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A full gallery of images from Dave DeCrescente can be seen below: Last weekend, beloved bluegrass group Cabinet hosted the annual Susquehanna Breakdown festival at Montage Mountain near Scranton, PA. Named for an instrumental Cabinet song, the festival featured some incredible performances throughout its two full days of music.Our day one coverage highlighted the multiple sets from Cabinet, including a sit-in from the great Larry Keel. Night two was an expanded festival scene, as a second stage was utilized throughout the day to maximize musical potential. Performances from Fruition, Driftwood, Swift Technique, and more highlighted the Breakdown Stage, while the main Susquehanna Stage was in full force with artists like Cornmeal, The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, Twiddle and, of course, two sets from Cabinet.Listen To Twiddle’s Smoldering Late Night Set At Susquehanna BreakdownOne of the sets was captured by taper Keith Litzenberger, including a special “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” with as many Cabinet family members as seemingly possible. Listen here.Groups like the Stringdusters, RRE, and Cornmeal always come to play, and they each brought their own flavor of Americana bluegrass music to the festivities. There was also a VIP area featuring intimate performances from the members of Cabinet, as each gave short 15-minute tribute sets throughout the day. Taper Keith Litzenberger caught all five sets, including Pappy & JP Play Merle Haggard, Chris Kearney Plays John Prine, Biondo Family Choir Plays CSNY, Tom Graham Plays Tom Petty, and JP Biondo & Tim Carbone. Tune in below.Check out images from day two of the festival, courtesy of Dave DeCrescente Photography: Load remaining images
7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Michael Ogden Michael has been in the social media business for more than a decade inside the credit union, technology, financial and food industries. He’s the founder of For3, LLC, which … Web: www.for3forgood.com Details Facebook recently reported that they made $3.32 billion from ad revenue in the first quarter of this year. To put that in perspective…..forget it. It’s just a lot.As much as I don’t personally enjoy Facebook, those numbers reflect the flocking of brands to purchasing ads to get noticed on your feed. There’s a new feature, called “Story Packs” that your credit union should take a look at if you’re willing to stop throwing money at “boosting” posts and creating normal ads on the platform.Story Packs are Facebook’s way of leveling the creative ad experience (you see big brands doing) for small businesses and local establishments…..like say, a credit union.How do you use it?Basically “Story Packs” are Facebook’s way of helping small businesses create a beautifully done ad campaign for your CU. For now, they’ve put business categories into these areas: Restaurants, Retail and Spas. My guess is that the list will expand. For this example of how to use it, I’m using the “Retail” tool.Facebook will ask you three question areas to help focus the ad.1) Increase people’s awareness of your brand – in each section you’ll be asked “What results do you want?” These questions are all about making sure the ad is focused and measurable. Questions like these: Do you want to reach and engage people? More page likes? Reach people near your business/store? Do you want views of your video?2) Find potential customers – after those questions, you move on to audience engagement with questions like: Do you want clicks to your Website? Conversions on your Website? Installs of your App? Responses to your Facebook event?3) Drive sales of your product or service – the final series of questions revolve around what action you want from your potential customers: Do you want clicks to your site? More conversions on your site? Engagement of your app? Do you want people to redeem your special offer?From there you’ll head to the “Creative Tools” section where you’ll find photos, images or even upload your own. Also, there are creative tips that again help you focus on the point of the ad.There are four areas to think about: People, Place, Things and NewsPeople – do you want your ad to focus on your employees, testimonials or tips and resources your business might provide for others?Place – do you want to push product information, promotions or even have an ad that focuses on the personality of the neighborhood where your business is located?Things – do you want the ad to focus on the value of your products and services, their functionality or how about highlighting your feature product? You know, the one thing why you started your business in the first place.News – this is where you can focus on giving a call to action, highlighting special events and sales.While I’m saddened that we’ve reached this point of accepting the fact that to get your credit union noticed on Facebook that you’re just going to have to pay – the Story Packs work really well!
