Lettuce To Play Extended Set In Long Island Tonight After The Motet Cancels Due To Snow

first_imgThe funk all-stars of Lettuce and The Motet have recently been touring together, with The Motet joining Lettuce for a handful of dates across the U.S. in the last month and a half. These joint dates will come to close over the next few days, with both bands previously scheduled to perform in New York over the next three nights—tonight at The Paramount and two nights at The Capitol Theatre on Friday and Saturday. Unfortunately, for tonight’s show at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, The Motet has had to cancel last minute due to travel-related issues caused by the snowstorm sweeping up the East Coast—meaning that tonight’s show will feature an extended Lettuce show sans an opener.As issued in a press release from The Paramount regarding these last-minute lineup changes:The Paramount announces that tonight’s show with Lettuce will still go on. Unfortunately, due to travel related issues as a result of yesterday’s nor’easter, The Motet will not be performing. Funk band Lettuce is in the building now and will perform live in concert tonight at 9 pm. Doors open at 8 pm. For customers who are unable to attend the show tonight due to travel issues and/or lineup changes, refunds on tickets for tonight’s show are now available at the ticketholders’ point of purchase – Ticketmaster or The Paramount Box Office. For any questions or concerns, you can call the venue at (631) 673-7300 or visit paramountny.com.On Friday and Saturday night, both Lettuce and The Motet will hit The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, for a highly anticipated two-night run. As previously reported, Relix will be webcasting the entirety of Friday’s show for free, so fans who want to get a funk fix but can’t make it to the venue should tune in at 8 p.m. (EST). Safe travels to The Motet, and see you at The Paramount tonight!last_img read more

A pathway to humble leadership: 3 simple steps

first_imgI have a long history with the Boy Scouts of America. I am an Eagle Scout and have held a lot of leadership positions in the organization, both on a local and national level. and I worked on summer camp staff for several years. My best friends in the world are those I made through my involvement with Scouting.The caption for the photo above is a quote from the founder of the Order of the Arrow, a service organization in the Scouts. The purpose and sole duty of “Arrowmen” is to serve others. It’s as simple as that. There are a variety of ways to serve, too many to discuss here. Suffice to say that every action, project, or work should be tied back to that very simple goal: to serve others.People lead organizations from all demographics, age groups, creed, race, and backgrounds. The vast majority of these leaders are good at their jobs. Some could use an ego adjustment. A few fall into the category of “servant-leaders.”The concept of “Servant-Leadership” is catching on. Organizations that use the philosophy often enjoy the best productivity, highest profits, and lowest turnover of employees. As a leader, who wouldn’t want those things? continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The truth about referral marketing – Four myths busted!

first_img 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Even though it consistently proves to be one of the the most effective and budget-friendly customer acquisition channels, referral marketing remains a mystery to many people – including many marketing professionals.As referral marketing pioneers, we like to try and help people learn the truth about referral marketing, and we like to see referral marketing myths busted.. There are many fallacies circulating about digital referral marketing which results in scepticism amongst some marketers, and a reluctance to launch a digital referral program. Here are a few points to help you understand the real deal about referral marketing.Myth 1 – Only young or tech savvy people will partake in an online referral programIt’s not unusual for new clients we work with to question whether a digital referral program is the right fit for their client base. Some marketers worry that their client base skews too old and may be put off by the need to go online to send a referral to a friend or family member. However, all of RewardStream’s research indicates that this is not the case. While it is true that younger people (18-34 years) are slightly more likely to go online to review or recommend a product or service, the percentage of older people (35+) likely to make referrals does not drop significantly. In fact between the ages cohorts starting at 25 years old and extended up to age 64, there’s only a variance of about 7% between the results, well within the margin of error, and essentially the same. continue reading »last_img read more

