My Morning Jacket Shares Crisply Remastered ‘One Big Holiday’ [Listen]

first_imgMy Morning Jacket recently announced some major plans for their back catalog, as the band has major plans to re-release their 2003 hit album, It Still Moves. The reissue will see the band remix and remaster audio, and will also include ten original demos and three unreleased tracks from the original sessions.Due out on May 27th, the new release of It Still Moves will be issued on 4 x 180 gram vinyl as well as a 2 CD set. In anticipation, the band has shared their updated take on the classic tune, “One Big Holiday.”Listen to the remastered and remixed version of “One Big Holiday” below:For more on MMJ’s and Jim James’ future plans, be sure to read this article.last_img read more

The String Cheese Incident Announces Three Multi-Night “Spring Cheese 2017” Runs

first_imgToday, Colorado jam stalwarts The String Cheese Incident announced their next round of shows for 2017. Following their Winter Carnival ski tour in March, the electro-jamgrass heavyweights will head to the Midwest for two-night stands at the Palace Theatre St. Paul, MN and The Orpheum in Madison, WI before heading to Texas for three outdoor Incidents at Stubb’s in downtown Austin this April. Dubbed The Spring Cheese Incident, these multi-night runs are not to be missed.SCI is pairing up with CID Entertainment for the Ultimate Incident VIP & Travel Packages for Austin’s showdown, featuring access to a pre-show lounge, an invitation to a pre-show acoustic performance, a stay at the Sheraton Austin Hotel, and more. Visit CID Entertainment for all information.Tickets for all multi-night runs will go on-sale via SCI Ticketing tomorrow, January 25th, at 11AM MST, followed by a public on-sale through venue outlets.last_img read more

Cleaning rainwater

first_imgFrom motor oil to bird droppings, pollutants have to go somewhere when it rains. Usually it’s a quick trip to a nearby stream, river or lake. But it doesn’t have to be.“As the population increases, and there’s more growth, there are more rooftops and driveways,” said Frank Henning, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension watershed agent for the Upper Oconee Watershed. “The water has to go somewhere. In most cases, it goes directly into a stream really fast with whatever is in it.”Put in a rain garden blocking the speeding water’s flow and some of the rainwater will filter through plants and dirt before it joins other bodies of water.A rain garden “takes the runoff from a portion of an impervious surface – a patio, driveway or rooftop,” said Steve Brady, a UGA Extension agent in Cobb County, where they’ve had a demonstration rain garden for the past three years. “Water soaks into the water table, but it also allows any pollutants to be worked on by the soil microbes and absorbed by plants,” he said. “It’s a landscape feature, and it has a diversity of plants in and around it that make it very attractive. It also helps improve water quality.”At Clarke Middle School, Henning and a team of Master Gardeners, volunteers through UGA Extension, picked a spot for a rain garden in late March. In June, they dug a 10-foot-wide hole, added gravel, a perforated pipe system that leads into an existing storm water drain and a soil mix of sand, compost and clay.In July, Athens Master Gardener Brenda Beckham worked with other Master Gardeners and a Junior Master Gardener to add curb appeal to the spot with flowers, shrubs and trees.“We wanted to find out how to fix the water problem here,” Beckham said of the school site, which sits among three connected buildings. “Frank suggested a rain garden. The educational value is as important as any other part.”The garden at Clarke Middle School is what Henning terms a commercial rain garden or bioretention cell. It’s a large example of what homeowners can put in their yards.With a continued housing boom in Georgia, some communities have adopted ordinances that require water-improvement features such as rain gardens.“What people do with their land affects water quality,” Henning said. “We need to be aware of the interconnection. There are things you can do to help the quality of the water — construction of rain gardens is just one way.”When Georgia was grasslands and forests, Brady said, most water could soak in and be cleaned up.In the future, water that’s leaving new developments will be nearly as clean as it was before the roofs and driveways were installed, Henning added.To start the water filtering process in your yard:Find a site for a rain garden in a natural depression in the landscape. It can be near solid surfaces such as patios and driveways, but not near a foundation.Choose a size depending on the yard and soil type. Soils with a lot of clay take longer to absorb water than sandy soils, and the rain garden must be larger.Start digging. Make the bottom of the rain garden 8-10 inches deep and as flat as possible. Use the extra dirt to build a berm, or barrier, on the lowest side to keep the water in.Add compost. Mix a good amount into the existing soil.Establish a grass or groundcover border around the garden to slow runoff water as it enters the garden.Select drought- and wet-tolerant plants such as a mix of ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees and self-seeding perennials. When these are in place, cover the garden with a 3-inch layer of mulch.To maintain the garden, keep weeds pulled and replenish with mulch as needed.last_img read more