Polyclinic Glavić provides free medical examinations to all digital nomads who move their office to Dubrovnik
Also, in her lecture, Kurtela pointed out that Croatia has all the advantages that can attract digital nomads, such as lots of sunshine, and thus vitamin D, fresh and clean air, sea and beautiful nature, Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. , a strong and stable internet connection, with of course top health services. But before a broader look at digital nomads, the news is yesterday’s statement from the conference, at which it is Nikolina Kurtele, Deputy Director of the Glavić Polyclinic announced that all digital nomads who choose Dubrovnik as their base will be provided with free health services for one year. Yesterday was part of the first day online conferences held an excellent education of digital nomads, both from Croatia and global destinations, who shared their loud thinking about digital nomads as a special niche of travelers and entrepreneurs, and the opportunity for Croatia to position itself on the global map of digital nomads. It is certainly a great tool for extending the tourist season, because digital nomads can certainly not be perceived only as tourists, because they will live in Croatia for a maximum of one year and generate consumption like any other resident. In fact, and much more, according to Jan de Jong’s estimate, at least 10.000 kuna a month. Photo: Kashlee Kucheran By the way, Poliklinika Glavić offers treatment and rehabilitation services for neurological patients in Dubrovnik and Zagreb, and the Neurorehabilitation Center in Dubrovnik is the first of its kind in the active treatment and neurorehabilitation of neurological patients in this part of Europe. Polyclinic Glavic provides free medical examinations to all digital nomads A statement that is definitely a game changer because currently out of the six countries that offer visas for digital nomads, none offer additional value or anything like that to attract digital nomads. A clear message to digital nomads that they are welcome in Dubrovnik and that they are coming to a safe country, which is also important in the branding of Croatia, which is still often perceived from the outside as the Balkans in a negative context. We want to promote Dubrovnik as a safe city, as well as the whole of Croatia, and provide them with health care through our services as an incentive to move the office to Dubrovnik, said Kurtela during the presentation. As part of the European Week of Freelancers (# EFWEEK2020), an international conference Dubrovnik for digital nomads will be held in Lazareti from 16 to 25 October. By the way, Kashlee Kucheran, a digital nomad, tourist journalist and blogger from Canada, who is followed by over 2 million people a month through her blog Travel off Path, pointed out at the conference that there is a big positive buzz or interest around Croatia, especially since it was filmed in Dubrovnik. series Game of Thrones, and how Croatia could become the best global destination for digital nomads. As we know, at the initiative of Jan de Jong for Croatia to introduce visas for digital nomads, a meeting was held in August with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković to discuss legislation that should allow free entry and work for digital by the end or beginning of the second year. nomads. As Jan de Jong himself pointed out at the conference in Dubrovnik, things have gone much further than the idea itself, and many concrete meetings have already been held on this topic. So, in case digital nomads choose Dubrovnik as their base, they have security if anything happened to them within the first year of their stay, that they can use all the services of the Glavic Polyclinic for free. Thus, Dubrovnik is the first city in Croatia to turn to digital nomads, and the organization of this conference provides an opportunity to present itself to this audience in light of the announced introduction of visas for digital nomads in Croatia. I have to admit that it was great to listen to loud thoughts, especially from foreigners, who are not burdened with all our grayness in the economy, from high taxes to various levies. Also, the Neurorehabilitation Center is also the largest regional center for robotics rehabilitation, and thanks to its quality and professionalism, the Glavić Polyclinic is a reference center for as many as 130 countries through its robotic rehabilitation service. For a list of all health services of the Glavić Polyclinic, which will also be free for digital nomads who decide to stay in Dubrovnik, see here
See y’all in the spring. #twitterblackout— Tyler Lydon (@Tyler_Lydon14) November 2, 2016 Teammates Andrew White, Tyus Battle and Gillon have Twitter accounts but don’t tweet often. Players are more active on Instagram than Twitter, like when a handful posted pictures of or with Battle after he hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer on Feb. 7 to give Syracuse an 82-81 win over Clemson.At Syracuse, Jim Boeheim and his staff allow players to use social media, as long as they do it responsibly. “It’s an important part of growing up,” he said. “We guide them to be aware of what they’re saying and how they’re saying it, … but we don’t monitor it just like no one monitors the students at Syracuse University, I don’t think.”Jessica Sheldon | Staff PhotographerAt other schools around the ACC, methods of monitoring social media usage are different. Roy Williams has two staffers who monitor player accounts at North Carolina. Mark Gottfried brings in a social media expert to North Carolina State at the beginning of the year to educate his players. Rick Pitino doesn’t allow his players to use Twitter at Louisville, as current redshirt freshman guard Ryan McMahon found out two years ago. Published on February 14, 2017 at 10:56 