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Watch Lotus Tear Through “Drunken Giraffe” In This Pro-Shot Boulder Recap

first_imgIn mid-September, Lotus returned to the Centennial State for a two-night run along the Colorado Front Range. On Friday, September 15th, the band hit the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colorado, for a special show chock full of throwbacks ahead of their headlining performance at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater the next night on Saturday, September 16th.Lotus Throws It Back In Boulder And Down At Red Rocks [Photos/Videos]For old-school fans of the group, Lotus’ show at the Boulder Theater was the hands-down highlight of the weekend. With Red Rocks the following night, Friday’s show was already poised to be a strong performance—the band could vary the setlist away from songs that are more “Red Rocks friendly” with appeal across a larger audience, plus the group tends to thrive during more their more intimate shows. Almost as if they were using Boulder’s show as a thank-you to their dedicated fans, Lotus laid out a throwback show for the ages, putting on a truly stellar show at the 850-person venue.Lotus Announces Thanksgiving And New Year’s Eve Plans“Drunken Giraffe” came during the start of the first set of the Boulder Theater show, topping off the three-song, nonstop show-opening sequence of “L’immeuble”, “Lucid Awakening”, and “Drunken Giraffe”. “Drunken Giraffe” is off Lotus’ 2006 release, The Strength Of Weak Ties, and this string of songs clued fans into the theme of the night, as the band mostly forewent tracks from their most recent albums, instead, mostly playing songs that were first debuted during the early to mid-2000’s.You can watch Lotus’ recently released video recap of their already-legendary Boulder Theater performance below.[Photo: Ali Baker]last_img read more

Can or freeze?

first_imgMany Americans are trying to beat rising food prices by growing and preserving food at home. Food preservation may save money for some, but not for everyone, says a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension food preservation expert.“There are many reasons for preserving food at home,” said Elizabeth Andress, Extension specialist and director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation. “Some have to do with finding ways to save money, while others may have to do with satisfaction, creativity or family tradition.” The two most common forms of food preservation are canning and freezing. Freezing is a quicker way to prepare food for long-term storage than canning or drying, she said. Frozen produce, if carefully preserved, also tastes more like fresh than other preserving methods. “It costs between 38 and 50 cents a year to maintain a freezer for one pound of food, not including the cost of the produce,” Andress said. In general, chest freezers are less expensive to run, but upright freezers can be more convenient, she said. Better insulated freezers can cost more to purchase, but less to operate. Frostfree freezers cost as much or more to operate than conventional defrost freezers. To keep freezing costs down, Andress offers the following tips: Don’t place the freezer in a warm place like the laundry room near heat-producing appliances, as freezers in warm rooms use more electricity. Keep the door closed. Opening the door frequently uses more energy to keep the food cold. Buy the size you need. Large freezers use more electricity. A full freezer is more efficient and uses less electricity per pound.Clean condenser coils and defrost freezers as needed. “A well-managed freezer can save time, energy and gas from fewer trips to the store,” Andress said. “To get the most out of your home freezer, freeze only foods that the family likes to eat, and in packaged amounts that can be served at one time.” When freezing foods, be sure to use the proper packaging to protect flavor, color, moisture content and nutritional value from the dry conditions of the home freezer,” she said. Containers should be moisture-vapor resistant, durable, leak proof, flexible, crack resistant at low temperatures and easy to seal and mark, she said. Rigid plastic containers can be used for liquids. Freezer bags and wraps are more suitable for dry-pack products that contain little or no liquid. Vacuum packaging is recommended for dry packages. Read the manufacturer’s directions carefully when using a packaging machine for wet foods. Vacuum packaging removes the air that can lead to drying, oxidation and off-flavors even at freezer temperatures. “There are also ways to minimize air trapped in other types of packaging,” Andress said. “That is an important factor to control in all freezing.” Canning can be a less expensive way of storing food than freezing, but more time and energy are spent to prepare and process the foods. Canning some foods can be difficult for beginners and it requires preserving foods by using methods that keep the food safe when stored at room temperatures. “Food may spoil and make you sick if reliable canning directions are not followed exactly,” Andress said. Costs associated with canning include the purchase of canners, jar funnels, lifters, jars and lids. The cost of water, fuel and extra ingredients like vinegar, sugar and spices must also be counted. Canning jars cost $7 to $12 a dozen, but can be used for many years if handled carefully. Lids, however, need to be purchased every year and cost around 12 to 30 cents each when bought in small quantities. The cost of added ingredients can be minimal with vegetables, Andress said. Most recipes call for up to one teaspoon of salt per quart jar. But, sweeteners for jams and jellies, or spices and specialty peppers for pickles and salsas, can add significant costs. Consumers should also compare the cost of similar food purchased at the grocery store, Andress said. “Try to find economical sources for foods if you are trying to save money over purchasing them at the grocery store,” she said. “There are different preservation methods for many foods,” she said. “Choose one that works for your family and produces the form of food you like.”last_img read more

