Gov’t Mule Pays Tribute To Levon Helm With Cover Of The Band In Savannah [Updated With Video]

March 2, 2021

first_imgUpdate: Thanks to Jon’s Music Channel 2, we have footage of “Up On Cripple Creek.” Enjoy!Gov’t Mule continue their rockin’ spring tour, powering up an excited Trustee’s Theater in Savannah, GA last night. Yesterday also marked the fourth anniversary of Levon Helm’s passing, creating quite the emotional performance. The Band’s music has had a profound impact on just about everyone in the scene, including Warren Haynes and co.To celebrate Helm’s legacy, Mule played a classic from The Band’s rich catalog for the occasion. “Up On Cripple Creek” came during the second set, spurring the crowd to sing along to the song’s iconic chorus. The show also featured covers of The Beatles, Howlin’ Wolf, and a debut of Weather Report’s “A Remark You Made.”While video of Mule’s “Cripple Creek” from last night has yet to surface, we can watch their version from their three-set New Year’s Eve 2015 performance at the Beacon Theatre:You can also watch fan-shot footage of “Banks Of The Deep End” from last night, below:Full setlist:Edit this setlist | More Gov’t Mule setlistslast_img read more

James Robins receives Nathan Mantel Lifetime Achievement Award

March 1, 2021

first_img Read Full Story James Robins, whose work at the intersection of statistical science and epidemiology aims to estimate causal effects of exposures or drug treatments—as opposed to just associations—has received the 2013 Nathan Mantel Lifetime Achievement Award in Statistics and Epidemiology.Robins, Mitchell L. and Robin LaFoley Dong Professor of Epidemiology, who has worked at Harvard School of Public Health since 1982, has developed analytical methods and estimation models to quantify causality, margin of error, and missing data from complex observational and randomized studies, particularly in cases where exposure or treatment varies over time.In the past five years, for instance, he has used his methods to analyze the effects of particulate air pollution on mortality, and to explain and reconcile the discrepancy in the estimated benefits of postmenopausal hormone therapy on heart disease. Also, in examining the effect of obesity on mortality, he has used his methods to eliminate bias due to “reverse causation”—which in this case refers to the fact that individuals with undiagnosed cancer lose weight but soon die, thereby making weight loss falsely appear harmful.The Nathan Mantel Award is named for a longtime National Cancer Institute biostatistician, who died in 2002, whose methods allowed data from several sources or groups to be combined while avoiding confounding—when an association between an exposure and a disease doesn’t take into account other possible risk factors.last_img read more

Cause (and effect) based marketing

December 18, 2020

first_imgAt The Pod, we’re all about “the good.” Whether it’s Jedi vs. Sith, Middle Earth vs. Sauron, or Credit Unions vs. Banks, we’re always cheering (and designing marketing campaigns) for the good guys. It’s even our motto: “Doing good work for good people doing good work in the world.” Although we’ve yet to create branded content for the Rebel Alliance, we’re holding out for the first CU of the New Republic. In the meantime, we work for the good guys on our planet: credit unions, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. We love our credit unions because they’re bastions of financial freedom, and their very existence is a positive influence in our world. But what we really, really love is when credit unions team up with nonprofits and charities, because then everybody benefits. Let’s look at some statistics.Credit Unions are of the people, and it’s pretty clear what the people want: for the brands they interact with on a daily basis to support social causes, so that in turn, the consumer is supporting social causes through these interactions. Initiatives like “charity checkouts” where it’s simple and convenient for customers to donate leaves them feeling good about themselves, and they’ll associate these positive feelings with your brand. So, how do you choose a cause to support, and more importantly, how do you convey that support to your members? continue reading » 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Beyond the numbers: The evolving role of the CFO

