Yola Covers Nina Simone’s “To Be Young, Gifted And Black” On ‘Seth Meyers’ [Video]

first_imgYola appeared as the musical guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers Wednesday night, where the singer performed her rendition of Nina Simone‘s “To Be Young, Gifted and Black”.The performance took place remotely from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, where the British singer is scheduled to perform on May 11th, 2021. Despite being over seven months away, tickets for the concert at the legendary venue went on sale Thursday.From the stage of the Ryman, bathed in natural sunlight and facing away from the seats, Yola performed the tune from legendary singer/songwriter/activist’s 1958 album Little Girl Blue. While Yola’s musical prowess has been well-established since launching onto the scene in 2016 with her debut EP, Orphan Offering, this performance placed her on the level of an icon like Simone.Related: Yola Delivers Intimate, Acoustic ‘Tiny Desk (Home) Concert’ [Watch]From the song choice to her presence at the famed Ryman Auditorium, everything about Yola’s performance on Late Night rings of a vintage nature. Yet the song, while written over half a century ago, still rings true as Yola champions the social justice causes that remain just as relevant as in Simone’s heyday. The emotion that Yola pulls from for this rendition of “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” is the kind of thing that can’t be faked, and can only be found through years of discrimination and hardship as a result of one’s race, despite her remarkable ability.Watch Yola’s performance of “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” from the Ryman Auditorium.Yola – “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” (Nina Simone)[Video: Late Night with Seth Meyers]last_img read more

Five keys to a strong complaint management program

first_imgby: Rebecca DrebinComplaint management used to be so simple. Perhaps your institution looks back fondly on the days when complaints were usually over the phone about a billing issue. But in this day and age, customers, members, and even employees have a cornucopia of complaint outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and of course, the CFPB’s complaint database or even your institution’s own website. In this era of prolific information sharing, consumers are complaining in more ways than ever before. That’s why every institution needs an effective response system. Here are five key points to assist financial institutions in accomplishing this task.1. Perform a Risk AssessmentEvery institution needs to—as we like to put it—know who they are. It’s important to know where your institution already stands relative to complaint management. This includes understanding your overall risk profile based on assessments of both your magnitude of risk exposure and your quality of risk management (see Figure 1). The gap between the two is your residual risk. It’s impossible to overemphasize the importance of a risk assessment. If, after evaluating these factors, you discover that your institution’s residual risk is high, you will need to focus on developing strong complaint management procedures. If your residual risk for this area is low, either your program is already working well, or you have a lot of happy customers or members. If the latter is true, it’s still a good idea to work on developing a sound complaint management policy, because in this day and age, it doesn’t take much to send a customer or member on the warpath.2. Discover ExpectationsSecondly, before you can really start to improve your policy, it’s important to know what’s expected from both examiners and consumers. This means you need solid, up-to-date knowledge of regulations, and a knowledge of which parts of these regulations examiners focus on. For example, when you’re creating your Complaint Management Policy, it can be a good idea to take a look at the CFPB’s examination guide, so it incorporates preferred practices that your institution would ideally have in place. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

#CWA2014 Family farmers – better stewards of earth

first_img#CWA2014 – Expectations high for Caribbean Week of AgricultureAs the clock winds down to the opening of the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) in Suriname agricultural organisations have been signaling their expectations of the Region’s leading agricultural event and their faith in the Community’s quest to meet its food and nutrition needs. This year, CWA will be…October 2, 2014In “Suriname”Farmers welcome CWA Focushttps://www.flickr.com/photos/caricomorg/15282504307/ Farmers in the Region on Monday welcomed the attention being placed on family farming, but cautioned against the absence of women and youth, shifting goalposts and ignoring cultural elements in the development of policy for the sub-sector. The position was provided from the floor at a seminar titled `Caribbean…October 7, 2014In “Secretariat”#CWA2014 Roles for both public, private sectors to push agriculture – CARICOM DSG at CWA openingBoth the public and private sectors must play their roles in order for the Region’s agricultural sector to achieve its full potential, Ambassador Dr. Manorma Soeknandan, Deputy Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) said Wednesday. The Deputy Secretary-General made the point as she delivered remarks at the official opening of the…October 9, 2014In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp You may be interested in… Standards, Quality Still Important Oct 7, 2020 CARPHA: Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO Oct 7, 2020 Family farmers were on Monday hailed as better stewards of the earth who provide safe food for the populace of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The role of family farmers was acknowledged during the first seminar of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 2014. The seminar’s main aim was the promotion of dialogue and shared knowledge and experiences on family farming and its role in revitalizing agriculture and rural economy. A definition of the way forward on policy action on the transformation of agriculture through family farming is the expected outcome of the seminar. Family farming, considered the back-bone of food systems and food security in the Region, is at the centre of activities of the six-day CWA. Such farming is done predominantly by family members on limited access to land and capital with the head of the household participating fully in the production process. Sep 25, 2020 Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture In the Caribbean and Latin America, family farming accounts for more than 80 per cent of agriculture production and generate more than 50 per cent of agriculture employment, said chair of the seminar, Ms. Desiree Field-Ridley, Officer in Charge of the Directorate of Trade and Economic Integration, CARICOM Secretariat. According to Dr. Deep Ford of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, family farmers played their role “phenomenally well”” but called for public policy that would address the needs of small farmers. Oct 7, 2020 CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment The CWA is the major, annual agricultural event of the Caribbean and will be held at the Suriname Chamber of Commerce over the next six days, under them theme, `Transforming Caribbean agriculture through family farming’. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img

New project network launched

first_imgThe three founders all have experience in liner shipping, ship owning, airfreight, logistics management, and project forwarding.The network will recruit members which are, ‘proud but not arrogant, humble but not crawling’, according to Bo Drewsen, chairman.The network has offices in Hong Kong covering Asia/Australia and in Malta covering Africa/Americas and Europe. “The idea is to provide a platform where SME project freight forwarders can meet, get to know each other and link up in order to compete with the global players to offer the customers a one stop shop,” said Drewsen.The network has 30 members already and will have its first conference in Chongqing, China this month (March).www.clcprojects.comlast_img

Jenkinson on the double

first_imgA 27-tonne Interceptor pilot boat with dimensions of 15 m x 5 m x 5.5 m was shipped from Ireland to Hodeidah in Yemen, while an oversized cooling milk tank 3 m x 6 m x 6 m went to Jeddah Port in Saudi Arabia. On arrival fellow WWPC partner Almajdouie Group took care of all necessary Customs and transport arrangements for the final leg to Riyadh.Jenkinson has also moved mobile water well drilling rigs with dimensions of 11 m x 2.5 m x 4.1 m and weighing 24 tonnes via ro-ro vessel services to Namibia and Ethiopia.www.jenkinson.iewww.wwpc.eu.comlast_img

The Ravens select LB Malik Harrison with the 98th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft

first_imgHarrison is a versatile athlete who has played a plethora of football positions in high school. The Ravens needed to sure up their middle linebacker position and they have come up with aces in this draft. The Ravens have added to a lot of their needs in this draft. Please follow and like us:center_img The Ravens select Ohio State linebacker Malik Harrison with the 98th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. The Ravens add another athletic middle linebacker, along with their first round pick Patrick Queen. last_img