Watch Scott Metzger Cover Grateful Dead, The Band In Rare Solo Set [Full Video]

first_imgThis past weekend at Philly’s Ardmore Music Hall, guitarist Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Wolf!, RANA) took to the stage for a very rare acoustic set, during a celebration for Wavy Gravy’s 80th Birthday. After opening the set with The Band‘s “Ophelia”, Metzger’s 40-minute set ran through songs from the Grateful Dead catalog, including the original “Throwing Stones”, and songs the group covered over the years such as “The Race Is On,” “Me & My Uncle” and “Katie Mae.”ALO Teams Up With Steve Kimock On Prince Cover at Wavy Gravy’s 80th Birthday PartyHe ran through a couple of Nick Lowe numbers, and got a little candid with the crowd, calling himself a “sensitive guy” before playing the love song “Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day”, and ended his set with a cover of Vincent Thompson‘s “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”. The entire set was filmed by Chris Cafiero. Check it out below:Scott Metzger Acoustic Solo Set – Ardmore Music Hall – 6/11/16Ophelia, The Race Is On, Me & My Uncle, Katie Mae, I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock And Roll), Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day, Throwing Stones, 1952 Vincent Black Lightninglast_img read more

Tickets Now On Sale to See Elisabeth Moss & More in The Heidi Chronicles

first_imgIt’s time to make a date with Elisabeth Moss! Tickets are now available to see the Mad Men star, along with Jason Biggs and Bryce Pinkham, in Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles. The revival, directed by Pam MacKinnon, will begin performances on February 23, 2015 and officially open on March 19 at the Music Box Theatre.The Heidi Chronicles won both the Tony and the Pulitzer in 1989. This is the first revival since the original production shuttered in 1990. The show spans over 20 years, following Heidi Holland (Moss) from high school to her career as an art historian and how she copes with feminisim, men, politics and motherhood.The production will also feature Tracee Chimo, with additional casting to be announced later. View Comments Bryce Pinkham Star Files Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on May 3, 2015 The Heidi Chronicleslast_img read more

