When you’ve been performing as long as Neil Young, there are few firsts anymore. However, when Young teamed up with Promise of the Real back in 2014, it seemingly reinvigorated his sound in ways that no fan could have imagined. Now, two years later, Young brought the band out to Telluride Town Park, playing his first-ever performance in the music-loving city that is Telluride, CO.Continuing with the theme of “firsts,” there were a total of four songs last night played for the first time ever. The songs are so new, they only have working titles: “Hang Gliders,” “Texas Rangers,” “Peace Trail,” and “Show Me.” With these four songs and the recently-released studio track “Indian Givers,” we may soon hear news of a new album from the great Neil Young.The show also featured a number of Young’s biggest hits, opening with “After The Gold Rush” and “Heart Of Gold.” The set ended with “Rockin’ In The Free World,” before Young treated Telluride to versions of “Fuckin’ Up” and “Cinnamon Girl” to end the show.Young will return tonight, October 1st, for the second show of his two-night run at the beautiful venue. From there, Young heads through Idaho and Utah, eventually landing at the inaugural Desert Trip festival in Indio, CA.You can watch some video clips below, and see the full setlist courtesy of Sugar Mountain. Setlist: Neil Young at Telluride Town Park, Telluride, CO – 9/30/161. After The Gold Rush2. Heart Of Gold3. Long May You Run4. Comes A Time5. Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)6. Out On The Weekend7. Human Highway8. “Hang Gliders”9. “Texas Rangers”10. Hold Back The Tears11. “Peace Trail”12. “Show Me”13. Powderfinger14. Love And Only Love15. Seed Justice16. Vampire Blues17. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere18. Don’t Be Denied19. Rockin’ In The Free World—20. F*!#in’ Up21. Cinnamon Girl[Photo by abehringer//Instagram]
On Friday, Phil Lesh & Friends kicked off a two-night run at Lesh’s own Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, CA. Lesh recruited guitarists Al Schnier (moe.) and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), drummer Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), and multi-instrumentalists Jason Crosby and Alex Koford for the weekend run.Schnier handled lead vocals on a show-opening pairing of “Beat It On Down The Line” and “Tennessee Jed”. Luther Dickinson and Schnier traded off some bluesy guitar licks before Lesh led the sextet into “Friend Of The Devil”. Crosby got a chance to dazzle the crowd with a sensational solo on the keys, which was followed up by an electric take on Willie Dixon‘s “Little Red Rooster”, led by Luther on vocals. The six-piece ensemble charged forward with a pairing of the Grateful Dead‘s “Althea” and “Operator” before Schnier stepped back up front and center to lead the all-star cast through a rippin’ rendition of “Deal”.Following a brief setbreak, Phil Lesh & Friends returned to open their second set with “Alligator”, off of the Grateful Dead’s psychedelic 1968 Anthem of the Sun release. With Cody Dickinson holding down a tight-knit rhythm behind the kit, Schnier led the band through a well-executed take on “They Love Each Other”. The sextet moved forward with exploratory takes on “Dark Star”, “Scarlet Begonias”, and a cover of Bob Dylan‘s “All Along The Watchtower” before crashing into a hard-hitting “Samson and Delilah”. Phil Lesh & Friends brought their second set to a close with “Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad” into “We Bid You Goodnight”. The band returned to offer up a lone encore of “Quinn The Eskimo”, marking the second Dylan cover of the evening.Watch fan-shot full-show video of last night’s Phil Lesh & Friends show below:Phil Lesh & Friends – 4/19/2019 (Set One)[Video: Deadheadland Films]Phil Lesh & Friends – 4/19/2019 (Set Two)[Video: Deadheadland]Tonight, Saturday, Phil Lesh returns with the same cast for a second performance at San Rafael, CA’s Terrapin Crossroads.For a full list of Lesh’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to his website.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 4/19/2019Set One: Beat It On Down The Line, Tennessee Jed, Friend Of The Devil, Little Red Rooster, Althea, Operator, DealSet Two: Alligator, They Love Each Other, Crazy Fingers, Dark Star, Scarlet Begonias, All Along The Watchtower, Samson and Delilah, Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad, We Bid You GoodnightEncore: Quinn The Eskimo
— Kevin Kelley, Vermont Business Magazine. 3.4.2010 “We re-engineered our process to become more efficient, Hunter said. That resulted in the ability to reduce the workforce.Hunter declined to comment on an e-mail message from a source outside the company indicating that the affected workers had received no advance notice of their layoffs. He also did not respond to the source s report that the pink-slipped employees had their health insurance terminated as of Feb. 28 and were given two weeks severance pay. Choice Strategies,One of Vermont s fastest-growing companies remains on track for continued expansion despite a recent round of layoffs, its CEO says. Choice Care Card, based in Waterbury, was a recipient of a 2009 Vermont Business Magazine award in recognition of the 711 percent growth in sales that it achieved during the previous five years. The company holds the sixth position on the magazine s list of the top 10 growth firms in the state as of 2008. CEO James Hunter acknowledged in a March 4 interview, however, that the company recently laid off fewer than 20 employees. Hunter said more than 100 workers remain at the nine-year-old company, which pioneered a debit card-based health coverage program involving reimbursement arrangements and flexible spending accounts. Choice Care says it serves 3000 employer-clients that together represent about 150,000 people. The company reported $5.2 million in sales in 2008, compared to less than $1 million in 2003. Choice Care is known as a great place to work due to its fast-paced, energetic environment, progressive benefits, wellness program, car-pool program, flex-time, community involvement and opportunities for growth and promotion, the company s publicity material says. The company is poised to continue its rapid growth, Hunter said, noting that Choice Care is currently developing opportunities on the West Coast.
