Watch Tedeschi, Trucks, And Both Burbridge Brothers Join Herbie Hancock For ‘Space Captain’

first_imgBack in 2010, Herbie Hancock stopped by the Swamp Raga Studios for a house-warming visit to Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. The three came together for Hancock’s 2010 album, The Imagine Project, for the track “Space Captain” with additional members of TTB, including Oteil Burbridge (bass, vocals), Kofi Burbridge (keys), Mike Mattison (vocals), and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums).The married duo then toured with Hancock to perform this number for his 70th birthday concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. The song is now featured in their setlists from time to time.Watch, and feel, the magic from the recording session below:last_img

The Marcus King Band Releases New Album, ‘Carolina Confessions’ [Listen]

first_imgThe Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions – Tracklisting1. Where I’m Headed2. Goodbye Carolina3. Homesick4. 8 a.m.5. How Long6. Autumn Rains7. Confessions8. Side Door9. Remember10. Welcome ‘Round HereView TracklistingThe release of the new album on Friday will coincide with the band’s second-annual The Marcus King Band Family Reunion festival, set to take place on Friday, October 5th and Saturday, October 6th at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC and feature performances by The Revivalists, Chuck Leavell & Friends, Billy Strings, Dumpstaphhunk, Devon Allman Project ft. Duane Betts, and more. For a full list of The Marcus King Band’s upcoming tour dates, head here. Today, The Marcus King Band has released their brand-new album, Carolina Confessions. Produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson), the new album from The Marcus King Band showcases the 22-year-old frontman’s maturation as a songwriter, as King takes writing credit on all ten tracks, in addition to on one co-written with The Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach. As King previously explained to Billboard:I wanted this record to focus a little bit more on songwriting and the structure of the tune itself.” King describes the ten-song catalog as “the confessional side of things. Music, for me, is a way to say what’s on my mind and kind of a way to explain that — just like true confession, if you feel guilty and want to get some things off your chest. That’s how writing is and making music is for me.After sharing a pre-release stream of the album earlier this week via Noisey, Marcus King and company have officially released Carolina Confessions on all major streaming platforms. The album is also available on limited-edition vinyl along with various different merchandise bundles via the Marcus King Band’s website. You can listen to The Marcus King Band’s new album in full below:The Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions – Full Albumlast_img read more

Tech Prediction for 2014: IT’s Ability to Evolve Quickly

first_imgThe era of instant gratification is upon us with the proliferation of cloud computing and software-as-a-service, Big Data and the latest analytical tools, and anywhere, anytime access to information on our mobile devices.Our true test as IT professionals will be our ability to evolve quickly to create contemporary and innovative solutions and apps that enable our users to be more productive, to analyze Big Data for real-time information, and to make decisions that unlock value for the business.At EMC, we are partnering even closer with our business users to better understand their needs, and embrace a “fail fast, learn quick” mantra to provide cloud solutions that are elastic, on-demand and flexible. We are also in the midst of offering the same flexible and “social” experience they have in their personal lives through tools for mobile devices, Syncplicity and other unified communications, which enable users to more seamlessly connect and collaborate via phone, email, IM and video.This is much easier said than done, and it involves honestly assessing where we are today, determining the quick wins and highest priorities, putting the right people and skills in place, and doing it quickly because we need to be competitively agile. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it is truly transforming and contemporizing how we make IT happen.—More Predictions for 2014SDx (Software-Defined Everything) by Amitabh Srivastava, President, Advanced Software DivisionA Battle Cry for Protected Storage by Stephen Manley, Chief Technology Officer, Data Protection & Availability DivisionSoftware-Defined in Two Architectures by Josh Kahn, Senior Vice President, Global Solutions MarketingBringing Hadoop to Your Big Data by Bill Richter, President, EMC IsilonA Whole New World by CJ Desai, President, Emerging Technologies DivisionTargeting the Value Office to Transform IT Business by Rick Devenuti, President, Information Intelligence GroupAs BYOD Matures, BYOI is Waiting in the Wings by Art Coviello, President, RSAService Orientation, Big Data Lakes, & Security Product Rationalization by Tom Roloff, Senior Vice President, EMC Global Serviceslast_img read more

