoryView Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

Southern Avenue To Join Tedeschi Trucks Band On Texas Tour

first_imgSouthern Avenue will be joining Tedeschi Trucks Band on the Texas portion of their upcoming SIGNS tour, hitting Houston, Dallas, Tulsa, and San Antonio in mid-November.Tedeschi Trucks Band is currently on a European tour and will return to the U.S. next month for a west coast run before heading back out to Japan. In late-June, TTB will embark on their annual Wheels of Soul tour with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope. Then, the 12-piece will return to New York City for another annual tradition at the Beacon Theatre before meeting Southern Avenue in Texas for the run. Head here for a full list of TTB’s upcoming tour dates.Southern Avenue–the Memphis soul, blues, and jam band that is turning the scene on its head–has a big year of touring ahead of them, highlighted by multiple performances in New Orleans during Jazz Fest, festival appearances at Beale Street Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, Electric Forest, Peach Music Festival, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Bourbon and Beyond, and the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, and more. They also have a brand new album, KEEP ON, due out on May 10th via Concord Records, which you can pre-order here. Head to the band’s website for more information. Tedeschi Trucks Band with Southern Avenue Tour Dates:11/06/19 Hobby Center for the Performing ArtsHouston, TX Majestic TheatreDallas, TX Brady TheaterTulsa, OK Tobin Center for the Performing ArtsSan Antonio, TX Tour Dateslast_img read more

Hidden opportunities to improve branch efficiency

first_imgOperational efficiency is the result of one or more of the three following factors:Employees who know what they are doing and are motivated to do it.Processes and procedures that make operations more efficient, or at least do not slow things down.Technology that improves rather than hinders productivity.Each factor carries the opportunity to benefit or disrupt productivity. When all three factors are working together in a constructive way, then significant gains in operational efficiency are possible. Conversely, factors exerting a negative influence can cancel benefits from other factors. When multiple negative factors are in effect it can harm institutional productivity.It is important to look at process improvement initiatives holistically. For example, over the last 15 years branch capture of what were traditionally proof items has become the norm, and proof departments are virtually extinct. Branch capture represents an increase in overhead from the branch’s perspective, but from an institutional perspective it is a significant gain in productivity. Many financial institutions have implemented other technology-based opportunities such as: currency automation, in-lobby self-service kiosks, scheduling software, document imaging, etc.What are often over-looked are smaller tasks that make up a significant slice of the day-to-day requirements of running a branch operation. These include:Daily, weekly or monthly account reconciliationsInventory of controlled itemsStatus updates (e.g. monthly problem loan updates)Forms or data entry for items outside of core teller, platform and lending applicationsMonthly audit certificationsCapturing data for operational business analyticsThese functions are obviously being handled one way or another, because they are a required part of the operation. However, it is often a collection of spreadsheets, email templates, paper processes and so on. The results are frequently not available outside the branch, or require additional overhead in the back office to get the information into a form that can be reported or analyzed. Employees must learn multiple processes and use multiple tools to accomplish the tasks. In many cases tasks such as these simply are being done “the way they have always been done” because individually none are quite worth the time and effort of a process improvement effort.What if all the processes not serviced by core applications could be automated together using one application that could not only automate, but schedule and track, the processes? Employee time devoted to overhead tasks would be reduced. Tasks would be done on time with greater accuracy and if not, someone notified. Training time for new employees would be reduced because many tasks would be handled in a similar fashion. Performance for accomplishing these tasks could be measured. Back office reporting or tracking overhead would be reduced because all the data would automatically be centrally stored and available.In other words, a material improvement in branch efficiency and overall institutional productivity could be achieved. The hard part is to do this without spending more in time, effort and cost than the improvement is worth. However, in an era where interest margins are squeezed and regulatory costs are increasing, it can be beneficial to reevaluate the everyday aspects of the operation.If you are interested in a free consultation to explore the possibilities, please contact us. 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,David Basri Mr. Basri has been designing and implementing software and process improvement for financial institutions for over 35 years. He has worked with, and gained experience from, over 500 institutions both … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Addy Theater is welcome

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThank you, Proctors, for the new Addy Theatre on the third floor. It’s great to see that all the major 2017 Oscar contenders will be shown there. Finally, we have a theater in Schenectady showing movies of high quality and the price is right. I’m looking forward to many hours of enjoyable viewing at Proctors’ new space.Elizabeth VolpicelliSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Troopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to onlineMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musiclast_img

Hector Bellerin savages Tony Pulis and sends class message to former Arsenal teammate Serge Gnabry

