Jamgrass 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]
NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler, in a letter yesterday, outlined credit unions’ guiding principles for Congress to keep in mind as it works on a legislative solution for data and cybersecurity standards. NAFCU is a leading advocate for a national data security standard for all entities that collect and hold consumers’ personal and financial information.Thaler was responding to a request for comments from Reps. Greg Walden, R-Ore., and Bob Latta, R-Ohio, on data breach legislation. Walden is the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Latta is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection.NAFCU’s guiding principles for data security legislation, as outlined in Thaler’s letter, include: 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »
38 Tigris St, Riverhills.THIS home is picture perfect.Even the tradesmen love everything about it when they come by.Owners Cyrous and Susan Imani have lived at 38 Tigris St, Riverhills for 16 years and have renovated it over time, adding a modern touch to their home. 38 Tigris St, Riverhills.Mr Imani, 70, said he loved spending time in the swimming pool during the summer time.“Now that we are getting older, we want to be somewhere where there’s low maintenance living,” he said.The home is in a convenient location close to shops, schools, childcare, and city bus service. 38 Tigris St, Riverhills.The couple have added an ensuite to the main bedroom, and now have a media room.The hallway and bathroom have new tiles.Mr Imani said he loved spending time outdoors and enjoyed tending to the gardens.“Anyone who passes our place says how beautiful it is,” he said.The lovely three-bedroom home with an ensuite features artistic landscaped gardens, an airconditioned living area, and a sunroom. More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Floating timber floors have been laid in all the bedrooms.Mr Imani said his wife was a good cook and he loved the kitchen area a lot. 38 Tigris St, Riverhills.The rear courtyard is adjacent to a private in-ground swimming pool. It provides access to the self-contained granny flat with its bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom. Alternatively, this could be used as a private studio or workshop. 38 Tigris St, Riverhills.Centenary Real Estate selling agent Leela Mendis said the home was very cosy and had a great outdoor area for entertaining after a hard day at work. A real bonus are the solar panels on the roof, which cost in excess of $20,000 and will significantly reduce electricity costs.
The England international was booked on the half-hour for trying to stop Joe Hart kicking from his hands, and eight minutes later he was dismissed for a late and needless foul on James Milner. Smalling put the episode behind him and went on to establish himself as a first-team regular under Van Gaal, who handed the player a new four-year contract in April. The United manager has been so impressed by the 25-year-old that he has tipped him to take the captain’s armband once Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick retire. “Wayne Rooney is the captain and so you don’t have worry and then (vice-captain) Michael Carrick, but when they are gone then Chris Smalling can do that, so I push him also in that situation,” Van Gaal said. The former Fulham centre-back played a key part in United’s victories over City, Liverpool and Tottenham in the spring, which all but secured Champions League qualification. And he has started this season in the same form. Almost a quarter of the way into the season, he is the only player to have started every match under Van Gaal. The Dutchman feels Smalling has become more vocal and that has been crucial to his development. “He has done it by himself,” Van Gaal added. Smalling will be one of the first names on Van Gaal’s teamsheet when United host City at Old Trafford on Sunday. Van Gaal branded Smalling “stupid” last year for his performance in the Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium. Louis van Gaal believes Chris Smalling is destined to become Manchester United captain. “There is a lot of advice. It is about how we defend as a team. He is a part of that and I wanted him to speak. “He also has the talent to speak. That makes him easy to coach. “Because of that I made him a leader of the team. “He has made steps and also in a tactical way. When you give instruction in terms of organisation you need someone to understand that. “David de Gea has the best view and then the central defenders so I demand of my defenders that they speak.” Van Gaal’s injury problems were so severe at the start of last term that Michael Carrick had to fill in at centre-back when Smalling was sent off last November. Smalling, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans, Luke Shaw, Rafael, Carrick and Angel di Maria – among others – suffered injury problems throughout the season. Van Gaal frankly admitted he was to blame for United’s crippling injury crisis at the start of his maiden campaign. “That was my fault,” said Van Gaal, who put his players through punishing double training sessions on their tour of the United States shortly after he took over. “I was training them harder but they were not used to training like that. I am convinced you have to train, now they are used to that step. “I also let players go because of that and I buy new players. “I think they are more used to my training sessions. You can see that with the new players. You can see which players are always injured. “In my career I never had injuries like that. I have always preferred small selections (squads). I think I have the smallest selection in the Premier League.” When asked whether he thought his squad was too small, Van Gaal said: “No, it is not otherwise I would have had a bigger squad. I believe in smaller squads because you need perspective otherwise the motivation is a doubt. “Last season we had 24 players. We sold 15 players and bought five. This year we sold again and sent on loan 10 players and only six players we bought. “I think 22 players and three goalkeepers is enough so I am still one short.” Van Gaal believes the packed English schedule is not helping United, their top-flight rivals or the national side. He added: “There is no winter break and I think that is the most evil thing of this culture. It is not good for English football. “It is not good for the clubs or the national team. I think you should change it. England haven’t won anything for how many years? Because all the players are exhausted at the end of the season.” Press Association
