Widespread Panic Brings Legendary ‘Mountain Jam’ To Vegas [Audio]

first_imgSetlist: Widespread Panic at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV – 7/11/16Set 1: One Arm Steve, Machine > Barstools & Dreamers, The Last Straw > Mountain Jam > Let’s Get The Show On The Road, Steven’s Cat, Weight of the World*, Tail Dragger*, High Time We Went*Set 2: Pigeons, Solid Rock, Sell Sell, Porch Song > Low Spark of High Heeled Boys**, Big Wooly Mammoth** > Drums^ > Cease Fire > Blue Indian, Protein Drink / Sewing MachineEncore: Expiration Day, Climb To SafetyNotes:* w/ Dirty Dozen Brass Band** w/ Gregory Davis, Trumpet; Efrem Towns, Trumpet^ Duane only[H/T JamBase] Widespread Panic rocked their three-night run at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas over the weekend, with full support from Dirty Dozen Brass Band at all three shows. The phrase “Never Miss A Sunday Show” rang true, especially for this historical WSP performance.Four songs into their set led to an explosive surprise for the loyal fanbase. While executing their 1991 tune “The Last Straw,” Jimmy Herring used his guitar to signal a subtle segue toward what turned into a ten-minute version of The Allman Brothers Band classic “Mountain Jam.” While the Panic has played a full “Mountain Jam” before, it hadn’t been done since 1988, a full 2,744 shows ago. This marks the band’s biggest bust out in their 30-year career.The song choice, whether planned in advance or not, comes close to home for members of Widespread Panic. With Jimmy Herring having played with ABB in the summer of 2000, remaining a frequent collaborator since, and with drummer Duane Trucks, nephew of original ABB drummer Butch Trucks, brother to guitarist Derek Trucks, and another frequent inhabitant of the ABB drum kit, there was enough blood on the stage to resonate with fans of either southern rock band. While the Allman Brothers’ version of the song went on for sometimes up to an hour, this ten minute bust out will surely be remembered in WSP history for years to come.Enjoy the audio of “The Last Straw” > “Mountain Jam” in the clip below, courtesy of taper Todd Hodulik via PanicStream:last_img read more

Credit union loan zone: Collections emails

first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Reach Federal Credit Union has had great success emailing members regarding loan collection issues. We think the reason these emails have been effective is largely that they are different from the collection letters members get in the mail.If we were to email the member the collection letter we send in regular mail, or if we gave up mailing collections letters and sent them only through email, we might not find email so effective. A benefit of sending collection letters via regular mail in addition to emailing collections notices that are different from what comes in the mail is that we have an additional chance to establish contact with our member.We have automated collection letters that our system sends to members via email in addition to the formal “final demand” letters that go out via regular and or certified mail when applicable. The collections emails we send to members address late payments, delinquent payments, and collateral protection insurance issues.An example of a letter we are sending via email is: continue reading »last_img read more

Wolf Administration Cabinet Officials Tell Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation the Proposed American Health Care Act Will Have Dire Consequences for 1.1M Pennsylvanians

