Formula 5 Reveals 30+ Dates For Summer Tour

first_imgUpstate New York-based funk jam band Formula 5 has announced a 31-show summer tour throughout the Northeast and stretching into the Midwest. The extensive tour, which will keep the quartet on the road through September, features multiple festival dates as well as shows alongside acts like Sprocket, Teddy Midnight, Pink Talking Fish, and more. After a pair of shows last week, the band will keep things moving in NY’s Finger Lakes region with a trio of shows in Rochester, Canandaigua, and Johnson City. Made up of guitarist/vocalist Joe Davis, drummer Greg Merek, bassist James Woods, and keyboardist/vocalist Matt Richards, Formula 5 has been attracting a rapidly growing fanbase with their mix of original, improvisational music and diverse and interesting covers. The band has been busy in 2016, opening for Twiddle in February, holding a month-long residency at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT, performing at a Bernie Sanders rally in Albany on April 11th, and sharing the stage with talented peers like The Jauntee, Strange Machines, Gubbilidis, Haley Jane and the Primates, Teddy Midnight, and Goose.Check out F5Jams.com for soundboard recordings of select shows throughout the tour. You can watch footage of the band’s 2/3/16 performance at Nectar’s below:Check out the full schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details.Formula 5 Upcoming Tour Dates:May 19 Flour City Station, Rochester, NY ?May 20 V Pub, Canandaigua NY$May 21 Ransom Steele Tavern, Johnson City, NYJune 3 Funk n Waffles, Syracuse, NY&June 9-12 Disc Jam Music Festival, Stephentown, NYJune 15 The Saint, Asbury Park, NJJune 16 The Acoustic, Bridgeport, [email protected] 17 89 North Music Venue, Patchogue, NY ++June 18 King Neptune’s, Lake George, NYJune 24 Olive’s, Nyack, [email protected] 25 The Press Room, Portsmouth, NY “”July 7 Ohana Music Festival, Fairfax, VTJuly 8 – Kings Rook, Erie, PAJuly 9 Irish Bob’s, Youngstown, OHJuly 11 Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, OHJuly 14 Beachland, Cleveland, OH%July 15 Stanley’s, Cincinatti, OH%July 16 James Street Gastropub, Pittsburgh, PAJuly 21 The Waterhole, Saranac Lake, NYJuly 22 Bellstock, East Jewett, NYJuly 23 American Beauty, NYC!July 28, Nectar’s, VT ()August 2 Dutch Apple Boat Cruise, Albany, NYAugust 5 BSP Lounge, Kingston, NY =August 6 Backwoods Pondfest, Peru, NYAugust 12 The Downtown Barn, Liberty, NYAugust 18 King Neptune’s, Lake George, NY >? with Stereo Nest$ with Haewa# with Triple Down and Ultra Vibe& with Michael Mwenso & the [email protected] with The Fluid Druids++ with Funkin A and Wild Adriatic“” with Revibe~ Phish post show with Pink Talking Fish% with Foto! with Sprocket() Tumbledown Pre-Party with Teddy Midnight= with The Other Brothers>< with Goose<> with lespeciallast_img read more

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Fruition Announces New EP & Releases Pro-Shot Video Of “Fire” From Red Rocks 2017

