On Saturday night, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame officially welcomed their 2018 induction class at a lavish ceremony at Cleveland’s Public Hall. As always, the night was filled with star-studded performances celebrating the evening’s guests of honor. This year, the Rock Hall inducted Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, The Cars, and Nina Simone in addition to “Early Influencer” Sister Rosetta Tharpe.The Killers‘ frontman Brandon Flowers was perviously tapped to give the induction speech for The Cars, one of his biggest early influences. However, he wound up playing a much bigger role in the show than expected, as The Killers opened the ceremony with an un-scheduled performance of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers‘ “American Girl” (complete with “Free Fallin’” vocal quotes) in honor of the recently-departed rock legend, who himself was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.As Flowers told Rolling Stone, “To pay tribute to Tom Petty who has just done nothing but enrich our lives, and then for me to get to induct the Cars into the Hall of Fame, I mean, this is a hell of a night for me. People don’t realize how New Wave Tom Petty was. You don’t associate him with that movement at all, but a lot of those videos, and even some of the sentiments in the songs and the way that they’re presented were very New Wave. And then he obviously evolved, which, he was so great at that.”Below, you can watch The Killers’ show-opening tribute to Tom Petty at the 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony below:The Killers – “American Girl” (Tom Petty cover) – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction[Video: MarchofTheRashbaum]The Killers are set to headline a number of large-scale festivals this summer, including Boston Calling, BottleRock, Bonnaroo, and Firefly. For a full list of The Killers’ upcoming tour dates, hit the band’s website.[H/T Rolling Stone]
2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brenton Peck Brenton Peck is a Director on the program team at the Financial Health Network, where he helps organizations structure and execute projects that improve the financial health of their business … Web: https://finhealthnetwork.org Details The financial lives of Millennials–many of whom are now entering their prime earning years–have been shaped by one economic crisis after another. Coming of age during the Great Recession, millions of Millennials- myself included – saw their employment opportunities and, in some cases, their family’s savings and wealth, decimated alongside plummeting assets. The crisis of ‘08-’09 was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime economic event to overcome. But here we are … again. The Covid- 19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy, destroying millions of jobs, businesses, and livelihoods, and furthering the threat to long-term financial health for many Millennials.It is easy to bucket us Millennials into one group based on our joint experiences, but it’s essential to understand the nuances within this generation; as employers, as community leaders, and as financial institutions. Millennials are a diverse group with different financial health needs. When disaggregating millennials, you will find that 14% of this generation is Black, 21% Hispanic, 6% Asian American, and 56% is White. We cannot consider Millennials to be a monolithic group.Even with the growing diversity among this group, we are not immune to the financial health disparities based on race, geography, and gender that have been seen in other generations. For example, our research finds that Black and Latinx young adults have less savings, more debt, and are less confident in their ability to achieve long-term financial goals compared to their White and Asian American peers. Furthermore, the enduring racial wealth gap has denied Black and Latinx families the ability to build long-term opportunities for generations to come.So how do you approach a group as diverse as Millennials?See Beyond the HeadlinesFirst, understand what they’re facing. Even amidst a global pandemic, the net worth of the richest Americans continues to climb while the bottom half struggles. The quick recovery from the pandemic- induced stock market plunge in March has benefited the most affluent households, while simultaneously displacing more than 40 million Americans who are currently out of a job. It’s reasonable to assume that the hardest economic fallout – especially for Millennials and people of color – will be realized over the coming months.Broadly, Americans’ household wealth and savings rates have reached a record high as the highest- paying one-third of jobs have almost fully recovered from the recession. These topline numbers are misleading, however, as the top is pulling up the bottom, as opposed to the other way around. New data from the Fed takes a comprehensive look at the pandemic’s impact and disparities by age and race. As is often the case, younger people (i.e., Millennials) have less than their elders (i.e., Boomers), and the gap has widened. Given that Millennials are the largest workforce in the country (~72 million people), it is telling that they currently control less than 5% of the U.S. wealth.Beyond the headlines, Covid-19 has magnified inequality. Job losses and the economic impact of the virus is having a disproportionate impact on younger people and people of color. Furthermore, Black and Latinx Americans are more likely