Dopapod Plays Tribute To Pink Floyd At Resonance Fest [Full-Set Audio]

first_imgOn Friday night, during a late-night Resonance Fest performance at Legend Valley in Thorville, OH, progressive jam rockers Dopapod took on a special tribute to Pink Floyd for those in attendance. The set featured truly old-school tracks such as “Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict” from 1969’s Ummagumma, along with “Bike” from Piper At The Gates of Dawn (1967), and “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun” from A Saucerful of Secrets (1968).Classics like “Echoes”, “Welcome To The Machine”, a set-closing “Run Like Hell” rounded out the performance nicely. The show also marked Dopapod’s first since reuniting with former drummer Neal “Fro” Evans, getting fans excited for future shows with the funky drummer ahead.Check out full audio of the performance, courtesy of taper Douglas Zupan:Dopapod is hitting the road hard next month with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. The co-headline tour will feature full sets from both bands, covering most of the eastern half of the country. Check out the full schedule below. Tickets and show information can be found at both Dopapod and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong‘s band websites.For fans of guitarist Rob Compa and keyboardist Eli Winderman, you can catch the Dopapod members play a very special set with Roosevelt Collier, Michael League (Snarky Puppy), and Adrian Tramontano (Kung Fu) at Brooklyn Comes Alive. The complete festival lineup features members of Dead & Co., String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and so many more. Set for October 22, 2016, the second annual event will span three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues — Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg — all within a 10 minute walking radius. Tickets to the event grants you access to all three venues, and can be found here. More information can be found on the event’s website.Dopapod ‘Pink Floyd’ Setlist – Legend Valley – Thornville, OH – 9/23/16Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A PictEchoesBike >Young LustFearlessSet The Controls For The Heart Of The SunWelcome To The MachineSheep >Run Like Helllast_img read more

Tracking COVID-19 at Notre Dame

first_imgSince classes began Aug. 10, the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise among Notre Dame community members.The Observer will update this page daily with new numbers from the University’s HERE Dashboard. These numbers are based only on tests conducted by University Health Services and the Wellness Center.This post was updated Nov. 12 at 12:18 p.m.Serena Zacharias | The Observer Notre Dame administered 377 nasal swabs and 310 saliva tests Wednesday. These testing numbers stand in a sharp decline in comparison to previous weeks.The seven-day positivity rate is 6.0%. The University has administered 10,381 diagnostic tests and 61,031 surveillance tests since Aug. 3. The estimated active number of cases is 270, and the estimated number of recovered cases is 1,209 as of Thursday. The seven-day moving average was 25.4 cases as of Thursday.After a surge in cases Aug. 17, University President Fr. John Jenkins announced the move to online classes until Sept. 2 to attempt to curb the spread. Classes resumed in a phased return Sept. 2, as cases have decreased.On Oct. 15, the Office of Student Affairs announced gatherings would be limited to 10 people following a significant increase in cases. The limit was previously 20 people as of Oct. 1.Pre-matriculation testing resulted in 33 positive cases out of 11,836 tests yielded. Notre Dame reported the first positive case on campus Aug. 6. The University linked an increase in cases to an off-campus gathering Aug. 13.All data on the dashboard is subject to change. PCR tests, which take 1-2 days to result, may lead to an increase in the number of cases on a specific day a few days later.Find our latest COVID-19 coverage here.Tags: cases, community members, COVID-19 updates, health, safetylast_img read more

