As time passes and the jam band scene continues to evolve, it has been exciting to see the rise of new acts. One such band is Spafford, the four-piece traditional jam band, that is currently experiencing a meteoric rising through the ranks as their name gains more weight across the country. Starting last fall with their “Breakout Tour”, the buzz around the band was palpable and has only been gaining momentum. 2017 is quickly proving to be the year the band sticks the landing. Having completed the full first leg of a national tour opening for Umphrey’s Mcgee with headlining dates mixed in, it is fair to say that Spafford has seen a huge boost in exposure and an increasingly larger spotlight on their music and improvisational creativity.So far that spotlight has served them in an enormously positive way. Taking the stage at prestigious theaters is always a huge step in the evolution of an up and coming band, and thus far for Spafford, transforming their sound from the club circuit to large venues has only bolstered their fan base. Their sound has smoothly crossed over into the larger rooms and the connection to new audiences has been undeniable.Today, the band shared a pro-shot video of original composition “The Postman” from the beautiful Fillmore Theater in Detroit, MI. See for yourself what all the buzz is about, video courtesy of the band.
The best outdoor video clips from around the internet for the week that was:1. Save of the YearWe’ll start off with a bang. Here are some extreme kayakers getting extreme in the Pacific Northwest, when disaster strikes. Watch as both the rescuer and the rescued use calm precision to extract themselves. And then the rescuer goes ahead and drops the 60-footer. If this vid doesn’t get your heart pounding, I don’t know what will.Kayaker saved just before swimming over a 60 foot waterfall!! from David Fusilli on Vimeo.2. Surf the New RiverHere is a nice little vid of play boating and surfing the New River Gorge and the New River Dries, and takes a turn toward the hilarious toward the end. Did you know geese can surf?New River Keep on Surfing from Shane Groves on Vimeo.3. Beer, It’s All Around YouSweet vid on the expanding craft brew scene in Asheville. Bonus BRO-TV vid of the expanding craft brew scene in Virginia.Blue Ridge Brews from Blue Ridge Outdoors on Vimeo.5. Low Country on the FlyI want to fish for reds. Bad.High Hangin’ Fruit from Lowcountry Journal (Doug Roland) on Vimeo.
7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU’s lobbyists are back on Capitol Hill today pressing the need for a national data security standard for merchants, privacy notice relief, parity in federal coverage for Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTAs) and more as the 113th Congress reconvenes its lame-duck session.The lame-duck session of the 113th Congress come to a close this month. NAFCU has been thanking lawmakers for their support of credit unions in their press for regulatory relief and for their continued support of the credit union tax exemption – and it will seek their continued support on these issues going into 2015. In the meantime, the association will be pressing for action on these key bills as the Congress winds down:S. 2699 and S. 2698, the “Regulatory Easement for Lending Institutions that Enable a Vibrant Economy (RELIEVE) Act,” both of which would ensure credit unions parity with FDIC-insured institutions concerning deposit insurance coverage on Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTAs);S. 635, the “Privacy Notice Modernization Act,” to eliminate redundant annual privacy notice requirements.S. 1577, the “Mortgage Choice Act 2013,” which seeks to provide relief on points and fees on qualified mortgages.These issues will be competing for attention in coming weeks, when key players will be looking to pass a stopgap spending bill to keep federal agencies and departments working past Dec. 12, defense spending, terrorism risk insurance reauthorization and more. continue reading »
Among them are a professor at Gadjah Mada University medical school, Iwan Dwi Prahasto, as well as professors from the University of Indonesia’s public health school, Bambang Sutrisna and Nasrin Kodim. Halik said in his previous report in early August that the majority of the doctors were relatively young, ranging between 28 and 39 years old.They generally had comorbidities, but some of them had no comorbidities at all.Indonesia had recorded a total of 147,211 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday, an increase of 2,266 from the previous day. The number of fatalities reached 6,418.The increasing number of cases and deaths showed that the outbreak in the country had yet to be put under control, Halik previously said.”The government should focus on restoring public health […] It should optimize testing, tracing, isolating and treatment in all regions.” (vny)Topics : The Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) revealed that at least 86 doctors had died of COVID-19 since the new coronavirus began wreaking havoc in the country.They either died after testing positive for the disease or while under surveillance, kompas.com reported.”Here are the doctors who succumbed to COVID-19 in Indonesia from March to August,” IDI spokesperson Halik Malik said on Friday, before listing the names.
Rennes attacking midfielder Romain del Castillo says he is inspired by summer signing Hatem Ben Arfa.Ben Arfa has endured something of a nomadic career thus far, playing for seven clubs, including the likes of Newcastle United, PSG and Marseille.Rennes signed the midfielder in the summer following his release from PSG, and Del Castillo believes he is an inspiration to all of his team-mates.”When you are an offensive player like me, you watch his videos,” he told Goal when asked about the 31-year-old. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “We are inspired by a player like him. What he does on the field is extraordinary and playing with him everyday is positive.”Rennes are currently sixth in Ligue 1 and will also play in the Europa League this season, facing Astana, Dynamo Kyiv and Jablonec, and the midfielder is confident of qualification.”We watched the draw all together during a dinner at the training center.”We don’t have big teams in our group, but this is good. If we meet the big teams in the final stages, it’s even better.”We have the opportunity to qualify the club for the final stages and we are happy.”Ben Arfa’s next opportunity to impress will come against OGC Nice this weekend.He spent the 2015-16 season with Nice, and claimed in the summer that he received an offer to return to the club, only to reject it.”I had a lot of requests, I wanted to take my time,” he explained.”The Europa League was one of the criteria, but the important thing was the setting and Stade Rennes has changed in size.”There was Nice too but it’s hard to go back with your ex.”