Just a few months ago, an incredible array of artists banded together and released Day Of The Dead, an epic collection of Grateful Dead tributes. One of the peppier takes on the Dead’s catalog came from Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who reworked “Shakedown Street” into a tight funky whirlwind. After performing the song on Conan, it seems UMO just couldn’t get enough of their new cover, and worked up a music video for it as well.The new music video for “Shakedown Street” sees the band in a bizarre, dreamlike world, left open-ended for the viewer to interpret. Directed by Business Company, this otherworldly video only adds to the unique interpretation of the tribute.Watch “Shakedown Street” by Unknown Mortal Orchestra, streaming below.
When it comes to being a fan, jam bands are a lot like pro-sports teams…It’s a sound explanation to dispell your “normal” friends and families’ confusion when they ask if you’re still following “that one band” around, or if you’ve finally gotten your fill. Their hesitation at the concept is understandable. At face value, it sounds like a deranged obsession—going and seeing the same band over and over again, meticulously following their performances when they’re on the road. It’s tough for a lot of people to wrap their heads around.But, swap out your favorite band for your favorite sports team, and the obsession suddenly seems a bit less strange. Year in and year out, sports fans watch their favorite teams, follow their players, and fly their colors. When they get the chance to see their team play live, they jump at the opportunity. But even when they don’t, they still watch from their couches or listen on the radio or, at the very least, check the stats and scores online.They follow their team’s beat, root for them. It’s a gratifying distraction to feel like a small part of something bigger than yourself—something to grit your teeth and be loyal to one year and to wear as a badge of honor when they raise a championship banner to the rafters during the next. Sports fans don’t watch games to see their favorite player recreate that one play they saw on SportsCenter. They watch to see these masters of their craft do what they do best—and put faith in their ability to once again do something remarkable.Jam band fans approach their favorite bands in much the same way. You’re not going to the concert hear that one song from the record, just like you’re not going to the game to see Steph Curry do that one crossover he did last week in Houston. When you watch a game, or you watch a show, you always know roughly what’s going to happen. How many periods, who the players are… Often, you can make some educated predictions based on what’s happened in the past, but the results are really anyone’s guess. Within the set parameters of the game, of the show, anything is possible.Of course, that also means that sometimes what happens in the arena on a given night is straightforward, a blowout. While it’s still fun to watch at the time, it quickly fades into the background, unremarkable amongst the thousands that have come before it. But sometimes, often out of nowhere, this dance they’ve done over and over again produces something truly special—an event that reverberates much further and louder than the moment in time in which it took place. It’s why we have things like ESPN Classic that dramatize and celebrate old games. It’s why people trumpet specific decades-old shows as revered and timeless works of art.Before the opening whistle blew on the night of Wilt Chamberlain‘s 100-point game, it was just going to be another night of basketball. Now, it’s a historic and unfathomable feat that will likely never be duplicated. Before Phish went to Utah two days after Halloween in ’98, it was just an inconvenient show that many fans on tour skipped. That night, unannounced, they decided to play Dark Side of the Moon all the way through, cementing the show as a landmark “anything can happen” moment in the band’s history.The deeper you dive into the comparison, the deeper the connection runs. Fans of sports teams and jam bands both might pay less attention early on in the season or tour when the stakes are lower and the kinks are still being worked out. But when it gets down to the nitty-gritty and the big games (like the playoffs) and shows (like holiday runs) come around, ever more casual fans are drawn in by the increased potential for fireworks. Then, there are the championships—like a headlining festival play, or maybe a New Year’s show—when the stakes are at their highest, and even people who don’t necessarily identify as “fans” turn their attention toward the event, as something so big and significant is notable, even if you don’t fully know what’s going on.Sometimes players retire or leave unexpectedly before making a triumphant return, though not before the fans let them know that they feel spurned. That storyline is as true for a band like Phish as it is for NBA legends like Michael Jordan or LeBron James. And everyone knows that, at the root of it, your personal connection to the team, to the band, is mostly insignificant. They exist without you, independent of you. They existed before you started paying attention, and they probably will long after you stop. It’s all just entertainment, after all. But what it does do is give you something to root for, something to be connected to, something that can consistently get you excited, time and time again. And that’s not so hard to understand after all.
