It’s good to be home.That will most certainly be the sentiment on Friday, as songwriter Jane Kramer, who has long had ties with the Asheville area, returns to The Grey Eagle to celebrate the release of her brand new record, Carnival of Hopes.Kramer, who studied at Warren Wilson College and made her musical mark in the region as part of The Barrel House Mamas, spent some years out west before returning to North Carolina last year.Kramer is certainly hitting her stride on Carnival of Hopes, her second solo release. She embraces songwriting that runs through a gamut of emotions, with heartache, regret, fear, and hope resounding deeply in her lyrics, and each tune is delivered with a voice that only be described as one of the purest in modern Americana.Carnival of Hopes is a steady stream of beauty and features a bevy of musicians well familiar to the Asheville scene. Nicky Sanders, long time fiddler for Steep Canyon Rangers, took part in the recording, as did Franklin Reel, cellist for Sirius B, and Eliot Wadopian, River Guerguerian, and Chris Rosser of Free Planet Radio. Many of these musicians, along with others from the record and many of Kramer’s Asheville friends, will be joining her on stage Friday night.For evidence of just how good Jane Kramer is, check out the title track from the new record, which Trail Mix happily features this month.Jane Kramer called Western North Carolina home for a time before venturing off. Now she has returned, complete with a rousing and powerful new record. Like the antique ferris wheel featured on her new disc, she has come full circle.For more information on Jane Kramer, the new record, or her concert schedule, make sure to check out her website.Trail Mix would like to give you the chance to catch Jane Kramer, along with The Sea The Sea, on Friday at The Grey Eagle. If you are interested, take a shot at the trivia question down below. Email your answer to [email protected] A winner of two tickets to the show will be chosen from all correct answers received by noon tomorrow (Thursday, February 25th).Question . . . All of the tracks on Carnival of Hopes were written by Jane, with the exception of “Down South.” What free fallin’ songwriter can take credit for penning that one?And remember . . . . email your answers in. Don’t post them down below in the comments section. That’s no fun for anyone![divider]More from the Trail Mix Blog[/divider]
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York With the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy fast approaching, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that Long Island will receive $815 million for projects already approved by the federal government to help repair LI’s battered infrastructure.The governor was joined by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his counterpart from Suffolk, Steve Bellone, during a conference call to announce that much-needed funding is on its way. Both Mangano and Bellone welcomed the news.Mangano called it “a great step forward with respect to addressing government infrastructure,” and Bellone noted the cash would help Suffolk rebuild “stronger and better.”A large chunk of the money—$697 million—is earmarked for rehabilitation and mitigation of Bay Park Sewage Treatment plant in Nassau, which will receive $445 million, and Bergen Point Wastewater Treatment Facility in Suffolk, which the state is providing $242 million to replace the facility’s ocean outfall pipe, among other repairs.Bay Park, which suffered a catastrophic failure after 9-foot waves barreled into the plant, spewing sewage into streets, waterways and homes, still requires extensive repairs. The funding secured by the state will help build dikes, levees and flood walls around the plant.The state will also move forward on a plan to allow PSEG to install a new outage management system that should help the utility better identify power outages and prioritize restoration, Cuomo said.“LIPA didn’t have the sophistication to deal with the problem,” Cuomo said of the Long Island Power Authority, which will be reduced to a holding company when PSEG takes the reigns of the electric grid in January.An additional $20 million will fund two new “micro grids”—one in each county—which will allow communities to operate their own electric grid when the main network goes down.“We do anticipate another situation like this,” Cuomo said of future storms like Sandy. “We want to be better prepared than we were in the past.”The state is also funneling down $47 million to strengthen eight bridges—five in Nassau and three in Suffolk—that require additional protection.They are:Meadowbrook Parkway over False Channel, Town of HempsteadMeadowbrook Parkway over Fundy Channel, Town of HempsteadMeadowbrook Parkway over Sloop Channel, Town of HempsteadLoop Parkway over Long Creek, Town of HempsteadSouthern State Parkway over Hempstead Lake, Town of HempsteadRobert Moses Causeway over Fire Island Inlet, Town of IslipRobert Moses Causeway (southbound) over State Boat Channel, Town of IslipRobert Moses Causeway (northbound) over State Boat Channel, Town of Islip