Serving credit union members best – Auto loans

first_imgPresenting your services with a product description and cost isn’t appealing to anyone. It’s about asking the right questions, then offering what makes sense in the right way for that member.I’m not going into selling here (we’ve talked about that many times in the past). Ok, maybe I am. Again, because it’s so important! Let me repeat: Selling is helping. And you are helping, right?Your car buying service helps save members time and money. Explaining its benefits and how to best take advantage isn’t selling.GAP helps a member avoid thousands in unexpected costs after an insurance settlement. Sharing the exact “GAP curve” that member experiences isn’t selling.VSCs are expensive up-front, but how might a surprise $2000 repair affect your member, their job, family, and financial stability? VSC helps your members keep their car on the road (and reduces repossessions, which are often caused by unaffordable vehicle repairs). HIghlighting this isn’t selling.Your Member Walked Into A Dealership…That looks appetizing…The dealer your member visits will present all of these services. You know they’ll be more expensive, and who knows if they are even the best fit?But if it’s the first time your member hears about them, that’s a huge opportunity missed for your credit union.And it’s a disservice to your member.On the other end, it’s important the credit union recognize the partner status of the dealers. They have the “cool” part of auto loans. Just because you need them doesn’t mean they have to hold all the cards. Welcome to Part 3 of what became the Unseen Credit Union Competition series. The first part highlighted what members receive in the mail from not-to-your-standards protection services. Did they know you could help them more effectively, at a lower cost?Then we saw “A Credit Union Member Walks Into a Car Dealership…” This revealed the necessity of positive, mutually-beneficial relationships with car dealers. It also raised the question of what your CU offers alongside that loan. You may know. Do your members?This post continues right from where we left off, finishing the buying process. We’ll look at how your credit union compares on the “easy scale” for loan closing, protection offerings, funding, and more. Remember, it’s always about getting the member what they really need…easily!Be Confident! Credit Unions Can Compete.What do you mean that’s not you and your dealer partners?What’s your loan team’s relationship with auto dealers? In the previous post, we saw the range from best buddies to mortal enemies, with everything in-between.Unless you are able to meet all your lending goals through tent sales, you’re going to need to work with dealers. That doesn’t mean you have to be a pushover!Explain to your dealer partners how members sent there may receive information about your ancillary services and financing. If the member wants to learn about dealer offerings, that’s their choice.Some members will just do everything at the dealer. Perfect for your indirect program, if you have one.Others will want to do it all on their phone before ever visiting the dealer. And stopping at a branch? Fat chance! Thus, how can you help accommodate this scenario? Does your technology allow it?Credit Unions Can Sell. Really!It shouldn’t matter how members choose to conduct their car search, financing research, and buying process. You simply need to provide the tools to make it easy.An unlikely, though fun, communication medium.Which leads us right into talking about your products! Ok, maybe not talking, but some form of member interaction, whether chat, clean website/app, or something else. It’s for them as much as for you!This is where you guide members through what you can offer. Explain why each matters to them (Big Data comes in handy here) and how you are helping reduce their risk, expenses, while preserving peace of mind.It sounds like selling. Maybe you’re not about selling to members. Then let’s change the word: Helping. Would you be willing to help your members choose what services make the most sense for their situation?Since you’re not always doing it in-person, yes, that means some pretty awesome site and mobile app design. You can do it!I was “sold” GAP by my credit union like this:“Ok, so your loan is approved. Do you want GAP? It can pay the difference between your loan and insurance payout in the event of your vehicle being totaled. It’ll be $$ more per month.”I declined. Shocked?I’m Just BrowsingIf you’re at a store and someone asks if you need help, what do you say? “No thanks. I’m just browsing.”In this case, I’m just browsing the ancillary services. If you present them as I expect, ie. selling, I won’t be interested. Yet maybe it’s actually perfect for me! Creating a beneficial relationship for all parties means the experience is better for your members (and the credit union, too!).Then there’s the question of “selling”. There are two extremes. We covered one in the first part: Companies trying to sell your members questionable products they may or may not even need.The other extreme is not mentioning anything to a member. You probably fall somewhere in the middle, and that’s a great place to start.Now, it’s up to you to make sure you provide the best everything for a member. And ensure it’s clear and easy for them!Because isn’t “serving members the best” what your credit union is all about?center_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joe Winn What do you get when you mix auto loan programs with a desire to help others? Well, approaches that make a difference, of course. So what do you get when … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Copa America: Targeted Messi says refs don’t want to protect him

first_imgArgentina captain Lionel Messi was at the centre of some rough tackles during their game with Colombia last Friday, and when he confronted the referee about it all, his complaints were shrugged off.According to the Barcelona superstar, the referee wasn’t prepared to give him any sort of protection, but instead reminded him how the game is played in South America.Messi admitted that he approached the official to talk about a few of the challenges he received during the game, but it fell on deaf ears.”I asked him about a couple of incidents and he said ‘This is South America and this is how the game is played here’,” Messi told Marca.“I guess they (referees) call the shots on the pitch and they choose what to allow.”The Argentine saw his side progress to the Copa America semi-finals, as they saw off Colombia in a closely contested penalty shootout. Messi has played in all four of Argentina’s Copa America games and has only managed to score one goal in the competition so far.–last_img read more

