Well, this is jaw-dropping.It takes a certain level of mastery to play the music of Snarky Puppy, as the unique jazz/funk collective flows through ornate compositions with panache. To totally re-interpret that music, however, is on a level of its own. That’s what this A cappella group did, as part of their unique “Adapted for Six Voices” series. The sextet tackled Puppy’s famed song “Shofukan” with a twist, abandoning all instruments for a vocal-only rendition.Feast your ears on this incredible adaptation in the video below.For comparison, here’s the original version of “Shofukan.” Vocalist CreditsSoprano: India CarneyAlto: Erin BentlageTenor: Nathan HeldmanBaritone: Ben McLainBass: Tracy RobertsonVocal Percussion: Charlie Arthur
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Martin WebsterMany financial institutions are rethinking the makeup of their Board and the possible pathways available to bring different backgrounds, talents, and experience to their institution. Usually, these discussions evolve around getting Board Members who are younger, of a different ethnicity, gender, or profession.Along with these, I believe that efforts to create a more diverse Board should also include seeking out Board Members that bring an interest in, and a willingness to explore, technology. Technology adoption as it applies to outward facing services is absolutely necessary for continued viability alongside competitors; most institutions realize this and are doing the necessary steps to update their mobile offerings, embrace social media, and so on. But there have also been many advances in technology to support and improve internal processes as well and Board Members who commit to fulfilling the Board’s role diligently should also be aware of and open to these, especially when competitive and strategic insight can be gained.According to an article by McKinsey & Company, there are critical questions that all Boards should ask in regards to technology strategy. The article offers some valuable takeaways. I’ve spun some of their key points into items addressing technology-related issues strictly from the vantage point of my years of experience working with credit unions and idea5’s area of expertise. continue reading »
Whether you’ve recently welcomed a new addition to your family and your parental leave is ending, or you’ve stayed home to raise your kids and are returning to the workforce, getting back out there can be quite challenging. You may be resuming a position at the same organization or starting a new role at a completely different company. Either way, here are three tips for getting back into a groove and finding your place in the working world.Be realisticYou may be coming back from a twelve-week leave, or a twelve-year hiatus, but regardless of the time frame, things will have undoubtedly changed. Don’t expect to jump right back into things because while you were away, other employees were still going about their normal routine. Be patient with others and with yourself. If you’re returning to the same organization, personnel and organizational changes may have been made that will take some getting used to. If you’re starting somewhere new, look at it as a new adventure and although it may be scary at first, things will fall into place.Maintain your composureMost likely when you start back at work, other employees will know your situation. Therefore, it’s fine to briefly catch up with them about your home life, but don’t dwell on personal matters. Sometimes returning to work can be emotional, so it’s important that you don’t let yourself get too hung up on either your baby in childcare or your older children in school. Keep yourself focused on your job responsibilities and others will see that you’re dedicated despite going through a transitional time.Let go of the guiltMany new parents return to work out of necessity and others do because of their dedication to their career. Whatever the reason, going from being with children and family to being with coworkers in the workplace can be a disorienting change. Many who are in this position feel a sense of guilt for making the decision to return to work. The most important thing you can do for yourself and your family is to let go of your guilt and be proud of your decision. Trust in yourself and have the strength to move forward. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
Bayelsa State born stadium facilities construction expert, Ebi Egbe has called on Niger Deltans to support acting NDDC boss, Prof Nelson Braimbraifa.Just recently, the NDDC Boss pledged to engage youths through the provision of standard sports infrastructure in the region to help them realize their potentials in sports.Braimbraifa in a release signed by his SA Media, Barrister Igbeta Ayebakuro alleged that some powerful politicians in the region were blackmailing him for selfish reasons. The NDDC boss has however vowed not to waste the commission’s fund on any individual but to pursue the development of the region in line with NDDC’s mandate.Egbe in a statement urged those fighting the NDDC boss to sheathe their sword, describing him as a worthy Ijaw son that deserves the support of everybody in the Niger Delta region.“What is happening now for which Braimbraifa has cried out is a sad trend. Braimbraifa is a square peg in a square hole. He is a competent person. I urge those fighting him to sheathe their sword and allow him to do his job which is the development of our region,” Egbe stated.Egbe stressed that this is not the time to fight a man who is determined to take the NDDC to the next level with his new vision on how to impact positively on the youths of the region.“Only recently I read about the new blueprint the NDDC is coming out with to ensure our region is peaceful. The NDDC is planning big for the youths so anybody or group trying to distract him do not mean well for the Niger Delta region. We must all also stop this pull him down syndrome that is becoming the hallmark of some people,” Egbe stated.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Egbe Drums Support for NDDC Boss
Ghana’s female athlete Janet Amponsah produced a massive 200m outdoor personal best running 23.05 secs (+1.0) over the weekend to extend her number one African ranking in the event.The last Ghanaian to run faster than Janet’s time was Vida Anim in 2006. It is worth noting that Janet’s 200m performance followed an equally fast 100m time of 11.31secs (+2.1).The female sprinter wrote her name into the history books after producing a massive 200m outdoor personal best running 23.05 secs (+1.0) to win the WTAMU Open in Texas on Saturday, 12 April to extend her #1 African ranking in the event.Amponsah, who is currently schooling at Western Texas College on a Ghana Athletics Association sourced academic scholarship, blitzed to her personal new best followed by Strickland Libby of West Texas A&M with 23.7 and Marissa Western Texas College in a time of 24.35. The last time a Ghanaian woman ran faster than Janet’s time was in 2006. Sprinter Vida Nsiah holds the current national 200m record of 22.80 (+0.9 m/s), which she set at a meet in Clemson, USA on 17 May, 1997.Meanwhile, Janet followed her dominant display in the 200m event by running an equally fast of 11.31secs (+2.1) to win the 100m. The former Kumasi Girls Secondary School student has been in top form this season, having set a new PB of 23. 36 secs in March when winning the 200m event at the US JUCO Championships earlier this year. She leads Ghana’s qualifiers to the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the African Athletics Championships. It will be recalled that Janet was part of the six young athletes who won seven gold medals and national titles, five silver medals, and one bronze medal at the prestigious JUCO Championships that ended on Saturday, 8 March, 2014.She won gold in the women’s 200m race in a new national indoor record of 23.81secs after, having secured a silver medal in the 60m final, where she ran the same time as the winner, but lost out on the photo-finish. She claimed a third medal as part of her school’s 4x400m silver medal team.Amponsah’s time of 23.81 secs broke Monica Twum’s 13-year old record set as a student at Texas Christian University.
