Women and Philanthropy: Boldly Shaping a Better World

first_imgWomen and Philanthropy: Boldly Shaping a Better World About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 25 April 2013 | News [amzn_product_post]center_img  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Why the April 2 People’s Tribunal is timely

first_imgThe opening session of the “People’s Tribunal on Police Violence and Structural Racism” scheduled for April 2 at the National Black Theatre in Harlem, N.Y., could not have come at a better time.A project of the Peoples Power Assemblies, the tribunal is being organized because “The cases of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Ramarley Graham, Amadou Diallo and countless others have shown that the legal system is incapable of delivering justice in cases of police brutality. The system has failed the people, so the people will hold their own court. We must put the police on trial and let the people judge!” (Peoples Power Assemblies, Facebook)The Facebook page continues: “Over the coming weeks and months, at community hearings across the country, the People’s Tribunal on Police Violence and Structural Racism will hear testimony from the victims of police violence and their families, along with the insight of activists engaged in the struggle. Testimony will cover the full range of police offenses, from everyday harassment to summary executions.“Related issues, including but not limited to mass incarceration, the militarization of schools, the War on Drugs and domestic violence will also be addressed in order to illustrate the connection between police brutality and the larger system of state violence and structural racism. Later this year the Tribunal will hold a final session to present its findings, conclusions, and recommendations.”Since the police murders of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice and countless other Black people including women, there has been an ever-growing increase in police terror. This includes the vicious beatings of Martese Johnson, a student at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and 57-year-old Floyd Dent, a United Auto Worker member in Inkster, Mich. Both of these attacks were captured on videotape.But police terror is just one aspect of the structural racism based on white supremacy that helps to sustain the profit-driven capitalist system.  Consider the controversial video of white members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity from Oklahoma University singing a song riddled with the racist “N” word and calling for the lynching of African Americans.  There is also the recent lynching of a Black riverboat worker, Otis Byrd, in Port Gibson, Miss., which has gotten very little national attention.In a March 4 Workers World newspaper article, “Oscars and mass incarceration show why BLACK LIVES MATTER,” Monica Moorehead wrote, “African Americans make up an estimated 13.6 percent of the U.S. population, but in 2010, Black men alone constituted 40.2 percent of prisoners, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.”The article continues, “Here is a breakdown of these 2010 percentages: Black men were incarcerated at a rate of 3,074 per 100,000 residents; Latinos at 1,258 per 100,000; and white men at 459 per 100,000. (Population Reference Bureau, Aug. 2012) The Bureau of Justice Statistics states that one out of three young Black men will go to prison in their lifetime.”These staggering statistics and heinous examples of killings and murders are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of unearthing the divide-and-conquer capitalist system that thrives on institutionalized racism. People of color, especially youth and young workers, in disproportionate numbers, along with a growing number of white youth, increasingly have no future as the global capitalist crisis deepens. Youth need decent jobs at union-scale wages, not police and state terror.The April 2 meeting will help lay the basis for indicting the entire capitalist system, with a strong demand to disarm the police.Go to peoplespower.net on April 2 tribunal.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Aspiring Texas politician talks diversity, criminal justice reform

