String Cheese Teams With Hot Rize, Plays Double Encore In Red Rocks Finale [Watch]

first_imgThe String Cheese Incident returned to the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night, wrapping up a three night run with support from bluegrass idols, Hot Rize. Cheese not only welcomed Hot Rize to open the show, but the two bands collaborated in full for a four-song run to kick off the SCI show in style. The Sunday show truly got people on their feet, whether it was the collaboration or great jams on the band’s classic originals.Check out some excellent video highlights from the performance below, including a rocking cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On” as a second encore to end the show!On The Road Again w/ Hot Rize – courtesy of SCI:Rosie – courtesy of Matt Spady:Down The River / Round The Wheel (Encore 1) – courtesy of Matt Spady:Ramble On – courtesy of Matt Spady:The band’s full setlist can be seen below. After last night’s show, SCI will head to the Big Sky Brewing Company in Missoula, MT for two nights of music on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, July 20-21.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – 7/17/16S1: On the Road Again*, Land’s End*, Panama Red*, Nine Pound Hammer*, These Waves > Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance, Falling Through the Cracks, Rhum ‘n’ Zouc > CollidingS2: Rosie, Turn This Around > Breathe > Turn This Around, Windy Mountain, Stop Drop Roll, Love Is Like a Train, Joyful Sound > RumbleE: Down a River, Round the WheelE2: Ramble On* w/ Hot Rizelast_img read more

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Sets The Pageant Ablaze Over 2-Night Run [Photos]

first_imgPhoto: Daniel Ojeda Photo: Daniel Ojeda Load remaining images Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Pageant | St. Louis, MO | 2/16/19 | Photos: Daniel Ojeda On Friday and Saturday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead treated The Pageant in St. Louis, MO to a two-night run chock-full of their creative and crafty takes on Grateful Dead tunes and much more.On Friday, Joe Russo and his compadres opened their show with a jam before moving into Jerry Garcia’s “Cats Under The Stars”. The five-piece then worked through a take on Bob Weir’s “Gonesville” off of his 2016 Blue Mountain solo release. Moving out of “Gonesville”, the band picked up the pace with a ripping take on “Cumberland Blues”, which included teases of “Black Throated Wind” and “Cats Under The Stars”. JRAD continued with the upbeat tempo as they smoothly segued into “Viola Lee Blues”. A soul rendition of “Crazy Fingers” came next, before Joe Russo’s Almost Dead brought the first set to a close with an electric “Let It Grow”, which featured a special “Duo” jam between Joe Russo and Marco Benevento.Following a brief setbreak, JRAD opened up their second set with “Althea”, which was followed up by “I Need A Miracle”. Following “Ramble On Rose”, the JRAD boys jammed through the remainder of their set sans any pause, as they tore through “Jack Straw”, “Estimated Prophet”, and a set-closing take on “Tennessee Jed”. Friday night’s “Jed” contained a “Black Throated Wind” tease, as well as a jam on Duke Ellington’s “Take The A Train” initiated by Benevento. A cover of Three Dogs Night’s “Never Been To Spain” served as Friday night’s encore.On Saturday, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead opened their first set with “Man Smart, Woman Smarter”, with Joe Russo quickly settling into a hard-hitting groove behind the kit. An exploratory take on “Eyes Of The World” was next before Russo and company moved forward with “The Wheel” and “Uncle John’s Band”. A smoking hot segue of “China Cat Sunflower” into “I Know You Rider” brought Saturday’s first set to a close.JRAD opened up their second set with “Easy Wind” before working through “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo”. “Mississippi Hal-Step” eventually made way for a larger-than-life rendition of “Terrapin Station”, which was followed up by “The Other One”. “Morning Dew” brought the five-song second set to a halt. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead delivered a two-song encore on Saturday with “Brokedown Palace” and “Not Fade Away”.Tonight, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is closing out their weekend run with a show at Madison, WI’s The Sylvee.For ticketing information and a full list of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Pageant | St. Louis, MO | 2/15/19Set One: Jam -> Cats Under The Stars -> Gonesville -> Cumberland Blues @ > Viola Lee Blues, Crazy Fingers > Let It Grow #Set Two: Althea, I Need A Miracle > Ramble On Rose $, Jack Straw % -> Estimated Prophet > Tennessee Jed ^Encore: Never Been To Spain@ – With a Black Throated Wind Tease (SM) and a Cats Under The Stars Tease (TH)# – With a Duo Jam$ – With a I Need A Miracle Tease (TH)% – With a Black Throated Wind Tease (MB)^ – With a Black Throated Wind Tease (SM), a “Take The A Train” (Duke Ellington) Jam (MB) and a Marco SoloSetlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Pageant | St. Louis, MO | 2/16/19Set One: Man Smart, Woman Smarter, Eyes of the World, The Wheel, Uncle John’s Band, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You RiderSet Two: Easy Wind, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo, Terrapin Station, The Other One, Morning DewEncore: Brokedown Palace, Not Fade Away Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Pageant | St. Louis, MO | 2/15/19 | Photos: Daniel Ojedacenter_img Load remaining images Photo: Daniel Ojeda Photo: Daniel Ojedalast_img read more