Cinderellas R Them.There was once a little team that went from an eccentric owner’s laughingstock rattling around the Sports Arena … to local wannabes who were ignored even while averaging 50 wins in Staples Center … to this season’s surprising start with the remnants of their Chris Paul-Blake Griffin-DeAndre Jordan heyday … to management’s decision to trade leading scorer Tobias Harris and staring guard Avery Bradley, looking like they intended to tank … to their even more surprising 18-9 finish … to upending the Warriors’ world twice … before, at long last, succumbing.It’s the story of the 2018-19 Clippers, the proudest moment for an NBA team with “Los Angeles” in its name since the Lakers won their last championship in 2010.Unfortunately for local fans, the Lakers haven’t even been in the playoffs since 2013, so the competition hasn’t been all they would like. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersFirst-round drama is usually forgotten by the second round, but the Clippers’ stand won them something lasting.Respect.“What’s been really impressive is that they won while they were rebuilding,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said before their Game 6 victory. “When I see the Clippers, I see a team building a foundation, something substantial, something real.“You can see what they’ve done and how special this team has been – and the remarkable thing is, they traded their best player and got better. Think about that. Tobias Harris was having an All-Star year. …“It’s a great story. It’s a model for other teams, I think, to try to compete and rebuild at the same time. It’s not an easy thing to do.” The Clippers’ heroic stand was so brief and the highs so unexpected, there was barely time to scramble onto their bandwagon.With few giving them a chance, only true believers must have tuned into Game 1 … with few of those staying to the end of the 17-point loss.By the time they trailed by 31 in the second half of Game 2, the Clippers must have been down to family and friends … before their record-setting comeback.The Warriors then restored order in Games 3 and 4 in Staples Center … we all thought.By Game 5 in Oakland, the Warriors were trying to stay focused amid the buildup for their coming matchup with Houston.Nevertheless, who didn’t think that the Clippers would finally realize they were toast?Remarkably, once more, the Clippers refused to quit. Within one point with 2:40 left, they outscored the Warriors 12-3, with Lou Williams outscoring Steph Curry, Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson combined by an 8-3 margin.The Warriors finally extinguished the uprising in Game 6, ending the local NBA season. Now for the long-awaited free-agent summer of both teams’ dreams.Yet to be seen is whether this is a random moment, or if their diverging fortunes and savvy will mean something lasting, with the Lakers’ front office spinning like a top and the Clippers earning raves.The Clippers’ front office is functioning at a high level as the deadline moves showed, bringing a coveted, unprotected No. 1 pick from Miami.Unprotected No. 1 picks are rare, making this one a prize, originally sent by Miami to Phoenix for Goran Dragic in 2015, moved to Philadelphia last spring for Mikal Bridges … even if the front office was surely as surprised by the team’s post-deadline surge as everyone else.“Clippers” now means more than it did a week ago, with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith declaring they have “a better than 50 percent chance” of signing both Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard.The Lakers, meanwhile, remain holed up with no team official having appeared in public since team president Magic Johnson resigned April 9.Jeanie Buss is reportedly going forward with GM Rob Pelinka, but has yet to confirm that or let him appear to reassure fans … and free agents … that they’re still the Lakers, proceeding on the same agenda.As little as Pelinka’s controversy-filled career as an agent prepared him for this, he’s a bright guy who can handle himself in public. Jeanie won’t even trust him with that.Nor does Pelinka have anything like a free hand, enmeshed in the family-obsessed organization.Jeanie, who never participated in basketball operations, is now in the meetings with her best friend, Linda Rambis – another Lakers marketing official who is now said to exert influence in basketball ops – and Linda’s husband, Kurt.Criticized for not looking outside the organization, Jeanie’s answer is More Family. A veritable delegation of Busses went to Philadelphia last week to interview 76ers assistant coach Monty Williams: Jeanie, Jesse Buss, Joey Buss, plus Pelinka, Linda and Kurt Rambis and Tim Harris, yet another Lakers executive who hasn’t participated in basketball ops until now.Ominously for the Lakers, July 1 is looming with free agents gathering final impressions of who’s dynamic and who’s defunct.Last week, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, who spent recent seasons covering LeBron James in Cleveland, tweeted that LeBron’s trust in the Lakers organization “has been damaged.”It’s safe to assume it came from James’ people. LeBron denied it – on Instagram. He hasn’t appeared in public since Magic left, either.Meanwhile, Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher reported that before leaving, Magic saw emails from Pelinka to Jeanie about Johnson’s absence.Magic then tweeted, “The truth will always come to light” – without saying what he was referring to.Oh, and Magic also tweeted he’s still in the loop and will participate in free-agent recruiting.Yes, it has been the way it is around here for as long as there have been two teams.No, I don’t know where we go from here. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error