Thundercat stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Halloween night to perform with Jon Batiste and Stay Human. The Grammy-winning bassist performed his original “Them Changes” off his recent Drunk release with the house band, as Batiste showed off his incredible skills on the keyboards. You can watch the full episode here, and the web exclusive performance of his hit track “Them Changes” here.Thundercat Brings His Oddball Jazz Fusion To NPR’s Tiny Desk [Full Video]Thundercat Teams With Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins In New Music Video [Watch]Drunk is a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the singer/bassist and finds a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington and Brainfeeder mastermind Flying Lotus.Watch Thundercat and Stay Human perform “Them Changes” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert below:THUNDERCAT TOUR DATES11/11 De Oosterpoort, NL – Rockit Festival11/14 Glasgow, UK – ABC11/15 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall11/16 London, UK – Shepherd’s Bush Empire11/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso11/18 Hamburg, DE – Überjazz Festival11/19 Antwerp, Belgium – Roma11/21 Paris, France – Elysee Montmartre11/23 Madrid, ES – Teatra Barceló11/24 Barcelona, ES – Apolo11/25 Milan, IT – Jazz:RE:Found @ Base11/27 Trento, IT – Jazz’ About @ Teatro Sanbapolis12/29 Chicago, IL – Civic Opera House with Hannibal Buress
The flask is a small thing really, just eight ounces, but I can’t tell you how essential it is to every adventure I have. It’s a Stanley, but I’m not brand loyal. Any light weight, leak-proof vessel would do, I guess. The important thing is that it’s full of whiskey and in my pack.Hiking, biking, skiing, climbing…it’s gotta be in my pack. At this point, it’s an essential piece of equipment, right up there with the map or a headlamp. And the thing is, most of the time, I don’t use the flask. There are plenty of situations where I’ll spend an entire day, or several days out in the woods and never take a sip of whiskey. But there are things that you pack on any adventure just in case. Just in case you get lost. Just in case you get hurt. Just in case someone else gets hurt. It’s like that extra layer at the bottom of my pack, or that headlamp I always stuff into the top pocket.Now, the tricky thing here is that booze in the backcountry is rarely a good thing. It thins the blood, hastens hypothermia and can lead to poor decision making. Trust me on all these accounts. Especially that last one. But sometimes, booze in the backcountry is exactly the right thing.Like say, when you’re out on a quick three-hour hike with a small group that turns into an 11-hour trek because of poor map skills. And it’s dark and you’re still nowhere near where you need to be. And it starts to rain. And you rationed out the last handful of trail mix two hours ago. In that situation, passing around a flask full of bourbon is the exact right thing to do. It’s a morale booster that can turn a crowd on the edge of a coup into a laughing, jovial party. The flask lifts the spirits. It puts things in perspective. Because if you have whiskey, things can always be worse. Because you have whiskey.So the flask goes in my bag, along with my headlamp. And I hope I don’t have to use it.
