first_imgThe Marcus King Band made a Saturday morning appearance on the news and talkshow CBS This Morning for the program’s Saturday Sessions. Their brief performance perfectly captures the essence of the band, with smooth horns, a soulful sound, and Marcus King’s powerful voice all combining to make heartfelt music with widespread appeal. The band’s performance of the song “Rita Is Gone” went live on the air, while CBS has posted other songs from the performance online. You can check out videos of The Marcus King Band’s appearance on CBS This Morning below.“Rita Is Gone” “Plant Your Corn Early”last_img read more

first_imgYonder Mountain String Band Upcoming 2018 Tour Dates:10/17 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge10/18 – Kansas City, MO – The Madrid Theatre10/19 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s10/20 – Owensboro, KY – Bluegrass Museum Hall of Fame10/21 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note10/24 – Davenport, IA – Redstone Room10/25 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom10/28 – Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween11/7 – New York, NY – The Bowery Ballroom11/8 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground11/9 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club11/10 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music Hall11/11 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse FTC11/14 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage11/15 – Washington, DC – Union Stage11/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex Theater11/17 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar11/18 – Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation at The IntersectionView All Tour Dates Today, the jamgrass juggernauts of Yonder Mountain String Band have announced their upcoming 2018 fall tour, hot off the group’s fiery performances at Northwest String Summit over the weekend. As noted by the band in their announcement, “This year is no different as we will be touring through some of our favorite venues and cities… as well as a few new ones.” For their fall tour, Yonder Mountain String Band will be joined by The Lonesome Days from October 17th to 25th and Brad Parsons from November 7th to 18th.The group will kick off their tour on October 17th at Omaha, Nebraska’s The Waiting Room Lounge, followed up by performances in Kansas City, MO; Des Moines, IA; Owensboro, KY; and Columbia, MO from October 18th to 21st. From there, the band will detour through Davenport, Iowa, on October 24th and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 25th ahead of their triumphant return to Suwannee Hulaween on the 28th.After a week’s break, Yonder Mountain String Band picks up their fall tour at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on November 7th, continuing on to Burlington, Vermont; Boston, Massachusetts; Ardmore, Pennsylvania; and Fairfield, Connecticut, in the days following. The group’s upcoming fall tour ends with a five-night run from November 14th to 18th, which will see the band hit Annapolis, MD; Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA; and Columbus, OH, before the tour-closing show at Grand Rapids’ Elevation at The Intersection on the 18th.Fan ticket pre-sale begins tomorrow, July 25th, at 11 a.m. (ET). You can purchase pre-sale tickets here. For more information and additional ticketing, head to Yonder Mountain’s website here.last_img read more

