On Friday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band continued their tour with the first of four performances at Nashville Tennessee’s Ryman Auditorium. With the band hot off a standout two-night run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, the powerhouse twelve-piece laid out a stellar two-set show (marketed as “An Evening With TTB”). Across the evening, the group laid out their characteristic mix of originals, both from Tedeschi Trucks Band, as well as a number of choice covers.The first set opened with a four-song string of original Tedeschi Trucks Band tunes, including “Anyhow” and “Laugh About It” off 2016’s Let Me Get By, “Part Of Me” off 2013’s Made Up Mind, “Laugh About It”, and the recently debuted “All The World”. After digging through their original catalog, the band then turned to a string of covers—Elmore James’ “The Sky Is Crying”, Toots & The Maytals’ “Sailing On”, and Derek Trucks Band’s “Mahjoun”—before landing in an extended drum segment featuring Tyler Greenwell and JJ Johnson and the set-closing original “Let Me Get By”.Returning for set two, the group offered up their beloved rendition of “Statesboro Blues” and a take on their relatively new song “Shame”. Following a cover of “Goin’ Down Slow” and the group’s own “Do I Look Worried?”, Derek Trucks led the band in a cover of Derek and the Dominos’ “Anyday”, which featured teases of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Blue Sky” throughout. As Tedeschi Trucks Band barrelled through to the close of the second set, the band laid out pristine versions of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” and Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers’ “How Blue Can You Get?” before ending the frame in full with “Idle Wind”. The show’s encore first saw Susan Tedeschi and Kofi Burbridge come out for a standout take on Leon Russell’s “A Song For You” before the band closed out the night in full with Derek Trucks Band’s “Get What You Deserve”.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Ryman Auditorium | Nashville, TN | 2/23/2018Set One: Anyhow, Part Of Me, Laugh About It, All The World, Sky Is Crying, Sailing On, Mahjoun, Let Me Get BySet Two: Statesboro Blues, Shame, Goin’ Down Slow, Do I Look Worried?, Anyday, Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right, How Blue Can You Get?, Idle WindEncore: A Song For You, Get What You DeserveYou can check out a number of clips from last night’s show below, courtesy of Heidi Burson and Neil Devine.“Shame”“Anyday”Derek Trucks Solo
David K. “Deke” Smith of Topsham, Maine, died Aug. 14 at the age of 77, following a brief battle with cancer.Smith was born in Rochester, N.Y., and after graduating from Harvard College in 1958, he received an Ed.M. from Harvard in 1963. He began his career as a math and Latin teacher at Groton School and then moved to Harvard, where he became director of admissions and dean of admissions at Radcliffe College from 1963 to 1970. Following his work in admissions, Smith became the assistant director of the committee of the Permanent Charity Fund, now known as the Boston Foundation. In 1977, he returned to Harvard as a senior development officer; he was also the director of the $6 million renovation project for the Malkin Athletic Center. He was one of the founding coaches of the Harvard cycling team and an adviser to many students. He left Harvard in 1986.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Harvard University Cycling Association at the Office of the Recording Secretary, Harvard University, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138. Checks should be made payable to the President and Fellows of Harvard College, with “Harvard Cycling” in the memo field, or visit the association’s website.
Read Full Story Outside the gates of her Mexico City high school, Thalia Porteny would always see kids begging for food. “It made me feel uneasy and frustrated,” said Porteny. “I knew I’d had amazing opportunities given to me, and I felt responsible. I wanted to do something about it, but at the time I didn’t know how.”Porteny’s discomfort with the disparities she first witnessed as a teenager ultimately led her to Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), where she graduated this May with a master of science in global health and population. And her future plans will keep her around campus: In the fall, she will enter a Ph.D. program in health policy, focused on ethics. Her ultimate goal: to change health policy at the highest levels, so that health resources are more fairly distributed across Mexico and around the world. “I hope my ethics work will inform my health policy work,” she said.During college, Porteny considered becoming a doctor. After a summer internship with Doctors Without Borders in a clinic in Ghana, she realized that, “by focusing on the individual, I was tending to someone who was already sick. I wanted to do something with higher impact—to help prevent the sickness in the first place.”