We’ve written about Tucker County a lot. Inevitably, we end up passing through town at least once a month. Sometimes more. There’s something about this ass-backwards yet forward-thinking community that we absolutely adore. Maybe it’s the colorful characters that fill the county’s three (that’s right, three) brewpubs every night. Maybe it’s the post group ride scene at Hellbender’s, or the mushroom walks with Chippy, or the weeknights you find yourself dancing like a fool till midnight at The Purple Fiddle. It’s probably a combination of all of this, coupled with the fact that Tucker County is a literal gateway to some of the East’s wildest public lands.So for all of these reasons, if you haven’t ventured to the Tucker County, do it now. But first, check out how we like to #gooutsideandplay in this wacky, weird, and wonderful place. PlayWhere to begin? Any time of year here is stellar, so long as you don’t mind the rain. In the winter, cross-country ski at White Grass Touring Center (go easy on the moonshine—there’s no shortage of it here). In the spring, float the upper stretches of the Blackwater River. Summertime means it’s time to hop on the bike. Blackwater Bikes has rentals and more suggestions for trails than you have time for. Fall is when you head to the higher elevations (or really any time of year: you can catch blooming rhododendron and blueberry pickin’ in the summer)—Dolly Sods Wilderness is a truly unique and spectacular place, and by that I mostly mean cold, wet, and muddy. Hit the Sods no matter the weather. You’ll either be socked in all day or socked in for most of the day, but it’s worth it either way. StayPark and camp for free along Canaan Loop Road or grab a site at the Canaan Valley campground (rates starting from $22 per night). For the comforts of home and the best blueberry-banana-walnut pancakes in town, the Bright Morning Inn is our go-to choice. Rooms start at $95 per night and include breakfast. EatBurgers and coffee at TipTop. Burritos at Hellbender’s. Pizza at Sirianni’s. And of course, breakfast at Bright Morning Inn. During ski season the White Grass Cafe is our #1 choice.
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » When I tell people that a good chunk of my professional life is spent reading and responding to regulations, they smile and their eyes glazed over as they try to suppress a yawn. But, believe it or not, an infusion of new members on the NCUA Board means that regulators are really looking to make some meaningful changes. Here are my thoughts on yesterday’s board meeting. All of these regulations and proposals were influenced by industry comments.Associational Common Bonds RuleThis was the most controversial rule of the day. Responding to concerns that some credit unions were creating sham associations simply for the purpose of increasing membership eligibility, NCUA finalized regulations strengthening its oversight of associational membership requirements. On the bright side, the proposal increases to 12 the types of associational groups that receive automatic pre-approval, including “organizations promoting social interaction or educational initiatives among persons sharing common occupational professions.”If I wanted to be a glass half-full kind of guy I would say that the final regulation is much improved from the initial draft thanks to industry suggestions. If I wanted to be a glass half-empty kind of guy, I would continue to question why NCUA felt the need to go forward with this regulation in the first place. The only organization that really thought associational membership was being abused was the American Bankers Association. by: Henry Meier
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » One of the most talked about trends in financial services today is journey mapping. The term is commonly used to reference what it’s like—from beginning to end—for the consumer to “experience” doing business with you (i.e. your credit union or bank). The journey map often includes every single touch point (branch, call center, digital, etc.).The best performing credit unions and banks have “mapped” the journey they want consumers to have. Quadient, a consumer experience innovator, reports that 85% of companies who utilize journey mapping see a positive impact on the experience consumers have with their brand.For example, from the moment someone walks into a branch until the moment they leave, what is the step by step process they should take?From the moment they call your financial institution to the moment they hang up, what is the step by step process they should take?