December 18, 2020

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It is said that the best indicator of future performance is to look to the past.But growing disruption, technology innovation, evolving customer needs, and market dynamics are challenging this guidance. While P&L, cash flow, and financial statements are an organization’s performance barometer, as a financial leader, I am discovering the role of the chief financial officer (CFO) can bring valuable insight beyond the numbers.As CFO, I have a unique perspective—one of the few roles that have a complete enterprise view of the company. I find myself assessing my role and how I can better support our strategic plan.As financial stewards, how are we helping our company grow while balancing costs and mitigating risks? How can we be a driver of strategy and vision? How can we support an innovative culture and mindset?Asking these questions directly correlates to how my role is evolving into more strategic and collaborative planning responsibilities. continue reading »last_img read more

The future of Croatian tourism as the main topic of the central meeting of tourist workers on Hvar

November 18, 2020

first_imgThe traditional meeting of tourism workers and related industries begins in two days, and the rich program of this year’s Days of Croatian Tourism will bring together the main actors of the Croatian tourism story and foreign lecturers on October 24 and 25 on the island of Hvar in the town of Hvar. “What future awaits Croatian tourism”.  The sun and the sea are no longer enough, how Croatia positions itself on the foreign market, how much it provides in the field of film and gastro tourism, how much attention it pays to sustainable development and what kind of brand it represents, through educational lectures, workshops and round tables. world tourism experts, opinion makers and  influencers from business and social life.How attractive Croatia is already on the foreign market with an emphasis on the American market will be given as part of the Croatian Tourism Day Al Merschen, president and founder of MMGY Global, a leading PR and marketing group in the United States. Merschen, a welcome guest at world-class professional gatherings, will present trends in global travel, show a cross-section of the US market, thoughts and motivations for choosing the destination of the average American tourist, how Croatia ranks in the United States and what are the tactics for tourism investment in the US market.What Croatia has to offer, apart from the classic tourist offers, and how it is presented in the world, can best be confirmed by those who represent it to the world, a kind of ambassadors in different areas.  As part of the panel “Croatia – a small country, a big brand” under the moderation of a communication expert God Jump, well-known Croatian experts from several fields will give their suggestions through previous experiences: Kristjan Staničić (Croatian tourist agency), Davor Bruketa (Bruketa & Žinić & Gray),  Sandra Perković (Croatia  athlete), Jadranka Primorac (Special Hospital Sveta Katarina / HUP-Association of Private Polyclinics, Hospitals, Spas and Health Care Institutions), Marin Pucar (Podravka) and Aleksandra Dojčinović (Lei Lou).The Croatian creative tourism industry was confirmed by the representative jury of Citizine Networks and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), which awarded the promotional video of the Croatian Tourist Board “Croatian Tourism Ambassadors” with the prestigious “Travel Video Awards” in the category “Best Video by a Tourism Organization”. A video starring the most famous athletes, musicians and artists. The director and founder of will explain why the video attracted so much attention from the media, tourists and the profession at the Days of Croatian Tourism. Philip DeBevoise. In addition to the above panels, this year’s gathering is also dedicated to  favorite free activities of most people: food and drink, the film industry and the Internet. The connection between them as creative industries and tourism will be confirmed through a rich program of this year’s Days of Croatian Tourism by world-renowned experts. Croatia as a new gastronomic icon of Europe is the vision of Croatian gastronomy and the name of the panel of the same name on which, under the moderator Snježana Boranić Živoder from the Institute of Tourism, to speak Head Rudolf Stefan from  Croatian, and world-renowned restaurant Pelegrini, director Gault & Millau Croatia Ingrid Badurina Danielsson, Boris  Lovrenčić from the hotel house Sunčani Hvar and the CEO Tourist boards Alba Bra Langhe Roero,  Mauro Carbone. The two-day program of this event will be crowned with the awarding of prizes and recognitions to the best in the actions of the Croatian Tourist Board and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. Days of Croatian tourism are held this year with the support of the hosts of the City of Hvar  and the Tourist Board of the City of Hvar, which this year marks 150 years of organized tourism.DHT HVAR: Professional CupsDHT EVENT PROGRAMlast_img read more

