The Roots Host John Mayer, David Byrne & Countless Others In Debut NYC Roots Picnic [Gallery]

first_imgThe Roots Picnic The Roots Picnic made its first-ever appearance in New York City’s Bryant Park this past weekend, and it was a great success all around. Usually taking place as a one-day event in June in Philadelphia, the Roots decided NYC needed some love, and blessing the city with a two-day version of the festival that boasted an impressive list of native musical heroes like, music icons, and a few of the Roots best friends. While the event had an emphasis on hip hop with a set by EPMD, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Black Thought and J.Period with NYC rap icons like Kool G Rap, and a performance by beat-master Swizz Beats, the lineup boasted a diverse mix of talent from across the musical spectrum, with Trombone Shorty (who brought out special guest Mystikal), X Ambassadors, Deerhoof, and comedian Neal Brennan all turning in stand out performances.However, it was The Roots who stole the show on both evenings. Starting at 7:30pm each night, the band played a 2.5 hour headlining set each night with a variety of incredible special guests. Saturday’s show featured a wild performance with John Mayer, D’Angelo, Common, Rahzel, Pino Palladino, and a brief appearance by Dave Chappelle, while Sunday’s show found the Roots backing up four iconic artists in David Byrne, Nile Rodgers (and Chic), New York’s own Alicia Keys and the Wu-Tang Clan (with a special appearance by comedian Amy Schumer to introduce the Wu). Both nights featured tons of huge hit songs that turned the Roots Picnic into something more reminiscent of Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, a true collaboration of like-minded musicians all seeming to have the time of their lives up on that stage.Year one of the NYC Roots Picnic was a wild success, and we hope it returns next year for a second edition. Thankfully, we had photographer Bahram Foroughi on site to capture these images below! Load remaining imageslast_img read more

The CUInsight Experience podcast: Miriam De Dios Woodward – Embracing change (#41)

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Details Thank you for tuning in to episode 41 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder of Today Randy is talking to Miriam De Dios Woodward, the President and CEO of PolicyWorks.Regulatory compliance challenges that confront credit unions change and grow every year. Miriam believes in the value credit unions bring and is dedicated to helping them navigate the changing tides of these issues.Miriam discusses the need for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and how credit unions will need to change their mindset to stay relevant in today’s market. She says, don’t let the compliance burden overwhelm your business. There are excellent resources out there to help you, so take advantage of them.Randy and Miriam have a conversation about leadership and leading from a place of abundance instead of limitations. They discuss the personal connections you get with people in the credit union industry and how that was one of the things that pulled her into a career with credit unions from the beginning.Miriam has excellent insights into finding balance with a career and a new baby, making personal development a priority throughout your career and embracing change. This episode is packed with information that can help you take your job to the next level. You won’t want to miss a single word. Enjoy!Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher How to find Miriam:Miriam De Dios Woodward, President and CEO of [email protected]ksllc.comLinkedin | Twitter Show notes from this episode:Check out all the great work Miriam and her team are doing at PolicyWorks for credit unions.Find out about more of Miriam here.Shout-out: Coopera where Miriam was the president and CEO.Shout-out: Warren and Christina MorrowAlbum mentioned: Pies Descalzos by SHAKIRABook mentioned: Strengthsfinder by Tom RathBook mentioned: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel GolemanBook mentioned: Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl SandbergBook mentioned: The Trusted Advisor by David MaisterBook mentioned: Servant Leadership by Ken BlanchardBook mentioned: Becoming by Michelle ObamaBoth of us are big Audible fans.Previous guests mentioned in this episode: Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18 & 37)You can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here. In This Episode:[01:24] – Miriam, I am so excited to have you on the show![02:03] – Randy and Miriam discuss her transition from Coopera to its larger sister company PolicyWorks.[04:01] – What challenges do credit unions have with regulations and compliance issues? What is PolicyWorks doing to help?[06:27] – Miriam talks about her need to learn and get involved in organizations that she feels she can help.[07:46] – Parenting her infant daughter is her passion right now; being a new mom takes much time.[09:20] – At what level do diversity, equity, and inclusion start? How does it start?[10:16] – What belief in credit unions will have to change to stay relevant fundamentally?[11:40] – Being proactive with compliance is a mindset that can be beneficial.[12:27] – Miriam tells us a story about how she started her career in credit unions.[14:16] – Her inspiration in credit unions has not changed; she loves the personal connection of the mission-driven industry that credit unions are.[15:58] – Connecting with people and her team was one of the first things she did as the leader of PolicyWorks.[17:17] – What would your team say about your leadership style?[18:03] – Embracing change is something her team has heard her say over and over as she learns her way in this new position.[19:02] – Young leaders seem to make the mistake of not connecting with new people and trying to fit in when they should let their differences shine.[21:12] – What failures did you have earlier in your career that you have learned from?[22:31] – She was told early in her career always to make the time for personal development and lead from the place of abundance instead of limitations.[24:41] – How do you keep your message fresh? PolicyWorks message?[26:24] – Miriam makes time to travel with her family on her free days, a road trip, or just a new experience.[27:28] – What was the first time you got into memorable trouble?[28:13] – She needs a green shake or smoothie every morning, or it throws off her day.[29:18] – Her favorite album?[30:45] – What book have you gifted the most? What is your favorite book to read?[31:56] – Family time is the most important thing to her, so she tries to be strategic with things outside of them.[33:45] – When you hear the word success who comes to mind?[34:31] – Any final thoughts or asks for your listeners?last_img read more

