This Thursday, November 10th, Water Collective will hold their 6th Annual Gala to support clean water efforts for communities in West Africa and India. Held at the Union Square Ballroom, the event will feature music by DJ Coco Robert (MTV, VH1), an open bar, refreshments and special indoor experiences, including a look at the progress the organization has made through a photo/art gallery of images around the world. You can purchase tickets here.The event also has a silent auction planned, which has a number of exciting prizes. The Brooklyn Bowl recently contributed to the cause, offering up four tickets to any show as an item in the auction. Live For Live Music will also be donating two tickets to our Fool’s Paradise destination event in St. Augustine, FL next Spring and Brooklyn Comes Alive in Fall 2017, in addition to two tickets to any of our upcoming shows in NYC:-Kitchen Dwellers at American Beauty 11/11-Dumpstaphunk’s Phunksgiving Eve at American Beauty 11/23-Jazz is PHSH at the Cutting Room 11/26-Aqueous & Mungion at American Beauty 11/28-Spafford & the Magic Beans at American Beauty 12/30 or 12/31CEG Presents will also be offering tickets to over 50 of their upcoming shows in the NYC area, from Snarky Puppy to Marcus Kind Band. A full list of CEG offerings can be found at the bottom of this article.These tickets are just a few of many exciting options, including tickets to Hamilton the Musical, tickets to a New York Knicks game, a trip for two to Belize, a private villa for 6 in the Dominican Republic, field level New York Mets seats and a signed baseball, a Flywheel Sports package, and more.Water Collective is an international nonprofit that secures life-lasting clean water for rural communities in Africa and India. The organization was founded in 2011 to resolve the shortcomings of clean water access in the developing world, where 40% of water points are not working at any given time. 20-70% of installed handpumps in Sub-Saharan Africa are no longer functioning. In the estimated 1-4 billion people without safe drinking water, millions more have been stripped of a water source they used to have. In Africa alone it is estimated that in the past 20 years, 70 million people have lost access to safe water due to a failed source.You can find out more about this important cause here, and access the auction to Brooklyn Bowl and Live For Live Music tickets, among the many other prizes, here.1 Pair of Tickets For The Following Shows From CEG Presents:11/11 The Hip Abduction with Madaila @ Drom11/11 Reggae Night: Top Shotta Band ft. Screechy Dan, Challenger and Brother Jerome @ The Hall at MP11/12 God Street Wine @ Cutting Room Sold Out!11/15 Choir! Choir! Choir! With special guest Colin Hay @ The Hall at MP11/17 Monkey Ranch: Music of The Radiators & more “Walking to New Orleans” @ The Hall at MP11/17 Give Thanks To The Funk Darla with Yellowcake @ Drom11/18 Monkey Ranch: Music of The Radiators & more “Crawfish & Chips” @ The Hall at MP11/18 A Tribute to Bon Jovi & Journey with BonJourney @ Drom11/18 Dopapod & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong @ Irving Plaza11/19 Monkey Ranch: Music of The Radiators & more “Fish Head Soul Explosion” @ The Hall at MP11/25 Official Lotus at PlayStation Theater After-Party with Luke The Knife and Beard-o-Bees @ BB King Blues Club11/26 Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles @ Brooklyn Bowl11/26 Jazz is PHSH @ Cutting Room – 8pm & 11pm Shows12/2 Philip Lassiter ft. Jay Jennings, Justin Stanton, & Mike Maher of Snarky Puppy @ The Hall at MP12/3 Pressing Strings with Little Bird, Mo Lowda & The Humble @ Drom12/7 Street Corner Symphony with Andy Davis @ le poisson rouge12/15 Rebirth Brass Band w/ Pitchblak Brass Band @ The Hall at MP12/16 Rebirth Brass Band w/ John The Martyr, DJ Cochon de Lait @ The Hall at MP | 8pm & 11pm Shows12/17 Rebirth Brass Band with DJ Cochon de Lait @ The Hall at MP | 8pm & 10:30pm Shows12/18 Holidelic ft. Everett Bradley @ Highline Ballroom12/18 NRBQ @ The Hall at MP12/21 Boy Named Banjo with Kendall Street Company, Moose Kick and Chestnut Groove @ The Hall at MP12/22 The Last Schmaltz with The Jewbadours featuring Ari Hest, Julian Velard & Colin Smith @ Highline BallroomPre and Post-Phish at MSG | www.phishafterparties.com12/28 Thankful for Being Amy: An All-Star Tribute to Amy Winehouse ft. Elise Testone @ The Cutting Room | 8pm & 11:55pm12/28 Hayley Jane & The Primates Do BOWIE @ Lucille’s at BB King Blues Club | 11:55pm12/28 Particle @ American Beauty | 11:55pm12/29 Dead Sessions The Music of The Grateful Dead @ American Beauty | 4pm & 11:55pm12/29 Kung Fu @ The Cutting Room | 11:55pm12/29 lespecial @ Drom | 11:55pm12/30 Pink Talking Fish: Animals @ Gramercy Theatre 11:55pm12/30 Marcus King Band @ The Cutting Room | 11:55pm12/31 The Stella Blue’s Band @ American Beauty | 4pm12/31 Holly Bowling @ The Cutting Room | 3pm12/31 NYE Late Night James Brown Dance Party feat. Clyde Stubblefield of James Brown Band, Giant Country Horns, Elise Testone & more | 1:30am (Technically 1/1)12/31 NYE Late Night Snarky Puppy @ Irving Plaza | 1:30am (Technically 1/1)12/29 The Skints @ The Knitting Factory12/30 Snarky Puppy @ Irving Plaza | 8pm12/31 Snarky Puppy @ Irving Plaza | 8pm12/31 NYE with Too Many Zooz and Brasstracks @ Gramercy Theatre | 8pm1/5 Dirkschneider Back to Roots Tour – 2 Hour set with only Accept Songs @ Stage 481/21 Almost Queen- A Tribute to Queen @ Highline Ballroom2/18 Ripe, Lawrence @ Irving Plaza2/23 Lordi @ Stage 483/25 Beyond The Wall: The Complete Pink Floyd Experience Music from The Wall & Beyond @ The Hall at MP