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Calvert Ward Watkins

first_imgCalvert Watkins, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Linguistics and the Classics, Emeritus, died in Los Angeles on March 20, 2013, a week after his eightieth birthday. At the time of his death he was Distinguished Professor in Residence of the Department of Classics and the Program in Indo-European Studies at UCLA, where he continued his scholarly career after retiring from Harvard in 2003.Cal Watkins started out as a prodigy and always remained one. After finding that he liked Latin and Greek in school, he decided at fifteen to become an Indo-Europeanist, delving into Sanskrit, Avestan, Hittite, Old Irish, and the other early languages of the Indo- European family. It was an unusual turn for an American teenager, but languages came easily to Cal. Once, when he changed schools and had to catch up in French, the transition was smoothed by his being taken to see French movies, making sure he always got seated behind a lady in a fancy hat so he would be unable to see the subtitles. As a Harvard undergraduate, he concentrated in Linguistics and the Classics, graduating summa cum laude in 1954 with a thesis on a dialect of ancient Gaulish. His graduate career, likewise at Harvard, was spent partly in the Society of Fellows and partly abroad in Paris, Dublin, and Cracow. He received his Ph.D. in Linguistics in 1959 and, after an accelerated rise through the junior ranks, found himself, at the age of twenty-nine, Associate Professor of Linguistics and the Classics. This made him, a year later, Chairman and the only tenured member of the Department of Linguistics.The Linguistics Department grew rapidly under Cal’s leadership, and still bears his mark strongly. The sixties and seventies were the period of his greatest productivity as a linguist, with brilliant books on the history of the Celtic verb and on the verb in Proto-Indo- European, as well as seminal articles on language-particular problems and general topics such as the methodology of syntactic reconstruction. Not much of this output is accessible to a general audience. A striking exception, however, is his contribution to the American Heritage Dictionary, the first edition of which contained a Watkins-edited “Appendix of Indo-European Roots” and two essays on the Indo-Europeans and the Indo-European heritage of English. The blend of clarity, authority, and elegance in these little pieces epitomizes what made Cal’s scholarship so compelling. His role models were mostly French or French-trained; he was particularly attached to his former teachers Émile Benveniste and Jerzy Kuryłowicz, both academic “grandchildren” of Ferdinand de Saussure. In what was still disproportionately a German field, he preferred the broad, culturally embedded French way of doing linguistics to the prevailing Teutonic heaviness, which he made it his business to combat.As his career advanced, Cal’s work tended to focus less on individual grammatical facts and increasingly on poetics and the reconstruction of poetic language. On top of his immense learning, he seemed never to forget anything he had ever read in any text in any language, so that when he looked at, say, a newly published text in Hittite, he would come upon a passage that reminded him of something he had seen in Greek, Vedic Sanskrit, or Old Irish thirty years earlier. The parallel might be in some detail of phrasing, or some twist in a narrative, or some seemingly meaningless step in the description of a ritual. His magnum opus in this domain, organized around the theme of the Indo-European dragon-slaying myth, was the magisterial How to Kill a Dragon in Indo-European: Aspects of Indo-European Poetics, which won the 1998 Goodwin Prize from the American Philological Association. Over his long scholarly lifetime he was the recipient of countless other honors as well, including the presidency of his “other” professional society, the Linguistic Society of America.Cal was an inspirational teacher. Class time was not for imparting cut and dried factual knowledge, which was something books could do after hours. Classes for Cal were an occasion for object lessons in how knowledge could be used to generate more knowledge. What he most enjoyed was to demonstrate to a roomful of students, with immense flair, how a word, phrase, or motif in one Indo-European cultural tradition was historically the same, after secondary developments were stripped away, as a word, phrase, or motif in another. Those on the receiving end of this kind of teaching not only got invaluable training in how to build an argument, but also acquired an almost esthetic sense of what kinds of problems were worth working on and what kinds of solutions were worth looking for. Today Cal’s students, and the students of his students, are to be found in classics and linguistics departments everywhere, and dominate every aspect of Indo-European studies in the United States.Outside the classroom too, Cal was larger than life. Although mostly raised in New York, he was proud of his Texas roots, and carefully cultivated his hint of a Texas drawl. His love of good times — good food, good drink, good friends — was legendary. So was his sense of humor; one of the ways a student or junior colleague got to feel at ease with the redoubtable Professor Watkins was by making a remark that he found funny, or, better, that made him crack up, as happened rather often. The annual “Dead-of-Winter” parties at the Watkins home on Locke Street in Cambridge were for many years a treasured institution at which a huge circle of friends, relatives, colleagues, and students joined in conviviality around a table that, in addition to other refreshments, invariably included a large pot of black-eyed peas, prepared by the master’s own hand. Although he had recently gone through a period of poor health, Cal’s death came as a shock, leaving a void that for the many whose lives he touched can never be filled. He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, the eminent Sanskritist Stephanie Jamison, four children, Cynthia Watkins, David Cushman, Catherine Cushman, and Nicholas Watkins, and eight grandchildren.Respectfully submitted,Kathleen M. ColemanJoseph C. HarrisRichard F. ThomasJay H. Jasanoff, Chairlast_img read more

