When the funk army Turkuaz rolls into town, you best be ready to shake it! The nine-piece group always brings the noise, and their newly-announced Jazz Fest late night set certainly takes the cake! On Tuesday, April 26th, Turkuaz will play a full set tribute to the legendary musicians of The Band, busting out classics like “The Shape I’m In,” “Cripple Creek” and many, many more. Tickets here.It all goes down at the Howlin’ Wolf, as part of a major tribute night that the venue has in store. The festivities start with an Amy Winehouse tribute, featuring members of Trey Anastasio Band, Snarky Puppy, The Bridge and more, led by elite vocalist Elise Testone. You can find info about that first show here.Then, it’s time for Turkuaz to lay down some funky covers of The Band. They’re known for a potent rendition of “The Shape I’m In,” which you can groove on below:Finally, Jazz Is Phish will come in and close things out with a jazz-influenced tribute to the music of Phish. Featuring members of the Giant Country Horns, Snarky Puppy, Victor Wooten Band, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and Strange Design, this party will have you raging all night long!Tickets for this insane triple billing are available here! Don’t miss out!**If you’re looking for something to do during the daylight hours of the “Daze Between” Jazz Fest weekends, be sure to check out L4LM’s inaugural NOLA Crawfish Festival. Featuring George Porter, Jr., Jon Cleary, Nigel Hall, John “Papa” Gros, Billy Iuso & The Restless Natives, Papa Mali, The Neville-Jacobs Project, Anders Osborne and more, this is one festival you won’t want to miss! Held at the NOLA Brewing Company from April 25-27, come get down to some great music and chow down on some delicious crawfish boil courtesy of Shaggy, The Crawfish King. Tickets and more information available here.***
by: Rob RubinMore than half of consumers shopping for new checking accounts indicate that they want their new bank or credit union to provide mobile banking. Nearly half now want mobile check deposit. Millennials are much more likely to be interested in mobile services compared to older consumers shopping for checking accounts. All of but six institutions currently listed on FindABetterBank.com offer a mobile solution. To resonate with prospects, they need to feel comfortable that you provide a functionally equivalent mobile app compared to whomever they reference as “good.” Most banks’ and credit unions’ offer similar functionality, so shoppers must believe your app is sufficient for their needs, so you should consider including product reviews.About 80% of institutions listed on FindABetterBank offer mobile check deposit. No credit unions and only a handful of banks (5%) charge fees for mobile check deposit. Fees range from $0.25 to $1.00 per deposit. Most customers will use mobile check deposit infrequently and therefore won’t be too annoyed with the transaction fees, but there will always be competitors providing mobile check deposit for free. Fees for a “value-added” services associated with mobile check deposit might be more palatable — services like expedited deposits, deposit for checks over a minimum amount.Not all consumers care about mobile payments right now, but many Millennials do and BofA and Chase are in front in terms of promoting mobile payment capabilities. For example, Bank of America’s logo appears with ApplePay on the storefronts of retailers that accept ApplePay mobile payments. Chase was one of the first to promote their QuickDeposit mobile check deposit service, and now they’re also taking charge with their QuickPay P2P service. It’s clear why Millennials think of big institutions when they think of mobile banking solutions… big budgets and brand name awareness. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Traveloka, Southeast Asia’s largest online travel app, announced on Tuesday it had raised US$250 million to help bolster its operations amid the coronavirus crisis, and as domestic travel starts to pick up in the region of 650 million people.The eight-year-old startup said its funding round was led by a “global financial institution” and included existing investors, such as early backer East Ventures.Traveloka, which claims more than 60 million downloads, has been battered by the virus outbreak, as Southeast Asian countries shut borders and imposed strict lockdowns, throttling a previously booming tourism industry. The startup cut jobs, with one of its affiliates, Indonesian hotel aggregator Airy Rooms, shutting down.But as domestic travel restrictions start to ease in the region, the Jakarta-based firm’s chief executive said it “was seeing an encouraging recovery across its key markets” due to a resurgence in travel and activity bookings by local holiday-makers.“Our business in Vietnam has returned to 100 percent pre-COVID-19 level and Thailand has surpassed 50 percent pre-COVID-level,” Traveloka co-founder & CEO Ferry Unardi said in a statement.He noted that both Indonesia and Malaysia were also seeing “strong week-to-week improvement”. Thai authorities unveiled in June a $722 million subsidy to spur domestic travel, while both Vietnam and Singapore have announced extensive local tourism promotion campaigns.The Indonesian resort of Bali plans to re-open to local tourists this week and to international travellers on September 11.According to Unardi, Traveloka will use the new funding to bolster its balance sheets and boost its domestic travel offerings as well as its financial offerings.A source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters that the lead investor on the round was the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), Qatar’s state-owned holding company.A spokeswoman for Traveloka declined to comment on whether QIA had joined the deal or on Traveloka’s valuation.QIA did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Earlier backers include United States travel giant Expedia, Chinese online retailer JD.Com and Singapore state wealth fund GIC Pte Ltd.Topics :