Many credit unions are watching what happens with the National Credit Union Administration’s pending rule on credit union acquisitions of banks.“The proposed rule is not perfect but good at codifying what we have been doing for the past 10 years,” explains Michael M. Bell, Esq., an attorney and counselor with Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC in Michigan. “The rule is fair. It does not hinder or help. It is neutral.”Bell represented $2.2 billion Elevations Credit Union, Boulder, Colorado, during a recent case in which the CU was blocked from acquiring a bank. According to Bell, Colorado’s decision to block the acquisition was based on the state’s ruling that state-chartered banks are not able to give their charter to credit unions.“It is not about a credit union’s ability to buy, but that the bank couldn’t sell,” explains Bell. “We did our due diligence and (had) our understanding of the law. This was a political decision by the state of Colorado.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
â€œQualifying for the finals was not easy,â€ Olawale said. â€œWe have not made it for the last two tournaments and being beaten in the semi-finals by Senegal in the Seychelles and missing out on qualifying for the finals in Portugal was very painful. In 2013, we were also beaten by Senegal in the last four. So we were very determined.â€œFor the qualifying tournament this time around, we recalled some of the older players. As captain of the team, I spoke to the players and told them this is a great opportunity. The African championships were in our country, so we had a lot of advantages.â€As hosts, the Super Sand Eagles were seeded into Group A, where they faced CÃ´te d’Ivoire, Egypt and Ghana. â€œThis was not an easy group,â€ Olawale said. â€œCÃ´te d’Ivoire and Egypt are regularly in the semi-finals and Ghana is not a bad team either. But we wanted to avoid facing Senegal again, so we thought that we had to win our group.â€Although they lost their second group match on penalties to rivals Cote d’Ivoire, they benefited from the West African’s defeat against Egypt in their final game, thus giving Nigeria top place and a semi-final match-up against Morocco. A comfortable 6-1 win saw them through to the final, but more importantly, it also gave them a place at the world finals in the Bahamas. Although they lost the championship match to Senegal, they had achieved their main goal.Nigeria will be playing in Group B at the global event. They will be challenging Iran, Italy and Mexico for a place in the knockout stages.â€œAll the teams we will be facing are very, very good teams,â€ Olawale said. â€œHowever, and I say that with the utmost of respect to our opponents, we don’t have to overestimate anybody.â€œWe will take each match as it comes. But we will try our very best. We have to be at our best if we want to make it through to the next round. We have faced some of the teams before and we know that any team that has qualified for the World Cup deserves to be there.â€Bahamas 2017 will be the fourth time that Olawale competes in the showpiece event of beach soccer, having been in the Nigerian team at the 2007 finals in Brazil, the 2009 edition in the United Arab Emirates and the last time the Super Sand Eagles made it through in 2011, when Italy hosted the tournament.Like many other beach soccer players, Olawale started out in the traditional game, but unlike many others, he still competes at the highest level, turning out for El Kanemi Warriors in the Nigerian top flight.â€œWhen I was playing for WA Tlemcen in Algeria, we would often train on the beach and I realised I was good at it,â€ he said. â€œWhen I returned to Nigeria in 2006, I was asked to join the national beach soccer team and it was an opportunity I was not going to miss, even though my heart is with 11-a-side game.â€But it was not only on the beach that he had an opportunity to represent his country, as he was also capped by the Super Eagles. â€œWhen Berti Vogts was coach, he called me up and I played a few games for Nigeria,â€ Olawale said. â€œI have not given up playing for them again, but I have to be realistic. There are many good Nigerian midfielders and it will not be easy for me to get into the side.â€Olawale joined Warriors last year, but was restricted from playing for the club after his previous team Giwa FC ran into financial difficulties. â€œI did not want to risk anything, so I have only started playing a few weeks ago.â€Asked which form of the Beautiful Game he prefers, he hesitates, but only for a few seconds. â€œThe game played on grass,â€ he said. â€œThat drew me to the sport and that is what I prefer. But I am grateful for everything that I have been able to achieve through beach soccer.â€œPlaying beach soccer is very different from playing the other game. Beach soccer is so much more physical. You need to be a strong individual player to play beach soccer. In an 11-a-side game, if one of your team-mates is not doing well, he can still be carried along by the rest of the team.â€Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIFA BEACH SOCCER WORLD CUPNigeriaâ€™s Super Sand Eagles are to begin their campaign for honours at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Bahamas today against Italy.For a man who prefers the 11-a-side version to the five-man game, Isiaka Olawale has achieved quite a lot in beach soccer. The 33-year-old will captain Nigeria at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017. In an interview with FIFA.com, Olawale looks forward to the tournament.