Observer elects next Editor-in-Chief

first_imgThe Observer General Board elected current News Editor Margaret Hynds as Editor-in-Chief for the 2016-2017 term this Saturday.Hynds, a junior living in Pangborn Hall, is currently pursuing a major in political science with a minor in business economics.“Margaret is one of the most talented, resourceful and reliable reporters at this newspaper, and I can think of no one better to take on this position,” current Editor-in-Chief Greg Hadley said. “This coming year will be a busy one for The Observer, but under Margaret’s leadership, I am confident it will also be a historic one.”A McLean, Virginia native, Hynds has headed the News department since March 2015. Throughout her time in the News department, Hynds has written extensively about mental illness and sexual assault on campus. Prior to serving as News Editor, she served as an Associate News Editor in the winter of 2015.“I am delighted at the opportunity to lead The Observer for the next year,” Hynds said. “I’ve learned so much in my time on this staff, and I hope to keep up the energy and enthusiasm from this year’s Editorial Board moving forward.“I look forward to continuing coverage of issues that affect the student body.”Hynds will assume the role of Editor-in-Chief on Feb. 28.Tags: Editor-in-Chief, New Editor, Observerlast_img read more

Gardening In Georgia

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Going green is a hot topic this year, but recycling isn’t just for household waste. On the May 16 and 20 episode of “Gardening in Georgia with Walter Reeves,” host Walter Reeves and guests will show how to recycle things from the landscape, too. Reeves, a retired University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent and gardening expert, will visit Hank Bruno at Callaway Gardens to learn how to divide water iris for a pond or water feature, which is a great way to reuse plants. Garden humorist Felder Rushing will show how to turn an old tire into an attractive flower pot. Jim Alston will give pointers on propagating begonias from leaf sections. “Gardening in Georgia” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting stations across the state each Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., and repeats Wednesdays at 7 p.m. The show is produced by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and is supported by a gift from McCorkle Nurseries. Learn more about the show and download useful publications at the Web site www.gardeningingeorgia.com.last_img read more

Roundtable report remains optimistic

first_img-###- Businessexecutives are optimistic about capital expendituresSouth Burlington, VT – Resultsfrom the Vermont Business Roundtable’s Second Quarter, 2006 CEO EconomicOutlook Survey, show that business executives are expecting increases incapital spending over the coming six months. Sales and employmentlevels are expected to remain level with reporting from last quarter.Jim Daily,President of Porter Medical Center said, “Porter Hospitalis in the midst of a $16.4 million modernization project with the first phasedue to be complete in November of this year. Over the next several months,we will be acquiring the new equipment and furnishings for our new North Wingper our plans, which will result in a new Birthing Center and Department ofSurgery.”Conducted inthe month of April, the Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Survey enjoyed a highresponse rate with 68% of the membership responding. The key findings of thesurvey include the following details:78% of responding CEOs expect an increase in consumer sales, 22% see no change, and 0% anticipates a decrease. [First Quarter Results: Increase 78%, No Change 20%, Decrease 2%]53% expect capital spending to increase in the next six months, 40% see no change, and 7% anticipate a decrease. [First Quarter Results: Increase 45%, No Change 45%, Decrease 10%]50% expect employment to increase, 45% see no change, and 5% anticipate a decrease. [First Quarter Results: Increase 54%, No Change 39%, Decrease 7%] v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}.shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) } TheRoundtable is composed of 115 CEOs of Vermont’stop private and nonprofit employersdedicatedto making Vermont the best place in Americato do business, be educated, and live life.Memberbusinesses employ over 49,000 employees in virtually every county across Vermont.center_img According to Roundtable President Lisa Ventriss,“The increased investments from within the Roundtable’smembership over the coming 6 months will occur in the area of capitalexpenditures. In part, this is explained by continuing challenges frominadequate workforce capacity, so companies are investing in their physicalplants and infrastructure to maintain productivity. For Immediate Release May 1, 2006 Contact: Diana McNally(802) 865-0410Vermont Business Roundtable Releases SecondQuarter, 2006CEO Economic OutlookSurvey Resultslast_img read more

