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Bob Weir Mourns Orlando Shooting Victims In Les Paul Spirit Award Speech [Watch]

first_imgEarlier today, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir was honored with the first-ever Les Paul Spirit Award at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The new award will be given to innovators in music, arts and technology, making Weir a fitting choice for the inaugural ceremony.During his acceptance speech, Weir took a moment to mourn the victims of the shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL. With over 50 individuals losing their lives in the attacks, the shooting was the worst in American history. Weir accepted the award with a “heavy heart,” respectfully remembering those who have been lost, and comparing homophobic hatred to that of fundamentalist terrorist groups.Watch the powerful moment below, courtesy of The Tennessean.Weir will be on hand tonight, June 12th, to bring the festival to a close with his band Dead & Company.last_img read more

Dead & Company Adds Second Hollywood Bowl Show To Summer 2017 Tour

first_imgIt seems that the Los Angeles fans can’t get enough of Dead & Company. The beloved project featured Grateful Dead members Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart and Bob Weir with Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge and John Mayer recently revealed plans for a major 2017 tour, with a stop at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday, May 31st.One show wasn’t enough for the LA fans, so Dead & Company decided to play a second! They’ll return to the Hollywood Bowl on June 1st for a second night of fun in the Los Angeles sun. The last Dead & Company Los Angeles show was on December 31st, 2015, when the band played a NYE spectacular at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. They did play in Irvine, CA last summer, as well as a short performance for Jimmy Kimmel Live, but these Hollywood Bowl shows will certainly see Dead & Company warmly welcomed by the LA fans.You can find more info about the new show in the Dead & Company Facebook post below.last_img read more

Seniors react to commencement speaker

first_imgCardinal Timothy Dolan will deliver the Commencement address to the class of 2013, and the selection has prompted seniors to reflect on Dolan’s relevance to the student body and his ability to successfully connect with them. Dolan, the Archbishop of New York and the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will receive an honorary degree from the University at the May 19 ceremony in Notre Dame Stadium. Senior Jason Kippenbock said he is thrilled by the selection because Dolan’s charismatic personality and intellectual background make him an ideal fit for the event. “When [Dolan] speaks, he has always emphasized how important it is to live out your faith fearlessly and not back down, like the way he lead the bishops’ opposition to the health care mandate,” Kippenbock said. “I’d expect his message to us as graduates of America’s greatest Catholic institution would be to not back down, and to use our gifts and our strengths to live out the gospel.” Senior Camille Suarez said she initially reacted negatively to the announcement because she doesn’t believe Dolan is the most relevant selection for the class. “I feel like this choice isn’t perfect for this moment,” Suarez said. “I was hoping Notre Dame would use this opportunity to kind of move the University forward, and I think this might be setting us back a couple steps.” Suarez said she hopes Dolan will present an image of the Church that is relevant and accessible to her and her classmates. “I hope he talks about Catholic Social Teaching because I think that’s one image of the Catholic Church that needs to be promoted,” Suarez said. “I hope he makes a call to the graduating student body and encourages us to use our [Notre Dame] degrees to promote Catholic Social Teaching and help the poor and suffering.” Senior Katie Pryor said she is excited to hear Dolan’s speech because he is a prominent figure in both the Catholic Church and the world, as demonstrated by his mention in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People of the World in 2012. “When I heard Cardinal Dolan would be the commencement speaker, I was very pleased with the decision,” Pryor said. “He is not just another Cardinal but a Cardinal that actually has a lot of substance in his views and beliefs and a lot of wonderful things to say.” With the ongoing discussions about the next Pope, Pryor said Dolan is an “especially exciting” choice because he is a member of the Church hierarchy. “Cardinal Dolan is even one of the people being talked about for Pope, showing the great importance he has worldwide in the Catholic Church,” she said. Seniors Julia Kohn and Rachel Chisausky said while Dolan is a prominent leader, they are concerned the speech would be relevant only to students that identify as conservative Catholics, leaving others disappointed. “I took a moment to look him up before I formed an opinion … and everything I’ve read seems to indicate that he appears to have a political agenda rather than just being a religious figure, and I don’t agree with any of the views that his agenda suggests,” Kohn said. “I just don’t know what he’s going to talk about that’s going to be that relevant to my beliefs and opinions.” Chisausky said she hopes Dolan’s speech is not “homily style” and that it doesn’t alienate non-religious students. “I was disappointed, because I don’t really know much about him but I’m not Catholic or really religious at all,” she said. “I just hope [his speech] is very open and applies to every student in the graduating body and not just to religious people.” Kohn said if the University wanted a “famous” speaker, they should have sought a more relatable figure. “For a school the caliber of Notre Dame, that has the name recognition of Notre Dame, I feel like we could have gotten someone really exciting,” Kohn said. “I don’t know that Cardinal Dolan is as relevant to everyone as a different famous person would be.” Senior Colin Campbell said he understands there isn’t a speaker who can please everyone, but he is personally excited by the University’s decision to give Dolan a platform from which many will hear him. “I hope Cardinal Dolan helps us to understand the gifts that we have been given through our four years at Notre Dame and then provides motivation and support as we carry those blessings with us and walk out of that football tunnel for the last time,” Campbell said.last_img read more