Inside the Dodgers: Suddenly, ‘depth’ isn’t the Dodgers’ buzzword anymore

first_imgThen there’s the bullpen. For all their issues, the Dodgers have asked the same nine pitchers to make 94 percent of their relief appearances. Kenley Jansen, Joe Kelly and Yimi Garcia can’t be optioned to the minor leagues, so not every bullpen spot is flexible. Yet in spite of few injury issues, the Dodgers aren’t churning through relievers. The available in-house replacements (J.T. Chargois, Jaime Schultz, Brock Stewart, Dennis Santana, Josh Sborz, Adam McCreery) either haven’t pitched well enough at Triple-A to warrant a call-up, or the organization has preferred to keep them in their Triple-A rotation. Or both.Injuries haven’t been an issue on the position player side, either, because the Dodgers have done more than tread water in the absence of Corey Seager and A.J. Pollock (and, more briefly, Russell Martin and Austin Barnes). They have the National League’s best record by a six-game margin. Andrew Friedman can afford to look ahead to the postseason as he contemplates trade offers in the weeks to come.This newsletter isn’t about which relievers the Dodgers should try to acquire. It’s about how the deadline calculus changes for a roster carried not by its depth, but by its stars. Consider that 17 players finished last season with at least 1 WAR, and none with more than 4.5. You’d be challenged to find a pennant-winning team with more parity.The distribution of talent among the top 17 Dodgers this year looks very different. At the top is Cody Bellinger, who’s on pace for 13.5 WAR. Next is pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, on pace for 8.3. Checking in at number 17 is Russell Martin, who’s on pace for 0.9. That’s a big gap, but even this exercise in quantification doesn’t totally capture the difference between year’s club and last year’s. Baseball Reference’s version of WAR notoriously underestimates the value of catcher framing (FanGraphs, which incorporates framing into its WAR statistic, has Martin on pace for 1.6 WAR) and nobody’s version of WAR is the best way to value a pitcher (especially relievers). The smell test works better: If I told you in conversation that Cody Bellinger was your team’s best player in 2019 and Russell Martin is your team’s 17th-best player, you’d understand. That sounds like a pretty big gap, and it is.What does that mean on a practical level? We know the Dodgers could use more reliable relief pitching. That’s the first trade priority. The second priority isn’t as obvious, but maybe it should be. There’s a steep dropoff from the best player on the Dodgers’ 25-man roster to the worst, and their 40-man roster isn’t terribly impressive from 26 through 40. Bellinger and Hyun-Jin Ryu have been healthy to this point in the season – knock on wood – but if either were lost to injury, that six-game tower over the NL standings might topple. The Dodgers’ in-house depth simply isn’t what it was even a year ago. Friedman has spoken so often about the value of roster depth (here’s one such piece from April), one wonders how much of a priority he’ll place on upgrading those 26-through-40 spots before the deadline. I’m not even sure what that would look like. The Phillies just bought Brad Miller from the Yankees, who had the 29-year-old infielder parked at Triple-A. Miller’s .754 OPS is basically average, but that type of player can be useful for a playoff-bound team. Once their bullpen issue(s) are addressed, the Dodgers – who coincidentally released Miller in spring training – might be looking to stock up on Brad Millers.-J.P.Editor’s note: Thanks for reading the Monday June 17 edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.Dodgers links:Shut down – Dodgers drop another one-run game to Giants.Redemption song – Martin bounced back from an 0-for-3 start to deliver a Sunday win with his bat and his glove.Unsung hero – Dino Ebel’s decision to send Chris Taylor on a hit to shallow left field paid off.Best of the best – The Dodgers possess one of three elite-tier lineups in baseball, writes Jay Jaffe for ESPN.Let’s start a rumor – Jim Bowden of The Athletic suggests the Dodgers could line up with the Royals on a Whit Merrifield trade, but Royals GM Dayton Moore suggests it won’t be that easy.Trouble at home – For Venezuelan baseball players, political turmoil back home makes the 162-game season even more arduous.The old man and ‘the ocean’ – Max Muncy explained why he owes his career to his father, Lee.Daddy day – The videos of Clayton Kershaw’s and Kenley Jansen’s kids on the field at Dodger Stadium on Sunday are predictably adorable.Way to go – What does it look like when the players you trade away immediately get better, and the players you acquire immediately get worse? Ladies and gentlemen, your 2019 St. Louis Cardinals. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Editor’s note: This is the Monday June 17 edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here.Wednesday marks six weeks until baseball’s trade deadline. It’s a hard deadline this year. There will be no August trades for players who clear waivers. While that makes for more drama, and fewer explanations required by baseball beat writers, it also accelerates the process for a general manager. There’s a reason we went straight from the amateur draft to trade talk – and, in the case of the Mariners and Yankees, an actual blockbuster trade over the weekend. There’s less time to make a deal than ever.With that in mind, I wanted to address a general observation about this year’s Dodgers team. I almost didn’t write about this because it’s so hard to quantify. (I tried anyway.) It’s the idea of “depth” as a buzzword for describing how the Dodgers are succeeding – something that was eminently true last year, and not as much this year.To be clear, the Dodgers have some depth. Will Smith came up from Triple-A and was completely capable in a six-game injury replacement cameo. Matt Beaty has been sub-replacement level by Wins Above Replacement, but there’s something to be said for a guy who has nine RBIs in his first 20 major league games. Ross Stripling and Julio Urías were so trustworthy as starting pitchers, one or both of them might hop into the rotation soon to give the Dodgers’ other starting pitchers a blow.last_img read more