Beloved String Cheese Incident keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth has announced a very exciting event in conjunction with SCI’s run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this summer. Called Kyle’s Brew Fest, Hollingsworth will both perform and curate beer selections for a benefit concert for Conscious Alliance.Taking place on July 14th at the Great Divide Brewing Company’s RiNo Location in Denver, CO, Hollingsworth will be on hand to perform with his solo project, the Kyle Hollingsworth Band. Tickets include the live performance, a limited edition drinking vessel, and the opportunity to sample wares from over 30 local craft breweries. String Cheese plays Red Rocks from July 15-17, so this will serve as a fun way to get the party started!Strange Brew: Inside The Unique Connection Between Bands And Their BeersTickets for the new event go on sale tomorrow, May 20th at 10 AM MST, and more info can be found on Kyle Hollingsworth’s official website.
Benson: Legislature committed to preserving the court system Senior Editor Florida lawmakers are committed to maintaining the quality of the state’s court system as they take over more funding of trial courts and they welcome input from the legal community, according to state Rep. Holly Benson, R-Pensacola.Benson addressed the Bar Board of Governors at its December meeting. The night before, she and Sen. Rod Smith, D-Gainesville, had received The Florida Bar President’s 2003-04 Legislative Award for their work last year on the court funding issue. (Sen. Alex Villalobos, R-Miami, also received the award later in the month in Miami.)“We remain committed to preserving our court system,” said Benson, who chairs the House Special Committee on Article V, which is overseeing the state’s taking over more trial court funding, pursuant to a 1998 constitutional amendment. “We want to preserve one of the best court systems in the country and make it accountable to users and the public.”Last year, the legislature passed HB 113A which provides an outline on what expenses will be assumed by the state and which will remain county responsibilities.There will be the inevitable glitch bill to fix problems with that legislation, Benson said, although most changes appear to be noncontroversial. She invited lawyers to go to Myfloridahouse.com, read HB113A, and pass along their recommendations for any improvements.“My mother was a high school English teacher, so I’ve been edited all my life,” Benson told the board with a smile. “I’m used to it.”She likened the funding change to a statewide bank taking over 67 small, independent local banks — each with its own accounting system.The legislature will face many complex questions this year as it seeks to come up with more funding for county and circuit courts, Benson said. Issues include who pays for ongoing cases opened prior to July 1, 2004, the date in the constitution that the state assumes its greater responsibility, and how to handle county employees who will become state employees under the funding switch. Lawmakers will also likely consider raising filing fees to help pay court costs.The legislature is also looking for ways to standardize due process costs, Benson said, for such things as court interpreters, expert witnesses, conflict attorneys, and similar expenses.Legislators will welcome guidance from the Bar and lawyers as it tackles those and other topics.“As the people who go to courthouses on a regular basis, tell us what systemic improvements you would like to see,” Benson said, adding those can include such things as digital court reporting and online access to court records.“Offer us comments on legislation as it goes through the system,” she continued. “Tell us what we can do to improve it.”Benson praised the Bar for commissioning TaxWatch to study the court funding issue, saying it has been a struggle for legislators to determine the proper level for state funding. “I look forward to getting that report,” she added.The legal community also needs to work with Rep. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, Benson said, who chairs the House Appropriations subcommittee that sets funding for the judicial system.Bar President Miles McGrane told Benson that the Bar and lawmakers share the goal of preserving the “quality of the court system.”“We thank you for your hard work and we appreciate all you have done and we are here for you,” he said. “We may not always agree with you, but we will do that in a very polite way.” January 1, 2004 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Benson: Legislature committed to preserving the court system
93SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tansley Stearns Tansley is a dynamic force of nature, fiercely crusading on behalf of all credit unions while tirelessly driving forward the brand image and family spirit of Canvas. She joined us … Web: https://www.canvas.org Details A recent MarketPlace.org article attributed credit union growth to lax regulations. Headlined with “As relaxed regulations spur credit union memberships, banks cry foul,” the article touts how credit unions have grown 60% over the last 20 years.Well of course we’ve grown, credit unions are awesome for people and small businesses. That said, unfortunately, we are not exploding across the financial market. In fact, statistics shared from this year’s Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Advocacy Conference (GAC) include the disheartening fact that our market share in the financial industry “hasn’t budged from 7% over the last three decades” and while more Americans are aware of credit unions, “among non-members, 72% don’t necessarily dislike credit unions. They simply don’t consider them as part of their decision process.”As an industry, we need to own our lack of growth. Collectively, we must do a better job of sharing our story and telling human beings why credit unions are a better choice. It has become a cliché to say that we are the “best kept secret.” We must invest in marketing. Just like the CUNA 2019 “Open Your Eyes” campaign touts, it’s time for credit unions to help consumers open their eyes to credit unions. We must tell our story in a way that focuses on the benefits we deliver, the impact we create, and the people we help.It’s a great thing that there is a credit union out there for everyone, no matter where you work or live. As modern and sophisticated financial institutions, we are dedicated to putting our members in control because we are accountable to our members, not shareholders. That accountability means that all of our resources stay focused on helping our members turn their dreams into reality.The