Stokesville Campground: A New Virginia Mountain Bike Nirvana?

first_imgEveryone who rides bikes needs to buy Chris Scott a beer. Scott, a fixture on the Southern mountain bike scene for 20 years, owns Shenandoah Mountain Touring and puts on the annual Shenandoah Mountain 100, arguably the best fat tire race in the South. He’s partially responsible for the pristine shape of the GW’s trails, as he puts in countless hours of volunteer labor and management on the forest’s singletrack. Now he’s leveraging his house to buy Stokesville Campground and keep it open for bikers. The privately owned campground that sits next to the GW near Mt. Solon, Va. was put on the market recently. Fearing development, Scott acted and is now under contract to purchase the campground. But he’s scrambling to raise the last $300,000 to make it happen.There’s a cool opportunity in this for mountain bikers to have a little slice of heaven. Anyone who ponies up $5,000 gets partial ownership of the campground, allowing them access any time of the year. Once Scott takes over management of the property, he’s planning on resurfacing the roads, building on property trails and a bike park. If the plan goes well, the Stokesville Campground could become ground zero for mountain biking in Virginia, and a whole new model for mountain bike conservation.“It’s the most exciting project I’ve ever been a part of,” Scott says.Go to mountaintouring.com to find out more. And don’t forget to buy Scott a beer.last_img read more

James Foley, Missing US Journalist, Reportedly Beheaded By ISIS

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York James Foley, an American journalist abducted in northern Syria nearly two years ago, was purportedly beheaded by the Islamic militants ISIS Tuesday, according to graphic photos and video posted across social media outlets depicting the gruesome slaying.The video shows a man it identifies as Foley kneeling in sand with his hands bound behind his back and a masked militant dressed completely in black who’s wielding a gun and knife standing alongside him. After Foley recites forced anti-American remarks, the militant, who speaks in English with a British accent, threatens the United States and President Obama, according to multiple news outlets, and then beheads Foley.The militant states in the five-minute “A Message To America” clip that the murder is in retaliation for recent U.S. air strikes against the group, according to news outlets, and warns that another missing journalist it identifies as Steven Soltoff, a TIME contributor who’s been missing since the middle of last year—who also appears on his knees with his hands bound and wearing orange—will meet the same fate unless the strikes stop.American warplanes have been targeting the group since it began slaughtering religious minorities including Christians and the followers of an ancient religious sect called the Yazidis, forcing hundreds of thousands to abandon their homes in western Iraq and seek refuge on a nearby mountain range. They’ve also abducted more than 1,000 Yazidi women, according to media reports from the conflict, who are feared to have become sex slaves and made to wed ISIS fighters.ISIS, which stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and is also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Islamic State, proclaimed the creation of a caliphate, or Islamic state, across parts of western Iraq and northern Syria in June. Its leader, or caliph, is the militant Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.Foley, now 40, had been traveling toward the Turkish border on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012, following several weeks of reporting inside northern Syria, wrote Phil Balboni, president and CEO of GlobalPost—an online news outlet dedicated to international affairs reporting Foley contributed to—in a note to staff last year on the anniversary of his disappearance. Its contents were republished on the Facebook page “Find James Foley” with his permission.“The car in which Jim was riding was stopped by four armed men about 10 kilometers from the border near the small town of Taftanaz in an area which even then was the scene of very active conflict between rebel and government forces,” he wrote. “From that day to this we have had no direct contact with Jim and no communication with his kidnappers, nor has any ransom demand been received.”Foley is the oldest of five children, according to FreeJamesFoley.org, a site created and maintained by his family that has served as an appeal for his unharmed release under the headline “Find James Foley.”“He has reported independently and objectively from the Middle East for the past five years,” states the site. “Prior to his work as a journalist, Jim helped empower disadvantaged individuals as a teacher and mentor assisting them in improving their lives.”Foley traveled extensively in the Middle East and North Africa and reported on conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya, where he was once held captive for 44 days, reports NBC News, which has a partnership with GlobalPost.The online news outlet’s Balboni issued the following statement Tuesday night in GlobalPost’s own story about the video:“On behalf of John and Diane Foley, and also GlobalPost, we deeply appreciate all of the messages of sympathy and support that have poured in since the news of Jim’s possible execution first broke. We have been informed that the FBI is in the process of evaluating the video posted by the Islamic State to determine if it is authentic. … We ask for your prayers for Jim and his family.”An outpouring of support for Foley and his family and resounding condemnation for his barbaric killing has flooded social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter in its wake.The latest message from administrators of the “Find James Foley” Facebook page reads a solemn:“We know that many of you are looking for confirmation or answers. Please be patient until we all have more information, and keep the Foleys in your thoughts and prayers.”Two journalists with Long Island ties have also been victims of the Syrian conflict: Matthew Schrier, a Syosset native and photojournalist, escaped from ISIS rivals Nusa Front last summer after the group kidnapped him and Marie Colvin, an East Norwich native, was killed in 2012 while covering the Syrian civil war for The Sunday Times in London.last_img read more