to live in viral hotspots and face other social conditions that increase financial and physical vulnerabilities.Help Close the Racial Wealth DivideAs noted above, Millennials represent the most racially and ethnically diverse group in the workforce. Decades of systemic racism have left Black and Latinx communities more vulnerable to the effects of crises like Covid-19. We see this vulnerability in the precariousness that characterizes the financial lives of many Black and Latinx young people and prevents these populations from generating sustainable income and building wealth. For example, Black millennial households earn about $0.60 on the dollar compared to their white counterparts. Black college graduates owe more student debt and are more likely to be unemployed. Their financial health needs require a unique approach.Policymakers, business leaders, and communities across America have turned their attention to addressing issues of systemic racism and racial inequality, rightfully so. To improve Millennial financial health, we must get serious about closing the racial wealth divide.Take a Stand for Financial Health EqualityWe are at a pivotal moment in our country and younger Americans have been at the center of proposing change and driving more equitable opportunities for all. Millennials are accustomed to diversity. We have a heightened sense of connectivity and interrelationships between different kinds of people. We have been afforded the tools necessary to loosen our deep-seated prejudices and biases.Millennial voices are being heard in all pockets of influence and our concerns with racial and wealth inequality need to be addressed. In addition to what is commonly instituted through DEI classes, this generation is pushing financial health equity forward and we’re drawn to organizations leading this charge. For credit unions, that means it’s time to lead.Life choices, debt burdens, technology adoption, and expansive connectivity have shaped our lives in different ways. The oldest millennials are nearing 40, traditionally their prime earning years, yet many are struggling financially. Many are resistant to change. Many distrust the financial system.Credit unions that want to engage Millennials must be cognizant of their diversity. A one-size-fits-all engagement approach will certainly fail. Credit unions that want more millennial members need to understand our unique needs. Segment the market and speak to me, not us. Build greater trust by embracing financial inclusion. Create more opportunities for those historically disenfranchised. And above everything else, be a financial health provider for all.
GREGORY DIXON/Herald photoWhen it comes to soccer, Taylor Walsh does it all.The junior forward has been a leader offensively for her hometown team, the Badgers, this season. Statistically, Walsh leads Wisconsin with three goals and six points in 10 games played this season. She also leads by example and exudes confidence, which rubs off on the rest of the team.”Taylor is awesome,” freshman forward Darcy Riley said. “She is a leader on and off the field and has the best touch [on the ball] that I have ever seen. She leads well by showing what to do, and her calmness with the ball gets us everywhere.”Walsh’s excellent touch led the team to a 1-0 victory Sunday against Ohio State as she scored the Badgers’ only goal on a difficult shot over the charging Buckeyes’ goalkeeper early in the first half.”She brings composure and the ability to finish,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “That is a tough goal to hit with the goalkeeper running at you. She did very well to finish and give us that early lead.”The win for Wisconsin was its first since Sept.16 at Northern Arizona and the goal by Walsh was the team’s first since winning the same game against the Lumberjacks 1-0.”We were in a bit of a slump,” Riley said. “[However], we have been playing better and better, and we have not gotten down on ourselves. [Taylor’s goal] pumped us up.”For Walsh, the goal was her second game-winner of the season and her third goal overall. What makes it even more special for Walsh is that she is a Madison native and grew up watching the Wisconsin women’s soccer team when she was young.”The best part is that I am from Madison,” Walsh said. “I have grown up loving the women’s soccer team. They were my idols when I was a kid, and now I get to do what I have always wanted to do.”Walsh is not the only member of the team that hails from Madison. Senior co-captains Katy Meuer and Ann Eshun are also Madison natives. The three have grown very close over their years at Wisconsin, something that has helped Walsh.”I knew Ann and Katy pretty well growing up through soccer,” Walsh said. “They especially helped me my freshman year when I was hurt. They even brought me peanut butter M&Ms when I could not really do anything, and I was stuck in my dorm room.”Another major influence on the team for Walsh has been the addition of Wilkins this season. Wilkins has helped Walsh expand her game and become more confident in her abilities.”Paula has definitely seen things in me that I kind of lost sight of,” Walsh said. “Paula has taken me to a different level. She believed in me and believed that I am capable of even more than I am doing this year.”As Walsh has grown more confident and improved her level of play, she has in turn helped her teammates improve and become more confident in their own abilities. In particular, Darcy Riley is among those that have learned from Walsh.”I have learned how to keep myself relaxed,” Riley said. “[Taylor] makes my confidence go up. If I am just anxious about something, she settles me down and gives me a few little pointers.”Even with her recent success and her ability to raise her teammates’ level of play, Walsh still feels as though she can continue to improve before she leaves the University of Wisconsin.”I definitely need to keep scoring goals,” Walsh said. “I just want to expand my game. I think I can do a lot more than I am even doing now. I want to work on doing everything I can to help the team.