Foxygen Shares New Music Video Ahead Of Upcoming Album [Watch]

first_imgCalifornia-based indie rock outfit Foxygen is getting ready to release their latest effort, Hang, on January 20th. The duo, made up of Jonathan France and Sam Rado, have released the third single from the album, On Lankershim. The video for the track is made up of various homemade film style clips, featuring the two roaming around their hometown of Los Angeles.Hang is the band’s third album has a number of guest spots including Flaming Lips‘ Steven Drozd and both Brian and Michael D’Addario of the Lemon Twigs. The album also features a 40-piece symphony orchestra throughout the album, with Foxygen receiving help from Spacebomb‘s Trey Pollard and Matthew E. White. To pre-order Hang, click here.[H/T Jambands]last_img read more

How UT FCU’s ‘Shark Tank’ Microloan Program helped boost lending performance

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr If you’re a budding entrepreneur looking for financial assistance to get your venture off the ground, you may want to check out UT Federal Credit Union’s unique “Shark Tank-like” lending project aimed at start ups. This entrepreneurial-focused project, called Line 12 Microfund, was started by UT FCU’s Senior VP/Chief Lending Officer and CU Times’ 2015 Trailblazer Award winner (for this very project) Jonathan Patrick — who is quite the entrepreneur himself. continue reading »last_img read more

8 strategies for aspiring credit union leaders

first_img 110SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jim Bouchard “THE SENSEI LEADER is not just another leadership development program. It is a movement.”Our programs support this movement and help us fulfill our vision and mission…                                                                     One of the most exciting and energizing parts of my job is meeting enthusiastic aspiring and emerging leaders in the CU community.You’re young, new to the CU world––or maybe you’ve come to the credit union from another job. You’re enjoying the community focus and sense of caring here. You like that you’re part of something important.You’re also ambitious, eager for new challenges and opportunities and you want to take the next step into CU leadership.Here are 8 STRATEGIES that can help you realize your potential and become a leader in your credit union, and in your community:#1 Work first on being a good follower.Great leaders are usually also great followers. Understand that “follower” is a role, not a position. Effective leaders listen––and they solicit input from the people they serve.They recognize when it’s time to share authority and support someone else who may be better suited to a particular task.They know when to defer to the people with the knowledge and experience to get the job done––even if those people work on the front lines.They recognize that great ideas can come from anyone in the organization.If you want to lead effectively––first learn how to follow.#2 Find the right Master.CU leaders are extremely generous when it comes to sharing their wisdom and experience. They want to help you develop and they embrace their role in developing the leaders who will carry the CU mission into the future.They’re also really, really busy!Don’t wait around for your supervisor or CEO to take you under their wing. They may be willing and wanting––but they’ve got a lot of people to serve and precious little time.Having said that––they’ll make time when you show initiative.Reach out and you’ll find someone who will be honored to show you the way.#3 Commit yourself to personal and professional Mastery.A lot of people ask me what they need to do to get ahead in life. My answer is always the same.Work on making yourself better––a better person and a better professional.There are a lot of factors that influence your career trajectory. You can’t control all the circumstances and conditions around you.Make yourself better, and make yourself better at what you do. You can control that––and that will give you the best shot at new opportunities.#4 Ask before you’re asked––act before you’re asked.Leaders lead. That means instead of waiting around for orders, when you see something that needs doing––do it.This doesn’t mean going over anyone’s head.The chain of command is in place for a reason. That’s why I also say “ask before you’re asked.”Opportunities go to the doers––not to the people who stand around and later say, “I could have done that.”#5 Learn to deal with uncertainty.Your ability to deal with uncertainty and respond to unforeseen challenges is one of the most important indicators of leadership potential. If you’re not comfortable with uncertainty––get comfortable.Get out of your comfort zone once in a while. Embrace new challenges and, to be blunt about it, toughen up!#6 Learn to talk and write good.If you don’t get the joke––you’ve got some work to do.Communication skills are essential for effective leadership, and yet our ability to speak and write with clarity is declining at an alarming rate.Your advancement is dependent on your ability to express yourself.Read voraciously and take advantage of every opportunity to write and speak. Study effective communicators. Practice continually and seek out constructive criticism.#7 Focus on experience over rewards.I have no tolerance for entitlement mentality. I can’t stand people who demand rewards before proof of performance…Even though I was one of those people myself––in a past life!Hindsight is a great teacher and I’ve come to realize that some of my worst jobs were the best––in terms of experience and developing the knowledge and skills that serve me well today.I don’t have the space for the whole story here, but one of the most valuable jobs I ever had was working as a janitor. When you meet me in person, I’ll tell you the “rest of the story.”For now I’ll just say that I didn’t realize it at the time, but being a janitor taught me how to care for things, how to be a leader on the front lines, how to work with just about anyone and how to manage myself when my boss wasn’t around.Pretty valuable life and leadership lessons––all from mopping floors at minimum wage.#8 Lead by sharing, not accumulating.I can sum up everything I know about leadership in one simple statement:“Leadership is sharing––a leader shares.”An effective leader shares knowledge, wisdom, experience. The best leaders share authority, compassion, respect and most of all––power.Sharing is a discipline. Start now.That’s enough to work on for now. I’m sure you could add more useful strategies to this list, but I seriously doubt you can become an authentic leader without these.And I do want you to become an authentic leader––someone with the ability to attract willing followers and the will to serve them.The world needs more authentic leaders, and there is no better place to express yourself as a caring, compassionate and effective leader than in the CU community. CU leaders are making a difference, every day, serving their communities and helping people realize their potential and their dreams.Be one of those leaders. Start today. Vision: To promote … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Russia reports its first coronavirus death