Colombian National Army Troops Trained to Protect the Environment

first_imgBy Dialogo February 09, 2015 “The Colombian government is interested in having more professional Soldiers who can carry out tasks that aren’t necessarily limited to the battlefield. This is an opportunity for young people,” according to security analyst Sánchez. The Office of Environmental Management of the Army’s Seventh Division and the Secretariat of the Environment of the Government of Antioquia “certified the country’s first environmental Soldiers, as part of a pioneering environmental education process in Colombia” stated a December 17 press release from the Ministry of the Environment. The environmental training was provided to 131 members of the Fourth Brigade of Medellín, 20 from the Fourteenth Brigade of Puerto Berrío, and 16 who are with the Seventeenth Brigade of Carepa. “This shows that Soldiers aren’t made solely for war. In addition to protecting Colombians, we’re also made for peace,” environmental Soldier Jorge Luis Nerys said after graduating, according to a report in El Colombiano. The Office of Environmental Management of the Army’s Seventh Division and the Secretariat of the Environment of the Government of Antioquia “certified the country’s first environmental Soldiers, as part of a pioneering environmental education process in Colombia” stated a December 17 press release from the Ministry of the Environment. A major effort to protect the environment The program shows that the Military provides a wide range of career opportunities for young people and broadens the ways in which Troops can help the civilian population. The Troops were selected due to their interest in protecting the environment and experience in at least an environmental project or high school concentration in agriculture, ecology, the environment, natural sciences or similar, and having worked in support of the environment in their communities. Nerys and other newly graduated environmental Soldiers passed a strict certification process. Environmental Troops will also participate in reforestation projects and supporting ecosystem conservation tasks, such as monitoring the operation of wastewater treatment plans and recycling programs. They may also participate in environmental revitalization projects in parks and public spaces. “This is part of an Armed Forces recruitment transformation program under the framework of providing a service that allows certain young people an entryway into the Armed Forces. This provides them with another type of experience,” said Rubén Sánchez, a security analyst with the University of Rosario, in Bogotá. As part of its ongoing efforts to protect the country’s natural resources, the Colombian National Army and the government have certified the first 167 Soldiers trained in environmental defense and protection.These are the first Colombian Troops to receive training in reforestation, the conservation of ecosystems, and recycling programs. “This was a major effort by the Army to prepare the Soldiers in the care of natural resources and ecology,” said Colonel Germán Rojas, commander of the XVII Brigade, according to journalist Rodrigo Martínez in the Colombian environmental blog Evaluación Impactos Ambientales. A major effort to protect the environment “This is part of an Armed Forces recruitment transformation program under the framework of providing a service that allows certain young people an entryway into the Armed Forces. This provides them with another type of experience,” said Rubén Sánchez, a security analyst with the University of Rosario, in Bogotá. “Environmental Soldiers are not only going to strengthen us as a brigade, they will serve to raise awareness and work with the civilian population in regions such as Urabá and Bajo Atrato where there is illegal mining and illegal logging in the tropical forests,” Rojas added. The certification of Troops to defend and protect the environment and natural resources is being carried out in accordance with the country’s Environmental Law and the support of the Medellín Office of the Mayor; the authorities of the Department of National Parks; and the Arví Park, an ecological nature preserve and archaeological site in Medellín. For regular Troops, the law stipulates mandatory service that ranges from 18 to 24 months; a Soldier with a high school diploma must serve for 12 months and Troops from farming backgrounds must serve for 18 months. A strict certification process “Environmental Soldiers are not only going to strengthen us as a brigade, they will serve to raise awareness and work with the civilian population in regions such as Urabá and Bajo Atrato where there is illegal mining and illegal logging in the tropical forests,” Rojas added. The new environmental Soldiers will play an important role in raising awareness about the monitoring and surveillance conducted by the Navy, the National Police, and the territorial institutions charged with preventing the illegal trafficking of wild flora and fauna. Illegal mining, which is prevalent in the municipalities of Unguía and Acandí in the Urabá region and in several kilometers along the border with Panama, harms the environment. So does illegal mining, which is used by narcotrafficking organizations such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to fund their operations. A strict certification process Training environmental Soldiers is part of the Colombian National Army’s history of protecting the environment. Illegal mining, which is prevalent in the municipalities of Unguía and Acandí in the Urabá region and in several kilometers along the border with Panama, harms the environment. So does illegal mining, which is used by narcotrafficking organizations such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to fund their operations. Colombia’s Environmental Law 99 of 1993 establishes that 20 percent of high school graduates incorporated into the ranks must serve as environmental Soldiers. The environmental training was provided to 131 members of the Fourth Brigade of Medellín, 20 from the Fourteenth Brigade of Puerto Berrío, and 16 who are with the Seventeenth Brigade of Carepa. Environmental Troops will also participate in reforestation projects and supporting ecosystem conservation tasks, such as monitoring the operation of wastewater treatment plans and recycling programs. They may also participate in environmental revitalization projects in parks and public spaces. The Troops were selected due to their interest in protecting the environment and experience in at least an environmental project or high school concentration in agriculture, ecology, the environment, natural sciences or similar, and having worked in support of the environment in their communities. By interacting with communities as they protect natural resources, environmental Soldiers will also strengthen the National Army’s ties with the civilian population, according to Sánchez. By interacting with communities as they protect natural resources, environmental Soldiers will also strengthen the National Army’s ties with the civilian population, according to Sánchez. I herebly congratulate the Army of Colombia for this very important initiative for all mankind. I hope other countries become aware of the idea and multiply the initiative. Strength and Honor. Training for the first 90 environmental Troops took place from early 2014 through July. A second group of 77 Soldiers were trained in the second half of 2014, and all 167 environmental Troops were certified in December, according to Medellín daily, El Colombiano. The environmental initiative also helps the Military attract greater numbers of recruits who may consider a career in the Armed Forces, as well as attract young people who want to protect the environment. For regular Troops, the law stipulates mandatory service that ranges from 18 to 24 months; a Soldier with a high school diploma must serve for 12 months and Troops from farming backgrounds must serve for 18 months. The program shows that the Military provides a wide range of career opportunities for young people and broadens the ways in which Troops can help the civilian population. These Soldiers are dedicated to conducting activities related to environmental education, community organization of environmental management, and protecting renewable natural resources, according to the Secretariat of the Environment. Colombia’s Environmental Law 99 of 1993 establishes that 20 percent of high school graduates incorporated into the ranks must serve as environmental Soldiers. These Soldiers are dedicated to conducting activities related to environmental education, community organization of environmental management, and protecting renewable natural resources, according to the Secretariat of the Environment. The new environmental Soldiers will play an important role in raising awareness about the monitoring and surveillance conducted by the Navy, the National Police, and the territorial institutions charged with preventing the illegal trafficking of wild flora and fauna. Since 2001, the Colombian National Army has provided a variety of training programs designed to protect the environment, according to the “Environmental Handbook for the Tactical Units of the National Army, 2009.” The environmental initiative also helps the Military attract greater numbers of recruits who may consider a career in the Armed Forces, as well as attract young people who want to protect the environment. Soldiers had shown interest in protecting the environment As part of its ongoing efforts to protect the country’s natural resources, the Colombian National Army and the government have certified the first 167 Soldiers trained in environmental defense and protection.These are the first Colombian Troops to receive training in reforestation, the conservation of ecosystems, and recycling programs. Soldiers had shown interest in protecting the environment Since 2001, the Colombian National Army has provided a variety of training programs designed to protect the environment, according to the “Environmental Handbook for the Tactical Units of the National Army, 2009.” Nerys and other newly graduated environmental Soldiers passed a strict certification process. “This was a major effort by the Army to prepare the Soldiers in the care of natural resources and ecology,” said Colonel Germán Rojas, commander of the XVII Brigade, according to journalist Rodrigo Martínez in the Colombian environmental blog Evaluación Impactos Ambientales. “The Colombian government is interested in having more professional Soldiers who can carry out tasks that aren’t necessarily limited to the battlefield. This is an opportunity for young people,” according to security analyst Sánchez. The certification of Troops to defend and protect the environment and natural resources is being carried out in accordance with the country’s Environmental Law and the support of the Medellín Office of the Mayor; the authorities of the Department of National Parks; and the Arví Park, an ecological nature preserve and archaeological site in Medellín. Training environmental Soldiers is part of the Colombian National Army’s history of protecting the environment. Training for the first 90 environmental Troops took place from early 2014 through July. A second group of 77 Soldiers were trained in the second half of 2014, and all 167 environmental Troops were certified in December, according to Medellín daily, El Colombiano. “This shows that Soldiers aren’t made solely for war. In addition to protecting Colombians, we’re also made for peace,” environmental Soldier Jorge Luis Nerys said after graduating, according to a report in El Colombiano.last_img read more