6 ways to build a better onboarding program

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Research has shown time and again that a consumer’s lifetime profitability and value is determined within the first 90 days of their relationship with the organization. For credit unions, this time frame is ideal for uncovering needs and building the type of relationship members will talk about.I’ve been a part of the credit union movement for more than a decade and have seen what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to building solid relationships. I joined Callahan & Associates as a client engagement specialist nearly one year ago and have since worked to implement a successful onboarding program. Now, I’m taking that knowledge — as well as research I’ve combed from inside and outside the industry — on the road … or, really, online … with “6 Ways To Build A Better Onboarding Program.”What did I miss? What would you add? Leave a comment below.1. Start With Key Performance IndicatorsWhat does a “successfully onboarded member” look like at the credit union? Onboarding, which is essentially relationship-building, can be difficult to quantify. Many organizations use metrics such as loan penetration as a key performance indicator (KPI) for measuring success, but there are pros and cons to that. After all, what if the new member isn’t ready for a loan? continue reading »last_img read more

How to filter your IP address from Google Analytics

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derik Krauss Derik is a cofounder of BloomCU, an award-winning website design agency for credit unions. His agency’s design work has received recognition from CUNA (Diamond Award), TheFinancialBrand.com, and others. He … Web: bloomCU.com Details Analytics can help you measure the success of your credit union website and calculate the revenue it generates. But to get accurate reports, you need clean data. You and your colleagues visit the credit union’s website for various reasons. Maybe you’re working on a page for a new product. Or, your call center agents reference the answers to frequently asked questions. Those are good reasons to visit your website, but all those activities get logged in your analytics and can skew your data—unless you filter your IP addresses. The video above will show you how to set up three different Views in Google Analytics and filter IP addresses so you have clean data to create accurate reports.You may also like “How to track every click and form submission on your website”. This is placeholder text center_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

Chelsea make ‘lucrative’ transfer offer to Man Utd’s Angel

first_img The attacking midfielder has been restricted to just six first-team appearances this season so has refused to sign a deal and will be a free agent from July 1. Manager Ole Solskjaer said yesterday: “I’ve not heard from them last night or this morning, it seems like they haven’t managed to agree.” Gomes has represented England at every level from under 16 to under 20 and was captain of the under-17 World Cup winning side in 2016. He was also the youngest winner of United’s prestigious Jimmy Murphy youth player award in 2017, at the age of 15 years 362 days, after scoring 12 goals in 19 appearances for the under-18s. read also:Revealed! How Man Utd’s Angel visited Nigerian prophet in attempt to heal injury London born Gomes’ father Gil was a Portuguese under-21 international. He is also the godson of United legend Nani. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Chelsea have reportedly made a “lucrative” offer to sign Angel Gomes after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed he has not extended his Manchester United contract. Angel Gomes set to depart from old trafford after failed talks The playmaker is set to walk out on Old Trafford today, having failed to agree fresh terms with the club. According to the Independent, Gomes rejected an offer of £25,000 plus bonuses, but had more favourable options elsewhere. One of the most interested clubs is Chelsea, as manager Frank Lampard is keen to add the 19-year-old to his crop of homegrown talent. Super-agent Pini Zahavi is involved in the discussion, but Gomes also plenty of other interest from across Europe. It is understood he has been approached by Hamburg, Valencia and Benfica among leading clubs from the continent.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