first_imgSome doctors have questioned the veracity of Russian data, given what they say is the patchy nature of testing. But the government has said it has been totally transparent about its handling of the crisis, and that its statistics are accurate.Moscow’s coronavirus crisis center said in a statement on Thursday that the elderly woman who died had begun receiving treatment last week in a private clinic before being moved to a hospital specializing in infectious diseases.It did not say where the woman was thought to have picked up the virus, but said her circle of close acquaintances had been identified and was under medical observation.None of them were displaying any serious coronavirus symptoms, it said. Russians aged over 60 were strongly advised to minimize contacts with other people, it added. Topics : Russia on Thursday reported its first coronavirus-related death, an unnamed 79-year-old woman in Moscow with underlying health issues who died from pneumonia after testing positive for the virus.Russia, which has temporarily barred entry to foreigners and imposed an array of flight restrictions, has reported 147 coronavirus cases so far, less than many other European countries.That figure has risen sharply in recent days however, but authorities have said the situation is under control and that most infected people have entered Russia from coronavirus hot spots.last_img read more

Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles can be a future Arsenal star, says Andy Cole

first_img Read More About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 11:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link308Shares PLAY Arsenal proved too strong for Newcastle (Picture: AP)And the Liverpool legend believes Unai Emery will need to spend big on a defender this summer.He said on Monday Night Football: ‘There’s no doubt that the defence is the weakness. Emery hasn’t been able to solve the problem.‘The only way he’s going to solve that is going into the transfer market. We know where the problems are.‘I’m yet to be convinced by the back three. One, or maybe two defenders need to come in.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesRed Devils hero Cole also expressed his surprise at Arsenal’s decision to allow Aaron Ramsey to leave the club at the end of the season.Ramsey captained the team against Newcastle, scoring the opening goal, but is set to join Juventus in the summer.Cole said: ‘I am very, very surprised. Ultimately to replace a player like Ramsey will cost £40 or £50m.‘I find it very strange but Arsenal have made that decision and now they’re going to have to replace him.’MORE: Arsenal fans loved Mesut Ozil’s reaction to Gunners overtaking rivals Tottenham Advertisement Advertisement Full Screen Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Video Settings Manchester United legend Andy Cole (Picture: Getty) Read More 1/1 Read More Coming Next Read Morecenter_img Comment 1 min. story Skip Skip Ad / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles can be a future Arsenal star, says Andy Cole by Metro Read More Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles in action against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles has the ability to be a future Arsenal star, according to Andy Cole.Lascelles played 90 minutes of the Premier League clash at the Emirates on Monday evening as Arsenal clinched a 2-0 win to climb to third in the Premier League.The 25-year-old has developed into one of Newcastle’s best players since signing from Nottingham Forest in 2014 and has been linked with some of England’s biggest clubs.Lascelles was not at his best in north London on Monday but, speaking before the Arsenal clash, Manchester United legend Cole said: ‘I like him.ADVERTISEMENT More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He’s a young, promising centre-half who could play a highest level if given the opportunity.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s a great size, has good pace and seems very composed on the ball. If you’re the captain of a club like Newcastle at such a young age, that’s some going.’Asked by Jamie Carragher whether Lascelles could play for a club like Arsenal, Cole responded: ‘Yeah. I think he could play at Arsenal for sure.’Despite Arsenal’s win and clean sheet against Newcastle, Carragher remains concerned about the team’s defence. Top articleslast_img read more