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London’s The Scottsboro Boys Sets West End Closing Date

first_imgFresh off the news that it picked up the London Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, the West End production of The Scottsboro Boys has set its closing date. Kander and Ebb’s tuner will end its run at the Garrick Theatre on February 21, 2015. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the show officially opened on October 20.The musical is based on the notorious “Scottsboro” case of the 1930s, in which nine African-American men were unjustly accused of attacking two white women on a train in Alabama. The young men were convicted by an all-white jury and spent years in jail while the case was tried and retried.The Scottsboro Boys first played off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre and the Guthrie Theatre prior to opening on Broadway in 2010, earning 12 Tony nominations, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical. The tuner received its London premiere at the Young Vic in 2013 before transferring to the West End.The production currently stars Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon, who originated the role of Haywood Patterson in the first US production of The Scottsboro Boys, along with Joshua Da Costa, Colman Domingo, Julian Glover, Dawn Hope and Emanuel Kojo. View Comments Star Filescenter_img Brandon Victor Dixonlast_img read more

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Lessons of the Week! Idina Menzel, Ramin Karimloo & More

first_imgStop prancing around your apartment listening to “Pinot Noir”—it’s time for the Lessons of the Week, where we hash out the weirdest things we’ve learned. We now know which leading man will take off his clothes for a cookie, which new star spent her early days chilling with Blanche, Dorothy, Sophia and Rose, and which Broadway vet is a real space cadet. Ready? Let’s do this!You’re Six Degrees From Idina MenzelYou. Yes, you. If/Then star James Snyder made a handy video to help you figure out how we’re connected to every member of the musical’s cast, including the Frozen and Wicked favorite herself. Yes, we assume that means you can crash on Idina’s couch when you’re in town.Titus Andromedon’s Crushing on RaminTituss Burgess insists he’s nothing like his Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt alter ego Titus Andromedon, but both dudes have had an amazing week. Tituss can’t go to the 99-cent store without being recognized, while Titus is trying to set up a pinot noir date with his Broadway crush, Les Miz star Ramin Karimloo. Get in line, Andromedon.Christine Dwyer Drinks Frog WaterWicked leading lady Christine Dwyer is really serious about this green thing—before the show, she drinks a leafy, swamp-like concoction that can only be described as “an ecosystem.” Hmm, it looks suspiciously like the habitat where Kara Lindsay keeps her new frogs. Hey, Kermit said it best.Douglas Sills Will Strip For RugelachSome Broadway stars will get naked at the drop of a hat (case in point: here, here and here), but Living on Love star Douglas Sills’ nudity comes at a price. If you provide the rugelach, he’ll drop trou. Hmm, we wonder if this works on other Broadway stars, too. Titus Andromedon, you wanna go to the Imperial Theatre and conduct an experiment?Sierra Boggess Has a Great ServeIt’s no secret that It Shoulda Been You headliner and Broadway.com vlogger Sierra Boggess is multitalented—she’s got a beautiful voice, she can vinyasa like a boss and she has the most gorgeous red hair we’ve ever seen. But you really haven’t lived