Dennis Lane Cochran, age 66, of Dillsboro, Indiana departed this life Monday, December 2, 2019 at the home of his brother in Dillsboro, Indiana. He was born Thursday, July 16, 1953 at New Castle, Indiana, the son of Kenneth and Martha (Cowin) Cochran. He married Sandra Johnson December 24, 1975 and she survives. Dennis was a former member of Green Chapel Church. Dennis served his country in the Marine Corp from 1972 to 1978, where he met his wife Sandy. He owned and ran a restaurant for 17 years in Dillsboro. Dennis loved to hunt and enjoyed watching wildlife out his living room window. He loved to build things and greatly enjoyed time spent playing with his grandchildren, who adored him.Dennis is survived by his wife Sandra (Johnson) Cochran of Dillsboro; his mother Martha (Cowin) Wilson of Ocala, FL; sons: Jeremy (wife Ann) of Dillsboro, Adam of Dillsboro and Ben (wife Abigail) of Hartshorn, MO; brothers: Mike of OH, Larry (Marty) of Dillsboro, Tim (Debbie) of KY, Scott of FL, Kelly of FL, Troy (Valerie) of FL, Craig of IN, Gale of IN and Donnie of IN; sisters: Debbie (Gary) Wilson of ME, Sheryl (Daniel) Hatfield of FL, Kim (Tony) Burton of IN and Gay of IN; eight grandchildren: Lane, Dakota, Seddona, Chloe, Jesse, Shawn, Mylah and Carson; as well as numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth and stepmother Becky Cochran.A service celebrating his life will be held 11 AM Friday, December 6 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home in Dillsboro with Brother Mike Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Green Cemetery, with full military rites provided by Northcutt Laaker Post #292 of Dillsboro. Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 10 – 11 AM Friday also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in honor of Dennis to the donor’s choice. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover Street, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812)432-5480. You may go to www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
Former Miss Florida and the wife of “Tarzan” actor Ron Ely was stabbed to death by their 30-year-old son, who was fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies, shortly after.Police arrived at the scene and found 62-year-old Lundeen Ely dead with multiple stab wounds shortly after 8 p.m., Tuesday evening.The deceased suspect is identified as Cameron Ely.After killing his mother, he is heard in a chilling 911 call, alleging that his father was responsible for the attack.Authorities confirmed Ron Ely was home during the gruesome incident but could not communicate with officers because of his compromised speech from a medical condition.The 81-year-old was not injured but taken to a local hospital for evaluation.He is known for playing the title character on the NBC series “Tarzan,” which ran from 1966 to 1968.He was also the host of the Miss America pageant in 1980 and 1981, where he met his wife.Before marrying Ron, Valerie competed in the Miss Florida competition in 1981, representing the city of Miami.She went on to compete at the Miss USA beauty pageant later that year but did not win.The couple had three children and were married for about 35 years.Besides their son Cameron who reportedly lived with his parents, the couple shared two daughters, Kirsten and Kaitland, 32.Kirsten, a social media influencer, referred to her mother as her best friend in a 2010 blog post. The family has not spoken out at this time.It is unclear what events led to the tragedy, or whether Cameron committed suicide by cop.An autopsy for both Valerie and Cameron is pending.
If you remember from my first blog, I like a neat house – not “Mommy Dearest” neat, just organized and (relatively) clutter-free. That being said, if every program that children participated in these days eliminated participation trophies, certificates, ribbons and plaques, I would have a much easier time keeping up with it.My children are 5 and 7 and have already accumulated more “awards” than I ever had. I could likely stomach the clutter if they had received these awards due to their superior athletic and/or academic prowess. Were that the case, I could easily substitute my affinity for neatness with parental pride. Regrettably, however, they received the majority of these awards not for such accolades, but simply because they showed up.Don’t get me wrong, I am all for building self-confidence and making kids feel good about themselves…when they deserve it. I don’t think kids should be yelled at, belittled or be made to think that winning is everything. But, why can’t the experience of participating in the activity itself be enough? Why are kids given awards for merely showing up and trying? Isn’t that what they’re supposed to do?Last year, I coached my daughter’s soccer team. We had lots of fun. Girls who never played soccer learned about the game, new friends were made, and we lost LOTS of games. And guess what? At the end of the season I had to hand each player a personalized soccer trophy. When we got home my daughter asked me why we got a trophy when we only won one game. I had no answer.Some of you may think I’m mean and that not every kid will be on a winning team or ever have a chance to win a trophy and so what harm does a participation award do. The harm is that it dilutes their understanding and appreciation of what it truly means to accomplish something. I think over time with hard work, every child will eventually find something that he or she is good at. They might not discover what they’re good at when they are 5, but that gives them the chance to explore the vast opportunities that are available to them. And when they do finally win an award for coming in first place at a swim meet, art contest, spelling bee or whatever activity they excel in, they can display that award with pride, knowing that they truly earned it.If you don’t agree with me on that level, consider that eliminating participation awards will cut back on the amount of natural resources we use to create the endless numbers of trophies, certificates, and ribbons that inevitability end up in the trash … at least they do at my (relatively clutter-free) house.