Bulldogs Weekend Battle Against Rebels

first_imgThe Batesville Boys Soccer teams battled The Indy Roncalli Rebels.The Rebels Varsity won 3-1 and The IR JV 1-0.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Chris Fox and Josh Meyer.last_img

Gustin wins Yankee feature, Lauritzen takes Karl Performance Hawkeye Dirt Tour title

first_imgFARLEY, Iowa (Sept. 14) – Richie Gustin celebrated a $2,000 feature win and Ronn Lauritzen celebrated a series championship Saturday night at Farley Speedway. Gustin led the last 28 of 30 laps in topping the Karl Performance Hawkeye Dirt Tour presented by XSAN main event for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, outdistancing Mitch Morris and Kurt Kile in the Yankee Dirt Track Classic dash to the checkers. Lauritzen, meanwhile finished fourth to win the series championship. Point standings are based on drivers’ best eight finishes over the course of the 11-race series and Lauritzen rallied to edge Mike Van Genderen by two markers for the crown. Pole starter Steve Stewart led the first two laps before Gustin pulled alongside and was scored first across the line on the third circuit.As Gustin began putting some distance on his competition, Morris and Kile dueled over third and Lauritzen worked his way from 12th to challenge Jeff Waterman for fifth.The only two cautions of the night flew at midway. Gustin resumed his big advantage up front before Morris got by Stewart for the runner-up spot. Kile, Lauritzen and Matt Gansen also caught up with Stewart before the finish.The victory by Gustin puts him on the ballot for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. He’s now the HDT career wins leader with six wins. Lauritzen earns a $1,000 share of the $4,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in final standings for the series. Forty IMCA Modifieds vied Saturday at the Yankee. Feature results – 1. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 2. Mitch Morris, Eldridge; 3. Kurt Kile, Nichols; 4. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup; 5. Matt Gansen, Zwingle; 6. Steve Stewart, Burlington; 7. Jerry Luloff, Independence; 8. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 9. Mark Schulte, Delhi; 10. Jason Schueller, Dubuque; 11. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; 12. Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill.; 13. Mark Elliott, Webster City; 14. Shawn Ryan, Waterloo; 15. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 16. Mike Van Genderen, Newton; 17. Eric Barnes, Colona, Ill.; 18. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton; 19. Scott Hogan, Vinton; 20. Jerry King, Waterloo; 21. Keith Pittman, Waterloo; 22. Bob Moyer, Dubuque; 23. Dakota Hayden, Wilton; 24. Ron Barker, Dubuque.1st heat (top four) – 1. Schueller; 2. Lauritzen; 3. Gustin; 4. Pittman; 5. Cordes; 6. Jason Roth, Hazel Green, Wis.; 7. David McClain, Potosi, Wis.; 8. Wolla; 9. Dennis Betzer, Central City; 10. Pete Bonin, Belmont, Wis. 2nd heat – 1. Elliott; 2. Stewart; 3. Hogan; 4. Luloff; 5. Barker; 6. Chris Horn, Cedar Rapids; 7. Carter; 8. John Gartner, Bismarck, N.D.; 9. Steve Vannatta, Platteville, Wis.; 10. Shaun Slaughter, Iowa City. 3rd heat – 1. Waterman; 2. Van Genderen; 3. Moyer; 4. King; 5. Shryock; 6. Kenny Kostenbader, Freeport, Ill.; 7. Tyler Madigan, Peosta; 8. Jeremy Gengler, Lancaster, Wis.; 9. Dugan Thye, Burlington; 10. John Campbell, Dubuque;4th heat – 1. Gansen; 2. Morris; 3. Kile; 4. Hayden; 5. Schulte; 6. Ryan; 7. Barnes; 8. Zach Less, Hopkinton; 9. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids; 10. Corey Cullen, Cuba City, Wis.1st “B” feature (top three) – 1. Cordes; 2. Shryock 3. Wolla; 4. Roth; 5. Kostenbader; 6. McClain; 7. Gengler; 8. Madigan; 9. Thye; 10. Bonin; 11. Campbell; 12. Betzer2nd “B” feature – 1. Carter; 2. Schulte; 3. Barnes; 4. Ryan; 5. Barker; 6. Gartner; 7. Less; 8. Vannatta; 9. Horn; 10. Slaughter; 11. Olson; 12. Cullen.Provisionals – Ryan and Barker.last_img read more

