Last night, guitarist extraordinaire Doyle Bramhall II set up shop at George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, AR as part of his spring tour schedule. Bramhall II is known for his enthusiastic approach to the blues genre, adding his Southern flare to give a potent edge on songs both familiar and brand new. The band has a new album on the way, and treated fans to a number of helpings from that upcoming release throughout the night.Among the setlist were a handful of covers, including Johnny Guitar Watson’s “Lovin’ You” and Sam & Dave’s “I Thank You,” the latter of which also featured a sit-in from former JJ Grey & Mofro drummer Anthony “AC” Cole, who played saxophone on the number. Four new songs, including “My People,” “The Veil,” “Mama Can’t Help You (Believe It),” “Saga” and “Hands Up” are all selections from the new release, getting fans excited about more music to come!You can keep up with the band and their upcoming shows, music and more via their official website. Check out a full gallery of images from Jeremy Scott, as well as the full setlist below:Setlist: Doyle Bramhall II at George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR – 5/3/16Set: I Wanna Be, My People, Early in the Morning, The Veil, So You Want it to Rain, Lovin’ You, Time, Mama Can’t Help You(Believe It), Saga, Hands Up, I Thank YouEncore: Green Light Girl Load remaining images
By 1977, Frank Zappa‘s Halloween shows were already the stuff of legends. While the shows began in the late ’60s, around 1972, these monumental performances would become annual events, initially in Passaic, NJ and Chicago, IL before moving to New York City in 1974, where they’d remain. NYC (and its audience) had become a special place for Zappa and the synchronization of Halloween in NYC proved to be the perfect match. From October 28-31, 1977, Zappa and his band played six historic shows at the 3,000 capacity Palladium. All the performances were recorded with four being filmed, resulting in Zappa’s mammoth film project, “Baby Snakes.”Following the news that the late Frank Zappa will be going back on tour as a hologram, the Zappa Family Trust and Universal have announced that Zappa’s legendary Halloween residency of 1977 will be released for the first time in its entirety on October 20 via Zappa Records/UMe just in time for the 40th Anniversary of these shows. The Halloween 77 box set will include all six concerts with 158 tracks (mixed in 2016 from original vault masters) loaded onto a “Zappa’s Oh Punky” fun size candy bar-shaped USB drive in 24-bit WAV audio. The package will also include a 28-page digital booklet featuring never-before-seen photos and liner notes from Vaultmeister Joe Travers, co-producer of the box alongside Ahmet Zappa, and personal firsthand accounts from many of Zappa’s bandmates, crew and fans who were there, including guitarist Adrian Belew, percussionist Ed Mann, keyboard tech Thomas Nordegg, tour manager Phil Kaufman, and fan Janet “The Planet” Walley. In the spirit of Zappa’s favorite season, the specially designed, limited run box will include a retro Halloween mask and costume of the maestro himself. In addition to the box set, a 3CD version will also be available featuring the entire Halloween night show plus select tracks from the October 30th gig. Fans looking for a specific show will be able to purchase the concert of their choice digitally on release day.“This box set was a very special experience for me to work on,” said Ahmet Zappa. “I wanted to make sure we honored these legendary shows, so it was important to me that this box set felt of the era. It was a blast working with our partners to create the late ’70s-inspired Frank Zappa Mask and costume and the candy-shaped USB stick filled with tons of Zappa goodness. It was yet again a labor of love gathering up all the archival materials, reading notes by people who were there, and most importantly making sure the audio was up to par. All of us at Zappa Records are mighty pleased with it, and hope that fans of Frank Zappa and of Halloween will be too.”Originally scheduled for four shows from October 28-31, Zappa added two more shows due to popular demand, with the final total tallying six shows in four days. The full residency is presented as it happened with no overdubs or additional tinkering. The audio was remixed from scratch using fresh transfers from the master multi-track tapes, which all had to be heat treated for transfer by Travers.The 1977 lineup of the band featured Terry Bozzio on drums, Tommy Mars and Peter Wolf on keyboards, Adrian Belew on guitar and vocals, Ed Mann on percussion and Patrick O’Hearn on bass; this band could really burn. Over the six shows, the ensemble averaged 25 songs per night with exciting improvisations and audience participation from “New York’s Finest Crazy Persons” at every show, making each uniquely different. At these shows, Zappa