Nicki Bluhm Joins Phil Lesh & Friends For Powerful ‘Ohio’ Cover On Kent State Shooting Anniversary

first_imgA full audio recording of last night’s performance, including “Ohio” (1:34:00) and more, can be streamed here. The full show setlist can be seen below:Edit this setlist | More Phil Lesh & Friends setlists Last night, Grateful Dead bass legend Phil Lesh hosted a Phil Lesh & Friends performance at Terrapin Crossroads. Not only was the show free (!), but the band welcomed vocalist Nicki Bluhm to add some sensational vocals to the concert.The full band included Grahame Lesh, Scott Law, Ross James, Jason Crosby, and Alex Koford – seasoned veterans of the San Rafael, CA venue owned and operated by Lesh. The group started off with a “Help On The Way > Slipknot!” that found its way into “Shakedown Street.” The show included a cover of Crosby Stills Nash & Young’s “Ohio,” a song written in honor of the shootings at Kent State University. Yesterday was the 46th anniversary of that tragic day in American history.The majority of the show also featured Nicki Bluhm, who joined in for “Desperado” and lent her hand on songs like “The Music Never Stopped,” Scott Law’s “Leave the Leavin’ Up To You,” “Eyes Of The World,” “Ohio,” and the encore “U.S. Blues.” Watch “Desperado” and “The Music Never Stopped,” thanks to nowiknowuryder, below:last_img read more

Alaska plans screening changes after ‘3REICH’ license plate

first_imgJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska agency plans to update its electronic screening system after issuing personalized license plates reading “FUHRER” and “3REICH” and later recalling them because of complaints. A review by the state Department of Administration say the same person owned both plates at different times. The report states the “FUHRER” plate was issued over a decade ago and recalled in October 2020. The report says the “3REICH” plate was applied for in October, and that term wasn’t in an electronic system that screens and potentially flags requests. The state says those terms are being added to the electronic screening list, which would be reviewed and updated.last_img read more

A Drag Icon as Peter Pan! A Tony Winner as Captain Hook! Peter Pan Goes Live for NBC SCTV

first_imgWhile NBC (and P!nk?!) prep for the just-announced Peter Pan Live!, maybe they should check out this vintage parody of the 1954 tuner for some inspiration. In this sketch from legendary comedy show SCTV, the late great John Candy portrays the boy who won’t grow up as played by iconic drag queen Divine (Hairspray). Candy makes for a superb doppelganger and his attempts to “fly” around the set are hilarious. Tony winner Martin Short joins Candy as TV director and Broadway vet David Steinberg playing Captain Hook. And the best part of this relic? They sing songs from the actual score like “I’m Flying” and “I Won’t Grow Up.” Seriously, if NBC wants to consider a drag queen for the role—we know just the gal! View Commentslast_img read more

Clinton Throws Weight Behind Caribbean Security Plan

first_imgBy Dialogo June 14, 2010 US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton threw her weight behind a plan with Caribbean countries to fight drug traffickers and other transnational criminal gangs in the region. Launched May 27 in Washington, the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) is designed to complement the larger Merida Initiative for Mexico, Central American countries, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. “We all know well that addressing transnational security challenges in the 21st century requires a comprehensive approach,” Clinton told Caribbean leaders as they celebrated the plan’s launch in Bridgetown, Barbados. “For all of us, the safety of our people must be our highest priority. That’s why today we are committing ourselves to CBSI,” the chief US diplomat told the gathering at a beachfront hotel. “We’ve worked with Congress to identify over 45 million dollars in funding for this effort this year. And we’ve asked for 79 million dollars in next year’s budget,” she said, according to remarks distributed by aides. “CBSI means working together not only to strengthen national security forces and anti-trafficking efforts, but also focusing on broader citizen safety partnerships and social inclusion,” she said. The initiative was launched late last month as the Jamaican security forces waged a deadly assault on a lawless slum in the capital Kingston in an elusive bid to capture an alleged drug kingpin, Christopher “Dudus” Coke. The violence has subsided but Coke remains at large. The State Department said the CBSI is designed to mitigate the “spillover” occurring when drug traffickers and other criminals flee effective crackdowns in Mexico, Guatemala and elsewhere in the region. In her speech Clinton said lessons learned in Colombia, which she visited on Wednesday, as well as in Mexico and Central America are being applied to the Caribbean region. “We’re working to curtail the flow of guns and illicit funds to the region and to reduce demands for drugs,” she said. Under the initiative, the United States and Caribbean countries will also invest in education and in the workforce “so that young people will have alternatives to crime,” Clinton said. Clinton also touched on the challenges of climate change and energy security facing the Caribbean nations which are island nations that lack oil resources. The meeting in Bridgetown was attended by leaders from the 15 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries — including prime ministers, deputy prime ministers and foreign ministers — as well as the Dominican Republic. CARICOM members are Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.last_img read more