21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Along with the typical resolutions to eat less and work out more, many of us strive to make better financial choices in the New Year. Unfortunately, even the most well-meaning resolutions aren’t always effective for increasing wealth.According to Sujan Patel, VP of Marketing for Inc., “You have to think like a rich person to become one.” Achieving this goal means putting the proper time and effort into managing financial resources, choosing ventures and projects carefully and rejecting any investment efforts that could be considered frivolous.Before setting your financial goals for the coming year, take time to consider these 11 New Year’s resolutions that the rich would never make.1. Waste Money on a Gym Membership That Won’t Be UsedAccording to Nielsen.com, staying fit and losing weight were the top two New Year’s resolutions for 2015. However, a study by the Statistic Brain Research Institute revealed that only 8 percent of people were successful in achieving these goals. In light of this data, the wealthy would not likely consider a new gym membership to be a wise investment. continue reading »
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Like the consumers they target, fraudsters are becoming more digitally-savvy – and this dynamic is creating new security challenges for financial institutions everywhere.Fraudsters are now employing sophisticated methods and machine learning technology to commit global fraud at a scale of $43.8 billion this year alone. At the same time, fraud mitigation is costing financial institutions almost $3 for every $1 earned in revenue.To reverse this alarming trend, credit unions need to fight fire with fire – deploying advanced technology to detect new, ever-evolving fraud patterns and trends. Introducing COOPER Fraud AnalyzerTo empower credit unions in the fight against fraud, CO-OP is pleased to announce that COOPER Fraud Analyzer, an advanced data-driven fraud mitigation tool, has launched into pilot testing with four participating credit unions. COOPER Fraud Analyzer uses advanced rules and decisioning to evaluate transactions based on type, amount, speed and other attributes, and then instantly detect anomalies, such as new account fraud, in-branch teller fraud, and fraudulent check deposits. By quickly identifying questionable activity and reporting it to credit unions, COOPER Fraud Analyzer helps protect account holders and build member trust in their credit union.“It is CO-OP’s job to make sure that our clients have access to the best technology to combat fraud and protect their members,” said Todd Clark, President/CEO of CO-OP. “We believe the most effective answer lies in developing a machine learning and artificial intelligence solution that we can bring to our credit unions at scale.”Bringing COOPER to the CO-OP Shared Branch NetworkDuring the pilot testing period, four CO-OP Shared Branch credit unions will put COOPER Fraud Analyzer through the paces, flowing their shared branch account-based transactions through the system. The system will ingest and learn from this data in order to detect fraud and rapidly improve its fraud-fighting algorithms. Following completion of pilot testing, CO-OP will make COOPER Fraud Analyzer available to the more than 1,800 participating credit unions of CO-OP Shared Branch as a security benefit built into the network.“The launch of COOPER Fraud Analyzer into client testing marks a major milestone in the evolution of CO-OP as a financial technology provider, and it is particularly significant in that we are first providing this tool to one of the industry’s most valuable assets, the CO-OP Shared Branch network,” added Clark.In early 2019, CO-OP will also be introducing COOPER Fraud Score, using machine learning to create a risk-scoring model that determines the level of suspicion for a transaction. COOPER Fraud Score will be applied to both account-based, including CO-OP Shared Branch, and card-based CO-OP products.Looking Beyond Fraud MitigationWhile fraud mitigation will be the initial focus, ultimately COOPER technology will be leveraged to help credit unions better understand their members’ needs and preferences. The platform will draw on volumes of data to create a risk-scoring model as well as help create more engaging experiences for members.Over the next few months, CO-OP will share the results of the pilot program as well as updates on availability.Contact us to learn more about COOPER Fraud Analyzer and our other fraud mitigation solutions or visit www.co-opfs.org/cooper.
