Trail Mix | March 2016

first_img Dying Star The Suitcase Junket Cry Cry Grant Lee Phillips 3:00 Come Alive The Hip Abduction That’s Why The Cave Singers Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. Pretty Woman Frank Solivan 3:31 4:42 4:13 Out of the Blue Brett Harris 5:04 4:23 Working Reward The Haymarket Squares Piedmont Sky Caleb Caudle Lonesome City The Black Canyon Gang 3:11 3:52 4:23 Echoes of A Whole Tim McNary 4:19 3:45 Red Road Trevor Green Sleepy Hollow The Pines Pining Parker Millsap 4:14 Audio PlayerThe Suitcase JunketDying StarUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 3:11 Midnight Ghost Dead Winter Carpenters You Found A Way To Rescue Me Johnny Boyd 3:35 2:45 Oh, hallelujah!Like so  many contemporary Americana singers, Parker Millsap, our featured artist on this March edition of Trail Mix, got his start in church. The Oklahoma singer, whose work is tinged with strains of folk, gospel, and blues, grew up singing hymns in his family’s Pentencostal congregation.Such Sunday practice certainly paid dividends, as Millsap brings a soul and passion to his craft that is rarely found outside a Southern church. Check out “Pining,” fresh from his brand new record, The Very Last Day, on this month’s mix.A particularly interesting tune on this month’s mix comes from The Black Canyon Gang, a group – prior to a couple weeks ago – that I had never heard of. Their song, “Lonesome City,” is a part of the soon to be released Wayfaring Strangers:Cosmic American Music, a collection of nineteen vintage country songs recorded between 1968 and 1980 that, prior to today, really never saw the light of day. Each song on this record comes from a band with an incredible story; groups of friends who just got together to make music and bands who had big dreams but flopped, were swindled and scammed or outright ignored.Few voices have been as poignant as those of Lucinda Williams, who is featured this month in our magazine, and Grant Lee Phillips, long time front man for Grant Lee Buffalo, in Americana music over the last few decades. Trail Mix is happy to include tunes from these two iconic singers.Brand new songs from The Cave Singers, Judah & The Lion, Allen Stone, The Suitcase Junket, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, and Eli West highlight one of the deepest and most eclectic mixes we have been lucky enough to feature.Also featured this month are new tracks from Johnny Boyd, The Haymarket Squares, Trevor Green, Tim McNary, Dead Winter Carpenters, Carter Tanton, and Brett Harris.Simply too much great stuff bundled up into the mix this month!Be sure to stay tuned to the Trail Mix blog, too. On tap are chats with Caleb Caudle, The Hip Abduction, and The Pines.And, as always, make sure to go out and purchase some of these records or seek out these great bands when they come to a stage in, or near, your town. Thank them for sharing their music with us on Trail Mix. 4:23 3:16 Embed 6:22 Perfect World Allen Stone Take It All Back Judah & the Lion 3:14 Dust Lucinda Williams Rainbow Midst Life’s Willows Eli West 4:09 3:17 Twenty-Nine Palms Carter Tantonlast_img read more

Is your brand ready for NCUA’s latest rule change?