Competitive conditions mandate credit unions increase focus on checking

first_imgIn our work with credit unions across the United States, we experience a variety of perspectives about checking. For most, it is part of doing business, but not necessarily a concerted point of focus. Who could argue, as the credit union industry has shown steady annual growth in checking accounts almost 6% since Bank Transfer Day in 2011. However, recent trends suggest some slowing of growth. And as “quiet” as the market for checking appears to be, there are massive shifts afoot that should be examined.To begin with, the dominance of the large banks is insatiable. According to Novantas, in 2017, 45% of all new accounts were opened at Bank of America, Chase and Wells Fargo. Why is that? Because all offer superb digital experiences, provide overall convenience and are continuously in the market with acquisition offers up to $600. While none of the big three offer “truly free” checking, most have qualifiers as low as a $250 direct deposit, so the value exchange with their customer base is strong. All focus on checking, and the results speak for themselves.There are also new elements of competition. “Challenger banks” such as Chime, a U.S.-based digital bank, are now well established. They compete with No Fee Checking, Account Protection (No ODs), and an “Uber-like” digital experience. Chime has opened two million fee-free online checking accounts and is adding more customers each month than Wells Fargo or Citibank (over 250,000). Some may recall the December fiasco of Robinhood, where a new cash management account (aka checking) was offered for sign-up, but then discontinued. Similar to its brokerage services, it featured no fees, along with premium interest and a strong digital experience. The account was eventually rescinded, but had over 850,000 people on the wait list within a month. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

New Visions Law and Government students prepare for International Fair

first_img“My project is WHO, the world health organization, so we are informing the members that come to the international fair about what the world health organization does, what they do to help citizens around the world have safer lives, things like that, ” Said Chenango Valley Senior Katerina Retzlaff. Friday morning at Maine-Endwell High School, the students were polishing their presentations. The students will represent foreign countries and were asked to make info pamphlets about their delegation. “I will be representing the Russian Federation,” she added The students chose international organizations that interested them and prepared a poster board of information to be shared. ENDWELL (WBNG) — Students in Broome-Tioga BOCES New Visions Law and Government academy are hard at work preparing presentations for the international fair. Students will be there from 9 to 11:30 a.m. After their presentations, the ACA will have an immigration lawyer give a presentation on how to become an american citizen. The International Fair takes place at the American Civic Association in Binghamton on Jan. 28. The represented countries were based on the local diverse population that immigrated to Broome county. All majority populations will be represented at the International Fair.last_img read more

Singapore Charts Offshore Wind Path

first_imgSingapore has identified offshore wind as one of the longer-term targets in the recently published Marine & Offshore Engineering Industry Transformation Map.The global offshore wind market is projected to exceed USD 130 billion by 2023 and there is an opportunity for Singapore’s oil and gas companies, hit by a prolonged downturn, to venture into this new area, according to Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran.The government plans to help the companies interested in diversifying into new industries such as the offshore wind by connecting them with stakeholders and resources, and supporting business partnerships with companies in overseas markets.One of the examples of previous projects was the collaboration between the government agency IE Singapore and the local company NauticAWT which, with IE Singapore’s assistance, completed its first offshore wind project in China, and is now exploring similar business opportunities in other parts of Asia, Iswaran said.Singapore-based oil and gas companies are already looking into ways to enter the offshore wind market, with the latest example being the offshore vessel operator Pacific Radiance.last_img read more