Credit unions have tapped taxpayers’ funds

first_imgCredit unions have received taxpayer money, despite statements to the contrary.Recently, Richard T. Webb wrote Credit Union Times that “[c]redit unions have never cost the tax payers [sic] a single penny and will not going forward.”The comment was made with respect to credit unions being subject to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the controversy over CFPB leadership.However, this statement fails to take into consideration that credit unions have been beneficiaries of Congressional appropriations.For example, credit unions can receive funds from the National Credit Union Administration’s Community Development Revolving Loan Fund and the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund. For example, 56 credit unions in 2017 were awarded $39.5 million in CDFI Funds. Both programs receive taxpayer funding from Congress. continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Minister: India to save up to $1.4 billion on renegotiated Gazprom LNG deal

first_imgFor illustration purposes only; Dahej LNG terminal (Image courtesy of Petronet LNG)India could save up to 95 billion rupees ($1.39 billion) as part of the renegotiated long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply deal with Russian gas giant, according to India’s minister of petroleum and natural gas, Dharmendra Pradhan.The initial 20-year LNG deal that was signed in 2012 between Gazprom and state-owned GAIL was revised at the start of this year.GAIL and Gazprom “successfully re-negotiated the long-term LNG sale and purchase agreement reflecting the current global gas market dynamics,” Pradhan said on Wednesday in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.“The renegotiated price, compared to earlier contract price, will result in saving of approximately Rs. 8500 Crore (crude oil at US$ 50 per barrel) or Rs. 9000 Crore (crude oil at US$ 60 per barrel) or Rs. 9500 Crore (crude oil at US$ 70 per barrel) for the years 2018 to 2040,” Pradhan said.The minister added that that the LNG price was negotiated depending on many factors like project location, duration of contract and pricing formula.To remind, Gazprom’s trading arm, Gazprom Marketing & Trading Singapore, delivered its first LNG cargo under the long-term contract to GAIL on June 4.The cargo was delivered onboard the LNG Kano carrier to Petronet LNG’s Dahej terminal in Gujarat. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Man United to open talks for Atletico Madrid star

first_img The midfielder has a long-term contract at Atleti until 2026 with a release clause of €150m (£136m), but the Red Devils are said to believe that this value is disproportionately high. With Paul Pogba likely to leave Old Trafford in the near future amid supposed interest from Real Madrid, United are looking to bolster their midfield options.A report in El Mundo Deportivo last month highlighted how the Spain international is represented by the Stellar Group, led by Jonathan Barnett, and which is very familiar with the English transfer market.The 25-year-old is said to be a long-term target in particular for United and his abilities are said to make him a prime transfer target for the club.Read Also: Ronaldo could rejoin Man Utd amid Juventus financial uncertaintyDiego Simeone wants to keep Saul at the Wanda Metropolitano, with the Argentine trying to maintain his first-team squad after a series of long-term players leaving the club this summer.Diego Godin, Antoine Griezmann, Filipe Luis, Rodri and Gabi Hernandez are all players who have exited the club in the past year.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Here’s What Everyday Objects Look Like If Cut In HalfEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesMeet The World’s Most Striking Animals HereA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Manchester United are prepared to offer Atletico de Madrid €80m (£70m) to land midfielder Saul Niguez, according to Diario AS.Advertisementlast_img read more