North East School Chess Championship from December 19

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The 8th editions of Raktabh Dutta Choudhury Memorial North East School Chess Championship will kick off in the city on December 19. The four-day meet, to be organized by the Mind Sports Foundation, will be held at the Assam Jatiya Bidyalay campus at Noonmati. The secretary of the Mind Sports Foundation Nayan Kumar Dutta today informed the media that more than 100 players from the different parts of the Northeast are expected to participate in the tournament. The champion will earn a cash award of Rs 10 thousand while the next two position holders will be richer by Rs 7,500 and Rs 5,000 respectively. The organizer will provide cash awards to the first ten position winners of the meet. Meanwhile Dutta today also announced that like the earlier years this time also Mind Sports Foundation will felicitate a Senior Sports Journalists of the state and this time they have selected President of the Sports Journalists Federation of India Subodh Malla Barua.Also Read: DPS, Guwahati bag runners up title in National U-11 Chess ChampionshipAlso Watch: Govt all set to push for the contentious Citizenship Bill in the winter session of Parliamentlast_img read more

Siena looks to extend streak vs Quinnipiac

first_imgSUPER SENIORS: Siena’s Jalen Pickett, Manny Camper and Elijah Burns have combined to account for 60 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 71 percent of all Saints points over the last five games.KEY CONTRIBUTIONS: Pickett has either made or assisted on 57 percent of all Siena field goals over the last five games. Pickett has 32 field goals and 35 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 75: Quinnipiac is 0-8 this year when it allows 75 points or more and 12-6 when holding opponents to fewer than 75.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Saints have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Bobcats. Quinnipiac has 31 assists on 71 field goals (43.7 percent) across its past three outings while Siena has assists on 34 of 68 field goals (50 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Quinnipiac as a team has made 10.1 3-pointers per game this season, which is eighth-best among Division I teams. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com February 25, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSiena (15-10, 11-5) vs. Quinnipiac (12-14, 7-9)People’s United Center, Hamden, Connecticut; Wednesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Siena looks for its sixth straight conference win against Quinnipiac. Siena’s last MAAC loss came against the St. Peter’s Peacocks 85-80 on Feb. 2. Quinnipiac lost 89-78 to Monmouth in its most recent game.center_img Siena looks to extend streak vs Quinnipiac Associated Press last_img read more