When Jensen Davis ’20 dug into the “Altered States” exhibit at the Houghton Library, she expected to find a story of “dissent and rebellion.” Instead, she found what she first thought of as an elite narrative “dominated by wealthy white men.” It was only later that she realized the collection “uniquely preserves so many different narratives that transcend geographic, class, racial, [and] gender lines.”Jensen Davis has tapped into Harvard’s Ludlow-Santo Domingo collection for her research on psychedelic drugs. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerThat collection, 120 pieces culled from the 50,000 inherited from Julio Mario Santo Domingo Jr. — a billionaire who was obsessed with the search for transcendence — is sorted into seven themes for the exhibit: opium, psychedelics, cocaine, marijuana, sex, protest, and underground comics. Using books, posters, and ephemera, “Altered States” tells the stories of 400 years of intoxication and mind expansion, dependency and excess.Visitors to Houghton can review an assortment of rolling papers, several lampooning President Richard Nixon. And there’s a nod to onetime Harvard professor and counterculture icon Timothy Leary: “Altered States” includes a postcard of a man thanking Leary for the “swell” Kool-Aid.Talulah Whitehead, a visitor from Australia, views the “Altered States” exhibit in Houghton Library’s Edison and Newman room as music from a soundtrack staffers created on Spotify plays softly in the background. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerWatergate Papers, anyone? Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerA sign stationed outside the exhibit bears a warning. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe collection includes Adolph Hitler’s copy of “Kokain,” a 1927 novel banned by the Catholic Church. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe first African-American superhero title, “Ebon,” and the first underground comic written and drawn solely by women appear in the exhibit. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerPostcard from Houghton Library’s Timothy Leary ephemera collection. Courtesy of Houghton LibraryLeslie Morris, Curator of Modern Books & Manuscripts, Houghton Library. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerPoster advertising a French musical in the 1920s (from left); May 1968 Paris student protest poster decorated with graffiti; poster for the film “Barbarella.” Images courtesy of Houghton LibraryJulio Mario Santo Domingo Jr. Courtesy of Houghton LibraryInside Detective was a monthly magazine that took the “best stories from police records,” albeit in a highly sensationalized style. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerCannabis illustration from 18th century botany book. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerGerman botanical and medical texts from 1613 and 1535 depict opium poppies. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe punk rejection of establishment values is depicted in this short novel, written as a school project. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe collection contains dozens of marijuana cookbooks. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerOver winter break, Jensen Davis says, she will be back at Houghton to work on a paper she is writing about LSD’s therapeutic use in 1950s Hollywood. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer— Rebecca Coleman
Lena Hall’s Next Gig No sooner do we hear that Lena Hall is departing Hedwig, than we learn where she’ll next be performing! The Tony winner will open Café Carlyle’s spring 2015 season and perform a limited engagement at the famed hotspot April 7 through April 18. Other Broadway faves to headline the venue include Megan Hilty, who will return with a new show, Songs For My Daughter, May 19 through May 30 and Cabaret’s Alan Cumming. Catch the Tony winner’s perfectly marvelous limited engagement of Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs June 2 through 13. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Star Trek & Stage Vet Leonard Nimoy Dies He lived long and prospered. Beloved stage and screen star Leonard Nimoy has died at the age of 83 in Los Angeles. The New York Times reports that his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, said the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Best known for his role of Spock on Star Trek, Nimoy made his Broadway debut in 1973 in Full Circle and also appeared on the Great White Way in Equus and The Apple Doesn’t Fall… His many additional credits include helming the 1987 hit movie Three Men and a Baby. Along with his wife, Nimoy is survived by his children, Adam and Julie, a stepson, Aaron Bay Schuck, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and an older brother, Melvin. Stark Sands to Star in Minority Report Two-time Tony nominee Stark Sands (Kinky Boots, Journey’s End) has landed the lead role(s) in Fox’s Minority Report. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sequel to Steven Spielberg’s 2002 feature film will be set 10 years after the end of Precrime in Washington D.C. Sands will play both Dash and Arthur, twin brothers who can see into the future. The pilot’s cast also includes Broadway alum Li Jun Li, Meagan Good, Daniel London and Laura Regan. View Comments Harvey Fierstein Gets His Brit On Switching gears, Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein has been hard at work removing Americanisms from the upcoming London production of Kinky Boots. The Tony-winning tuner is, of course, actually set in a British Northampton shoe factory. “You want to be very respectful of your audience. If words are wrong, it puts you right off the show,” Fierstein told The Daily Mail. We’ll all say yeah to that! Kinky Boots will begin previews at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre on August 21. Kelly Clarkson Eyes Broadway Move over Lea Michele, Kelly Clarkson would like the lead role of Fanny Brice if Funny Girl is revived on Broadway. “I just relate to that character, and I’ve loved it since I was a little girl,” the first American Idol winner revealed to EW about the part that made Barbra Streisand a star. “I’ve always kind of been that awkward girl that stood out—in not such a great way sometimes.” However, Clarkson would also “love to do something brand new. I think it would be exciting to create a role.”
Tara Nathan stops adjusting her spray skirt for a minute to stand up in front of the sea of red rafts. She waves at the boats full of Boy Scouts (most of whom are a good five inches shorter than her) and grins, a flash of white teeth on tan skin, then plunks back down on her green kayak. She pulls at her shorts.“I wore the wrong underwear,” she says under her breath. “You think guys chafe. Ugh.”There aren’t many other women in her position. The whitewater raft guide scene is mostly dominated by tan, muscular dudes with bushy beards and questionable hygiene practices.For the next seven miles of Class III-V whitewater, Nathan will be responsible for the lives of 80 strangers. There’s an epileptic, a diabetic, and a handful of unfit tourists on the trip. It rained the night before, and the water’s high. A raft will almost definitely flip. But she’s not worried at all.Curly blonde hair tucked under her river helmet, Nathan drags her boat down to the river, scoots inside, and paddles out. She floats, waiting.The trip goes smoothly. There are no injuries, and only a few swimmers. Sitting outside of the local pub afterward, she relaxes in the sun with a cold Sierra Nevada.On the river, Nathan’s a Youghiogheny River goddess. She often gets anonymous comment cards from Boy Scouts asking her on dates. She paddles smoothly around the rafts, shouting clear, concise instructions to each group as they float past.“I didn’t know I had a voice until I became a raft guide,” she says with a grin.Nathan’s 22, a recent graduate from Keene State College with a journalism degree. Right now she works for Wilderness Voyageurs, a rafting company on the Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle, Pa. But she started working as a guide in 2009 for a different company, where her family had gone rafting on their summer vacations. Nathan was just getting out of a bad relationship back home in Connecticut. She wanted physical work that she could throw herself into, body and soul.But her rookie year was rough.