Watch George Porter Jr. & Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Jam “Be Careful Who You Idolize” At The Cap

first_imgLast night, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts held a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester at The Capitol Theatre with Christina Bianco, George Porter Jr., Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and more. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a youth mentoring organization. By matching adult volunteers, “Bigs,” with children, “Littles,” facing adversity, they are able to accomplish their mission of “helping children reach and realize their potential.” Big Brothers Big Sisters of FSW provides at-risk children with strong, positive and enduring one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.As part of The Really Big Show, the musicians came together in this spirit of goodness. The beloved NOLA funk bassist joined forces with young musicians, guitarist Brandon Niederauer and drummer Jager Soss for two songs: “Be Careful Who You Idolize” by George Porter Jr & Runnin’ Pardners and “Voodoo Child” by Jimi Hendrix. You can watch their first performance together below, courtesy of Jon Hammer:Tonight, The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY will host JAM THE VOTE, featuring the Preservation Hall Jazz Band & The Blind Boys of Alabama in a multi-act, classic New Orleans-style jam session. Thirty-six hours before Election Day, the once-in-a-lifetime house band will create a “Night for the Soul.” And the special guests include Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros), Amayo (Antibalas), Amy Helm, Andy Falco (Infamous Stringdusters), Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), DJ Logic, Eugene Hutz (Gogol Bordello), Eric Krasno, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, Joe Russo (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Lee Fields, Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits), Matisyahu, Nicole Atkins, Questlove, Robert Randolph, Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead), Valerie June, Win Butler (Arcade Fire) and more! Free stream is available to those who pledge to vote. Find out more here.[Photo courtesy of Greg Horowitz]last_img read more

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Core is more: Innovation key to enhanced consumer experiences

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Digital experiences are now woven into the fabric of our lives, including how we communicate, shop, travel and manage money. As consumers, we expect every interaction to be convenient, intuitive and easy. Because of these high expectations, businesses that create highly personalized, flexible customer experiences will stand out. In financial services, this requires an IT strategy and capabilities that are as agile and mobile as your customers.Keeping up with your customers and staying ahead of the competition means riding this digital wave. The pace isn’t slowing down. Financial institutions are tasked with responding to market trends faster, offering new products and delivering excellent service – continuously – to meet the accelerating pace of consumer expectations.Core banking technology is a key enabler of any financial institution’s strategy in this environment. For some time, we’ve been looking at the market differently because today’s reality makes core banking even more relevant and important. It’s more than just core – it’s the central connection point for introducing innovations both internally and to customers. Our commitment and investments in each of our core platforms are designed to strengthen value for clients, turning them into platforms for faster, less disruptive innovation through integration as part of larger enabling framework. continue reading »last_img read more

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Study: Most flu cases in small children missed

