Trey Anastasio Trio Closes Spring Tour With Emotional Cancer Fund Benefit In Atlanta [Photos/Videos]

March 2, 2021


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first_imgLoad remaining images On Sunday evening, the Trey Anastasio Trio wrapped up their first tour since 1999 with a special performance at Atlanta’s Terminal West. Billed as “Sustain,” the performance served as a memorial for Chris Cottrell, a lifelong friend of Trey Anastasio who passed away earlier this year following a battle with adrenal cancer. This particular evening also marked the 9th anniversary of the death of Trey’s sister, Kristy Anastasio Manning, after her own struggle with cancer. Appropriately, the performance served as a benefit for the WaterWheel Cancer Fund.The performance was heavy on Phish/Trey Anastasio Band crossovers like “Everything’s Right”, “Back On The Train”, “Sand”, “First Tube”, and “Gotta Jibboo” as well as several Phish tunes that have been staples of the trio’s setlists over the course of this tour, like “Blaze On”, “Party Time”, “Camel Walk”, “Ghost”, “No Men In No Man’s Land”, “46 Days”, and more.The final portion of the show brought an emotional stretch of song selections. The trio closed out set two with the reflective “Show of Life” and a spirited “Push On Til The Day”, which references Cottrell directly in its lyrics. For the encore, Trey began with “Miss You”, a song he wrote in his sister’s memory, before ending the festivities on a high note with the upbeat “Soul Planet”.This marks the end of the Trey Anastasio Trio’s first tour since 1999. Anastasio, Russ Lawton, and Tony Markellis will reconvene next for a trio of July shows, including the recently-announced stops at Charlottesville, Virginia’s Sprint Pavilion (July 5th) and New York City’s Central Park SummerStage (July 6th) and Trey’s long-scheduled headlining slot at Levitate Music & Arts Festival (July 7th).Below, you can check out a full gallery of photos from Trey Anastasio Trio’s spring tour closer at Terminal West courtesy of Ben Adams Photo and view a selection of fan-shot videos via YouTube user Fred Ramadan.Trey Anastasio Trio – “Camel Walk”Trey Anastasio Trio – “Sand” Trey Anastasio Trio – “No Men In No Man’s Land”Setlist: Trey Anastasio Trio | Terminal West | Atlanta, GA | 4/29/18Set One: Blaze On, Party Time, Heavy Things, Everything’s Right, Camel Walk, Ghost, Back On The Train, SandSet Two: First Tube, No Men In No Man’s Land, Prince Caspian, Twist, Gotta Jibboo, Windora Bug, 46 Days, Show of Life, Push On Til The DayEncore: Miss You, Soul Planet*Setlist unconfirmedTrey Anastasio Trio | Terminal West | Atlanta, GA | 4/29/18 | Photos: Ben Adamslast_img read more

3 ways same-day ACH may change credit unions

December 18, 2020


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first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The advent of same-day ACH this fall will likely mean credit unions and other financial institutions will encounter more fraud, more strain on their budgets and more operational challenges, according to a new survey by the New York City-based software firm NICE Actimize.A whopping 93% of financial institutions said they think same-day ACH will increase fraud threats, but more than half (54%) said they don’t have the appropriate fraud tools to handle same-day ACH transactions, according to the survey of some 60 financial institutions this spring. Despite their lack of fraud tools, 48% of respondents said they plan to originate same-day ACH credits and 43% said they’ll originate same-day ACH debits. Another 35% were unsure, and 16% said they’ll do neither. continue reading »last_img read more

