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Bill Kreutzmann Sits In With Leftover Salmon For Grateful Dead Songs At The Fillmore

first_imgJamgrass legends Leftover Salmon brought their wares to San Francisco, CA last night, hitting the famed The Fillmore venue along their winter tour. The stop in San Francisco had a surprise visitor, however, as the band called upon Bill Kreutzmann to lend a hand on an appropriate Grateful Dead cover.Kreutzmann joined the fold for a great rendition of “Playing In The Band,” a hitting choice considering he was literally playing in the band. Check out a video of the performance below, courtesy of Benjy Eisen.Kreutzmann also played on “New Speedway Boogie” with Salmon, adding his drums to the celebratory performance. The show was also held on the 50th anniversary of the Human Be In, which took place in San Francisco, and the energy of that historic moment was felt by all in attendance.You can see the band’s video of “New Speedway” embedded below.[Cover photo via acidpalace // Instagram]last_img read more

Samsung Pay takes on Apple Pay, but goes further

first_imgby: Lance UlanoffSamsung introduced the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge on Sunday, two sleek new smartphones that both feature the new Samsung Pay.Like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay will let you enter your credit card information and create a tokenization that protects that information — creating a unique credit card number for each device — and payment data. It will even come with physical authentication in the form of a re-engineered fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S6: No more swipe, just tap your finger or thumb. It’s very Apple Touch ID-esque.Last month, Apple told us that a huge percentage of mobile payments at some major retailers are through its NFC-enabled Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.But we know that very few smartphone-enabled mobile payments are taking place overall — so big percentages don’t quite make a trend.Part of the holdup: Not all retailers are on board with the new payment systems. Not every point of sale has an NFC kiosk, and even some that do have disabled NFC while they wait for other options. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Maryland president Wallace Loh reverses retirement decision, will remain in charge until 2020

first_imgAfter previously planning to retire in the wake of several athletic department scandals, University of Maryland president Wallace Loh reversed course Wednesday, announcing that he would serve in his role for the 2019-20 academic year before stepping down. “For eight years, I have been honored to serve the state’s flagship institution as the accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students and alumni have propelled Maryland to new heights,” Loh said in a statement provided to The Diamondback, Maryland’s independent student newspaper. “The (UMD board of regents) discussed with me having a smooth transition of leadership, and we mutually agreed upon a retirement date of June 2020. With all of Maryland’s supporters, I look forward to what we will accomplish together.” MORE: A timeline of the events that led to Jordan McNair’s death Loh has been sharply criticized for overseeing an athletic department racked by claims of improper conduct. An independent report released Sept. 21, 2018, found Maryland trainers mishandled the care of football player Jordan McNair, who died of heatstroke suffered at a team workout last summer. A separate independent commission report released in October outlined instances of verbal abuse from coaches toward football players and found Loh should bear “some responsibility” for ongoing athletic department dysfunction. Loh reportedly wanted to fire former football coach DJ Durkin immediately after the October report, but the school’s board of regents wanted to keep Durkin and made it clear to Loh he needed to reinstate the coach in order to keep his own job. (The regents only have the power to dismiss Loh; all other personnel decisions are delegated to Loh). Rather than taking a stand against the regents, Loh followed the board’s recommendation before changing his mind the next day under public criticism and dismissing Durkin. Soon after, ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor and prominent Maryland alum Scott Van Pelt called for Loh to leave immediately rather than delay his announced retirement until this summer. “It seems like everyone went into cover-your-own-ass mode and the worst type of crab-in-a-bucket behavior imaginable,” Van Pelt said on the network. “My question is, given their roles in this, how can Wallace Loh and athletic director Damon Evans remain? It feels as if there has to be a complete cultural reset.” The university’s provost and every academic dean signed a letter dated Nov. 1 asking Loh to not retire and instead continue his presidency indefinitely.last_img read more