Yesterday, Pearl Jam‘s Let’s Play Two made its theatre debut in over 250 cities worldwide. Let’s Play Two is a documentary film that chronicles Pearl Jam’s legendary performances at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs historic 2016 season. With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs, and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music.Eddie Vedder’s Been Spotted Busking Twice Outside Of Wrigley Field This Weekend [Full Video]From Ten to Lightning Bolt, the documentary film shuffles through Pearl Jam’s ever-growing catalog of originals and covers – spanning the band’s 25-year career. Through the eyes of renowned director/photographer Danny Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, the film showcases the journey of this special relationship. See the full list of screenings here.Fox Sports will also be airing the new Pearl Jam concert film Let’s Play Two following the ALCS Game 1 on Friday, October 13, more than a month before the official DVD release–which officially drops November 17.Watch the trailer for Let’s Play Two below:
Scholars at Radcliffe session examine the deep meaning of a movement The women’s revolt: Why now, and where to Though Weinstein’s alleged offenses were extreme, the universality of his accusers’ experiences seemed to empower many women who had been unwilling or unable to come forward before. It also ignited media outlets that either had set aside reporting on sexual misconduct because they couldn’t get enough credible sources to publish, or hadn’t been interested in pursuing the stories until the Weinstein scandal began garnering worldwide attention.Suddenly, every outlet was hunting down its “Weinstein,” and since then, stories about high-profile men, including “Today Show” host Matt Lauer, CBS news anchor Charlie Rose, former Senator Al Franken, actor Kevin Spacey, and many others have become so routine that their narrative is almost formulaic: “Famous rich man used his power and money to sexually harm women or men for years without consequences. Now he’s been fired.”A panel of journalists who have been covering the #MeToo movement took a rare breather Tuesday evening at a discussion at Harvard Kennedy School to reflect on the breathtaking impact the Weinstein story has had on the wider culture but also on the profession, and to consider where the movement may be headed and what work reporters have before them on this long-overlooked issue.Moderator Genevieve Roth, a spring 2018 Shorenstein Center Fellow, asked Koa Beck, editor in chief at Jezebel; Dahlia Lithwick, a legal reporter and senior editor at Slate; Zerlina Maxwell, senior director of progressive programming for SiriusXM radio; and Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman whether — given the human tendency to apply the “bad apple” label to every new revelation about a sexual abuser, as well as the episodic nature of the #MeToo coverage — reporters and society as a whole are hindered from confronting the systemic problems that underlie sexual misconduct.,Sherman, author of a best-selling 2014 biography of Fox News chief Roger Ailes, who was forced out of his job in 2016 after anchor Gretchen Carlson sued him for sexual harassment, said that as the story developed, he realized the bigger news was about the vast system Ailes had created around him: a “whole chain of enablers” made up of deputies, the network legal department, draconian nondisclosure agreements to silence potential accusers, and private investigators to smear women who came forward.“I think that is where the fundamental change happens, because yes, there are predators, there are bad apples out there, but they’re only as powerful as the space in which they operate,” Sherman said. “People like Roger Ailes or Harvey Weinstein or Matt Lauer, any of these very powerful men operating in this corporate environment, were able to use that corporate environment and the tools, the levers of that environment, to abuse women.”Lithwick said the “desperate desire” of institutions to declare that an accused is a lone bad actor whose dismissal will show the system is working is both understandable and a huge part of the problem.“It means that all of the processes that you’re seeking to put in place, to figure out how is it that we are 40, 50 years into a legal architecture that’s supposed to protect women … is so utterly failed as a legal architecture that we’re doing this kind of internet hashtag parallel justice system? It’s insane.“Instead of saying what is systemically broken, every system that is called upon to assess how it dealt with things tends to say, ‘Hey, we got rid of him. No problem here!’ The deeper conversation we’re going to have to have isn’t [about] the bad apples, it’s the apples in the middle. There are a lot of not-awful-apples-but-still-creepy-apples in the middle,” she said.That the behavior of many of the most infamous #MeToo accused had been long talked about in industry circles suggests that true accountability will have to come from outside corporations, courthouses, and universities.