“I was at a company where testosterone rules,” she recalls. “They respect the big, strong guys who excel fast and do kinda crazy things. It was like a pissing contest all the time.”Every day she was constantly trying to prove herself—jumping over fires, swimming over the waterfall at midnight—to feel respected. But she wasn’t getting anywhere. They wouldn’t let her take on more responsibility. She was never a trip leader, never encouraged to take on bigger responsibilities. On the river, her coworkers made jabs at her for being a girl.“Hey, why didn’t Hellen Keller know how to drive?” they’d ask her boat. “Because she was blind? No! It’s because she was a woman! Good luck with Tara!” They’d laugh and paddle away.Nathan shakes her head. “I was taking so much shit, getting bogged down so much.”So she switched companies and went to work for Wilderness Voyageurs in 2012.“I think all companies are defined by their senior guides,” she says. “There aren’t a bunch of hot-shot studs running around trying to prove their masculinity. The guys there are really eclectic. Some of them are quiet, but they’re good leaders. One guy plays the mandolin. One of them reenacts Civil War battles. If you do something wrong, they still might come down hard on you, but the criticism is constructive.”In that positive environment, Nathan was allowed to learn and excel. She learned how to kayak, and now she paddles the river almost every day. (Sometimes twice in a day. Sometimes with beer.) Now, in her fourth year on the river, she’s completely immersed in the lifestyle—she lives in a guide house, hangs out with the other guides all day, and drinks with them every night.That isn’t to say that Wilderness Voyageurs is a shining beacon of feminist empowerment. Nathan still takes her share of ribbing and jokes about PMS (which is really a bitch on the river), shock and awe when she shows up in a skirt on her days off. But the banter is good-natured.“It’s really taken a hit on my social skills,” she says with a laugh. “I spend all day shooting the shit with a bunch of guys. If I make the same joke in front of girls, they’re totally appalled.”Nathan’s boyfriend Mark, a bartender and fellow guide, swings by the table with a basket of tortilla chips and another beer.Guiding with her main squeeze on the river gets stressful, she admits. “I really don’t think we should work together. We care too much about each other’s safety. The nature of the job is to care about the customers, not yourself.”Even though she’s comfortable working in a predominately male field, Nathan thinks more women should give it a try.“I was never put in an executive position like this until I started guiding,” she says. “I was never the expert, never the person who could give orders instead of taking them. The fact that I have the confidence to yell and project—that’s important.”Still, there are only a handful of girls who work on the river in Ohiopyle. And right now, Nathan’s the only female at Wilderness Voyageurs who works on the more difficult sections of the river.“The average girl my age doesn’t think she can hang with this crowd,” she says. “But nobody starts as an expert. If more girls were encouraged, they could learn.”
By Dialogo September 03, 2010 Bernardo Mosquera Machado, alias Negro Antonio, former commander of the FARC guerrilla group’s Front 42, was sentenced to forty-six years in prison for an attack on a town in which four civilians and a policeman died in 1999, the Colombian attorney-general’s office announced Wednesday. Mosquera was found guilty of the offenses of aggravated homicide, attempted aggravated homicide, aggravated terrorism, robbery, and aggravated robbery, the attorney-general’s office specified in a press release. According to the decision by the First Circuit Court of the department of Cundinamarca, Mosquera was found guilty of “ordering, directing, and executing” the attack on the town of Cúmaca (in central Colombia) on 27 January 1999, which left five people dead and two police and four civilians wounded. The guerrilla fighter has been jailed since February 2009, after being taken prisoner in combat by the army. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, Marxists) have been engaged in armed struggle against the state for forty-six years and currently have around eight thousand fighters, according to official estimates.