first_imgFruition Upcoming Tour Dates:August 7 – Hope, AK – Creekbend CompanyAugust 8 – Anchorage, AK – WilliwawAugust 10 – Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater #August 11 – Livingston, MT – Pine Creek LodgeAugust 12 – Alta, WY – Grand Targhee Bluegrass FestivalAugust 14 – Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera HouseAugust 15 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up AspenAugust 18 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater %September 12 – Arcata, CA – HumbrewsSeptember 13 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel &September 15 – Templeton, CA – Whale Rock Music FestivalSeptember 23 – East Aurora, NY – Borderland FestivalSeptember 26 – Ferndale, MI – Otus Supply @September 27 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme @September 28 – Chicago, IL – Martyrs’ @September 29 – Winona, MN – Boats and BluegrassSeptember 30 – Milwaukee, WI – Colectivo @October 03 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest Cafe @October 04 – Baltimore, MD – 8×10 @October 05 – Arrington, VA – The FestyOctober 07 – Ontario, CA – Huck Finn JubileeOctober 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle ^October 11 – Washington, DC – Union Stage ^ @October 12 – TBAOctober 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl ^October 17 – Cincinnati, OH – 20th Century Theater @October 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Breck TrekOctober 19 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands @October 20 – Fayetteville, WV – Bridge JamNovember 15 – Bend, OR – Domino Room *November 16 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *November 17 – Seattle, WA – The Croc *January 15-21 – Port of Miami, FL – Jam Cruise# opening for Greensky Bluegrass% opening for Railroad [email protected] with Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival& with Bear Market Riot^ with The Lil Smokies* with Yak AttackView All Tour Dates On August 17th, the Portland jamgrass rockers of Fruition will release a new EP dubbed Fire. Featuring four tracks, Fire will be supported with an extensive fall tour following Fruition’s return to the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 18th with Railroad Earth. In addition to announcing the Fire EP, Fruition has also released a pro-shot video of the band’s live rendition of its title track, “Fire”, from Red Rocks in 2017.Per a press release, three of the EP’s four tracks—”Baby Let’s Go”, “Dirty Thieves”, and “Fire”—were recorded during the band’s recording sessions for their latest full-length album, Watching It All Fall Apart, which was produced by Tucker Martine (First Aid Kit, My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists). The remaining track, “New Colossus”, was mixed and engineered by Fruition’s own Tyler Thompson.Thus far, the band has also announced that the new EP’s first single, “Baby Let’s Go”, will be released on August 10th. However, the group has special plans for the official release of “Dirty Thieves” and “New Colossus”, with the band pledging to donate the proceeds from the first three months of digital sales and streaming of the two numbers.The Jay Cobb Anderson-penned “Dirty Thieves” was inspired after the band’s van was broken into during a show in San Francisco’s Mission district. Per a press release,The song references being woken up to the area’s homeless problem by the sound of shattered glass, feeling inconvenienced by the theft at first, but upon looking closer, seeing it as another human struggling to survive. It imagines them using what was taken to somehow improve their desperate situation that is all too often overlooked. Keeping in spirit with the song’s message, initial proceeds will go to San Francisco’s Community Housing Partnership whose mission is to help homeless people secure housing and become self-sufficient.As for “New Colossus”, Kellen Asebroek composed the song using lyrics from Emma Lazarus‘ similarly named poem engraved at the base of the Statue of Liberty. The first three months of proceeds from the song, which was also previously recorded as part of the band’s entry for NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, will aptly be donated to the National Immigration Law Center.Fruition’s new EP, Fire, is due out on August 17th. To pre-order the album, head here. Furthermore, the band has announced a number of new headlining dates in the fall, including new shows in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City, and more. At a number of these performances, Fruition will be joined by Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival and The Lil Smokies. The group has also announced a run across the Pacific Northwest in November with Yak Attack, marking Fruition’s first headlining shows in the region since their last New Year’s Eve run in Seattle and Portland.last_img read more

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Chainsmokers to perform at Purcell Pavilion

first_imgPurcell Pavilion will host its first concert since 2006 on April 27, 2018, when the Grammy Award-winning group The Chainsmokers will perform as part of IDEA Week, the University announced in a press release Thursday.“IDEA Week is a celebration of the entrepreneurial and creative energy, talent and leadership that are reinvigorating the South Bend-Elkhart region,” according to the release.One of the primary aims of the week-long event is to put “entrepreneurs, developers, makers, inventors, designers and investors” in contact with each other, and emphasize economic development in the local community.Event director Nick Swisher said The Chainsmokers concert will play an important role in this achieving this goal.“Including fun events, such as the performance by The Chainsmokers, is just one way to help attendees relax, unwind and meet other attendees,” he said in the release. “And maybe someone you meet becomes your next client, customer or business partner.”The concert is just one event of many that will comprise IDEA Week.“Other events include a comedy show by comedian Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias; startup competitions offering prizes worth hundreds of thousands of dollars; speakers; workshops; and a TEDx event,” according to the release.The Chainsmokers were scheduled to perform on campus in February 2016 in a concert organized by Tilt, a crowd-funding platform. However, it was cancelled due to contract negotiation issues. According to a report in the South Bend Tribune, these disagreements centered on “a University policy prohibiting performers from having drugs, alcohol, weapons or armor.”The Chainsmokers’ music spans a wide array of styles. Their first album “Memories … Do Not Open” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. In 2018, the group was nominated for both Grammys and iHeart Music Awards. Tickets for the concert will go on sale Feb. 9.Tags: Concert, Grammy Awards, Idea Week, iHeart Music Awards, Purcell Pavilion, The Chainsmokerslast_img read more