“I just think the presumption that institutions are going to police themselves consistently fails us,” Lithwick said.,In addition to covering the men who have not yet been publicly accused, the panelists agreed that reporters need to expand their attention beyond the famous predators. Where to begin? A good start would be more stories that focus on women of color or women in lower-status jobs who can’t hire a lawyer and create a paper trail or who don’t have the connections to get the attention of the national media; stories that consider the role that men can and should play in the movement; and pieces that uncover what some are doing outside the legal system to stop workplace harassment, they said.Maxwell, a communications veteran of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and a political analyst for MSNBC, said that with a record number of women running for office this November, pundits have already been referring to 2018 as the “#MeToo Elections.”“I think why you see so many women speaking out and why you see so many people stepping up to run for office is because there’s power in numbers. When you see other women coming out to tell their story about the same person who assaulted you, then you’re more likely to be believed,” she said. The end result is the realization that: “We can no longer be passive observers of what’s going on in our country; we have to be more engaged and that also includes telling the truth about sexual assault.”Beyond the splashy and sometimes lurid headlines, how #MeToo creates lasting change likely turns on some fundamental elements, the panelists said.“We have not quite figured out how to invite men into this conversation,” said Lithwick, who wrote about the rare resignation of an appellate judge from the federal bench last December after he was accused of sexual misconduct. Many men who called her with news tips about sexual harassment in the federal judiciary refused to speak on the record, saying the matter was a place for women’s voices to dominate. Lithwick’s not convinced that’s true.“How impactful this [movement] is in the long term — or whether it’s another 1992 that comes and goes — turns on finding a space for men in this conversation,” she said.Sherman, the lone male panelist, said the volatile social media environment makes it particularly fraught for men to wade into the movement in a public way, even when they’re supportive.“This is a double-edged sword. It’s incredibly liberating for speech, but the downside is too much democracy can also be silencing of speech. There is a chilling effect for men, especially white men,” when the default position for Twitter is a mob mentality.“To invite men into the conversation, you have to be willing to hear points of view that you don’t want to hear,” he said. “The way to bring more men in is not to say, ‘I got you. Now I’m going to have thousands of people tweet at you.’” Related Probing the past and future of #MeToo Five months ago, the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal broke open in the pages of The New York Times and The New Yorker, triggering an outpouring of first-person testimonials and claims against others that quickly became known as the #MeToo movement. The #MeToo surge against sexual abuse provides opportunities for pivotal societal change, but challenges too
What do all these smartphones mean for branch delivery?by: Suzi McNicholasIt is clear that now, more than ever, today’s consumers are heavily influenced by technology that is simple, cool and connected. Take for instance the smartphone. This device has completely pervaded consumers’ everyday lives, and now credit union members expect similar technologies to accompany more and more of their daily tasks, especially when it comes to banking.This so-called “iPhone effect” has encouraged many credit unions to give an enormous amount of time and resources to expanding their online and mobile banking offerings. Rightly so.However, even though foot traffic in retail branch locations has decreased, the branch still remains the No. 1 sales and member engagement channel among credit unions across the country. While digital channels are critical to meeting members’ transactional needs, the physical branch is still a key component of engaging with members face to face. Contrary to popular belief, consumers still value human interaction when it comes to their personal finances. But now CUs must find a way to service tech-savvy members who demand a better in-branch experience.IDC Financial Insights predicts branch transformation will be an area of major investment over the next 12 months, with a 5 to 10 percent increase compared to 2014. Going forward, credit union branches will feature innovative architectural and visual design coupled with advanced technology, with a goal of maximizing the use of a branch’s staff and physical space.Over the last year, some of the largest credit unions have even opened mini branches, providing members the option of face-to-face banking while shrinking their footprint and reducing operating costs by up to 60 percent. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NCUA says it has accepted a $29 million offer of judgment from Credit Suisse to resolve claims arising from losses related to purchases of residential mortgage-backed securities by Members United and Southwest corporate credit unions.The NCUA Board initiated litigation as liquidating agent for the failed corporate credit unions. The offer of judgment includes $29 million in damages plus prejudgment interest in an amount to be determined by the court as well as reasonable attorneys’ fees to be determined by agreement between the parties or by the court.This isn’t a final settlement; that awaits the court’s determination of interest and an agreement among parties on attorney’s fees.“NCUA will continue to meet its statutory obligation to secure recoveries for credit unions and ensure consumers remain protected,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. “We will continue to aggressively pursue recoveries against Wall Street firms that contributed to the corporate crisis with the goals of minimizing net losses of the corporate crisis and providing a future rebate to credit unions.” continue reading »
NAFCU’s Dan Berger and Carrie Hunt on Monday attended a meeting with Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President and CEO Esther George, and other Fed representatives, to discuss the payments system.Along with Berger, NAFCU president and CEO, and Hunt, association executive vice president of government affairs and general counsel, representatives from several Federal Reserve Banks were present.During the meeting, NAFCU reiterated that the Fed should serve an “operational role” in the process of improving real-time payments. The NAFCU representatives also encouraged the Fed to leave the development of rules and standards for real-time payments to private-sector organizations. These issues were also addressed in a joint letter to the Fed in April.NAFCU is a member of the Secure Payments Task Force and served on the Faster Payments Task Force. The task forces were formed as a part of the Fed’s “Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System.” 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
A public debate on the new Islands Act has been launched, ie a draft proposal for a census impact assessment for the Islands Act proposal has been presented.By passing the new Islands Act they intend to encourage island development, especially according to the concept “Smart” islands, and the application of blue and green economy as ipto revive the demographic renewal of the island.An important change is the new, significantly improved, methodology calculation of the development index and classification (ranking) of islands according to the level of development – especially due to the introduction of the corrective factor of the development index and indicators for the calculation of the island development scale, harmonization of Croatian island policy with European island policy and many others.Now is the time to think loud and clear and get involved in the public debate with arguments, later it will be too late if you do not react now.eConsulting: CONSULTATION ON THE DRAFT PROPOSAL OF THE STATEMENT ON THE IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF REGULATIONS FOR THE PROPOSAL OF THE ISLANDS ACT
Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 3 Oct 2020 1:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.9kShares Advertisement Zinedine Zidane responds to Real Madrid links with Arsenal target Houssem Aouar Houssem Aouar has attracted the attentions of a lot of big clubs (Picture: Getty Images)Zinedine Zidane says he can see Houssem Aouar playing for Real Madrid in the future, but says the club will not be making a move for him during this transfer window.The Lyon midfielder has been linked with a string of top European clubs, with Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal all interested in his signature.Real Madrid looked like they might be able to beat the competition to his signing after Zidane contacted his fellow Frenchman over a move and Aouar was reportedly very keen on the switch.However, the Bernabeu boss has since ruled out a big for the 22-year-old, at least for this transfer window.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I don’t know what information you have,’ Zidane said, via Spanish publication Marca. ‘He is a great player, without a doubt, I know, and maybe one day he will be able to play for Madrid, but now there is this squad and we are going to start with this.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityA similar message came out of Paris Saint-Germain, with sporting director Leonardo saying: ‘Aouar it’s a dream but it may not be the right time.’Juventus have reportedly been put off by the £50m asking price, which leaves Arsenal in the driving seat as they look to snap up the midfielder.The Gunners have already seen a £32m bid turned down and they will need to significantly improve that to get their man, but if they do, the path now appears clear for them to make the signing.MORE: PSG chief says Arsenal target Houssem Aouar is ‘dream’ signingMORE: Zinedine Zidane holds talks with Houssem Aouar as Real Madrid register interest in Arsenal targetFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.