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ben Prager Prior to forming Prager Creative, Ben worked with design studios, branding firms and advertising agencies to push great strategy and design for all his projects. His experience with all aspects … Web: www.pragercreative.com/creditunions Details After years of hard-fought litigation, credit unions around the country are breaking out the champagne. The NCUA officially amended its Field of Membership (FOM) rules, which will allow many credit unions to expand. Although this is an exciting development, it isn’t the end of the road. In fact, it’s just the beginning.Winning the right to expand your credit union is one thing. Getting people to switch to your institution is another challenge altogether.When attracting newcomers, perhaps the biggest mistake financial institutions can make is simply sending their boilerplate and regular marketing materials into new targeted areas. If you want to make the most out of this opportunity to serve more members, strategy is key. The fine line between successfully reaching new audiences and muddling your brand identity is a hard one to gauge without the right plan in place. Get Your Columbo OnDo your research. This sounds like a given, but you’d be surprised how many skip over such a crucial step. Despite what Buzzfeed listicles claim, there’s no such thing as a singular, homogenized region of the country. A few miles, or even a couple of city blocks, can present a dramatic shift in residents’ financial priorities and overall culture. Some of these differences are lighthearted, like New Jersey’s great Taylor Ham vs. Pork Roll debate, while others are more involved, like the 10 counties in Colorado pushing for independent statehood.Your expansion into a new region is many residents’ first impression of your credit union. If your debut marketing campaign rubs people the wrong way, it’s an uphill battle to change people’s minds for the better. Read local news bulletins, see what local legislation is up for a vote, and make sure to check out what the 2020 Census says about the area once it’s published. Chances are larger financial institutions aren’t taking such a tailored approach to their expansion plans, so your locally-minded strategy has the potential to stand out from theirs.Taking the time to do a deep dive into the cultural, political, and social landscapes of a region shows that your staff cares about the members they serve. That, in itself, is what credit unions are all about.Your Knowledge Isn’t Their KnowledgeChances are, your leadership team lives and breathes everything “credit union,” and they have for a long time. At any nonprofit organization, key decision makers must have a deep knowledge of their industry. But, when it comes to marketing strategies, that can spell danger.Although it’s internally crucial to have leaders focused on finance and banking, it’s easy for experts at credit unions to assume everyone has this same level of knowledge. Nothing could be further from the truth. According to a survey conducted by students at Duke University, 76% of undergrads do not know what a credit union is.We repeat: seventy-six percent of young adults don’t know what a credit union is.Let that sink in.But, that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. In fact, this is an opportunity. The same investigation indicated that once younger adults learned the differences between credit unions and banks, their reactions were overwhelmingly positive. One respondent even said, “What’s the catch? Is there no catch? Why wouldn’t everyone use a credit union?”Limited membership numbers in younger age groups don’t indicate a clash of generational ideals between the youth and credit unions—it’s simply a lack of knowledge. If you’re looking to expand your membership reach, think about targeting regions or workplaces with an influx of recent graduates. College towns, tech companies, and up-and-coming neighborhoods are probably craving what credit unions serve. Use this as a chance to educate potential members about what credit unions bring to the table. Campaigns emphasizing what your institution does for its members and the surrounding community will stick in the minds of those new to nonprofit banking. When you assume everyone knows what credit unions are, you’re missing an opportunity to turn newcomers into lifetime members.You’re Not The Only OneRemember, NCUA’s latest FOM rule impacts not only who your credit union can serve, but also who other credit unions can serve. A new consumer survey published in early August revealed that 1 in 5 Americans plan to open a new savings or checking account within the next 30 days. Additionally, 1 in 10 Americans aim to consolidate their debt and/or credit cards in this same time period. These results combined with the new NCUA FOM rule means that there’s huge potential for growth—as long as people know who you are.Like mergers, expanding membership eligibility gives your team a chance to consider the overall effectiveness of your branding strategies. If you aren’t getting the results you need, think about doing a brand audit. Having an outsider’s perspective on what your marketing does and doesn’t do effectively can give you the insight you need to reach new and current members successfully. Brand audits can also offer a comprehensive look at what your competitors are doing, which means you will know how to differentiate yourself in the future. With clear, unique messaging on your side, standing out from the crowd stops being a goal and starts being a standard for how you reach audiences. When a door opens to a big opportunity, seizing the moment to shine doesn’t last forever—especially if that door is also open for others. With an open mind and plenty of knowledge on your side, your credit union can thrive alongside this latest regulatory revelation from NCUA.last_img read more