really got into the spirit with Halloween antics including bringing tech Thomas Nordegg on stage to perform some magic tricks and the band’s tour manager, the “Road Mangler,” Phil Kaufman, performing as the human trombone. Original Mothers’ bassist Roy Estrada also joined the festivities.The songs performed at this musical marathon spanned Zappa’s then 11-year career with tracks from Hot Rats, Over-Nite Sensation, Bongo Fury, One Size Fits All, and his most recent album at the time, Zoot Allures. Many of the songs played were previously unreleased and would go on to be recorded for Zappa’s acclaimed 1979 album, Sheik Yerbouti, including “Flakes,” “Broken Hearts Are For Assholes,” “Jones Crusher,” “Bobby Brown Goes Down,” “City Of Tiny Lites,” “Tryin’ To Grow A Chin,” and “Wild Love.” The October 30th show notably featured the world premiere of the Grammy-nominated Disco satire “Dancin’ Fool,” and the one and only performance of Zappa’s infamous “Jewish Princess.” The basic tracks from this performance were used on Sheik Yerbouti‘s controversial studio version which ultimately attracted attention from the Anti-Defamation League who asked the FCC to ban the record from being played on the air.Halloween 77 is not only rife with fan favorites but also includes many rare and unreleased performances and arrangements. This box set includes the first official release of the instrumental version of “Conehead.” These five versions are vastly different than the song that would be included on Zappa’s 1981 record, You Are What You Is. The rarely played”Läther” was performed at all six shows and immediately followed by the equally rare, “Wild Love,” which became a solo workout each night. This one-two punch was followed by the comedic song “Titties ‘N Beer,” ultimately released on Zappa In New York, made especially memorable each time for the caustic improv dialog Zappa spewed about a then ongoing legal battle with Warner Bros. Other highlights include six extended guitar workouts of “The Torture Never Stops” and the combustible Halloween night finale of “Black Napkins.”Continuing the Zappa Family Trust and UMe’s Zappa on-going vinyl initiative, Zoot Allures will be reissued on 180-gram vinyl on October 20. Zoot Allures features two of Zappa’s signature guitar pieces, “Black Napkins” & “Zoot Allures.” The album became a fan favorite since its release in 1976. Originally conceived as a double-disc, Zappa re-edited it to a single record after pressure from his record company. This 180-gram reissue was mastered and cut directly from the analog tape master by Bernie Grundman in 2017.Frank Zappa // Halloween 77 (Costume) Box Set10-28-77 Show 11. 10-28-77 Show 1 Start/Introductions 3:282. Peaches En Regalia 2:423. The Torture Never Stops 13:054. Tryin’ To Grow A Chin 3:375. City Of Tiny Lites 6:046. Pound For A Brown 8:057. Bobby Brown Goes Down 4:338. Conehead (Instrumental) 9:199. Flakes 4:0310. Big Leg Emma 1:4711. Envelopes 2:2912. Terry’s Solo #1 4:4213. Disco Boy 3:5314. Lather 3:3615. Wild Love 24:0516. Titties N Beer 7:1617. Audience Participation #1 :4818. The Black Page #2 3:0219. Jones Crusher 2:4820. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 3:5221. Punky’s Whips 9:4322. Encore Audience #1 1:2123. Dinah-Moe Humm 4:5524. Camarillo Brillo 3:3525. Muffin Man 4:3610-28-77 Show 21. 10-28-77 Show 2 Start/Introductions 3:132. Peaches En Regalia 2:423. The Torture Never Stops 12:334. Tryin’ To Grow A Chin 3:375. City Of Tiny Lites 8:006. Pound For A Brown 9:197. Bobby Brown Goes Down 5:368. Conehead (Instrumental) 9:189. Flakes 4:1010. Big Leg Emma 1:4811. Envelopes 2:3312. Terry’s Solo #2 4:1713. Disco Boy 3:5414. Lather 3:4215. Wild Love 26:0116. Titties N Beer 7:5017. Audience Participation #2 2:3718. The Black Page #2 3:1419. Jones Crusher 2:5820. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 3:5421. Punky’s Whips 9:5122. Encore Audience #2 2:1323. Dinah-Moe Humm 4:0124. Camarillo Brillo 3:3625. Muffin Man 6:2010-29-77 Show 11. 10-29-77 Show 1 Start/Introductions 4:062. Peaches En Regalia 2:423. The Torture Never Stops 12:594. Tryin’ To Grow A Chin 3:345. City Of Tiny Lites 7:156. Pound For A Brown 8:267. Bobby Brown Goes Down 6:068. Conehead (Instrumental) 5:509. Flakes 3:5310. Big Leg Emma 1:5211. Envelopes 2:4212. Terry’s Solo #3 3:5113. Disco Boy 3:5714. Lather 3:4015. Wild Love 22:5116. Titties N Beer 6:0117. Audience Participation #3 2:4218. The Black Page #2 3:0519. Jones Crusher 2:5320. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 3:5021. Punky’s Whips 9:1822. Encore Audience #3 1:4623. Dinah-Moe Humm 5:1224. Camarillo Brillo 3:2925. Muffin Man 5:0910-29-77 Show 21. 10-29-77 Show 2 Start/Introductions 4:212. Peaches En Regalia 2:423. The Torture Never Stops 11:304. Tryin’ To Grow A Chin 3:365. City Of Tiny Lites 7:016. Pound For A Brown 9:057. Bobby Brown Goes Down 9:128. Conehead (Instrumental) 6:299. Flakes 3:2810. Big Leg Emma 1:4911. Envelopes 2:5212. Terry’s Solo #4 4:0713. Disco Boy 3:5414. Lather 3:5615. Wild Love 27:3316. Titties N Beer 8:1217. Audience Participation #4 5:0218. The Black Page #2 2:5719. Jones Crusher 2:4920. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 3:4821. Punky’s Whips 9:3622. Encore Audience #4 2:2323. Dinah-Moe Humm 6:1924. Camarillo Brillo 3:3025. Muffin Man 6:0210-30-77 Show1. 10-30-77 Show Start 1:402. Stink-Foot 7:453. The Poodle Lecture 5:104. Dirty Love 2:325. Peaches En Regalia 2:406. The Torture Never Stops 12:537. Tryin’ To Grow A Chin 3:328. City Of Tiny Lites 7:369. Pound For A Brown 10:0310. I Have Been In You 8:3511. Dancin’ Fool (World Premiere) 4:5012. Jewish Princess (Prototype) 4:4113. King Kong 8:4514. Terry’s Solo #5 5:0715. Disco Boy 4:0116. Envelopes 2:1917. A Halloween Treat with Thomas Nordegg 6:1718. Lather 3:4719. Wild Love 25:1920. Titties N Beer 7:0121. Audience Participation #5 8:2822. The Black Page #2 2:5923. Jones Crusher 2:5324. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 3:5225. Punky’s Whips 12:3626. Encore Rap 1:1127. Dinah-Moe Humm 6:0628. Camarillo Brillo 3:2729. Muffin Man 5:1830. San Ber’dino 6:2010-31-77 Show1. Halloween 1977 Show Start/Introductions 3:112. Peaches En Regalia 2:423. The Torture Never Stops 13:544. Tryin’ To Grow A Chin 3:355. City Of Tiny Lites 8:176. Pound For A Brown 13:407. The Demise Of The Imported Rubber Goods Mask 8:338. Bobby Brown Goes Down 3:499. Conehead (Instrumental) 8:2110. Flakes 3:0411. Big Leg Emma 1:5812. Envelopes 2:2513. Terry’s Halloween Solo 4:3814. Disco Boy 3:5515. Lather 3:5816. Wild Love 30:1117. Titties ‘N’ Beer 7:2418. Halloween Audience Participation 7:0419. The Black Page #2 2:5520. Jones Crusher 2:5821. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes 3:5222. Punky’s Whips 11:2323. Halloween Encore Audience I 2:0724. Dinah-Moe Humm 6:4125. Camarillo Brillo 3:2426. Muffin Man 5:2127. San Ber’dino 5:0128. Black Napkins 9:19Frank Zappa // Halloween 77 // 3CDDisc 11. Halloween 1977 Show Start/Introductions2. Peaches En Regalia3. The Torture Never Stops4. Tryin’ To Grow A Chin5. City Of Tiny Lites6. Pound For A Brown7. The Demise Of The Imported Rubber Goods Mask8. Bobby Brown Goes Down9. Conehead (Instrumental)10. Flakes11. Big Leg EmmaDisc 21. Envelopes2. Terry’s Halloween Solo3. Disco Boy4. Lather5. Wild Love6. Titties ‘N’ Beer7. Halloween Audience Participation8. The Black Page #29. Jones Crusher10. Broken Hearts Are For AssholesDisc 31. Punky’s Whips2. Halloween Encore Audience3. Dinah-Moe Humm4. Camarillo Brillo5. Muffin Man6. San Ber’dino7. Black NapkinsBonus Section:8. King Kong 8:179. A Halloween Treat With Thomas Nordegg 6:1510. Audience Participation #5 7:4611. The Black Page #2 2:59
Funk pioneer Bootsy Collins has announced his retirement from performing. In a post on his Facebook page, Bootsy explained that he will step away from the stage and focus on working in the studio and coaching rising young musicians due to ongoing health concerns.As the post notes,Time has come for Me to tell all our Funkateers that I will Not be Playing Bass in Concerts anymore. I have decided to become a Coach for up & coming Musicians. I know u r Disappointed just think for a moment how I feel. Doc said to much pressure on my Inner-Ear & Right Hand. Yeah, I had to make up my Mind so I did. 2019 Sheriff Ping Ping Ping will continue to Funk from the Studio but Not Live playing Bass on Stage. I know u got question & I don’t have answers, maybe one day u to will understand. Just remember; That This Year will be the Funkiest Year of them All. Watch for it. Bootsy baby!!!The Cincinnati-born bassist has been a pillar in the funk community for decades. In 1970, his band, The Pacemakers, was hired to back up James Brown, later changing their name to The J.B.’s. He later linked up with George Clinton and became the longtime bassist for Parliament and Funkadelic. He has since worked on a variety of projects for a slew of different media, and is still considered to be one of the more influential bassists in the music world.In 2017, Bootsy Collins released a new solo album, World Wide Funk, which featured a slew of talented collaborators including Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Mr. Talkbox, Big Daddy Kane, Kali Uchis, Eric Gales, Chuck D, Buckethead, and his late P-Funk bandmate Bernie Worrell, among many others.As recently as last month, Bootsy was still hitting the stage, as he joined GRiZ in Detroit to perform a new track.While we won’t be seeing Bootsy Collins onstage anymore, the funk is still strong with this musical alien, and we wish him the best as he shifts his focus to “coaching” and contributing from the studio.