Global hotel leaders are coming to Poreč at the beginning of October

November 18, 2020


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first_imgWhen almost 20% of an economy is made up of only one industry, it needs to be nurtured and continuously improved.Precisely for the reason of further development of the hotel industry, HOW Festival this year again brings world names of hotel operations, which have never been in Croatia before!So will regional hoteliers from global brands like TripAdvisor hear what guests look for most when they talk about “experience”, from director of food and beverage for Europe from International Marriott what are Trends in this currently fastest growing segment of tourism, from the Director of Human Resources for the EMEA region from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (more than 470 hotels in the EMEA region) what future managers should “have“For success, from Director of Analytics for the EMEA region InterContinental Hotels Group which are all the data I can also use it for better knowledge of the guest and from ours experts for behaviorism who lectures at world conferences – how one can find out what guests / clients really think about the hotel!Among the main stars of the HOW Festival is one of icons hotel operations, Vice President for Operations of the EMEA Region one of the world’s most famous brands, Hyatt International.On the second day, workshops were organized with the main lecturers where any topic from his / her field of activity could be discussed!HOW gathered more than 2017 participants in its first year (500), and plans more this year!HOW Festival is the only conference on hotel operations to be held this year October 3 – 5 in the beautiful ambience of Valamar Isabella Island Resort in Poreč. HOW brings together middle management, ie hotel directors, heads of operations and hotel departments. The Festival program includes hotel operations in the segment of food and beverages, sales and marketing, reception, wellness, procurement, analytics, energy saving, technology and many others. In addition to the educational program, participants can expect a rich entertainment program within which this year is organized the first team building for all hoteliers and a big party and concert of the band Living Legend!This year’s themes of the HOW Festival are: We are talking about an experience – do you know what kind of experience modern tourists are looking for?Global trends in hotel operationsWhat kind of leaders will the hotel industry of the future needF&B global trendsHow to use data to better know guestsCommunication technology within Hotel: Which management is correct? Higher ROI or better quality of service? What technology is applicable? Should we invest or not?How to find out what your guests really (subconsciously) think about you?How to increase revenue after booking and during the guest’s stayLittle tricks of champagne connoisseurs: How to successfully sell champagne by the glassWhat 21st century guests are looking for for breakfastEnergy savingDWEM Hospitality – intelligent, hotel Big Data solution in the service of advanced business analytics, reputation management and price positioningAfter GDPR, we have a regulation on e-privacy… Are you sure you are ready?Systems in the rooms: what guests want and how to delight themEmployee engagement and retentionHotel bar as an added value to the hotelHow to improve the rating on OTA, while increasing revenue and better management human resourcesIntegrated wellness softwareModern procurement in the hotel businessand workshops with key-note lecturersThe complete program as well as all information about the Festival is available on the official website: The partner of the HOW Festival is, as in the first year, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, and the sponsors are the Croatian Tourist Board, the County of Istria and the Tourist Board of the County of Istria.last_img read more

No sense to Cuomo tax plan reaction

October 20, 2020


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first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionGov. Andrew Cuomo is overreacting to Washington’s new tax law. In The Gazette’s Jan. 17 lead story indicates that he is considering a statewide payroll tax on employers that could effectively replace the state income tax. Really? This is a huge deal for New York employers, especially at a time when jobs are leaving New York. Instead of looking for ways to circumvent an admittedly unpopular law, he should seek ways to change Washington. Putting additional taxes on the backs of New York employers is certainly not the answer. Hopefully, this is just puffery for what political purpose I do not know. He also suggested that local communities establish funds for education and public health so that taxpayers may additionally circumvent Washington’s new tax law. Again, really? Purported presidential aspirations aside, Cuomo seems like a destabilizing force in the government.Michael CrowleyGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

USC maintains perfect record against Fresno State

September 17, 2020


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first_imgIn its last match before the ITA National Team Indoor championships next week, the USC women’s tennis team defeated Fresno State at Marks Stadium for a fifth consecutive victory.The Women of Troy have won five straight matches to open up the season, all of which have been sweeps. USC coach Richard Gallien’s group has made the statement that it is a team to be reckoned with early on in the season.USC easily wrapped up the doubles matches with a slightly different set of pairings this time around. Instead of having two seniors play together, senior Danielle Lao and sophomore Giuliana Olmos were locked into the No. 2 spot, and they took down a Bulldogs’ duo of Melissa McQueen and Anne Susdorf. In the three hole, senior Valeria Pulido was paired with freshman Ellie Yates, and the difference in age did nothing to hinder their play on the court, as the two easily defeated the Fresno State team of Anneka and Sophie Watts.In the singles portion of the match, No. 17 sophomore Sabrina Santamaria once again shined playing in the top spot. She left Aishwarya Agrawal on zero in both of the sets, winning 6-0, 6-0. Next in line was Olmos, who has garnered much attention early this year. The sophomore made quick work of Bianca Modoc in the third slot with a 6-3, 6-0 win.Yates clinched the victory with a throttling of FSU’s Anne Susdorf on court five. The freshman was just one game shy of a shutout, but her 6-0, 6-1 win was good enough to seal the match for USC.With the game in hand, Lao and junior Kaitlyn Christian finished off their opponents in the second and fourth slots, respectively. Pulido and Anneka Watts played the most exciting match of the day on court six, with the third set playing out into a game-deciding tiebreaker. Despite losing the first set, Pulido would pull out the second and then finish off Watts in the tiebreaker 10-4.Riding a hot streak, the Women of Troy are poised to make a run in the ITA National Team Indoor championships on Feb. 8.last_img read more