0Shares0000Giant killer: Australia’s John Millman on his way to an upset victory over Roger Federer in the fourth round of the US Open on Monday. © AFP / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZNEW YORK, United States, Sep 3 – Five-time champion Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open on Monday, stunned by 55th-ranked Australian John Millman who booked a quarter-final clash with Serbian star Novak Djokovic.Millman’s 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/3) triumph scuppered a blockbuster last-four meeting between Federer and two-time US Open champion Djokovic, who had advanced with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 victory over Joao Sousa. But Federer suffered his earliest US Open exit since he fell in straight sets to Tommy Robredo in the fourth round in 2013.It was also 20-time major winner Federer’s first loss against a player outside the top 50 in 41 meetings at the US Open.“I’m probably in a little bit of disbelief,” Millman, 29, said after three hours and 35 minutes in the cauldron of Arthur Ashe Stadium.“I have so much respect for Roger and everything he’s done for the game. He’s been a hero of mine.”Federer had set points in both the second and third sets, but troubles with his serve infected his entire game and 77 unforced errors doomed the 20-time Grand Slam champion in the face of a determined attack from Millman.“It was very hot,” said Federer, whose shirt and shorts were wringing wet with sweat most of the night.“I felt I couldn’t get any air and I was sweating more and more and became more and more uncomfortable.“John dealt with it better,” Federer added. “He’s from Brisbane, one of the most humid places in the world!”Millman said he was feeling the nerves of his first Grand Slam fourth round match as he surrendered the first set with a single break of serve.“I felt like a bit of a deer in the headlights to begin with,” said Millman, whose career has been slowed by a string of injuries and three surgeries.“The feet weren’t moving. Roger had it on a string, he was manipulating me around the court.”Although Federer broke first on the way to a 5-3 lead in the second, Millman won the last four games, breaking Federer twice as Federer wasted two set points in the 10th game.Survivor: Novak Djokovic cools off during his win over Joao Sousa in the fourth round of the US Open on Monday. © AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARYFederer upped his game in a tight third set, and had the first chance to claim the set at 6-5 in the tiebreaker. He netted a service return, and Millman converted his second set point to seize a two sets to one lead.When the Swiss great broke for a 4-2 lead in the fourth the Ashe fans were on their feet.But he gave the break back in the next game after slamming an overhead into the bottom of the net on game point.They went to the tiebreaker, where two of Federer’s 10 double faults, followed by a backhand into the net and a wayward forehand gave Millman a 6-1 lead.Federer, looking all of his 37 years, clawed his way through two match points before slapping yet another forehand wide as Millman celebrated.“Today he was definitely not at his best,” Millman said. “But I’ll take it.”And he’ll face another hero in Djokovic for a place in the semi-finals, trying to become the first Australian man to win a Grand Slam since Lleyton Hewitt won Wimbledon in 2002.“Last time I played him I got three games at Queens,” Millman said. “Let’s hope I get a few more.”– Try to survive –Djokovic, who ended a 54-week title drought with his 13th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, said he was relieved to get past 68th-ranked Sousa in straight sets, the searing afternoon heat seeming more of a problem than his Portuguese opponent.“You can’t do anything but try to be tough and survive, find a way to win,” Djokovic said.Kei Nishikori, runner-up in 2014, was also pleased to get through in three sets in blazing sunshine on Louis Armstrong Stadium.After racing through the first two sets against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber he dropped his serve while serving for the match at 5-4 in the third, but managed to prevail 6-3, 6-2, 7-5.Nishikori will fight for a semi-final berth against Croatian Marin Cilic, who beat him in the 2014 final.Seventh-seeded Cilic, who needed eight match points in a five-set marathon against Australian teenager Alex de Minaur spilled into Sunday morning survived some tense moments to get past 10th-ranked Belgian David Goffin 7-6 (8/6), 6-2, 6-4.Goffin served for the first set at 5-4 before Cilic went on to win the tiebreaker, sealing it on his third match point.“I was thinking one match point, second match point — I hope it’s not going to the eighth one,” Cilic said,0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)