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, thousands of petitions were sent to the Massachusetts Legislature asking lawmakers to abolish slavery and end segregation, and urging them to refuse to cooperate with the federal Fugitive Slave Act. The petitions — signed and circulated by abolitionists and former slaves, as well as members of the literary and social elite — help to paint a clearer picture of the lives of African-Americans in the young United States.A project undertaken by the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University is cataloging, transcribing, and digitizing 4,000 to 6,000 of the petitions housed at the Massachusetts State Archives, making them accessible to scholars around the world.“These are some of the first petitions prepared, signed, and circulated by African-Americans in North American history,” said Daniel Carpenter, the center’s director and leader of the project.Although Massachusetts abolished slavery in 1783, the petitions show that passage of the Fugitive Slave Act (1850), the Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision (1857), and segregation in the free North created great uncertainty among African-Americans and in the broader community.Led by John T. Hilton and signed by 11 prominent freemen of color in Boston, this 1858 petition was in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1857 Dred Scott decision.“Even though Massachusetts abolished slavery very early, there were still many forms of segregation that continued, and there were these many threats to the freedom of African-Americans,” said Carpenter, the Allie S. Freed Professor of Government. “These petitions clearly show recurrent waves of fear and anxiety that swept through African-American communities and networks in and around Boston. Even though there was this notion of freedom in the North, there was this sense [that] they were not going to be immune from attempts to re-enslave them or regulate their lives in ways that would be unimaginable for any other population. That’s what these petitions show.”Included in the thousands of petitions are first-person accounts of former slaves and free African-Americans seeking aid and full rights. For scholars, the use of the documents will be invaluable in research and teaching.“Any handwritten document from African-Americans in the 18th or 19th century is enormously valuable and quite rare,” said Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. “So seeing these signed by black people demanding their full equality and freedom is quite exciting.”Gates added that the petitions will help further illustrate differences in the African-American community at the time, something he tries to highlight in his teaching.“People talk about the African-American community as if it were a village, but it was a large and diverse entity, and that is something we try to stress,” Gates said. “This will help us to understand the nature of free Negroes in the North and their concerns about freedom as well as their concerns about ending slavery for their brothers and sisters still held in bondage.”According to project archivist Nicole Topich, signers of the petitions include 18th-century abolitionist Prince Hall, the founder of the first African-American Freemasonry. Other notable signers: African-American abolitionists Thomas Paul, Charles Lenox Redmond, and William Cooper Nell. Support also came from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Greenleaf Whittier, and Louisa May Alcott. Labor, political, and religious organizations backed many petitions.Thomas Paul and 19 other men of color in Boston led this 1819 petition to incorporate the African Humane Society for the education and instruction of poor children of color.“These show a form of political consciousness that is emerging,” said Carpenter. “And it’s not just African-Americans, but is also women and groups who are emerging from the political shadows to express a collective voice. It was a very public act to sign a petition in this period, and during this period, petitioning could be controversial. So this was a very public activism that was taking place.”The Center for American Political Studies received a Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Foundation grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the project, which in addition to the digitized petitions will include an interactive map, with connections to statistical and geographical data. Completion of the project is slated for June 2015.
