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Earlier this year, funk fans everywhere mourned the loss of Bernie Worrell. The elite keyboard player cut his jib with Parliament Funkadelic, and later found success with the Talking Heads and many more exciting projects. Though he suffered from cancer in his final days, Worrell maintained a positive spirit, working with musicians whenever he had the strength.One of Bernie Worrell’s final projects was with the Joe Marcinek Band, working on their upcoming album Slink. Due out on December 9th via Hitman Records, the album sees Marcinek collaborate with greats like Joey Porter (The Motet), Garrett Sayers (The Motet), Pete Koopmans (Family Groove Company), Nicholas Gerlach (Turbo Suit) and Gabriel Mervine (The Motet).Worrell had previously toured with Joe Marcinek, and the two had discussed recording together, but unfortunately Worrell’s condition left him unable to physically attend the sessions in Colorado. However, one track was in need of a keyboard melody part. Marcinek sent over the tape to Worrell, who recorded a lead melody at his home studio back in March. After Worrell’s death just a few months later, the track become a living tribute and earned the title, “Bernie”.“It was such an honor to know and work with Bernie and I am forever grateful for the time spent together,” said Marcinek. “Not only a remarkable musician and a genius innovator of the keyboards. He was a loving giving human being who left everyone he met a better person.” In honor of Worrell, we’re beyond honored to exclusively share the Joe Marcinek’s newest song, “Bernie”. Enjoy it below.Joe Marcinek Band Tour Dates11.30.16 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN12.1.16 Redstone Room – Davenport, IA12.2.16 House Pub – St Charles, IL12.3.16 Beachview Motel – Burlington, WI12.8.16 IPA – Greenville, SC12.9.16 Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC12.10.16 Good Ol Days – Cumming, GA12.14.16 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI12.15.16 Tonic Room – Chicago, IL12.16.16 Buddy & Pals – Schererville, IN12.17.18 Cranky Pats – Neenah, WI12.18.16 Founders Taproom – Grand Rapids, MI1.8.17 Charleston Pour House1.13.17 The Funky Biscuit – Boca Raton, FL
We are all aware Baby Boomers have reinvented every decade of their lives, which makes it no surprise they continue to do so. Some will retire, and some will stay working for longer than the generation before them as continued good health and life expectancy expands. In spite of different lifestyle choices, this is a group needing services beyond loans and deposits, providing an opportunity for credit unions to present products and services catering to the needs of this age group to keep them engaged. However, this opportunity also raises communication and technology issues for credit unions as they work to connect with this diverse member group in a manner they prefer.Finding balance is complicated for a demographic group all over the place when it comes to how they like to receive information. Whether an older member likes paper (mail), electronic (e-mail, Internet) or mobile, meeting their delivery preferences has become increasingly important to keeping this large number of members from moving to another financial services provider. With more and more of this age group being tech-savvy, internet and mobile capabilities are a must-have along with traditional methods. One channel for communicating with any age group no longer fits all.Credit unions of all sizes today recognize the value of expanding the scope of their business from simply putting ink on paper to sharing information to playing more robustly in the broader customer communications space. A critical success factor that is needed to ensure a device-responsive strategy is a reality for your members (and profitable for your credit union) requires having the ability to create flexible content automatically converted on demand to match the requirements of the delivery channel; because what looks great on a printed transactional document or direct mail piece today also needs to look great on a smartphone and tablet. This becomes even more important when you consider 72 percent of Boomers with income over $75,000 are smartphone users who are on the go, traveling and are hyper-focused on their wealth.Many credit unions outsource their physical print/mail operations to service bureaus and BPOs. In these cases, it is still important to have an in-house customer communication solution in place to leverage the power of your non-technical, customer-focused employees to design, deliver and maintain meaningful multichannel customer communications while meeting the business and technical requirements of your print/mail provider. Insourcing customer communication management, while outsourcing print fulfillment, provides a way to maintain control of your communications and improve efficiencies. If you use a third-party service provider, know the questions you should ask to meet your multichannel needs, as not every solution offers all the capabilities you may want to achieve your goals.Working in the best interest of depositors, not stockholders, and going out of the way to make sure to meet members’ needs are two important attributes that differentiate a credit union from a competitive institution. With the growing use of Internet-based communications and the proliferation of smartphones and tablet devices used by members of all ages, member expectations are on the rise with regard to how your organization communicates with them. Implementing a well-considered customer communications strategy delivered where and how your Boomer member wants to receive it can help you foster those strong relationships and keep these members loyal by getting important information to them more quickly—and with the personal touch they expect via the channel they prefer. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Clay McNaught Clay McNaught is Vice President at GMC Software Technology, North America. With an impressive history of experience in document management, customer communication management and business intelligence, McNaught offers extensive knowledge … Web: www.gmc.net Details