Image source: CoastalwatchThe sand dredging operations on the Tweed River entrance – part of the New South Wales Government’s Tweed Sand Bypassing project – will get underway over the weekend, reports Echonetdaily.Tweed Sand Bypassing is a joint initiative of the New South Wales and Queensland State Governments. The project’s objectives are to establish and maintain a safe, navigable entrance to the Tweed River and restore and maintain the coastal sand drift to the beaches on the southern Gold Coast of Queensland.About 150,000 cubic meters of sand will be dredged from the river entrance over 6 to 8 weeks to maintain a clear channel for boating.According to Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest, maintaining a clear and safe entrance to the Tweed River is crucial for both commercial and recreational boating, and to support the coastal lifestyle which is an integral part of the region’s identity.“This dredging protects the economic viability of the region. It allows commercial fishermen to navigate the river to make their living, and provides tourism operators, commercial yachts and other recreational water users continued safe passage,” said Provest.The dredging involves the permanent sand bypass jetty at Letitia Spit which collects naturally drifting sand that would otherwise accumulate at the river entrance, reported Echonetdaily.The dredged sand from the entrance will be relocated offshore of Duranbah Beach and the southern Gold Coast beaches. Some dredged sand will also be deposited offshore of Tugun/Bilinga and possibly Fingal.
HealthCanal.com 26 Sep 2011Marriage can potentially help reduce crime by enabling people to develop greater self-control, according to a new study examining changes in marital status, self-control and marijuana use between late adolescence and early adulthood. The study by Dr Walter Forrest, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Monash University and Associate Professor Carter Hay, from Florida State University found that young marijuana users who went on to marry were less likely to have continued using the drug than those who remained single. The research also uncovered a key reason for the change was that those who married also experienced significant improvements in self-control. “Self-control is one of the strongest predictors of differences between people in terms of their involvement in crime,” said Dr Forrest. …This latest study indicates that the link is due in part to the effects of marriage on self-control. “Our study shows that improvements in a person’s level of self-control are related to changes in their involvement in crime over time. It also shows that marriage is a significant source of those improvements,” said Dr Forrest.http://www.healthcanal.com/mental-health-behavior/21147-The-benefits-marriage.html
Students using a cell phone for text messaging, Quezon City, Philippines.Bullit Marquez/AP “These guidelines shall likewise establishthe procedure to be observed in cases of abuse of mobile devices and electronicgadgets in the commission of other student misconducts such as cheating andbullying, as well as promote the responsible use of mobile devices andelectronic gadgets,” De Lima said./PN “Regulating the use of mobilephones and other electronic gadgets in schools is one of the immediatesolutions that the government can take to improve the learning conditions forour students and help them towards better performance in our schools,” shesaid. De Lima said she filed Senate Bill No.1271, which aims to improve the academic performance and achieve academicexcellence of the students. “Making life easier and more efficientare just some of the benefits brought about by the advancement of technology.However, excessive use of mobile devices can also lead to an array of negativeeffects and hazards,” she added. Under De Lima’s SB No. 1271, theDepartment of Education is mandated to promulgate clear-cut guidelinesregulating the use of mobile devices and other electronic gadgets in theschools. According to the Programme forInternational Student Assessment (PISA), the Philippines ranked last among 79countries in reading comprehension among 15-year-old students, with the countryending up below ranks 70 in mathematics and science. Even if mobile phones and otherelectronic devices were useful in bringing higher quality teaching andlearning, De Lima said that there is a need to balance student performance withintegrating mobile devices in educational system. “Other noted adverse effectsinclude psychological and physiological complications, and mental healthissues, which interfere with education, diminish academic performance, andcontribute to increase in teenage anxiety, depression and suicide,” De Limasaid. “It is the duty of the State to providestudents with a more focused, positive and supportive learning environment thatis free from any distractions that prevent them from performing poorly inschool,” De Lima said. De Lima also noted that a study whichfound out that unrestrained use of mobile phones poses risks to students,leading them to fare poorly in elementary and junior high school primarily dueto lack of sleep that affects their concentration and retention. MANILA –Sen. Leila de Lima is pushing ameasure that would regulate the use of mobile phones and other electronicgadgets among students in private and public schools.