PBSO: Lantana Shooting that Injured Five People was a Targeted Act

August 12, 2020


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first_imgFour of the five victims were treated as trauma patients, according to Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue.Everyone who was hurt is expected to survive, PBSO added.The agency has not provided information on the extent of injuries or named any of the people involved.Deputies set up a perimeter Tuesday night and searched for any gunmen. The agency reported no arrests as of Wednesday, saying only that “this investigation is still very active and ongoing.” Authorities say Tuesday night’s shooting, which left five people injured at a private park in a Lantana community, was a targeted act.The incident “was not a random act,” the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “The shooting was between two different groups of individuals known to each other.”PBSO would not say whether it believes the incident is gang-related.Since some of the victims arrived at area hospitals on their own, investigators are still trying to determine who shot at who.The gunfire began about 8 p.m., as a car drove past a park in the Concept Homes community at Lantana Road and Edgecliff Avenue, just south of Greenacres.last_img read more

Meet Shashini Puvi, the 6 year old Indian Chess prodigy whipping up a storm!

August 5, 2020


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first_imgAdvertisement 94iyhf5NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2j3h3Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9cq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 536rWould you ever consider trying this?😱pqqxfCan your students do this? 🌚cokjRoller skating! Powered by Firework At a tender age when kids start learning the game of chess, Shashini Puvi from Bangalore is setting a benchmark. At just 6 years of age, Shashini has already been the crowned champion of three national level tournaments. Her most most recent triumph came in the 2019 National Schools Championship held in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, where the young girl secured a gold medal. A chess prodigy, Shashini is expected to become one of the strongest youth chess players in the country in the near future.Advertisement A student of National Public School, Hosur Road, Bangalore in Grade 1, Shashini Puvi started playing chess when she was three and a half years old. She is currently receiving professional training at the Chess Shoots Academy, Bangalore under coach Hanumantha R.Advertisement A total of 1007 players took part in the ninth edition of the National Schools Championship back in December 2019. Shashini, representing Karnataka, became the winner of the under-6 girls category with a score of 8.0/9. She was half a point ahead than second place Myrah Sachdev representing the hosts Maharashtra. Despite losing her second round match, she stunningly won all of the remaining games of the tournament.Shashini Puvi along with other under-6 champions (Image Courtesy: Grandmaster Chess Foundation)In January 2018, Shashini won her first national title at a striking age of 5 in the seventh National School Chess Championships held in Bhubaneswar, Odhisha, where she was competing in the under-5 category.Advertisement Her second national level trophy also came in 2018 at the 32nd National under-7 Open and Girls Chess Championships held in Tumkur, Karnataka. Another under-5 category title, its her second national title at the age of 5.Shashini winning her first (left) and second (right) national level titles.Shashini’s first chess tournament was the Karnataka State Under 9 Chess Championship in 2017, and she came out on top in her first state level championship, and she was just 4 years old.Shashini winning her first state level championship at the age of 4 in 2017.Along with her glorious national level achievements, Shashini achieved remarkable rankings in various other state championships in Karnataka. She secured first place in Under 7 Open Category of Karnataka State Open FIDE rated Under 17 chess Championship 2020 held in Bengaluru. She was ranked fifth in the under 9 girls Category of Karnataka State Under 9 Chess Championship 2020. In 2019, she also secured fourth ranks in both Karnataka State Under 9 and Under 7 Chess Championship 2019.Shashini with her parents (left), with coach Hanumantha R (right)A lover of drawing, Shashini receives training from her coach for two hours every week. Aiming to achieve the title of Grand Master in future, she aspires to meet her favourite chess player Viswanathan Anand one day. With such a staggering list of achievements in such a young age, Shashini is expected to become one of the greatest chess players of India in future.Shashini with her collection of trophiesAlso read-Next Viswanathan Anand in the making, 14-year-old Praggnanandhaa becomes second youngest chess player in history to shatter this record! Advertisementlast_img read more