Mexican Drug Cartel Branches Out in Costa Rica

first_imgBy Dialogo December 15, 2010 Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa drug cartel has established bases and storage depots in Costa Rica from which it ships drugs to the United States, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) representative said. Drug trafficking in Costa Rica now “will certainly increase because Mexican drug traffickers are already here, especially the Sinaloa” cartel, Philip Springer said in an interview with ADN radio. The DEA agent said Costa Rica for many years was used as a transshipment point for drugs, “but in the past year-and-a-half to two years, most of the drugs belong to the Sinaloa cartel.” Headed by Joaquin Guzman, who broke out of a Mexican prison in 2001, the Sinaloa is considered Mexico’s most powerful drug cartel. It has set up “bases here… and they’re sending Costa Rican drugs from storage depots” to the United States, Springer said. Springer’s comments coincide with San Jose’s request that Congress renew a six-month permit for US Navy ships to use its ports both to rest their crews and as part of a regional anti-drug trafficking effort. It also comes amid Costa Rica’s simmering border dispute with Nicaragua over a stretch of the San Juan river that serves as border between the two countries, in a jungle region local newspapers on Monday said is controlled by drug traffickers. Costa Rica since 1948 has been constitutionally without a military. Security Minister Jose Maria Tijerino on Monday denied the press reports, but warned Costa Rica has the right to request foreign military assistance to deal with Nicaragua. “Costa Rica is under attack, so it is fully justified should it seek help from friendly nations,” the minister told a press conference. Costa Rican experts said Mexican drug traffickers are extending their tentacles across Central America to take control of all cocaine shipment routes from South America to the United States. They fear the Sinaloa cartel will bring to Costa Rica all the rivalry and bloodshed of Mexico’s drug cartel wars, which have killed more than 28,000 people since 2006 despite a government crackdown with 50,000 troops across the country.last_img read more

Southampton Man Charged With $600K Scam

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 62-year-old man was arrested for allegedly scamming a total of $600,000 from at least 100 clients of long-distance vehicle transportation brokerage companies he ran from his Southampton home.Gregory Sclafani was charged Thursday with mail and wire fraud at Central Islip federal court.“Under the guise of acting as a cost-effective broker of automobile transportation services, the defendant allegedly broke the trust of his victims and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from them,” said Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.Prosecutors said Sclafani solicited clients online to use his services to obtain hauling services for their vehicles, which gained him access to his victims’ bank accounts starting in 2008.Sclafani allegedly failed to deliver the services and generated fraudulent checks in order to make repeated, unauthorized withdrawals from those customers’ accounts, authorities said.Individuals who believe they may have been victims of his alleged fraud scheme should call 888-DOT-SAFT or file a complaint online.last_img read more

