The Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO is in for a serious night of funk on Friday, October 7th. With nine-piece, Brooklyn-based funk powerhouse Turkuaz bringing their electric live performance, along with the old-school soul jazz, boogaloo stylings of The New Mastersounds under one roof, it’s going to be a straight Friday night getdown (get tickets here).In support of this tour, the two groups recently joined together to play each other’s music and record a massive collaboration for a two-track release. The Split 7″ EP features both bands performing a cover song from the other artist’s catalog, while also joining in on the collaboration. Today, the funk squads are pleased to debut their first track, along with a music video, which features Turkuaz covering The New Mastersounds’ song “On The Border”. More information here.Turkuaz’s Dave Brandwein and company deliver tightly arranged pieces, some serious vocal prowess, a dope horn section, and dance-driven uptempo funk with about as much energy as a nuclear reactor. There is a reason they are drawing the crowds across the nation. Their latest album, Digitonium, is a lesson in how to properly craft a song while bringing the groove.With 20+ years under their collective belts, The New Mastersounds are truly the masters of the soul jazz and boogaloo scenes. Between their 2015 studio album Made For Pleasure, and the recent release of their live recording The Nashville Sessions, Eddie Roberts, Pete Shand, Simon Allen, and Joe Tatton are bringing that old-school flavor with a touch of hot sauce to warm you up.This is going to be a funk throwdown that you will not want to miss! Get tickets and more info here.Enter To Win Tickets:
All shelter needs will be met by 1 May, the organization said, specifying that ten weeks after the earthquake, a million people have already begun to receive tents, plastic sheeting, and construction materials. The million people left homeless by the earthquake need to have shelter before 1 May, when the rainy season begins, given that “the rains are going to have a massive impact,” the Red Cross coordinator in the region, Gregg McDonald, declared. Humanitarian-aid agencies have begun to develop temporary housing, principally of wood, that can be built easily and cheaply, the organization emphasized. More than fifty NGOs have contributed to this effort during recent weeks, at a pace of 100,000 people being helped each week, according to the Red Cross, which is coordinating international aid related to shelter. Almost one million survivors of the 12 January earthquake in Haiti will receive materials with which to protect themselves during the upcoming rainy season, the Red Cross indicated today. By Dialogo March 26, 2010
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Social media can be a cornerstone component in building a comprehensive digital marketing strategy. It offers direct targeting to the exact type of people you’d like your message to reach. It’s a way to spread brand awareness, share helpful information, tell your story of who you are, and, of course, even sell. For marketers at banks, credit unions, financial institutions, and in fintech, it’s all very clear: there’s a need to go digital and get on social. It’s where consumers are. According to a 2019 report from HubSpot, over 40% of the world’s population is on social media (an estimated 3.2 billion users), with 54% of those social users using social platforms to research products and services.The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this need as we’ve seen an abrupt shift to operating in virtual environments. Social media has continued to grow as an important tool to share and distribute information with social platforms reporting 2020 increases in user engagement and platform usage, according to Sprout Social.Consider the following tips when starting or growing your financial institution’s social presence and strategy.1. Identify Your Audience Pew Research Center reports 7 out of 10 US adults have used and are familiar with social platforms. With a reported 2.45 billion active monthly users, Facebook continues to be the leading platform, with Instagram topping 1 billion, and LinkedIn and Twitter each boasting over 300 million according to Sprout Social’s 2019 Index. Taking the opportunity to introduce yourself, your business, and your role in a community can help identify a group of people who not only are interested but are willing to follow and share your business page. Take time as an organization to consider who your ideal audience (demographics, interests, careers, industries, etc.) is and what content could be produced to reach them.
“His long experience as a leader in various types of organisations and his deep knowledge of asset management will be very valuable for Alecta and for the execution of Alecta’s mission.”Frennberg left in the wake of a disagreement with the chief executive about the company’s business response to increasing digitalisation.He had worked at Alecta since 1995, rising to the position of CIO and a becoming a member of the leadership group in 2009. Before his job at Skandia, Sterte worked at LänsföRSäkringar, an insurance group, and before that he held roles at Sweden’s Finance Ministry and the central bank, Riksbanken.Sterte said: “Alecta’s asset management model, with successful active management and direct ownership in more than 100 companies, had created great values for corporate and private customers.”After Sterte’s arrival next year, Persson will go back to his job as head of the company’s interest and strategy group, Billing said. Sweden’s biggest pension fund Alecta has hired Hans Sterte as its new permanent CIO, filling the top management gap left after the swift departure of Per Frennberg in May.Sterte, who is coming to the SEK800bn (€83.5bn) pension provider from a corresponding role in Skandia, will start his new job in the first quarter of 2018.He will take over from Tony Persson, who has been acting as interim CIO since Frennberg’s departure.Magnus Billing, Alecta’s chief executive, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Hans as new manager of Alecta Asset Management.