Arena Hospitality Group has introduced an offer for digital nomads

November 18, 2020

first_imgAlso, Arena Hospitality Group, as part of this year’s World Tourism Exchange WTM in London, received recognition from the world organization “Responsible Tourism Partnership” for responsible tourism and coping in the covid-19 pandemic. Thus, Arena Hospitality Group (AGH) offered special offers for digital nomads, in its camps Arena Grand Kažela and Arena Stoja, which are open all year round, as well as in the Park Plaza Histria hotel in Pula. For digital nomads from the Arena Hospitality Group, they provided the minimum necessary: ​​self check-in, contactless payment, super fast internet, Netflix application, OTT iPTV service for watching TV channels in every part of the camps via mobile devices and a mobile application for guest experience ”. “Arena Hospitality Group is always open to new market challenges, ready to provide our guests with the complete service they need not only for the purpose of vacation but also for the purpose of doing business during their stay in hotels and camps. It is the stay in the camps Arena Grand Kažela and Arena Stoja that enables such an escape from the hectic, dynamic and regular rhythm that has become our everyday life. Untouched nature enables you to experience the beauties of autumn and winter, and at the same time perform all business tasks and obligations unhindered “, stand out from the Arena Hospitality Group. This fact was recognized and quickly adapted by the tourism sector, and many hotel companies, both global and Croatian, offered special offers targeting digital nomads, ie opened their hotels for business guests who use the hotel as an office.center_img The current crisis situation caused by the global pandemic has shown that, thanks to the application of digital technology, we can do most of the work both in the office and anywhere else. It is enough to have a laptop, a mobile device and a quality internet connection. In the mentioned open camps, high-quality digital infrastructure is provided throughout the year, which, in addition to the existing quality of mobile home accommodation, satisfies both private and business needs. / / / Arena Hospitality Group received world recognition for responsible tourismlast_img read more

Indonesia’s women comply with COVID-19 health protocols more than men: BPS survey

October 19, 2020

first_imgIt has been more than six months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.Since then, more people have been practicing the “3M” protocols: menggunakan masker (mask-wearing), mencuci tangan (handwashing) and menjaga jarak (social distancing). The protocols are considered to be effective at preventing person-to-person transmission of COVID-19, but not everyone has managed to maintain diligent compliance with them. A survey conducted by Statistics Indonesia (BPS) from Sept. 7 to 14 highlights a gender divide in the observance of COVID-19 health protocols.Involving 90,967 respondents from across the archipelago, the survey shows that women are more likely to comply with the health protocols than men.In the survey, 94.8 percent of women respondents said they wore a mask, compared to 88.5 percent of men respondents.Read also: Garuda paints masks on aircraft to support health campaignFurthermore, 80.1 percent of women respondents had been washing their hands with soap for around 20 seconds, while only 69.5 percent of men respondents did the same.Among the 3M protocols, the respondents found that social distancing was the hardest to practice, with only 77.5 percent of women respondents and 68.7 percent of men respondents saying they were applying the 1-meter physical distancing protocol.Among the reasons for not practicing the 3M protocols, 55 percent of respondents cited the lack of sanctions.Discussing the gender divide in 3M practices, the national COVID-19 task force’s behavior change division head, Sonny Harry B. Harmadi, said similar surveys had been conducted in April and July and had presented similar results, with women being more aware of the COVID-19 health protocols.When asked about the reasons, Sonny said women were closer to their family and more aware of the danger caused by COVID-19. He mentioned that it was among the reasons why the task force used “Ingat Pesan Ibu” (remember mother’s message) as a tagline for its COVID-19 prevention campaign.Read also: Mahfud MD asks artists, cultural practitioners to promote health protocols“[Women] know that they could spread the virus to their family members, leading them to follow the health protocols,” said Sonny during a virtual meeting on Friday.He also added that COVID-19 was often transmitted from the people near us, not from people outside our inner circles. Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Bintang Puspayoga also has urged families to avoid hosting or attending family gatherings, following the emergence of COVID-19 infection clusters in families.Indonesia has seen a continuously rising number of cases since March. As of Saturday, the country recorded 299,506 confirmed cases with 225,052 recoveries and 11,055 deaths. (jes) Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force (Satgas COVID-19) to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics :last_img read more