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Forest Whitaker Starts Previews in Hughie on Broadway

first_imgForest Whitaker Hughie Related Shows The Broadway debut of the season? Forest Whitaker will begin performances opposite Frank Wood in Hughie on February 8. Directed by Michael Grandage, Eugene O’Neill’s classic is scheduled to officially open on February 25 at the Booth Theatre.Hughie is set in the lobby of a small midtown hotel on the West Side of Manhattan. Whitaker plays Erie Smith, a drunken, small time hustler who is mourning the recent death of the hotel’s night clerk, Hughie. Erie regales the new night clerk (Wood) with tall-tales of his glory days and times spent with Hughie.The two-hander premiered on Broadway in 1964 with Jason Robards in the role of “Erie” Smith; it was last seen on the Great White Way in 1996 in a production directed by and starring Al Pacino.The limited engagement will run through June 12.center_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 27, 2016last_img read more

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Charlotte d’Amboise Will Return to Chicago on B’way

first_img View Comments Related Shows from $49.50 Isn’t it grand? Two-time Tony nominee Charlotte d’Amboise will return to Broadway’s Chicago on June 6, stepping in for Dylis Croman as Roxie Hart. The Tony-winning revival is playing at the Ambassador Theatre.d’Amboise received Tony nominations for her roles as Cassie in A Chorus Line and in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. Her other Main Stem credits include Pippin, Sweet Charity, Carrie, Company, Contact and Damn Yankees. Chicago also currently stars Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly, Ryan Silverman as Billy Flynn, Raymond Bokhour as Amos Hart, NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron “Mama” Morton and R. Lowe as Mary Sunshine. Jaime Camil will play Billy Flynn from May 31.center_img Chicago Charlotte d’Amboise (Photo: Jeremy Daniel)last_img read more

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Man Killed in Centereach Crash, Two Others Injured

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man was killed and two others injured in a two-car crash early Saturday morning in Centereach, Suffolk County police said.Moments before the fatal crash, the man was working on another vehicle along the right shoulder on northbound Nicolls Road, a police spokeswoman said. After he was done, the man got into a van and was attempting to make a U-turn when he was struck by another van entering Nicolls Road from Middle Country Road just after 1 a.m., the spokeswoman said.The man, who was not immediately identified pending notification of next of kin, was ejected from the vehicle, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.A passenger in his van was injured, as was the driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash. They were both transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. The vehicles were impounded for safety checks and the investigation is continuing, police said. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Sixth Squad at 631-854-8652 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. Update: Police have identified the victim of the crash as 51-year-old Samir Patel of Holtsville.last_img read more

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6 core areas your fair lending risk assessment should cover

