moe. Busts Out Steely Dan Cover, Plays Zappa’s ‘Cosmik Debris’ In NY [Watch]

first_imgCheck out the full setlist below, via moe.’s Facebook:Setlist: moe. at PlayStation Theater, New York, NY – 3/18/16Set One: Yodelittle > Blue Jeans Pizza, Puebla > Bullet, Calyphornya, Gone, Queen Of EverythingSet Two: Cosmik Debris, Silver Sun >(nh) Kyle’s Song > Opium, She, Suck A Lemon#Encore: Bodhisattva##, Mexico# LTP 11/07/14## LTP 10/02/03 Last night marked the second night of moe.’s three-night stand in New York, NY. Shifting from the intimate Stage 48 to the larger PlayStation Theater in Midtown Manhattan, moe. came prepared to throw down with some serious rock and roll. The group opened with a pair of classics, “Yodelittle > Blue Jeans Pizza,” and never stopped rocking. “Puebla > Bullet” came next, with tunes like “Calyphornya,” “Gone,” and “Queen of Everything” keeping fans on their toes throughout the first set.The group opened up set two with a cover of Frank Zappa’s “Cosmik Debris.” Watch video below, thanks to the band:  Cosmik Debris ~ #moe. ~ 3/116 ~ PlayStation TheaterPosted by Moe. on Friday, March 18, 2016 “Silver Sun” came next, from the group’s recent No Guts, No Glory album, followed by “Kyle’s Song” and “Opium.” After a potent “She” with some great Al Schnier-led vocals, the band capped off the set with their first “Suck A Lemon” since 11/07/14.And while we’re talking about bust outs, the first song of the encore was the biggest bust out of the night. The band brought back “Bodhisattva,” the beloved Steely Dan song, for the first time since 2003. The thirteen year gap made for quite the excitement! The group closed out with “Mexico,” set to perform one more show, tonight (3/19).Watch some of the show, as captured by Bruno Bill: Load remaining imageslast_img read more

How bathroom mats can solve your credit union challenges

first_imgAsk your staff. And listen. The “and” here is important. I’ve seen a lot of businesses solicit input from their employees on how to improve. It’s mostly quiet as they fear repercussions or ridicule. Or, they’re accepted, but no changes are actually made. Be open to criticism. Welcome it. Just how you did with members. Your staff deals with your credit union every day. They literally know best its most annoying challenges. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Joe Winn What do you get when you mix auto loan programs with a desire to help others? Well, approaches that make a difference, of course. So what do you get when … Web: Details Fix. Assess. Repeat.You’ve done all these things. That’s awesome! I bet you discovered a whole lot of issues few in upper management ever realized existed. And now they’re solved for staff and members!You’re not done.It. Never. Ends. This is a continuous process that must happen regularly. As staff, members, and technology changes, new challenges will emerge, too.And maybe one of the things really is bath mats. See? I told you!center_img That’s it. All these articles, conferences, whitepapers, and trainings, and the solution was just getting bath mats.How has no one told you this before?! The insight of a lifetime! If only it were that easy.Where did this bath mat thing originate? Great question.Insights From A BreweryOur credit union chapter held an event at a local brewery. It was impressive how the community ideas mirrored between the CU folks and the beer team. You know credit unions focus on helping others. Interestingly enough, the brewery operated in the same way.Most importantly, the brewery understood the value of addressing problems before they emerge. Which is where the bath mats come in.Their bathrooms have blowers to reduce paper waste and keep it more tidy. Of course, what always happens under the blowers? All that water you just shook off your hands ends up on the floor. Which probably gets stepped in, spreading dirt and making the floor slippery.That wasn’t acceptable to them. So, they preemptively solved the problem. By placing bath mats under the blowers. Go ahead, shake it off all you want. Water isn’t getting on the floor.Back to our main premise: Bath mats were the solution. What about at your credit union?Solving Problems Before They HappenI shared that story to highlight an important idea: Issues don’t have to wait until someone complains to be addressed.Look at your operation as a whole. There are a lot of moving parts. Plenty of places something can go wrong. What are you doing about it? Do you acknowledge these issues exist and fix as they show themselves? Or, do you think ahead and make quiet changes so they never happen again?Preemptive solutions make for a smoother experience.Look At Complaints…From EveryoneMembers get priority. Obviously. When they have a problem, and it’s your fault, setting it right is your main concern. Once the member situation is resolved, you have completed phase 1: Solution. Now, you can move on to phase 2: Prevention.What happened to cause that member complaint? Is there anything you can do right now so others won’t experience the same problem? Perhaps a description is worded in such a way that it can be misinterpreted. Or maybe training didn’t cover that specific scenario.Address it now and spread that knowledge across your team. And then, progress to phase 3: Exploration.This part is challenging but the rewards are massive: Higher member satisfaction and increased staff morale. Because solving problems your own credit union caused is less fun than helping members progress on their financial journey!Here’s the steps:Look at member complaints. Research support records (simpler if you have a unified ticket system, like Zendesk or similar). Find all the negative reviews on Facebook and Yelp. You’ve got them. The vast majority of businesses never answer. Be the exception. And then explain how you’re going to fix it.Use social media to discover members’ biggest CU frustrations. Seriously. Make it a fun contest if you want. Call it “CU Peeves” or something. Share things your own team can’t stand, then encourage members to rag on you. It’s like a roast, except you also benefit. Plus, you’ve just increased social media engagement.At the end, let staff and members vote on the #1 frustration and then share how you’ve addressed it. I’m picturing banners in branches and on your website with member frustrations next to their picture (humanizing is important), alongside your solution. Create a page showing how you’re making the CU better for everyone through these “small” improvements. It’s marketing, without feeling like marketing.last_img read more