first_imgReddIt Brooke López became the youngest person to run for city council of Wylie, Texas at age 18 in 2014. (Photo courtesy of Brooke López) Twitter ReddIt Michelle Carter, a senior of the class of 2019, is a journalism major from Santiago, Chile. She’s a film and TV junkie, and when she’s not reporting, you can find her bingeing the latest on Netflix or catching up on her favorite podcasts. print The murder of her best friend at a young age inspired a young Latina from Wylie, Texas to become a politician.Brooke López was 15 when she wrote the wording for Nahum’s Law after the two murderers of her friend Nahum Martinez were tried as minors.“Nahum’s Law is where a juvenile charged with a felony won’t be able to seal their record,” López explained. “The murderers sealed their records and both of them will be free from prison once they reach the age of 21.”López’s work for this law was incorporated into Texas Family Code, Section 58.003 in 2015. This moment, López says, is what jumpstarted her political career.López visited TCU Wednesday as part of the Unique and Strong panel organized by TCU’s chapter of Women in Politics – Ignite.Upon turning 18, López became the youngest person ever to run for city council for the city of Wylie. López said she got the idea on a fishing trip.“I was fishing and the water in my regular fishing hole was gone,” she said. “I started doing research and learned that the lake near my town supplies water to Dallas County and Collin County. Millions of people are getting water from this lake, so if its water supply is so low, what are we doing to fix it?”Wylie, Texas, located about 30 miles northeast of Dallas and has a population of 45,000 people where 61 percent are white, 14 percent are black and 18 percent are Hispanic, according to 2016 Census estimates.“Overall, Wylie is a very conservative political community,” López said.She added that 100 percent of all Collin County officials in 27 cities, county-wide positions, and state representatives are Republican.During her campaign, López faced several obstacles, especially from community members who criticized her age, gender and ethnicity.“It was interesting to try to convince other communities to believe in me even though they didn’t look like me, which they reminded me of,” Lopez said. “They would destroy my material signs, or tell me I was too brown to represent them.”While she did not win her bid for city council, López, now 21, was appointed by the city to serve as Vice Chairman of the Wylie Public Arts Advisory Board. She has sat on the board for the last two years.Last year, while finishing her bachelor of science in public affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas, López also founded the Lone Star Parity Project, an online publication that profiles women in Texas politics.“We are interviewing every woman who is involved in politics, whether they’re a campus activist, a student government representative, or elected officials,” López explained.From L-R: Lauren Gilman, president of Women in Politics – Ignite, Judge Tina Yoo Clinton, Jennifer Treviño, Brooke López, and Rachel Herrera, Vice President of Women in Politics Ignite at Wednesday night’s panel held at TCU. (Photo courtesy of Women in Politics Josef Sprinkle)During Wednesday’s event, López was joined by Jennifer Treviño, vice president of the Hispanic Women’s Network, and Judge Tina Yoo Clinton, the newly-elected judge for Dallas County Criminal District Court 1.Judge Yoo Clinton talked about how her age and gender affected the way voters saw her, most of them thinking she was too young for the job.“I could tell the voters the progression of my career and it stopped them from referring to my age because my qualifications are more than sufficient,” said Judge Yoo Clinton.In terms of diversity, López discussed the unique position people are in.“I get to proudly wear my experiences on my sleeve because they are exclusive to me and the communities that I represent,” she said. “There’s a difference between being a token representative, yet I’m not actively representing the wants, issues, and needs of those communities, so I started to realize that I should be proud, and so should you, about your experiences.Treviño also offered advice for college students looking to become more civically engaged.“Start doing some research,” Treviño said. “Be aware, find trusted news sources that resonate with you, become familiar with the election cycle. Get to know the candidates, get involved, go to their events; candidates will accept any help you can give them.” Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Facebook + posts Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Oscars: Where to watch each Best Picture nominee ahead of Sunday’s show Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Previous articleMen’s basketball faces Big 12 Tournament defeat in overtime against Kansas StateNext articleHorned Hoops Challenge Michelle Carter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Class of 1969 marks 50 years Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Facebook Linkedin Michelle Carter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Review: Netflix’s ‘Triple Frontier’ is ambitious, but soft From Horned Frog to Broadway spark Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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Big Changes Could Soon Be Coming to The Enterprises