until you’ve seen her volleyball serve. Sierra: 1, Us: 0.Kelsey Grammer Is Six Years OldIf we had to guess, we’d say Finding Neverland star Kelsey Grammer is about 60 (OK, fine, we checked his Wikipedia page). But the Frasier favorite insists he’s actually six years old—or at least that’s what he tells his kids. Sorry, Kelsey, you’re still not getting an invite to the ball pit.Jessica Keenan Wynn’s a Pal & ConfidanteThe Heathers meanie is now playing Carole King’s bestie in Beautiful, but we had no idea she’s also BFFs with four gray-haired gals in Miami. Wynn made her professional debut as an infant on an episode of Golden Girls. This is the coolest obscure credit since Patti LuPone’s laundromat musical! YouTube video or it didn’t happen.Sarah Brightman Has a Space PlaylistIn this week’s space cadet news, The Phantom of the Opera star Sarah Brightman is still preparing to blast off. Mascara? Check. Hairspray? Check. Original song written by Andrew Lloyd Webber? Check. Yep, she’s officially ready. But wait, if this spaceship breaks the sound barrier, how will we get to hear the high E?Sutton Foster Wanted to Be a PrincessHow do you get a job in publishing? According to Sutton Foster’s new series Younger, you pretend you’re 26 and hope no one figures out you’re a liar. But if Foster could go back to her twenties, she admits she’d love to play Belle in Beauty and the Beast. It’s not too late, Sutton! Forty-year-olds can be Disney princesses, too.Audra McDonald’s Going For Tony #7’Night, Mother with Oprah may be off the table, but Audra McDonald has already lined up her new Broadway gig in Shuffle Along, which is slated to begin performances March 16, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre. Quoth every other actress starring in a show in 2016: “Dammit.” Star Files View Commentscenter_img Idina Menzellast_img read more

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Fully Committed, Starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Extends on B’way

first_imgJesse Tyler Ferguson in ‘Fully Committed'(Photo: Joan Marcus) Fully Committed is cooking up a storm on Broadway! Becky Mode’s one-man comedy, headlined by Modern Family and Broadway fave Jesse Tyler Ferguson as more than 40 characters, will extend at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre through July 31. Directed by Jason Moore, the production officially opened on April 25 and had been scheduled to run through July 24.Mode’s play stars Sam, who works the red‐hot reservation line at one of New York’s finest restaurants. The best cuisine seems to inspire the worst behavior in its patrons; coercion, petty threats, bribes, histrionics—a cast of desperate callers, all brought to life by Ferguson, will stop at nothing to land a prime reservation, or the right table. Amid the barrage, Sam has his own problems to deal with. While juggling scheming socialites, name‐dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and egomaniacal bosses, can he still manage to look out for himself?Fully Committed originally played off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater in 1999 followed by the Cherry Lane Theatre. The show has been subsequently seen in productions around the world, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, London and Paris. This incarnation of the play is updated to reflect today’s high-brow (and resultantly high-maintenance) foodie culture that always seems to pair perfectly with the trendiest dining destination. View Comments Related Showscenter_img Fully Committed Show Closed This production ended its run on July 31, 2016last_img read more