Ms. Iloilo 2020: 3 ‘heartfelt beauties’ bag top crowns

September 25, 2020

Kheshapornam Empedrad Ramachandran ofIloilo City and Sharamie Apuli Solocio of Santa Barbara, Iloilo were the firstand second runners up, respectively. BY EDENBERG NIELO Among the judges were Miss Universe2011 third runner up Shamcey Supsup-Lee and Binibining Pilipinas 2018 firstrunner up Vickie Marie Rushton. ILOILO City – One is a firm believer in education as a ticket to success. Another champions protecting Mother Earth while another bats for more focus on mental health. The Miss Iloilo, according to the citygovernment and Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc., replaced the Miss Dinagyangbeauty pageant that for many years chose the city’s ambassadress of goodwill. Mateo was also declared “Best inTalent” last night in an engaging and fast-paced pageant – a far cry from lastyear’s long, dragging and boring show that ended at nearly 3 a.m. Last night’sprogram ended just a little past 9:30 p.m. “As an educator, I want people to seeeducation the way that I see it – a golden ticket to success. Knowledge is andalways will be power, wherever you are, whoever you’re with. If you areknowledgeable you will excel and become successful,” according to Mateo. She will be supported in her journeyto Miss Philippines World 2020 competition, according to the organizers of theMiss Iloilo 2020 that have made it their goal to have Ilongga representativesin national and international beauty pageants every year “and to show the worldthe true Ilongga heartfelt beauty.” On the other hand, 24-year-old KarenLaurrie Bano Mendoza of Concepcion, Iloilo was declared Miss Iloilo-BinibiningPilipinas 2020. At the start of last night’s pageantwhich kicked off at 7:30 p.m., 11 candidates were given the opportunity toexpound on their advocacies. “The crowns of Miss Iloilo 2020 canpromote the global community because first and foremost, Miss Iloilo issearching for an Ilongga who will depict Iloilo City – the city of love – the malambing na mga Ilonggos and that, weare known for our food, devotion and love. Food because of the delicacies andthe La Paz batchoy that hardworking and creative Ilonggos make. Devotionbecause of the Santo Niño,” Palmares said as she consumed the 30-second Q&Atime limit. “If I were to be crowned tonight, itwill be such an honor to bring to the global community our very own hablon which represents dedication, hardwork and creative side of every Ilonggo. Aside from that, I want to show to theworld that I am a queen today because of my province and with that being said,I want to prove to everyone that I am a true Ilongga with a heartfelt beauty,”Mateo said during the question and answer portion. “Miss Iloilo radiates genuineheartfelt beauty. We are not only beauty here on stage but also with a purpose.We can create small effects (but with) positive ripples of change. We are notonly wearing a crown in our head but also with our heart,” Mendoza said whenasked of how the crowns of Miss Iloilo 2020 promote Iloilo in the globalcommunity.    . “Mother Earth has provided us ourdaily needs. She has taken good care of us. It is time we give back and takegood care of her, too,” according to Palmares who stands 5 feet and 7 inchestall. She will be the official Iloiloscreening candidate for the Binibining Pilipinas 2020 beauty pageant. In last night’s glitzy Miss Iloilo2020 at the West Visayas State University Cultural Center, these three “beautywith a purpose” young ladies got the judges’ nod to be crowned the new queensof Iloilo. “Show someone who are struggling frommental illness that life is wonderful. Let’s assure them that they can do it,and they don’t have to do it alone,” according to Mendoza. The 20-year-old Ann Roxal DedelPalmares of Mandurriao district was crowned the pioneering MissIloilo-World.   ILONGGA BEAUTIES. The winners of last night’s Miss Iloilo 2020 at the West Visayas State University Cultural Center flash megawatt smiles. From left: second runner-up Sharamie Apuli Solocio; Miss Iloilo-Binibining Pilipinas 2020 Karen Laurrie Bano Mendoza; Miss Iloilo-Universe 2020 Rabiya Occeña Mateo; Miss Iloilo-World 2020 Ann Roxal Dedel Palmares; and first runner-up Kheshapornam Empedrad Ramachandran. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Ramachandran was declared “Best inSwimwear” and “Best in Evening Gown”. The 23-year-old Rabiya Occena Mateo ofthis city and Sampaloc, Manila made history by being crowned the first MissIloilo-Universe.  Miss Iloilo 2020 was directed byrespected Ilonggo theater director, artist and University of the Philippinesprofessor Kevin Pison Piamonte./PN At 5 feet and 6 inches tall, Mateowill be Iloilo’s official screening candidate to the Miss Universe Philippines2020 competition, announced the pageant host, celebrity Robi Domingo. read more