Everton ‘in talks’ with Mike Tyson’s cannabis company

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom EPL: Everton set to compound West Brom woes Everton is in talks with Mike Tyson’s cannabis company Swissx over a sponsorship deal, according to its CEO.If the talks come off it, would be the first deal between a Premier League club and a cannabis company. Barcelona denied they were in talks with the company, one of the leaders in the CBD world, over naming a stadium naming rights deal.But now they are said to be discussing a shirt sponsorship deal with Everton.“I’m not walking away from Barca, I’m keeping the door wide open,” CEO Alki David told Insider.com.“But we are now engaged with Everton to take over their shirt. The front of their shirt.“They contacted me and have already offered designs with the whole Swissx logo in blue, which I’m not crazy about, but it will look nice. “When I first came to England, everybody was supporting Man United and Liverpool, and everybody was red.“Being contrary, I liked blue and I liked the logo so randomly I selected Everton to support. So it’s sort of a mystical come around.”Everton’s current shirt sponsor SportPesa agreed to terminate their deal in February.A club statement at the time read: “This has been a difficult decision but one that allows us to best deliver on our commercial plan and to grasp the new opportunities now open to us.“The club would like to thank SportPesa for all of the work that has been done together. Our partnership has seen our first team visit Africa on two occasions, as well as former players and club staff take part in numerous activations in the region. “This has allowed us to grow our own footprint in Africa and further strengthen our special relationship with the continent.”Everton chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale also admitted the club would not be sponsored by a betting company in an “ideal world”.Tags: -Aliki DavidEvertonmike tysonSwissxlast_img read more

Allardyce silent over contract

first_img Co-owner David Gold released a statement on Sunday saying contract talks with Allardyce will not open until top-flight safety has been assured, with West Ham currently seven points clear of the relegation zone. And, when asked about his contract talks on Monday, Allardyce said: “I know my relationship with David Sullivan and David Gold well and the conversations that we have remain confidential. I’m more than happy to do the job that I’m doing right now and speculation regarding my contract situation has nothing to do with anybody else but the owners.” Sam Allardyce is not willing to entertain speculation surrounding his future as West Ham manager, and will keep talks between himself and the club’s owners private. Press Associationcenter_img Allardyce has been in charge at Upton Park since last summer and guided the Hammers back into the Barclays Premier League at the first time of asking. Gold’s statement on Sunday read: “As David Sullivan and I have always maintained, we will sit down and discuss Sam’s contract situation once our Premier League status has been confirmed and not before. “This is purely because the three of us don’t want anything to distract attention from our aim of finishing as high up the Premier League table as possible.” last_img read more

Penalty save sees Liberia throughin World Cup qualifier

first_imgBy `Mark GleesonJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Liberia needed a last-gasp penalty save, Ethiopia an own goal, Tanzania shoot-out penalties and Equatorial Guinea a late strike to all win their World Cup first round ties on Sunday and advance to the group phase of the qualifiers for Qatar 2022.The quartet are the first nations through from the opening knockout round, which pits the 28 bottom-ranked countries on the continent in two-legged knockout ties.A last-gasp penalty save by teenage goalkeeper Ashley Williams ensured Liberia, coached by Englishman Peter Butler, advanced 3-2 on aggregate over neighbours Sierra Leone, despite losing 1-0 in Freetown.Sierra Leone reduced the aggregate deficit through Kei Kamara after 55 minutes of Sunday’s second leg and would have won the tie on the away goal rule if they had scored the penalty in stoppage time at the end of the match.But captain Umaru Bangura’s kick was easily stopped by 18-year-old Williams to ensure Liberia’s progress.Ethiopia drew 1-1 away against Lesotho in Maseru where home captain Nkau Lerotholi’s own goal early in the second half provided the visitors with the vital away goal in a 1-1 aggregate draw.Tanzania made heavy weather of their tie against Burundi after drawing 1-1 away in the first leg last Wednesday.They were ahead in Sunday’s return leg in Dar-es-Salaam through Belgian-based Mbwana Samatta but gave up an equaliser to Fiston Abdul Razak on the stroke of halftime.The match then went into extra time before Burundi missed all their kicks in the post-match penalty shootout, which Tanzania won 3-0.Equatorial Guinea captain Emilio Nsue, formerly of Middlesbrough and Birmingham City, scored the 72nd minute winner in his side’s 1-0 win at home to South Sudan in Malabo.The 2-1 aggregate victory proved a lot tougher than expected for Equatorial Guinea, who had beaten the same team 4-0 when they last hosted them three years ago.The remaining 10 first round qualifying ties will be settled today. The winners advance to the group phase where 40 countries will be divided into 10 groups.last_img