MBB : NCAA acknowledges officiating mistake on Jardine’s backcourt violation in SU’s Tournament loss

first_img Published on March 21, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Officials made a mistake in the final minute of Syracuse’s third-round NCAA Tournament loss to Marquette on Sunday, NCAA officiating coordinator John Adams said Tuesday in a statement.An over-and-back call due to an inbounds pass from Dion Waiters to Scoop Jardine was not the correct call, Adams said in the statement.‘I have reviewed the play in question and it appears from the video that we have seen, that an error was made in applying the backcourt violation rule (Rule 4.3.8).  The Syracuse player made a legal play and no violation should have been called,’ Adams said in the statement.The play is not reviewable during the game, Adams said in the statement.On the play, Waiters prepared to inbound from just past midcourt with Syracuse tied 59-59 and 51.2 seconds to play. He slightly misfired a pass to his intended target, Jardine, who had to jump to catch it. One of his feet came down on the half-court line, prompting an official to call the backcourt violation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut according to the 2010 and 2011 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Rulebook, Rule 4, Section 3, Article 8 states: ‘After a jump ball or during a throw-in, the player in his/her front court, who makes the initial touch on the ball while both feet are off the playing court, may be the first to secure control of the ball and land with one or both feet in the back court. It makes no difference if the first foot down was in the front court or back court.’The call gave Marquette possession. On the ensuing sequence, Marquette’s Darius Johnson-Odom made a 3-pointer to give the Golden Eagles a 62-59 lead with 26 seconds left in the game.In the locker room after the game, Jardine said he did not talk to the officials about the call. But he discussed the incident with Waiters, mimicking his catching motion and saying he was sure he did not commit a violation.‘I know it wasn’t backcourt, I know it,’ Jardine said to Waiters in the locker room. ‘But I didn’t see the replay. I want to see the replay.’Jardine declined immediate comment Tuesday when he learned of the NCAA’s statement.After the game, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said he didn’t clearly see the play, so he avoided passing judgment on the officials. He said Waiters should have waited a slight bit longer to inbound the ball.‘I didn’t see it. I couldn’t see,’ Boeheim said after the game. ‘We had a freshman taking it out, and he just didn’t wait a second. He needed to wait for Scoop to get clear a little bit, and just one of those things.’Director of athletic communications Pete Moore said Boeheim and the rest of the program had no further comment Tuesday evening.Syracuse assistant coach Bernie Fine said in a phone interview that he and Boeheim questioned the call immediately from the bench. The coaching staff did not attempt to discuss the call with the officials, he said.‘You can’t guess as to what could have happened,’ Fine said. ‘But it was a big call when it came. But it wasn’t intentional. That’s what the ref thought it was.’The officials simply made what was a judgment call at the time, Fine said, and the team will not look back on the incident as the reason it lost the game.‘It’s just over,’ Fine said. ‘You can’t cry over spilt milk. People make mistakes sometimes. A mistake was made, and there’s nothing we can do about it now.’[email protected]last_img read more