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman “I think to try to keep the guys from acting like social media doesn’t exist is impossible as well,” Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams said. “I try to explain to our guys, you want it to be helpful. You don’t want it to be egotistical, you don’t want it to be about yourself … if it’s only beneficial to you, then it needs to have more depth to it than that.”Syracuse players occasionally use Instagram as Williams prefers, to promote their teammates’ accounts. They also tweet about movies they saw (Battle held “Split” in high regard), Instagram about sibling birthdays (White congratulated his younger brother Andrien, a Charlotte guard, on a 19-point birthday performance) and Snapchat videos of car jam sessions (Moyer, a lot).These promotions, especially on Twitter, also provide fans an opportunity to respond. Sometimes those responses don’t go unnoticed by players as humans, as Gillon detailed earlier in the season with prior instances of fan trash talk directed at him on Twitter. That’s why some choose to ignore comments as best they can.“I don’t really pay attention to what people say,” Battle said, “even about me or about my teammates or stuff like that … You just gotta worry about the games and worry about what’s going on in your life.”“I actually did delete my Twitter after a bad game,” Gillon said, “not that I was afraid of what people were saying, but I was like, kind of trying to avoid any distractions or any negativity. (Then) I was like, ‘No, that’s the coward approach. That’s not even me.’” Pastner noted how he’s stripped “a player or two” of social media privileges because of content they’ve posted. None of the seven ACC coaches asked by The Daily Orange noted concrete social media rules within the program. But there was a consensus when it comes to the general guidelines within each team.Jim Larranaga’s staff at Miami doesn’t spend an exhaustive amount of time on monitoring players, instead educating them to not post anything vulgar or damaging.Buzz Williams reminds his players of ripple effects of everything they post. Gottfried discusses the dangers with his team regularly. Pastner and his staff educate their players “ a lot” on how to properly represent themselves. Pitino and his staff monitor players’ Facebook and Instagram accounts with a watchful eye, reminding them that professional scouts factor off-court activities visible on social media into their draft picks. And Roy Williams, who tries to downplay the hype of social media because he doesn’t understand the appeal of it, doesn’t care “what kind of toothpaste you used this morning” as long as it’s not a problem he has to fix.“I try to tell ‘em these are all ego devices, and you get caught up in ego devices. It stifles your potential,” Pitino said. “So it’s something I call, ‘Ego edging greatness out.’”At Louisville, Syracuse or other ACC programs, one thing is clear: There’s no exact science to monitor a player’s social media usage. All a coach can hope for is that combining education and common sense helps players to uphold a program’s reputation. Comments In the “Live” feature on Instagram, users can broadcast themselves in real time and receive questions from followers in a built-in comments section on the video. Earlier this season, “going live” was an occasional nighttime hobby for Syracuse players including Tyler Lydon, John Gillon and Matthew Moyer. Their responses, both quippy and measured, came in a casual apartment setting while making themselves more relatable to fans.Who would win in one-on-one, you or Tyus (Battle)?What’s wrong with Tyler Roberson?What’s your favorite type of music?Instagram Live presents one of an increasing number of ways college basketball players provide mass followers insight into their lives. Tweets, individual Snapchats, Snapchat stories, Instagram posts and more outlets force players to delicately balance entertainment with professionalism. An audience can both praise and critique every step.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the Atlantic Coast Conference, head coaches hold varying opinions on the value of social media and how to handle their players’ usage of it during the season. Syracuse (16-11, 8-6 ACC) players have different preferences for which they use three popular social media outlets among current college students: Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. Coaches now find themselves tasked with finding a healthy balance between granting their players freedom and preventing reputation-damaging mishaps.“It can be a great tool, social media,” Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner said. “It can also be a tool that can get you in trouble if you’re not careful. But … it’s the way the world is moving.”Some SU players don’t even have, or don’t currently use, social media. Taurean Thompson doesn’t have a Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Lydon doesn’t use Twitter during the season to avoid distractions. Facebook Twitter Google+