The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program marked its fifth year with the announcement of the 2019 class of fellows, comprised of 32 scholars, including Raj Chetty, the William A. Ackman Professor of Public Economics, and Michèle Lamont, professor of sociology and African and African American Studies and the Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies. Each recipient of the so-called “Brainy Award” will receive a grant of up to $200,000, making it possible for him or her to devote significant time to research, writing, and publishing in the humanities and social sciences — work that will benefit all of us.“I’m delighted and honored to have been chosen as a recipient of the Carnegie fellowship,” Chetty wrote in an email. “I intend to use the fellowship to dedicate more time to our team’s work on restoring the American dream at [the research policy institute] Opportunity Insights, focusing specifically on how we can improve children’s opportunities in communities that currently offer limited prospects for upward income mobility.”Lamont, who is also director of the Weatherhead Center, said the fellowship will make her life “a thousand times simpler.” She plans to spend a year at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York writing a book “trying to make sense of the current moment through the framework through which people understand their value and that of others.” The American dream is no longer working for any group, she said, from the working poor to the upper-middle class, and “we’re now facing a crisis in the way people imagine hope.”“The dignity of working people and themes of ordinary universalism are not in the public discourse today, leaving room for racist and exclusionary arguments” she said. “We need to invent a new definition of the American dream that takes into account diverse ways to measure our worth as human beings.” The fellowship, she said, will allow her to hire a research assistant and to do more on-the-ground research. “It’s a particularly great honor because very few people are chosen to get this,” she said. “Who wouldn’t be happy to have this fellowship?”The program is the most generous initiative of its kind, providing $32 million in grants to more than 160 fellows since 2015. Its overall objective is to offer fresh perspectives on the humanities and solutions to today’s most urgent issues. Among the other project topics: how targeted ads interfere with elections; the application of Confucian ethics to the moral problems posed by robots; examining cultural identity and the natural world through the history of the bald eagle; how the impact excessive punishment of black women and girls impacts on our democracy; and the lasting environmental impact of the Vietnam War.“Andrew Carnegie believed in education and understood its influence on the progress of society and mankind. The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program is an integral part of carrying out the mission he set for our organization,” said Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York and president emeritus of Brown University. “Over the past five years, we at Carnegie have been very impressed by the quality, range, and reach of our fellows’ work. This year is no exception. We salute this year’s class and all of the applicants for demonstrating the vitality of American higher education and scholarship.”Gregorian noted that the fellows program includes a balance of emerging and established scholars from colleges and universities across the country. In this year’s class, 15 of the 32 fellows are from public institutions, including the U.S. Naval Academy, and half are women.A panel of 16 distinguished jurors chose the fellows based on the quality, originality, and potential impact of their proposals, as well as each scholar’s capacity to communicate his or her findings to a broad audience. The jurors are all scholars and intellectual leaders from some of the world’s leading educational institutions, foundations, and scholarly societies, and six are either current or former university presidents.“For five years, it’s been my honor to chair the insightful panel of jurors who review the outstanding proposals submitted by our forward-thinking nominees, and once again, the candidates showed exceptional diversity of thought and academic rigor,” said Susan Hockfield, chair of the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program jury and president emerita of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “I think of the fellows as an investment in our future, and speaking as a neuroscientist, they remind me that science and technology must be accompanied by a broader understanding of the human condition, history, economics, and the many fields of study that form the social sciences and humanities.”The Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program is a continuation of the corporation’s 100-plus-year history of promoting the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding by supporting the work of a host of institutions, causes, organizations, and individual scholars.Each year as part of the nominating process, the heads of more than 600 institutions, representing universities, think tanks, publishers, and nonprofit organizations nationwide, are invited to nominate up to two individuals each for the fellowships. For 2019, the corporation received a total of 273 nominations. Each underwent a preliminary anonymous evaluation by national experts in the relevant fields. The top proposals were then forwarded to the members of the jury for review and the final selection of the class of 2019. The award is for a period of up to two years and its anticipated result is a book or major study. Related Hinton among 31 recognized with prestigious honor Assistant professor named a Carnegie Fellow