Call centers provide human touch when self-service reaches limits

first_img 29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Bill Prichard Bill Prichard is Senior Manager, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, for CO-OP Financial Services (www.co-opfs.org), Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., a financial technology provider to credit unions. Prichard can be … Web: www.co-opfs.org Details As we move through 2016 and the rest of this decade, member service will continue to evolve between self-service based on digital technology and the efficacy of the human touch.In a world where direct human contact seems to be losing ground to email and texting, the sound of a real human voice such as that provided by a call center can be a significant business asset when a credit union member needs help or wants to conduct a more complex transaction.The value of human interaction in a business environment was spelled out recently by British marketing consultant Mark Master in an article on Business2Community. “When a company makes a human connection, as opposed to a digital connection, we create a completely different platform to build a relationship,” he said. “People want humanity and openness, not a special offer that runs out at the end of the month.”A call center such as the CO-OP Member Center can be a powerful advantage in today’s digital, arm’s length world. In fact, with the rapid advance of financial technologies, 24/7 call centers have become more important than ever.“The self-service culture has conditioned consumers to expect to be able to conduct their business at any hour,” said Carol Cline-Parton, Vice President, CO-OP Member Center. “And this is only magnified by mobile phones and the Internet, which have led consumers to expect to be connected to anyone, anywhere, anytime, including their credit unions.”People love self-service, but there’s clearly a limit, which is often reached when members need support with the emerging payments technology they have in hand, detailed questions about account status and applying for an auto or personal loan.As Cline-Parton puts it, “When self-service reaches its limit, members will want to reach out to a live person for assistance.”CO-OP Member Center provides support for payment innovations such as Sprig by CO-OP for mobile banking, the Apple Pay or Samsung Pay mobile wallets, CardNav by CO-OP alerts and card control solution, and kiosks enabling shared branching transactions at an ATM.Buyers – i.e., those in need of a loan – are making their purchases after-hours more than ever. CO-OP Member Center’s 2015 after-hours auto loan activity increased by 20 percent compared to 2014. In fact, after-hours loans accounted for 35 percent of CO-OP’s total loan application production last year (including phone and Internet applications).“In many cases, timeliness trumps loyalty, especially when it comes to buying a vehicle,” said Cline-Parton. “So, ‘if you snooze, you lose:’ the possibility of losing a loan because a lender is closed for business is very real.”Third-party call centers make it easier and more cost effective for credit unions to offer round-the-clock lending services, helping to ensure that revenue opportunities are not missed.“Call centers play an integral role in member loyalty, a role that is perhaps ironically only growing with the rise of self-service,” said Cline-Parton. “Just as importantly, a third-party call center can be contracted to scale up and scale back with the changing needs of the credit union. Institutions need to be right-sized all the time today, and outsourcing call center needs really is resource scalability at its best.”Learn more about CO-OP Member Center here.last_img read more

