Earlier this summer, two worlds collided when Phish frontman Trey Anastasio sat in with funk quartet Vulfpeck. In celebration of the double bill, which saw Vulfpeck open for Trey Anastasio Band at Colorado’s favorited Red Rocks Amphitheatre, many fans who could not make it chose to watch the show from the comfort of their home. With so many hybrid fans connected to the Internet at the same time, one musical fan by the name of Brian Murray decided to use the opportunity to premiere a new project that he’s been working on ever since the concert’s announcement in November of 2016.The result? The “Vulfmon’s Brother,” a five-piece band born from a shared love of both Phish and Vulfpeck. While the project featuring Brian Murray on guitar, organ, and vocals; Ben Pinnola on keys, sax, and vocals; Andrew Pomerantz on bass; Khalil Young on drums; and Logan Whaley on guitar and vocals was inspired by Trey Anastasio Band’s Red Rocks performance on Wednesday, the group has been in the works for a while.“I’m from Theo’s hometown of Manhasset and as soon as I heard the announcement of tonight’s show, decided to get a band together and make this happen. I’m still a senior at Manhasset High School and the others are all graduates of Five Towns College in NYC,” Murray told Live For Live Music. The relatively young guitarist will be headed to Berklee College of Music next year, where he plans on “doing this full throttle,” but has not lost sight of what got him into music in the first place. He noted, “Trey is a major reason that my life is 100% geared towards being a musician. Saw Phish for the first time at Jones Beach, 2013 when I was 13 years old and my life was changed forever.”The group has recently released a video mashing up a number of Phish and Vulfpeck tunes that shows off their musical chops. In their nearly eight-minute performance, the group merges together “Dean Town,” “Wolfman’s Brother,” “Outro,” “Run Like an Antelope,” “Conscious Club,” “Tweezer,” “Cory Wong,” “Harry Hood,” “It Gets Funkier,” and a whole lot more along with subtle teases from across both band’s catalogs.As for Murray and the rest of the crew, we hope to see a lot more of them in the future. Khalil, Ben, Logan, and Andrew are all also in a group called Geotribe, which you can check out here, while Andrew and Logan are in a group called Zestrove, which you can check out here. You can check out “Vulfmon’s Brother” below.Tracklisting: Dean Town > Wolfman’s Brother > Outro > Wolfman’s Brother > Outro > Run Like an Antelope > Conscious Club > Jam (Tweezer, Cory Wong) > Harry Hood > It Gets Funkier/Wolfman’s > Jam (Tweezer, Cory Wong) > Dean Town
Soulive kicked off their first of two nights at the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA–just outside of Philadelphia–last night, marking their first shows of 2018. Following last week’s release of their highly-anticipated Cinematics, Vol. 1–their first collection of new music in six years–the anticipation for this weekend’s shows were palpable. Unfortunately, crazy weather took over the northeast last night that caused delays and/or cancellations in the travels of many. To make up for those who had to miss last night’s show, which featured legendary guitarist John Scofield, the band added a third show to their run. All ticketholders who missed last night’s show will be granted access to this afternoon’s matinee. With doors opening at 12:30pm, the music is slated to start around 1pm. Tickets will be available at the door.The band, comprised of guitarist Eric Krasno, keyboardist/organist Neal Evans, and drummer Alan Evans, has long been a highly sought-after act for more nearly two decades. In recent years, however, the band has played less and less dates, predominantly restricting their U.S. performance schedule to their semi-annual Brooklyn Bowl residency (known as “Bowlive“) and a handful of festival dates.In the meantime, the group’s prolific individual members have kept busy with a variety of other projects. Neal continues to tour the world with Lettuce and Alan has helped spawn new groups like Matador! Soul Sounds (featuring members of The New Mastersounds, Pimps of Joytime, Orgone, and more). Eric has maintained his usual jack-of-all-trades work schedule, leading his own Eric Krasno Band, continuing to play select dates with Lettuce, and helping lead collaborative projects with everyone from Phil Lesh to John Scofield to members of The Meters, producing albums from groups like The Marcus King Band and The Motet, and lending his songwriting abilities to GRAMMY-nominated records from Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Tedeschi Trucks Band.The Ardmore Music Hall shows mark a rare hard-ticket, non-Bowlive run for the band, who look to be once again ramping up their performance schedule for the coming year. If you missed last night, make sure not to miss today’s show. Tonight, Soulive will once again take the stage with DJ Williams’ Shots Fired, featuring members of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Greyboy Allstars, Rubblebucket, Slightly Stoopid, and The Roots.