The Latest: Top women’s soccer league in England canceled

first_imgThe Football Association says a decision was taken to end the Women’s Super League with immediate effect following “overwhelming feedback from the clubs” and to give them the chance to “prepare and focus on next season.”Manchester City was leading the league by a point from Chelsea, which had a game in hand. Arsenal was a further three points behind and also had a game in hand on City.Recommendations for sporting outcomes such as which team should represent England in the Women’s Champions League next season will be sent to the FA board.The second-tier Women’s Championship has also been canceled. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The top women’s soccer league in England has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. ___The Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) would like to postpone next year’s Alpine skiing world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo until March 2022.Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò revealed the plans during an interview with RAI state TV on Sunday night.Malagò says “this is the best solution” in order to avoid the championships being canceled or shortened after the fallout in Italy from the coronavirus pandemic.Malagò says FISI would officially send the request to the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) board on Monday. The support plan will be operational from June 3 and will last until Aug. 31, 2021. It will also help clubs, coaches, instructors, umpires, other officials and tournament organizers affected by the health crisis.The men’s and women’s professional tours are suspended until at least July 13.___The Euroleague basketball season has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and no championship will be awarded.The league says it considered and rejected various plans for continuing the season, including proposals from many cities to hold remaining games. It instead opted to focus on the 2020-21 season. The chief executive of West Indies’ cricket team says a plan is in place to fly a 25-man squad to England around June 8 ahead of a three-test series starting a month later in bio-secure stadiums with no spectators.Johnny Grave says he has been in discussions with the England and Wales Cricket Board for the past six weeks and that Cricket West Indies is expecting a formal offer to go ahead with the tour in the coming days.Grave says in an interview with the players would take privately sourced tests for COVID-19 three or four days before the departure date. They would then convene at a base in Antigua and fly out in one aircraft on the same day, before being transported to their quarantine and training venue where they would spend about three weeks.He adds that the current plan is for the test matches to start July 8, July 16 and July 24. The tour was due to start on June 4 but no professional cricket can be played in England before July 1 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Grave says there is still some apprehension among players and support staff about leaving their families for seven weeks, travelling to Britain and playing in bio-secure venues, but that no player has said formally he does not want to tour. ___Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the swift development of vaccines and effective treatments for COVID-19 are priorities towards achieving the Tokyo Olympics next year.Abe says recovery from the coronavirus pandemic only in Japan would not be enough to hold the Games because it involves spectators and athletes from around the world.He reiterates that the government hopes to hold the Tokyo Games “in a complete form” with spectators as a proof of human victory against the coronavirus.Japan and the International Olympic Committee have agreed to postpone the Games by one year to July 2021. Experts say developing an effective and safe vaccine by the Games next year will be difficult.___The French tennis federation will set aside nine million euros ($9.8 million) for its players who financially struggle as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.The money will come from a larger 35-million euro ($38.1 million) support plan for French tennis as a whole. It will go to the players ranked outside the Top 100 who won’t receive any compensation from tennis’ international governing bodies.Bernard Giudicelli, the president of the French tennis federation, told a conference call Monday that 66 male players and 39 female professionals will benefit from the allocation. Beach tennis and paddle tennis players, as well as wheelchair professionals and players with disabilities, can also sign up to the scheme. The league adds that “for reasons of sporting integrity, all competition system modifications including a reduced number of teams were discarded.”The Euroleague has 18 teams across 10 European nations. The different lockdown and border restrictions in those countries made it difficult to continue games.The season was suspended March 12. Turkish club Anadolu Efes Istanbul was leading with a 24-4 regular season record.___Chinese technology company Tencent has donated 150,000 face masks and 10,000 pairs of protective goggles to Paris Saint-Germain’s foundation.center_img Cortina was already forced to cancel the World Cup finals in March this year due to the advancing virus.Moving the worlds to March 2022 would put the event one month after the 2022 Beijing Olympics and likely force FIS to cancel that season’s finals in Méribel and Courchevel, France.The Cortina worlds are currently scheduled for Feb. 7-21, 2021.Worlds are usually held every other winter, in odd years.___ The Latest: Top women’s soccer league in England canceled The foundation will dispatch them to organizations and charities in need of equipment to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.The shipment was delivered last week and is being stored at PSG’s Parc des Princes. The stadium has been operating as a logistics support base in the Greater Paris region.Sabrina Delannoy, the deputy director of the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation, said on Monday that the donation “will enable our many partner charities to continue working in safe conditions and to pass on this equipment in turn to the people who need it most.”PSG and Tencent sealed a partnership during the French club’s Tour in China last year.___ May 25, 2020 Associated Press More AP sports: and read more