good news is that when we do tell our story and consumers use us, they love us because it makes a positive impact. The MarketPlace article relates the wonderful experience of three college students who embraced joining a credit union. Each one referred their next roommate to the benefits of being a member. Again, this is not based on any “looser” laws enabling a nefariously new daisy chain connecting potential members, nor is it a new “phenomenon.” Depending on each credit unions’ charter, the Federal Credit Union Act supports extending membership in a variety of ways, including family and yes that also includes members of the same household. This is how it’s worked for decades.We’re here to help people and when that happens, it’s natural and very positive that those people tell their friends. The MarketPlace article points out that credit unions save their members about $12 billion a year, a point CUNA detailed directly to the U.S. Congress earlier this year. The March 27, 2019, CUNA release states “There are over 115 million credit union members who benefit by $12 billion a year as a result of paying fewer and lower fees, lower loan rates and earning higher rates on deposits. Here are just a few of the ways this plays out for credit union members across the country:Credit unions’ new vehicle loans are 1.78% lower than other financial institutions, according to the December 2018 NCUA’s Credit Union and Bank Rates.Credit union members save about $1,000 in interest paid over a five year loan based on those December 2018 statistics provided by NCUA’s Credit Union and Bank Rates data. This is based on financing a $25,000 new automobile for 60 months at a credit union will save a member an average of $200 per year in interest.Credit union members earn 2.5X more interest on their savings with credit unions versus banks (CUNA, Open Your Eyes Campaign).Don’t all of us desire to create positive impact for hard working people? It’s hard to believe that more consumers saving more money, paying less interest and ultimately creating a path to financial success is anything other than tremendously positive.Credit unions were first formed to ensure that working class Americans could have access to lower cost credit and a safe place to save their money. Credit unions take the money earned, and invest it back into the products and services provided to our members. It’s also what makes us a not-for-profit member-owned cooperative that does not pay corporate taxes, so we can provide those lower loan rates and higher savings rates to the average person.As efforts are made to change regulations for us, it is a subtle reminder that credit unions did not require a financial helping hand or additional oversight more than a decade ago to stay true to our members. And, we don’t require that now.At Canvas, we’re dedicated to helping more people afford life and embrace being a financial by-your-side guide for our members. It’s working. In 2018, Canvas Credit Union helped our members obtain access to more than $2.1 billion in affordable loans. Canvas serves nearly 10,000 local small businesses. Also, in 2018, we awarded $56,000 in scholarships, donated $200,000 to local charities, and supported our staff volunteering 1,372 hours. And, we’re not slowing down.We’re proud credit unions save their members about $12 billion a year as cited by MarketPlace. But we won’t stop there. Let’s help human beings, communities, and small businesses open their eyes to all credit unions’ have to offer.
The USC School of Social Work will hold a memorial service Wednesday to remember Jennifer Paek, a Ph.D. candidate who died in New York last Wednesday.Remembered · Jennifer Paek (right), pictured here with a friend, was studying health disparity and policy at USC’s School of Social Work. – Photo courtesy of Young Sun Lee. (Corrected 4/14/2010 to reflect the correct identification of Paek.)The service for Paek, who was in her second year at USC, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Social Work Center Gabilan Courtyard.“She was just a really, really beautiful person,” said Minah Kim, Paek’s close friend and classmate in the Ph.D. program. “So many people were surrounded by Jennifer’s love.”Paek was born in New York on October 7, 1979, but was raised in Southern California. She received a bachelor’s degree in Asian American studies from UCLA before moving on to receive a master’s of social welfare from the same school.“She was very passionate about learning, education and educating as a social worker,” Kim said.In her doctoral work at USC, Paek focused on health disparities, health policy, case advocacy for vulnerable populations and end-of-life care. According to Prisca Wu, who has been friends with Paek since high school, Paek was heavily involved in the community and focused on advocating for people without a voice.“She was already taking care of people before the social worker program,” Wu said. “She was always looking to see how she could make things better for other people.”The owner of two dogs, Paek combined her passion for social work with her love of animals in her veterinary hospital social work project, said Brooklyn Levine, who developed the program with Paek.The program established a philosophy of caring for an animal and its guardian or family to best serve both their needs and outcomes.“Jennifer wanted to alleviate the strain on professionals doing good work in a difficult economy and create new jobs in an unexplored niche in Los Angeles,” Levine said in a written reflection about Paek.Friends said Paek was caring, warm and generous and had a great sense of humor.“She was really thoughtful and [was] always talking about you,” Wu said. “[She] put herself way last and would remember specific things about your life.”Paek was known for putting together care packages for her classmates during midterms or finals, Kim said.“She was like a big sister to me,” Kim said. “Because I’m international, she was always correcting my English … She told me what restaurant is better for me [and] where to go for sightseeing.”Wu echoed this sentiment.“She just had such a way of including all her friends into her life,” Wu said. “By extension, all of her friends were like a family.”According to The Brooklyn Paper, a local newspaper in New York, Paek died after jumping from the roof of the 51-story building she lived in. The paper reported that Paek had left suicide notes in the apartment she shared with her husband.Paek is survived by her parents Chung Ja and Nam Paek and her husband, Luis Diaz.Correction: Jennifer Paek was originally identified in the photo caption as the woman on the left, but is the woman on the right.
