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  • BRO Zip Line Guide

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  • Trail Mix | June 2016

    first_img 4:57 Windfall Kalispell Coming Around Elizabeth Wills Steamroller The Broadcast 3:17 On the Ropes The Honeycutters Redtail Coty Hogue Simple Life I Ride Yarn All Them Houses Jon Lindsay 2:54 Off the Shelf Western Centuries 3:14 Pasadena Young Mister Long Walk Home Cornflower Blue 3:52 Never Going Back Caveman 2:59 The Broadcast has made a name for itself as Asheville, North Carolina’s biggest purveyor of big and brash soul sounds.Under the guidance of noted producer Jim Scott, who has previously worked with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Grace Potter, Tom Petty, and Wilco, to name a few, The Broadcast is set to push beyond the edges of its trademark vintage soul on the band’s latest release, From The Horizon.As the title suggests, the new record finds the band exploring new territory. While still steeped in soul – check out “Steamroller” on this month’s mix – From The Horizon sees vibrant lead singer Caitlin Krisko touching on country, blues, and rock influences, all .Trail Mix is also excited to feature a brand new track from The Posies. Celebrating their first release and tour in six years, the band will be performing a series of secret/pop-up shows in small venues across the country. Only ticket holders will learn of the show locations, and only within 24 hours of the show. For more information on the tour and to see if one of these secret shows will take place near you, check out the band’s website.Two particularly interesting tracks on this month’s mix are the new one from Kalispell, the new endeavor of Shane Leonard, known for his recent work with Field Report, and Nefish Mountain (husband and wife duo Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff), who blend the sounds of Eastern Europe Jewish culture with those of Appalachia.Trail Mix is happy to welcome back a couple of our favorite artists. This month, Bryan Sutton, bluegrass guitarist extraordinaire, returns with some more blazing flatpicking, and Cahalen Morrison, who has been featured in two previous projects, Cahalen & Eli and Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer, returns with his new honky tonk band, Western Centuries.Be sure to check out brand new tracks from Yarn, Caveman, Young Mister, Coty Hogue, Cornflower Blue, Jon Linsday, Elizabeth Wills, Andre Williams, Michael McDermott, Grant Farm, and The Danberrys.Stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog this month for chats with The Honeycutters, James Justin & Co., the good folks at L.C. King Manufacturing, who have developed a very cool spin on marketing through roots music, and Charlie Faye & The Fayettes.And, of course, be sure to share the word about the killer new music you discover here on the June edition of Trail Mix. Get out there and talk about these great artists. Buy some records. Go see a live show. Support them and thank them for supporting Trail Mix. Detroit (I’m So Glad I Stayed) Andre Williams Energy (Finale) JJ&Co. JJ & Co. Shadow In The Window Michael McDermott 2:53 7:01 Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. 3:18 Fill Your Cup Grant Farm 3:37 5:14 3:03 Walkin’ Across This Land Bryan Sutton 4:00 5:47 Long Song The Danberrys 3:05 4:37 3:47 Embed Audio PlayerElizabeth WillsComing AroundUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 4:57 4:27 Sweet Little Messages Charlie Faye & The Fayettes Unlikely Places The Posies 5:11 3:42 Chasing The Sunset Nefesh Mountainlast_img read more

  • Bethel, Pettis set for 17th Circuit runoff

    first_img May 15, 2005 Regular News Bethel, Pettis set for 17th Circuit runoff Bethel, Pettis set for 17th Circuit runoff Two Broward County lawyers are in a runoff for the 17th Circuit’s seat 3 on the Bar Board of Governors following voting in an April special election.Eugene K. Pettis led the four-candidate race with 726 votes, or 42.5 percent. Allison K. Bethel was second with 480 votes, or 28.1 percent. Those two will meet in the runoff election.They bested Bradley Winston, who got 340 votes, or 19.9 percent, and Keith Grumer, who received 161 votes, or 8.4 percent.Runoff ballots were mailed around May 1, and must be returned to the Bar’s election company no later than midnight May 23. Broward County lawyers can either return the paper ballot or vote online following instructions on the ballot.The winner of the race replaces board member Henry Latimer, who died in a car crash in January, and will be sworn in at the June Annual Meeting.last_img read more

