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Perpetual Groove Announces 29-Date Fall Tour With Halloween & NYE Plans

first_imgCheck out the full tour schedule below, and head here for more information.Perpetual Groove Fall Tour8/19 Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA8/20 Southern Brewers Festival – Chattanooga, TN9/16 Lucas Theatre for the Arts – Savannah, GA9/17 Lucas Theatre – Savannah, GA9/22 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC9/23 Rams Head Live – Baltimore, MD9/24 The National – Richmond, VA9/25 Catskill Chill Music Festival9/28 Woodlands Tavern – Columbus, OH9/29 Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH9/30 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN10/1 Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC10/22 New Mountain Asheville/Outdoor Stage – Asheville, NC10/24 George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR10/26 The Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO10/27 Aggie Theatre – Ft Collins, CO10/28 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom – Denver, CO10/29 Cervante’s Masterpiece – Denver, CO10/31 Parish Austin – Austin, TX11/2 House of Blues Houston – Houston, TX11/3 House of Blues Dallas – Dallas, TX11/4 The Howlin Wolf New Orleans – New Orleans, LA11/5 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL12/1 Crowbar – Tampa, FL12/2 culture room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL12/3 Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL12/29 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA12/30 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA12/31 Terminal West – Atlanta, GA Perpetual Groove has finally announced their first major tour in years! The band went on hiatus for a number of years, and have been playing limited night runs since their return in 2015. Now, the group has plans to hit spots across the nation for a 29-date fall tour, running from August 19th through December 31st.The tour features stops throughout the Southeast, before heading north for the Catskill Chill Music Festival in September. The group also has a number of dates set for Colorado, before wrapping back around and celebrating Halloween in Austin, TX. They’ll return to the Southeast and finish up the year at Terminal West in Austin, TX.last_img read more

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Safe and sound: How cloud-based document management supports credit union information security and compliance

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dania Buchanan Dania Buchanan is Head of SmartVault and has served in leadership roles since the company was founded in 2008. In her current role, Dania is responsible for the culture, vision … Web: https://www.smartvault.com Details This post is currently collecting data… Increasing compliance and security requirements across the financial services industry are, ideally, designed to provide consumers, financial institutions and governing bodies with peace of mind that sensitive data is being adequately protected and key regulations are being followed. However, the resources needed to meet these demands are also escalating and putting significant financial pressure on the industry. Credit unions, with their non-profit structures, bear an even heavier financial and human resource burden from compliance and security requirements than many of their profit-generating competitors such as banks and investment brokerages. This is a key area where utilizing the right cloud-based document management system, designed to meet the specific guidance from the National Credit Union Association (NCUA) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)—if third-party investment partners are involved—can offer relief and reinforcement for your credit union’s internal and external stakeholders.Cloud-based document management supports NCUA information security guidelines. The NCUA’s Interagency Guidelines Establishing Information Security Standards (NCUA Rules & Regulations, Part 748, Appendix A&B),  clearly state the Security Guidelines that credit unions must follow. At a high level they require credit unions to:Develop and maintain an effective information security program tailored to the complexity of its operations, and Require its service providers that have access to a credit union’s information, by contract, to take appropriate steps to protect the security and confidentiality of this information. In addition, the guidelines state that, “Each credit union must identify and evaluate risks to its information, develop a plan to mitigate the risks, implement the plan, test the plan, and monitor the need to update the plan.”It is clear, given the NCUA information security guidelines that credit unions need to proactively consider solutions that will allow them to efficiently meet these requirements and remain in compliance with other regulations related to how member data and institutional information is protected, shared and exchanged. Selecting a document management platform provider who can not only deliver the right technology for a seamless, secure, compliance-ready workflow and file exchange capabilities, but also acts as a proactive partner in the process, is a key component of your credit union’s information security and compliance strategy.Cloud-based document management mitigates internal and external security risks. Your credit union’s digital document management vendor should be able to help you identify information security issues and how a cloud-based document management system can help you reduce the risks associated with them. Member-facing document exchange is just one area of focus for credit union compliance and security requirements as detailed in the NCUA’s guidelines which also, “require credit unions to implement an information security program that includes administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to achieve the following objectives:Ensure the security and confidentiality of member information. Protect against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such information. Protect against unauthorized access to or use of such information that could result in substantial harm or inconvenience to any member; and Ensure the proper disposal of member and consumer information.”This underscores the importance of having the right process and platform in place for securely storing and sharing information internally and to external parties. SmartVault enables credit unions to meet these guidelines with its FINRA-compliant platform with the ability to:Store all documents in the cloud eliminating the risks and expense associated with storing them locally on credit union servers or desk top computers.Set customized levels of access for each individual or entity needing access to files to perform critical functions for the credit union including staff, board members, examiners, accountants, lawyers, and investment firms, thereby preventing unauthorized access to information and protecting members and the credit union from its negative consequences. Allow for tracking of changes and access to information and real time updating of files, preventing issues related to file security and integrity. Facilitate the encryption of electronic member information, including while in transit and while stored in the cloud, preventing unauthorized access.The usage of a cloud-based document management system will also help to alleviate the strain on staff related to managing the exchange of sensitive data with third parties such as during examinations or member-service interactions involving third-party providers, including third-party investment brokerages. For example, SmartVault’s implementation and support teams can assist credit unions in assessing the ways that cloud-based document management can be configured to create operational efficiencies and meet security and compliance needs both within the credit union and outside of it as documents are shared with members and vendors including accountants, legal firms and other third-party providers who have direct access to sensitive information. This will help your credit union directly address the Security Guideline requirements.Cloud-based document management is a key component of credit union information security and compliance. The NCUA Security Guidelines provide an important framework for credit unions to identify and take action to reduce the internal and external threats related to information security and maintaining compliance with related industry regulations.The right cloud-based document management platform provides the capabilities credit unions need to implement a plan based on the NCUA’s recommendations, including a secure file and information management system, the ability to control access to information, a portal through which documents can be exchanged with external parties, and the ability to transmit encrypted information. This allows credit unions to remain in compliance with key NCUA security and FINRA regulations while mitigating potential data security risks.center_img This is placeholder text last_img read more