The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs don’t start for another few weeks but this weekend the Nelson Leafs and Castlegar Rebels will definitely try to build some momentum when the two clubs meet in a home-and-home series beginning Friday in the Sunflower City.The teams, scheduled to meet in the first round of the Murdoch Division playoffs, have split the regular season series right down the middle with each team winning three times, including a road victory.Nelson will be without netminder Andrew Walton who is unavailable due to personal commitments.That leaves backup Patrick Defoe to take charge between the pipes. Defoe played very well during a 4-1 loss in Castlegar the last time the teams met.The Rebels are led offensively by center Stuart Walton, who tops Castlegar in scoring 76 points in 49 games.Walton is currently riding a three-game point streak after having six-game streak stopped by the Leafs January 27 in Nelson. Another offensive threat is Anthony Delong, second in scoring with 73 points.Defensively, captain Erik Alden will keep the Leaf forwards honest with his bone-crunching hits.For the Leafs Brett Norman passed Nick Newman for the Nelson scoring lead. The Dawson Creek native, accumulating seven points in the last three games, leads the Leafs with 61 points, two in front of Newman.Patrick Martens, coming off a four-goal game against Spokane, is another sniper the Rebels had better pay attention to for the Leafs.On the blueline, look for Nelson captain Tyler Parfeniuk to carry the load for Nelson.Game time Friday in Castlegar is 7:30 p.m. at the Complex.Saturday, puck drop at the NDCC Arena is 7 p.m.Nelson concludes the weekend Sunday with an afternoon date against the Golden Rockets at 2 [email protected]
A FIELD OF PERHAPS 10 OLDER HORSES, INCLUDING RECENT SAN PASQUAL WINNER HOPPERTUNITY, ARE EXPECTED TO COMPETE AT 1 1/8 MILES ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2015)–In what looms as an epic showdown between two of the sport’s most highly regarded runners, reigning Horse of the Year California Chrome and 2013 Eclipse Champion 2-year-old Male Shared Belief, are set to square off Saturday in the Grade II, $500,000 San Antonio Invitational at Santa Anita.A winner of four Grade I stakes last year: the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Hollywood Derby, California-bred California Chrome became a national sensation and although he was defeated in three consecutive races–the Belmont Stakes June 7, the Grade II Pennsylvania Derby Sept. 20, and the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic, gained a huge measure of redemption in taking Del Mar’s Hollywood Derby, run at 1 1/8 miles on turf, on Nov. 29.By virtue of an overall campaign that also saw him defeat state-breds in the Cal Cup Derby and open company in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes, California Chrome was also awarded Eclipse honors as Champion 3-year-old Male. A chestnut colt by Lucky Pulpit, “Chrome” has nine wins from 16 starts and earnings of $4,222,650.Trained by Art Sherman and owned by his breeders, Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, California Chrome, in his final San Antonio prep, breezed five furlongs this morning at his Los Alamitos headquarters in 1:01.60 under Victor Espinoza.“I think he went excellent,” said Espinoza. “He was steady all the way around, just cruising in the middle of the racetrack. I thought he went in a minute flat, it felt like that anyway. I think it was a perfect work for him, he’s ready. The way he’s going and the way he’s been working tells me he’s ready to go.”Sherman said that he would have preferred a faster work.“I was looking for a minute and change,” he said. “That would have helped me a lot more going into this race. I think it’s a good work but I would have liked a sharper workout for this race. He’s doing so good though…His gallop out was stronger than it has been. He galloped out in 1:11 and four (fifths). ..He’ll be fresh and ready, I can tell you that.”Assistant trainer Alan Sherman noted that California Chrome would “go over to Santa Anita Tuesday and he’ll train on the track Wednesday.”Voted America’s Eclipse Award Champion 2-year-old Male in 2013, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Shared Belief defeated older horses in last year’s Grade I Pacific Classic and in the Grade I Awesome Again Stakes and was undefeated as the 5-2 post time favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Breaking from post position six, his chances for victory were virtually eliminated at the break as eventual winner Bayern, drawn to his immediate outside, broke in sharply, costing the Candy Ride gelding early position and a clean run into the first turn.Owned by Jim and Janet Rome’s Jungle Racing, LLC, KMN Racing, LLC, Litt, Solis II, Hollendorfer and Todaro, Shared Belief cut back in distance off of his fourth place run in the Classic to win the Grade I, seven furlong Malibu on Dec. 26. He’ll have his final San Antonio tune up at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, Calif., Tuesday morning.