Rob Holding explains how Arsene Wenger’s iconic apology motivates him

first_img Skip Ad Comment Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Top articles Full Screen Read More Coming Next Skip Video Settings 1 min. story Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Metro Sport ReporterFriday 18 Oct 2019 5:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Rob Holding explains how Arsene Wenger’s iconic apology motivates himcenter_img PLAY SPONSORED Advertisement About Connatix V67539 by Metro Read More Read More / He said: ‘Unfortunately no one speaks about the performance of Rob Holding. You should be happy, he is English and 20 years old.‘I am sorry he didn’t cost £55 million, so he can’t be good. We don’t speak about the performances anymore and I think that is not right.’Holding, who his hopeful of forcing his way back into the first team having made a full recovery from a long-term knee injury, admitted he has never forgotten one of Wenger’s classic quotes and it still impacts his thinking today.‘I enjoyed his response and I do use it as motivation that I am who I am and hard work will get me where I want to be,’ he said during a Reddit AMA session.Holding could feature in a new-look Arsenal defence on Monday night against Sheffield United with Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin also in contention.‘He’s ready to play,’ said Unai Emery in relation to Kieran Tierney who is yet to make his Premier League debut following his summer move from Celtic.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‘Now we have two options in that left-back role with Sead Kolasinac and him,’ Emery said. ‘We’re going to play a lot of matches after Monday. We will need every player.‘It depends how he comes into the first training with us, Sead, after his international matches.‘We now have two players in that position and we can use one on Monday, it depends how they are, one or the other.Should Rob Holding start against Sheffield United?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Juan Mata hails ‘great’ Arsenal star Mesut OzilMORE: Ainsley Maitland-Niles explains how Arsenal assistant Freddie Ljungberg has helped develop his game 1/1 Read More Rob Holding signed for Arsenal in the same summer John Stones joined Manchester City (Picture: Getty)Rob Holding admits Arsene Wenger’s iconic apology is a constant source of motivation.The 24-year-old joined Arsenal from Bolton for just £2.5million three years ago as a virtual unknown but was immediately pressed into first team action by his former manager.In what was just his second appearance for the club, Holding gave an assured performance and helped nulify the attack of the then Premier League champions Leicester City.Afterwards, Wenger was riled in his post match press conference by questions relating to his lack of action in the transfer market, prompting the club’s legendary manager to say ‘sorry’ that Holding did not cost £55m, referencing the money Manchester City spent on John Stones.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

Ryan Giggs offers advice to Mikel Arteta to solve Arsenal’s defensive woes

first_imgGiggs believes Arsenal should turn to their younger stars (Picture: Getty)With Mikel Arteta on the verge of joining Arsenal, Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has offered advice for the man to step into the Emirates hotseat.Giggs watched on as the Gunners were thrashed 3-0 at home by Manchester City, with the defending Premier League champions running riot.Freddie Ljungberg’s spell as caretaker manager – in which he has won just one game in five – continued, forcing Arsenal chiefs’ hand to appoint a new manager quickly. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 16 Dec 2019 7:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Advertisement Ryan Giggs offers advice to Mikel Arteta to solve Arsenal’s defensive woes Advertisement Ljungberg reacts to Arsenal’s 3-0 thumping by Man CityTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:48FullscreenLjungberg reacts to Arsenal’s 3-0 thumping by Man Cityhttps://metro.co.uk/video/ljungberg-reacts-arsenals-3-0-thumping-man-city-2071064/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Manchester City assistant manager Arteta is set to join in the next 48 hours, leaving his role as Pep Guardiola’s right-hand man to return to the club he captained in his playing days, and he will arrive in north London to a side who are languishing in midtable with a -3 goal difference after 17 games played.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd Giggs, who coaches Wales, believes he would be well served throwing a few of Arsenal’s younger players into the mix to get the workrate so desperately lacking from their weak showing against City.‘It’s very difficult, watching that today I would just play the young players,’ Giggs told Premier League Productions.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‘[Emile] Smith Rowe, [Bukayo] Saka, [Joe] Willock… if the big players aren’t doing it just put young players in because they will run, they will win tackles, they will sprint back.‘Because that performance was a joke defensively. Gaps everywhere, no talking, unorganised, not sprinting back – when the ball goes past you you sprint that, that’s the number one thing a fan will look at.‘You can misplace passes, you can have a bad day, but if you don’t work hard enough that’s inexcusable.‘That’s the one thing that Freddie Ljungberg could do. It was a very disappointing performance and when you play City you want them to work for their goals, they didn’t work for their goals.’Should Arsenakl hire Mikel Arteta? Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Arsenal confident of making Mikel Arteta appointment in next 48 hoursMORE: Europa League round of 32 draw: Arsenal vs Olympiacos; Man Utd vs Club Bruggelast_img read more

