Rare Bob Dylan Interview From 1962 Comes To Life In New Animation

first_imgThe beloved PBS series Blank on Blank does incredible work reviving old interviews, bringing them to life with fresh animation that captures the spirit of these classic conversations. We recently shared a video in the series spotlighting Frank Zappa and his disdain for “fads,”, but today it’s the freewheelin’ Bob Dylan who gets the animation treatment.The new Blank on Blank episode captures an interview with Bob Dylan conducted in 1962 by Cynthia Gooding, focusing on the singer/songwriter at the brink of his incredible career. Dylan had signed a contract with Columbia Records and was working on his first release at the time, and even played a few songs during the interview session.The animation itself focuses on the spoken part of the hourlong segment, where Dylan reflects on his own songwriting and looks ahead at what he believes will be an unsuccessful career. “I‘m never going to become rich and famous,” he says. Watch the Blank on Blank webisode below.For more from this conversation with a 20-year-old Dylan, head here.last_img read more

Frendly Gathering Announces 2018 Artist Lineup Additions

first_imgToday, Frendly Gathering announced a new wave of additions to the artist lineup for the 2018 edition of the event, set to take place June 28th – 30th at Sugarbush Resort in Waitsfield, VT. New additions to the lineup include The Devil Makes Three, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Kat Wright, and White Denim. Other new additions include Emancipator, Keznamdi, Lynx, The Relative, Peace in the Valley, Sabouyama, and Django.The new additions join a previously announced lineup featuring perennial host band and local natives Twiddle as well as Greensky Bluegrass, Kamasi Washington, Trevor Hall, Spafford, Kevin Morby, The Suffers, Algiers, Suitcase Junket, Upstate Rubdown, Luke Mitrani, Lowdown Brass Band, Smalltalker, Strange Machines, Satsang, Disco Phantom, Taka, Juptr, and Alexandra Harley. The event will also feature a special set from Nahko (Medicine for the People) and Mihali (Twiddle).This year marks the event’s second year at Sugarbush, located roughly one hour outside Burlington, VT. The event, hosted by professional snowboarders Danny Davis and Jack Mitriani, began as a 250-person gathering of friends and has grown into a full three-day festival.As Mitriani explains:“Our first Frendly Gathering started with a first generation iPod and a speaker that we rented. Eight years later it’s pretty surreal to see what this collaborative grassroots project has turned into. Next level excited for The Devil Makes Three and Greensky Bluegrass. Also, the combination of Trevor Hall, Twiddle, and Nahko is going to bring some serious magic. To be honest, there is not a single band on the list that I am not excited to see. I have endless gratitude for all of the “frends” who gave us their input to make this Frendly Gathering the best year yet. If you are reading this, I hope to see you in person this June!”Weekend Passes for the 2018 edition of Frendly Gathering are now on sale here. RV & Camping passes are also available. To purchase your tickets, learn more about the 2018 event, or find out more about Frendly Gathering’s background, head to the event website.last_img read more

2014 French Broad River Festival Almost Upon Us

first_imgThe 17th annual French Broad River Festival in Hot Springs, N.C., is coming up next weekend May 2-4, and this could prove to be the best year yet in the long history of this growing tradition.What started as a humble river festival to benefit American Whitewater has turned into one of the most vibrant family friendly events in the Blue Ridge. Taking place each year at the Hot Springs Campground and Spa, festival goers partake in rafting and mountain bike racing, a Paddle with the Pros event, an outdoor gear auction, arts, crafts and plenty of live music. Headliners include Toubab Krewe, Sol Driven Train, Dangermuffin and many more.Visit the festival website for more information!last_img read more