first_img Two Senators are drafting legislation that could potentially break up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. In a bipartisan effort between Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VI) that started earlier this year, the two officials are looking to put an end to the Enterprise’s overwhelming command of the secondary mortgage market and create more competition. There have been murmurs in Washington ever since the U.S. government acquired the Enterprises back in 2008 after the housing market crash.   How do they plan on increasing competitiveness in the marketplace? One idea is to separate Freddie and Fannie’s single-family business from their multifamily business. If need be, their single family businesses could be broken up even further.However, this feat might be easier said than done. According to the Bloomberg article: “Breaking up Fannie and Freddie would face logistical hurdles. In the past, business separations in other industries have sometimes fallen along regional lines, but that might not work for mortgage companies whose viability depends on a broad geographic footprint. Other issues a bill might have to address include how to split up employees, intellectual property and what would happen to the guarantees the companies issue on mortgage-backed securities during any transition.” There is the chance that the legislation could fail to get traction amongst the Senate, with their current focus being on target picture legislation, such as healthcare reform and tax reform, both of which have gotten off to rocky starts. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has repeatedly said earlier in the year that he plans to focus on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae’s future in the second half of 2017. Corker and Warner’s joint legislation could be the first step in that discussion. The two men are scheduled to meet with the rest of the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, June 29. Senator Corker and Senator Warner’s office did not respond to DS News’ request for comment. You can read the full Bloomberg article here. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News, Secondary Market Home / Daily Dose / Big Changes Could Soon Be Coming to The Enterprises Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save June 27, 2017 1,153 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Department of Treasury Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Steven Mnuchin The Enterprises Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Department of Treasury Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Steven Mnuchin The Enterprises 2017-06-27 Staff Writer Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Big Changes Could Soon Be Coming to The Enterprises Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Do Rising Prices Indicate Another Crash? Next: Can Hispanics Bridge the Homeownership Gap? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Colonial Bank failure won’t cost customer

first_img You Might Like Landfill closing underway The City of Troy’s long-standing landfill will soon close indefinitely, said council members earlier this week. But, Troy City Council… read more By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Colonial Bank customers may have boarded the last remaining lifeboats, but the ship has sunk.The Alabama State Banking Department took possession of Colonial Bank Friday at 5p.m., according to a release from the state banking department.According to CNNMoney.com, the troubled bank was on the brink of failure Friday as a federal judge ordered a freeze of its assets and a wire service reported that the bank’s deposits and braches are to be purchased by rival Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T), which is based in Winston-Salem, N.C. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Montgomery bank, Colonial BancGroup, would be the sixth largest bank failure in United States history and the largest failure of 2009. Colonial BancGroup, with about $25 billion in assets, is 100 times larger than the typical bank to have failed in 2009.In the transition period, customers should see little impact, reported the Alabama State Banking Department.“Depositor will be able to access their accounts at the former main office and branch locations of Colonial Bank,” the release read. “Customers of the former Colonial Bank should continue to use their existing branches until BB&T can fully integrate the deposit records of Colonial Bank.” Sponsored Content The bank continued to grow and today is reported to be the 11th largest bank in the country. With the acquisition of Colonial BancGroup, the bank will jump to the country’s ninth largest bank.. Colonial Bank failure won’t cost customer Skip Customers’ accounts will also be accessible through automated teller machines transactions, checks and debit transactions.As are all Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-insured banks, accounts are insured up to $250,000.BB&T is reported to have assets of $150 billion and 1,500 branches across the Southeast with nearly 30,000 employees.The regional banking power has a long and storied history. According the BB&T Web site, in the aftermath of the Civil War, Alpheus Branch, the son of a wealthy planter in Halifax County, North Carolina, established a small mercantile business, called Branch and Company. In 1872, he joined forces with Thomas Jefferson Hadley to create a banking institution people could believe in – Branch and Hadley. Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 8:57 pm Friday, August 14, 2009last_img read more