  • How podcasts will change the way millennials learn about money

    first_imgby: Christina LavingiaThere are two ways you can look at millennial attention spans.The first is negative: Attention spans are shorter than ever and people lack the basic discipline to devote their undivided attention to any one task. The second is positive: We’re exposed to more information than can possibly be absorbed these days. Our attention might be divided but we’re becoming phenomenal multitaskers.Starting in 2005, two things happened that gave multitaskers a new way to take in information and put an unlimited media library of news and advice in virtually everyone’s hands. First, podcasts were added to Apple’s iTunes library. And two years later, Apple released the first generation iPhone. During this time (between 2006 and 2012, to be exact) the percentage of podcast users increased by 163%, according to an Edison Research study. The Pew Research Center reports that about 58% of us have a smartphone, and that’s only growing.This is great news for financial literacy and millennials. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

  • Lessons learned from the rise of “super apps” and the disruption of banking as we know it

    first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Akshay Chopra leads the Dubai Innovation Center, a 4,000 square-foot facility helping Visa clients and partners build new payments experiences in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.Whenever we run a co-creation session at Visa, there’s a common ‘quiz’ we love running with our guests. We show a slide with the mobile home screens of five major Chinese apps, and ask people to identify which of these are ecommerce marketplaces and which are banks apps.It’s a more difficult task than you may assume. The home screens all the nearly same — lots of ads, promotions, banners, colors, products, cars etc. — basically they look like typical ecommerce mobile sites. I love the look on people’s faces when we tell them that these are all banking apps. China aside, leading banks all over the world are pushing hard to build themselves up as marketplaces and super apps that offer services well beyond banking.In most cases, these marketplaces simply allow points redemption and purchases from partner merchants. The more ambitious banks are thinking about how they can transform their entire business model towards open listing and exchange, where anyone can sell to their users. For many banks, this is their effort to ensure that they are adding value and being a part of their customer’s daily life beyond just their banking needs.last_img read more

  • Surfers Paradise beachfront apartments proving popular

    first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago30/20 Old Burleigh Rd, Surfers Paradise.“These two recent properties within The Penthouses were both on the market for under 14 days before being snapped up for premium prices,” Mr Stevens said.The Penthouses, on Old Burleigh Rd, is a beachfront tower of 54 apartments.“I believe the confidence and desirability in securing a property within this area is being fuelled by the exciting billion dollar Jewel development,” Mr Stevens said.“Development and a lot of interstate investors are predicting this area to be the new spot and a safe investment for growth over the next three to five years.”He said he had a waiting list of interstate investors eager to buy in Surfers Paradise. The view from 30/20 Old Burleigh Rd, Surfers Paradise. This property sold for $970,000.BUYERS are snapping up luxury apartments in Surfers Paradise with two residences in The Penthouses selling for “premium prices”.Harcourts Coastal agent Tolemy Stevens negotiated the sales of apartment 30 and apartment 42 — they sold for $970,000 and $900,000 respectively. 42/20 Old Burleigh Rd, Surfers Paradise.last_img read more

  • Live in the lap of luxury in this spacious new home

    first_img14 Dovedale Cres, Ashgrove.THIS two-level home has been excellently renovated.Owner Nikita Shetty and her husband bought 14 Dovedale Cres, Ashgrove, in early 2016, after seeing potential for investment in the area.Inside 14 Dovedale Cres, Ashgrove.“We love that Ashgrove has that high-end feel, while still being affordable,” Mrs Shetty said.The couple said new build was a fantastic addition to the area.“It’s low maintenance, but still feels luxurious and spacious,” Mrs Shetty said.The lower level of the home provides ample space for entertaining, while the top floor is intended as a quiet retreat.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoInside 14 Dovedale Cres, Ashgrove.“We kept the two spaces separate intentionally,” Mrs Shetty said.On the lower level, there is a large open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that leads to a courtyard and an in-ground pool.Inside 14 Dovedale Cres, Ashgrove.There is also a bedroom with an ensuite, a separate toilet, laundry, two-car garage and storage.On the top floor there are two bedrooms, a bathroom, separate toilet, rumpus room and covered balcony.There is also a master suite with two walk-in wardrobes and an ensuite.Inside 14 Dovedale Cres, Ashgrove.Mrs Shetty said the stylish property was ideal for families looking for a home close to the city that could be moved into straight away.“Not everyone wants to go through the building process,” she said.last_img read more