Humility: The oxygen of strong leadership

first_img 186SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sarah Marshall Sarah Marshall is a consultant in the credit union industry, and can be reached for partnership and speaking opportunities through Your Credit Union Partner. Her background in community development includes … Web: https://yourcupartner.org Details Management and leadership have many areas of overlap, but not every function is the same. In our work, we spend a lot of time thinking about management. Our concerns revolve around the day-to-day – we think about things like an upcoming audit or the employee who called out sick on a busy day. Management is the function of processes, systems and performance measures. Management is critical. Leadership is the people function. Leadership is the function that is concerned with inspiring and motivating people rather than directing them. Leadership also matters. Leadership’s objective is to develop the full potential of the team, and the individuals that make up the team. A good manager is also a leader – it is the person who keeps their eye on both the processes and the people with a genuine concern for both. In the best case scenario, the highest level of management leads the team, and the executives are chosen for both their leadership traits and management abilities. In other cases, an organization’s real leader is not the top manager, or even in a management role at all. One of the greatest conflicts between the two functions is the attribute of humility. Humility is a trait that leaders exhibit, which includes a willingness to put others over themselves.  This Harvard Business Review article indicates when a person is promoted to a management position, they become less likely to receive negative feedback.  This reality, coupled with the power that comes with authority can inhibit managers from exhibiting humility necessary to become true leaders. Humility is also misunderstood.  It’s easy to confuse humility with traits that have negative connotations, and people overlook humility as a key leadership characteristic because it is a quiet trait in our loud society. It is the characteristic that makes others willing to follow because the follower knows that the leader has their best interest in mind. A leader also has a team with the potential to become strong leaders individually, because people are encouraged to live up to their individual potential. Here are a few definitions of what humility is and is not. Humility is not self- deprecation.  This is the area where humility most takes on a negative connotation. Humility is often defined as not thinking of yourself above others. However, a humble person can still have strong confidence and take decisive action. A humble person is not someone who thinks poorly of themselves. A humble person is only one who does not place their importance above others, particularly those with fewer resources, influence or authority. Humility is owning mistakes and weaknesses.  A humble person already recognizes their ideas might not be the best and are ok with the reality that they are wrong at times. They also recognize (and hire!) those under them who have strengths in areas they do not. A humble person can apologize to someone junior to them when things do not go well and they are at fault. Humility recognizes the strengths in others. Humility is letting others be who they are. Letting others be who they are goes deeper than being open to new ideas.  A team or department is diverse by nature, and there is complexity in relationships that goes deeper than the things we see on the surface.  A humble leader still manages people by disciplining when necessary, and giving feedback on areas for growth. However, they also let people have their own unique strengths and voice. Humility includes other’s ideas. Because of the reasons listed above, the ideas of others, and not just the person with formal authority, have the opportunity to rise to the top. And this is what makes leaders great. A group of people working with unity can accomplish great things, and when people’s voices matter and the best ideas have the opportunity to flourish the team performs. And often the leader gets the credit, but a good leader gives the credit right back to the team. last_img read more

CFPB releases TRID assessment

first_img This post is currently collecting data… This is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img The CFPB Thursday published an assessment of the Truth in Lending Act/Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act integrated disclosure (TRID) rule. Of note, the bureau found that TRID has “improved consumers’ ability to locate key information, compare terms and costs between initial disclosures and final disclosures, and compare terms and costs across mortgage offers.”While the assessment found benefits for consumers, it also revealed that companies saw “sizeable implementation costs” under TRID, as well as increases to ongoing costs.In addition to the detailed assessment, the CFPB published a corresponding data flash outlining the types of changes that can occur during the mortgage origination process, their size and prevalence, and when they occur in the mortgage origination process.last_img read more

American fugitive arrested in Jakarta a known pedophile: Jakarta Police

first_imgMedlin later talked to SS and asked them to bring along their friends, LF and TR. Each child was promised Rp 2 million, Yusri went on to say.“[Medlin] asked one child to record his [sexual acts] with the other minors using his phone,” he said.Medlin, who entered Indonesia on a tourist visa last year, was apprehended at his residence on Monday after police questioned three minors.The US national has been on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) wanted list for crimes related to an investment scam in bitcoin stocks, Yunus said, adding the scam totaled $722 million. (rfa)Topics : The US authorities’ investigation found that Medlin recorded his sexual acts on video – a practice he would do again in his most recent crime involving an Indonesian child, according to Yusri.Read also: Children ‘trapped’ in pornography: KPAIDuring his stay in Jakarta, Medlin had contacted a local 20-year-old woman, identified only as A, who was known to have ties to child trafficking, the police spokesperson said.“[Medlin] asked A via WhatsApp to introduce him to a minor. A then introduced him to the victim, SS, who is still 15 years of age,” Yusri said. Russ Albert Medlin, an American fugitive recently arrested in Jakarta for alleged sexual assault against minors, is a known pedophile in his home country, according to Jakarta Police.Jakarta Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Yusri Yunus said Medlin had previously been charged in connection to sexual violence against a 14-year-old in the United States prior to his arrest in Indonesia.“[He] was charged with sexual violence against a minor twice by a district court in Nevada between 2006 and 2008, and had served two years in prison,” he said on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com.last_img read more

Buyers urged to do their research if buying property off the plan

first_imgAn aerial view of residential housing on the Gold Coast.But he said it wasn’t all doom and gloom.“The good news is that house price growth is likely to remain strong due to the growing demand for existing affordable dwelling options and the desire to live in established coastal areas with an unrivalled lifestyle and good infrastructure,” he said.“This is driven by ongoing population growth from high levels of interstate buyers, high migration levels to coastal areas (particularly among Baby Boomers), a growing economy and a relatively buoyant labour market in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. RiskWise Property Research CEO Doron Peleg is warning buyers to “proceed with caution” before buying an off-the-plan property.DON’T get caught up in the hype of the Games.That’s the message from RiskWise Property Research CEO Doron Peleg.Mr Peleg said it was best to “proceed with caution” before signing on the dotted line and buying an off-the-plan property.He said while the Games would help put the Gold Coast property market on the world map, it was wise to do comprehensive research and risk analysis before purchasing. Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast.. Picture: Destination Gold Coast“The clear majority of these properties will be off-the-plan units, and these carry a high level of risk due to the potential for oversupply in some areas” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“This means buyers should proceed with caution as they could carry equity risk, cashflow risk and settlement risk.“Our research shows that 10,614 new units will be added to the Gold Coast property market over the next 24 months. “While this represents a small increase and is unlikely to have any significant impact on the market, Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, Hope Island and Southport have a larger number of units in the pipeline, and these areas do carry a high level of risk.”center_img An aerial view of residential apartments on the Gold Coast.The research house’s analysis shows the region has delivered solid property price growth over the past five years at 36 per cent for houses and 23 per cent for units.CoreLogic’s regional market update to December 2017 places the median house price at 634,423, while the median unit price is $411, 229.RiskWise Property Review was formed in 2016 with the goal of providing property risk advise and research services to help its clients make informed purchasing decisionslast_img read more