first_imgDisclose at the time applicant characteristic information is requested, that: Regulatory scrutiny of fair lending is heating up. Last fall the CFPB issued a semi-annual report outlining areas that indicate heightened fair lending risk. While there haven’t yet been any major penalties assessed to credit unions in the area of fair lending, the regulatory agencies want financial institutions, including credit unions, to be proactive about ensuring they are in compliance with the fair lending requirements. That’s why performing a fair lending risk assessment to see if there are any red flags makes much more financial sense than conducting a full-blown fair lending audit.What should be included in your credit union’s fair lending risk assessment to avoid sending up a flare to your regulator in its search for fair lending violations? Here are six areas you don’t want to miss.Fair Lending Risk Assessments1. Environment: Including Supervisory MattersReview your position relative to external factors. Such factors may include your regulator, your member base, and so on. Also review data such as prior examination reports and external sources.One good resource that is available for this area is the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which provided several checklists for compliance in its full text of the rule. The checklist applicable to this section includes the following.For self-tests under ECOA that involved the collection of applicant personal characteristics, did the [financial institution]:Develop a written plan that describes or identifies the: 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jane Pannier Jane Pannier is Senior Vice President and in-house counsel for AffirmX LLC, a developer of an innovative remote compliance review solution. Ms. Pannier is also SVP of AdvisX, a CUSO … Web: www.affirmx.com Details The applicant will not be required to provide the information?The creditor is requesting the information to monitor its compliance with ECOA?Federal law prohibits the creditor from discriminating on the basis of this information or on the basis of an applicant’s decision not to furnish the information?If applicable, certain information will be collected based on visual observation or surname if not provided by the applicant?2. Retail Presence And Marketing StrategyDon’t overlook your presence and marketing strategies when assessing fair lending risk. Relevant areas include deposit and lending strategies, growth patterns, how the credit union approaches its market/membership segment, etc.Make sure your marketing materials do notState racial or ethnic limitations;Use words or photos that convey racial or ethnic limitations or preferences;Place advertisements that a reasonable person would regard as indicating specific prohibited basis group consumers are less desirable;Advertise only in media serving areas of the market that are comprised of a particular racial or ethnic group;Conduct other forms of marketing differently in areas of particular racial or national origin group characteristics of the market;Market through brokers known to serve only one racial or ethnic group in the market;Use a prohibited basis in any pre-screened solicitation for residential credit; orProvide financial incentives for loan officers to place applicants in nontraditional products or higher-risk products.3. Credit AdministrationThe next section in your fair lending risk assessment should focus on the credit union’s policies and approach to lending, with emphasis on credit decisioning, pricing, and applicant notifications.Some questions to ask include:Are underwriting practices clear, objective, and generally consistent with industry standards?Is pricing within reasonably confined ranges with guidance linking variations to risk and/or cost factors?Does management monitor the nature and frequency of any exceptions to its standards?Are denial reasons accurately and promptly communicated to unapproved applicants?Are there clear and objective standards for referring applicants to (i) subsidiaries, affiliates, or other lending channels within the bank, (ii) classifying applicants as “prime” or “subprime” borrowers, or (iii) deciding what kinds of alternative loan products should be offered or recommended to applicants?Are loan officers required to document any deviation from the rate sheet?Does management monitor consumer complaints alleging discrimination in loan pricing or underwriting?4. Exception ManagementEvaluate the credit union’s exceptions in decisioning, pricing and the setting of loan terms. Analyze the tracking of exceptions, the review of exceptions, and the impact on fair lending for both direct and indirect lending channels.5. Role Of Third Parties In The Lending ProcessTo the extent applicable, credit unions should identify all third parties involved directly or indirectly in the lending cycle from marketing to servicing and collections. They should further perform an analysis of the risk associated with those third parties through direct activities on behalf of the financial institution or through the third party’s own activities that may impact the financial institution’s fair lending performance.6. Technical ComplianceReview the technical requirements associated with fair lending—including a sampling of your credit union’s HMDA submission accuracy, fair lending-related disclosures, and an analysis of the handling of non-funded applications.Fair Lending Flubs In its report last fall, the CFPB called out a pattern of factors that, time and time again, indicate a heightened fair lending risk. If the CFPB identifies these weaknesses in a bank or credit union, chances are they’ll come knocking. Here are a few warning signs of increased fair lending risk:Weak or nonexistent fair lending compliance management systemsUnderwriting and pricing policies that consider prohibited bases in a manner that violates ECOA or presents a fair lending riskDiscretionary policies without sufficient controls or monitoring to prevent discriminationInaccurate HMDA dataNoncompliance with Reg. B’s adverse action notification requirementsFor more information regarding Fair Lending and how to best conduct a Fair Lending risk assessment, please contact Jane Pannier at AffirmX, [email protected] Specific purpose of the self-test?Methodology to be used?Geographic area(s) to be covered?Type(s) of credit transactions to be reviewed?Entity that will conduct the test and analyze the data?Timing of the test, including start and end dates or the duration of the self-test?Other related self-test data that is not privileged?last_img read more

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Anderson Cooper helps Rick Santorum by stopping him before he says too many racist things in a row

first_imgAt this point Anderson Cooper cuts in to stop Ricky from further embarrassing CNN, bringing up that there are lots of reasons people are boarding up their businesses and big burly white guys with guns and a lack of civic sense is very possibly one of them, saying “The caravans of armed trump folks driving around in big trucks blocking traffic? That is not a concern?” Santorum reiterates that he didn’t think you would have to worry about that in New York City. Quick reminder: Three days ago MAGA “caravans” blocked traffic on the New Jersey Parkway and the Mario Cuomo Bridge.Another thing that the CNN crew forgot to mention: There have been numerous incidents of murder and violence perpetrated by dunderheads who freak out when they are told to wear masks in places of business. The trepidation many Americans feel surrounding Trump clearly losing this election is warranted.After being reminded of that, Santorum retreats somewhat sheepishly into a “I guess, at least we, from our perspective we don’t—“ at which point Cooper asks, “As a white Republican you’re not scared about white, armed, Trump supporters looting around cities they don’t live in?” Santorum says no, and Cooper points out that Trump seems to love it, especially in places where white militia cowards and gun enthusiasts have been arrested for threatening to kidnap elected officials because they don’t like fucking wearing masks to protect themselves and others during a goddamn pandemic!- Advertisement – As the CNN panel, which included Van Jones, pointed out that the MAGA Trump heads are getting dangerously frothed up by their death cult commander in chief, Santorum had this to say: “They boarded up businesses in New York City, not to keep Donald Trump supporters from looting, okay?” Van Jones attempted to point out that Joe Biden isn’t stoking the very justifiable rage against law enforcement and Donald Trump that Americans could very well have right now. Santorum is not to be dissuaded from expressing his racism for the day.Campaign ActionRICK SANTORUM: Where is the real threat here? I don’t see any people storming around burning buildings and crashing thru—- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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PGGM backs EMIR but calls for stressed market liquidity assistance