Cancer survivors encourage men to get screened early

first_img 43 Views   one comment Share Tweet LocalNews Cancer survivors encourage men to get screened early by: – October 11, 2011 Patrick Henderson Members of the Dominica Cancer Society, three of whom are cancer survivors, are encouraging men to get screened early in an effort to avoid dying from prostate cancer.The month of October is being observed in Dominica as Cancer Awareness Month and this year the Dominica Cancer Society is placing emphasis on prostate cancer as statistics indicate an increased number of deaths from the disease.A founding member of the Men’s Support Group and a cancer survivor Patrick Henderson explained that he was spurred by the death of his brother to get himself checked and while the biggest fear for men is the rectal examination it can save them from aggravation and pain in the long run.“We have a duty as cancer survivors to keep encouraging our men to get tested. It does not take much, it could save you a lot of aggravation in the long run; the earlier that you can catch it, the better for you; don’t be scared of the rectal examination. This is the biggest fear I think of our men now the rectal examination, most men you talk to have difficulty with it, it takes less than a minute and it is a little uncomfortable but it’s nothing to be concerned about,” he said.According to Henderson, he is focused on a healthy diet and lifestyle as well as informing is friends and other men about the disease.“I have focused a lot on healthy living, healthy lifestyle enjoying life to the fullest, not giving up on my sports and also trying to talk to friends and men that I meet about getting checked. I remember going to a game in Riviere Cyrique and meeting some former basket ballers and I had not seen them in a while and we were chatting and I said you know I had surgery for prostate cancer and they said boy, and I said you must get yourself checked. They said boy I don’t want anybody to put their hand in my behind you know,” he said.Mr Henderson further appealed to men who are cancer survivors to join the Men’s Support Group and help them overcome the challenge of prostate cancer.“I also ask that our men out there who are cancer survivors that they join the cancer society and that they join the men’s group because we’ve been trying to get men to come forward and do something about prostate cancer but it seems to be a big challenge.”Henderson also admonished all men “to come forward, get tested, get more information about prostate cancer; visit your doctor, talk to your doctor and get the rectal examination done, get the p.s.a checked and do whatever it takes to ensure that you are on top of your prostate health.”Meantime, another founding member of the Men’s Support Group as well as a cancer survivor Neville Graham he is testimony to the fact that early detection can save lives.He also encourages all men to get screened and be more concerned about their health.“I can testify to the fact that early detection does save lives because I am here today as a cancer survivor because of early detection. Generally men are careless with their health and I say to my friends that life normally hands you a number of choices right, you can be a macho man and die at forty, fifty or you could be a real man and live your three score and ten and more,” he said.The Cancer support group meets every Thursday at the Princess Margaret Hospital to offer support to cancer patients who are receiving treatment as often many of them do not have family members to remain with them at the hospital during treatment. Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Brits look to Caribbean for pension property

first_img Share Share 38 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Brits look to Caribbean for pension property by: – January 3, 2012 Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Photo credit: blogs.telegraph.co.ukLONDON, England — A surge in interest has been reported for Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) approved property in the Caribbean from disgruntled Brits unhappy with their pensions.It’s not hard to see why the Caribbean is becoming a real draw not just for investors looking further afield for growth potential beyond European borders but also a relatively safe haven for their cash.There are some fantastic deals available on Caribbean property, which allow even those on average incomes to invest in property in prime locations on the Caribbean islands. It is even possible to use a SIPP to fund the entire purchase and benefit from guaranteed rental.Developers of 5-star resorts on Islands such as St Vincent are reporting occupancy levels of between 80 and 90% in 2011, with 40% occupancy already secured for 2012. This compares to this time last year where no advance bookings had been made.This spectacular improvement is largely down to endorsements from sporting celebrities and the opening up of resort holiday agencies in the US. Buccament Bay on St Vincent has also just been awarded PADI 5-Star status by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors adding to its appeal for holiday makers.The Caribbean has also been one of the world’s major recipients of foreign direct investment, alongside this the recently announced $45m airport terminal in Antigua will bring jobs growth and tourists in even greater numbers. To cater for the expected increase in tourism, the Caribbean is undergoing a period of major modernisation of infrastructure to cope with the developing needs of an economy that has boomed despite the slowdown being experienced in the US and Europe.Jon Ainge Director of International Property Success commented, “I believe Caribbean property offers investors an unprecedented opportunity to benefit not only from great mortgage deals, but also another place to invest hard earned cash sitting in a pension and earning very little. In the current climate the Caribbean offers far more than sun, sea and sand to those seeking to get away from it all — and that includes the gloom in Europe at the moment.” Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more