– Advertisement – Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.Most of us are constantly struggling to get enough sleep. We’re unable to fall into dreamland when we want to, and the result is that we end up drifting off throughout the day. But when bedtime finally rolls around? Our body just won’t give in — suddenly it has things to do. Those things are worry, stress, roll from side to side, nervously shake a leg, think about that inconsequential thing someone did or said 15 years ago…the works.- Advertisement – A lot of people tend to go without PJ sets entirely, opting for old, oversized T-shirts and athletic shorts from a sport they haven’t played in years. We’ve been there too, but we have to tell you why we think that’s a mistake. It’s the same reason that people say not to hang out in bed before it’s time to drift off, or to stop using your phone the second you’re supine. You have to mentally and physically put yourself in a situation made for sleeping. That means putting on your sleep uniform!Of course, we won’t blame you if you end up wearing these PJs well into the morning. They’re warm, soft and skin-friendly. Up top, you have a long-sleeve tee with a round neckline and dropped shoulders, and on the bottom, you have long pants with an elasticized drawstring waistband. These pants also have pockets and tapered ankles to prevent the fabric from dragging across the floor. It’s a cuter, jogger-inspired look too!AmazonSee it!- Advertisement – Get the AKEWEI Two-Piece Jogger PJ Set starting at just $23 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 4, 2020, but are subject to change.This matching set comes in five tie-dye color variations, and we’re loving the watercolor effect. The sky blue shade really does look like puffy clouds partly covering a gorgeous blue sky, while pink and light purple have more of a sunrise or sunset effect. The remaining purple and orange shades look like straight-up paintings! These pajamas will seriously make you feel like a work of art.We love these PJs as a set, but don’t forget you can always mix and match should you feel like it’s a night for shorts or a tank top. Take them out on the town too, pairing the top with jeans or the bottoms with a mock-neck top! Just make sure to schedule some time for a nap. See it!Get the AKEWEI Two-Piece Jogger PJ Set starting at just $23 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 4, 2020, but are subject to change.Not your style? Check out more from AKEWEI here and shop more sleep and loungewear here! Don’t forget to check out all of Amazon’s Daily Deals!Check out more of our picks and deals here!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon-style leggings and all the best gifts for everyone in your life. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. In addition, Us Weekly receives compensation from the manufacturer of the products we write about when you click on a link and then purchase the product featured in an article. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product or service is featured or recommended. Shop With Us operates independently from advertising sales team. We welcome your feedback at [email protected] Happy shopping! Now, are we going to imply that a cute, comfy pair of pajamas can fix all of those things? Well, not necessarily. But it might help! Feeling physically comfortable and happy with your bedtime outfit could ease your mind. When you set yourself up for a good night’s sleep with a soft (or firm) pillow, cozy blankets and an A+ pair of PJs, your body just might find that bedtime is not so bad after all!AmazonSee it!Get the AKEWEI Two-Piece Jogger PJ Set starting at just $23 at Amazon! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, November 4, 2020, but are subject to change.- Advertisement –
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51907Leonard KORIRUSA27:20.1827:34.01 17BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA0101 181284Rhonex KIPRUTOKEN26:50.1626:50.16 4KENYA2024 2PR OF CHINA2338 2237Onesphore NZIKWINKUNDABDI28:09.9828:11.90 17PORTUGAL0101 20QATAR0011 Kampala, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | It was all well-planned by team Uganda. The 10,000m team would have to arrive last, if they are to have a chance to be first.The world’s two best cross-country runners, 23-year-old Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo, 18, joined by Abdallah Kibet Mande, completed their high-altitude training in the hills of Kapchorwa on Monday. They, Wednesday night, became the last members of Team Uganda to fly to Doha for the athletics World Championships.High altitude training is expected to give them those extra seconds of energy, and an oxygen boost, that could make the difference between a medal or none, at Sunday’s 10,000m final.At 1,915 m (6,283 ft) above sea level, Kapchorwa is an ideal training ground for long distance athletes. Experts say that elevation enables them acclimatize to the “relative lack of oxygen in one or more ways such as increasing the mass of red blood cells and hemoglobin, or altering muscle metabolism – giving them a competitive advantage.”Many elite athletes live permanently at high altitude, only returning to