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Grants Available for Coastal Protection Projects

first_imgThe Department of Environment and Water announced yesterday that Councils across South Australia can now apply for coast protection grants from a $350,000 funding pool.Coast Protection Board Presiding Member Allan Holmes said that the grants could fund up to 80 per cent of projects to help address coastal erosion and flooding hazards.“These grants are available for projects like flood protection and erosion management strategies, coastal risk and adaptation studies and construction works such as new seawalls, levees and beach replenishment,” Mr Holmes said.“The grants are designed to help mitigate the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and severe weather events, which coastal communities are dealing with now and will be exacerbated in coming years.”The Coast Protection Board was established by the Coast Protection Act 1972. It works in partnership with local government on coast protection issues and provides advice on coastal management and development in South Australia.Projects funded through last year’s grants include:$60,000 to the City of Port Augusta for construction of a section of levee bank to deliver Port Augusta’s sea flood protection strategy;$50,000 to the City of Onkaparinga for a cliff stabilization study at Aldinga Beach;$30,000 to the City of Victor Harbor for erosion control works at Encounter Bay;$20,000 to the City of Whyalla for beach replenishment to maintain storm erosion buffers and beach amenity;$15,000 to the Wattle Range District Council for a coastal erosion study at Post Office Rock, Beachport;$11,450 to the Yorke Peninsula Council for detailed design of flood protection works at Port Clinton.The deadline for applying for the grants is Monday, 13 August.last_img read more

