Tonight, and currently on-going, Warren Haynes is performing a special symphonic tribute to the late great Jerry Garcia at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. While Haynes has played a handful of these performances earlier in the summer, tonight’s has special significance for a number of reasons. Aside from today being Garcia’s birthday, the show also marks the first time ever that Garcia’s guitar Tiger was used in a public performance since the Grateful Dead member’s death. The full story about Tiger can be found here.The performance just recently started, and the Jerry Garcia page has shared some live footage from the event. Watch “Dark Star” and “Bird Song/Crazy Fingers” from the show, streaming below. We’ll be sure to update tomorrow with full coverage of this emotional performance.
82SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Scott Butterfield I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted. Our deepening economic and political divisions are toxic right now, slowly fracturing families, friendships, neighborhoods, and even the credit union space. It’s heartbreaking. I’ve found that most of the day-to-day arguments are old. But what’s new is that the divisions can be leveraged and then amplified on social media and many other influencers.It’s human nature to make judgments based on our experiences and long-held biases. Sometimes our experiences and biases are valid. Sometimes, our experiences and biases aren’t valid. It’s that simple. Who among us can claim to have all the answers? It’s obvious from heated debates witnessed on social media that there are a lot of people who say they want an open discussion, but the reality is they don’t. Their minds have been made up and they appear to be completely closed off to listening and learning.We live in a very challenging time. For me, it’s been a time of critical self-assessment and a reexamining of values and purpose. It’s a time of listening and empathy, finding ways to consider other people’s perspectives by walking a mile in their shoes.Miles in cruel shoesWalking in uncomfortable shoes is something I have experience with. During the early ’80s, I was a self-funded missionary for my church in Northern Ohio. I fell in love with Ohio, but in the beginning, northern Ohio was like a different planet compared to the small rural town in Utah where I was raised. For most of my two-year missionary experience, I had no car, bike, or public transportation in a “service area” of hundreds of square miles. I wore out multiple pairs of shoes. Some literally disintegrated off my feet.Midway through my missionary experience, when it became time to replace yet another worn-out pair of shoes, I thought it was time to invest in a better-looking pair. My previous pair was ugly but built for lots of walking. I wanted a pair that wouldn’t embarrass me when I knocked on someone’s door or taught a lesson. After some searching, I found what I believed to be the perfect shoes: sleek, shiny, cordovan with a classic tassel. The expense depleted all of my monthly disposable cash, but they looked great! Then I discovered they were awful to wear. They fit tight. The salesperson said the leather would stretch to fit my foot; being a 20-year-old country bumpkin, how was I to know the limits of leather inelasticity?Elder Vent, my missionary partner dubbed them the “cruel shoes.” I’m sure he grew weary (and irritated) of my hourly and daily complaints. I walked hundreds upon hundreds of long miles in the cruel shoes. It was very painful: my feet bled; the blisters were severe. It’s challenging enough for a young person to knock on stranger’s doors during the hot and humid summer in rural Ohio. The cruel shoes made it even worse.The lesson of the cruel shoes reminds me that we make decisions for a lot of reasons (including pride – I didn’t want to look like a country bumpkin). Those decisions are based on our life experiences. Some are relevant, some are not. We cannot begin to understand another person’s perspective until we have walked at least a mile in their shoes. And for many of the people in our lives, the shoes they wear or have worn were cruel. In most instances, we weren’t aware.The fact that I’ve publicly mentioned here that I was a missionary will elicit many judgments –some fair and some not – about my character, belief system, and world view. Let’s be honest, the idea of an LDS missionary triggered some kind of impression or judgment. It’s human nature. I continue to surprise people when they get to know me and find that we have so much in common. It’s time for all of us to carefully reexamine our biases. A time of thought and actionWe need to be very careful when we make judgments. It’s a time for serious reflection from all of us – every single one of us.Today, many of our families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers are trying to remove the cruel shoes of inequality (economic, racial, sexual, and others). Besides creating joy, these intentional actions are also creating discord and discomfort. Some are responding to discomfort by showing empathy and doing their best to learn from others’ experiences, while others are sowing discord by discounting people’s journeys, as they aren’t aligned with their own experiences and belief systems.Why it mattersEach of us has important choices to make. These choices will endear or alienate people who are close to us. These decisions must be aligned with our purpose and character to be meaningful and, in some cases, worth fighting for.Our best choices will be well-thought-out, carefully considering each person or group’s journey and experiences, and not influenced by biased peer pressure or emotional knee-jerk reactions. While it’s impossible to get everyone to agree on everything, if we pursue this course, more of us will find greater common ground. This will elevate the quality of life for all of us.As families, friends, coworkers, and even credit union leaders, we must come together and address the urgent issues of the day to find meaningful solutions, or we risk irreparable harm to important relationships and the quality of life of the teams, members, and communities we serve.Our team at Your Credit Union Partner is responding by committing our time, energy and resources to support the CU DEI Collective. We believe it is a great way to learn about different perspectives and experiences. It’s a great way to collaborate with credit union leaders that share our values and to act collectively to make progress towards a better tomorrow. Scott is the Principal of Your Credit Union Partner, PLLC.Your Credit Union Partner (YCUP) is a trusted advisor to the leaders of more than 100 credit unions located throughout … Web: www.yourcupartner.org Details
Owner Sabena Power and trainer Eddie Lynam completed the remarkable feat of winning both of Royal Ascot’s Group One sprints with two different horses. Sole Power had quickly been ruled out of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes as he was tired from his success in Tuesday’s King’s Stand, but the two years younger, but unrelated, Slade Power was more than ready to step into his shoes. The only difference was it was Wayne Lordan in the saddle rather than Richard Hughes, and the 7-2 favourite was ridden more prominently and to less dramatic effect than the fast-finishing Sole Power, but it was the same outcome as he strongly repelled Due Diligence and obliged by a length and a half. Press Association As Sole Power is the five-furlong specialist and Slade Power has his first top-level victory at six, it would appear easy for Lynam to keep them apart, but they will meet once again in next month’s Darley July Cup at Newmarket. The junior member took third and the old man fifth in last season’s renewal. It prompted joyous celebrations for Irish bookmaking family the Powers, with this ranking as a similar achievement to that of the Australian Choisir, who collected both races in 2003, a year after the Diamond Jubilee had been promoted to a Group One. The family have just a handful horses at Lynam’s County Meath stable, while the trainer had also won Wednesday’s Queen Mary Stakes with Anthem Alexander. “This one’s very special as we bred him,” said Lynam. “They’re special owners, and I’m lucky to have special staff, special horses and a great family to back me up. It’s just a coincidence, I’ve got two very good horses and they’ll both run in the July Cup. Sole Power will wear the first colours as he’s the elder statesman and the stable pet. “Trainers get 10 per cent (of prize-money) for a reason – it’s only 10 per cent to do with us. It’s been a great week and there is nowhere I like winning more than here. I love the place.” Power’s son, Paddy, added: “This is the family week of all time. Two Royal Ascot winners – it just doesn’t happen. We were quite confident he’d come on from his first run at the Curragh. It’s very special.” They had to wait to celebrate as a stewards’ inquiry was called, but the result was quickly confirmed. Lordan, who got a one-day careless riding ban, said: “He travelled real well, I got there a little bit soon and he rolled around with me, but I had plenty left and I’m delighted. It feels great. We don’t come across these horses too often that can come and compete, and when they win it’s even better.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBall will be expected to reverse that tide against the Hornets, whom the Lakers beat 110-99 on Dec. 9.“Pressure’s been on me since I’ve been here,” Ball said, “so I’m looking at it the way same.”The Lakers offense has stagnated without Ball, and his absence has been felt on the defensive end, as well. Still, Ball declined to identify one area where he thought he would have the greatest impact in his return.