As Los Angeles County officials intensify efforts to address problems of homelessness in the region, experts worry that hundreds of Gulf Coast hurricane evacuees in the area soon could be adding to overburdened services and shelters. Earlier this week, FEMA warned 150,000 hurricane victims living in hotels and motels nationwide that it would stop paying for their rooms on Jan. 7. Federal Emergency Management Agency officials did not have figures for the number of evacuees in the county, but estimate 1,400 families statewide are receiving hotel vouchers. Officials at 211 LA County – the phone line evacuees were encouraged to call to get services – estimate 4,500 people in the county may be affected. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “What is going to happen to these unfortunate folks is a result of quick-fix solutions and the political ploys of extending already strained resources to help the people who were displaced by the hurricane,” said Leslie Croom, a community organizer for the United Coalition East Prevention Project. “There are 90,000 homeless people in the county. We have the largest homeless population in the United States, and it’s going to be very frightening to see what will happen to these folks.” In September, the Board of Supervisors voted to spend $10 million of a $138 million surplus to help the 4,500 Hurricane Katrina evacuees who had informally relocated to the region since the disaster. FEMA, which originally planned to end the voucher program on Dec. 1, is requiring 10 states with more than 90 percent of the 150,000 people living in hotels – including California – to outline plans by Jan. 7 for completing the placement of evacuee households into qualified temporary housing. “I think it’s unconscionable that FEMA is going to yank vouchers out from underneath individuals and families when they have nowhere else to go,” said Bob Erlenbusch, executive director of the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger & Homelessness. “They obviously need the housing vouchers or they wouldn’t be in hotels now. “A couple of weeks’ reprieve is a nice gesture during the holidays, but it’s sure an awful way to start the new year.” Tony Bell, spokesman for Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, said although the hotel voucher program ends Jan. 7, FEMA will provide rental assistance for evacuees who apply. “FEMA remains responsible for addressing the housing needs of Katrina evacuees, both in terms of providing funding for housing and helping evacuees locate housing,” said Phil Ansell, director of programs and policy for the Department of Public Social Services. About 3,600 Katrina evacuees have applied for cash assistance, food stamps and health insurance through the county’s welfare department and 2,200 people have been approved for aid. None of the four other county supervisors or their staff members returned calls Wednesday on what efforts might be undertaken with the deadline looming for evacuees’ end of hotel vouchers. But Marie Quon-Hom, assistant director of the county’s Community Development Commission and Housing Authority, said she is very concerned. She said there is little her agency can do to provide Section 8 rental assistance and public housing for additional evacuees. Currently, the agency is helping two families displaced by the hurricane obtain public housing, and another family obtain Section 8. About 130,000 people are on waiting lists for Section 8 rental assistance, Quon-Hom said, adding that a somewhat smaller unknown number are waiting for public housing. “We are concerned, but if there is no funding for us to help, there isn’t much we can do beyond Jan. 7,” Quon-Hom said. So far, FEMA has spent $4.4 billion helping the 1.4 million families affected by the hurricanes. Nick Samaniego, spokesman for the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles, said the agency has helped 1,800 families displaced by the hurricanes and is now serving 250 families. “So three months out now, we are kind of out of the picture now,” Samaniego said. “We have stepped back into our regular role, which is disaster relief. “It’s taken much longer for these folks to transition to local, state and federal aid that should have been available to them, usually much quicker.” Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
NEW YORK — Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson had to hear the booing at Citi Field throughout a miserable homestand.He took steps to begin fixing the problems May 26 after a 5-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, firing hitting coach Dave Hudgens and cutting reliever Jose Valverde.“This is a very difficult decision to make. I’ve known Dave for many years, decades,” Alderson said. “Our situational hitting is not where we want it to be.”Minor league hitting coordinator Lamar Johnson will take over for Hudgens. The 63-year-old Johnson has been in this role with the Mets for 10 of his 11 years in the organization and is responsible for helping teach the organization’s hitting philosophy throughout the minors.The Mets have tried to implement a plan of patience at the plate but the results have not shown.“Our hitting approach will not change appreciably,” Alderson said. “Any time there’s a new person, there’s a new voice, a new take, a different interpretation both from a mechanical and an approach point of view.”The 57-year-old Hudgens was in his fourth season as the Mets’ hitting coach. The Mets began the day with a .237 batting average, ranking among the worst in the majors. They have scored just 32 runs in losing nine of 12.“This is by no means Dave Hudgens’ fault. Not whatsoever,” Manager Terry Collins said. “It’s about trying to get the execution better. We’ll see if change helps.”The problems are more glaring with runners in scoring position: New York is 13 for 66 (.197) in that situation in the first seven games of a nine-game homestand after getting one hit in eight tries May 26.The Mets hit into five double plays May 25 in a 2-1 loss to Arizona in the first-game of a doubleheader. Daniel Murphy hit into one of the team’s two double plays, wiping out another hit by Jacob deGrom.“There’s frustration at the way we’re playing. There’s frustration with the way the offense is going and that Dave unfortunately bears the brunt of that,” Murphy said. “It stinks.”David Wright was unhappy that the popular coach lost his job over what he thinks is the players’ fault. “When you struggle the way we’ve struggled offensively, a finger, obviously, gets pointed. A lot of times that finger gets pointed unfairly,” Wright said.Alderson said this was not to read as a warning to Collins.