24 Mar 2016 Five England players in St Andrews Trophy squad Five England players are included in the 18-strong Great Britain and Ireland squad for the St Andrews Trophy match at Prince’s, Kent, on 20-21 July. They are Jamie Bower of Yorkshire, Scott Gregory of Hampshire, Bradley Moore of Derbyshire, Marco Penge of Sussex and Ashton Turner of Lincolnshire. Scotland’s Craig Watson will captain the nine-man team that will face the Continent of Europe in the biennial match. GB&I are bidding to retain the trophy following their 14-10 victory at Barsebäck in 2014, their first win in the match since 2008. Watson takes over from Welshman Nigel Edwards, who captained the team on three occasions. “I’m very much looking forward to the match and want to build on the success that Nigel and the team enjoyed two years ago in Sweden,” he said. “We have a strong group of players to call upon again this year and there is a good mixture of experience and youth in the squad. We know we will be in for a tough match at Prince’s so we have to pick the best team we can and the players will be working hard throughout this season to impress the selectors.” The St Andrews Trophy has been played alternately on British/Irish and mainland European courses since 1956. GB&I has won on 25 occasions and the Continent of Europe has won five times, including the 2010 and 2012 matches. The England players: Jamie Bower (Meltham) age 22 – has notched up two victories in 2016 at the Gauteng North Amateur and the Southern Cape Open in South Africa. (Image © Leaderboard Photography)? Scott Gregory (Corhampton) age 21 – runner-up in the 2016 Spanish Amateur and helped England win the Costa Ballena Quadrangular tournament. He tied fourth in last year’s European Amateur. Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park) age 18 – first reserve for the GB&I Walker Cup team, captained the 2015 GB&I Jacques Leglise Trophy team to a draw with the Continent of Europe and won the Carris Trophy. Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood) age 17 – played in the 2013 and 2015 GB&I Jacques Leglise Trophy teams and won three times last year: the Peter McEvoy Trophy, the Scottish Stroke Play Championship and the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters. Ashton Turner (Kenwick Park) age 20 – won the Darwin Salver last year and achieved a top ten finish at the European Nations Cup in Spain in February. The other squad members are: Ireland Jack Hume (Naas) – County Kildare Stuart Grehan (Tullamore) – County Offaly Alex Gleeson (Castle) – Dublin John Ross Galbraith (Whitehead) – County Antrim Scotland Ewen Ferguson (Bearsden) – Dunbartonshire Grant Forrest (Craigielaw) – East Lothian Jack McDonald (Kilmarnock Barassie) – Ayrshire Robert MacIntyre (Glencruitten) – Argyll and Bute Greig Marchbank (Thornhill) – Dumfries and Galloway Craig Ross (Kirkhill) – Lanarkshire Connor Syme (Drumoig) – Fife Wales David Boote (Walton Heath) – Surrey Owen Edwards (Llanwern) – Newport
For the first time in the entire Murdoch Division Semi Final against the Spokane Braves, the real Nelson Leafs stepped up.Travis Wellman scored three times and Kootenay Ice netminder Jason Mailhoit was solid between the pipes leading the Leafs to a convincing 7-2 shellacking of the Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Tuesday night in Spokane.Nelson wins the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi Final 4-2 and now hosts Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Game one of the divisional final Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Game two is Saturday in Nelson.After failing to score in five periods of hockey, Nelson took a 2-1 lead after one period.The Leafs extended the lead to 5-1 after two before out scoring the Braves 2-1 in the third.Wellman, finishing the game with five points, snapped a three-game goaless streak with the trick Tuesday. Darnel St. Pierrie, Austin Seaman, Carsen Willans and Connor Tetlock also scored for the Leafs.Willans has four points while Linden Horswill also broke out of a point slump, finishing with three assists.Tyler Peltram and Tanner Stolz replied for Spokane which loss all three games at home.Nelson’s special teams also broked out of a slump, going 5-for-7 on the power play. At one point of the game, the Leafs were 4-for-4 with the man advantage.Mailhoit, back up for the Leafs throughout the series due to an injury to starter Brad Rebagliati, was thrust into the starting role when Nelson goalie Adam Maida injured a knee during Game five of the series Monday.Mailhoit, who played the season in the BC Major Midget League with the Ice, finished the game with 33 saves as Nelson out shot the Braves 42-36.Maida is out for the remainder playoffs.The status of Rebagliati is also questionable, forcing Leaf management to put in a call to Castlegar Rebels to see if rookie netminder Patrick Zubick was available.Zubick, who played two games for Castlegar during its series against Beaver Valley, lost both starts.The Leafs were once again without the services of leading scorer Jamie Vlanich, who suffered an upper body injury February 14 against Grand Forks.Status of Vlanich remains questionable for Friday’s opener.