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Testing times

first_imgThe cost of malt is going up. Boo! But using malt will actually save you money. Yay! As paradoxes go and the baking industry has enough of them when you consider that supermarkets are driving down prices when they’re becoming more expensive to make that’s one of the more palatable ones.The fluctuations in barley prices closely follow those of wheat (although with malted wheat, there is a micro-market within that for a specific grade, which commands a premium). In September, when we visited malt supplier Muntons’ base in Stowmarket, malted barley was being bought in at £180 per ton close to the £200+ peak of 2007. Contrast that to 2009, where it cost between £90-£100. Farmers were selling barley at £20 per ton below cost, which means they sowed 30% less that year the effects of which have now filtered through.”The crop cost is exceptionally high this year, and we have to pass that on,” says marketing manager Andy Janes. “For some strange reason, our customers don’t like price increases! It does go both ways and we would very much like to introduce more stability into our cost structure by engaging our customers in the buying process all the way down to the farmers. Everybody in the baking industry who buys wheat, anybody who buys barley, is having the same problem.”Good job you only need to use malt in small quantities in bakery. In fact, one of the reasons Muntons invested in a recently opened innovations centre was to develop malt ingredients to drive value and profit through bakery products. Technical sales support manager John Pritchard says this has sparked a flurry of activity around malt ingredient applications for bakery, with 50 ongoing projects across its food and beverage NPD.Previously Muntons had a single test bakery tucked away in its plant, which doubled as a brewery and NPD kitchen. Now, those facilities have been split and given a new home with new technology; there is a sensory assessment and product analysis facility on-site; a photography room; and space for visitors to get packaging advice, training and technical support. What’s more, the firm can now produce small test quantities of 25kg for trial purposes in bakeries; previously, the minimum quantity they could produce was a ton.Co-operative effort”Customers increasingly want co-operation from us on product development. The ability for us to do test work for them or get them on-site means we can progress much more quickly,” says Pritchard. “We have so many ideas that we’re having to prioritise. We already have around 200 ingredient products and some of those are subtly different. So you have to taste, see and smell the product to appreciate the difference, and that’s one thing we can offer here.”So what of this miracle cost-cutting, you cry? With the price of cocoa tripling and problems of availability rife, a recent breakthrough heralds one antidote to spiralling cocoa prices: a new ingredient designed to enhance chocolate baked goods, while also reducing raw material costs. Maltichoc is a blend of roasted malt flours and dried malt extracts, which allows you to make, for example, a 20% cocoa reduction in a brownie using 2% of the ingredient; cocoa could be reduced by up to 50% in a chocolate biscuit, it is claimed.Andrew Fuller, Muntons’ product development technologist, says: “A reduction of up to 50% in cocoa powder is possible while seeing no loss of product quality.” Janes adds that it boosts the cocoa flavour and substitutes the colour, while extending shelf-life. “Even if people are using basic commodity cocoa powders, they can bring them up a level in darkness and richness,” he believes. “I actually think it gives more intensity of chocolate flavour using a small percentage.” The ingredient has a clean label of ’Barley Malt Flour, Barley Malt Extract’.Another key ingredient under development is gluten-free malt. “We’re very close to achieving that, and it’s a product we originally developed for brewing,” says Janes. There is a lot of crossover between brewing and baking; in recent years, a hopped spray malt extract, developed for home brewing, found its way into bread as a means of reducing salt levels. “We found that it enhanced the perceived salt flavour in the taster the bittering hops confused the palate into thinking it was salty when it was actually bitter. It moves the goalposts quite significantly from low-salt bread being bland, to being tasty. There is a little way to go yet, before we can use it as a direct salt substitute, but it can be part of a solution to reducing salt.”Boosting cheese flavourAnother unexpected result of playing around with malt in the lab was discovering a cheese flavour-boosting usage especially for biscuits and crackers. “People think malt has a generic flavour, but we’ve got cereal flavours through to toffee, caramel, roasted, bitter and burnt flavours, fruity flavours and even cheesy flavours,” says Pritchard.It’s not just about colour and flavour either. Malted wheat or barley flour finds its way into some less-than-obvious places, including most of the ciabatta, focaccia and croissant products on the market. It is used at a very low level for the high enzyme activity it produces during fermentation. This can make a big difference to the texture, such as a very open crumb in ciabatta when used on a high throughput sheeting line, mimicking hand-stretched wet doughs. Malt extract also goes into bagels as a clean-label means of improving volume and crust colour.Janes says that a move in the industry towards batch processing with natural ingredients has led to a “big swing back towards malt in baking”. “The baking industry has a heritage and tradition of using malt,” he says. “The Chorleywood Bread Process was a pain for us, as malt enzymes are more resilient than fungal enzymes in the oven, which was a problem for people using a high-speed process.” While malt manufacturers evolved non-diastatic ingredients without the detrimental effects of the enzyme activity, he says, “We’ve gone through that cycle and people are again beginning to recognise the importance of natural ingredients in a natural product like bread”. How do you make malt extract? A simple analogy is making a pot of tea. You roller-mill malted grains to a fine powder and infuse them in water at controlled temperatures for a set time. The starch is broken down, and you strain the liquid. The resulting liquid is called wort. This is evaporated into a more stable malt extract syrup, made up of around 20% water and dissolved solids. By using different colour grains such as a small amount of roasted grains mixed in with non-roasted grains you can produce darker extracts. So depending on the blend of grains, there is an almost infinite variety of syrup colours and strengths that can be extracted.These syrups can be spray dried to make powdered malt extracts. The partially evaporated syrup is sprayed through an atomiser and forced through a heated chamber, drying as it falls through a cyclone before the particles exit as a very fine powder. Another way of doing it is band drying, where a band moves across hotplates under vacuum. Syrup is trickled onto the band, which bubbles up like a honeycomb cake that is later coarsely milled. This can lead to a more intense flavour suitable for chocolate products, rather than the more gentle spray-drying method.last_img read more