“I think this is in response to a specific situation,” Alderson said. “Nothing else should be read into it by any means.”The Mets have been revamping their bullpen, and Valverde’s dismissal after allowing four runs while getting only two outs in the eighth and ninth innings is the next step.With new closer Jenrry Mejia unavailable after pitching both games of the doubleheader, Collins turned to Valverde.Valverde (1-1) was booed off the field after allowing pinch-hitter Jose Tabata’s tying single in the eighth. He returned for the ninth and was even worse, yielding four runs overall.“Don’t think for one second that there’s not a guy in there that realizes that this is part of it. We just released one of the best professionals I ever been around in Jose Valverde,” a fired-up Collins said. “You deal with it, and if you can’t you don’t belong in the game.”With one out in the ninth, Valverde gave up a single to Neil Walker and walked Andrew McCutchen.Gary Sanchez, who homered off Scott Rice to open the eighth, then singled to left, scoring Walker. Juan Centeno couldn’t handle Curtis Granderson’s throw that bounced to the right of the plate and skittered past Valverde, who was backing up but way too close to the catcher. McCutchen scored on Granderson’s error for a two-run lead.Valverde gave up four runs as the Pirates took the lead. The 36-year-old righty was 1-1 with a 5.66 ERA. Valverde joined the Mets this year after pitching for Detroit last season. He briefly was New York’s closer before losing the job.Reporters were told Valverde had left the ballpark even though his street clothes remained in his locker. Right-hander Vic Black is being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill Valverde’s spot.“Our bullpen will get better when our young pitchers emerge at the major league level,” Alderson said. “Not only will we have better arms, but we’ll have more flexibility.”In the minors, top prospect Noah Syndergaard was placed on the disabled list, retroactive to May 22, because of a mild flexor-pronator strain in his right elbow. The flexor-pronator muscle is on the inside of the elbow, forearm area.The Mets said the Triple-A Las Vegas ace will be brought to New York for an exam.Syndergaard was acquired in a trade that sent 2012 Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto. He is Baseball America’s No. 6 righty pitching prospect and is expected to make his big league debut this year.“We’re very concerned about it, obviously, I don’t know too many guys — I shouldn’t say that, I know a lot of guys who go to the doctor and it’s nothing. But I know some go to the doctor and it’s an issue,” Collins said. “Anytime you go in and the word ‘elbow’ shows up, especially when you throw as hard as he does, it’s a concern.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
Sweden coach Janne Andersson hit out at the German bench for “rubbing it in” as they celebrated Toni Kroos’s stoppage-time winner in Germany’s 2-1 World Cup Group F victory on Saturday.”Some of the German leaders of the team celebrated by running in our direction and rubbing into our faces by making gestures and that really got me annoyed and angry,” said the Sweden coach whose team had led 1-0 at half-time.”There were many people on our bench that were annoyed. We fought it out for 95 minutes and when the final whistle goes you shake hands and leave. So I was very angry,” he said.World Cup 2018: 10-man Germany beat Sweden 2-1 to keep campaign alive”All I am saying is people behaved in ways you don’t, you cheer when you win, you leave the opponents to feel sad you don’t react in the way they did.”World Cup 2018: Germany’s come-from-behind to win, Lukaku matches MaradonaHis counterpart, Germany coach Joachim Loew however, said he was not aware of any taunting.World Cup 2018: Germany repeat history after 20 years to escape early exit”Who made gestures, did I make a gesture? I didnt witness that because after the final whistle we were concentrating on other things. We fell into each other’s arms and were so elated. I didn’t see any aggressive gestures,” he said.World Cup, Day 10 Highlights: Boetang’s red card, Mexican magic continuesIt was a cruel blow for the Swedes, who gave their all but came up just short.advertisementThe defending champions were stunned in the first half by an in-form Swedish side as Ola Toivonen scored in the 32nd minute to put his team ahead heading into the first break.FIFA World Cup 2018: Full CoverageBut Germany fought their way back into the match immediately after resumption as Marco Reus equalised in the 48th minute, meeting a low cross from Timo Werner, to avoid the biggest upset so far in the World Cup.Reus’ equaliser was also Germany’s first goal of the 2018 World Cup, with what was their 34th shot in this year’s tournament.Real Madrid star Kroos then netted in extra time to ensure victory for Germany. The last time Germany won a match after conceding the first goal was way back in the 1998 edition when they beat Mexico 2-1 in the round of 16.The four-time world champions though again found themselves in trouble when Jerome Boateng picked up his second yellow card in the 82nd minute leaving Germany with 10-men on the pitch in the dying moments of the game.But they somehow managed to hang on and even created a few chances in the final few minutes with Brandt even hitting the woodwork in injury time.It was then Kroos’ turn to shine as he scored from a set-piece in the sixth minute of extra time. Kroos curled in a superb strike from an indirect free kick to grab the three points for his side.”It’s probably the worst end of a game I’ve experienced in my career, that we didn’t get a draw, but the whole group is still alive, so we’ll have to lick our wounds and come back for the next one,” Sweden Andersson added.Sweden and Germany are both on three points with leaders Mexico on six heading into the final group games.(With Reuters inputs)