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Guatemalan and Honduran Armed Forces Cooperate to Protect Shared Border

first_img“We want to replicate this land shield with Guatemala along the border with Nicaragua,” President Hernández explained. “We already have the maritime shield in the Caribbean and we’re looking at how to structure the maritime shield in the Pacific. In this way we are complementing what Honduras must develop in terms of security to protect our borders.” Bringing security to the border region The security operation could become a model for combating organized crime throughout Central America. Honduras and Guatemala have created the High-Level Group on Security and Justice (GANSEJ, for its Spanish acronym) to cooperate in the fight against organized crime activities in the border region the two countries share. Honduras and Guatemala have created the High-Level Group on Security and Justice (GANSEJ, for its Spanish acronym) to cooperate in the fight against organized crime activities in the border region the two countries share. The Maya-Chortí Force will focus on detecting and stopping organized criminal enterprises, such as drug trafficking. Narcotraffickers transport cocaine, marijuana, and other drugs to Mexico and the United States through Central America. GANSEJ is bringing security to a region that has been turbulent because of organized criminal activity. Troops from both nations are taking control of the 256-kilometer land border between Honduras and Guatemala by performing constant surveillance, strict control of landing areas, control of unauthorized passages, reconnaissance, raids, arrests, and military intelligence. GANSEJ is focusing on organized crime, drug trafficking, and related criminal enterprises, such as arms smuggling and human trafficking. In Honduras, Troops will be deployed in the northwestern departments of Santa Bárbara, Copán, and Ocotepeque. In Guatemala, GANSEJ forces will operate in the departments of El Progreso, Chiquimula, and Izabal. The security operation could become a model for combating organized crime throughout Central America. “We’re going to establish a peaceful region with many opportunities for both countries,” Honduran Secretary of Defense Samuel Reyes Rendón said in a statement. The operations of this elite team were formalized on March 24 in the shared border region of El Florido. GANSEJ is being led by the the Maya-Chortí Binational Task Force, comprised of 200 members of the Guatemalan and Honduran Armies, as well as a few hundred police officers and civilian criminal justice officials. The security effort is creating air, sea, and ground shields to stop organized criminal activities, said Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández. Security effort could serve as a model for Central America GANSEJ is bringing security to a region that has been turbulent because of organized criminal activity. The security effort is creating air, sea, and ground shields to stop organized criminal activities, said Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández. The operations of this elite team were formalized on March 24 in the shared border region of El Florido. GANSEJ is being led by the the Maya-Chortí Binational Task Force, comprised of 200 members of the Guatemalan and Honduran Armies, as well as a few hundred police officers and civilian criminal justice officials. “This is the first force that we have developed in conjunction with Honduras,” Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina explained at the announcement. “It’s an important high-level security initiative to improve security, particularly along the border.” Troops from both nations are taking control of the 256-kilometer land border between Honduras and Guatemala by performing constant surveillance, strict control of landing areas, control of unauthorized passages, reconnaissance, raids, arrests, and military intelligence. GANSEJ is focusing on organized crime, drug trafficking, and related criminal enterprises, such as arms smuggling and human trafficking. “This will be part of the effort to create a climate of security along this border area,” said General Freddy Díaz Zelaya, chief of the Honduran Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces. “Hopefully these steps being taken by Honduras and Guatemala can be taken by other countries,” said Gen. Zelaya in March, during the closing of the Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC 2015), sponsored by U.S. Southern Command. Security effort could serve as a model for Central America “This is the first force that we have developed in conjunction with Honduras,” Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina explained at the announcement. “It’s an important high-level security initiative to improve security, particularly along the border.” “We’re going to establish a peaceful region with many opportunities for both countries,” Honduran Secretary of Defense Samuel Reyes Rendón said in a statement. By Dialogo April 15, 2015 “This will be part of the effort to create a climate of security along this border area,” said General Freddy Díaz Zelaya, chief of the Honduran Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces. “Hopefully these steps being taken by Honduras and Guatemala can be taken by other countries,” said Gen. Zelaya in March, during the closing of the Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC 2015), sponsored by U.S. Southern Command. “We want to replicate this land shield with Guatemala along the border with Nicaragua,” President Hernández explained. “We already have the maritime shield in the Caribbean and we’re looking at how to structure the maritime shield in the Pacific. In this way we are complementing what Honduras must develop in terms of security to protect our borders.” In Honduras, Troops will be deployed in the northwestern departments of Santa Bárbara, Copán, and Ocotepeque. In Guatemala, GANSEJ forces will operate in the departments of El Progreso, Chiquimula, and Izabal. Bringing security to the border region The Maya-Chortí Force will focus on detecting and stopping organized criminal enterprises, such as drug trafficking. Narcotraffickers transport cocaine, marijuana, and other drugs to Mexico and the United States through Central America. I congratulate you What you do is good, good job. Congratulations. Excellent Congratulations on the reporting on the Armed Forces of different countries, it helps cultural heritage and knowledge of the subjects of interest with regard to the missions and polices of the activities carried out by the armies. Respectful regards Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry, Retired. Guatemala, June 22, 2015. CHEPE BARNOYA, WHAT A GOOD ARTICLE. I TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ASK YOU TO LOOK AT MY ARTICLES ON PLAZA OPINIÓN@GMAIL.COMlast_img read more

