Herbie Hancock Extends Nationwide Tour With Additional Dates In The Fall

first_imgBack in April, Herbie Hancock announced a twelve-date summer tour that would see the incomparable jazz musician performing from coast to coast across August and September of this year, ultimately terminating with performances at California’s Monterey Jazz Festival on September 15th through 17th. Now, Hancock has announced additional dates for this fall tour, extending it well into October.Celebrating Herbie Hancock’s Birthday With His Greatest Works And JamsAfter the Monterey Jazz Festival, Hancock will take a few weeks off before returning to the east coast in the beginning of October with his first performance for the second leg of his tour falling on October 4th at Pennsylvania’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. From there, Hancock will hit dates in Boston, MA, and Brookville, NY,  the following two nights before moving westward. On October 13th, Herbie hits Texas, with a night in Dallas before rounding through Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina for the Southern leg of the tour. For the final three dates, Hancock will perform in Milwaukee a night ahead of their tour-closing stop in Chicago at the Symphony Center.You can check out the original tour announcement video as well as the extended list of tour dates below.Herbie Hancock Upcoming Tour Dates08/06 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre08/07 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre08/08 – Washington, D.C. – Kennedy Center Concert Hall08/10 – St. Louis, MO – Powell Symphony Hall08/12 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Helberg Hall08/14 – Denver, CO – Denver Botanic Gardens08/16 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium08/17 – Mesa, AZ – Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center08/19 – Stateline, NV – Montbleu Resort Casino08/20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre08/23 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Bowl09/15 – 09/17 – Monterey, CA – Monterey Jazz Festival10/04 – Philadelphia – The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts10/05 – Boston – Orpheum Theatre Boston10/06 – Brookville, NY – Tilles Center for the Performing Arts10/13 – Dallas, TX – AT&T PAC Annette Strauss Stage10/14 – Robinsonville, MS – Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Tunica10/15 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater New Orleans10/17 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall10/18 – Charleston, SC – Gaillard Center10/20 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst / Riverside / Turner Hall10/21 – Chicago, IL – Symphony Centerlast_img read more

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Faster payments: Mitigating the fraud risks

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Federal Reserve The Federal Reserve will carefully scrutinize the security components of proposals it’s receiving this month for technologies that can be used to enable faster payments in the United States. That’s because a key issue in moving to faster payments is mitigating the greater risk of fraud.Next year, the Fed will issue a report designed to help the financial services industry identify what technology gaps still need to be filled to make faster payments a reality. That report will stop short of endorsing any particular technical approach. But the Fed plans to publish all the technology proposals it receives (see Will the Fed Support a Cryptocurrency?).“Faster payments opens up all kinds of opportunities for fraudulent payments that must be addressed upfront, instead of trying to bake security back in after deployment,” says financial fraud expert Avivah Litan, an analyst at the consultancy Gartner.The proposals for how to achieve faster payments, Litan says, “should be very clear on the principles that must be followed to ensure strong security and fraud prevention. The proposals should stay away from prescribing technical solutions, since they will become outdated very quickly, as we have seen with other regulatory guidance in these and other technology areas.” continue reading »last_img read more

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‘Lawyers Caught in Jury Tampering Will Be Jailed’

first_img— Judge Nancy Sammy threatensIn her efforts to regain public confidence in the Judicial Branch, the assigned Criminal Court ‘C’ Judge Nancy Sammy has threatened to imprison any lawyer that would contact a potential juror and attempt to influence the juror’s thoughts about how a case before her should end.Judge Sammy’s strongly worded statement comes in the face of public concern that most of the cases tried by jury at that court have usually ended at the Supreme Court as a result of alleged jury tampering, an accusation which has created a dark cloud over the image of the country’s justice system.Jury tampering, a legal expert explained to the Daily Observer,  is the crime of attempting to influence a jury through other means than the evidence presented in court, such as conversations about the case outside the court, offering bribes, making threats or asking acquaintances to interfere with a juror.“A person commits the crime of jury tampering if, with intent to influence a juror’s vote, opinion, decision or other action in the case, he attempts directly or indirectly to communicate with a juror other than as part of the proceedings in the trial of the case,” the expert noted.However, Judge Sammy, who is the first female to preside over the Criminal Court ‘C’ warned that lawyers who will be practicing before her court, Criminal Court ‘C’, should be mindful that she would not tolerate any attempt at jury tampering.The criminal court judge further warned that “if any of you lawyers engage in jury tempering and you are caught, be assured that you will not go scot-free”, she added, “because we will ensure that you be drastically dealt with in conformity with the law, so be warned.”The Criminal Court ‘C’ is one of the courts that has been plagued with charges of  jury tampering and where the Supreme Court has been constrained to disband those jurors based on jury tampering.One of the cases is that which involved former Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA), Matilda Parker and her Comptroller Christina Paelay, in which Associate Justice Jamesetta Wolokolie, then Chamber Justice, was constrained to disband the jury due to accusation of jury tampering.In that case, the government lawyers charged that jurors in the case were tampered with, following the discovery of a letter that was addressed to two of the sequestrated jurors, Melvin Neowan and Kebbeh Kollie. The two jurors denied the allegation.However, Parker and Paelay managed to win the charges against them due to government’s continued failure to try the matter.It is against this backdrop that Judge Sammy vowed not to tolerate any attempt of jury tampering by lawyers practicing before her court.Judge Sammy highlighted these concerns when she recently delivered her charge during the opening of the November 2019 Term of Criminal Courts, A, B, C and D for Montserrado County.During her deliberation, Judge Sammy said: “Some politicians might try to use our courts as platforms to promote themselves by interfering in judicial decisions, and so you have to take judicial notice of that fact.”Judge Sammy reminded her colleagues that they should not allow themselves to be pressured, coerced, or to let their courts to be used as a platform by politicians to promote themselves, stressing, “Please do not allow any politician to interfere in judicial decisions you will make.”However, she said that if cases are brought before them as judges that would cause conflict of interest, then in such situation, she advised, “the most appropriate thing to do is to recuse yourself as a sitting judge from hearing such cases.”She said that it is important to do so, “because as dispensers of justice, we cannot allow ourselves to be caught in situations that would embarrass us and the entire judiciary.”The female judge (Sammy) then noted that though she and others are relatively new to the judgeship, “a core value we have upheld is to resist outside influence, and to be prompt and expeditious in handling matters that come  before us.”In a nutshell, she maintained, “we shall work diligently during this term to ensure that the law takes its course in clear, precision-driven terms and in a fearless manner.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – Criminal Court ‘C’ Judge Judge Nancy Sammy last_img read more

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