Jean Kagabo, youth director for the Rwandan Midwest community, represented the Rwandese of South Bend on the panel. Sports have the powerful ability to improve the world by acting as a platform to bring people together, one Iraqi refugee said at a Playing for Peace discussion Wednesday night. “It celebrates the transcendent power of the sport at its most natural level,” he said. “War and conflict are all about a breakdown of human relationships, respect and communication. On the contrary, sport celebrates and strengthens all these things.” Despite his persistence, Jbara and his family were soon forced to leave Iraq. With help from the United States government, they came to South Bend. “I wanted to become a doctor to help my people stop their suffering and relieve some of their pain,” he said. “If our group can do something to help a few people go to college, then another group from California will want to duplicate what we’ve done,” he said. “We want to be an inspiration to other people through forming groups of our people.” Jbara, a soccer player since high school, grew up in Iraq in the midst of war between Iraq and Iran, and held dreams of becoming a doctor. Jbara graduated from medical school in the top-five of his class and was offered a position at the biggest hospital in Iraq. Following the discussion, Dugan introduced the documentary “Pelada,” produced by former Notre Dame soccer player Luke Boughen and his girlfriend Gwendolyn Oxenham, a former Duke University soccer player. The Playing for Peace initiative continues this weekend with an international soccer tournament and on-campus youth clinic on Saturday. The 7-vs.-7 tournament has teams of many nationalities participating, including South Bend residents from Iraq, Jordan, Rwanda and Egypt. The goal is for other groups across the country to see the effort Rwandans in the Midwest are putting forth, Kagabo said, and for them to do the same. Rwanda and Iraq both have strong soccer teams, Mayne-Nicholls said. He said that South Sudan, the inspiration for the Playing for Peace initiative, is currently attempting to become part of the international soccer community. Iraqi refugee Manar Jbara was part of an international panel that spoke at the “Playing for Peace: Dinner, Discussion and Documentary” event, held in honor of the upcoming Playing for Peace soccer tournament. Kagabo said he recently learned of the great number of Rwandans who live in the United States and realized they need to collaborate to help their friends and relatives overseas. That message relates directly back to the idea behind Playing for Peace, Dugan said. Now, Jbara works for the University promoting Playing for Peace, volunteers as a clinical assistant serving the uninsured and is studying to pass his medical exams in the United States. Boughen and Oxenham both held dreams of playing professionally, but neither one made it. The pair then decided to journey across the world in search of a different side of soccer. Kagabo said the group is now trying to send more young people in Rwanda to colleges, since many cannot afford an education after high school. “We invited the youth from all these places and they came and we played soccer, basketball, volleyball,” Kagabo said. “It was a very successful day.” “These three countries are completely different, but all of them are related through sports, through soccer,” he said. “I really like my job [at Notre Dame] and I really like what I am doing for people,” he said. “It will become a very big thing.” “I worked so hard to achieve my goal and the fact that the war was just starting to get fierce did not prevent me from doing what I wanted and what I knew I was able to do,” he said. The film follows Boughen and Oxenham as they travel across 25 countries, playing in pickup soccer games wherever they go, showing that someone is always playing the game. Harold Mayne-Nicholls, an executive for Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) said FIFA is comprised of over 250 million soccer players, truly from all over the world. In collaboration with Kevin Dugan, manager of youth and community programs for the athletic department, Kagabo held an event for Rwandese youth in the Midwest at Notre Dame in August.
121SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The fight against money laundering and terrorist financing in the U.S. is an ongoing and evolving battle. That’s why every year FinCEN produces a new National Money Laundering Risk Assessment from the Department of the Treasury. In an analysis of more than 5,000 law enforcement cases and financial reports from both the private and government sectors, the 2015 Risk Assessment exposes trouble spots and emerging trends all financial institutions should analyze.The global dominance of the U.S. dollar generates trillions of dollars of daily transaction volume through U.S. financial institutions, creating significant exposure to potential money laundering activity. Although the U.S. has implemented a robust set of anti-money laundering rules designed to hinder criminals, criminals are resourceful. They continue to look for new vulnerabilities and methods to mask their identities and systems.Once illicit proceeds are placed into the financial system, the continued use of financial institutions to move those funds both domestically and internationally can further obscure their criminal origins and facilitate their integration into the system. Therefore, establishing and maintaining an effective customer identification program is a key control.Financial institutions are put in a vulnerable position when individuals and entities attempt to disguise the nature, purpose, or ownership of their accounts. This can occur through several avenues, but we’ll address the top three… continue reading »
8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Consumers learned a valuable financial lesson in the Great Recession: Many people reeled in their debt, became wary of high-interest loans, and returned to spending only the cash they had on hand — until recently.Now, the number of credit-card accounts in the U.S. is rising quickly. And, based on current growth rates, the total number will soon be back to pre-recession levels.It peaked at just over 496 million in the second quarter of 2008, and fell sharply during the global financial crisis by 24 percent to about 379 million in the third quarter of 2010, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The number of cards in circulation has been rising steadily since, and now stands at more than 435 million.If the trend continues, the number of cards is expected to hit the previous peak by the second quarter of 2018, according to Michelle Hutchison, a money expert at the personal finance site Finder.com. continue reading »
According to a Facebook post made by Target CEO Brian Cornell, all Target stores will be open every Wednesday for the first hour of shopping for seniors and shoppers that are vulnerable to the coronavirus. In a statement Grimmett said, “Our focus on sanitation and supply chain flow places priority on the customer experience, helping us to reassure customers that the food supply is not in jeopardy.” (WBNG)- Target and Price Chopper have now both announced that they will be giving the first hour of opening their stores to seniors and to those who are vulnerable to the coronavirus. In a press release CEO of Price Chopper, Scott Grimmett said they will close all of their locations at 10 p.m. starting on Wednesday March 18 and reopen at 7 a.m. for the general public starting on March 19 so their workers can clean their stores and restock shelves. For more on the coronavirus, click here. Cornell said, “As I’ve said from the onset, a commitment to help all families is at the heart of Target’s purpose. Our goal is to be here for you and keep navigating this uncertainty together and we will do everything in our power to live up to that promise.” They then will open the stores from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. everyday starting on Thursday March 19 for seniors and for those who are more vulnerable. They also said that all rain check policies have been suspended. The stores also will be closing at 9 p.m. every day starting March 18, so that their workers can clean the stores and restock the shelves.