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This is why home equity loans are the tomatoes of the financial field

first_imgDo you remember the first time you learned tomatoes are not actually vegetables? It was pretty unsettling, wasn’t it? It’s kind of how some credit union professionals feel when they discover home equity loans (HELs) are not actually considered mortgage products. Ok, they can be. But they can also be considered credit products. And when they are categorized as such, the regulatory requirements change completely. As a kid, I spent a lot of time on my grandparents farm, a 100+ acre slice of agricultural heaven my grandma still owns today. I was fascinated by the “vegetable garden,” which was packed with cucumber, squash, potatoes, and my favorite, tomatoes. I’ll never forget the day I learned the truth about tomatoes. Wow. But, as vivid the memory, I never thought I’d one day relate that awakening to my work. Oddly enough, I see the same enlightening happen often as the credit unions I work with confront the distinctions between HELs.  Like the tomato, the HEL can be considered one of two things, closed- or open-end. Reg Z is the go-to source for understanding the difference between the two. Under Reg Z, closed-end is anything that does not meet the definition of open-end. Open-end credit is defined as having the following characteristics:The creditor reasonably contemplates repeated transactions;The creditor may impose a finance charge from time to time on an outstanding unpaid balance; andThe amount of credit that may be extended to the consumer during the term of the plan is generally made available to the extent that any outstanding balance is repaid.Simple enough right?So where does the confusion lie? Typically, it stems from the practice of defining HELs broadly as “mortgage products.” Doing so often leads credit unions down the wrong compliance path. Until you define the loan as closed- or open-end, you can’t follow the proper path to the proper regulatory requirements. A great way to illustrate this is by looking at some of the differences between the two. In the case of home equity lines of credit (HELOCs), credit union staff can bypass TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule (TRID) requirements. There is no need to provide Loan Estimates or Closing Disclosures for that product. The same goes for the ability-to-repay rule. All that said, a new hurdle may be the recent changes to the HMDA rule, requiring credit unions that offer HELOCs over a certain threshold to report those loans right along with their closed-end loans beginning with 2018 data.A great way to ensure your staff is headed in the right compliance direction for each HEL they manage is to originate these loans in the appropriate department. For instance, putting HELOCs, which are open-end HELs, under the purview of the consumer department keeps those loans with staff already knowledgeable on consumer loan compliance.  The same is true for keeping closed-end HELs inside the mortgage department. It’s still very hard to get a consistent answer on whether a tomato truly is a fruit, or is in fact, as childhood Jeremy insisted standing in my grandma’s garden, a vegetable. It really just depends who you’re asking. If you are talking to a botanist, it is a fruit because it grows from a vine and houses a soft center that contains seeds. If you’re talking to a chef, though, a tomato is and always will be a vegetable because of its delish, savory flavor. As with a HEL, context is key. Unfortunately, regulators are much less willing to debate than botanists, chefs and grandkids. 63SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeremy Smith As Director of Client Partnerships, Jeremy provides regulatory compliance guidance and training on current laws and regulations to credit union professionals. Before coming to PolicyWorks, Jeremy worked in regulatory compliance … Web: www.policyworksllc.com Detailslast_img read more