Don’t Forget To “Fall Back” This Weekend

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – Remember to adjust the clocks in your home and vehicle this weekend as the time changes Sunday.Daylight Saving Time offers an extra hour of sleep or an extended night out when clocks fall back at 2 a.m.Because the time returns to 1 a.m., alcoholic beverage vendors will gain an additional hour of business Sunday morning. State law dictates alcohol sales must end at 3 a.m.Indiana has observed Daylight Saving Time since 2006.We will spring forward an hour on Sunday, March 8, 2015last_img

Twisters Outscore Spartans For Win

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Twisters defeated The Southwestern Spartans 12-9 in Boys Varsity Baseball.OA          350 012 1             12    11    4SW         004 320 0             9       8      3For OA: Adam Huber 3-4, 2 runs, bb, double, sb; Andrew Oesterling 1-4, 2 runs, hbp, sb; Michael Hoff 2-4, 2 runs, bb, rbi, sb; Zach Wegman 0-4, bb; Matt Sedler 1-3, run, 2 bb, 2 sb; Dalton Mooney, 2-5, rbi; Patrick Thompson 1-3, run, bb, sb; Jordan Stenger 0-1, bb, run; Riley Schebler 1-1, double, rbi; Glenn Geraci 0-2, 2 runs, bb, sb.OA Pitching: Jordan Stenger   3.2 IP, 7 runs, 3 earned, 7 hits, 2 k, 3 bb, hbp; Hunter Sullivan .1 IP, 2 runs, 1 earned, 1 hit, bb, hbp; Riley Schebler 3 IP, 0 runs, 0 hits, 5 k, hbp    Win.OA Varsity Record: 1-2.   Next game: Thursday (4-12) at Jac-Cen-Del.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

Cerezo dismissed Cazorla link

first_img Reports in Spain and England suggested Atletico representatives have been in London in the last 24 hours with a view to persuading 28-year-old Cazorla to return to Spain after just one season at the Emirates Stadium. The versatile Spaniard scored 12 goals and provided 16 assists for the Gunners following his August move from Malaga. Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has described newspaper reports linking his club with a move for Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla as “invented”. But there is no truth to the story, according to Cerezo, who told Marca.com: “We have no news of Cazorla. These are invented stories that are made up every day.” The Madrid outfit have already tempered the loss of star striker Radamel Falcao to Monaco with the addition of David Villa and Leo Baptistao, and defender Martin Dimichelis, ahead of a Champions League campaign earned through a third-placed finish in the Primera Division. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

MSD survivor’s pro-gun control speech featured in Madonna’s new single

first_imgMadonna will reportedly receive the Advocate for Change Award at the GLAAD Media Awards, Saturday evening.Ahead of the ceremony, the queen of pop shared a new single from her upcoming album called “I Rise,” which includes lyrics that reference Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting survivor Emma González’s speech from ‘March of Our Lives’ in 2018.Specifically, in the very beginning, the song includes audio from González’s extremely powerful 2018 ‘March for Our Lives’ speech about gun control.“[They say] us we’re too young to understand how the government works. We call BS,” a potent moment of the 19-year-old’s pro-gun control speech,” González’s is heard saying.“I wrote ‘I Rise’ as a way of giving a voice to all marginalized people who feel they don’t have the opportunity to speak their mind,” said Madonna. “This year is the 50th anniversary of Pride, and I hope this song encourages all individuals to be who they are, to speak their minds and to love themselves.”Listen to the new single “I Rise” below.last_img read more