Samuel Eto Tops the List of 23 African Laliga Goal-Scorers

first_imgThe prolific Cameroon international is just one of the many Africans to have made their goal scoring mark in LaLiga over the years.Many African players have made outstanding contributions to LaLiga over the years, with links between Spanish football and the entire continent growing stronger day by day.Ex-Barcelona and Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o tops the list of all-time African scorers in LaLiga. Former Sevilla and Mali striker Frederic Kanoute, now an official LaLiga ambassador, is in second spot with 1990s SD Compostela and Nigerian forward Christopher Ohen third. 23 players of 22 different African nationalities have found the net in LaLiga through the years. The first was pioneer Alhaji Momodo Njie – known as Biri Biri – at Sevilla in the 1970s. The connection between the continent and LaLiga looks set to long continue, with young Kenyan international Michael Olunga the latest African to open his goal scoring account with Girona during the 2017/18 season.Top 10 African LaLiga goal-scorers162 – Samuel Eto’o – Cameroon (Real Madrid, Real Mallorca, Barcelona)The top African footballer of all time in LaLiga is of course Samuel Eto’o, who scored 162 goals (108 in 144 appearances for Barcelona and 54 in 128 appearances for Real Mallorca) in the competition. The former Cameroon international, who started his career in Real Madrid’s youth system, won three LaLiga titles during his time at the Camp Nou [04/05, 05/06 and 08/09], as well as the top scorer award in the 05/06 season with 26 goals.89 – Frederic Kanoute – Mali (Sevilla)Frederic Kanoute became a hero at the Sanchez Pizjuan during his seven seasons as a Sevilla player, during which time he scored 89 times in 209 LaLiga appearances. The ex-Mali international’s best season was 2006/07 when he found the net 21 times in 32 games in the competition as Sevilla challenged all season for the LaLiga title before eventually finishing third.48 – Christopher Ohen – Nigeria (SD Compostela)Christopher Ohen came through the youth ranks at Real Madrid, playing for their Castilla youth team before joining second tier side SD Compostela in 1991. An immediate hit with the Galicians, he helped them to promotion three years later before hitting 48 goals in 117 games during four seasons in the top flight. To this day he remains Compostela’s record goal-scorer in LaLiga.43 – Youssef El Arabi – Morocco (Granada)Youssef El Arabi joined newly promoted Granada from Saudi side Al-Hilal in the summer of 2012 and quickly settled in as a key member of the team, spending four seasons in LaLiga. The Morocco international’s 43 goals in 130 games included hat-tricks against Malaga and Levante and a fine strike against Real Madrid in his final season at the club.34 – Valdo – Cape Verde (Real Madrid, Osasuna, Espanyol, Malaga, Levante, Racing Club)Valmiro Lopes Rocha – known as Valdo – is another ex-Real Madrid youth teamer who scored 19 times in five seasons at Osasuna from 2002 to 2007. The twice capped Cape Verde international also represented Espanyol, Malaga, Levante and Racing Club as an attacking midfielder. Now aged 37, he is still turning out for Peña Sport in Spain’s third tier.33 – Rodolfo Bodipo – Equatorial Guinea (Racing Santander, Alaves, Deportivo La Coruna)Seville-born Rodolfo Bodipo forged a long and successful career as a centre-forward for six different Spanish sides. The Equatorial Guinea international starred in particular at Racing Santander with 16 goals across the 2002/03 and 2003/04 seasons, while his famous header for Deportivo La Coruna in a 1-1 at the Camp Nou in 2009 is also well remembered.31 – Cedric Bakambu – DR Congo (Villarreal)Cedric Bakambu was a firm favourite with Villarreal’s fans during his two and a half seasons at the club during which time he scored 31 times in 75 LaLiga appearances. A hat-trick against Eibar in October 2017 saw the pacy international centre-forward become the first African winner of the LaLiga Player of the Month award.24 – Manucho Gonçalves – Angola (Real Valladolid and Rayo Vallecano)Powerful centre-forward Manucho landed in LaLiga after joining Real Valladolid from Manchester United in 2008 and is most remembered for his brace against Real Madrid in December 2012. In the summer of 2014 he joined Rayo Vallecano, where he is currently a LaLiga 1l2l3 cult hero at the age of 35.24 – Mohammed Tchite – Burundi (Racing Club)Mohammed Tchite racked up three excellent LaLiga campaigns with Racing Club, scoring 11 goals in his final season of 2009/10. A double strike from the Burundi international against neighbors Sporting Gijon on the final day of the 2009/10, which saved his side from relegation, will live long in the memory of football fans in Santander.22 – Sofiane Feghouli – Algeria (Almeria, Valencia)After an initial year on loan at Almeria, Sofiane Feghouli became a key member of the Valencia team during four seasons in the first team at Mestalla. The attacking midfielder’s best campaign was 2013/14, when his performances brought him the official award as the top African player in LaLiga.Other African scorers include:16 – Arouna Kone – Ivory Coast (Levante)10 – Thomas Partey – Ghana (Atletico Madrid)10 – Ibrahima Balde – Senegal (Atletico Madrid, Osasuna)10 – Benni McCarthy – South Africa (Celta Vigo)10 – Lassad Nouioui – Tunisia (Deportivo La Coruna)9 – Biri Biri – Gambia (Sevilla)8 – Alhassane Keita – Guinea (Real Mallorca)8 – Thievy Bifouma – Congo (Espanyol, Almeria, Granada)5 – Emmanuel Adebayor – Togo (Real Madrid)4 – Mido – Egypt (Celta Vigo)3 – Jonathan Zongo – Burkina Faso (Almeria)3 – Michael Olunga – Kenya (Girona)3 – Simao Mate Junior – Mozambique (Levante)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more