Brazilian Police Seize Marijuana Coming From Paraguay

first_imgBy Dialogo October 22, 2010 Contraband is normal for the border, and I have seen it with my own eyes, there is a place called Puerto Tigre on the Paraguay side, almost across from the city of Guaira, where you cross over to the Brazilian side, it makes me sad when I see that the paraguana authorities that are in this zone are taking bribes such as the NATIONAL POLICE, FINANCIAL CRIME I HOPE SOME DAY THIS IS TAKEN CARE OF On 19 October, the Brazilian Federal Police announced the seizure of three tons of marijuana believed to have entered the country from Paraguay headed for the state of Paraná (in southeastern Brazil). The police succeeded in intercepting the shipment on a highway between the municipalities of Itu and Araçariguama (in the interior of Sao Paulo state) after an anonymous tip about smuggling from Paraguay, the law-enforcement agency indicated. Three people were arrested during the operation. The shipment, hidden in a cargo of logs, was being transported in two trucks that had begun their journey in the state of Mato Grosso (in western Brazil) and were on their way to the state of Paraná (in southeastern Brazil).last_img read more

West Virginia credit union uncovers discrepancies

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr An embezzlement investigation is under way at the $5.7 million Ohio County Public School Federal Credit Union in Wheeling, W. Va., the cooperative’s board chair confirmed Monday.“The investigation is still ongoing,” Mary Jo Conaway, board chair for Ohio County Public School FCU, told CU Times Monday. “We are just taking it day by day waiting for them to tell us when they will finish [audits] and we’ll go from there.” continue reading »last_img

Credit Union Technology Watch: Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR)

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data… With the introduction and expansion of 5G networks, the possibilities for credit unions and their technology will also grow. 5G technology is rolling out across the country and should be widespread by 2022 but in the meantime, credit unions can prepare for the new capabilities the technology will bring. Among other areas that 5G will improve, it will increase speeds while using less bandwidth, make contactless payments widespread, and enhance security & detect fraud.Aided by research from the Financial Health Network and Members Development Company (MDC), the Foundation has been able to learn more about the emergence of 5G technologyand share these valuable insights with the credit union movement. Another area of technology that 5G capabilities will enhance is augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). AR/VR is an area that has not been explored in depth by financial services but will allow support resources, training modules and more to be used more frequently by members in the coming years.What can credit unions learn from this research?Both AR and VR will have a positive impact on the member experience while also helping employees grow in their capabilities and roles. AR is less expensive and easier to develop than VR since it still uses the real world and “superimposes information and artificial objects” over it. This makes AR a good entry point for credit unions looking to build their digital offerings. VR creates a virtual space and fully immerses individuals, which could be used to create an entirely virtual branch for members to visit 24/7.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Dominica promotes health and wellness through daily yoga classes

first_img Share Tweet Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews Dominica promotes health and wellness through daily yoga classes by: – June 17, 2011 Photo credit: healthyoga.comWhile many persons may say that Dominica has shifted its dependence on agriculture to tourism, focus is now being placed on promoting health and wellness to visitors and locals alike.This statement came from yoga instructor, Miss Charity Robinson, who has been conducting yoga classes at the fort young hotel for the past three months.The yoga classes which have been endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism, seeks to give locals and visitors an opportunity to experience wellness in Dominica’s pristine environment.Classes are being conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm to 6:45pm, Tuesdays from 6am to 7:15am and Fridays from 7am to 8:15am.Miss Robinson says the sessions are divided into various segments.Miss Robinson says that the sessions cater to people of all ages and has received positive feedback from its participants.As of late, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Tourism has been promoting Dominica as one of the prime locations in the world for health and wellness, where yoga, health eating and beauty therapy takes precedence.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img 16 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Arsenal chase possible Aubameyang replacement with £50m