Property industry confidence in Queensland real estate is on the up

first_imgConfidence rises among property industry participants in Queensland real estate. Photo: AAP Image/Marc RobertsonTHE latest National Australia Bank (NAB) survey of 300 property industry respondents reveals rising confidence in the Queensland property price outlook.The NAB Quarterly Australian Residential Property Survey for the September Quarter showed expectations were on the up across most jurisdictions, according to NAB Chief Economist Alan Oster.“The NAB Residential Property Survey shows an improvement in market sentiment across most states last quarter, but we continue to see market conditions that vary across different locations,” Mr Oster said.“The momentum is clearly with Victoria, while New South Wales is experiencing something of a slowdown,” he said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoAccording to the report, the NAB Residential Property Index rose 6 points nationally to +20 during the quarter.The report said sentiment improved in all states except NSW, while Queensland saw a four point rise to +16.Despite the sentiment, NAB is forecasting a slowdown in national price growth over the coming year.NAB Group Economics revised its national house price forecasts to an increase of 3.4 per cent in 2018 — previously 4.3 per cent.NAB’s Hedonic House Price Forecast for Brisbane predicts growth of 1.9 per cent in 2018, softening to 1.2 per cent in 2019.“Melbourne and Hobart are currently experiencing solid growth in prices; Sydney is cooling and we expect Brisbane and Adelaide will cool,” Mr Oster said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more

Spotted: Virgin Voyages’ Newest Ship Delivered

first_imgScarlet Lady, the first of four cruise ships ordered by Florida-based cruise line Virgin Voyages from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, was delivered to its owner at the shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente on February 13, 2020.The environmentally friendly newbuild was launched in February 2019.With a gross tonnage of 110,000 tons, Scarlet Lady is 278 meters long and 38 wide.In June last year, Virgin Voyages unveiled that Scarlet Lady would be led by Captain Wendy Williams. Williams is the first Canadian woman to captain a ship for a major cruise brand. Apart from the captain, Virgin Voyages also recruited a number of female officers for its new ship.Virgin Voyages’ second ship, Valiant Lady, is currently under construction in the same yard. This vessel is slated for delivery in 2021, while the third and the fourth units, still unnamed, will set sail in 2022 and 2023, respectively.They will all feature over 1,400 guest cabins designed to host more than 2,770 passengers, accompanied by 1,160 crew members on board.Image Courtesy: Fincantierilast_img read more

Ronald J. Obermeyer

first_imgRonald J. Obermeyer, age 70 of Oldenburg, died Monday, June 12, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family.  Born February 7, 1947 in Batesville, he is the son of Opal (Nee: Collins) and Bernard Obermeyer.  He married Darlene Pulskamp November 21, 1970 at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church.  Ron served in the National Guard from 1970 until 1976.  He was an Engineer and Director at Hill-Rom Architectural Products for 36 years, retiring in 2008.  He was a member of Holy Family Church, the Knights of St. John Oldenburg Commandery #220, the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271, Eagles Club Aerie #1130 and a former member of the Eagle Fire Company.Ron had several passions, but the most important of them was his family.  He was proud of his six children and dearly loved his grandchildren.  Music was also an important part of his life, starting with the band The Steppin’ Stones as a teenager and the group Now and Then for the last 30 plus years as a guitarist.  An outdoorsman, Ron loved hunting and fishing and always looked forward to annual fishing trips with his buddies. Patience, kindness, musical and artistic talents, and the importance of family are all attributes Ron passed on to his family.Ron’s family described him as “laid back” and a “quiet listener with great advice and a quick wit.”  He was a dedicated IU basketball and Cincinnati Bengals fan.  He and Darlene traveled quite a bit in recent years, with trips to Alaska and Orange Beach, Alabama among his favorites.  A car guy, Ron loved his GTO and was on an episode of the cable program “What’s My Car Worth?”He is survived by his wife Darlene; daughters Lisa (Ron) Fitzpatrick of Batesville, Lori (Scott) Bauer of Batesville, Sara (Josh Novellino) Obermeyer of Terre Haute, Indiana; sons Ryan (Debbie) Obermeyer, Mark (Jennifer) Obermeyer, Todd (Maria) Obermeyer, all of Batesville; sister Geraldine Slone of Greenfield, Indiana; brothers Charles Davidson of Highland Heights, Kentucky, Donald Obermeyer of Batesville; grandchildren Carly and Owen Fitzpatrick, Anna, Ellen and Kate Bauer, Evan (Rebecca) Bohlke, Jackson and Liam Obermeyer and great grandchild Theodore Bohlke.  He was preceded in death by his infant son Jeffrey and his parents.Visitation is Thursday, June 15th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, June 16th at Holy Family Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Prell-Bland American Legion Post #271 and the Batesville V.F.W. Post #3183.  The family requests memorials be sent to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice or Holy Family Capital Improvement Fund.last_img read more