UN-FOUR-GETTABLE: Syracuse returns to Final Four for first time in 10 years with 55-39 victory over Marquette

first_img Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse defeats Marquette to advance to Final Four in AtlantaSyracuse zone proves unbeatable again as Marquette suffers miserable shooting night in Elite EightCarter-Williams propels Syracuse past Marquette, into Final Four with all-around performanceFans at Chuck’s go wild; Seniors reflect on Orange’s advance to the Final FourComstock, Walnut avenues fill with students celebrating, dancing on truck following Syracuse win Published on March 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman WASHINGTON — On the same court where Syracuse’s season seemed to come apart, where its confidence reached its lowest point and where its future looked grim, the Orange punctuated a remarkable turnaround by earning a trip to the Final Four.As soon as the final buzzer sounded, ending its 55-39 win over Marquette, euphoria swept up Syracuse as it fell into a wild celebration near the sideline. The players put on their white “Final Four” T-shirts and black “Final Four” caps, and one by one, they climbed the ladder underneath the basket, each clipping away pieces of the net before head coach Jim Boeheim took care of the rest.With each step up that ladder, with each clip of the net, concerns about this team’s ability never seemed so distant.“These guys have come a long way from three weeks ago,” Boeheim said. “Today, someone reminded me we were here for another game and it’s been a great transformation in that period.”Syracuse befuddled Marquette with a zone defense that’s leaving good shooting teams frustrated and hopeless. With this win, the Orange took the East Regional of the NCAA Tournament, erased any lingering doubts, affirmed itself as one of the nation’s best and for the first time in 10 years, advanced to the Final Four. The Orange held the Golden Eagles, who beat Syracuse 74-71 in Milwaukee on Feb. 25, to a paltry 22.6 percent from the field and 12.5 percent from the arc.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMichael Carter-Williams was brilliant again, scoring 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting. James Southerland had 16 points and hit three 3-pointers.The game was never seriously in doubt, but much of Syracuse’s season once was.Exactly three weeks ago, the Orange lost to Georgetown 61-39 on the same Verizon Center floor. Its offense was nonexistent. An early end to the postseason seemed inevitable.It was the Orange’s lowest point, which closed a 1-4 end to the regular season.Boeheim had to remind his players of how good they were. Those same players had to find another level of toughness, grit and perhaps most importantly, confidence.They found it.“It’s pretty much a 180,” guard Brandon Triche said. “After losing so many games in a row, we stayed positive, but you can’t say we didn’t lose confidence. We were probably unsure of ourselves a bit.”Since then, Syracuse has lost only one game, and that was in the Big East tournament finals against Louisville, which pulled off a 16-point comeback in the second half to earn the win. Other than that half, the Orange has been dominant.It’s rolled through the NCAA Tournament. With its stymieing 2-3 zone, it’s made teams that can normally score efficiently into teams that can’t find a good shot.Marquette was Syracuse’s latest victim. The Orange forced its arms into the passing lanes, intercepting passes and disrupting shot attempts. Syracuse ended up finishing with 19 points off of turnovers on a night when it looked simply unbeatable.“We were as active these two games here in Washington as we’ve ever been, and I just really can’t say enough about how good these guys played on the defensive end of the court,” Boeheim said. “They were just tremendous.”By the time Southerland nailed a deep 3-pointer with 2:23 left against Marquette, the celebration had already begun.Emotions swelled throughout the pro-Orange crowd. Syracuse’s players on the bench rose to their feet. With about a minute left in the game, Boeheim, normally stoic on the sideline, cracked a wide smile.When the game’s final second ticked off of the clock, those smiles never faded. The players walked to the side of the court, in front of their families and fans, and flapped their jerseys. On the stage where Syracuse was presented with the East Region trophy, Boeheim and his assistant Mike Hopkins hugged.Chants of “Let’s go, Orange” and “Jim-my Boe-heim” rained down on the court.After the way the Orange finished the regular season 1-4, after the way it struggled to make shots for much of the season, this was a dream-like scene.But those losses and those struggles might have been for the best for Syracuse, forward C.J. Fair said.“When you’re losing, it brings the team together,” Fair said. “It’s going to make or break the team. I think it made us.”It made Syracuse into a dominant tournament team. It made Syracuse into a nightmare to play against.And on the very court where the Orange looked disoriented three weeks ago, it made Syracuse into a member of the Final Four.Concerns never seemed so far away. A championship has never seemed so close.“We can’t wait,” Carter-Williams said. “It’s going to be a fun weekend in Atlanta.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Net gain: Serena Williams reaches her 9th US Open final