Twisters Baseball Team Roars By Cougars

September 24, 2020

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Twisters were 9-5 winners over The Trinity Lutheran Cougars in Baseball action.OA-221 202 0.  9-12-1TL-112 100 0.  5-11-4OA Batting.Bischoff 2-6, run, rbi, doubleHurm 3-4, 2 runs, bbAaron Huber 2-5, run, 2 rbiSam Gast 2-4, 2 runs, doubleTanner Alley 1-3, run, rbi, bbCory Schuman 1-4, rbiTyler Hesselbrock 0-2, 2 runs, bb, hbpTyler Hogg 1-4, double, rbiBryce Ahaus 0-3, sac buntOA Pitching.Matty Hurm 7 IP, 5 runs, 4 earned, 11 hits, 6 k, 3 bb, hbp WinVarsity record: 11-6Next Game: 5/7/15 vs. Milanlast_img read more

Helen L. Bruner, 75

September 24, 2020

first_imgHelen Louise Bruner, 75, Osgood, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. Born July 31, 1943 in Metamora, Indiana, she was the daughter of James and Ida McMillan. She and her siblings, Mary Louella, Roy Allen, Hazel Mae, Alvin Ray, and Brenda Lea grew up in Metamora.  She was married to Lloyd Kennedy in 1961, gave birth to Laurie Lynnette and widowed in 1963.  She then married Kenneth Bruner in 1964 and gave birth to Lisha Yvette, Mary Dianne, Kimberly Dawn, and Elizabeth Ann.  She became a Master Cosmetologist and was an entrepreneur, owning her own salon until retirement.  She loved to sew, crafts, and take trips to the beach, collect “Gone with the Wind” memorabilia, and spend time with her family.  Weezie was a funny, smart, and beautiful soul: truly a class act.  She loved a good prank and could dish it out as well as take it.  With an unshakeable faith in the grace and goodness of God she was the heart of our family.   Her devotion to her children was beyond compare and we will miss her forever. Louise is survived by her husband, Kenneth Bruner, Osgood; daughters, Laurie (Edgar) Swain, Newport News, VA, Lisha Bruner, Loganville GAS, Mary (Raees) Pirani, Snellville, GA, Kimberly (Chris) Shearer, Alpharetta, GA; sisters, Hazel (Ed) Shell, Brookville, Brenda Tomlin, Connersville; brother, Alvin (Emma) McMillan, Brookville; grandchildren, Lee Stephen, Blake Sweat, Christopher Bruner, KJ Stephen, Joshua Pirani, Garrett Bruner, Benton (Georgia) Bruner, Kayla Stephen; 13 great grandchildren, 12 nieces and nephews. Louise was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Mary Lou Cox; brother, Roy McMillan; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Bruner. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10 to 11:00 a.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at the funeral home with Pastor Dan May officiating. Memorials may be made in Weezie’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association at  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more