first_imgIf this was not possible, it called for a permanent exemption for pension funds from EMIR, but stressed its preference either of the first two options.Pension funds are currently exempt until August 2017 from using CCPs to clear OTC derivatives with regulators unable to find an answer to the collateral conundrum.Under current rules, OTC derivatives must post cash as collateral with CCPs. However, pension funds’ asset allocations and minimal cash holdings mean the requirement adversely affects investment returns and ability to pay pensions.It would also mean in times of market stress, where collateral postings could increase quickly and dramatically, pension funds would be forced to liquidate other assets on unfavourable terms in order to meet collateral cash calls.PGGM said pension funds should be able to post non-cash assets without affecting the pricing or liquidity of the underlying derivative contract.It added: “Until now, no comprehensive solutions have been identified or implemented. Pension funds cannot solve this issue by themselves: it is also the responsibility of the clearing industry and the legislators.”However, it said if the industry could not find a solution to posting non-cash assets, stakeholders need to address liquidity and transformation risk in stressed markets when pension funds need to liquidate assets – suggesting help from central banks.It said current repo markets were not deep enough nor suitable for pension fund usage to the level required for derivative transactions.Such markets are also prone to liquidity risks and dry up under market stress.“It is important to acknowledge that central banks provide the only reliable source of market liquidity in stressed market conditions,” the scheme said.“One potential solution could be to explore the feasibility of a guaranteed repo facility that pension funds could access under extreme market conditions.”The scheme said it recognised the principles behind EMIR and how using CCPs for OTC derivatives was essential to this.“We can only support central clearing for pension funds if a robust solution is found,” it said.PGGM suggested the 2017 delay – implemented in order to find a solution – has not been used effectively, with EMIR yet to be fully launched for other OTC derivative users.“To date, the temporary pension fund exemption has not delivered what was originally intended as pension funds have been exempt from a clearing obligation that still does not exist,” it said.,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to PGGM position paper on clearing The Dutch pension fund manager PGGM has called for central bank liquidity help should the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) not change to favour pension fund assets.PGGM said it supported the founding principles of EMIR but the implications of posting cash as collateral with over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives were too great to allow it to continue as they are.It said it wanted the regulations to be changed to allow for the posting of high-quality government bonds instead of cash as its first preference, suggesting it was possible under current wording.However, in lieu of an agreement on this between the European Commission, regulators and central counterparties (CCP), it suggested assistance in developing wider, and more pension fund-friendly, repurchase agreement (repo) markets.last_img read more

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Exxon names new Malaysia head

first_imgEdward E. Graham has been appointed as the President and Chairman of ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc. and chairman of the ExxonMobil Subsidiaries in Malaysia with effect from June 1, 2017.He succeeds See Kok Yew, who has assumed the position of Vice President, Global Real Estate & Facilities, ExxonMobil Global Services Company, located in Houston, Texas.Prior to his appointment, Graham was the Vice President and Production Manager for ExxonMobil Iraq Limited.Graham started his career with ExxonMobil in 1989 when he joined Exxon Production Research Co. in Houston. He subsequently held various technical, supervisory and management positions in facilities surveillance, projects and production operations within the U.S.In 2006, Graham moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland where he was assigned as ExxonMobil Canada’s Operations Technical Manager. He later became the Operations Manager, where he was responsible for operations, maintenance, construction and logistics activities for the Hibernia and Sable production assets.In 2010, he returned to functional headquarters in Houston where he assumed the post of ExxonMobil Production Company SSH&E Manager, with oversight for the safety, security, health and environmental teams located around the globe supporting ExxonMobil’s production operations. Two years later, he became ExxonMobil Production Company’s Producing Operations Manager, having functional oversight of the company’s operations, maintenance, and logistics teams located around the world.Since 2013,Graham has served as the Vice President and Production Manager for ExxonMobil Iraq Limited where he was responsible for the company’s oil and gas operations in Iraq. As contractor for Iraq’s South Oil Company, ExxonMobil manages the development of the world-class West Qurna I oilfield.Graham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University in Houston, Texas.last_img read more

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