continue reading » Today’s consumers want a financial relationship that can help them manage their daily financial needs and improve their overall lifestyle; but they haven’t found one yet. We know this because 40 percent of consumers are digital nomads. 60 percent of members that identify credit unions as their primary financial institution are using a bank for some type of financial service.1 And according to a 2019 Accenture study, having a “one-stop-shop” within financial services was the number one need identified by today’s consumers.2How do we become that primary financial relationship for our members? As I discussed in a recent interview with PYMNTS.com, it all happens through payments. Payments represent 80 percent of the interactions a member has with their financial provider today.3 As a credit union leader that tells you that maximizing engagement and delivering an exceptional payments experience is the path to become your members’ PFR.Getting in the Engagement GameMaximizing engagement means focusing less on a members’ life stages and more on owning more everyday member moments. Think about it: we can only know so much about our members from the few interactions we have on the lending and deposits side. But understanding where and through which channels our members are spending everyday allows you to understand where to invest into your payments strategy, whether it’s rewards, digital wallets, or products that help drive engagement (like card controls). In our recent Quarterly Live Cast, CO-OP Chief Product Officer talked about how the rapid growth of P2P adoption helped drive CO-OP’s investment in our Zelle solution. Having a pulse on where your members want to engage can help guide your overall payments strategy. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
“We believe it would be proper to wait for an official announcement” of the election results, Mr. Putin’s spokesman, Dmitri S. Peskov, told reporters. “There are certain legal procedures pending that were announced by the current president.” Mr. Peskov sought to couch the delay as a technical matter of diplomatic protocol, and pledged that Mr. Putin would be ready to work with “any elected president of the United States.” But after a weekend during which leaders around the world congratulated Mr. Biden on his electoral victory — even close allies of Mr. Trump like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel — it was clear that the Kremlin was jumping at an opportunity to criticize the United States rather than to try to improve ties. In Russia, elections are tightly scripted, with challengers to the ruling party winning in very rare cases and popular opposition politicians generally unable to get on the ballot. But on Monday, Ella A. Pamfilova, the head of Russia’s Central Election Commission, also sounded off on the superiority of the Russian governance. She said she had studied mail-in voting and decided against using in Russia because it made it too easy to cheat.“This anachronism in its American version opens up boundless possibilities for potential fraud,” she told Tass, a state-run Russian news agency, of voting by mail. “It turns out I was right — what’s going on now in the United States is the best illustration of that.” In unison, Russian officials and state-controlled media echoed Mr. Trump’s depiction of the election as riddled with widespread fraud. On the flagship weekly news program on state television on Sunday night, the host, Dmitri Kiselyov, said the election showed the United States to be “not a country but a huge, chaotic communal apartment, with a criminal flair.” And on a political talk show, Oleg Morozov, a lawmaker, said American democracy had deteriorated to the point that “one can manipulate it, tune it and tamper with it to achieve certain result.”- Advertisement – For years, the Kremlin has painted Western democracy as dangerously chaotic compared to what it says is the safety and stability offered by President Vladimir V. Putin. Thanks to President Trump’s unfounded allegations that Democrats stole last week’s presidential election, the Kremlin now has a fresh chance to claim vindication. On Monday, a spokesman for Mr. Putin said Russia will not recognize Joseph R. Biden Jr. as president-elect until Mr. Trump’s court challenges to the election results run their course. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –
I don’t know. What I can say for certain is that I’m not yet ready to abandon the possibility of America—not just for the sake of future generations of Americans but for all of humankind. I’m convinced that the pandemic we’re currently living through is both a manifestation of and a mere interruption in the relentless march toward an interconnected world, one in which peoples and cultures can’t help but collide. In that world—of global supply chains, instantaneous capital transfers, social media, transnational terrorist networks, climate change, mass migration, and ever-increasing complexity—we will learn to live together, cooperate with one another, and recognize the dignity of others, or we will perish. And so the world watches America—the only great power in history made up of people from every corner of the planet, comprising every race and faith and cultural practice—to see if our experiment in democracy can work. To see if we can do what no other nation has ever done. To see if we can actually live up to the meaning of our creed.The jury’s still out. I’m encouraged by the record-setting number of Americans who turned out to vote in last week’s election, and have an abiding trust in Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, in their character and capacity to do what is right. But I also know that no single election will settle the matter. Our divisions run deep; our challenges are daunting. If I remain hopeful about the future, it’s in large part because I’ve learned to place my faith in my fellow citizens, especially those of the next generation, whose conviction in the equal worth of all people seems to come as second nature, and who insist on making real those principles that their parents and teachers told them were true but that they perhaps never fully believed themselves. More than anyone else, my book is for those young people—an invitation to once again remake the world, and to bring about, through hard work, determination, and a big dose of imagination, an America that finally aligns with all that is best in us.THREE OTHER ARTICLES WORTH READINGtop comments • RESCUED DIARIESQUOTATION“The reserves of emotion pent up during those many months when for everybody the flame of life burned low were being recklessly squandered to celebrate this, the red-letter day of their survival. Tomorrow real life would begin again, with its restrictions. But for the moment people in very different walks of life were rubbing shoulders, fraternizing. The leveling-out that death’s imminence had failed in practice to accomplish was realized at last, for a few gay hours, in the rapture of escape.” ~~Albert Camus, The Plague (1947)TWEET OF THE DAYx At Daily Kos on this date in 2009—FRC would support a primary challenge against Snowe:On Tuesday, we learned Maine Republicans would dump Olympia Snowe in a primary challenge vs. a conservative. One day later, TPM reported that the social conservative group Family Research Council would also support a primary challenge against Snowe.”Well of course there is an audience that would love to see Olympia Snowe out of office, within the ranks of social conservatives, that’s for certain,” said Mackey.A new survey from Public Policy Polling (D) found that a generic conservative challenger would lead the moderate Snowe in a Republican primary by a whopping 59%-31% margin.“I think a couple years ago, we wouldn’t have thought it was possible,” said Mackey. “However, those numbers are interesting, and I think those numbers might just track the fact that a lot of Americans are waking up to the liberal policies, what they mean and how they’re playing out. And it may be affecting her, with her votes for the stimulus, and breaking from her party. And we would like to see a conservative have a chance to remove her from office up there.” BLAST FROM THE PAST- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
England’s forwards shone the most in their 40-0 victory over Georgia at Twickenham for the visitors’ first ever visit to the home of English rugby. Hooker Jamie George grabbed a hat-trick, while the pack scrummaged well and dominated at the lineout. Last Updated: 14/11/20 5:53pm 8 Billy Vunipola: Started strongly but faded as the game wore on. Not his usual safe self. 6/10Replacements – Max Malins made his debut off the bench and while Eddie Jones sent on the cavalry, it did not have quite the desired impact. 6/10
On the occasion of the celebration of the World Tourism Day, the Department of Tourism and Economy at the Faculty of Economics in Split, the leading higher education and scientific institution in the field of tourism in the region, organizes an expert meeting and panel discussion entitled:“Digital transformation in the function of sustainable tourism”The meeting will take place October 10, 2018 u 10: 00 hours in the Ceremonial Amphitheater of the Faculty of Economics in Split, and their experiences in the application of digital-based solutions will be shared by stakeholders from the tourism and travel industry. The meeting will end with a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges that digital transformation brings to tourism.Join us in thinking aloud on this important topic, link to the application form: APPLY
Germany currently has around 200,000 cases and recorded 9,071 deaths due to the virus.Top clubs like champions Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig are reportedly already working on hygiene concepts which could see a number of fans return.Dortmund have tested a system to measure body temperatures of supporters.”I am hopeful that at least a small proportion of fans will be admitted again from September,” Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said at the end of June.Union Berlin are looking into playing home games in front of a full house when the 2020/21 campaign starts in Germany on September 18.Union want club employees tested and for all 22,000 ticket holders for each home game to produce a negative test for COVID-19 within 24 hours of kick-off.However, Union’s plans have already been criticized and a leading virologist dubbed it “irresponsible”.”Until we have a vaccine, there won’t be a full stadium,” Ulf Dittmer, director of virology at the University Hospital in Essen told newspaper WAZ.Dittmer worries despite a negative test, someone could still be “infectious one day later in the stadium” and spread the virus on packed terraces. Topics : The return of supporters to German stadiums next season took a step closer on Wednesday as the 36 clubs in the Bundesliga’s top two tiers received guidelines on how to keep spectators safe from infection amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Bundesliga season finished at the end of June with the last nine round of matches played behind closed doors.However, with clubs having lost millions in match day revenue, the German Football league (DFL) has provided help in how to create a safe environment in grounds. “The guideline serves as an orientation for the basic structure” of hygiene concepts and “contains numerous aspects to be considered,” the DFL said in a statement.Each club would need their concept approved by the local health authority.The DFL’s guide has already been submitted to the German government’s Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) for evaluation.As the league points out, the BMG says high standards of protection to prevent infection is a basic requirement before fans can return.