Sanctions Trump also told Fox he expected Putin would use the call to push for a lifting of US sanctions on Russia.”He’ll probably ask for that,” Trump told Fox News. “He’s been asking that for two years.”Trump did not say what his response would be, noting that he had put sanctions on Russia but adding: “They don’t like that. Frankly we should be able to get along.”Neither the Kremlin nor White House statement mentioned sanctions.The bulk of US sanctions against Russia were imposed over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in Ukraine and what US investigators say was a concerted attempt to interfere in the 2016 presidential election won by Trump.Last Thursday, Putin told G20 leaders during a conference call that he wanted a moratorium on sanctions as a “matter of life and death” during the global coronavirus outbreak.In the comments Putin did not specify which countries he was talking about but Russia is being hit hard by the economic fallout from coronavirus and the parallel oil price drop.Another point of US-Russian contention is Venezuela, where Washington, supported by dozens of other countries, has been trying unsuccessfully to promote the toppling of leftist strongman Nicholas Maduro. Russia is one of the few countries propping up his government.The White House statement said “President Trump reiterated that the situation in Venezuela is dire, and we all have an interest in seeing a democratic transition to end the ongoing crisis.”The Kremlin statement did not mention Venezuela.Russian state oil company Rosneft said Saturday it is pulling out of Venezuela and argued that US sanctions on a Rosneft subsidiary — imposed as part of Washington’s attempt to cripple the Maduro government’s revenue sources — should now be lifted.However, Russia remains a key partner to Caracas. Both statements reported that the oil market turmoil was discussed, with the White House version stating agreement on the “importance of stability in global energy markets.”The Kremlin version said only that they “exchanged opinions” on oil.Earlier, Trump had said he was going to use the call to raise objections over a Russian-Saudi price war driving down world oil prices and “really hurting” the US energy industry.”This is a fight between Saudi Arabia and Russia… and they both went crazy,” Trump told Fox News in an interview shortly before talking to Putin. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed plunging oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic Monday, as Trump said Moscow is pressing for an end to US sanctions.The two “expressed serious concern regarding the scope of the spread of the coronavirus” and “discussed closer cooperation,” according to a Kremlin statement on what it described as the “lengthy” phone call.The White House said in a separate statement Trump and Putin had “agreed to work closely together through the G20″ against the virus and the economic shock resulting from travel bans and social distancing. ‘Every country does it’ Trump has often resisted punishing Moscow, which denies meddling in US politics, but his hand on imposing sanctions was forced by his own Republican party in Congress, which sees the Putin government as hostile.The warm relationship between Trump and Putin — seen by many Western capitals as an increasingly authoritarian leader responsible for assassinations of opponents at home and abroad — has been a constant source of controversy in the United States.In his Fox interview, Trump dismissed reports that Russia and China are seeking to exploit the coronavirus disruption by planting disinformation aimed at putting the United States in a bad light.”They do it and we do it,” he said, calling The Washington Post newspaper, which recently reported on the issue, “fake.””Every country does it,” he said.Trump then questioned why Russia was considered an enemy by many in the West. As he has often in the past, he again also cast doubt on what was for decades the rock solid transatlantic alliance between the United States and Germany.”I’m not saying they’re babies, I’m not saying they’re perfect. We might discuss that too, by the way. I’m not saying they’re perfect,” he said of the Russians.”But you know they also fought World War II, they lost 50 million people. They were our partner in World War II.”Germany was the enemy and Germany is like this wonderful thing. Well, Germany takes advantage of us on trade for years. They pay far too little in NATO… and now we don’t talk to Russia, we talk to Germany.” Topics : “I never thought I’d be saying that maybe we have to have an oil (prices) increase, because we do,” Trump said.
Anies said that during the new transitional PSBB, businesses that were allowed to open must record each visitor in a physical or digital guest book to assist in contact tracing of positive cases.The visitor data that must be recorded includes names, phone numbers, identity card numbers (NIK) as well as the time of their visit. The data must be handed over to the Jakarta administration regularly.Businesses must also prepare a COVID-19 safety plan with further protocols to be regulated by the relevant city agencies.“Every resident is responsible for participating in efforts to prevent COVID-19 transmission,” Anies said. “If one place is not disciplined, the whole city will bear the consequences.”Topics : Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has once again relaxed large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the capital, starting another transitional phase on Monday despite the more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases confirmed daily.“We implemented the emergency brake policy [full PSBB] for about a month because the number of cases was increasing out of our control. After the number of new cases became more stable, we started to release the brakes slowly, step by step,” Anies said in a written statement on Sunday.The transitional period will last at least until Oct. 25. Anies said the decision was made based on the number of daily new cases, the daily mortality rate and the trend of total active cases that has flattened during the past few weeks, as well as the increased hospital capacity for COVID-19 patients.Between Aug. 29 and Sept. 11, Jakarta recorded 14,155 new positive cases or a 37.09 percent increase from the previous two-week period. From Sept. 11 to 25, it recorded 16,606 new positive cases or a 31.74 percent increase, while between Sept. 25 and Oct. 9, it recorded 15,437 new infections or a 22.39 percent increase.During the transitional period, workplaces in 11 essential industries — including health, food, energy, communications, finance, logistics and daily needs retail — will be allowed to operate at full capacity, while non-essential businesses may allow up to 50 percent of their employees to work at the office.Restaurants will be allowed to serve dine-in customers at 50 percent of their maximum capacity, while houses of worship are also allowed to reopen.
Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jan 2020 11:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link427Shares The German playmaker has come back into the Gunners’ side under Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)Axed Arsenal boss Unai Emery has taken a little swipe at former charge Mesut Ozil and warned Mikel Arteta that the playmaker is too ‘unpredictable’ to be a cornerstone of the team.The German made just one Premier League appearance in the first 10 games of the season, having been frozen out by Emery, though poor results forced him to bring Ozil back into the side.However, performances did not improve and Emery was sacked soon after, with Freddie Ljungberg taking over on an interim basis before Arteta was handed the job full-time. Comment Ozil has found a more appreciative manager in Arteta (Picture: Getty)‘He is playing a 4-2-3-1 like ours. Ozil is No 10, and is slowly looking for his identity.‘But with my departure, the hostile atmosphere was relaxed. The results are not being the best but you have to give it time to do so.’MORE: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta delivers transfer update on deadline dayMORE: Unai Emery slams Arsenal fans and rates Mikel Arteta’s start as managerMore: 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 Emery dropped Ozil from Arsenal’s side for much of the season (Picture: Getty)Ozil has since become a key part of Arteta’s plans, starting their last six Premier League matches, though Emery has defended freezing out the 31-year-old and insists he is not consistent enough to rely upon.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked for his thoughts on Ozil, Emery told Spanish newspaper Marca: ‘He’s a very good player, that’s clear. But the physical demands in the Premier League are high.‘His performances are unpredictable. He’s a bit below the top players at the moment.‘Sometimes Arsenal play better with him but other times he doesn’t make such a difference.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal have recovered after their poor start to the season under Emery and are unbeaten in their last six matches in all competitions, with the former Sevilla boss feeling there is more to come from Arteta and his side.Speaking about his successor, Emery added: ‘Mikel has a lot of experience as a footballer and has worked alongside Pep [Guardiola], who is a top coach. Unai Emery sounds warning over ‘unpredictable’ Mesut Ozil and explains why he did not play him
33-41 Logyard Court, Cedar Vale, is open for inspection this weekend.If you love tinkering with cars or just like collecting them, the latest hottest home in Queensland may have your name written all over it given it can accommodate 10 cars.The property at 33-41 Logyard Court, Cedar Vale, was the most viewed listing on realestate.com.au in Queensland in the past week, latest results show.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:52Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Contained within the Logan City Council boundary, Cedar Vale is considered a high demand market with 459 visits per property, according to realestat.com.au.MORE: QLD leads Top 100 list for investorsFirst time loans surge to 7-year highState offers bang for buckThe 10 car accommodation is on a 0.45 hectare block.Most of response has been from people after lifestyle properties not just houses. It’s people after the space,” he said.The 10-car accommodation facilities were definitely a drawcard, according to Mr Scott. with most families looking in the area.Among its features was a large space area internally that could become the teenagers’ retreat, a media room or even guest quarters.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThe home has an open layout.“The best thing is the master suite with ensuite and walk-in robe is at the front with all the kids’ bedrooms down the back,” was how he described the property.“Other outstanding features include town water, water tanks, dog enclosure or chicken coop area, kids play ground and a surprise that has to been seen and experienced,” was how it was listed.Loads of space for the family.“Multiple massive oversized shed for the toys or home business with power, room for storage/workshop and a section with a mezzanine floor. 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