Year’s end is a big time for interviews (at least it always is for me), and there are always the “standard questions” I know how to answer off the top of my head. Sometimes it’s the usual fare about money, my favorite money tips, why I wanted to start a finance blog, etc. But there’s one particular question that’s come up frequently in handful of interviews over the last few months that I found really interesting.“What was the biggest challenge you faced when you first started blogging?”Don’t worry, this article isn’t about blogging; rather it’s about overcoming challenges and how critical one specific personality trait is to managing your life, career, and finances. I’ve been fascinated by this idea for weeks and wanted to spend the last 600 words of the year tying all my thoughts together in a nice little bow for you to percolate on as you plan and prepare your life and finances for 2016.“What was the biggest challenge you faced when you first started blogging?”The biggest? Finding the strength/courage/motivation to keep going when things weren’t exactly going well. Sure, you can look and see slick graphics, corporate sponsorships, coaching services and that I now work for myself full time, but I like to always remind folks and clients that these things have come after three and a half years of hard work. 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr With the U.S. economy humming steadily along, credit unions have reported impressive membership growth so far in 2016, according CUNA’s Economics and Statistics Department.Through April, credit unions have added 1.78 million members in 2016, an average of 444,750 per month, with a high of 612,000 in March.For reference, the 1.78 million membership increase is more than the combined populations of Vermont and Rhode Island, and more than the population of Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth-largest city.“Strong membership numbers in 2016 are due to more indirect auto lending and spreading the word of the positive credit union value proposition,” said CUNA Senior Economist Perc Pineda. “Competitively priced financial services are vital for working-class Americans, particularly in periods of modest economic growth. More and more Americans are choosing credit unions as their best financial partner.” continue reading »
As COVID-19 continues to impact how we live and work, credit unions are seeking new ways to serve and support their members during these uncertain times. While many priorities have shifted, the need for digital capabilities is not one of them. If anything, the pandemic has made it an even greater imperative. This was made clear during the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), when the SBA leveraged financial institutions to funnel over $525 billion in loans to small businesses before the program ended on August 8, 2020. The night before the PPP was scheduled to go live in April, the SBA made last minute changes to the fundamentals of the program. Those lenders that had flexible, configurable, digital systems in place were able to accommodate the changes and help their small business members secure much needed funds before the money ran out. As credit unions and their members navigate the maze of reopening phases and evolving local guidelines, it’s clear that the swift adoption of digital capabilities is essential for credit unions to be competitive and stay relevant. Below are three ways to enhance your institution’s offerings quickly and better serve your members now and in the future. Focus on digitizing one line of business to start Most financial institutions power their business processes with a variety of disparate, antiquated technologies, resulting in higher costs, duplicative data entry, and a lack of cohesion and efficiency. In an ideal digital transformation scenario, all systems are overhauled at the same time and the institution becomes a fully digital enterprise. However, not all institutions have the budget, appetite, or time for such a massive undertaking—especially when they need new digital capabilities now. If your credit union falls into the second category, a faster and more efficient way to move forward is to digitize a single line of business, which can solve a specific pain point quickly and at a lower initial investment. Once a market-ready solution is successfully deployed, the financial institution can work toward a larger platform roadmap to digital transform with a scalable, sustainable and future-proof strategy. Deploy digital deposit account opening and small business lending solutions Since the pandemic, many people have been limiting trips outside the home and practicing social distancing. As a result, branch traffic has seen a dramatic decrease which may become permanent. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, 40% of people expect to visit their local branch less often after lockdown restrictions in their community end, and 85% of mobile and online users are planning to remain digital post-pandemic. These trends make it clear that credit unions must provide alternative channels to grow deposits and originate loans. A frictionless, user-friendly digital deposit account opening solution can give members the ability to seamlessly start, continue and complete a deposit account or loan application and fund their new account across any channel, from any device, wherever they are and whenever they want. A digital small business lending solution can position institutions to take advantage of programs such as the PPP and offer their small business members the support they need when they need it. By digitizing these lines of business, credit unions can help protect both their members’ resources and livelihoods, and offer peace of mind during these uncertain times. Provide tools to empower remote employees Credit unions must modify business and operational models for two main reasons. The first is to better serve their members. The second is to prepare and empower employees to work in new ways. When lockdown orders first went into effect, credit union employees found themselves working remotely, often from their home offices and kitchen tables. Those employees whose access to policies, processes and procedures were limited by their location could not serve the credit union’s members to the best of their ability. Enhanced digital capabilities such as a configurable, integrated and cloud-based content management system can solve this problem by eliminating the need for paper files and allowing employees to access what they need when they need it through a central, secure location. While COVID-19 has changed many things about our lives, the mission of your credit union—to serve and support your members—has not. By enhancing your digital capabilities quickly, you can ensure that your institution will continue to be a steadfast presence in your community, no matter what changes your members and employees face. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Kendra Tolley Kendra Tolley brings over 10 years of experience in the banking and financial services industries to nCino. As Director of Retail Product Management, she is responsible for overseeing the company’s … Web: ncino.com Details