Star Files Renée Elise Goldsberry Hamilton Related Shows from $149.00 View Comments Renée Elise Goldsberry With Hamilton’s big win on February 15, Renée Elise Goldsberry is officially a Grammy winner. Oddly, no one bothered to tell Renée Elise Goldsberry. While visiting Late Night, the Hamilton star confessed that she did not realize that when the show won Best Musical Theater Album, she and her co-stars also received awards. “I’ve been dreaming of winning a Grammy since Whitney Houston was winning Grammys,” she said. Now, whether she knew it at the time or not, her dream came true. Check out the clips below to discover Goldsberry’s initial reaction to hearing Angelica Schuyler’s show-stopper, “Satisfied” (hint: it involves a lot of four-letter words), why she made a stranger take a selfie with her after the BET Awards and more.
18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details This Veterans Day, as the country honors those who have served, many businesses will demonstrate their gratitude by offering discounts to current and former members of the military and their families.Here are just a few.Best Western Hotels & Resorts: Military families receive at least 10% off the hotel chain’s flexible rate.Bed and Breakfast Inns (U.S. and Canada): Military families needing a quick getaway can enjoy a free stay at participating Bed and Breakfast Inns courtesy of the B&Bs for Vets (bnbforvets.org) military special.Starbucks: Start your Veterans Day off with a free Tall Brewed Coffee. All active duty service members, reservists, veterans and military spouses are eligible.Golden Corral: Military veterans, retirees and active duty members can enjoy a free dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12Macaroni Grill: All veterans and active military get a Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs and Spaghetti entrée for free on Sunday, Nov. 11.Famous Daves: On Nov. 11 and Nov. 12, all former and current military personnel will receive a free two-meat combo.Red Robin: Dine in and get the Red’s Tavern Double Burger and bottomless steak fries for free on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11.Goodyear Auto Service and Just Tires: All active and retired military members and first responders get free “Checks for Vets,” plus up to 10% off tires.Brides Across America: Throughout November, look for Brides Across America events giving away free wedding dresses to qualified military brides-to-be. The group has partnered with bridal salons across the nation. All military brides must pre-register online at bridesacrossamerica.com.UnderArmour: Through Nov. 12, military, veterans & first responders will get 15% off online and in all Under Armour stores.Target: Through Nov. 12, all active duty military, veterans and their spouse sand/or dependent children are eligible to receive a 10% discount both online and at stores.Enterprise: Get $300 added onto the Kelly Blue Book appraisal price of your vehicle throughout the month of November. All active U.S. military, veterans and dependents are eligible.U.S. National Park Service: Enjoy a fun day in national parks for free. Fees will be waived at most of its day-use recreation sites over the Veterans Day holiday weekend.Knott’s Berry Farm: Veterans and active-duty military and one guest can enter the park for free from Nov. 1-15 and Nov. 26 to Dec. 21.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » CUNA The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) should quickly finalize its proposal amending the Remittance Rule and to exercise its authority to permit compliance flexibility for remittances sent to individuals in countries affected by the growing public health concern surrounding coronavirus disease, CUNA wrote to the CFPB Thursday.“We appreciate the Bureau’s focus on appropriately tailoring the remittance rule and the rulemaking’s high priority status, as indicated by the Bureau’s already swift timeline,” the letter reads. “That said, in light of the growing global public health crisis surrounding COVID-19, CUNA respectfully recommends the Bureau further expedite the issuance of its final rule and take action to exclude from the rule’s requirements remittance transfers made to individuals in countries affected by the growing pandemic.”CUNA adds that, during times of global economic downturn, natural disaster and pandemic, remittances can be an especially important lifeline to people in developing countries to purchase food, services and medical care.