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News story: Update on Randox test kits

first_imgOn July 15 NHS Test and Trace were notified that some test kits produced by Randox laboratories may not meet our required safety standards for coronavirus testing. Alongside the Lighthouse Laboratories, NHS Test and Trace has a separate contractual arrangement with Randox laboratories. As a precautionary measure and while we investigate further, NHS Test and Trace paused the use of these Randox test kits with immediate effect.The risk to safety is low and test results from Randox kits are not affected.We have been supporting all testing settings to receive replacement kits as soon as possible. For the Care Home Channel: making use of the original shipping carton or the return boxes that were provided to Care Homes, package all remaining COVID-19 Home Testing kits into these boxes. If no suitable packaging is available, packaging may be requested (details to follow). A return label will be provided and must be affixed in a prominent position to the outer package for return to Randox Laboratories Limited. A courier will collect the unused kits within a specified time period, different to that for the collection of staff and resident samples that are being processed for COVID-19 testing. For kits at a Warehouse facility: Randox will arrange for collection and transport of this stock to Randox Laboratories Limited. The Warehouse facility will be requested to advise on the number of cartons to be collected. For the at Home Channel: a return postage paid envelope is included in the Randox COVID-19 Home Testing kit. Therefore, the kit should be opened and the contents repackaged in the return envelope and the return postage label affixed. The label will direct the kit to the Royal Mail Collection Centre in Northern Ireland. Randox will take receipt of these deliveries. discontinue use of and quarantine any stock of the Randox COVID-19 Home Testing Kit immediately follow the instructions listed below to ensure the return of any stock of the Randox COVID-19 Home Testing Kit to Randox Laboratories Limited:center_img The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has instructed Randox to recall the ‘Randox COVID-19 Home Testing Kit’ with the Catalogue Number: EV4429 from NHS Test and Trace testing settings.This decision has been taken as a precautionary measure to prevent any further use of these Randox tests. Anyone who is in possession of this Randox test kit should follow the below instructions on how to return kits to Randox.Action to be taken:last_img read more