Nancy M. Cline, the Roy E. Larsen Librarian of Harvard College for more than 15 years, will retire at the end of the academic year.In an announcement to faculty, Michael D. Smith, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, said, “Over the last 18 months of intense University focus on the libraries, Nancy has been an important contributor to the development of our new, shared vision for their future. Until her retirement, Nancy will continue her responsibilities as the leader of the Harvard College Library. She will also continue to contribute her knowledge and her considerable expertise to ensure a successful transition to a new, coordinated management structure for the University library system.”Cline served on the Provost’s Task Force on University Libraries, which produced a report that was an important first step in Harvard’s efforts to align its library structure with the University’s evolving academic priorities. She served as a member of the Library Implementation Work Group that was subsequently established by the provost to carry forward the Task Force’s recommendations, and on three of its subgroups: Technological Infrastructure, Financial Model, and External Collaborations, which she chaired.Smith noted that Cline will continue to advance specific work on a set of recommendations made by the External Collaborations subgroup. “She will develop a plan for assessing existing and proposed collaborations for their strategic value to the new organization and its programs, and advise on how the University can more fully realize the benefits of these relationships,” he said.In 1996, Cline joined the University as the Roy E. Larsen Librarian of Harvard College, overseeing the operations of the major libraries and units within the Harvard College Library. Her tenure has been distinguished by many notable accomplishments including the renovation of the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library; the increase in support for collections preservation; and the launch of Harvard’s Library Digital Initiative. Prior to her appointment at Harvard, Cline served as dean of University Libraries at Pennsylvania State University.Over her 40-year career, Cline has come to be regarded as a national leader in the library profession. She currently serves on the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for the Libraries, the University of Miami Libraries Visiting Committee, the Cambridge University Board of Electors to the Librarianship, and is a member of the ITHAKA Board of Trustees. She has served as president of the Association of Research Libraries and on the boards of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Research Libraries Group Inc., and the Digital Library Federation, and was a member of the Oxford University Board of Electors for the Director of the University Library Services and Bodley’s Librarian Search in 2006. Cline has spoken and published on numerous topics including digital libraries, intellectual property, preservation, security, and library administration.“The new vision for the Harvard Library we are now embracing, and the profound and positive changes this vision will bring, are an important part of her legacy, in keeping with the many advances she has forwarded over her long career here,” said Smith. “Her contributions to the FAS and the University will endure for generations to come, affecting us all for the better.”
Best Key Change & Overall Riffing “On My Way / Raise Me Up,” Violet Sutton Foster and Rema Webb? That’s double the beltress power! First, Foster and the leading cast performed “On My Way,” and then, with a crazy modulation, the stage literally opened up for Webb and the rest of cast to perform the riff-tastic “Raise Me Up.” The number had us up and dancing (and that’s saying a lot, since we’d already eaten at least six slices of pizza at this point). Best Kangaroo Impression Opening Number What better way to kick off the Great White Way’s biggest night than an overture highlighting this season’s show stopping numbers? We were impressed with our host’s stamina, being able to hop off the red carpet, down the aisle, through the wings, and everywhere else around Radio City. While certainly not as flashy as Neil Patrick Harris’ opener last year, Jackman provided a tantilizing taste of what’s to come. Best Performance by a Set Piece “Training Montage / The Fight,” Rocky One of our favorite moments on the Broadway stage this season was the insane set change in Rocky, when the Winter Garden Theatre is completely transformed into a boxing arena that knocks out the fourth wall. The show’s performance at the Tonys captured this perfectly, with the rotating fighting ring and audience members taking the stage to cheer on the Great White Way’s Italian Stallion, Andy Karl (and Terence Archie’s Apollo Creed). But aren’t they supposed to sing in a musical? Best Man Candy “T’ain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do,” Bullets Over Broadway Nothing gets us going like a host of fedora-wearing gangsters leaping and tapping. We were excited to hear this show was going to perform, despite not getting a nod for Best Musical. This show’s scene stealer is without a doubt Nick Cordero, and we were thrilled to see this fresh face get his time in the spotlight at Radio City. Best Costume Changes “I’ve Decided to Marry You,” A Gentleman’s Guide When we heard that that Gentleman’s Guide was going to perform “I’ve Decided to Marry You,” we were A.) excited, because it’s one of the catchiest numbers on stage this season and