Gallery: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

December 18, 2019


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first_imgNelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, was the scene for England’s nerve-wracking first-round breakthrough match on 23 June. The first of South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup stadiums to be completed, it was officially opened on 7 June 2009 – a year before the tournament. Before the World Cup it had already hosted a British and Irish Lions rugby match, a Soweto derby football match between top local teams Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, and a football international between Japan and South Africa.For the World Cup the stadium has a capacity of 46 000 seats, and is host to five first-round matches, one second-round, one quarter-final, and the third-place play-off.All photos courtesy Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality On 11 March the first football match ever played in Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium pitted the Frankie Schoeman Invitation team against the Mayoral Invitation team.Download high-resolution image 30 April 2009Download high-resolution image 30 April 2009Download high-resolution image 2 May 2009Download high-resolution image 2 May 2009Download high-resolution image 7 June 2009Download high-resolution image 7 June 2009Download high-resolution image 11 June 2009Download high-resolution image 11 June 2009Download high-resolution image 11 June 2009Download high-resolution image 11 June 2009Download high-resolution image 11 June 2009Download high-resolution image 25 July 2009Download high-resolution image 25 July 2009Download high-resolution image 25 July 2009Download high-resolution image 25 July 2009Download high-resolution image 25 July 2009Download high-resolution image 3 August 2009Download high-resolution image 3 August 2009Download high-resolution image The Japanese and South African squads enter the field before the stadium’s inaugural international football match on 14 November 2009.Download high-resolution image The Japanese squad before the stadium’s inaugural international football match on 14 November 2009.Download high-resolution image Japan and South Africa play the stadium’s inaugural international football match on 14 November 2009.Download high-resolution image Japan and South Africa play the stadium’s inaugural international football match on 14 November 2009.Download high-resolution image Japan and South Africa play the stadium’s inaugural international football match on 14 November 2009.Download high-resolution image Bafana Bafana supporters at the stadium’s inaugural international football match on 14 November 2009.Download high-resolution imageMORE GALLERIESlast_img read more

Kusile power station to go ahead

December 18, 2019


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first_imgKusile is being built in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga. (Image: Eskom) MEDIA CONTACTS • Bheki Khumalo Communications Department of Energy +27 82 773 2388 or +27 12 444 4256 RELATED ARTICLES • Power supply for World Cup ‘guaranteed’ • Deal to boost Africa’s power • Eskom gets $500m for upgrade • SA’s power plan surges aheadBongani NkosiConstruction of the coal-fired Kusile Power Station will not be cancelled, as previous media reports stated, because the facility is much needed to meet South Africa’s growing electricity demands, the government has said.This is according to a statement made by Department of Energy spokesperson Bheki Khumalo, who was responding to the inaccurate reports. “There is no viable option … to replace Kusile,” he said.“The department wishes to state categorically and without equivocation that Kusile Power Station is on the table,” Khumalo added.Kusile means “it has dawned” in local Nguni languages.Construction began in 2008 at Emalahleni, formerly known as Witbank, in Mpumalanga province – which has the richest coal reserves in the country.Upon completion the station will be the “second most advanced coal-fired power plant” in South Africa after the Medupi power station, which is currently under construction in Limpopo province, according to power utility Eskom.Eskom secured a loan of R28-billion (US$3.7-billion) from the World Bank on 8 April 2010 to finance the construction of the 4 800MW Medupi power plant. Once operational in 2013, it will be the country’s biggest generator of electricity.This will be a welcome addition as electricity reserves are low, the Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters has stated, and failing to address this now will undoubtedly lead to a repeat of 2008’s load-shedding and widespread blackouts – which were crippling to the economy.Medupi is being built near the currently operational 3 990MW coal-fired Matimba power station.Kusile part of SA’s power planSome 5 200ha have been set aside for Kusile, which will be positioned close to the existing 4 116MW-capacity Kendal power station. The site on which Kusile is being built was previously used for agriculture.Kusile is part of the government’s plans to ensure South Africa has enough power for the future, Khumalo said. “In the absence of Kusile, there will not be enough power to feed into the South African electricity grid,” he added.The entire Kusile plant is set for completion in 2017, but the first unit will be finished and ready for commercial operations by 2013. Eskom said in 2008 that the plant would cost an estimated R80-billion ($10.8-billion) to build.Anglo Coal South Africa, through its black economic empowerment subsidiary Anglo Inyosi Coal, will supply Kusile with 17-million tons of coal over a period of 47 years.According to Eskom, Kusile will be the first power station in South Africa to use Flue Gas Desulphurisation technology, which will reduce the plant’s harmful sulphur dioxide emissions.Hydro power from Ingula plantEskom is aiming at generating 12 300MW more power to feed into the national grid by 2017, as it’s estimated that South Africa will need about 40 000MW of electricity by 2025.The state-owned utility has also reached an agreement with independent power producers, who are expected to add about 400MW to the grid in the future. Eskom is also constructing the multibillion-rand Ingula power station, whose first unit is set to be commissioned in 2012. Ingula, a hydroelectric plant, is being built on two dams on the border of KwaZulu-Natal and Free State provinces.It will comprise four hydroelectric turbine units, each generating 333MW of power. The plant is one of the biggest environment-friendly projects Eskom has ever initiated.last_img read more