first_img The researchers collected nasal and throat specimens from each child for testing by viral culture and reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. The study involved prospective testing of children who were hospitalized or received outpatient treatment for acute respiratory tract infection or fever in three urban counties. The New Vaccine Surveillance Network, set up in 1999 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, conducted the study, with Katherine M. Poehling, MD, of Vanderbilt University as first author. The investigators calculated that the average rate of hospitalization for confirmed influenza among children under age 5 in the three counties was 0.9 per 1,000 children from 2000 to 2004 (95% confidence interval, 0.8 to 1.1 per 1,000). The hospitalization rates varied by age-group within that age range: 4.5 per 1,000 for children aged 0 to 5 months, 0.9 per 1,000 for ages 6 to 23 months, and 0.3 per 1,000 for those aged 24 to 59 months. Healthcare providers identified flu in only 28% of young children who were hospitalized because of the illness and in only 17% of those who were treated in a clinic or hospital emergency department, according to a report in the Jul 6 New England Journal of Medicine. In his editorial, Glezen, of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, comments that children shed larger amounts of influenza virus for longer periods than adults do. “Treatment of these younger patients even three to four days after the onset of infection may at least reduce the spread of infection to contacts,” he writes. He adds that when flu is recognized in a child, clinicians can offer preventive treatment to the child’s family members. In the outpatient wing of the study, 1,742 children were enrolled, of whom 274 (16%) had lab-confirmed flu. Healthcare providers recognized flu in only 17% of these 274 children, according to the report. “This lack of recognition represents a missed opportunity to reduce both the risk of complications and the spread of the virus to contacts,” writes W. Paul Glezen, MD, in an editorial accompanying the report. “We found a much higher burden of influenza infection in the outpatient setting than in the inpatient setting, a large variation in burden according to the year and site, and a lack of clinical recognition of influenza during most visits,” the authors write. The report comes in the wake of a new federal recommendation that all 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds should be vaccinated against flu every year. The same recommendation was made 2 years ago for children between 6 and 23 months old. The study also indicated that outpatient visits related to flu were between 10 and 250 times as common as flu-related hospitalizations, suggesting that increased flu immunization could reduce medical visits and costs. Poehling KA, Edwards KM, Weinberg GA, et al. The underrecognized burden of influenza in young children. N Engl J Med 2006 Jul 6;355(1):31-40 [Abstract] Using their data, the authors estimated that 56 of every 1,000 children in the three counties were taken to a clinic or emergency department because of flu in 2002-03. In the 2003-04 season, the estimated number of visits jumped to 122 per 1,000. The rate of outpatient visits was highest in children 6 to 23 months old and lowest in those 0 to 5 months old. The failure to recognize flu means children are not getting antiviral drugs that could ease their symptoms, especially if given in the first 2 days of illness. About 35% of the sick children in the study saw a healthcare provider within the first 2 days of symptom onset. The hospital component of the study ran from October 2000 through September 2004 in Rochester, N.Y., and Nashville, and from October 2003 through September 2004 in Cincinnati. The outpatient part of the study was done in selected clinics and emergency departments during the 2002-03 and 2003-04 flu seasons in Nashville and Rochester and in 2003-04 in Cincinnati. They found that about 35% of the children with flu were taken to a medical provider within 2 days after they became ill, “when antiviral medications may have shortened the duration and severity of illness,” the report says. Increased use of rapid tests for influenza could not only increase the use of antivirals, but also improve infection control and boost the use of flu vaccine, the article states. Noting that flu-related outpatient visits vastly outnumbered hospitalizations, the authors write, “Although the rationale for enhanced vaccination against influenza in children has been based primarily on hospitalization rates, reducing the number of outpatient visits attributable to the prevention of influenza by vaccination would have an even greater effect on costs.” Jul 7, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Physicians miss the diagnosis of influenza in children under age 5 most of the time, according to researchers who tested thousands of sick children for flu in three US counties over several years. Among 2,797 hospitalized children enrolled in the study, the authors found 160 (6%) laboratory-confirmed cases of flu. Only 28% of these had a flu diagnosis at the time of discharge (the surveillance test results were not available to clinicians before discharge). Only 52 of the 160 children diagnosed by the authors received a flu test as part of their clinical care, and 38 of these 52 tested positive, according to the report. Eighty percent (148) of the children with lab-confirmed flu were younger than 2 years. Glezen WP. Influenza control. (Editorial) N Engl J Med 2006 Jul 6;355(1):79-81 [Introduction]last_img read more

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Better Collective Spotlight: Preparing for the biggest week in horse racing

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Having described the Cheltenham Festival as “the biggest week in horse racing”, leading igaming affiliate Better Collective will provide its tipster community on bettingexpert.com with the best advice on which horses to bet on, where to bet and how to enjoy the action live.On the eve of the Festival, Joe Ryan, Video Production Lead for Better Collective, breaks down the company’s creative strategies both leading up to and during the week. In this article, the latest in the Better Collective Spotlight series, Ryan highlights the importance of video – the “medium of choice” for users to gain knowledge about the Festival – as he explains why everyone watching needs a Daily Nap (not like that), as well as some pointers for best value bets and a few dark horses to watch out for.The Nap (our best bet of the Festival)The content that our audience craves the most is betting tips on each day of the Cheltenham Festival, so in the 48 hours or so leading up to it we create full daily preview videos.Our Racing Editor (and professional punter) Stephen Harris talks through the card and casts an expert eye over any late developments or market movements. In 2018, our daily video previews amassed over 15,000 views – numbers we expect to surpass in 2019.The Value BetOnce our community are armed with the information and insight provided from Stephen, it’s time for us to present where we see the best value for punters at the Festival.Almost every bookmaker you can think of provides customers with an incentive to bet with them during the Festival, all of which are clearly documented on the bettingexpert website in text format.To help condense the offers into a digestible format, we create a video of our top 5 offers for the week. This is published around 48 hours before the Festival begins, and allows our community time to make sense of the offers and go through the account registration process at the relevant bookmakers.We also create versions specific to each day of the Festival as bookmakers provide offers for specific races on specific days. The price boosts on the Gold Cup are usually the most popular, and with good reason.The Dark HorseAfter all the analysis and preparation, one question remains: How to watch the Cheltenham Festival? Of course, for UK audiences terrestrial television is an option, but the bettingexpert community is global, so we also create a guide on the best bookmakers that are providing Live Streaming of the event and how to access the streams.This year, we also plan to innovate by providing the bettingexpert community with a daily weather report from a location overlooking Cheltenham racecourse. The conditions are a key factor when considering which horse to bet on, so we want to be on the ground in Gloucestershire to bring our audience closer to the Festival and keep them up to date throughout the week. Better Collective Spotlight: How Betarades.gr is driving engagement through YouTube July 30, 2020 Bettingexpert crowns TheTrollmanSha World Tipster Champion  July 2, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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