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Will Gabon international and Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang say bye to the Gunners after the lockdown or stay put amidst pressure from some quarters that he leaves for good to win laurels? That is one naughty issue that is still on the table even as the covid-19 lockdown continues. However Arsenal appear to be avoiding being taken unawares as plans are reportedly on to seek a possible replacement for the striker who has so far netted 49 goals for the Emirates landlords in 75 appearances. Arsenal are reportedly considering a £50m swoop for Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno this summer, should captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave the club. Arsenal’s Aubameyang will he quit or stay after covid19 lockdown? Rodrigo, who has progressed into one of LaLiga’s most proven marksmen in recent years, has a £110m buyout clause at Valencia but could be allowed to leave for less than half of that figure. The report in The Mirror details that Valencia owner Peter Lim could let the 29-year-old leave the Mestalla, especially given the economic ramifications of the coronavirus crisis for football clubs. A deal to bring the Gabonese forward to Barcelona did not materialise in January, but the Catalans could come back in for him this summer. Manchester United are interested in Arsenal’s top scorer as well, for £50m also, according to The Sun. Aubameyang’s contract at the Emirates runs out at the end of next season and he is looking unlikely at the moment to sign a new deal. Rodrigo, however, could move to the Premier League where he spent one season at Bolton Wanderers in 2010-11 on loan from Benfica. Read AlsoGabon FA boss sets post covid-19 target for Aubameyang He was also linked with a move to Barcelona in January, as well as moves to Everton and West Ham last summer. The 29-year-old scored 15 goals in all competitions last season but has only netted five times in 28 games in all competitions during this campaign. Promoted Content8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

O’Neill on verge of new deal

first_imgNorthern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is close to agreeing a new contract with the Irish Football Association. Press Association O’Neill, who managed Shamrock Rovers before taking over from Nigel Worthington, has had an up and down stint in charge of the national side with a memorable win over Fabio Capello’s Russia and a brave draw away to Portugal tempered by defeats in Azerbaijan and Luxembourg. Northern Ireland finished fifth in their World Cup qualifying group with seven points. O’Neill has a chance to add a second win to his CV on November 15 when his side travel to Turkey for a friendly. He announces his squad on Tuesday. center_img O’Neill’s original two-year deal expires at the end of December and, although he has won just one of his 14 matches at the helm, he has the support of key officials at Windsor Avenue. Talks have been ongoing for a number of weeks and though nothing has yet been signed, Press Association Sport understands that both parties are keen to finalise terms for another two years. last_img read more

De Gea hits out at LVG row “lies”

first_img One report in Spain this week claimed De Gea had not spoken to the United boss in “a few months”. But De Gea rejected that notion out of hand during an interview with MUTV on Friday. “I am playing the best football that I’ve ever played. “I’m really enjoying it at the moment and I’m just trying to improve with every training session and every game that goes by, giving 100 per cent and concentrating to the maximum. That’s the way I want to continue.” De Gea let a rare brace in last weekend as United lost 2-1 to Swansea. The 24-year-old hopes the team will return to winning ways against Sunderland at Old Trafford on Saturday. “We were on a good run of results and winning some important games but, the other day at Swansea, we lost the game,” De Gea said. “I don’t think we deserved to lose, but football can be like that. “You go to tough away grounds and you lose points sometimes. We have to move on from that as now we face Sunderland and we need to concern ourselves with that test.” “Everything that has been written in the press about us not getting on is a lie,” De Gea said. “We both want the best for the club and the team, and the stories are complete lies.” After signing seven players in his first year at the club, Van Gaal is expected to make more additions in the summer. But for many United fans, the Dutchman’s priority should be extending De Gea’s contract, which expires at the end of next season. The Spaniard has rescued United on countless occasions this season. Few would have thought he was capable of such performances when at the start of his United career, when he made a series of howlers. He thinks those days are firmly behind him, though. “I think this is the best period of my career,” said De Gea, whose form has not gone unnoticed by Real Madrid., Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has dismissed speculation he has fallen out with manager Louis van Gaal. Press Associationlast_img read more