Motivation and its impact on your credit union

first_imgThis is the final article in our series on how to consistently deliver engaging member experiences over the phone. Part one discussed hiring top performers and performance management. Part two covered processes. This is the second and final article on leadership – specifically on how to drive employee engagement within your credit union.In case you don’t know, Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist who wanted to understand what motivates people. And for those of you who think our title is misleading (after all, he did pass away in 1970), we argue that the spirit of his work is still alive and very prevalent – especially in the workplace.Maslow believed that people possess a set of motivation systems unrelated to rewards or unconscious desires. This belief led Maslow to create, in 1943, his “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs,” a theory on human motivation. And to this day, compared to all other theories on motivation, Maslow’s has stood the test of time and has best translated into the workplace. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Good Governance: Reimagining your board meetings

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » Credit union leaders everywhere seem to be asking the question, “How do we make our board meetings more effective and more engaging?” To answer that question, I think you have to first look at the real reasons that boards meet.To convey information … sure, but information can be conveyed in an email or a report, too. To make decisions? Yes. That’s easy, and a consent agenda can often do the trick, especially when the decisions are straight-forward and non-controversial. To engage with each other? Yes, to be sure. To build trust among directors and with your CEO. Absolutely. To deliberate and plan for the future. We hope so! And we’re sure that you can identify many more reasons that your board meets…First, it’s important to know that while most credit unions by regulation have to meet 12 times a year, the regulators do not say that every meeting has to be the same. When we share this with our clients, they are often amazed, but it’s true. And knowing this alone should allow you to open your mind to the possibility of change—because we know what you’re doing. You’re likely opening up Microsoft Word, pulling up last month’s agenda, changing the date, changing a few key items and hitting “save.” This post is currently collecting data…center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

A big, fat tax break from D.C. might curb generosity

first_imgCategories: Editorial, OpinionATLANTA — One big item in Republican tax plans would make figuring out our individual income taxes a little less crazy. But it comes at a price.So here’s a basic question millions of Americans may soon face, one that highlights the link between behavior and money:Will we donate less to charities if it’s harder to get a tax break for doing so?Nonprofits are nervousIn fact, nonprofits fear they might lose billions of dollars in donations. Because while the deductions for charitable contributions won’t go away, they (and some others such as a deduction for mortgage interest) would become way less relevant under the GOP tax plans.“They are keeping these deductions in name, but they are effectively going away for lots of folks,” said Gregg Polsky, a University of Georgia professor whose focuses include tax law.Initial proposals in both the House and Senate would nearly double the allowed standard deduction (from $6,350 to about $12,000 for singles, and from $12,700 to about $24,000 for married couples filing jointly).On the surface, this sounds like the government just gave us our wallets back.In reality it’s a bit more complicated than that, though it looks like most people will end up paying less in taxes.While increasing the standard deduction, the proposals eliminate personal exemptions of $4,050 per person, but also boost child tax credits and offer temporary new credits, but also mess with or eliminate other deductions.)One big deduction or many little ones?Every year, tens of millions of individual U.S. taxpayers have to decide whether it’s a better deal to take the standard deduction or to itemize deductions for things like charitable donations, home mortgage interest, state income taxes, real estate taxes, car taxes and medical expenses. I got in touch with Habitat for Humanity International, a pretty wonderful organization that does good by helping people get homes of their own.“Habitat for Humanity has serious concerns about the proposed tax bill’s impact on charitable giving,” Chris Vincent, a vice president for the organization, said in a statement emailed to me.“Habitat strongly urges Congress to preserve and enhance charitable giving incentives, to preserve the vital work that organizations like Habitat do with low-income families across the country.”Transformational giftsA United Way survey from a few years back suggested that 30 percent of Americans would give less if there was no tax incentive.Alicia Philipp, the president of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, told me she thinks people will still give money to nonprofits, they’ll just give less.What also worries her are simultaneous proposals to reduce estate taxes paid by the wealthiest segment of society.She works with some of those folks, and I think she’d love to see them and their heirs continue to thrive financially. But some give large donations as part of their estate planning, which includes the idea of preferring to give money to charities rather than to Uncle Sam.“I talk to a lot of estate planning attorneys. … They say 50 percent of their clients would actually change their behavior if this goes through,” Philipp said.Alarm clock for givingOur tax code works like an alarm clock for generosity. It rouses us and encourages us to donate now, before the end of the tax year or, if you’re rich, before you die, rather than procrastinating until who knows when.Try visiting a Salvation Army or Goodwill drop-off in the last few days of the year.Some centers hire police officers to manage the crush of people trying to donate items in time to claim them on their next income tax forms.“New Year’s Eve is that magical time in the financial year when we Americans become incredibly charitable, in part because we are a little greedy,” I wrote in a past column.“Isn’t it beautiful when self-interest collides with societal interest?”center_img Itemizing adds more complexity and time to what’s already a grueling process.But if it can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars, it’s worth it for lots of people.Nearly one in three people who file taxes itemize now.That could plummet to one in 20 if Congress essentially doubles the standard deduction as proposed, according to Richard Schmalbeck, a Duke University law professor who specializes in tax issues.People who don’t itemize no longer have a tax incentive to give to charities. Here’s why that’s a big deal, using some math from wonks at the Tax Policy Center.Someone with a tax rate that goes as high as 28 percent could give a $100 donation to a charity, but they’d see a $28 drop in taxes with the deduction. Which means that $100 donation ultimately only cost them $72. Keep in mind that the federal tax code is rife with exceptions and loopholes that help out some and not others.The tax proposals don’t come close to fully reforming the system.They only modestly address one of the biggest flaws in our federal income tax structure: It is far too complex.Regular families shouldn’t feel they need to hire accountants or pay for tax software just to make sure they are abiding by the law and paying neither more nor less in taxes than required.We can do better.Matt Kempner writes for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Arsenal could beat Manchester United to William Saliba signing in coming weeks