Dominik Livakovic parried a warning shot from Ilkay Gundogan before City’s pressure told with an equaliser 11 minutes ahead of half-time.Dinamo were unhappy play was not stopped as they had a man down injured, but City were within their rights to play on and Jesus rose highest to head home Riyad Mahrez’s cross.Benjamin Mendy has struggled for fitness and form on his return from nearly two full seasons out injured, but the French left-back’s performance was among the most encouraging of the night for Guardiola.Mendy made his name rampaging forward for the Monaco side that reached the semi-finals of the Champions League three seasons ago and looked more like his old self as he was involved in both Jesus’s goals inside the first 10 minutes of the second half.Firstly, neat interplay from Mendy and Foden freed the Brazilian inside the area and he turned onto his strong right foot before finding the far corner.Foden was also involved for the third as his pass fed Mendy, whose teasing cross left Jesus with the simple task of prodding into an empty net.Jesus is making the most of his extended run in the team in the absence of the injured Sergio Aguero and his importance ahead of a busy festive period in the Premier League was underlined as he was replaced moments after completing his hat-trick.City still added a fourth as Foden made his case for more playing time by slotting home Bernardo Silva’s cross six minutes from time.Share on: WhatsApp Zagreb, Croatia | AFP | Manchester City put their Premier League woes to one side as Gabriel Jesus scored a hat-trick in a dominant 4-1 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Croatian capital on Wednesday.Dinamo needed to win to have any chance of joining City in the last 16 and got off to the perfect start through Dani Olmo’s sweetly struck volley 10 minutes in.However, even a much-changed City side had way too much quality for the hosts as the game wore on and a trio of fine finishes from Jesus in a 20-minute spell either side of half-time secured a morale-boosting win.Phil Foden rounded off the scoring as defeat saw Zagreb slip to the bottom of Group C and out of European competition for the season.Pep Guardiola made eight changes from the side beaten 2-1 at home by Manchester United on Saturday to leave the English champions 14 points off the top of the Premier League table with Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne among those left on the bench.Derby defeat meant City had won just two of their previous seven games in all competitions and another poor night beckoned when Damian Kadzior’s cross was brilliantly smashed past Claudio Bravo by Olmo, despite the Chilean goalkeeper getting a hand to it.City have now kept just one clean sheet in 12 games, but instead of exploiting the weaknesses in the visitors’ defence, Zagreb sat on their lead and were punished as Guardiola’s men took control of the game.– Warning shot –
…serious crime down by 7%The Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Thursday disclosed that there has been an upsurge in armed robberies up to the end of April when compared to the same period in 2017.In fact, statistics released by the Force proved that there has been a 13 per cent increase in the scourge.In addition, there has been a 26 per cent increase in robberies where no instruments were used. Nevertheless, there has been an overall seven per cent increase in serious crimes at the end of April when compared to the same period last year.There was also a 32 per cent decrease in robbery under arms where instruments other than firearms were used and a nine per cent decrease in robbery with violence. Also, a 39 per cent decline in robbery with aggravation was recorded as well as a 32 per cent decrease in larceny from the person.The Police also recorded a 26 per cent decrease in murders, with 26 murders committed for the year thus far when compared to 35 in 2017.Of the 26 murders, 11 were disorderly, seven stemmed from domestic disputes, six were as a result of armed robberies and two were classified as unknown.The highest number of murders was committed in C Division (East Coast Demerara) followed by A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara), with five and four apiece for D (West Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) and F (Interior Locations).G (Essequibo Coast and Islands) and B (Berbice) Divisions recorded three apiece. One murder was committed in E Division (Linden/Kwakwani).Meanwhile, a 14 per cent decrease was recorded in the reports of rape, but a 17 per cent increase was recorded for burglary. Finally, the Police stated that they have seen a decline by seven per cent in break and enter and larceny.All in all, the Police recorded an overall decrease of seven per cent in serious crimes.With respect to seizures of firearms, the Police have seized 47 illegal weapons for the year thus far compared to the same period last year. Of those seized, 30 were pistols, nine were revolvers, six shotguns, one a submachine gun and one a rifle.A whopping 24 illegal guns were taken off the streets in A Division. Nine were seized in F Division, six in B Division, four in C Division and two seized in G Division. One was confiscated in D Division and another in E Division.TrafficThe Police in a release revealed that there was a decrease in fatal accidents by 11.4 per cent up to the end of April, 2018, with 34 people having lost their lives. Decreases were also recorded for serious, minor and damage accidents.Speeding continues to account for most of the road deaths followed by pedestrians crossing in the path of approaching vehicles. Three people were killed as a result of driving under the influence of alcohol and three as the driver was inattentive. One person was killed as he failed to conform to signs.A total of 29,064 cases were made out against errant drivers from January to April, 2018.Meanwhile, the Police Force wishes to publicly acknowledge the unwavering support it has been receiving from all sections of society in the fight against crime which, without a doubt, is responsible for the reduction of serious crimes and all categories of road accidents.