To infinity and beyond: The future of the credit union industry

first_imgThere is no way to know for sure what the future holds. But it is a pretty safe bet that credit unions can expect to see unprecedented growth, due in particular to their charter of supporting community and social good. Thanks to its firmly embedded philosophy of “people helping people,” the credit union industry is anticipated to resonate strongly with future generations.What we do know is that members of the younger generation have spent their entire lives immersed in the world of digital technology, which will be key to how they view financial services. Digital has shaped their identity and helped create their social, political, and cultural attitudes, while also shaping their expectations of products and services. This perspective, and getting to know who they are as consumers, will help the credit union industry develop not just products and solutions over the course of the next decade, but also a strategy for how to meet members’ needs.  So, what will the financial services industry look like in 10 years, and what role will credit unions play?Expectations will be high and efficiencies will be table stakes since younger generations place such a high value on time. Personalization will be expected, and organizations will need to understand it is about providing an engaging, immersive experience that offers easy access to solutions relevant to the member. When the design no longer works or becomes dated, organizations will need to quickly respond and change designs and product features or risk losing the member. It will no longer be about a specific user experience within an app, but instead about providing a service that consolidates what a member needs in an experience as a holistic solution. Technology is moving at a rapid pace and is not expected to slow down. Technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) will add value to the experience by ensuring the credit union knows each member well and can act on his or her behalf as a result of secure monitoring. Apps will go away, and many members will use an aggregated service that integrates their banking needs. Chargebacks and fraud will decline, thanks to machine learning and artificial intelligence. More instances of timely payment notifications being pushed to members will occur, with payment being enabled through a simple “reply.” Members’ communication with their credit union will advance as well, perhaps through chatbots to answer questions and machine learning to automate processes. While many of these advances may occur in the next 10 years or so, adoption will take time.The future of financial services will not just be about products and services, or about the number of branches or ATMs. It will be about banking how and where the member wants to bank. Millennials see branches as important to their financial wellness, but every aspect of the financial services industry will see disruption. We are seeing it already in solutions such as card products, authentication, lending, call center support, API integration, and more. We see these areas evolving along with the technologies and products that will bring new, feature-rich solutions to market that members no longer just desire, but also require to make their lives easier. Member confidence must be kept high by maintaining systems that protect member information, and it will continue to be a priority in the coming years. This will become necessary as new threats continue to disrupt the payments systems overall and real-time transaction monitoring becomes mainstream.What should credit unions do to ensure future success and survival?For credit unions, it boils down to knowing when members are ready for these new technologies. When the time comes, credit unions must be there to ensure members are well prepared for these changes. It is important to monitor market trends in order to understand how financial services will change and have already changed, as seen in the areas of payments, lending, card products, APIs, authentication, and more. Credit unions are an important part of our country’s fabric. Consumers will continue to seek providers that are community minded and socially responsible, which offers an opportunity for strong growth in membership through providing solutions and education that members desire from their financial services provider. 41SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Stevens Denise Stevens leads PSCU’s Product Management, New Product Development, Digital Experience, Innovation and Strategic Vendor Alliances teams. Prior to rejoining PSCU in 2015, Denise served as the Executive Vice … Web: www.pscu.com Detailslast_img read more

Another day, another data breach

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » As faithful readers of the blog know, when I start with a sentence reporting the latest data breach uncovered by Krebsonsecurity, it means that a massive number of credit and debit cards have once again been stolen by hackers. According to the website, a popular underground store selling credit and debit cards is offering to sell more than 5.3 million new accounts belonging to cardholders from 35 states. It now appears that this treasure trove of information was stolen from the Hy-Vee Supermarket chain, which apparently has hundreds of stores in the Midwest.On August 14, the company announced that because it “takes the security of payment card data very seriously,” it wanted to make its customers aware of an investigation it was conducting into a “security incident” that focused on payments made at affiliated gas stations, restaurants, and supermarkets.Since the supermarket chain is based in the Midwest, hopefully this will not impact your members; it does, however, give me the opportunity to once again point out obvious points that so many of our policy makers refuse to acknowledge or act on.last_img read more

What are the paradoxes around innovation?

