Watch Gov’t Mule & Blackberry Smoke Members Play 19-Minute ‘Cortez The Killer’

first_imgGov’t Mule just kicked off a summer tour run with Blackberry Smoke, coming in fine fashion to The Stone Pony at Asbury Park, NJ last night. The “Smokin’ Mule” tour is bringing some serious fire, as evidenced by last night’s jammed out encore. With Charlie Starr and Brandon Still of Blackberry Smoke in tow, Mule delivered a 19-minute version of Neil Young’s classic “Cortez The Killer” that won’t soon be forgotten!Thanks to Sean Roche, we can watch this incredible jam session below.Check out the full setlist from the performance, as shared by Gov’t Mule.Setlist: Gov’t Mule at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ – 8/12/16Set 1: World Boss > Mother Earth, Left Coast Groovies, Broke Down On The Brazos, Rocking Horse, Stoop So Low, Slackjaw Jezebel with Hush teaseSet 2: Forsaken Savior > Stratus, No Need To Suffer, Painted Silver Light > Game Face with Birdland & Mountain Jam teases, About To Rage, Mr. ManEncore: Cortez The Killer with Charlie Starr & Brandon Stilllast_img read more

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A champion of compliance

first_img continue reading » Matt Bailey, director of compliance at $419 million asset Linn Area Credit Union in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recently won CUNA’s Compliance Champion Award.A member of CUNA’s Compliance Education Advisory Board, Linn speaks about his transition from mortgage lending to compliance, and the challenge of creating a strong compliance culture.CU Mag: What does being named Compliance Champion mean to you?Bailey: It’s a little exciting, but a little embarrassing at the same time. It’s like being celebrated for being a big nerd!Compliance people in general aren’t fans of the spotlight, but I certainly do appreciate the honor and recognition. 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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OYO Indonesia in hot water after refund and payment complaints go viral

first_img“It was around 4 a.m. I was neither able to contact the hotel owner nor OYO. Thankfully, there were other hotels around, so I checked into one of them,” she told The Jakarta Post on Aug. 14.Putri said she then asked for a Rp 475,000 (US$32) refund on June 8 and OYO replied on June 11 saying it had transferred the amount. However, she claims to have never received the refund in her bank account.After receiving no further explanation from OYO for three months, she thought of reporting OYO to the National Consumer Protection Agency (BPKN).“I know it is only a few Rp 100,000 but this is predatory behavior toward their consumers and partners. I hope OYO Indonesia gets evaluated,” she said. Customers and partners of budget hotel operator OYO Indonesia have taken to social media to voice their complaints of neglect by the India-based company, as many encountered refund and payment problems for months.Instagram account @oyobikinrugi_ (OYO causes losses) has gone viral for sharing stories from OYO’s customers and partners that detail how the company has reportedly failed to address refund and payment issues, among other things.One customer who shared her story with the account is 26-year-old Putri (not her real name). In June, she found that the hotel she booked in South Tangerang had gone out of business. Bagus Panuntun, who does renovations and provides printing services in Lampung, said OYO only paid him Rp 150 million out of around Rp 300 million owed for jobs he took last year.“OYO told me that I can either accept half of the payment in June or full payment when the Indonesian government declares that the COVID-19 pandemic is over,” he told the Post in a phone call on Aug. 14.Bagus went on to say that he chose the first option as he needed the money to pay his employees’ Idul Fitri holiday bonus (THR) in May.“My firm has done its job since February, but when I ask for payment, OYO always delays,” he said.Bagus, who had worked with OYO for almost two years, said the first year of the partnership went smoothly. However, at the beginning of 2020, OYO Indonesia’s Lampung representatives were kept in the dark by the company’s central office in Jakarta about payment issues.“OYO uses the pandemic as an excuse to delay payment [..] They have been avoiding payment since February, before the COVID-19 outbreak in March,” he said.Read also: Pandemic erases $5.9b of Indonesia’s tourism revenueThe @oyobikinrugi_ administrators said people had been complaining about OYO since last year.The account operators, who consist of a group of people whose complaints were not responded to by OYO, said it had collected data on 45 OYO consumers, partners and vendors, who collectively claimed losses of up to Rp 4 billion.“The first time OYO Indonesia reached out to us was through their legal representatives,” they said through email on Aug. 13, adding that OYO had sent legal notices addressed to the account, once in June and twice in July.The group said it wished OYO Indonesia would immediately pay what they owed to their consumers, partners and vendors.“If a global company such as OYO is struggling during this crisis, imagine the hardships for small partners and vendors,” they said.“We also wish for an official investigation into OYO’s business in Indonesia. We want OYO to admit their wrongdoings and apologize. After that, we still want to pursue legal action,” they added.However, some consumers, partners and vendors that have reported their cases to the BPKN, Finance Ministry, the Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) or the police have received repayment from OYO, the group said.OYO Indonesia said on Tuesday that it would release on official statement addressing the matter soon but did not respond to the Post’s inquiry at the time of writing.However, OYO spokesperson told dailysocial.id in June that it denied the allegations of neglecting refund requests, stating that refunds could take a long time due to problems during the validation process.“We apologize if our customers experienced any inconvenience. Our system is not perfect and we are constantly evaluating our services,” the spokesperson said.  Read also: OYO provides rooms for ‘healthcare warriors’ battling COVID-19BPKN vice chairman Roslan Sitinjak said 109 reports had been made regarding refunds during the pandemic, 85 of which were hotel and travel tickets refunds. He further noted that there were 31 complaints addressed to OYO and 27 addressed to Traveloka.“We asked businesses to immediately process consumer refunds,” he told the Post on Tuesday. “And we urge consumers to report to the BPKN website if you are having trouble getting your refund.”In April, OYO CEO Ritesh Agarwal said the company had seen its revenue and occupancy drop by more than 50 percent, which led to the company furloughing its 400 Indonesian workers, half of its entire staff in the country in June.OYO investor SoftBank Group had forecast a record 1.35 trillion yen ($12.5 billion) in operating losses for the fiscal year ended in March.Among factors was the slump during the pandemic and that Agarwal had borrowed around $2 billion to buy more shares in his own company, in which SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son personally guaranteed the loans.Topics :last_img read more