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s College alumna’s talk was set to begin at 2 p.m. The classroom was full of chatter, as Saint Mary’s students, faculty and staff awaiting the visitor. As 2:09 p.m. rolled around, hosting professor Laura Haigwood gave her opening statement.“Adriana [Trigiani] is a gifted and prolific writer,” she said, “whose distinguished career includes outstanding professional achievement in multiple genres of media, including television, documentary film, feature film screenwriting and directing, a wonderful family memoir cookbook, ‘Cooking with My Sisters,’ and more than a dozen enchanting and entertaining, wise and warm, beautifully written and deeply engaging, highly popular and published novels, including the best selling ‘Big Stone Gap’ series.”At 2:10 p.m., Haigwood prompted the group to share why they attended the talk. Sophomore Claire Linginfelter shared her reasoning.“Actually, my grandmother is a huge fan of her,” Linginfelter said. “She actually introduced me to her writings when I was a freshman in high school, and I didn’t have any idea that she was an alumnus of Saint Mary’s. I came to get [Trigiani] to autograph this book of her’s for Christmas [for my grandma].”At 2:11 p.m., the New York Times bestseller Adriana Trigiani arrived.“They’re all too pretty,” she said. “I’m out of here.”Trigiani, a 1981 College graduate, visited the campus Tuesday afternoon to share her writing tips with the community. Trigiani began with what she said is essential.“You really don’t have anything unless you understand where it comes from,” she said. “If you understand where it comes from, then you’re always going to be able to do it.”She then addressed writer’s block, which she said does not exist. Trigiani said one must engage their subconscious to help with the process.“Engage that subconscious to work for you,” she said. “When I go to sleep at night is when I write a book. I don’t write it when I’m sitting [at a computer]. By the time I’m here, it’s just the coal mining part. I’m already done; all the decisions have been made. My subconscious does all the work. It’s the most powerful entity within you.”Once accessing the subconscious, Trigiani said the next step is deciding what to write about and what matters to the author.“Only you know what matters, because you’ll know if it’s false and unauthentic or phony or fake. Now that you don’t have any writer’s block because you’re going to use your subconscious, what are you going to tell your subconscious that you’re want to create? What’s important? What you want to say to each other? I like to just say to one person because I think that’s effective. You try to tell a lot of people something, and it’s noise. If you’re just talking to one person, you usually just cut through something.”Trigiani addressed the notion of having nothing to say and quickly disregarded it.“Everybody has one common denominator,” she said. “Our common denominator is pain, grief, loss, which forces us to need to connect. The subconscious is fed by whatever you read, listen to, who you hang out with, what you’re looking at, what you choose to write about. … You decide what the subject is based upon whatever you’re feeding it.”She said her writing process heavily involves character development and world building.“I like characters. I name them, and I let them live, and then I think about what their lives are. Then I put them in rooms together,” Trigiani said. “You will have your own technique to it, but I think whatever triggers you to stay in the world of the people is good. … I want to create a specific world from something. Then, seriously, I dream of them, and I outline. Then I let the subconscious do it. I know everything, and I’ll go to bed, and I’ll go, ‘Okay, what happens to Chi Chi Donatello tomorrow morning?’ Then I wake up with the answer, and I go do it.”Trigiani advised the audience not to force themselves to write certain kinds of characters. She said she was once told she wrote “working people” and rebelled against the idea at first, wanting to write “all kinds of people.” Later, Trigiani said she grew to love the fact.“You’ll figure it out, who your people are that you’re writing,” she said. “It can’t just be all people. It’s got to be the people that you know. The ones who your voice is in and only you could do. That’s what’s so great about it.”Trigiani said she lets her characters and stories take turns as she writes, and it may not always go as she planned.“I’ll think that this is going to happen, and then it’s three in the morning, and then something entirely different happens,” she said. “I didn’t see it coming, but I go with that. Let it happen. If somebody’s got to go, somebody dies, I didn’t mean for them to die. They die. I cry. Oh, you had to go? Bye. He’s gone. Just let him go. You have to because that’s the gig. That’s what it is. If I’m crying, I know you’re going to be crying. I didn’t see it coming.”Trigiani said hope lies in a similar path of people doing what they want, not what may have been planned for them.“Don’t let anybody define your life,” Trigiani said. “Don’t do anything with your life that somebody else told you to do just because you can’t think of a better idea. Don’t get scared and just do what appears in the moment. Don’t do things because somebody says it. I’d rather do something I’m doing to get to my goal.”Tags: Adriana Trigiani, Laura Haigwood, Saint Mary’s alumnalast_img read more