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img In this video, Linda Hill discusses several paradoxes that exist having to do with innovation, including fostering the need to experiment and discover while still meeting deadlines. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham professor of business administration at Harvard Business School and the co-author of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation. The video is republished with permission from SarderTV.last_img read more

Arsenal slam Laurent Koscielny after club captain refuses to travel for US tour

first_imgArsenal slam Laurent Koscielny after club captain refuses to travel for US tour Comment James GoldmanThursday 11 Jul 2019 10:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Laurent Koscielny has made 353 appearances for Arsenal and has 12 months remaining on his contract (Picture: Getty)The 33-year-old has 12 months left on his current deal but was said to be considering his future after Arsenal missed out on Champions League qualification after blowing their top four chances and losing the Europa League final against Chelsea.His agent, Stephane Courbis, said in May: ‘We will take some thinking time, we will meet with the club at the end of the season. He will will also make up his own mind.’Koscielny has often stated his desire to finish his playing career with his boyhood club Lorient, while he has recently been linked with the likes of AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund and Bordeaux.Arsenal, meanwhile, are said to be close to be completing the signing of William Saliba for €30m but will immediately loan the teenage centre-half back to Saint-Etienne.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsenal club captain Laurent Koscielny has refused to take part in the club’s US tour (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have released a statement slamming Laurent Koscielny after the club captain expressed his desire not to be involved in the club’s upcoming US Tour.The statement read: ‘We are very disappointed by Laurent’s actions, which are against our clear instructions.‘Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel to the US for our pre-season tour.‘We hope to resolve this matter and will not be providing any further comment at this time.’ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityArsenal are due to fly to America within the next 24 hours ahead of matches against Colorado Rapids, Fiorentina, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, but Unai Emery’s plans have now been thrown into chaos.AdvertisementAdvertisementAn already difficult summer, which has seen Arsenal’s efforts to sign new players undermined by their measly £45m budget, has now taken a fresh turn for the worse.Koscielny joined Arsenal in the summer of 2010, has made 353 appearances for the club and overcame a career threatening Achilles injury suffered in May 2018 to play a prominent role during the second half of last season. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Samuel Umtiti discusses Arsenal rumours and bursts out laughing at Alexandre Lacazette’s transfer plea

first_img Comment The centre-back found his old Lyon teammate’s plea for a reunion very amusing (Picture: Canal+)Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti has laughed off reports that Arsenal tried to sign him over the summer despite Alexandre Lacazette making a plea for the centre-back to join.Gunners boss Unai Emery was eager to strengthen his defence during the transfer window and eventually brought in David Luiz from Chelsea in an £8million deal on deadline day.Arsenal had been linked with a move for Umtiti – among a number of other top centre-backs – but the France international says, to his knowledge, there was never anything of substance to the rumours. Umtiti lost his starting place last season and was linked with a transfer away (Picture: Getty)In a sit-down interview with Canal Football Club on Sunday, Umtiti was shown a clip of old Lyon teammate Lacazette trying to set up a reunion at Arsenal, but only burst out laughing.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Honestly, I don’t know where this rumour with Arsenal came from,’ he said in response to the video.‘Overnight, I received messages from my friends saying, “Ah, so you are joining Arsenal?” I’m not, I’m sorry but I’m staying at Barcelona.’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 CityProbed further on whether there had been contact with Arsenal, Umtiti continued: ‘To be honest, I don’t know if they had conversations with my agent, I just told him that I didn’t care what was happening this summer and that it wasn’t even necessary to talk to me about it.‘It was useless, I was going to have the same answer. My dream as a child is to play for Barcelona. Last season was the most difficult of my career, especially in terms of injuries.’#CFC Alors @samumtiti ? @LacazetteAlex is waiting ⌚️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🤣 pic.twitter.com/oZ0Whs30Pg— Canal Football Club (@CanalFootClub) September 8, 2019Umtiti struggled with a knee problem last season and lost his place in the Barcelona side to compatriot Clement Lenglet, while he was forced to pull out of the France squad that takes on Andorra on Tuesday due to a foot injury.It was briefly suggested that he might be included in a swap deal with PSG for Neymar, to which he responded: ‘It’s crazy. It made me laugh, I don’t even have an answer to where it comes from.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterMonday 9 Sep 2019 3:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisement Advertisement Samuel Umtiti discusses Arsenal rumours and bursts out laughing at Alexandre Lacazette’s transfer plealast_img read more