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Trump says coronavirus vaccine won’t be delivered to New York right away

first_img“He doesn’t trust where the vaccine is coming from,” Trump added. “These are coming from the greatest companies anywhere in the world, greatest labs in the world, but he doesn’t trust the fact that it’s this White House, this administration, so we won’t be delivering it to New York until we have authorization to do so and that pains me to say that.”In response, a senior advisor to Cuomo said on Twitter that the governor “is fighting to ensure the communities hit hardest by COVID get the vaccine.”Trump “has failed with his pandemic response, lied to Americans about how bad it was when he knew otherwise & was fired by voters for his incompetence,” Rich Azzopardi said. – Advertisement – Trump said Friday that it was an “unfortunate mistake” when Pfizer claimed earlier this week that it wasn’t part of Operation Warp Speed. While Pfizer did strike a deal with the U.S. government for vaccine doses in July, the company had been working on a vaccine for the coronavirus long before.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. – Advertisement – President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. government would not deliver a coronavirus vaccine to New York if and when one is available.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo “will have to let us know when he’s ready for it because otherwise, we can’t be delivering it to a state that won’t be giving it to its people immediately,” Trump said during a press conference from the White House Rose garden. – Advertisement – Trump’s comments were his first in-person remarks since NBC News and other news outlets projected over the weekend that Joe Biden won the presidential election.Over the past week, the U.S. coronavirus outbreak has worsened, with the nation reporting more than 150,000 new infections Thursday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The seven-day average of daily new cases stands at 131,445, 32% higher than a week ago, according to a CNBC analysis of Hopkins data.On Monday, Pfizer said that the Covid-19 vaccine it developed with German drugmaker BioNTech was 90% effective in a late-stage trial. Pfizer said its analysis evaluated 94 confirmed Covid-19 infections among the trial’s 43,538 participants. It said the case split between vaccinated individuals and those who received a placebo indicated a vaccine efficacy rate of above 90% at seven days after the second of the company’s two-dose vaccine.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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NRA has changed its mission over years

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion In 1947 when I was 11 years old, I summered at a boys camp in Maine. Part of the program was rifle training and range shooting. The training, which was exciting and beneficial, was part of the NRA Junior program. I qualified for diplomas as marksman, pro-marksman and sharpshooter. This was my first exposure to the NRA, and it was the way the NRA was in 1947.Being from the Poconos in Pennsylvania, I was brought up to be a sportsman and hunter. In high school, I received a used Remington 32-pump deer rifle, which I used hunting with my father and uncle, hunting deer and bear. I joined the U.S. Air Force and trained with the M1 carbine. I then purchased a new Remington 760 pump — as semi-automatics were not allowed in Pennsylvania. The NRA in the 1970s and 1990s got new leadership and turned from a sportsman, hunting, training organization to a political lobby for the gun-manufacturing companies.In Austria, high school graduates receive nine months training in the army handling automatic weapons, but aren’t allowed to keep them in their possession at home. College students must take the nine months training sometime along the way.The NRA isn’t what it used to be and I don’t contribute to them. I urge sportsman/hunters to do the same. I understand that Remington Arms a New York manufacturer in Ilion may have to declare bankruptcy. What a shame. It’s my favorite gun manufacturer.ARNO HIRISClifton ParkMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusControversial solar project goes before Clifton Park Planning BoardHigh-risk COVID exposure reported in Clifton Parklast_img read more

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