Phoenix’s M3F Fest Taps Odesza, Umphrey’s McGee, Lettuce, Empire Of The Sun, & More For 2019

first_imgSince 2004, McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F) has been establishing itself as a premier music festival in the Southwest. The event has built this name for itself not only because of the big acts that it draws to Phoenix, Arizona each year, but also because of its commitment to its guiding principles—the 3 C’s: community, culture, and charity. This year, the festival will return to Phoenix’s Hance Park from March 1st through 3rd, and today, the fan-favorite early-spring festival has detailed its initial music lineup.Topping this year’s M3F lineup are Odesza, Empire Of The Sun, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Umphrey’s McGee, Big Wild, Jungle, Lettuce (two sets), Chicano Batman, Margo Price, Marian Hill, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Toro Y Moi, The Knocks, Kevin Morby, Opiuo, Twiddle, SunSquabi, Ripe, Maribou State, and more. As in years past, the Phoenix, Arizona festival has curated a truly diverse lineup, drawing on large names from the electronic, jam, indie, and rock genres.However, as a 100% non-profit music festival, McDowell Mountain Music Festival distinguishes itself not only through the talented lineups it repeatedly pulls each year but also because of its humanitarian intentions that resonate throughout the festival. All of the proceeds from the festival are donated to charitable causes. Since its inception, MF3 has raised over a million dollars for local charities and to the benefit of their larger community.Tickets for MF3 Festival are currently on sale and can be purchased at the festival website. Check out the full lineup announcement below.last_img read more

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The credit union data analytics journey: 4 steps to success

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Data analytics is no longer available only to massive technology corporations and big banks. In fact, with access to enough data, even smaller credit unions can join the fun. With several data analytics platforms that are accessible and affordable, credit unions of nearly any size can start taking advantage of integrated access to data. Plus, it’s surprisingly easy to start your own credit union data analytics journey.At first, it might seem outlandish. Can you really keep up with the Amazons, Googles, Netflixes, and Facebooks of the world? Maybe not at their global level, but in many cases, credit unions have more data about each individual member than Amazon has about each of its customers. Well, sort of. But you can definitely catch up to the Wells Fargos and the JP Morgan Chases out there.So, how does it happen? How does it all start?Step One: Find a ProjectIf you want to establish your own credit union data analytics program, your first step is to find a project. Your project can’t be vague! It’s not enough to choose “use analytics” or “become more data-driven” as a goal. Analytics itself isn’t a goal—it’s the tool you use to accomplish one.last_img read more

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Agreement averts Iowa court fight over surgical abortions

first_imgDES MOINES — Iowa women will be able to have “essential” surgical abortions under an agreement between attorneys representing the state and those representing Planned Parenthood and the ACLU of Iowa.Governor Kim Reynolds issued an order last week that cancelled all elective surgeries through April 16th. According to the agreement, the governor’s proclamation only suspends “non-essential” surgical abortions. ACLU of Iowa spokesperson Veronica Fowler says it ensures doctors can treat abortion the same as other procedures and make decisions based on individual patients.“We have confidence that the state will do what it says it’s going to do, that women who need essential abortion services will continue receiving them without interference from the state,” Fowler says.Abortions are illegal in Iowa after the 20th week of a pregnancy and delaying some surgical abortions could send women past that timeline. Medication abortions have never been affected by the governor’s order.The Family Leader, a conservative group that supports an outright ban on abortion, issued a scathing statement. Family Leader CEO Bob Vander Plaats accused Planned Parenthood of trying to “hoard” medical supplies that doctors and nurses need as they deal with COVID-19.last_img read more

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