Tests back hides as anthrax source in New York case

first_imgFeb 28, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Laboratory testing in the case of the New York City drum maker who recently contracted anthrax has supported the belief that he inhaled anthrax spores while working with contaminated animal hides, according to federal health officials.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Feb 24 that tests revealed Bacillus anthracis in the workplace, home, and van of the man, identified in news reports as Vado Diomande, 44. He fell ill with inhalational anthrax after performing in a concert in Mansfield, Pa., on Feb 16.The test results “are consistent with the hypothesis that the patient’s exposure occurred while working on contaminated hides while making traditional drums,” the CDC said in a notice sent through its Health Alert Network.Diomande, who has the first known US anthrax case since 2001, remains in serious condition in a Pennsylvania hospital, according to a New York Times report today. He was reported to have made drums from goat hides imported from Africa.The Environmental Protection Agency planned to begin cleaning Diomande’s Greenwich Village apartment and his studio near the Brooklyn waterfront this week, the Times reported yesterday. The agency intended to clean the apartment hallways and other common areas, plus other residents’ apartments on request, the story said.The Times also reported yesterday that testing had revealed no anthrax in an apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where a man worked on unprocessed hides obtained from Diomande.The CDC said about two thirds of anthrax cases in the United States in recent decades were linked with handling animal hides or hair, but hides nonetheless pose little risk of causing anthrax.Hides “pose a low risk of cutaneous [skin] anthrax, and an extremely low risk of inhalation anthrax,” the agency said.However, the industrial handling of large numbers of hides or of hair from many animals has been linked historically with an increased risk. Among 236 anthrax cases reported to the CDC from 1955 through 1999, 153 (65%) were tied to industrial handling of hides or hair, the CDC said. But only 9 of the 153 cases (6%) were inhalation anthrax, the most dangerous form.”No cases of inhalation anthrax in the US have ever been associated with animal hide drums,” the agency said. Diomande’s exposure “occurred when he was making and finishing drums made from untanned animal hides, and was not associated with playing finished drums. His exposure was similar to that experienced during industrial handling of hides.”While the CDC does not recommend preventive treatment for people who have had contact with animal-hide drums, drum owners or players should report any unexplained fever or skin lesions to their healthcare provider, the agency said.Diomande’s illness worried parents of children attending a New York area school where he performed about a week before he got sick, according to a report in today’s Journal News in White Plains, N.Y.At a meeting last night, four doctors assured about 50 parents there was virtually no chance that their children would contract anthrax as a result of Diomande’s performance at Hillside School in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., the newspaper reported.Ada Huang of the Westchester County Health Department said the drums Diomande used had been treated with chemicals that would kill anthrax spores. And School Superintendent John Russell said public health agencies would not test for anthrax at the school because there was next to no chance of finding any spores, according to the story.However, some parents asked if the rooms where Diomande performed could be chemically decontaminated, and school board members said they would consider that, the report said.The story said Diomande’s dance troupe has traveled globally promoting the culture of Ivory Coast through chant, mime, dance, and music.See also:CIDRAP overview of anthraxlast_img read more

Pet wash bay and zen garden a hit with apartment buyers

first_imgA new $140 million waterfront project is set to transform a key site at Hope Island on the northern Gold Coast.A new $140 million waterfront project is set to transform a key site at Hope Island on the northern end of the Gold Coast.Fresh from the recent quick-fire sell-out of its $55 million Three72 Marine on the Gold Coast’s Broadwater, Aniko Group, headed by George Mastrocostas, has released an impressive series of apartments, called No. 1 Grant Avenue.The project will take advantage of a shortage of apartments in the Hope Island area and will be strategically positioned near the new Hope Island Marketplace.The development will feature 210 apartments across two buildings with a range of exclusive resort-style facilities.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe first stage at No. 1 Grant Avenue will have 105 apartments, ranging from one-bedroom, plus study to three-bedroom, plus study residences.Apartments will blend elements of modern yet timeless design, which offer spectacular water views and lush green surrounds. Buyers will enjoy access to a residents’ lounge, expansive pool with sundecks, a fully equipped gym overlooking a children’s indoor play area, zen garden, private media room, barbecue facilities, a pet wash bay and secure basement parking.Aniko will also lodge an application to construct marina berths so owners can enjoy easy access to the Broadwater and seaway.Mr Mastrocostas said the sell-out success of the Three72 Marine Parade apartment project in Labrador pointed to pent-up demand for quality apartment living on the Coast.Apartments will range from 86sq m to 176sq m. Prices start from $369,000. Aniko Group will start construction by mid-year.last_img read more