“Whenever I come back,” he said, “I’m going to try to go out for that game and see what I bring to the table. But I just think we’ve got to keep fighting.” EL SEGUNDO – Barring a setback, Lonzo Ball will be back on the court Friday night at Staples Center against Charlotte after missing the previous six games with a left shoulder sprain.“I expect to play,” Ball said, following the Lakers morning shoot around at their practice facility.Coach Luke Walton said: “If we stay on schedule, he should play tonight.”The second overall pick averaged 10 points, 7.1 assists and 6.9 rebounds through his first 31 games, and the Lakers record stood at 11-20. Since then, the wheels have come off, with the Lakers losing six straight without Ball – eight overall – including a 37-point humiliation against Oklahoma City on Wednesday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Representative of BiH Kenan Kodro decided to change his surroundings, and his new club Grasshoppers (Switzerland).Grasshoppers has announced through their official website that he has been lent for six months, i.e. until the end of the current season, and they will decide on his future in the summer.Kodro scored seven goals in the Spanish Primera for Osasuna last season, but his team dropped out of the league. Then, he was transferred to Mainz, Germany, where he could not impose, and although Mainz was looking for a way to borrow him during the winter in order for him to have more minutes, Kodro wanted to stay and fight for his place in the team.Kodro will now be a teammate to another new member of Grasshoppers who is also from BiH, Rifet Kapic, who signed for this club after playing for Gorica (Slovenia).(Source: fokus.ba)
The American, who has opted to not play the WGC-Mexico Championship after saying he was feeling “run-down”, finished on 11 over par after disappointing rounds of 76 and 77 over the weekend.But while Woods was frustrated with his performance at Riviera Country Club, the 44-year-old explained he has a new sense of perspective these days, and even showed his sense of humour. “I was just off, it happens,” Woods told reporters. “I’m off and I have got a chance to have the week off on Monday and do a little prep, a little practicing, some training, be at home and all positive things.”I did not do much well. Good news, I hit every ball forward, not backwards, a couple sideways! But overall, I’m done. I’ve been in this position many times, unfortunately. Just keep fighting hole by hole, shot by shot and try to make some birdies, which I did not do.”It’s still disappointing, it’s still frustrating, I’m still a little ticked.”But this part of my career really didn’t exist a few years ago, so to be able to do that [play] no matter what I shoot, I also look at it from a perspective which I didn’t do most of my career, that I have a chance to play going down the road.”A few years ago, that wasn’t the case.”@AdamScott has won @TheGenesisInv!He’s the third Australian to win in six weeks. #LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/Xtcss6qTD6— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 16, 2020Woods was asked if he wished he had the same level of perspective in his younger years.He added: “Earlier in my career I figured I would have another 30 years of doing it, 40 years. Look at most of the players that have had pretty solid careers, three to four decades in our sport.”So yeah, I thought I had a long time to be able to do this. I think it’s year 23 now, that is a long time, but it’s been pretty good.”Woods was the tournament host in California and while his personal performance, which included a four-putt for the second straight start, was not positive, he was thrilled with how everything else had gone.”From a tournament perspective, it couldn’t be any better,” he said of the event, which had Invitational status for the first time.”We’ve had perfect weather, people have come out and supported this event. Tiger Woods explained he “was just off” as he digested finishing in last place of the 68 players to make the cut at the Genesis Invitational.Champion Adam Scott finished 22 shots ahead of Woods, who ended round four at the bottom of the leaderboard for only the second time in his distinguished PGA Tour career. “Our elevation, being a part of the new Invitational status, look at the players that come out and supported this event that have played this week, we couldn’t have asked for a more dream scenario.”The golf course was fantastic. Everything couldn’t have been any better from that side.”Woods remains level with Sam Snead on 82 PGA Tour titles, the all-time record, and has not confirmed his next tournament, with the Honda Classic and Arnold Palmer Invitational among his options in the coming weeks.