OGA Looks to Spark Interest in UKCS 30th Licencing Round

first_imgThe Oil and Gas Authority UK (OGA) has announced a suite of measures designed to make data openly available and stimulate interest in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) ahead of the 30th offshore licensing round.The 30th offshore licensing round will focus on the more mature areas of the UKCS – some of which were last offered for licensing more than 40 years ago – and is expected to be the most significant offshore round in recent decades.The measures announced today include:A series of freely available subsurface data packages for circa 140 relinquished discoveries, including well and seismic data (from Common Data Access), well tops (from OGA/BGS) and selected seismic images (from CGG, PGS and WesternGeco)Technical montages for 60 discoveries, including the discovery’s history, static and dynamic information and digital subsurface data to be used in interpretation softwareThe launch of a technology event in Aberdeen in August, jointly hosted with the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC)An interactive map, showing undeveloped discoveriesAn interactive map, showing all licence relinquishments since 2014The technology showcase event will focus on how technology can help unlock these future oil and gas developments in the upcoming 30th offshore licensing round.The event will bring operators, prospective investors and technology developers together at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre the week starting August 21, 2017, and will cover technology areas that are critical for the economic development of marginal fields, including seismic, well construction, subsea tie-backs, and efficient standalone facility concepts. The agenda will include presentations by the OGA on acreage and opportunities available in the licensing round, by the OGTC on support available to technology development, and slots for technology providers to showcase proposed solutions.In addition, the OGA is also preparing a number of exploration focused data sets for public release. These will include the publication of UKCS-wide satellite gravity data, regional geological maps and associated databases covering the Central North Sea and Moray Firth, joined digital well logs and several geological databases including core analysis and pressure data.Gunther Newcombe, OGA operations director, said: “We know that more than 3 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) remain in approximately 350 undeveloped discoveries across the UKCS. Data and technology are key to unlocking as many of these undeveloped discoveries as possible. That’s why we’re making this data openly available; to provide useful insights into each discovery and the potential these may hold.“We want to see swift deployment of technology to help unlock many of these discoveries which is why we have also launched, in partnership with the OGTC, a technology event in August to bring operators and technology providers together with the 30th offshore licensing Rorund and beyond very much in mind.”last_img read more

Small adjustment keys Stoddard in Empire State win

first_imgTyler Stoddard became a first-time IMCA Modified Empire State Series winner on July 15 at Thunder Mountain Speedway. The win was also his first in the division since 2015 and came after “a ton” of second-place showings. (Photo by Mojo Photos)CENTER LISLE, N.Y. (July 15) – Tyler Stoddard has seen a lot of countryside traveling to a lot of different tracks over the seven years he’s followed the Empire State Series for IMCA Modifieds.On Saturday, he got his first view of the tour from victory lane.Stoddard won his first career series feature, and first IMCA Modified event since 2015, at Thunder Mountain Speedway. The 2016 tour runner-up noted that he’d made one small adjustment, suggested by car builder Bob Bills by text earlier in the day.“It seems like I’ve always been the bridesmaid. I’ve got a ton of second-place finishes,” he said. “This win was just unbelievable especially because going into this race we had been having setup issues with the car.”Stoddard started outside pole and fell back to third briefly before getting the second spot, behind Gary Lamphere.Three early cautions came out but Stoddard had the lead before midway in the 20-lapper.Lapped traffic was not a factor as Bumps Scott, Rich Michael Jr., Will Ward and Keith Jack Lamphere chased Stoddard to the $750 checkers.“Once I got out front I just put it on cruise control and concentrated on hitting my marks,” Stoddard said.Feature results – 1. Tyler Stoddard; 2. Bumps Scutt; 3. Rich Michael Jr.; 4. Will Ward; 5. Keith Jack Lamphere; 6. Gary Roberts; 7. Rodney Morgan; 8. Ray McClure; 9. Mike Stoddard; 10. Gary Lamphere; 11. Billy Ward; 12. Keith Lamphere Sr.; 13. Dan Searles; 14. Eric Boynton; 15. Brad Smith.last_img read more