B.) dismayed, because it’s also one of the few numbers in the show that doesn’t feature one of Jefferson Mays’ many characters. But when he introduced the tuner as not one, not two, but three of the D’Ysquiths, we were giddy. In fact, we’d go far as to say that he upstaged co-stars Bryce Pinkham, Lauren Worsham and Lisa O’Hare. Most Nerve-Racking Number Leading Actress Medleys, Hugh Jackman Things that would probably piss us off right before our category is announced? An extended musical number. We get it, Hugh Jackman, you’re a wonderful singer and an absolutely charming host. But singing “L.O.V.E.” and “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” directly before announcing the winners of two of the most anticipated categories this season may not be the best timing. We never thought we’d complain about swooning over Hugh Jackman. What’s happening to us?! That’s How It’s Done “One Day More,” Les Miserables About a year and a half ago, we got a slightly odd performance of the Les Miz act one finale at the Oscars from the movie cast, including Jackman, of course. Not to knock the film, but it was very refreshing to see this number performed in the context of the show at an awards ceremony with some of Broadway’s best, including Ramin Karimloo, Will Swenson and Nikki M. James. And while we missed Caissie Levy, this was a great (if not a bit obvious) song choice to showcase as much of the talented cast as possible. Tony Deja Vu! “Wilkommen,” Cabaret Hey wait, haven’t we seen Alan Cumming do this on the Tonys…back in 1998? Of course, he and the Kit Kat Klub krew are as great as ever, and we now have the opening number in HD to watch and rewatch. Wouldn’t this have been a great opportunity to add another number from this stellar production to the internet (legally)? But hey, even though we’ve seen it before, we’re always looking for an excuse to come to the Cabaret. The curtain has come down on the 2014 Tony Awards, and what a show it was! We had our annual fix of tearful acceptance speeches, surprising cameos, and of course, plenty of shows taking the stage. These performances provide a glimpse of what’s happening on the Great White Way for audiences across the county. In addition to numbers from the musical nominees and other new shows of the 2013-14 season, we also got tastes of upcoming tuners and plenty of stellar moments from host extraordinaire Hugh Jackman. Check out our recap below, then vote for your favorite performance in our poll! Best Star-Studded Medley “On the Sunny Side / It Don’t Mean a Thing,” After Midnight A live orchestra on stage is such a welcome sight—it’s like a return to the Golden Age of Broadway! This show offers some of the hottest dancing on Broadway (with Tony-winning choreography, we might add), as well as plenty of powerhouse vocals. Their performance offered the best of both worlds, with special guest star vocalists Fantasia Barrino, Patti LaBelle and Gladys Knight taking the stage together for a rare group performance of “On the Sunny Side of the Street.” Then, Dule Hill and company tore up Radio City with “It Don’t Mean a Thing.” All this and a cameo from Jackman? Too good. Biggest WTF Moment “Rock Island,” Hugh Jackman, LL Cool J & T.I. When Jackman began rattling off the opening number from The Music Man, we immediately started dream casting him in the 2015 NBC live broadcast (that is, in addition to our earlier picks). But when he was joined by LL Cool J and T.I. in a hip-hop version of the number, that train of thought completely derailed. Also, we’re pretty sure we witnessed Worsham having an out-of-body experience during the performance? Oh, good, we’re not alone. Number with the Most Spoilers “Always Starting Over,” If/Then Don’t get us wrong, we’re always a fan of a big, powerful pop anthem on primetime TV. And it certainly doesn’t hurt if it’s performed by Idina Menzel. But deciding to sing the big 11:00 number that kinda-sorta reveals a major plot point? Maybe “What the F*ck” might have been more appropriate (hey, Spring Awakening did it). But since you sounded so phenomenal, Idina, we’ll give you a pass. Most Questionable Song Choice “For Good,” Wicked OK, we’ll admit, when we heard that Wicked was going to have a 10th anniversary performance, we were hoping to hear some good old-fashioned green witch belting. Current stars Christine Dwyer and Jenni Barber did a great job with their rendition of “For Good,” and sure, it provided a change of pace from the high-energy numbers. But a medley of familiar tunes would have been much more fun, especially from one of the few shows performing that every Broadway geek out there already knows / loves / sings in the shower. View Comments Most Touching Group Number “Will You Love Me Tomorrow / I Feel the Earth Move,” Beautiful This medley did a great job of highlighting some of Carole King’s most well-known tunes and showcasing Jessie Mueller’s dynamic performance as King at two stages of her life. And we were absolutely thrilled to see Mueller joined by the legendary singer-songwriter herself in a beautiful “then and now” moment. We’ll love these two singing together tomorrow and every other day! Most Tony Winners on a Single Stage “On Broadway,” Hugh Jackman It’s a little shady that Jackman closed the Tonys with a number that’s featured in a show that just lost Best Musical, but still, it’s an iconic Broadway tune we never get sick of. And with all of tonight’s winners storming the stage, it was a moving visual of the Broadway community’s comradery. Don’t get us wrong: we love us some singing