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A year ago, Williams missed the U.S. Open because she gave birth to her daughter, Olympia, during the tournament. She then dealt with complications related to blood clots.The American returned to the tour in February and to Grand Slam action at the French Open in May, when she had to withdraw from the field with an injured chest muscle. At her second major back, Wimbledon, she was the runner-up.Now comes a chance to take a title and become, a few weeks shy of turning 37, the oldest woman to win a Slam in singles.“It’s honestly really incredible. A year ago, I was fighting for, literally, my life at the hospital after I had the baby,” Williams said, her voice wavering. “So every day I step out on this court, I am so grateful that I have an opportunity to play this sport, you know? So no matter what happens in any match — semis, finals — I just feel like I’ve already won.”On Saturday, Williams will face 2017 runner-up Madison Keys, the No. 14 seed, or 20th-seeded Naomi Osaka of Japan, who were scheduled to play each other in the second semifinal.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Neither Keys, who is 23, nor Osaka, 20, has won a Grand Slam title.Sevastova was participating in a major semi for the first time at age 28. While she began the evening well enough in Arthur Ashe Stadium by turning in two error-free games for a quick 2-0 lead, that all soon changed.The roof was closed hours earlier because of a forecast calling for rain and strong wind, and so the screams and applause reverberated through the place whenever spectators roared for Williams, during the pre-match introductions, when she stepped to the baseline to serve in the opening game, and then after nearly every point she won.And there were plenty of those.Total winners? Williams led 31-10 in that category. And Sevastova’s penchant for drop shots did not pay off: She lost three points in the first set alone with miscues that landed on the wrong side of the net.“She got a little bit lucky, I think, on some breaks in the first set. Then she started feeling better. When she’s in front, it’s tough to play,” said Sevastova, who retired from tennis in 2013, then returned to the tour in 2015. “She stayed focused in the second set.”The key for Williams, really, was something of a new wrinkle: moving forward as much as possible.Sevastova changes speeds and angles a lot, which helped her eliminate defending champion Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals. In order to avoid too many lengthy exchanges from the baseline, Williams and her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, thought it made more sense to press Sevastova.It worked. And how.Williams won 24 of the 28 points when she went to the net. Add that to her usual powerful baseline game and always superb serve, which reached 120 mph (194 kph), and this really was no contest at all. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Serena Williams reacts after winning a point against Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — Serena Williams was a bit shaky at the start of her U.S. Open semifinal.For all of six minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “To come this far, so fast,” Williams told the fans afterward, “I’m just beginning, you guys.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Garnett sues accountant over $77M lost to wealth manager That’s how long it took her to drop the opening two games. Williams spent the next hour playing flawlessly, particularly up at the net, grabbing 12 of 13 games to beat No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 6-0 and reach her ninth final at Flushing Meadows and 31st at all Grand Slam tournaments.“I’ve been working hard on my volleys. I have won a few doubles championships, so I know how to volley,” Williams said with a laugh, before adding this punch line: “I just usually come in only to shake hands.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’With one more victory, Williams will earn her seventh U.S. Open championship and her 24th major singles trophy, equaling Margaret Court for the most in tennis history. Williams already owns the mark for the most in the half-century professional era; Court won some of hers against amateur competition.Williams had lost in the semifinals in her previous two trips to New York — against Roberta Vinci in 2015 while bidding for a calendar-year Grand Slam, and against Karolina Pliskova in 2016. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more