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Wolf Administration Cabinet Officials Tell Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation the Proposed American Health Care Act Will Have Dire Consequences for 1.1M Pennsylvanians Healthcare,  Human Services,  Medicaid Expansion,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health Washington, D.C. – Today, Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas and Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller delivered a strong message on behalf of Governor Wolf to members of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation about the negative impact of the House Republicans’ American Health Care Act (AHCA) on more than one million Pennsylvanians whose health care coverage will be significantly affected by the proposed legislation.“Without a significant federal investment, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians will lose health care coverage. The state would have to find $2.2 billion to cover the costs of just those in the Medicaid expansion category, a cost we simply cannot absorb without devastating cuts to other critical program,” said Governor Wolf. “The majority of the people who will be affected are working people who do not have access to affordable coverage through their employer.”Secretary Dallas and Commissioner Miller met with several members of Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., today, to deliver the message in person of how devastating the effects of the AHCA would be on so many Pennsylvanians.“We will be forced to make decisions about whom we can afford to cover, what services we will be able to continue to cover and what rates we will be able to pay providers,” said Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas. “With one in four Pennsylvanians over the age of 60 in the next few years, we will find it difficult to provide the same level of care to seniors and vulnerable persons – like those with disabilities.”Further, this plan defunds Planned Parenthood, a valuable family planning provider in the commonwealth. When Texas eliminated Planned Parenthood from its family planning program, researchers found a 27 percent increase in births to women previously on an injectable contraception, and pregnancy-related deaths doubled.“Not funding Planned Parenthood will have a dramatic impact on Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program,” said Wolf. “Unintended pregnancies will increase and reproductive health services will need to be covered. These have real costs attached to them that the state will have to bear.”Another component of the plan includes the health insurance exchange. The nearly $1 billion in tax credits Pennsylvanians used to help pay for health insurance from the federal exchange would be lost and replaced with tax credits that are based on age instead of the current subsidies that are based on need.Generally, people who are older, lower-income, or live in high-premium areas like rural Pennsylvania receive larger tax credits under the ACA than they would under the American Health Care Act replacement. Under the proposed AHCA, people who are older will receive the largest tax credits, but the proposal also allows older Pennsylvanians to be charged up to five times more than younger individuals. The $4,000 provided through tax credits will likely not be enough to offset this proposed age tax.“At the crux of all of this is the fact that older Pennsylvanians, people with disabilities, and low-income people will be most negatively impacted,” said Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller. “For example, a 60-year-old in York County making $30,000 annually would see a $10,280 reduction in the tax credits they receive in 2020 with the new American Health Care Act. That amount of money could mean the difference between getting health care coverage or paying rent.”The AHCA would create plans with slimmer benefits and larger out of pocket costs like deductibles, copays, and coinsurance. This would shift the majority of costs to consumers when they try to access care, which would disproportionately impact people who have significant health needs and low- and middle-income individuals who would not be able to afford significant health bills – something fewer Pennsylvanians struggle with due to the ACA.As a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more than 1,100,000 Pennsylvanians have gained coverage – over 715,000 through Medicaid expansion and about 410,000 through the Marketplace. The commonwealth’s uninsured rate also fell from 10.2 percent to 6.4 percent (4.1 percent for Pennsylvania children) in four years, the lowest it’s ever been.The ACA gave states the option to expand Medicaid eligibility to individuals 19 to 64 years of age up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, and in 2015, Governor Wolf expanded Medicaid eligibility for these individuals in the commonwealth. The newly proposed plan modifies Medicaid expansion eligibility and the enhanced federal match associated with the coverage of individuals under the expanded eligibility level.Prior to expansion, Pennsylvania provided coverage to 140,000 people through the General Assistance medical assistance program. While that program was suspended in favor of more comprehensive coverage offered by Medicaid, it is still a statutory requirement that the state provide this coverage. Without federal dollars to cover the expansion population, the commonwealth would still be legally required to provide coverage at a cost of approximately $645M in state funds.The new legislation proposes a per capita cap rate for each of the following five eligibility groups effective federal fiscal year 2020:ElderlyBlind or disabled individualsChildrenLow-income adultsExpansion adultsUnlike current funding, which provides federal matching funds for Medicaid expenditures made on behalf of all of the state’s federally approved Medicaid eligibility groups, this proposal would limit federal funding to the capped amount calculated and would provide no additional federal funding for health care costs that exceed the calculated cap.Pennsylvania continues to evaluate what additional amounts will be included in the per capita calculation. For instance, supplemental payments made to providers, such as hospitals, nursing facilities, and safety net providers may or may not be included within the calculation. These funds provide additional support for Pennsylvania providers.In Pennsylvania, Medicaid and CHIP combined provide coverage to over 2.8 million Pennsylvanians, almost half of them children. Medicaid plays a key role in the U.S. health care system, accounting for one in six dollars spent overall in the health care system; more than one in three dollars provided to safety-net hospitals and health centers; and one in two dollars spent on long-term care.In addition to those benefits, the expansion has had significant additional positive impacts on Pennsylvania, including:124,000 individuals with a substance abuse disorder were able to gain access to drug and alcohol services.General acute care hospitals saw a $92M decrease in uncompensated care in year one. This was the first time the amount of uncompensated care decreased since 2001.4,422 more physicians, 601 more dentists, and 444 more certified registered nurse practitioners enrolled in the Medical Assistance program.$1.8B in payments to health care providers and the addition of 15,500 jobs in Pennsylvania in year one.“The public supports the ACA,” said Wolf. “In fact, in recent polling it’s experiencing its highest ratings of favorability. The ACA is providing lifesaving access to health care to more than a million Pennsylvanians. It needs to be repaired – not replaced.”For more information, visit www.pa.gov.center_img March 17, 2017last_img read more