“He’ll work a half mile under Russell Baze,” said Hollendorfer by phone from Golden Gate Fields this morning. “He’s a very consistent horse.” Shared Belief, who will be ridden by regular pilot Mike Smith in the San Antonio, will be shipped by van to Santa Anita on Wednesday morning. He has eight wins from nine starts and earnings of $2,032,200.Entries will be taken for the San Antonio on Wednesday and Bob Baffert’s Hoppertunity, a winner of the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles San Pasqual Stakes Jan. 10, is now listed as definite for the San Antonio. A winner of the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs two starts back on Nov. 28, Hoppertunity won last year’s Grade II Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park and was subsequently second to California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby.Owned by Karl Watson, Paul Weitman and Mike Pegram, Hoppertunity worked six furlongs in company in 1:14.20 this morning at Santa Anita under regular rider Martin Garcia. Stablemate Doctor Dempsey was clocked in 1:14.60.“He’s running,” said Baffert of Hoppertunity, for whom the Grade I Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park had also been under consideration. “That’s good for him,” he said of Hoppertunity’s workout time.A 4-year-old colt by Any Given Saturday, Hoppertunity has four wins and two seconds from eight starts and has earnings of $1,070,675.The San Antonio, which is expected to attract a field of between eight to 10 older horses, will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1. First post time for a nine-race card Saturday is 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.
Chelsea’s Florent Malouda is considering an offer from Brazilian club Botafogo, the Daily Mirror report.The 32-year-old Frenchman, who has a Brazilian wife, is said to be weighing up several offers, with his first-team chances at Stamford Bridge looking likely to be limited.It is claimed that he is also wanted by another Brazilian club, Vasco Da Gama, where his ex-Lyon team-mate Juninho Pernambucano plays.The Daily Mail say QPR are poised to loan out Joey Barton, with Blackburn Rovers leading the chase.It is suggested that R’s boss Mark Hughes sees a loan to the Championship – where there is a greater volume of league games over the early part of the season – as an ideal way to run down Barton’s 12-match ban quickly.Nottingham Forest are also said to be interested in the controversial midfielder.Meanwhile, The Sun say Craig Bellamy is set to snub Cardiff and sign for QPR from Liverpool, whereas The Independent believe he will choose to join the Bluebirds. The 33-year-old striker, who played under Hughes for Blackburn and Wales, has been tipped to leave Anfield this summer.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Popular science reporter Forest Mims III heard a chilling round of applause at a meeting of scientists, reported World Net Daily. When lizard expert Eric R. Pianka suggested it would be a good thing if airborne ebola killed off 90% of the human population, he got a standing ovation – and an award. At a meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, the audience also liked his suggestion that bird flu could do the job, and chuckled when he suggested it was time to sterilize everyone on Earth. “We’re no better than bacteria,” Pianka said in his polemic on overpopulation. Mims is editor of Citizen Scientist. A former popular science writer for Scientific American, he lost his job there years ago when it was found out he entertained doubts about Darwinism. The original article by Mims about the Pianka incident can be found at the Citizen Scientist website, with a response by Executive Director Shawn Carlson of the Society for Amateur Scientists, who called Pianka’s opinions “horrifically and dangerously wrong.” Carlson, an evolutionist himself, called on amateurs to challenge an out-of-control establishment: “When the professional scientists have lost their sense of moral outrage of such ideologies, then it falls to America’s great community of citizen scientists to be the conscious of science,” he said. “If we do nothing when others stand and applaud ideologies of pseudoscience and death, then history will hold us all to account for our failure to shake the very rafters in support of truth and human life.”This is probably not that unrepresentative of the feelings of today’s leftist-leaning evolutionary biologists about you and me and their fellow human beings. We don’t see them stepping up to the plate to set an example for the rest of us. And Carlson, thanks for your moral outrage, but tell us how truth and morality could have evolved. As we approach Easter season, choose you this day whom you will trust: a bunch of wacko radicals who think you would be better off dead, and whose actions, if they had the power, would make Hitler’s look almost gentle by comparison – or the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who loved each individual so much as to lay down His life to rescue them from the judgment due their sins, even when they were in rebellion and not even looking for help (see Romans 5:5-8).(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0