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Widespread Panic Jams With Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Julian Addison In Vegas [Watch]

first_imgWhile the horn section brought their own energy to the night, drummer Julian Addison was also on hand to lend some support on percussion. Addison joined in for a great “Drums” jam with Duane Trucks and Sunny Ortiz. Finally, the show ended with “Me and the Devil Blues” and “Ain’t Life Grand,” putting an end to this great night of music.Check out the PanicStream setlist below.Setlist: Widespread Panic at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NVSet 1: Tall Boy, Diner^, Greta > Up All Night, Cotton Was King, Jack, Angels On High*, Fishwater* (75 mins)Set 2: Junior, Waitin’ For The Bus > Jesus Just Left Chicago, Airplane > Second Skin > Goin’ Out West, Sharon**, Christmas Katie** > Drums*** > Bust It Big > Mr. Soul (100 mins)Encore Me and the Devil Blues, Ain’t Life Grand (14 mins)Notes * w/ Kevin Harris, Sax** w/ Gregory Davis, Rodger Lewis, Kevin Harris, Efrem Towns, Kirk Joseph, Julius McKee *** w/ Julian Addison on percussion ^ w/ Highway To Heaven rap[Photo via Erik Kabik] Widespread Panic kept the heat going strong in Vegas last night, playing the second of three consecutive performances at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. The band continued their run with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, as saxophonist Kevin Harris sat in on “Angels On High” and “Fishwater” in the first set, and Harris, along with Gregory Davis, Rodger Lewis, Kevin Harris, Julius McKee, Efrem Towns, and Kirk Joseph all returned in set two for “Sharon” and “Christmas Katie.”Watch “Angels On High” and “Sharon” below, courtesy of Kevin McCullough.last_img read more

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Full Cast Announced for Broadway’s Bandstand

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 17, 2017 Related Shows Bandstand View Commentscenter_img The complete cast is now set for Bandstand on Broadway. The new musical, starring Laura Osnes and Corey Cott (reprising their performances from the Paper Mill Playhouse premiere), will begin performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on March 31. Opening night is set for April 26.As previously announced, the cast will also feature Beth Leavel, Joe Carroll, Brandon James Ellis, Nate Hopkins, Geoff Packard and Joey Pero.The ensemble will include Mary Callanan, Max Clayton, Patrick Connaghan, Matt Cusack, Andrea Dotto, Marc A. Heitzman, Ryan Kasprzak, Andrew Leggieri, Erica Mansfield, Morgan Marcell, Drew McVety, Kevyn Morrow, Jessica Lea Patty, Becca Petersen, Keven Quillon, Jonathan Shew, Ryan VanDenBoom, Jaime Verazin, Mindy Wallace and Kevin Worley.The musical, set shortly after World War II, features an original swing score by Richard Oberacker, who also co-wrote the book and lyrics with Robert Taylor. Hamilton Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler will direct and choreograph.Bandstand follows Donny Novitski (Cott), a singer/songwriter who leads his wise-cracking gang of jazzers to a national radio contest in search of America’s next big swing band. With the young war widow Julia (Osnes) as their singer, the group struggles to confront the lingering effects of the battlefield as they strive for fame and fortune through their music. Laura Osnes & Corey Cott in ‘Bandstand’ at Paper Mill Playhouse(Photo: Jerry Dalia)last_img read more

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Why bankers are upset credit unions may get to do more business lending

first_imgby:  Patty TascarellaEfforts are underway to make it easier for credit unions to lend to businesses, making for a more streamlined process that will allow them to move faster on deals and do larger transactions.The National Credit Union Association has revised its rules for commercial lending. The proposal, which some local credit unions got their first look at last week, eliminates a requirement for borrowers to personally guarantee loans, puts an 80 percent loan-to-value limit on collateral used in securing a loan, increases the amount of loans permitted for a sole borrower and raises the cap on aggregate construction and development lending. NCUA members have a two-month window for commentary before the proposal is finalized. It marks the first major revision in 12 years.It’s no surprise, but banks aren’t fans. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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