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Peaceful Protest for George Floyd, Black Lives Matter

first_imgStory by Allison Perrine |  Photos by Patrick Olivero KEANSBURG – The country is in turmoil right now with racial tensions high in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black Minnesota man who died when a white police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for several minutes during an arrest. Protestors have been taking to the streets all over the U.S. to demand justice and an end to racism. At least one protest has been held in every state. Some peaceful protests have even popped up in the Two River area, including in Asbury Park and most recently, Keansburg. Once the crowd reached the police department, a few hundred individuals took a knee. Eventually, after some time, several police officers did the same. Some peaceful protests in the U.S. have been disrupted by chaotic riots and vandalism with charges of violence leveled at both protestors and police. Some stores have been looted and destroyed. Some buildings and businesses in communities were set on fire. In a few places, including the nation’s capital, police used tear gas and rubber bullets to clear peaceful protestors. At the Keansburg waterfront Tuesday evening, an estimated 300 people of different races came together peacefully to join the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. A few organizers spoke to the crowd about holding racists accountable for their actions. Then, the crowd started to march. But the Keansburg protest was “nothing but peaceful and empowering,” according to 24-year-old protestor and Middletown resident Cara Mitchinson. “People from all walks of life showed up to defend the rights of our black community and demand justice for the horrific death of George Floyd,” she said. The article originally appeared in the June 4 – 10, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. “If I’m not over here blowin’ up stuff, if I’m not over here messin’ up my community, then what are y’all doing?” Terrence said in a passionate delivery June 1 in Minneapolis. “Y’all doing nothing because that’s not going to bring my brother back at all. My family is a peaceful family.” Terrence Floyd, George’s brother, spoke out this week to send a message of peace to the rioters. The protesters marched from La Playa Restaurant on Beachway Avenue to the Keansburg Police Department, with police officers flanking protesters as they walked. They held homemade signs about the BLM movement, George Floyd and other victims of police brutality. Marchers chanted the entire time, preaching messages like “No Justice, No Peace” and “I Can’t Breathe,” Floyd’s words as he was being held down during his arrest. The Hennepin County medical examiner concluded the manner of Floyd’s death was homicide. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been fired and charged with second-degree murder in the incident.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Glacier Gymnastics Provincial Team