Allen sidelined by hamstring injury

first_img Press Association “He certainly won’t be available for the weekend.” Meanwhile, Rodgers has reported he is optimistic Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge (hip) will make his comeback in early September. He said: “Daniel will hopefully be back towards the beginning of September – he’s working very hard.” And with regard to Reds defender Jon Flanagan (knee), Rodgers added: “The great news with Jon is that he’s working really well and is on target to come back just before Christmas, which would be great news for the squad.” Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has been ruled out of action for three to four weeks by a hamstring injury.center_img The problem forced the Wales international to limp off during the early stages of his club’s friendly against Swindon last weekend. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers said at his press conference ahead of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Stoke: “He (Allen) will probably miss three to four weeks, which is disappointing. last_img read more

Badgers look to rebound against visiting Bison

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin softball team will have little time to regroup from its disappointing weekend against Michigan State, as North Dakota State rolls into town Monday for a doubleheader, with the first game beginning at 3 p.m..The Badgers will look to recover from their current tailspin, during which they have lost eight of their last nine, against a team that is in a free fall of its own, as North Dakota State has lost 11 of its past 14.The Bison are playing their first season in Division-I, after making the jump from Division-II, where they were one of the top teams in the country. North Dakota State is very much a mystery because of its new status, as it is currently one of only seven independent teams with no conference affiliation. While the Bison search for a conference to join (most likely the Big Sky, whom they are in negotiations with) they have played admirably, accumulating a record of 17-20, despite playing a grueling schedule.North Dakota State, while at the same time trying to adjust to the level of play in D-I, has scheduled some of the top teams in the country, including No. 15 Missouri, No. 23 Iowa and formerly ranked Nebraska. The true strength of the schedule lies in the locations, however. The Bison will play only three series at home all season, amounting to six games of their 55 game schedule.North Dakota State will continue its tour of the American Midwest with the trip to Madison, bringing with it one of the top fielding crews in the country. North Dakota has posted a fielding percentage of .971, while committing only 29 errors, both among the nation’s best.Conversely, Wisconsin has a fielding percentage of only .945 and has committed an alarming 59 errors, both second worst in the Big Ten.“We have to field the ball,” head coach Karen Gallagher said. “You obviously give up a little defense sometimes if a player carries a good bat, but you hope that people step up their games. You can anticipate, plan and have high expectations, but the players have to perform [defensively]. They need to be focused and on their game.”The Bison have also been effective on the mound, maintaining a 2.25 team ERA this season. Wisconsin will likely see Allison Bakke, who has started 21 games this season, completing an impressive 15. She has compiled an 8-13 record to go along with an ERA of 2.45, while limiting opponents to a batting average of only .234. Junior right-hander Amber Garrett has not seen as much time this season (with just under 58 innings pitched), but has posted the most impressive pitching stats on the team. Garrett has an ERA of only 1.21 and, opponents have hit just .194 against her.The Bison have struggled offensively, however, as they do not have an everyday player hitting .300, and are batting just .239 as a team. The most dangerous player in the lineup is Lynnae Foshag, who is hitting .281 with three home runs (the Bison have hit only four all season) and 15 RBI. North Dakota State does possess quality speed, having stolen 53 bases this season, while being caught only 13 times.Wisconsin is not particularly worried about the strengths and weaknesses of North Dakota State, and are much more concerned with its own weaknesses and trying to correct them.“We are just too Jeckyl and Hyde right now,” Gallagher said. “We just need some consistency. We are hoping we can turn things around a little bit. It is a new day on Monday, and we have been though this enough. We have to be tired of riding the roller coaster and just start going out there and kicking butt.”last_img read more