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 18, 2015 at 11:37 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — After converting on 81.3 percent of his field goals last year, sophomore kicker Cole Murphy dipped to 66.7 percent in 2015 after two misses against Virginia Saturday.He pushed a 48-yarder well left in the second quarter and another wide right from 48 yards in the third overtime of Syracuse’s (3-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) 44-38, triple-overtime loss to UVA (2-4, 1-1) at Scott Stadium. It’s the third miss in the last three games for Murphy, who also wears No. 48, but special teams coordinator Tim Daoust didn’t seem too concerned after the loss to the Cavaliers.“He hit the one good off his foot and then pushed it and then that one he didn’t hit cleanly,” Daoust said. “So we’ll go back to the drawing board … and Cole’s a good kicker.”Murphy was one of 30 named to the preseason Lou Groza Award Watch List, the honor given to the country’s top kicker. So far this season, he’s 8-for-12 with a long of 43 yards against then-No. 8 Louisiana State on Sept. 26.Murphy’s 44-yard miss in the second quarter against Rhode Island on Sept. 4 was inconsequential, but a 31-yard shank right before halftime against LSU came back to bite. It sent the Orange into the break trailing by four instead of one, and three Zack Mahoney touchdown passes in the second half couldn’t pull SU within a score late against the Tigers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMurphy’s first miss on Saturday came with 11:33 left in the second, when the game was still scoreless. He did connect on a 33-yarder that stretched the Orange’s lead to 24-14 late in the third, but a touchdown and an Ian Frye chip shot sent the game to overtime with two seconds left in regulation.After both teams matched touchdown for touchdown through the first two overtimes, Murphy stepped up for a 48-yarder following Eric Dungey taking a sack for a loss of 6 yards.The attempt drifted wide, opening the doors for Virginia to steal a game once comfortably in Syracuse’s grasp.“Obviously he’s kicking himself for that one,” Daoust said. “We lost, the whole team did, period.” Comments
BOLO, CATAPULT & RIVER BOYNE HEAD WIDE-OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 CITY OF HOPE MILE (TURF) ON SATURDAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2019)–In what promises to be the best betting race of the weekend, trainer Carla Gaines’ Bolo, John Sadler’s Catapult and the Jeff Mullins-conditioned River Boyne head a wide-open field of 11 three year olds and up in the Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) at Santa Anita on Saturday.BOLOOwner: Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc.Trainer: Carla GainesIdle for 23 months prior to running fifth here in a 1 1/8 mile turf allowance April 28, this 7-year-old gelding by Temple City then executed a gate to wire heist in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile (turf) on May 27, winning by 1 ¼ lengths over top local turf horse River Boyne at 32-1. Subsequently a well beaten eighth at 6-1 in the Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap on turf Aug. 18, Bolo will be making his fourth start of the year over a course that’s seen him win five races from 10 tries.CATAPULTOwner: Woodford Racing LLCTrainer: John SadlerIdle since fifth, beaten three lengths as the 3-2 favorite in the Grade II Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar July 21, this 6-year-old full horse by Kitten’s Joy was fifth by a similar margin to Bolo two starts back in the Shoe Mile, a race in which no one could make up appreciable ground from off the pace. A multiple graded stakes winner and easily the leading money earner in the field with more than $1.5 million, Catapult could well go favored in the City of Hope Mile.RIVER BOYNEOwner: Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho TemescalTrainer: Jeff MullinsA gem of consistency over the past two years, this 4-year-old Irish-bred colt has been idle since finishing second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths by Bolo in the Shoe Mile May 27 and looms extremely dangerous over a course that he adores. With six wins from nine tries over the Santa Anita lawn, River Boyne, who is 8-3-3-0 at one mile on turf, figures to get a stalking trip as he bids for his fourth graded stakes victory. THE GRADE II CITY OF HOPE MILE WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 10 Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTOhio–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–123Synchrony–Joe Talamo–125True Valor–Drayden Van Dyke–121Restrainedvengence–Martin Garcia–121Big Score–Mike Smith–121Catapult–Rafael Bejarano–121River Boyne–Ruben Fuentes–121Kingly–Mario Gutierrez–118Prince Earl–Geovanni Franco–125Andesh–Abel Cedillo–121Bolo–Tyler Baze–125First post time for a 10-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.