first_img Olivia Kelly, also competed in the 14 year-old category, winning a Silver Medal for her impressive All Around performance, a Gold Medal for her flawless Floor Exercise routine and three ribbons — a fourth on Vault, fifth on Uneven Bars and a seventh on Balance Beam. Team Glacier Gym Club sent an allstar squad to the 2015 BC Provincial Championships in North Vancouver.The gymnasts registered some great performances against top level clubs from the Lower Mainland the BC with almost everyone on the team returning with medals. Gwen McCrory won the Gold Medal on the Floor exercise, her amazing leap sequence setting her apart from the rest of the Level 6: 13 year-old category. McCrory also won a 10th place ribbon on Uneven Bars. Brianne Stefani, competed in the Level 7: 11 & under category in her first Provincial Championships, dazzling the judges with her unshakeable Beam routine, earning a Bronze medal on that event. Stefani also won the sixth place ribbon for her Floor Exercise routine. Ella Keelan brought home four awards in the Level 8: 16 years & up category. She placed an exciting seventh for her All Around performance in the challenging Level 8 category and won ribbons on three events; sixth on Balance Beam, sixth on Floor Exercise and a seventh on Uneven Bars. Another 1st timer, Teagan McTague, competed in the Level 6: 14 year-old category; claiming the Bronze medal for her elegant Floor Exercise routine.  “These results show how amazing our Nelson gymnasts are,” said Sandra Long, Glacier Gymnastics Head Coach.“Our club’s gymnasts train 4-8 hours less per week then the clubs we compete against and our girls look just as skilled and polished,” Long added. “Despite our lack of training time, we are very competitive in the Province.”Mallard’s Source for sports would like to commend the Glacier gymnasts on a job well done and select the squad Team of the Week.The team includes Ella Keelan, Olivia Kelly, Sara Tolles, Teagan McTague, Gwen McCrory, Abby Majeski, Brianne Stefani and Kylee Dyck.Provincials Results: Abby Majeski competed in her first Provincial Championships in the Level 6: 10 & under category and returned with two ribbons — a seventh on Floor Exercise and a tenth on Uneven Bars. last_img read more

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QC snaps Makati’s record run

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lifesavers stun HD Spikers; Power Hitters score Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Super Crunch came into the game with a 15-game winning streak—a league record they established by beating the Capitals two weeks ago in their final elimination round game.But Makati came undone by a combination of Quezon City’s stellar outside shooting and swarming defense that held the Super Crunch to just 33 percent shooting.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Makati set the record against us so that gave us extra motivation,” said Quezon City coach Vis Valencia.“We also wanted to be the ones who ended their winning streak. I’m glad the players stepped up.” View comments Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Quezon City power forward Jay Collado couldn’t have picked a better time to deliver his finest game of the season.The veteran dropped 27 points as the seventh-seeded Capitals pulled off the first upset in the MPBL Datu Cup playoffs with an 88-77 trouncing of No. 2 Makati Super Crunch on Wednesday night at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

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Athletics’ big hit knack disappears in first loss to New York Yankees

first_imgNEW YORK — That big hit the A’s couldn’t avoid on Friday night was elusive Saturday. The A’s went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, leaving 15 runners on base. Yet, the Yankees took 11 innings to beat the A’s, 4-3, on DJ LeMahieu’s first-pitch walk-off home run off Lou Trivino.“They ran some pretty good pitchers out there,” manager Bob Melvin said. “We left 15 on, that comes back to bite you at some point in time.”Despite the anemic RISP average, the A’s had a chance to pull out a …last_img read more

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Infographic: Rising to the challenge of Africa’s urban future

first_imgBy 2016 50% of Africa’s population will be living in cities and there will be 65 cities with populations over 1-million. By 2030 the 18 largest African cities will have a combined spending power of $1.3-trillion. While Africa’s rapidly urbanising population is creating new markets it presents infrastructure and humanitarian challenges.Click image for a larger view.last_img

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Forage management considerations after frost

