Chuck Leavell Announces That He’s Joining David Gilmour’s Band

first_imgFamed guitarist David Gilmour has added the Chuck Leavell to his touring band for his upcoming European tour.  The Pink Floyd man is surely excited to add Leavell’s legendary keyboard skills to the mix, as he has shown in his career with The Rolling Stones and The Allman Brothers Band. Leavell recently posted his thoughts on the interesting collaboration on his website:I was pleased and surprised to be contacted by David (Gilmour) a couple of months ago asking me if I would be available to tour with him in June and July. My first contact with David was back in 1984 when I was the Musical Director of a show broadcast on MTV called “Guitar Greats”. David was a part of that, and he was amazing. Then a few years later when I was with Eric Clapton, David invited me and some of the other members of the band to his home where we had a memorable night talking about music and life in general. To have him reach out to me now is truly an honor, and I can’t wait to start work with him and the band. My good friend, Greg Phillinganes, who I was honored to work with during some of my Clapton days will also be playing keyboards on the tour and I look forward to “tag teaming” with him again. The timing for this is perfect, as the Stones will gear up again for our “Desert Trip” shows and some other activity in September and October. So this is proving to be an extraordinary year for me! – Chuck LeavellGilmour, who is still touring in support of his recently released album Rattle The Lock, will hit the road with Leavell and co. on June 25th in Poland, and will wind their way through Europe for a full month, finally ending their tour in Belgium on July 28th. If you’re in Europe this summer, make sure you catch this epic tour while you can, as it’s likely that Leavell will only be on this tour for a brief period of time before linking back up with The Stones at Desert Trip this October.In the meantime, check out our review of Gilmour’s brilliant show at Radio City Music Hall this past April.last_img read more

Why didn’t EMV prevent the Arby’s breach?

first_img“If a credit union has previously issued chip cards, how can a card still be compromised?” Very recently another major breach of payment card data was made public, this time by Arby’s. The breach compromised more than 355,000 credit and debit cards at Arby’s 1100 corporate-owned stores nationwide.  The breach, which is estimated to have occurred between Oct. 25, 2016 and January 19, 2017, involved malware placed on payment systems inside Arby’s stores. And this comes at a time when many credit unions are still recovering from the losses and costs associated with the recent Wendy’s breach, which was also large-scale, as well as massive breaches at Target and Home Depot and several others over the last two years.Many credit unions have been raising legitimate questions regarding the benefit of EMV in light of these breaches, namely:“Why doesn’t EMV (chip cards) prevent this kind of fraud?” 96SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img “If a credit union has not issued chip cards yet, is this a reason to?”EMV was intended to prevent counterfeit cards from being used at a POS. U.S. credit unions and banks saw about $4.5 billion in counterfeit card fraud before chip cards started being issued, which accounted for about 72% of all card fraud world-wide, since we were the last developed nation to adopt chip cards. Since then, merchants that have upgraded to chip enabled terminals have seen a 43%-54% decrease in counterfeit fraud. That number should be greater except for the many mag stripe only cards still in use. continue reading »last_img read more

Other Sports Lewis Hamilton wins Monaco Grand Prix, pays tribute to former champion Niki Lauda

first_imghighlights The Monaco win was Lewis Hamilton’s 77th in his career.Max Verstappen was given a five-second penalty for a pit-lane collision.Mercedes’ sequence of one-twos ended in the Monaco Grand Prix. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img Monaco: Lewis Hamilton resisted intense race-long pressure on Sunday to secure a narrow, dramatic and emotional victory for a mourning Mercedes in the Monaco Grand Prix. The defending five-time world champion and current series leader, who came home less than a second ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, said he survived the Dutchman’s late attacks by “fighting with the spirit of Niki (Lauda)”. He lifted his red helmet in tribute to the three-time champion Austrian and non-executive chairman of Mercedes who died on Monday.     Verstappen, who was involved in a pit-lane collision during the race, was classified fourth after taking a five-second penalty. This elevated Sebastian Vettel to second for Ferrari and lifted the luckless Valtteri Bottas to third in the second Mercedes. “Lewis, it’s James… Incredible drive,” said Mercedes’ strategist James Vowles before team boss Toto Wolff told him: “That was for Niki.” “That was the hardest race I think I’ve had,” said Hamilton.RELATED     “I was fighting with the spirit of Niki. He’s been truly an influential person in our team and we miss him.” Verstappen’s Red Bull team-mate Pierre Gasly came home fifth ahead of Carlos Sainz of McLaren, Daniil Kvyat and his Toro Rosso team-mate Alex Albon.     Daniel Ricciardo, last year’s winner for Red Bull, was ninth for Renault ahead of Romain Grosjean of Haas. It was Hamilton’s third win in Monaco and the 77th of his career, opening up a clear lead ahead of Bottas in the drivers’ title race. The result extended Mercedes’ run of season-opening wins to six but brought an end to their sequence of one-two triumphs.last_img read more

Diver rushed to hospital after incident off Tory Island

first_imgA diver has been rushed to hospital by helicopter after an incident off the coast of Tory Island.The diver was a group of people diving off Tory Island when it is understood he surfaced too quickly at around 11.40am.There were concerns for the man and the group contacted Malin Head Radio Coastguard who alerted both the Lough Swilly Lifeboat and the Rescue 118 helicopter. The helicopter reached the man first and the Lough Swilly Lifeboat was stood down.The man was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital where his condition is yet unknown.Joe Joyce of the Lough Swilly Lifeboat said “The man was part of a group which was taking part in a deep dive on mixed gases 17 miles of Tory Island.“The lead diver was not happy with the diver’s accent and contacted Malin Head Coastguard. “Rescue 118 reached the group first and he was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital. HIs condition is not known at this stage,” he said.Diver rushed to hospital after incident off Tory Island was last modified: July 13th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AccentdiverdonegalTory Islandlast_img read more

Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating

first_imgEid al-Adha, which is being celebrated today (September 12), is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael.Muslims around the world observe this event.On Eid al-Adha, many Muslims make a special effort to pray and listen to a sermon at a mosque. They also wear new clothes, visit family members and friends, and may symbolically sacrifice an animal in an act known as qurbani. This represents the animal that Ibrahim sacrificed in the place of his son.The day begins with morning prayers, followed by visits to family and friends, and the exchange of food and gifts.Muslims are obliged to share food and money with the poor so that they can also take part in the celebrations.We wish you a blessed day! Eid Mubarak! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook andTwitter. Join us therelast_img read more