first_img Comment Arsenal could beat Manchester United to William Saliba signing in coming weeks Advertisement Arsenal could beat Manchester United to William Saliba in the coming weeks (Picture: Getty)Arsenal could wrap up a deal to sign Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba in the coming weeks, according to reports in France.Saliba broke into Saint-Etienne’s first-team in September and the 18-year-old had an outstanding debut season, helping Jean-Louis Gasset’s side to a fourth-place finish in Ligue 1.Both Arsenal and Manchester United have registered a strong interest in Saliba and the centre-back is open to making the step up to the Premier League this summer.Saliba’s agent hinted that the youngster could be on his way to Old Trafford after he was spotted in Manchester at the weekend, but it appears Arsenal are now favourites to win the transfer race.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityLe 10 Sport claims the Gunners are in advanced discussions with all parties and talks are progressing so well that it’s possible an agreement will be reached in the ‘coming weeks’ for the France Under-19 international.Saint-Etienne have requested that Saliba returns to them on loan next season, but Emery is not prepared to wait another year for defensive reinforcements after Arsenal shipped 51 goals in the Premier League.It’s understood Saint-Etienne have slapped a €30million (£26m) price tag on Saliba, with Watford and Southampton also interested in the teenager. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 12 Jun 2019 7:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Saint-Etienne have set an asking price of £26m for the French centre-back (Picture: Getty)Emery only has around £40m to spend on new recruits this summer and the Spaniard has prioritised signing a central defender.Former Arsenal full-back Lauren is convinced by Saliba’s potential after watching the teenager’s meteoric rise in France.‘Yes, he looks a very good player,’ Lauren told AmericanGambler.com. ‘Strong, tall, can come out of the back with the ball and an international for France.‘He reads the game very well, which is important for a player at the back, you have to anticipate and he looks very good at just 18, so the future is bright!’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesSaliba has also earned Jose Mourinho’s praise after an impressive string of performances towards the end of Saint-Etienne’s Ligue 1 campaign.‘I think he has everything needed to become a good player, much like Kurt Zouma, who I signed,’ the former Manchester United and Chelsea manager said.MORE: Arsenal confident of beating Bayern Munich to £25m summer signinglast_img read more