National Esports Tournament, a competition for schools, is returning for a second year and is welcoming XMA-Viglen as its partner. The tournament aims to help students become interested in technology and increase their awareness of the esports industry.XMA-Viglen is an IT solutions company that will work alongside PlayStation to support the tournament – which is being run and organised by Digital Schoolhouse. This year’s National Esports Tournament takes place using Blizzard’s Overwatch.The Grand Final of this tournament, which takes place in April and coincides with the London Games Festival, will see 20 schools face off against each other at Gfinity’s esports arena in London. The competitors will play on British-built Viglen computers provided by XMA-Viglen.Regional qualifiers will kick off in Manchester on March 6th, Bristol on March 12th, and Kingston on March 13th in GAME’s Belong arenas. There will also be a qualifier held at Staffordshire University on March 7th. The winners of the aforementioned Grand Final will be awarded with a custom, handmade trophy designed by UK games studio, Creative Assembly.Craig Connell, Commercial Manager, XMA-Viglen discussed the company’s involvement with the tournament: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to be involved with the Digital Schoolhouse, with our long standing experience within education and our Viglen range, it’s a great partnership. With the recent launch of our New Gaming PC’s; the Incepta range, it made perfect sense to work in conjunction with DSH and UKIE.”Pablo Calvo, Esport Coach and Marketing Manager also commented on the event: “I wanted to help develop the UK esports scene from within, guiding students in their potential career paths. It’s one of the toughest choices we make, so ensuring students have the information available is vital and what better way than showing them? That’s what the tournament does and I think that’s already a huge win for them.”Esports Insider says: Making young children aware of new, emerging career options is vital, and Digital Schoolhouse has done a great job with the National Esports Tournament so far. We look forward to seeing it return, and great that they have another partner on board.
Dear Editor,It is an interesting dialogue on identity that has surfaced. As a youth I embraced being a member of each race in Guyana via my family history and would easily identify with our country’s motto. It was not until leaving to study in the States that I was given ethnic boxes to select. “Select your ethnicity” was the request. Never in Guyana was this question asked. Based on our family’s history I would easily choose all 5/6 races/people of our nation (no one distinguished between those from Portugal and other parts of Europe on their forms) thus 5 would be chosen. It never came to mind to neglect parts of my family’s history. It was not until I came back home that I noticed the increased separation between each race of Guyana. This new environment being rooted in what many say are our harsh political realities.When I first heard Afro Guyanese this made me smile and think if you have an Afro your with that group, Indo Guyanese (what am I into doing?), if you are making a dollar now you are Amerindian, if you eat Chinese food you are Chinese, if you cook with ghee you are from Portugal, etc… It was a childish perspective that we use to share in a respectful manner. The school child in each of us use to establish a nice base for friendly interaction and the building of long & strong relationships.However, from watching and listening I quickly came to realize that the topic of race in our nation has escalated in sensitivity to the point where the harmless jokes of our youth are no longer acceptable and are frowned upon. Many of these jokes have even morphed into a very disrespectful tone and manner. Now many Guyanese prefer an individual to identify with only one ethnic/racial group. To a larger extent mutual understanding and respect has left our shores. The recent past has taken unity and significantly broken the linkages we fondly shared.On the other hand, given the young age of our Nation we still have a good opportunity before us to restart our interracial interactions from a position of mutual respect for each other, where we take the time to listen to each other and then “treat others the way they would like to be treated”. That’s correct, the way they would like to be treated and not the way you or I would like to be treated when interacting with another ethnic group. After all one man’s meat is another man’s poison, and to keep this in mind allows for the eventual return of civility and the deescalation of the racial tension & racial violence currently throughout our nation.There is beauty and strength in diversity and that’s why our motto continues to be the foundation upon which we are still trying to build. The strength of one may be the weakness of another and understanding how to create a highly functional, effective and successful team to form a stronger & more beautiful mosaic that is Guyana continues to be our beautiful country’s ambition.Best regards,Jamil Changlee