Aussies, but with all that talent on the stage, we think this would have made a fun group number. Best Audience Lap Dance “Sugar Daddy” Hedwig & the Angry Inch As soon as the opening notes of “Sugar Daddy” rocked Radio City, we knew we were in for a treat and immediately wondered who Neil Patrick Harris would interact with in the starry crowd. The sight of the rock goddess straddling Orlando Bloom, licking Samuel L. Jackson’s specs, giving Sting a lap dance and hardcore smooching hubby David Burtka was as sweet as a bag of Gummibärchen. Least Revealing Number “The Last Ship,” The Last Ship Perhaps one of the more understated numbers of the evening. We realize that there’s not much an upcoming tuner can reveal at this point, except, of course, for its legendary composer, Sting. The Grammy winner turned things down a notch for a haunting accoustic performance of the title number. Color us intrigued. We may not be dancing along like we were with Violet or Hedwig, but we’re at least excited to see more. Wait, Why Isn’t She on Broadway?! “Neverland,” Finding Neverland Your move, Laura Michelle Kelly. Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson, who announced she was part of this year’s Tony ceremony only a few days ago, provided a sneak peek of Finding Neverland, which will land at the American Repertory Theater this summer. We’ve heard before how much J-Hud wants to be on Broadway, and while it likely won’t be with Finding Neverland, her performance surely has casting directors buzzing. Most Caffeinated Performance “Friend Like Me,” Aladdin Maybe it’s the excessive amounts of Red Bull we’ve consumed in preparation for Tony night, but when Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart, Adam Jacobs and the cast of Aladdin took the stage, we were singing and tapping along. Their performance was literally on fire (we tried to recreate this part too, but unfortunately we had no pyrotechnics in the office). And that hilarious shout-out of musicals of Disney past? In the biz, they call that “synergy.”
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Flavor Fav was arrested on Long Island today for marijuana possession after he was caught speeding on the Meadowbrook Parkway.The rapper known as Flavor Flav was arrested for more than a dozen license suspensions and was found with a small amount of marijuana after police caught him speeding on the Meadowbrook State Parkway Thursday morning on the same day of his mother’s funeral, police said.Flavor Flav, whose real name is William Drayton, was allegedly clocked going 79 mph in a 55 mph zone, New York State police said.The 54-year-old Roosevelt native was also driving with 16 suspensions on his license, police said.Flavor Flav, a member of recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Public Enemy, was charged with felony aggravated unlicensed operation, but was released on an appearance ticket so he could attend his mother’s funeral.The artist also rose to popularity in the last decade through a series of reality television shows, most notably, Flavor of Love.Flavor Flav, who now lives in Las Vegas, announced the death of his mother through Twitter on New Year’s Eve:Hey everybody I just lost my mother Anna Drayton thismorning newyears eve she passed away and I’m gonna miss her. She lived good a good life— FLAVOR FLAV (@FlavorFlav) December 31, 2013 Thank you to everyone that’s sending me blessings about my Momz ,,, I appreaceate you all of you so much from me and my family FLAVOR FLAV— FLAVOR FLAV (@FlavorFlav) December 31, 2013
Cooler days, changing leaves, football weekends and first days of school are all signals that Summer is coming to an end. They also remind us that planning season is just around the corner at our credit unions.When it comes to marketing planning, there is an almost overwhelming amount of activities and channel options available for your plan. And if you’ve been chugging along with the same types of monthly or quarterly promotions and want to breathe some new life – and better returns – into your efforts, you may be tempted to try them all. But realistically, we all have limited resources to work with and some marketing options are going to make more sense than others.Bring focus to your marketing planning, get the results you’re looking for and build a strong brand for your credit union with these 4 tips to ensure a more impactful year ahead. Start and End with StrategyThis first one is maybe a little obvious, but it can be shockingly easy to stray from organizational and marketing strategy as you get deeper into the weeds of your plan.Start by asking yourself the 3 essential questions: who is my credit union trying to serve; what are we doing differently; where is the credit union going?Really give yourself some time to ponder these. You should have a clear picture of the group or groups of members you’re working hard to serve so you know what messaging and imagery will resonate, what types of products make sense for them, and where to find them. You should know what you’re really good at so you can broadcast exactly what you can deliver and why you’re different. And, you should know where your credit union is going so your activities and messaging can lead the way to connecting the dots for existing and potential members.Constantly come back to this information again and again as you consider options and budget allocation. Let it be your guiding light so you know your plan supports the overarching strategy. Get to Know Your Marketing NumbersSometimes people hear marketing and they think “expense” or even “money pit with a bow on top.” Ouch. A major way to overcome that criticism and get, or keep, the budget you deserve is to know your metrics and which ones you need to impact so you can create plan that will do just that. If you’re not currently tracking metrics beyond individual campaign ROMI or your overall credit union ratios, here are a few you should consider. In the member growth and retention area, know how much it costs you to gain a member, your net membership growth rate and your attrition rate. For products, know which ones are your money makers, which ones are relatively costly, and which ones are keeping your members around with their stickiness. By channel, identify the percentage of your membership using each service, the number of products and services added at major points like membership opening, and your complimentary service usage ratios like bill pay per checking account holder.When you know your numbers, it’s easier to see where there is low-hanging fruit and which numbers you need to impact to support your strategy. Leverage Your Strengths and ResourcesYou can magnify your voice and efforts when you leverage what you have available. Evaluate the strengths and resources that exist within your shop and don’t just stop at your marketing department.Do your members have really great connections with your front line team? Testimonials and referrals can go a long way, so why not ask your representatives and lenders to help you gather member stories and reviews? Maybe you have some people on staff who are good writers, can take great photos, or who are active on social media. Use their expertise and talent to help you go beyond your skills, knowledge and capacity. Ask them to help you write how-to’s for member FAQs, snap pictures of behind-the-scenes moments in the office and add to a content library that you can turn to for unique and compelling stories of your credit union.When it comes time to share your content, ask them to help by sharing it with their own networks. Also, don’t forget to cross-reference all of your channels. It’s easy to direct people to your social page from an email or to your blog from a direct mail piece. Encourage members and potential members to get information a variety of ways by letting them know the value they can expect from each option. Then, you’ll have a better chance of reaching them when they’re seeking information. Test and TrackIt can be tough to pinpoint exactly how well a set of brand-awareness billboards performed. It’s not as tough to see how many people clicked a retargeting ad and then filled out a contact request form on the landing page. As you’re probably aware, not all channels are equal in price or tracking ability.Make the most of your marketing dollars by choosing methods that are easy to track, test and change. Poster printing, for example, can be exchanged for digital signage. Digital signs can be as simple as a flat screen with a USB and are easy to change on demand. Instead of committing to TV commercials, you could try YouTube ads which are easier to produce in-house and can have their budgets adjusted with a click of a button.Choosing options that are easy to change and track allows you to test and get creative without a huge up-front commitment. It gives you the freedom to try something new and zero in on a look, message, and channel that drives results with your intended audience.Get Focused, Get PlanningPlanning should be fun. It reminds us to look at the big picture and think about possibilities that will help us connect, grow and achieve our goals. Don’t be afraid to try something new. Let these tips help you choose options that are going to be a good fit for your credit union and help you be a more impactful marketer. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jennifer Laud Jennifer is a credit union marketing consultant and the owner of Jennifer Laud Consulting. She has a background in strategy and a passion for positioning credit unions to find their … Web: www.jlaud.com Details
A Florida sheriff ordered his officers to not wear face masks — and banned the safety gear from his office — even as the southern US state has hit record daily coronavirus death tolls. Sheriff Billy Woods, of central Florida’s Marion County, emailed deputies Tuesday to tell them of the new mask prohibition, according to local paper the Ocala Star Banner, citing the message. “My order will stand as is when you are on-duty/working as my employee and representing my Office – masks will not be worn,” the email read. Topics : The sheriff allowed for certain exceptions, including for officers who work in prisons, schools, hospitals or with people suspected of being infected with the virus. Woods added that his order was due to “the current events when it comes to the sentiment and/or hatred toward law enforcement in our country today.”Woods seemed to be referring to protests against racism and police violence that swept across the country during the spring and early summer. He also said that visitors to the sheriff’s office would not be allowed to wear masks for the same reason: “for identification purposes of any individual walking into a lobby.” Mask-wearing is not compulsory in Florida — only recommended — but the state is one of the most severe hotspots of the epidemic in the US. The state registered 212 coronavirus deaths on Wednesday after 276 on Tuesday. In total, 8,765 people have died of COVID-19 in Florida, out of more than 550,901 cases in the state of 21 million. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), like much of the scientific and medical community, have recommended the use of face masks to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Woods said in a Facebook post that he and other US law enforcement officials had spoken on the phone to President Donald Trump, who himself did not wear a face mask in public until months into the pandemic. Several Facebook users commented on Woods’s post, deriding the sheriff’s message. “It’s one thing not to require mask wearing, but to explicitly ban it? That takes a special kind of stupid,” one said. Americans come from all over the country to retire in sunny Florida, and about a third of the 355,000 residents of Woods’s Marion County are older than 65 — the population most vulnerable to coronavirus. Woods’s office did not respond to AFP’s request for comment Wednesday.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Budget News, Government That Works, Press Release, Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today released a statement on the budget process and outlined his priorities in the push towards a final budget agreement.“Working with Republicans and Democrats, I am proud of our work to compromise and tackle big issues like pension reform, drug treatment, liquor reform, education funding and more,” Governor Wolf said. “I remain hopeful that these accomplishments will create momentum for a responsible budget.“In February, I presented a budget that closed the deficit and protected investments in schools, seniors and fighting the heroin epidemic. This proposal included more than $2 billion in cuts, savings, and efficiencies and $1 billion from a severance tax and closing loopholes, and investments in education and the fight against the heroin and opioid epidemic. I believe strongly that the General Assembly can build on this proposal and compromise to achieve a responsible, long-term, final budget.”Governor Wolf also prefers options from his budget, including a severance tax and closing loopholes, instead of making ends meet through indiscriminate, devastating cuts to programs like job training, school safety, child care, and mental health and substance use treatment, as proposed in House Bill 218.Governor Wolf understands the reality of divided government but a final agreement must achieve the following important goals:It should be a long-term solution to our budget challenges through a combination of savings, efficiencies, and closing loopholes to ensure everyone is paying their fair share.It should protect his proposed investments in our schools, from Pre-K to higher education.It should allow government to work more efficiently, deliver better services and generate long term savings, including the creation of the Department of Health and Human Services and the creation of the Department of Criminal Justice. Governor Wolf Outlines Budget Priorities June 19, 2017
“We’re concerned about what we’re seeing,” said Matt Moore, senior vice president of the Highway Loss Data Institute. “We see strong evidence of an increased crash risk in states that have approved recreational marijuana sales.” While the rising number of crash claims couldn’t be directly linked to marijuana usage, it indicates a strong correlation between the two, the study found. It’s difficult to prove causation, partially because there is not a field sobriety test designed to test drivers specifically for marijuana. Insurance companies have raised distracted driving, road construction and increased miles driven as other possible factors for the rising collision rates.“We’re concerned about impaired driving in general,” Moore said. “Marijuana just layers on top of other impairments like alcohol.”READ MORE: https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-06-22/car-crash-claims-rising-in-states-with-legal-marijuana-study-says US News 22 June 2017Family First Comment: Do we really want dopey drivers?“We’re concerned about impaired driving in general. Marijuana just layers on top of other impairments like alcohol.”www.saynopetodope.org.nzCar crash claims are on the rise in three states where recreational marijuana use is legal, according to an insurance study released Thursday.The Highway Loss Data Institute found collision claims in Colorado, Washington and Oregon rose 2.7 percent when compared with both their own pre-marijuana rates and crash claims in surrounding states where pot is still illegal.Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana use in 2012, opening their first retail stores in 2014 and 2015, respectively. A total of eight states — and Washington, D.C. — have legalized recreational pot sales.Between January 2012 and October 2016, accident claims rose 16 percent in Colorado, 6.2 percent in Washington and 4.5 percent in Oregon, the study found. Insurance industry groups have been closely monitoring claims since 2013, when the number of auto accidents began to rise after more than a decade of steady decline.
BACOLOD City –Police arrested a man tagged in a stabbing incident in Barangay Vista Alegre. Gabata,meanwhile, was detained in the lockup cell of Police Station 7, facingcharges./PN The victim wasidentified as John Joseph Catan, the report added. According topolice investigation, Catan was on his way home around 11:20 p.m. on Sept. 17when the suspect attacked him for no apparent reason. He was33-year-old resident Jean Claude Gabata, a police report showed. Catan sustainedthree stab wounds on the different parts of the body, police said. He receivedtreatment at the Bacolod Adventist Medical Center in this city.