first_img continue reading » Credit union members who were once among the top law enforcement officials in Honolulu face years in federal prison after admitting they defrauded credit unions and banks through elaborate schemes to secure loans that funded their extravagant lifestyle.Last week, former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha, 59, pleaded guilty to bank fraud, and his wife, Katherine Kealoha, 49, a former Honolulu deputy prosecutor pleaded guilty to bank fraud, aggravated identity theft and drug charges.Plea agreement documents show that the couple spent more than $591,000 derived from loans fraudulently obtained from credit unions and banks, stolen funds from a reverse mortgage scam and money that belonged to two children for whom Mrs. Kealoha was the state court appointed trustee and guardian.The Kealohas used these funds to pay for their personal expenses, including a $26,000 induction brunch when Mr. Kealoha was appointed police chief, car payments for a Maserati and Mercedes Benz, concert tickets, restaurants, hotels and a trip to California’s Disneyland, according federal prosecutors. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Matic will miss both of Serbia’s matches (Picture: Getty)‘Nemanja Matic will not play in Wolfsburg, nor in Lisbon. He played the last match in the club but did not stay in the field until the end,’ said Serbia boss Mladen Krstajic.AdvertisementAdvertisementMatic joins Romelu Lukaku, Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial in sustaining injuries during the international break.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsMarcus Rashford is also likely to miss England’s qualifier against Czechia on Friday with an ankle injury.The forward has been carrying the injury since United’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Old Trafford a month ago but has been playing through the pain barrier.MORE: PDC Premier League Darts week 7 fixtures, table, odds, TV channel and schedule Advertisement Nemanja Matic pulls out of Serbia friendly as Manchester United suffer fourth injury of international break Comment Nemanja Matic has just returned from injury (Picture: Getty)Nemanja Matic has become the fourth Manchester United player to sustain an injury in the international break after pulling out of Serbia’s upcoming matches.Matic missed nearly a month of action with a muscle injury but returned for the 2-0 defeat to Arsenal and started a week later in a 2-1 loss to Wolves.The 30-year-old had been a mainstay under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and was likely to start in Serbia’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Portugal after tonight’s friendly against Germany.However, the Serb has been forced to pull out of the squad, casting a doubt over his fitness for United’s clash against Watford on March 30th.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 20 Mar 2019 2:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link311Shareslast_img read more

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Share 9 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet LocalNews AID Bank reports decline in nonperforming assets by: – November 8, 2011 AID Bank in Goodwill. Image via: Investdominica.comThe Agricultural Industrial and Development Bank (AID Bank) has reporting a steady decline in the level of nonperforming assets at the financial institution.Chairman of the AID Bank Board of Directors Ambrose Sylvester says proactive measures by the bank’s officials have now resulted in a 13% decrease in nonperforming loans.He says the AID Bank is hoping to reduce it by a further 10 percent within the next year.“Over the last 3 or 4 years there has been a steady decline in the level of nonperforming assets which today is now in the region of 13.5%-13.9%, coming from three years ago almost 24%. We have set ourselves a target of 10% within the next year or two. We have made frequent contact with customers, following up with them,” he explained.He explained that a loan only becomes nonperforming with interest in arrears after three months. “So there is a red flag by the second month and you need to follow up with them. There are a number of chronic delinquent customers but those in the more recent times; we try our best to follow up with the clients to ensure that they remain true to their obligations,” he said.Meantime the AID Bank has introduced a new mortgage plan for single persons earning 2,500 dollars or less and couples earning 4 thousand dollars or less.A number of persons stand to benefit from that facility.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

first_imgHe said that he leaves on thediscretion of the mayors about the possibilities of the cancellation offestivals in their respective localities relative to the local spread ofCOVID-19. Lacson appealed to the public tofollow protocol set by health authorities that includes bringing of alcohol andhand sanitizers aside from wearing mask for health protection. BACOLOD City – The staging of thisyear’s Panaad Festival in Negros Occidental might be cancelled amid growing fears overthe continued increase in coronavirus disease cases in the country. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson is set to meet this week chief executives of various towns and cities in the province to decide the fate of the weeklong festivity slated on April 20 to 26. “However we will not sacrificethe health of our constituents. We will be willing to postpone or cancel theevent if the need arises. The health and well-being of Negrenses is my utmostconcern and priority,” he said./PN The annual Panaad sa Negros Festivalis considered as the mother of all festivals. Lacson said he is waiting for theguidelines from the national state in relation to the public health emergencydeclaration. During the launching of the PanaadFestival last month, Lacson has already said the province will continuepreparing for Panaad 2020 and that they will not allow the condition whichmight not exist in April dampen its spirit. Lacson also alerted barangay officialsto closely monitor their respective areas especially people who just arrivedfrom other virus-hit countries like China, Hongkong, Korea, Macau, Taiwan andeven Italy where there has been a surge of COVID-19 cases. last_img read more

