“LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” JUNE 21, 2019

first_imgFOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so. “Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.center_img “LEFT JAB AND RIGHT JAB” FOOTNOTE: Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.,“Right Jab And Left Jab” was created because we have two commenters that post on a daily basis either in our “IS IT TRUE” or “Readers Forum” columns concerning National or International issues.Joe Biden and Ronald Reagan’s comments are mostly about issues of national interest.  The majority of our “IS IT TRUE” columns are about local or state issues, so we have decided to give Mr. Biden and Mr. Reagan exclusive access to our newly created “LEFT JAB and RIGHT JAB”  column. They now have this post to exclusively discuss national or world issues that they feel passionate about.We shall be posting the “LEFT JAB” AND “RIGHT JAB” several times a week.  Oh, “Left Jab” is a liberal view and the “Right Jab is representative of the more conservative views. Also, any reader who would like to react to the written comments of the two gentlemen is free to do so.last_img read more

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Welcomes Alecia Chakour At The Sunshine Music Fest

first_imgBeloved Grateful Dead tribute band Joe Russo’s Almost Dead played the third night of a four night run in the Southeast yesterday, hitting venues in Nashville, TN and Columbia, SC before heading to the Tedeschi Trucks Band-hosted Sunshine Music Festival in St. Petersburg, FL. Almost Dead has been on an absolute tear throughout the run, undoubtedly fueled by the energy of a debut at the historic Ryman Auditorium. With two nights to play at the Sunshine Fest, the band settled in for a great set of Grateful Dead classics.The band opened up with “Ruben & Cherise”, setting the pace for a fun set with the classic tune. They rocked into “Eyes Of The World” as well, before calling on guest vocalist Alecia Chakour to highlight their rendition of “Turn On Your Love Light.” As a Brooklyn native, Alecia is no stranger to Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, having collaborated with them many times over. This performance was a bit more unique, however, as Ms. Chakour was on hand with her current outfit, Tedeschi Trucks Band. She lent her fiery vocals to the great “Love Light” before rejoining her TTB crew.The set continued with a selection of upbeat Dead tunes, including bluesy numbers like “Alligator” and “Cumberland Blues.” They kept the vibes up with a big “Shakedown Street,” and closed out the set with “The Greatest Story Ever Told” into “One More Saturday Night.” You can watch a video of “Cumberland” below, courtesy of Eric Beringer on YouTube.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will travel to Boca Raton today for the second of two shows at the festival. You can see the band’s setlist from yesterday’s performance, below.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Sunshine Music Festival | St. Petersburg, FL | 1/14/17One Set (5:00PM – 6:23PM)Jam ->Ruben & Cherise (TH) ->Eyes of the World (TH) ->(Turn on Your) Lovelight (AC)Alligator (SM) ->Cumberland Blues @ (All) >Shakedown Street (TH) ->Greatest Story Ever Told (SM) ->Jam # ->One More Saturday NightAC is Alecia Chakour on Lead [email protected] – With a “Duo Jam”, a “Shortnin’ Bread” (James Whitcomb Riley) Tease (MB) & Ruben & Cherise Teases/Jam (TH & Band)# – Contained elements of “No Quarter” (Led Zeppelin) from MB & One More Saturday Night (TH)[Photo taken at Brooklyn Bowl by Greg Horowitz]last_img read more

5 effective ways for credit unions to improve member experience

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In a world that battles competition ruthlessly, every single day, the philosophy guiding credit unions comes as a whiff of fresh air. It isn’t a profit-centric mentality that guides this industry but an all-inclusive “for the benefit of members” approach. This sense of community is extremely inspiring in the day and age we live in. But how can credit unions make sure that they can keep this philosophy alive and stay relevant amidst such hectic digitization? On top of that, how can credit unions guarantee member loyalty and growth?The secret lies in managing the member experience.  Member experience takes into account all the feedback from members and puts it into perspective in order for credit unions to address issues and tackle them. By working on member feedback, you convey to your members that “sense of community” is not merely a trending phrase but a sacrosanct philosophy which you respect and value. Managing member experience, however, doesn’t end with collecting feedback. It starts there and culminates in loop closure.Ideally, managing member feedback should involve the following stages: continue reading »last_img read more

Wisconsin hoping to break .500 mark against UIC

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald PhotoAs they prepare for Wednesday’s 6 p.m. home matchup against University of Illinois-Chicago, the Wisconsin softball team is in dire need of a quick turnaround.It’s been a topsy-turvy season for head coach Chandelle Schulte’s squad, which is 19-19 overall, but just 4-8 in the Big Ten. The team started the season playing some of the best teams in the nation — including current No. 2 Texas, No. 6 Stanford, No. 9 Arizona State and No. 22 Fresno State — but after faltering against the best of the West, the team has done more of the same against teams of all flavors in the Midwest. The Badgers come off this past weekend’s four-game road trip, in which tried-and-true pitcher Eden Brock — a 20-game winner just last season — dropped three out of four to conference foes Indiana and Purdue. Brock had won her previous six decisions before the road trip, the last of which was against UIC the last time the teams played, April 19.This weekend’s losses were particularly painful for the Badgers for a number of reasons. First of all, Indiana and Purdue were ranked eighth and 10th in the Big Ten before the weekend. The Badgers were ranked seventh.What is more, the Badgers fell considerably in the Big Ten standings from that seventh spot down to 10th place. The top eight teams in the conference qualify for the Big Ten tournament.”After the Purdue game we sat down with Coach [Schulte] and she was talking about how we had to focus,” said freshman second baseman Theresa Boruta. “We have seven games left and we really need to focus [if we want to make the Big Ten tournament].”Boruta, who hit the lone home run for the Badgers this weekend, knows that maintaining a high level of concentration is difficult, especially when the team is struggling.”It’s hard to keep yourself motivated when we’re having not the greatest season in the world,” said Boruta. “But we still realize that there is a chance [to make the Big Ten tournament]. And it’s going to be a challenge, but we’re up for it. [We] might as well go balls-out the last seven games. It’s worth it.”The freshman also talked about how Wednesday’s game could do wonders for the team’s morale.”It’s hard coming off [Big Ten losses],” said Boruta. “But non-conference games are a good way — if you’re having trouble or you’re having difficulty — to rebound and come back up with a big win to motivate you. … That’s what we’re looking for [Wednesday].”Assistant coach Martha McCall agreed that the game against the Flames is important in that the Badgers do need to work on certain things in a game situation. She talked about finally putting together, in one game, the three-pronged combination of hitting, pitching, and defense. She thinks that the Badgers have a good chance to do that on Wednesday against UIC.With six of the remaining seven games for the cardinal-and-white against conference rivals, though, she is excited to have a little fun with this one.”[Wednesday’s game] should be a good little tune-up for us,” said McCall. “It should be fun. It’s Athletic Department Day out here so we should have a lot of fans. We’re just looking to … see what we can do tomorrow to get us on track for the weekend.”When asked about the team’s state of mind heading into Wednesday’s game, McCall said that losing focus is not on the team’s agenda.”Not for us,” said McCall. “Every game is a chance for us to get another win. That’s important.”The Badgers beat the Flames 2-0 in their last meeting in Chicago on April 19. The Flames are 20-27 on the season.last_img read more