Former Dolphins Player Arrested During Breonna Taylor Protest

first_imgA suspected drug dealer who police arrested on a separate warrant that same night was the target of the raid.Her killing sparked nationwide protests, in addition to a bill calling for the statewide ban of the controversial no-knock warrants.Officers reportedly used a battering ram to get through the door of her home.Reports say that Stills had a Wednesday morning court appearance on a felony charge of intimidating a participant in the legal process and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.He is considered one of the NFL’s outspoken advocates for social equality, inclusion, and mental health. Police in Louisville, Ky., arrested former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills during a protest this week for Breonna Taylor, according to reports.Stills played four seasons with the Dolphins, before being traded to the Houston Texans before the 2019 season.The 28-year-old receiver and 86 others were taken into custody late Tuesday on felony charges for the protest.They reportedly marched to the home of Daniel Cameron, the Kentucky Attorney General, where they demanded action against the officers who killed Taylor earlier this year.Taylor was fatally shot eight times by officers on March 13, as officers were serving a warrant at her home.“Good trouble” with my brothers and sisters- organized by @untilfreedom.Arrested for peacefully protesting. While Breonnas Taylor’s murderers are still out on the street.#ArrestTheCops #JusticeForBreonna#BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/GmJUjl7Ezv— Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) July 15, 2020last_img read more

Just like us: Tiger and Rory play 18 and then grab a burger

first_img First Published: 23rd August, 2020 07:30 IST Written By WATCH US LIVE The scene is almost as old as the Royal & Ancient game. Two friends meet at the club on a summer morning for a quiet round of golf. They play well at times, poorly at times and both think their scores should have been better.And then they order a few hamburgers and sit down at a picnic table to eat lunch and share a few laughs.On Saturday, this was Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.They are two of the biggest names in golf. No one has been No. 1 in the world longer than them over the last 20 years. They draw the largest galleries wherever they play.That’s what made this occasion at The Northern Trust so eerie, even if it’s now common. There was no one there to watch except for those in a working capacity — camera crew, a half-dozen writers, photographers, Norton police officers on bikes, a few volunteers on each hole.Imagine being able to walk around with two of golf’s best for what felt like a casual round of golf. In their case, it also looked like a casual round.Woods used his putter to go over a steep slope from behind the 18th green, and he made a 6-footer coming back to end with a birdie. It was this third of the day, not enough to account for the five bogeys in his 2-over 73. Most unusual about this round is that he didn’t break par despite hitting 12 of 14 fairways.McIlroy two-putted for birdie on the 18th, his fourth birdie in his round of 74. There was no recovering from two triple bogeys on his opening six holes. McIlroy started with a short birdie on No. 1, and he hit a beauty to 10 feet on the par-3 third hole with the pin tucked behind a bunker.In between, he came up just short of the green on the par-5 second, the ball barely inside the hazard. He tried to chip out, but McIlroy caught too much grass from an awkward stance and a bad lie. The ball went behind him into water, and because it was a yellow hazard, he had to go back 110 yards to the fairway. He made triple bogey.The scorecard read 3-8-2.McIlroy was overheard saying his card read like an area code. That number hasn’t been assigned an area code in the United States, though he might be interested to know it’s the country code for Montenegro.There was no time to share this pertinent information. Woods and McIlroy both opted not to speak to the media after their rounds, not unusual this late in the season in the third round of a tournament in which they were out of contention.They did go to the media center, but only to order hamburgers at the kiosk — it’s been a popular all week — grab a seat at a picnic table and chat for the next 30 minutes, undisturbed.It’s a reminder of golf at the highest level while coping with a pandemic. No spectators have been allowed at any tournament since it returned two months ago. Players are used to it by now, and some have talked about the ease of getting around without so much traffic and distraction.But there’s no energy, and that’s no fun, either.Birdies or bogeys, and even the pair of triple bogeys belonging to McIlroy, all get the same reaction. Everyone is playing in the same environment, but some players — Woods and McIlroy are good examples — have talked about drawing from the noise, converting the cheers of a birdie into some momentum.The TPC Boston did have three spectators, one of them shouting after Woods teed off on the par-5 seventh in such a way that some people don’t miss the fans at all.“YOU’RE THE MAN, TIGER!” came the voice out of nowhere.Three men had cut through the thick woods and found a spot — just inside the red hazard line — some 50 yards behind the seventh tee, next to a small pond. McIlroy hit next, and then officers looked around the bushes to find the source of the yell and approached the men, all sitting in lawn chairs.It appeared to be a pleasant conversation, and the men packed up their chairs and left.They saw Woods and McIlroy hit drives on a par 5. Better than nothing.Image credits: AP LIVE TV COMMENTcenter_img Last Updated: 23rd August, 2020 07:30 IST Just Like Us: Tiger And Rory Play 18 And Then Grab A Burger The scene is almost as old as the Royal & Ancient game. Two friends meet at the club on a summer morning for a quiet round of golf. They play well at times, poorly at times and both think their scores should have been better Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Global Operator CEO’s to discuss challenges of international betting industry at #boscon2017