India claim honours on day one despite Bairstow’s defiance

first_imgENGLAND struggled to capitalise on winning the toss on day one of the third Test against India in Mohali, despite the best efforts of Jonny Bairstow.A succession of touring batsmen were the architects of their own downfall on Saturday, but Bairstow’s defiant 89 at least enabled his side to recover in part from 87-4 to reach stumps on 268-8.India – 1-0 up in the five-Test series following their victory in Visakhapatnam last week – will surely be the happier team, though, particularly after ousting Bairstow and Chris Woakes (25) in the closing overs.Three of England’s top four departed to loose shots in the morning session, while Ben Stokes (29) and the recalled Jos Buttler (43) each shared in restorative partnerships but also gave their wickets away.Bairstow was able to demonstrate greater sticking power, Test cricket’s leading run-scorer in 2016 again exhibiting his much-improved technique against the turning ball.Yet after seeing two edges, on 54 and 89, put down by opposite number Parthiv Patel, Bairstow fell lbw to Jayant Yadav (2-49) with 6.2 overs remaining in the day, ending his hopes of becoming the first English keeper to make a century on Asian soil.Buttler, Woakes and Gareth Batty returned to England’s team at the expense of Ben Duckett, the injured Stuart Broad and Zafar Ansari, while Karun Nair was handed a Test debut by India with KL Rahul unavailable and Parthiv replaced Wriddhiman Saha (thigh) behind the stumps.Although many of his team-mates got themselves out, Haseeb Hameed (9) could hardly be blamed when an Umesh Yadav (2-58) delivery reared up off a length to take the glove, giving Ajinkya Rahane a simple catch at gully.Joe Root played horribly across the line to fall lbw to Jayant for 15, while Alastair Cook – dropped twice on his way to 27 – was caught behind looking to cut Ravichandran Ashwin’s (1-43) first ball.Poor shot selection was again in evidence when Moeen Ali (16), promoted to four in Duckett’s absence, top-edged a hook off Mohammed Shami (1-52) to fine-leg.And although Stokes and Buttler each contributed to valuable partnerships, they too were guilty of soft dismissals that ensured India remained on top.(Omnisport.com)Stokes was stumped by Parthiv after dancing down the track to Ravindra Jadeja (2-56) and an encouraging innings from Buttler came to an end at the hands of the same bowler when he chipped tamely to mid-off.There looked to be no shifting Bairstow as Parthiv failed to take a second edge from the otherwise untroubled Yorkshireman.However, the very next delivery had Bairstow plumb lbw and India struck another blow in the penultimate over of the day when the impressive Umesh bowled Woakes.(Omnisport.com)ENGLAND 1st inningsA. Cook c P. Patel b R. Ashwin 27H. Hameed c Rahane b U. Yadav 9J. Root lbw b Yadav 15M. Ali c Vijay b Shami 16J. Bairstow lbw b Yadav 89B. Stokes st P. Patel b Jadeja 29J. Buttler c Kohli b Jadeja 43C. Woakes b U. Yadav 25A. Rashid not out 4G. Batty not out 0Extras (b-8 lb-2 nb-1) 11Total (for 8 wickets, 90 overs) 268Fall of wickets: 1-32 H. Hameed,2-51 J. Root,3-51 A. Cook,4-87 M. Ali,5-144 B. Stokes,6-213 J. Buttler,7-258 J. Bairstow,8-266 C. WoakesDid not bat: J. AndersonBowling: M. Shami 20 – 5 – 52 – 1,U. Yadav 16 – 4 – 58 – 2,J. Yadav 15 – 5 – 49 – 2, R. Ashwin 18 – 1 – 43 – 1,R. Jadeja 21 – 3 – 56 – 2(nb-1).last_img read more