Europe’s market watchdog the European Securities and Markets Authority has revealed it expects the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) new financial instruments accounting standard to have a major impact on financial institutions.The new standard takes effect for the reporting period beginning on or after 1 January 2018.In a report on enforcement and regulatory activities during 2015, ESMA said it would put out “two statements to inform the market and encourage listed companies to provide timely and relevant information on the expected impact of the new financial reporting standards once the endorsement timeline is clarified”.The second statement will relate to the IASB’s new revenue-recognition standard IFRS 15, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The IASB launched its bid to develop International Financial Reporting Standard 9, Financial Instruments (IFRS 9), in 2009 in the wake of the financial crisis.Alongside a simplified classification and measurement model for financial assets, the new standard also features what its supporters describe as a more forward-looking impairment model for financial assets held at amortised cost.ESMA said: “IFRS 9 is expected to have a major impact on the financial statements of financial institutions, mainly because it will determine a material increase in the impairment losses, with effects on the performance, and require major changes in IT systems.”It remains unclear when the European Union will endorse IFRS 9.Although the European Commission and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group support the standard, it has met with stiff opposition from many investors.ESMA’s main role is to promote the consistent application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and foster convergence of enforcement practices across Europe.To this end, ESMA has a number of enforcement tools at its disposal to improve the quality of financial information and ensure the consistent application of financial reporting standards.Its 2014 ESMA Guidelines are intended to make sure issuers in the EU comply with the requirements of the Transparency Directive.Similarly, its 2015 ESMA Guidelines on Alternative Performance Measures are intended to promote the “usefulness and transparency of Alternative Performance Measures included in prospectuses or regulated information”.Since 2012, ESMA has also identified each European Common Enforcement Priorities in a bid to promote the consistent application of European securities and markets legislation and IFRS among issuers and their auditors.The 2015 look-back also reveals that, during 2015, ESMA and national enforcers examined 189 listed issuers’ compliance with IFRS in 26 countries, focusing on areas identified in the 2014 European Common Enforcement Priorities.These steps led regulators to take enforcement action against 40 issuers.
The woman was pronounced dead after one worker missed her pulse Prosecutors in Germany have charged a doctor with negligent bodily harm after he mistook a woman for dead.The 92-year-old woman who had been declared dead suddenly woke up screaming inside a freezing mortuary.The 53-year-old doctor pronounced the seriously ill woman dead in March after a worker found her without a pulse and not breathing at a retirement home.Her body was taken to the Munstermann funeral parlour in Berlin where it was placed in a refrigerated room. But just hours later a worker at the funeral home heard shrieks coming from inside the room.When staff went to investigate they pulled the body out of the refrigerator and found the woman alive. According to local news reports, the stunned employee fainted when he unzipped the mortuary bag and found the woman staring back.Tragically the woman died two days later in hospital from heart disease unrelated to the incident. The doctor is due to appear in Gelsenkirchen Magistrates’ Court to face charges of negligence.Last November in Poland a 91-year-old woman woke up inside a cold locker at a funeral home 11 hours after being declared dead. Staff were astonished when her body bag started moving while it was in storage.
A Kenyan college student allegedly committed suicide after a foreigner lured her through Facebook and assaulted her, her family has revealed.The girl, 19, left a suicide note naming a man and gave details of where he assaulted her and also explained why she took her life.The college student had joined a Facebook page called ‘Love beyond Skin Color (White men and black women)’, where she met Marco.She is said to have travelled from Kampala, the capital of Uganda, where she was at the time, to the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa where she met her new foreign lover.The girl was traumatized after the man who identified himself to her as Marco Ritz, threatened to post her naked photos online for the whole world to see.She was found dead on her bed on September 12, with a bottle of poison beside her. Also beside her lifeless bode were cash amounting to sh3, 190 and her cell phone.Police are investigating the incident amid reports that there is an increase in insidious crimes that have left thousands of Kenyans suffering in silence.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers say a bag caught their attention when they stopped a vehicle on I-10 for speeding.The purse was labeled “Bag Full Of Drugs.” Troopers say inside they found methamphetamine, GHB, cocaine, MDMA and fentanyl.The unidentified driver was arrested for drug possession.