USDA enhances African Swine Fever surveillance efforts

December 17, 2019


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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is furthering its overall African Swine Fever (ASF) preparedness efforts with the implementation of a surveillance plan. As part of this plan, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will work with the swine industry, the states, and veterinary diagnostic laboratories to test for ASF.ASF is a highly contagious and deadly disease affecting both domestic and feral (wild) pigs. It does not affect human health and cannot be transmitted from pigs to humans. ASF has never been detected in the United States.“African Swine Fever is an area of high interest among the veterinary community and our swine industry, and we continue to take action to prepare for this deadly disease,” said Greg Ibach, Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs. “While we are confident that our overlapping safeguards will continue to keep ASF out of the United States, an enhanced surveillance program will serve as an early warning system, helping us find any potential disease much more quickly. It will also minimize virus spread and support efforts to restore trade markets and animal movements as quickly as possible should the disease be detected.”To make this program as effective and efficient as possible, USDA will add ASF testing to our existing classical swine fever surveillance. We will test samples from the same high-risk animals, using the same overall process, but will test for both diseases instead of one. USDA and its partners expect to begin ASF surveillance efforts within weeks, and will implement the full surveillance plan over the course of the spring.“U.S. pork producers are already suffering as a result of numerous trade disputes with top-importing countries, and an outbreak of ASF in the United States would be devastating,” said David Herring, president of NPPC. “That’s why it’s so important we have a strong surveillance program, to ensure early notification of any spread of the virus. With no vaccination available, prevention is our only defense. We thank USDA for today’s announcement and look forward to working with the agency to strengthen safeguards to protect our animals.”The surveillance effort will test samples from high-risk animals, including sick pig submissions to veterinary diagnostic laboratories; sick or dead pigs at slaughter; and pigs from herds that are at greater risk for disease through such factors as exposure to feral swine or garbage feeding.In addition, USDA will work with state and federal partners to identify and investigate incidents involving sick or dead feral swine to determine if they should be tested for ASF or other foreign animal diseases.The surveillance testing of commercial swine herds is an addition to USDA’s overall African swine fever prevention effort, including:Working with officials in Canada and Mexico on a North American coordinated approach to ASF defense, response, and trade maintenance;Working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at ports of entry, paying particular attention to cargo, passengers, and products arriving from China and other ASF affected countries;Increasing detector dog teams with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to sniff out illegal products at key U.S. commercial sea and airports;Collaborating with states, industry and producers to ensure everyone follows strict on-farm biosecurity protocols and best practices (including for garbage feeding in states where that is allowed);Restricting imports of pork and pork products from affected countries;Coordinating closely on response plans with the U.S. pork industry, producers and States to be ready should a detection ever occur in the United States; andExpanding the testing capabilities and testing capacity of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network.Our overall goal remains to keep this deadly disease out of the United States. For more information, visit APHIS’ updated ASF webpage at read more