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Heading into November we had a few, light scattered frosts in the area that have generated some questions about forage use after a frost. The two most common questions concern the use of warm season grasses in the sorghum family and grazing alfalfa. The issue with grasses in the sorghum family, which includes sorghum-sudangrass hybrids, sudangrass and Johnsongrass in addition to sorghum, is that they contain cyanogenic glycosides and enzymes that convert those compounds to free cyanide (sometimes called Prussic acid) within their cells. Prussic acid or cyanide is a lethal toxin.The potential toxicity after frost varies by species. Sudangrass varieties are low to intermediate in cyanide poisoning potential, sudangrass hybrids are intermediate, sorghum-sudangrass hybrids and forage sorghums are intermediate to high, and grain sorghum is high to very high and is most likely to be toxic after a frost. Piper sudangrass has low prussic acid poisoning potential. Pearl millet and foxtail millet have very low levels of cyanogenic glucosides and rarely cause toxicity.Other species that have potential to have toxic levels of prussic acid after frost are Johnsongrass, chokecherry, black cherry, indiangrass, elderberry, and some varieties of birdsfoot trefoil.Under normal circumstances the cyanogenic glycosides and the enzymes are held in different locations within the plant cell and don’t come into contact with each other. However, when plant cells are ruptured after being frozen, chopped, wilted or crushed, those cell barriers are broken and cyanide can rapidly form. Cyanide is a gas and it will volatilize and leave the plant tissue but it takes some time, thus the recommendation is not to allow livestock to graze frost damaged forages until several days (three or four) have passed. Generally this refers to a hard frost. In the case of light frosts where the temperature is greater than 28 degrees F, there are publications that say to wait two weeks until grazing. The highest concentration of prussic acid is found in the leaves of immature plants (less than 18 to 24 inches tall) while stalks of mature plants (greater than 30 inches tall) contain the lowest concentration.Probably the safest and least risk practice of utilizing sorghum species forages after frost is as a dry hay or ensiled forage. By the time the plants are dry enough to bale, the cyanide gas will have volatilized and dissipated from the plant so there is no feeding risk. In the case of an ensiled forage or wet wrapped baleage, the cyanide concentration is greatly reduced during the ensiling process. The general recommendation is not to feed these ensiled or baleage forages until at least four to six weeks after ensiling or wrapping.Occasionally there are questions about grazing alfalfa after a frost. Anytime a pure or very high percentage legume is grazed, the livestock owner should take precautions to prevent bloating, but in the case of alfalfa, the risk of bloating is increased for a few days after the plants have been exposed to a hard frost of 25 degrees F or lower. Once those plants start to wilt (in the case of a hard killing frost) or several days have passed, the risk of bloat decreases.Animals can die within minutes if they consume forages such as the sorghum species that contain high concentrations of prussic acid in the plant tissue. The prussic acid is released from the forage and interferes with oxygen transfer in the blood stream of the animal, causing it to die of asphyxiation. Before death, symptoms include excess salivation, difficult breathing, staggering, convulsions, and collapse.Ruminants are more susceptible to prussic acid poisoning than horses or swine because cud chewing and rumen bacteria help release the cyanide from plant tissue.For those livestock owners with tall fescue pasture, frost is actually good news because the sugar content within fescue increases. It is part of the reason that tall fescue works well for stockpiled late fall and winter grazing.last_img read more

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Engineers in Maharashtra to go on pen down strike on Monday

first_imgThousands of engineers across the State will go on a ‘pen down’ strike on Monday to protest the attack on a deputy engineer by a group of Congress supporters led by Nitesh Rane, MLA, on the Mumbai-Goa highway earlier this week. The Maharashtra Abhiyantriki Seva Mahasangh (MASS), an umbrella body of working engineers in the State, has written to Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Public Works Department (PWD), Manoj Kumar Saunik, informing him of the strike.Under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, a pen down strike is defined as a “labour action” in which employees do not mark attendance or do any work while dropping their pens. The strike takes place in an office setting as opposed to an industrial setting, according to the law. A video which went viral on Thursday showed Mr. Rane, MLA from Kankavali, shouting at a PWD deputy engineer Prakash Shedekar while his supporters poured buckets of muck on him. Mr. Rane, who had gone to inspect the progress of the Mumbai-Goa highway, was later arrested along with other supporters. The attack drew widespread criticism even from State cabinet ministers, including PWD minister Chandrakant Patil who promised the union that some action would be taken.In its letter, the MASS has said that engineers alone cannot be blamed for the poor quality of roads in the State. It is the contractors who carry out sub-standard work, which is intimated to the public representatives who do not take action against the contractor. Secretary of MASS, Ashok Sasane, said, “There is a general increase in attacks and use of foul language against engineers. There is fear amongst the engineers because of the rising attacks by politicians, while they are beating up the engineer for a mistake he has not even committed.” The MASS has urged the government to look for a wholistic solution and re-establish the trust of engineers in the law and order mechanisms. “There were a lot of other people with the MLA when he beat up our engineer this week. The government must act against all with an iron hand. To ensure the government is focussed on taking action, we are forced to call a pen down strike,” he said adding that engineers from several departments including PWD, Water Resources, Irrigation will participate in the strike on Monday. “Please take note of our strike and ensure it does not happen in future again.”last_img read more

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