The European Association of National Associations of Travel Agencies and Tour Operators (ECTAA) calls on EU regulators to more effectively protect EU passengers from the consequences of airline insolvency.Kako iz ECTAA-e ističu u svojem priopćenju, slijedom rekordnog broja propusta u zračnom prometu u 2017. godini, ECTAA poziva Europsku komisiju da uvede adekvatan mehanizam zaštite EU putnika od posljedica prekida u radu zrakoplovnih kompanija.”The recent collapse of several airlines, including Europe’s 10th largest carrier, is a stark reminder that airlines are fragile. With further consolidation expected in the European aviation market, it is time for airlines to offer guarantees in the event of financial difficulties, as travel agencies and tour operators are already doing.” ističe Predsjednica ECTAA-e Merike Hallik.In the last three months, three major European airlines, Air Berlin, Monarch Airlines and NIKI, have ceased operations, leaving behind many dislocated passengers with unusable tickets without the possibility of complaint:– Monarch Airlines – više od 110.000 putnika nalazilo se u inozemstvu, dok je 750.000 putnika s plaćenim kartama ostalo bez mogućnosti da ih iskoriste– Air Berlin – Najmanje 180.000 kupaca s rezervacijama na otkazanim letovima neće dobiti povrat uplaćenih sredstava-NIKI – Over 400.000 reservations have been canceled.European Commission reports from 2011 and 2013 underlined that the share of passengers affected by airline bankruptcies is negligible, but it was pointed out that such crises can cause significant damage to these passengers. Following the publication of these reports, the Commission concluded that legal protection for passengers was not necessary as Regulation 1/261 already provides an appropriate legal framework for airline insolvency assistance. and plan and establish passenger protection measures.Three recent airline collapses have proven otherwise. Passengers with seat-only tickets on flights of Monarch Airlines and NIKI could not receive a refund under Regulation 261/2004. In the case of Air Berlin, there was a progressive cessation of operations, but with a large number of canceled flights for which passengers were not entitled to request a refund.In the context of these shortcomings, ECTAA calls on decision-makers to establish a separate binding legal framework within which airlines would bear the cost of protecting passengers in the event of their own collapse. This protection mechanism should apply to all European airlines, but in the near future to non-EU carriers flying to European Union countries.
Prominent members of the tennis community said there was no doubt that Djokovic, who was playing Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in the last 16, had to be disqualified.The United States Tennis Association said he was defaulted under the Grand Slam rules for “intentionally hitting a ball dangerously or recklessly within the court or hitting a ball with negligent disregard of the consequences”. Novak Djokovic urged his fans to be “supportive and caring” of the line judge at the center of his US Open default row after she was attacked by online trolls.Djokovic said the official, who was hit in the throat by a ball bashed away in anger by the world number one, had “done nothing wrong at all”.Some critics on social media accused the line judge, who fell to the ground and appeared to have trouble breathing, of exaggerating the extent of her injury. Topics : “Please also remember the linesperson that was hit by the ball last night needs our community’s support too,” the 33-year-old Serb tweeted on Monday.”She’s done nothing wrong at all. I ask you to stay especially supportive and caring to her during this time.”Djokovic was disqualified because of the incident as he missed the chance to win his 18th Grand Slam title and close the gap on Rafael Nadal (19) and Roger Federer (20).He later said he was “extremely sorry” for causing the accident and said he had apologized to US Open organizers for his “behavior”.