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Betting on Sports (12-15 September) will embrace the challenge of operating within a fast-changing global industry by uniting five leading CEO’s from the sports betting space.  Markus Peuler, CEO at Mybet, will be joined on the first day CEO panel at #boscon2017 by Pinnacle’s Paris Smith, BetBright’s Marcus Brennan, Favbet’s Nikos Chalikias and Parimatch’s Sergey Portnov.This high-level discussion represents the penultimate session of Leaders on Betting (13 September), one of eight tracks held across the second edition of the largest international sports and betting trade conference at Olympia.The panel will be addressing the impact on business of the industry’s generally negative perception, formed in part by disputes around responsible gambling, gambling related harm, money laundering, player protection and pre-watershed advertising.Peuler commented: “Lots of people want to gamble and always will. That’s why a clear and stable regulatory framework, which includes the mutually accepted measures for responsible gaming and fraud protection and which operators can comply to in an economically viable way, is the most sustainable path to improving the industry’s image.”The quintet will also be discussing the role that sports partners should play in the development of gambling’s public image, the need to encourage a sustained level of innovation, and the impact of consolidation on the evolution of the industry.There have been mixed views about the growing trend of ‘mega mergers’ such as Ladbrokes Coral and Paddy Power Betfair, with some suggesting that merged companies can become risk averse with a focus on cutting costs and protecting market share, while others counter that these companies will be better placed to maintain their margins and continue to innovate.SBC Managing Director Andy McCarron commented: “The CEO panel has been a hallmark of our conferences for a number of years now, and this year promises to be no different with the CEO’s from Mybet, Pinnacle, BetBright, Favbet and Parimatch. Betting on Sports delegates will gain special insight on how leaders of the biggest gaming brands across Europe have embraced the challenges of a fast-changing global industry.”NOTE: Tickets to #boscon2017 are available at a 25% group discount if you purchase 3 or more. You can get them HERE. Submit Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Related Articles ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

A Big Bicycle Race in Sarajevo on 15th June

first_imgThe capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina will, this year as well, host the big bicycle event that will be held on 15th June, as Zlatko Berbic, the president of the Cycling Association of BiH said for news agency Patria.“As we had Sarajevo Grand Prix last year, this year we have a continuation, but this year’s occasion is 20 years of peace in Sarajevo“, said Berbic.Two races for professionals an amateurs will be organized. Professionals will ride 140 km through 14 municipalities, while te race for amateurs will be organized at more attractive locations than last year.As Berbic earlier said for Patria, Sarajevo needs a bicycle lane in order to create a new story about the tourism.“We want people to come to the summer tourism in future, to be able to rent a bike in every hotel and spend time usingbike as a mean of transport, to visit the city, go to mountains and at the same time to be safe in terms o traffic“, said Berbic.Otherwise, the construction of the bicycle lane started last year in the length of 7 km from Nedzarici to Skenderija. It should be finished next year, and horizontal and vertical signalization, illumination, rest areas with benches and fountains, as well as the usage of free wireless internet were planned.(Source: nap.ba)last_img read more