Carlos Santana Reveals Plans For World Tour

first_imgAfter an exciting Red Rocks announcement last month, Carlos  Santana has added an enormous World Tour to his plate in 2017. The 10-time Grammy Award-winner will hit the road this April with shows in Asia and Australia before continuing his residency at Las Vegas’s House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in March. The group will go on to tour the United States from June through August before returning to the previously-scheduled residency in Las Vegas. With nearly 20 national dates added to the schedule, there’s no sign of Santana slowing down any time soon.Don’t miss the legendary, Latin American rock music of Santana. Check out his expansive tour schedule, dating all the way out through November of this year.Carlos Santana recently reunited with his classic Santana lineup of Gregg Rolie (keys/lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar/vocals), and Michael Carabello (percussion) back on March 21st of 2016 at the House of Blues in Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Soon after, the 1971 lineup shared a new album Santana IV that combined all their signature elements in 16 spellbinding tracks. Check them out below:[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

The evolution of credit unions

first_imgWe all know that our economy and our society is evolving rapidly through data collection and advanced analytics, yet we are surprised by news each day of another business area adopting advanced techniques. Within the world of finance, credit unions are beginning this same evolution.We might think “even credit unions” are changing, but with thousands of credit unions and a naturally more collaborative environment, groups of credit unions are combining resources to deploy advanced analytics. Although this will happen naturally, the proposed CECL accounting rules for loan loss reserves will cause a dramatic shift in the use of data and analytics at credit unions, comparable to the changes occurring at larger banks due to CCAR and DFAST.Recently, I had the pleasure of presenting a webinar sponsored by OnApproach, a Credit Union Service Organization, and Deep Future Analytics, an advanced predictive analytics solution for Credit Unions and Community Banks.In Preparing for CECL I discussed what will be needed to estimate the numbers needed for CECL. Vintage analysis, macroeconomic factors, and credit quality adjustments will all be key components. I believe that those who designed CECL asked for all the right things, but did not realize the effort and investment required to comply. The goal of my talk was to highlight that CECL is an investment, not a cost, because if done right, the insights gained will directly impact pricing and underwriting, portfolio management, and risk appetite assessment. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Orange ice hockey hopes to benefit from competition of rotating goalies

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Paul Flanagan doesn’t know who to start at goalie for the Syracuse ice hockey team. The head coach jokes he’ll just have to leave it up to chance. ‘Get the Ouija board out on Thursday,’ he said. Lacking a clear-cut starter at goalie — a position many coaches build their teams around — could be seen as an ominous situation. But Flanagan views it in a more positive light. Freshmen Jenesica Drinkwater and Kallie Billadeau have brought out the best in each other in competing for the starting spot early in the season, Flanagan said. And even if the battle for the starting spot at goalie may not be the optimal situation for Flanagan’s team moving forward, he professes he is fine with that. With the two, there is no solidity there. But he is fine with that little element of chance. For now. ‘I think they work well together, it’s a healthy competition,’ Flanagan said. ‘I don’t see it as anything that’s negative about it. I think it’s all positive, especially when you’re two freshmen and everything’s new to them.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Drinkwater had 15 saves in a 4-4 tie with Northeastern in the season opener. Billadeau recorded 26 saves in an upset win over then-No. 8 New Hampshire and kept the Orange in the game with 34 saves in a losing effort against No. 7 Boston College over the weekend. Drinkwater wants to earn more starting opportunities. At the same time, she said she puts team goals above her own and wants to see her teammates in goal succeed, too. ‘I think all the goalies are really close,’ she said. ‘We all definitely push each other in practice. It’s only going to make us better.’ Billadeau has enjoyed the competition for the starting spot, but she said she doesn’t get caught up in comparisons with the other goalies. ‘I just try to stick to my game and focus on what I’m doing, not really worrying about what anybody else is doing out there,’ she said. ‘I just try to focus on me and doing my part.’ Through three games, Flanagan has noticed differences in their styles and skills in the net. He said Drinkwater relies on her athleticism to make plays. She has played in big games in the Provincial Women’s Hockey League and as a member of Team Ontario in the National Women’s U-18 Championship. She likes the challenge that comes with that big stage. Billadeau, the top goalie out of Minnesota, has a more technical style and uses good positioning to block the puck. Flanagan said he has been impressed by her calm demeanor on the ice. Both have displayed their talents so far. Their play will go a long way in the team’s success this season. It remains to be seen who Flanagan will ultimately choose, if he does decide to make that decision and veer from his complacency with chance. With the two freshmen taking over in goal, it’s a different situation for Flanagan and the Orange. Lucy Schoedel graduated after starting every game for the Orange in the program’s first two seasons. Now Flanagan is searching for strong play in net from whoever the next goalie will be. Building on that foundation is even more important with a young defense that is still finding its way. ‘It is such a key position,’ he said. ‘We also have a young defensive core, and it’s important for our ‘D’ to have confidence in their goaltender. We realize any decisions we make in terms of who’s in there has a pretty big bearing on how our team’s going to perform that night.’ Flanagan believes the situation will work itself out in a long season with 31 regular season games remaining. He swears he has time to wait. He’s taking it game by game. And though he doesn’t have a formula he will follow with the decision, he does have an end result in mind when making the call. Whatever is best for the rest of the team. And for now, he thinks leaving it up to chance is best for SU. ‘There’s not necessarily any rhyme or reason or pattern here,’ Flanagan said. ‘We’re just trying to look at different things and trying to figure out what’s best for our team heading into Friday night.’ [email protected]center_img Published on October 13, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected]last_img read more