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release, Public Health As Pennsylvania continues to take measured steps to reopen, Governor Tom Wolf today praised Pennsylvania businesses that have pivoted to produce critical products during the COVID-19 public health crisis, which undoubtedly contributed to the commonwealth’s efforts to protect public health and safety.As the governor and Department of Health took critical, life-saving steps to help mitigate the spread of the contagious and deadly virus, Pennsylvanians adjusted their everyday lives to protect themselves and their families, friends and communities.“Over the past few weeks, I’ve emphasized that every Pennsylvanian has a part to play in getting us through this crisis with the best outcomes for our health and our economy. We’re already seeing some of the results of these efforts — new case rates are declining and testing and contact tracing efforts are increasing,” Gov. Wolf said. “We accomplished these feats through the hard work and sacrifice of everyone, from individual Pennsylvanians who, every day, take part in social distancing and hygiene efforts to curb the spread of this virus, as well as the numerous businesses that have made use of their facilities to manufacture much-needed supplies.”The governor highlighted several of the numerous Pennsylvania-based businesses that stepped up to assist first responders, health care systems, and life-sustaining businesses by shifting production to much needed medical equipment, products used for personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitization.Textile manufacturer Gitman Brothers of Ashland, Schuylkill County, one of the few remaining fabric manufacturers in our state, has retooled its operations to create antimicrobial hospital gowns.In Pittsburgh, Thread International shifted its focus from making backpacks and other products to creating protective face shields for the hospital network. While following social distancing guidelines, the company hired an additional 15 people to contribute to the production of thousands of shields a week.Crazy Aaron’s, in Norristown, Montgomery County, transitioned from making Thinking Putty, a learning slime for children, to manufacturing hand sanitizer, and the company has been donating this hand sanitizer to municipal workers, healthcare facilities, public utilities and first responders in the Norristown and Philadelphia communities.New Pig Energy of Tyrone, Blair County, a company that focuses on containment in the energy sector, expanded its operations to supply FDA-registered, World Health Organization-formula medical-grade hand sanitizer and disposable American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-certified full-face shields.A team of dedicated employees at Braskem America in Marcus Hook, Delaware County, sheltered in place at their workplace for 28 days, vowing to make material for personal protective equipment. Braskem shifted its production line capacities to focus on the enhanced availability of the raw material needed to make N-95 medical face masks, medical protective gear and protective food packaging.United Metal Fabricators in Johnstown, Cambria County, which makes medical equipment, worked to provide emergency beds for field hospitals across the country.Sports apparel maker Fanatics in Easton, Northampton County, shifted from making baseball jerseys to safety masks and gowns for health care workers.“These production efforts are still ongoing and are continuing to help us build our stockpile in anticipation of a resurgence,” Wolf said. “Whether big or small, I am grateful to every business and every worker who assisted in this effort.”Recognizing the needs of both our frontline workers and the businesses expressing a desire to help, DCED and the departments of Health, General Services, and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency joined forces to facilitate the connections needed to bolster the critical personal protective equipment supply chain and put Pennsylvanians back to work.The Wolf Administration’s announcement of the development of the Critical Medical Supply Portal, where Pennsylvania businesses can submit information to support the creation of critically-needed medical supplies, and the Manufacturing Call to Action Portal, where businesses’ critical supply chain capabilities, needs, workforce gaps, and innovation opportunities can be assessed for collaborative production efforts, were made in direct response to Pennsylvania’s business communities stepping up to the plate during this difficult time.The portals are linking manufacturers directly with a dedicated team of case managers who can thoroughly evaluate their needs and seamlessly connect them with the appropriate resources or partner organizations who can provide additional support.Ver esta página en español. Gov. Wolf Highlights PA Businesses Rising to Meet COVID-19 Needs May 27, 2020