first_imgMarjorie L. Gardner, age 93, of Brookville, Indiana died Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville, Indiana.Born December 16, 1924 in Brookville, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Anthony & Margaret (Peters) Roell. On October 18, 1962 she was united in marriage to Paul (Gabby) Gardner, and he survives.Marge was retired from the former Public Service Indiana, where she had worked for many years. She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Brookville, as well as the Daughters of Isabella St. Catherine Circle. Besides Paul her loving husband of over 55 years, survivors include a son & daughter-in-law, Michael & Terri Gardner of Brookville, Indiana, and two grandsons, Alex Gardner and Grant Gardner.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Neligh and Florence Roell; and three brothers, Paul Roell, Lewis Roell, and Jack Roell.Family & friends may visit from 9:00 A.M until 10:30 A.M on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.The Very Rev. Sean R. Danda will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, February 3, 2018, 11:00 A.M. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church,145 East St. Michael Blvd., Brookville. Burial will then follow in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Michael Catholic School. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gardner family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

first_imgThe United States ambassador to Ukraine is resigning in the wake of the Trump whistleblower scandal.US Special Envoy Kurt Volker stepped down Friday after being named in a whistleblower complaint accusing the White House of a cover-up. President Trump and the president of Ukraine have admitted to talking about military aid from the US in a July phone call.But both leaders have denied an alleged quid-pro-quo in exchange for investigating Joe Biden and his son.Last week, an impeachment investigation of Trump was launched by Congressional Democrats following news of the whistleblower complaint.Democrat lawmakers conducting the impeachment inquiry have reportedly sought testimony from Volker.Unconfirmed reports say Volker’s sudden resignation is related to possible testimony before Congress about the Ukraine-Trump call.Furthermore, that Volker stepping down as a special representative would allow him to be “more open” with what he could say should he be called to testify.Top Democrats including Nancy Pelosi are moving quickly with the inquiry and are reportedly expected to have articles of impeachment written up by Thanksgiving.According to reports, they want to prepare articles of impeachment by Thanksgiving and send them to the full House of Representatives by December.The move would allow the House to hold a floor vote on impeaching the president before the new year.However, even if the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives were to impeach Trump, he would not be removed from office unless the Republican-controlled Senate found the president guilty.At this time, it is unclear whether Volker will testify before Congress or what role it would play in the impeachment inquiry.last_img read more

first_imgPRESIDENT’S College (PC) claimed two victories on Friday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) Georgetown and East Coast Regionals, including a massive win against Tutorial High School in the U-18 division.Richard Semple led PC in the 66-point victory (77-11) against the Georgetown school. The teen powered his way to a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds.  Support came from Jushaun Bailey, who added 18 points and Rankin McDonald with 11 points, nine boards. Peter Thompson led Tutorial with four points, nine rebounds.In the U-14 division, PC thrashed Marian Academy 27-8.  Kerol Mentore led the East Coast school with a double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds), while Rasean Barnwell added five points, seven rebounds.Nicholas Verwey led Marian with four points, eight rebounds. In another U-14 clash, St Stanislaus College got past YBG Cluster by a score of 23-17.  Daniel Bailey finished with a double-double for the winners (12 points, 10 rebounds), while K. Howard (six points) was the main scorer for YBG.In a close U-18 clash, Marian Academy were able to shoot their way past GTI 40-35.Josiah Daniels and Akili Haynes did it at both ends of the court for the winners with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 12 points, nine rebounds respectively. Israel Yaw finished with a game-high 15 rebounds and 12 points for GTI.  Darren Thomas just missed out on a double-double for the institution after pulling down 11 rebounds to add to his nine points.Bishops’ High dominated against their Georgetown counterparts St Rose’s High in the other U-18 clash.  Led by Keron Bacchus, who scored 23 points, the Bishops’ raced to a 69-36 point win.Daniel Benjamin added 11 points, 10 rebounds and Timothy Richmond 11 points.Jaiden Craig with 12 points, seven rebounds and Adrian Pilgrim with 10 points, led St Rose’s High. The tournament is sponsored by Edward B. Beharry & Company Ltd, NSC, Banks DIH LTD and Exxon Mobil.last_img read more