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Six Argentina rugby players test positive for COVID-19

first_img WATCH US LIVE First Published: 5th September, 2020 12:27 IST LIVE TV Associated Press Television News Six members of the Argentina national rugby have tested positive for COVID-19.The players are asymptomatic and have been placed in managed isolation, the Argentina Rugby Union said in a statement Friday. It named the players as Emiliano Boffelli, Juan Cruz Mallia, Bautista Delguy, Bautista Pedemonte, Rodrigo Fernandez Criado and Lucas Bur.“After completing a new round of … tests in order to minimize the risk of contagion and be able to start the health bubble, the results yielded six positive cases of COVID-19 in the campus,” the statement said.The announcement casts further doubt on whether the four-nation Rugby Championship, involving Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, will take place this season.Southern hemisphere rugby body Sanzaar hoped the tournament might be able to go ahead in New Zealand between Nov. 7 and Dec. 12.South Africa is already considered unlikely to participate because of a lack of domestic rugby to prepare players for the test series.(Image Credit Pixabay) SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img Written By COMMENT Last Updated: 5th September, 2020 12:27 IST Six Argentina Rugby Players Test Positive For COVID-19 Six members of the Argentina national rugby have tested positive for COVID-19. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Soft2Bet: Why diversification of white label products is essential in complex times

first_img Submit Sweden: Soft2Bet CEO Chaikin on prospering in igaming’s brave new world August 18, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Soft2Bet grows Swedish presence with CampoBet launch July 22, 2020 StumbleUpon Boris Chaikin, CEO at Soft2Bet, talks to SBC News about boosting its catalogue of esports and virtual sports titles at the first sign of disruption to live sports, using the ‘hiatus’ to apply a raft of fresh features, and how the the crisis has magnified the need for white label providers to cover non-mainstream sports alongside traditional favourites.SBC: With the company having both a sportsbook and casino, how important is it to have product diversification within brands? BC: Of course, a diverse product offering is essential, but now more so than ever it’s vital to provide a premium quality customer experience. Our groundbreaking new aggregation platform, FEZbet, boasts a varied range of immersive entertainment options, from best-in-class virtual sports betting markets to over 3000 casino games from 35 of the industry’s best-known suppliers. Both diversity and quality are therefore necessary to enhance commercial performance.SBC: Did you need to extend your range of virtual sports and esports content? BC: We boosted our virtuals and esports catalogues immediately after the first signs of disruption to live sports. In challenging times, it’s vital to step up to the plate with an agile, dynamic and rapid response. At Soft2Bet, we’re proud to have done exactly that. We’ve found virtuals to be particularly helpful in retaining existing customers, while esports have proved effective in attracting new audiences. Utilising the latest technology is a crucial part of appealing to the new, tech-savvy generation of players, as is demonstrated by the recent growth of the esports market. SBC: With live sports on the sidelines, how has it impacted Soft2Bet’s own roadmap? BC: We have used the hiatus on live sports to enhance our existing product range with a raft of fresh features and modules. Our latest B2B offering, FEZbet, is packed with innovative gamification tools as well as state-of-the-art casino, alternative sports and virtuals options. The situation is far from over, but we expect to emerge stronger. SBC: Are you feeling any pressure from white label partners to deliver more content, and has non-traditional sports content made an impact? BC: Keeping closely attuned to the latest industry trends was imperative to our success before the current situation, but it has now taken on a renewed importance. We offered an immersive and diverse range of sports betting markets prior to the outbreak, so in many ways the current climate has accelerated a process which had already begun. Our portfolio spans non-mainstream sporting events such as table tennis, through to more traditional markets including football and basketball. SBC: Will there be a big shift back to live sports, or will people stick with the casino? BC: We anticipate a sudden increase in sportsbook activity once all of the top football leagues have resumed. This uptick will be caused by two groups – players who stopped betting altogether once mainstream sports betting markets shut, and those who shifted to another vertical (such as casino or virtuals) at that time. Figures show that the sports betting vertical experienced a 20-25% increase in traffic as a result of the Bundesliga’s recent resumption. This would suggest that, once the rest of Europe’s most popular football leagues re-start, we can expect a major boost in sports betting markets.  SBC: What does the future hold for casino? BC: Our sports products are likely to see significant growth when live fixtures are back up and running. As fans around the world eagerly await their team’s return to action, we expect many of them to start placing bets again when live games resume. Nevertheless, it also remains possible for the casino sector to retain the new customers it has attracted as a result of the disruption to sport. Crucial to this will be providing the type of high-quality offering that encourages players to return. With a plethora of thrilling games from renowned suppliers such as Microgaming, BetSoft and Play’n GO, our market leading casino suite does just that.last_img read more

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