Watch Formula 5 Jam Out In Their First-Ever Pro-Shot Footage At Hometown Rager [Premiere]


first_imgFunky Albany, NY based group Formula 5 continues to impress fans everywhere, delivering a power-packed performance with every opportunity. 2016 has seen some incredible shows from the band, whether it was opening for Twiddle, playing at a rally for Bernie Sanders, or their month-long residency at the famed Nectar’s venue in Burlington, VT.The band is currently out on the road for an extensive fall tour, which will see them hit Catskill Chill and the Adirondack Music Festival, as well as their first-ever run in Colorado and a show at Syracuse venue Funk N’ Waffles with Snarky Puppy side-project Ghost Note. To get you in the funky mood for all of these exciting shows, Formula 5 passed along an exciting new pro-shot video – the first of its kind.Captured at a hometown show at The Hollow Bar and Kitchen in Albany, NY on September 9th, Formula 5 has shared with us a killer video of their original tune “Sad Bed.” We’re delighted to premiere this great video, which you can watch below!Formula 5 will keep it funky on the road throughout this fall. Check out their full tour dates below, and head to their website for more information.Produced and Edited by Frank CavoneCamera by Ramon Dario SanchezDirected by Pete MasonCover photo by Dave DeCrescentelast_img read more

7 authentication strategies to reduce fraud


first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The recent Door Dash breach impacted 4.9 million consumers—a powerful reminder that our members’ data is at risk of exposure at any given moment.Criminals often leverage information stolen from a data breach to gain fraudulent access and attack consumers’ bank or credit union accounts. Though we cannot stop these external data breaches from happening, we can protect our institutions and members with a variety of data protection practices. Adopting sound authentication methods to verify a person’s identity makes it much harder for an individual to provide false credentials and perform fraud. Consider these authentication strategies to safeguard your credit union: continue reading »last_img read more

Volleyball heads to Michigan for weekend series


first_imgThe No. 4 Wisconsin volleyball, a team on a hot-streak of 11 consecutive match wins, will head to Ann Arbor and East Lansing to battle Michigan and Michigan State this weekend.With average overall records for Michigan (10-12, 5-7 Big Ten) and Michigan State (13-10, 6-6 Big Ten), University of Wisconsin head coach Kelly Sheffield said he thinks both of these Big Ten teams bring more to the court than they are given credit for, or what their records may indicate.“They’ve had varied results on the season, and I think [they’re] two clubs that are really talented, and their highs are very high,” Sheffield said. “When they’re playing well, they can beat anybody in the country.”Some of these highs for Michigan and Michigan State come from a few key players on each squad.Senior setter Lexi Dannemiller runs Michigan’s offense and has totaled 510 assists this season. She averages 11.33 assists per set, just behind Wisconsin setter and Big Ten leader sophomore Lauren Carlini, who averages 11.42.Dannemiller is not the only weapon that fuels the Wolverine offense, however. Sophomore middle blocker Abby Cole has put up big offensive numbers for Michigan. She leads her team with 295 kills at a 3.87 kill percentage in just her second year in Ann Arbor. The 6-foot-5 Grand Haven, Michigan native was awarded Big Ten Player of the Week for the second consecutive week Oct. 20.“They’ve got one of the best setters in the country, and they’ve got a middle [blocker] who’s just a wrecking ball against anyone she’s playing against,” Sheffield said. “Dannemiller and Cole; those are two really really stud players.”Michigan State also has a key player who poses a threat in the Spartans’ backcourt.MSU’s senior libero and three-time captain Kori Moster has served as the defensive linchpin for the Spartans during her college career. From her freshman season until her most recent match, the two-time All-American passes with about 96 percent accuracy off of her opponents’ serves. Two weeks ago Moster surpassed a career total of 2,000 digs, placing her in the same category as only seven other Spartan volleyball players.“Michigan is driven by their setter. Michigan State is driven by their libero. I think those two are two of the best at their positions in the country,” Sheffield said.The Badgers seem to be driven by a handful of their own players as well, including Carlini who may stand out the most. During the press conference following Wisconsin’s sweep of Nebraska, Sheffield complimented Carlini’s control and ownership of the court. The 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year said that she looks up to historic team leaders such as Peyton Manning and Michael Jordan for inspiration when it comes to being a leader.Carlini is on the same wavelength as her head coach when contemplating the upcoming matches against both Michigan and Michigan State.“They’re really good, capable teams. Their records may not show it as much, but they have their great days. We have to be prepared for that and expect them to be on their A-game,” Carlini said.Carlini commented that she is working to connect more with her middles this week during practice in preparation for some tough defensive net play by Cole. She says the team plans to find holes in the defense and do what they can to work around Cole.“We have some momentum with us and we’re all super confident and we’re all focusing on one game at a time. Focusing on the little things and the tasks at hand,” Carlini said.As Wisconsin starts to think ahead to greater things, the coaches and players expressed that they do not let themselves get distracted or caught up with their successes on the court.“It’s nice to have it in the back of our heads that we’ve been sweeping a lot, but at the same time we don’t look back at the past, we just focus on our next opponent,” freshman outside hitter Kelli Bates explained. “We don’t talk about what’s happened. It’s [about] moving forward and getting better.”Bates and Sheffield both expressed the team’s aspiration of a Big Ten Championship title being on their radar, but it is not something that bogs them down when playing matches or participating in practices. Wisconsin has been moving through their season one game at a time and now heads to Michigan hoping to continue paving their pathway to success.“You can’t afford losing to teams in the Big Ten, especially if we want the Big Ten Championship,” Bates said. “We have to win these games.”With the possibility of the Big Ten championship getting closer with each win, it’s hard for the Badgers to not look ahead towards the bigger picture.For the time being, they’ll head to Michigan looking for two more conference wins. The Badgers will take on Michigan Friday at 6 p.m. before finishing the weekend against Michigan State Sunday at 12 p.m.last_img read more

Chelsea, Barcelona and Manchester City all want Miralem Pjanic


first_imgChelsea, Barcelona and Manchester City all want Miralem Pjanic, but it’d take a bid of over €80m to bring Juventus to to the table, reports say.The Bosnian international is a key part of Massimiliano Allegri’s side, and has so far given no indication that he wants to be sold.Indeed, this morning’s Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the midfielder is excited to play with Cristiano Ronaldo, and has been offered a new €6m per season deal in Turin.That doesn’t completely rule out a sale though, with interest from Chelsea, Manchester City and Barcelona.Juve don’t want to sell, but would at least listen to offers above €80m.If Pjanic were to leave, the Bianconeri would look at Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain, whose contract expires in the summer of 2019.(Source: klix)last_img read more