PHOTOS: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Pack Port City Music Hall For Fantastic First Night

first_imgOn Saturday night, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong played the first show of their sold-out two-night stand at Port City Music Hall this weekend. By the time Vermont jam band Swimmer opened the show, the room was already filling up. By the time Pigeons came on it was as crowded as the Portland, Maine venue could possibly manage, the audience fully invested and singing along all night.The band responded in kind with a fantastic show including highlights like an inverted “Psycho Killer” (Talking Heads) segment sandwiched inside a “J-Town” jam and a cover of The Lion King‘s “I Just Can’t Wait To Be King” that recalled their Disney-themed 2017 New Year’s Eve performance, cleverly dubbed “DisNYE.” The entertaining covers came among fantastic renditions of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong favorites old and new like “Porcupine”, “Walk Outside”, “Henrietta”, “Su Casa”, “Whirled”, “Julia”, “Whoopie”, “Avalanche”, “Landing”, “CWA”, and “Bad For You”. The band finally finished out strong with a marvelous “Horizon” and a set-closing “Ocean Flows” before putting a bow on the performance with a “Dawn A New Day” encore.Below, you can check out a full gallery of photos from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s first of two Portland performances below courtesy of photographer Victor Brazen.For a full list of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Pigeon Playing Ping Pong | Port City Music Hall | Portland, ME | 4/14/18Set 1:PorcupineWalk OutsideJ-Town > Psycho Killer* > J-Town >>Henrietta >>Su Casa >>WhirledJuliaSet 2WhoopieAvalancheLanding > Drums >Just Can’t Wait To Be KingCWA >>Bad For YouHorizonOcean FlowsE. Dawn A New DayNotes:* InvertedSold Out showPigeon Playing Ping Pong | Port City Music Hall | Portlant, ME | 4/14/18 | Photos: Victor Brazen Load remaining imageslast_img read more

NAFCU needs members’ RBC comments by April 3

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU issued a Regulatory Alert yesterday on NCUA’s second risk-based capital proposal and is asking members to provide their input to the association by April 3. The proposal would set RBC requirements for “complex” federally insured credit unions.The Alert notes that NAFCU is “very concerned about the proposal’s impact on credit union capital buffers. Despite NCUA’s claim that only a limited number of credit unions will be impacted, this proposal would force credit unions to hold hundreds of millions of dollars in additional reserves to achieve the same capital cushion levels that they currently maintain.”The Alert continues, “NAFCU strongly believes this rulemaking is unnecessary and will only impose more regulatory burden on an already extremely well-capitalized industry.”Comments will be due to NCUA 90 days after the proposal’s publication in the Federal Register.NAFCU is reviewing all aspects of the proposed rule. On Tuesday, NAFCU released its new member-only risk-based capital calculator with a feature that NCUA doesn’t include on its own version: five-year forecasting based on estimated return on assets and asset growth rates. continue reading »last_img read more

Matchbook Betting Podcast unveils three new hosts

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Share Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador August 18, 2020 Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 With the Premier League firmly upon us, the NFL season returning on Thursday, and the Champions League a mere two weeks away, the Matchbook Betting Podcast has announced a new roster of hosts. Ali Maxwell (Premier League), Nat Coombs (NFL) and Phil Kitromilides (Champions League) will be delivering weekly focused previews and insights for sports fans.Matchbook CEO Mark Brosnan said: “One of our key objectives at Matchbook is to bring our bettors closer to their favourite sports and keep them up to speed with the latest news and insights. I am particularly excited about our new line up of hosts who’ll take our podcast offering to another level.” Maxwell is a freelance presenter, producer and analyst across TV, radio, and podcasting. Host and producer of the Not The Top 20 Podcast, Ali’s expertise can also be seen on Sky Sports EFL Matters and heard on TalkSPORT’s EFL programming. He commented: “I’m hugely excited to be part of the Matchbook podcast team, hosting the Weekend Football Podcast. Matchbook is known for high-quality betting podcasting across a number of sports, and the commitment to improve their product further is great news for sports bettors. “I’m honoured to be on a list of podcast hosts for the coming season that includes a number of people I hold in high regard across the broadcasting industry. Working with Aidan ‘Sully’ O’Sullivan and our special guests, some of the best minds in football betting, I look forward to building on the excellent foundation put in place over the last few years, getting the best out of our experts, and taking the Weekend Football Podcast to the next level.”Coombs has been broadcasting NFL on UK TV & Radio for over ten years, anchoring over 100 games across BBC, Channel 4, FIVE and TalkSport where he currently hosts weekly coverage every Sunday night throughout the season, including the Super Bowl. He writes a weekly NFL column for The Times and is unquestionably one of the UK’s foremost experts on the NFL.He commented: “I am very excited to be joining the Matchbook podcast team. Podcasting is such an exciting space, and I’m joining some terrific broadcasters in the stable, not to mention working with some great guests on the NFL pod. Bring on the new season!”Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster based in Madrid. He has been the lead presenter and commentator for Real Madrid TV for the last six years, during which time he has travelled all over the world with the team, seeing them win four of the last five Champions League trophies. He is also the founder and host of The Spanish Football Podcast alongside Sid Lowe, which is the world’s most listened to English language podcast on Spanish football.He added: “I’m really excited to be covering the greatest club competition in the world for Matchbook this season. The Champions League is a special tournament and I’ll be aiming to convey my excitement for the competition in every podcast, as well as working with the Matchbook team to provide top analysis of all the major games and markets.”last_img read more