Warren Haynes, Tom Morello, Regina Spektor & Jon Batiste Join Up For Beatles Cover [Watch]

first_imgLast night, two guitar greats in Tom Morello and Warren Haynes were able to share the stage at a very special benefit concert, The World On Stage. Hosted by Global Citizen at the NYU Skirball Center, the event featured a number of powerful discussions about solutions to global problems, mixed with moments of incredible live music.Among the many highlights from the night was the collaboration between the two guitarists, along with vocalist Regina Spektor and Jon Batiste, who was playing a keytar. All four incredible musicians joined forces for a cover of The Beatles’ classic “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”Watch the group in action, courtesy of Andrew Work Uploads on YouTube.The song choice made sense, as the event featured Paul Simon giving out the first-ever George Harrison Award. You can see Simon also play a rendition of another Harrison classic, “Here Comes The Sun,” below.Amazing! What a treat to see these talents coming together for such an important cause, celebrating charity on the global scale.last_img read more

Berger shares CU difference, priorities with Trump, Biden

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As NAFCU’s award-wining advocacy team continues to closely monitor the election cycle, NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger Monday shared credit union priorities with President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden – the Republican and Democratic candidates, respectively, for the 2020 presidential election.“Credit unions are fundamentally different than for-profit financial institutions, both in purpose and structure,” wrote Berger. “As owners of cooperative financial institutions united by a common bond, all credit union members have an equal say in the operation of their credit union – “one member, one vote” – regardless of the dollar amount they have on account.”In the letter, Berger highlighted that ensuring credit unions are able to grow and thrive is vital to the financial health of communities across the nation and noted key steps credit unions have taken to safely serve more than 121 million consumers amid the coronavirus pandemic. See the credit union difference for yourself.Berger also shared NAFCU’s 2020 advocacy priorities, outlining the top issues that are currently impacting credit unions. The five tenets include: continue reading »last_img read more

An invitation to join the Eco Domus Eco-friendly accommodation certification program has been published

first_imgIstria wants to develop tourism in a sustainable and responsible way, respecting environmental, economic and social aspects. These goals are contained in the Strategy for the Development of Croatian Tourism until 2020, in the Master Plan for the Development of Tourism in Istria until 2025 and in the Work Program of the Administrative Department for Tourism of the County of Istria. The aim of the call is therefore to include in the project those private renters who want to adapt their facilities and services and offer them to guests in a responsible and sustainable way.It was published on the website of the Istrian County Public call for inclusion in the certification program for Eco-friendly accommodation in Istria. By diversifying private accommodation, we want to attract ecologically aware guests who adhere to ecological principles in everyday life, and in the destination where they spend their vacation, they prefer to choose accommodation in which such principles are also respected and nurtured.The Eco Domus program is intended for small tourist accommodation facilities that are categorized as holiday homes or as apartments with a total capacity of up to 30 beds, which are registered for year-round business and are engaged in renting for at least 2 years. “By diversifying private accommodation, we want to attract ecologically aware guests who adhere to ecological principles in everyday life, and in the destination where they spend their vacation, they prefer to choose accommodation in which such principles are also respected and nurtured. A survey conducted by Booking.com earlier this year on a sample of over 12.000 respondents worldwide confirms that awareness of environmentally friendly accommodation options is growing as travelers around the world seek environmentally friendly accommodation and additional costs are not a problem if their trip is sustainable.“Point out the Administrative Department for Tourism of the Istrian County.Last year’s public call was submitted by 13 landlords who were provided with free advisory services on the adaptation of their facility to obtain the eco-label, and after evaluating all applications received, 11 facilities were selected that met the criteria, namely: Villa Baldaši from Baldaši (Vižinada), Villa Milica from Šajini (Barban), Villa Ladonja from Manjadvorci (Barban), Apartment Margerita from Bezjaki (St. Peter in the Forest), House Una from Kranjčići (Svetvinčenat), Villa Dubravka from Pinezići (Tinjan) ), Agrotourism Ograde from Katun Lindarski (Pazin), Villa Marten from Brajkovići (Kanfanar), Apartment Oliveto from Medulin, Villa Dolce Vita from Motovun and Villa Gašparini from Cerion (Višnjan).Selected candidates will be provided with free professional advisory services for adjusting their accommodation to the criteria of the Eco-friendly accommodation certification program in Istria ( certificate award criteria ), and for more information on Eco Domus, see hereSide dish: Public call for inclusion in the EcoDomus projectlast_img read more

Alexis Peterson adapts to what Syracuse needs in 60-39 win against Virginia Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 10, 2016 at 6:08 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Cornelia Fondren threw a pass in transition toward Briana Day and Maggie Morrison, who were both charging toward the basket. But the ball flew in between them and out of bounds.Fondren clapped her hands together, brought them toward her face and grimaced. Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman spun around, pointed to starting point guard Alexis Peterson and directed her to take out Fondren four minutes into the third quarter.The Orange had relied on Peterson scoring until that point, but as the game slogged on, she managed SU’s (12-4, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) offense and helped it ride out a 60-39 win over Virginia Tech (13-3, 1-2) on Sunday afternoon in the Carrier Dome.“She did a very good job running the show,” Hillsman said. “She had her offense when we needed her to have offense. She did a very good job of being solid.”Syracuse had its second-worst shooting performance of the season against the Hokies, but Peterson’s steady play helped the Orange get out to an 11-point halftime lead and maintain a double-digit cushion the rest of the way. She finished with 16 points on 7-of-19 shooting, seven assists and two turnovers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textVirginia Tech’s Vanessa Panousis carried the ball up the court with a minute left in the first quarter while Peterson stood along the opposite sideline in SU’s press. Panousis attempted a pass toward the middle, but Peterson crept toward it.She lifted her right hand up as both feet left the ground, elevating above the nearest Hokies player and snagging it out of the air. After shifting her body toward the offensive end, she laid in a basket with no one else in front of her.“She’s just a real smart point guard,” Virginia Tech head coach Dennis Wolff said, “so she takes advantage of every situation.”Two and a half minutes into the second quarter, Peterson took a couple quick dribbles into the key and past her defender. As no VT players collapsed on her, Peterson’s high-arcing jumper swished through the basket.Four minutes later, Peterson hit a corner 3 as the Orange broke open the game for good on a 9-0 run and she had 12 of SU’s first 24 points.“She was unstoppable,” Day said.At halftime, no one else on Syracuse had made more than one field goal while Peterson had 12 points.Peterson shared the ball and set teammates up to score more recently. She leads the ACC in assist-to-turnover ratio and averaged 8.5 assists in the four previous games entering Sunday.Already with a comfortable lead, Hillsman called for more half-court sets in the last 20 minutes. Peterson would wait for the shot clock to wind down as she dribbled beyond the 3-point line. Her scoring slowed down, shooting 2-of-9 in the second half, but Syracuse forced total 29 turnovers and just had to milk the clock to secure the win.“If I let her go every possession, she would shoot the whole game,” Hillsman said.As Peterson’s misses began piling up with a minute left in the third, she bent over in frustration and clapped her hands above her shoelaces. The scoring dominance Peterson showed in the first half didn’t exist in the second.But Peterson didn’t have to score for the Orange to “shrink the game and get out of here,” Hillsman said. She played 35 minutes and was SU’s only player to play more than 29.Though the game shifted midway through, Peterson ran the show throughout.“She’s an intelligent point guard,” Hillsman said, “and I told her to just take care of the ball and we’ll be OK in the second half.”With the ball in Peterson’s hands, Syracuse was OK. Commentslast_img read more