  • Dutch pension funds should ‘under-promise and over-deliver’

    first_imgThe Netherlands’ pensions sector could improve trust among members by promising less and delivering a better result, according to Kick van der Pol, the exiting chairman of the Dutch Pensions Federation.During the industry organisation’s annual conference yesterday, he suggested that pension funds should aim to generate a surplus in eight out of 10 years.“Now we could be facing rights cuts in 2021 as a result the financial crisis in 2008, which is impossible to explain to participants,” he argued.Van der Pol – who will be replaced as chair of the federation by Shaktie Rambaran Mishre in December – supported a similar plea by Martin van Rijn, former chief executive of the €215bn asset manager PGGM. In a presentation about the parallels between care and pensions in gaining and keeping trust, Van Rijn – who also served as minister for health, welfare and sport until October last year – advised the sector to focus on the concept of “under-promise and over-deliver”.He argued that pension funds should put themselves into the position of the individual members, for example by understanding that the expectations of low and high earners regarding their pensions can differ significantly.Van Rijn also warned against providing too much transparency about risks “as this would increase uncertainty among participants, in particular if they lack the ability to act themselves”.The former PGGM CEO added that pension funds’ expectations about the effects of increased freedom of choice in their pension arrangements shouldn’t be too high.“Participants often can’t gauge the impact of their decisions, which could trigger new problems later,” he said.Discount ratesDuring the conference, Wouter Koolmees, minister for social affairs, reiterated that he would not raise the discount rate for pension liabilities because that “an articifical increase would come at the expense of confidence in the pensions system”.He said he was surprised that directors of pension funds had pushed for an increase, highlighting that he also supported inflation compensation “but in a responsible way”.Koolmees referred to a recent letter to financial newspaper NRC Handelsblad, in which the five largest schemes had called for a new pensions contract with “soft” pension rights, combined with a higher discount rate, to prevent benefit cuts in the next few years.Both the minister and Klaas Knot, president of regulator De Nederlandsche Bank, told pension funds they must stick to the risk-free interest rate for discounting liabilities, even if planned reforms introduce a pensions contract providing for soft rights.Speaking to IPE on the discount rate issue, Toine van der Stee, chief executive of the €22bn asset manager Blue Sky Group, emphasised the importance of a stable rate. In his opinion, the stakeholders should opt for a single rate and stick to it.“The discussions about the discount rate raise the impression in society that we are messing with the pensions outcome, which is bad for public trust in the system,” he said.last_img read more

  • Disaster officials to meet with Massacre residents following massive flooding there

    first_imgFlooding caused by Tropical Storm Ophelia last week in Massacre.Concerned residents of Mahaut and Massacre are meeting today to discuss and review the destruction that the passage of Tropical Storm Ophelia had on their community.Excessive rainfall caused flooding in Mahaut and Massacre and destruction to properties and live stalk there.Chairman of the meeting Parish priest Father Franklyn Cuffy says one of the key discussions on the agenda is why was the public not informed to take precaution by the Disaster Preparedness personnel. Father Cuffy says persons will also have an opportunity to share their experiences at the forum.“A number of concerned people from the St. Ann’s Mahaut Massacre parish will voice their concerns about what happened that day. They are asking why the Office of Disaster Preparedness didn’t prepare us for such devastation,” he said.Officials from the Dominica Meteorological Office along with others from Planning and the Disaster office will be at the forum which is expected to commence from 5pm in Mahaut.“It will be an opportunity for people to voice their concerns and share their experience. There are people who have lived there for years and this is the first time that some people have seen the river do so much damage,” he explained.Dominica Vibes News 33 Views   no discussions LocalNews Disaster officials to meet with Massacre residents following massive flooding there by: – October 6, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more

  • Ziemke: Page application period open

    first_imgBatesville, In. — Applications are open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2018 legislative session, according to State Rep. Cindy Ziemke.Pages have an opportunity to join Ziemke during the legislative session and tour the governor’s office, the Indiana Supreme Court, and the House and Senate chambers.“The page program is a great way to experience the Statehouse and legislative process firsthand,” Ziemke said. “Pages get to watch session and help my staff with their daily tasks. I hope that students from the district will be able to take advantage of this unique opportunity.”To be a page, applicants should be between the ages of 13 and 18. Ziemke said student pages receive an excused absence from school and groups can sign up to participate together. More information is online here.last_img read more