Badgers can’t convert offense against Vandy

first_imgRiding a four-game unbeaten streak to start the 2013 season, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team had big expectations when it took to the field for its first regular home match Friday evening at the McClimon Complex. But after holding a brief 3-2 lead at the start of the second half, defensive breakdowns spelled doom for the Badgers as they fell 4-3 before 726 fans at the fifth annual PAC the MAC.Following the game, Wisconsin head coach Paula Wilkins was fairly blunt when discussing where the Badgers (3-1-1) went wrong in their first loss of the season.“I honestly think our defending in the back and especially on transition – I don’t think we did very well,” Wilkins said. “But what we talked about is also a lot of that transition stuff comes from team defending, getting initial pressure on the ball, not letting people turn in the midfield, so a group effort, a team effort of defending.“And that’s something we talked about coming away from this game – we have to make a conscious effort to as a group decide to do that because we haven’t gotten a shutout yet and we would pride ourselves on that. We have the offensive power to do that. Now we need to close up the defending stuff.”Not surprisingly, the weaknesses in the Wisconsin back line that were problematic throughout most of the game also proved costly on what ended up being the game-winning goal in the 66th minute for Vanderbilt (2-2-1).“I think that our back line was just too staggered, not cohesive and it [the ball] just went over me and the girl just took off,” Wisconsin center back Alexandra Heller said of the sequence that led to the game-winner by the Commodores Cheyna Williams, her second of the match.After receiving a long through pass from middle third, Williams separated from the Badger defense and beat Wisconsin goalkeeper Meghan Ledin to the upper 90. Ledin had only entered the game a minute and 17 seconds earlier – the freshman’s first game action of the season – when starting goalkeeper Genevieve Richard was injured following a corner kick.Up until that point, Wisconsin was controlling much of the momentum during the early parts of the second half, and had fought back to tie the game at two goals apiece before the game went to halftime on a nifty goal by sophomore Kinley McNicoll.“I knocked the ball out wide and it got chipped over to me and then I took a player on. I was kind of the far side of the 18 and then the goalie was kind of not really paying attention so I just pinged it and it ended up just beating her to her left,” McNicoll said of her unassisted goal, which came in the 42 minute of the second half.Coming out strong in the second half, Wisconsin notched the go-ahead goal after Rose Lavelle’s initial shot deflected in the six yard box to Badger Marisa Kresge, who put the rebound over Commodore goalkeeper Olivia Liebman’s head from the 18.But the Wisconsin lead and the momentum didn’t last for long, as the Commodores netted the equalizer 14 minutes later in the 64th minute, just two minutes prior to the game-winner. This time the Commodores’ Simone Charley capitalizing on a Wisconsin turnover, and on another of the several breakaways Vanderbilt had during the game, sped by the Wisconsin defense and finessed the ball past Richard to the far right post.Despite finding itself down over the final 34 minutes, Wilkins still thought Wisconsin had a fair amount of chances to knot the score again, but unlike before the Badgers couldn’t take advantage of the plethora of opportunities.“I think we rushed some stuff. Where we had some calmness before in it, I thought because being a goal down we got a little rushed and took some shots that maybe weren’t necessarily warranted,” Wilkins said of the Badgers shots in the late going, totaling 28 over the course of the game to Vanderbilt’s 10. “We could have taken another little pass to get a seam in there – just being dynamic. I think you have to be special in the box and I don’t know if people were willing to put the effort in.”Wisconsin provided more than enough offense that should have won the game, according to Wilkins, but Vanderbilt’s speed on the attack was too much to handle, ultimately overwhelming the Badgers in their first loss of the season.“I think moving forward, we’re keeping our heads up high and think just that was a lesson that we learned today. We’re not going to let teams come into our house and put us away, so from here on out it’s only going to go forward,” McNicoll said.last_img read more