sea level to compete, as the Ugandan team just did.. 201798Abdallah Kibet MANDEUGA27:22.8927:22.89 19235Rodrigue KWIZERABDI 15FRANCE0112 14CANADA0134 7GREAT BRITAIN & N.I.1102 9JAPAN1001 9AUSTRALIA1001 9NETHERLANDS1001 6701Hagos GEBRHIWETETH26:48.9526:48.95 15BAHRAIN0112 The 10,000m finalCheptegei will be favourite in Sunday’s final that will be the first since 2013 that Mo Farah is not the man to beat in the 25 lap race. By the time he retired last year, Farah had captures 10 successive world or Olympic titles in the 10,000 metres.At the last event in London 2017, Cheptegei set the pace but was edged in the final moments by the legend.It is that silver medal that Cheptegei will hope to improve on this time round. If he does, he will become only the fourth Ugandan to win World Athletics Championship gold, joining Dorcus Inzikuru in Helsinki 2005, Stephen Kiprotich in Moscow 2013 and Halimah Nakaayi at Doha 2019.Other medals for Uganda at the Worlds have been two Silvers by Davis Kamoga Athens 1997 and Joshua Cheptegei 2017; Bronzes by Moses Kipsiro Osaka 2007 and Solomon Mutai in Beijing 2015.The reward for winning a World Championship gold is a tax-free $60,000 prize. If one breaks the world record, which is 26:17.53 minutes, a $100,000 bonus is given.Prize Money (tax free in Uganda)1st $60,0002nd $30,0003rd $20,0004th $15,0005th $10,0006th $6,0007th $5,0008th $4,00010,000m starting lineup 17UKRAINE0101 RANKCOUNTRY 1UNITED STATES88218 16236Thierry NDIKUMWENAYOBDI 20ECUADOR0011 9NORWAY1001 5ETHIOPIA1203 20COTE D’IVOIRE0011 Cheptegei (kitengi) and colleagues being seen off by Uganda Olympic Committee chief William Blick (middle) yesterday before he left for Doha last night. PHOTO UOC MEDIA THURSDAYMen’s 1500m H Ronald Musagala 10pmWomen’s 1500m S Winnie Nanyondo11pmFridayMen’s 1500m S Ronald MusagalaSaturdayWomen’s 1500m FINAL – Winnie Nanyondo 8.55pmMarathon FINAL – Stephen Kiptrotich | Fred Musobo | Solomon Mutai – MidnightSunday10,000m F – Joshua CHEPTEGEI | Jacob KIPLIMO | Abdallah Kibet MANDE 15705Yomif KEJELCHAETH26:49.9926:49.99 3JAMAICA2204 20NAMIBIA0011 71488Sondre Nordstad MOENNOR27:24.7827:24.78 ORDER / LANEBIBATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2019 20AUSTRIA0011 20HUNGARY0011 (Read Uganda Tax laws BOTTOM, Page 36)Domestic Taxes Laws of Uganda 2018 EDITION by The Independent Magazine on ScribdShare on: WhatsApp 20GREECE0011 20ITALY0011 31906Shadrack KIPCHIRCHIRUSA27:07.5527:47.71 10245Soufiane BOUCHIKHIBEL27:41.2028:04.09 TOTAL 9UGANDA1001 20CUBA0011 8394Mohammed AHMEDCAN27:02.35 9697Andamlak BELIHUETH26:53.1526:53.15 41085Yemaneberhan CRIPPAITA27:44.2127:49.79 20GERMANY0011 121793Joshua CHEPTEGEIUGA26:49.94 131912Lopez LOMONGUSA27:30.0627:30.06 141287Alex KORIOKEN27:29.4027:29.40 11640Aron KIFLEERI27:09.9227:27.68 11291Rodgers KWEMOIKEN27:25.2327:26.92 7SWEDEN1102 171680Julien WANDERSSUI27:17.2927:17.29 20SWITZERLAND0011 6POLAND1124 21362Hassan CHANIBRN27:38.1628:31.30 20BURKINA FASO0
In the lead up to the event in China, Miki and Sasha received full–on training from Thailand’s Sea Games National Coach, Dimitrios Theorakis, an Olympian athlete in 2016 and an experienced sailor at all levels. Both juniors are honoured and excited to be able to compete under the Thai flag and compete against a fleet of world class Laser sailors. Janisara Sasha Romanyk (left) and Mikhail Arthit Romanyk (right) pose with their sailing coach Dimitrios Theorakis at Royal Varuna Yacht Club in Pattaya.Thailand has sent a brother and sister sailing team to the Youth Sailing World Championship currently being held in Sanya, China from December 9–16. The best up and coming sailors from 50 nations around the world are taking part in this regatta.Mikhail Arthit Romanyk (Miki) aged 16 years and Janisara Sasha Romanyk (Sasha) aged 14 years, both from Pattaya, are the only team members to represent the nation at the Championship in the Laser Radial class.Miki was the Thai National Laser 4.7 champion in 2016 and this is the first time he is representing Thailand at a youth world event. Previously he has competed in the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) world 4.7 class and finished 1st among Asian countries in this event in July this year and 22nd overall out of 123 sailors. The China regatta will be his first event in the Laser Radial class.Sasha is probably the youngest sailor representing any nation at this event. She has strived to improve her skills in the Laser Radial class, competing and training in Thailand and Greece during the past 12 months.
Before the Christmas holiday break students at L.V. Rogers were locked in a contest to see which class could raise the most food for the Nelson Food Cupboard. In the end Tamara Martin’s Leadership 9-10 class raised a total of 900 non-perishable food items for the local Food Cupboard.Helping support the total was the class of Gary Schmidt and Jon Francis, each contributing nearly 200 items.Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to honour the students at LVR with Team of the Week.The Leadership 9-10 class includes, from left, Tamara Martin (teacher), Josie Day, Chloe Lemay, Abbie Bourchier-Willans (front), Tia Huttemann, Tara Yowek, Landon Posnikoff and Nick Wethel.