first_imgHector Bellerin savages Tony Pulis and sends class message to former Arsenal teammate Serge Gnabry Advertisement Comment Hector Bellerin and Serge Gnabry were teammates together at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Hector Bellerin has mocked former West Brom manager Tony Pulis and lavished praise on Bayern Munich’s newly crowned player of the season, Serge Gnabry.After a nomadic career, punctuated by loan spells and injury, Gnabry enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at the Allianz Arena playing a pivotal role in helping Bayern secure the Bundesliga title.The 23-year-old scored 15 goals in all competitions and has also established himself as a key player in Joachim Low’s Germany national team.Despite a hugely encouraging start to his Arsenal career, Gnabry, who was handed his Premier League debut as a teenager by Arsene Wenger, failed to regain the trust of his manager following a cruciate knee ligament injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Serge Gnabry played a key role in Bayern Munich winning the German league and cup double last season (Picture: Getty)He was subsequently farmed out to the Baggies, where he made just three appearances in all competitions during an unhappy loan spell during which Pulis claimed he ‘was not at the required level’.‘Serge has come here to play games but he just hasn’t been for me, at the moment, at that level to play the games,’ said the Welshman, recently sacked by Middlesbrough.‘He’s come from academy football and not played much league football. Does academy football really prepare players for league football? And we’re talking about Premier League football here.‘As a manager you pick a team that’s going to win a game of football. You pick your best team, you don’t leave people out because you don’t like them, because of this, that and the other.’Not good enough to play for West Brom though🙄🙄 Congrats my bro I always knew you were the best 🌟@SergeGnabry— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) June 22, 2019center_img Gnabry has since made a mockery of those comments having rebuilt his reputation at Werder Bremen and Hoffenheim, before gaining his big break at Bayern.‘Not good enough to play for West Brom tho,’ Bellerin sarcastically on Twitter. ‘Congrats my bro I always knew you were the best.’The Spaniard, himself, has is recovering from a long-term knee injury and his hopeful of returning to competitive action in late September, although he has recently been linked with a move to Atletico Madrid. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 22 Jun 2019 9:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.9kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Dutch asset managers positive about government investment fund

first_imgWouter Bos, Invest-NLHe said the fund’s aim was to quadruple the amount of risk-baring capital for the energy transition within five years.In an earlier interview with a local newswire, he said other investors, including pension funds, were welcome to join, “as we will never finance more than 50% of the entire investment”.Bos added that investments with large risks required much more market expertise.A spokesman for Invest-NL told IPE the fund hadn’t yet committed assets to concrete projects.Past experience has shown that it is difficult for the government to direct institutional asset flows.The National Mortgage Institution (NHI) – launched in 2013 – ceased within a couple of years, following objections by the European Commission citing illegal government support.Meanwhile, Dutch pension funds had invested dozens of billions or euros in local mortgage funds in the wake of low returns on government bonds.The Dutch Investment Institution (NLII), established by pension funds and other institutional investors in 2015, also ceased operating because of a lack of investable projects.Bos said Invest-NL differed from previous initiatives by focusing on the long term. PGGM, the €238bn asset manager for healthcare pension fund PFZW, suggested that Invest-NL could create investment opportunities for institutional investors in primary infrastructure, where private capital can contribute to expensive transitions.The investment fund could also play an important role during periods of financial stress by providing liquidity, it said.The vehicle for impact investment – with the Dutch state as single shareholder – is to provide financing to fast-growing innovative companies involved in industrial technologies.It will also focus on energy transition, in particular on electrification, a circular economy, agrifood and buildings.Invest-NL will be run by a 40-strong team led by Wouter Bos, a former Dutch finance minister, who has also been a manager at energy giant Shell, as well as a partner at KPMG. The asset managers for the largest Dutch pension funds are supporting the government’s €1.7bn investment fund Invest-NL, which was launched last week.APG, the €534bn asset manager for civil service scheme ABP, said Invest-NL could help transform projects from drawing board ideas into investable propositions for institutional investors.This could be achieved through carrying financial risks market players are not willing to take.It added that the investment vehicle could also bring public and private stakeholders together.last_img read more

Bosso challenges Obasi to provide evidence on bribery allegation

first_img “I’ve kept it close to my chest since 2014 because you’d have unnecessary enemies when you talk.” In his reaction, Ladan Bosso, who is the President of the Coaches Union in Nigeria revealed to that he had spoken with the Obasi to avoid making baseless accusations, warning that whoever makes such claims without evidence in future should be ready for a legal tussle. It will be recalled that Obasi was at the 2003 U17 FIFA World Cup in Finland under the leadership of Austin Eguavoen who was assisted by Ladan Bosso. read also:Bribery allegations: Ex-Super Eagles coach blasts Obasi, Taye As at the time of this report, Obasi is yet to mention the names of the officials that requested a bribe, but the late Stephen Keshi was being assisted by ex-internationals, Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Formerly known as Ogbuke, the former Super Eagles winger claimed in a recent interview that he was asked to give a bribe if he wanted to make the Nigeria squad to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “Two days before the list came out, I was asked to pay some money if I want to be in the team,” Obasi disclosed during an Instagram live chat. “I said I’m not comfortable doing that. They said I should know the system, and I should act like I’m a Nigerian. I said it’s not about being a Nigerian but doing the right thing.Advertisement Former Flying Eagles coach, Issa Ladan Bosso, has challenged ex-Super Eagles player Chinedu Obasi, to name the official who demanded bribe from him instead of giving baseless allegations. Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney Characters8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarianlast_img read more

Margaret Mary LaFollette

first_imgMargaret LaFollette, 85, of Manchester passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Shady Nook Care Center.  Margaret was born Thursday, January 31, 1935 in Batesville, Indiana, the daughter of the late Alfred and Loretta (Marticke) Kappes.  Margaret was a member of Community United Methodist Church.  She retired from Dearborn County Hospital accounts payable department.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, IU basketball, reading her Bible, walk to Emmaus and spending time with family.Margaret is survived by son Dale (Melissa) LaFollette of Aurora; son in-law Randy Poer of North Vernon; grandchildren: Jason (Tara) LaFollette, Douglas (Taylor Morrow) Yeary, and Kaitlin (Nathaniel Galliher) Yeary.  She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Connie Poer.A service celebrating her life will be held 11 AM Saturday, February 8 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Pastor LaJo Dunbar officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember her 9 – 11 AM Saturday also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Margaret to Community United Methodist Church or Southeastern Hospice Center.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main Street, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141.  You may go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more