Photo: Keith Griner Load remaining images The second annual Mempho Music Festival took over Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee over the weekend–quickly going from a “never-before-heard” to a “not-to-be-missed” festival in a matter of 48-hours. For its second year, the two-stage festival expanded to have on-site camping, a silent disco, and an interactive fire dome featuring sets from DJ Logic and Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza until the wee hours of the night.With music going from 11:00 am until 2:00 am, the eclectic lineup varied from Memphis local legends like The Bar-Kays, Lucero, and Juicy J & Project Pat to internationally recognized superstars Beck, Post Malone, and Nas. The 14-hour day lineups were rounded out by genre-spanning artists like Phoenix, Janelle Monáe (popularly considered the musical highlight of the weekend), Mac DeMarco (who welcomed Brandon “Taz” Niederauer for a rendition of the Grateful Dead‘s “Fire On The Mountain”), George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Milky Chance, Rich The Kid (who brought Famous Dex with him), Larkin Poe, Eric Gales, and many more.Memphis-based producer Boo Mitchell assembled a legendary tribute to Royal Studios, which featured William Bell, Bobby Rush, Al Kapone, Frayser Boy, Hi Rhythm, and more performing songs by Otis Redding, Al Green, Booker T & The MGs, and more from Memphis’ storied catalog.Chuck Leavell, keyboardist and musical director of The Rolling Stones, brought together Bernard Fowler, Lisa Fischer, Karl Denson, Darryl Jones, and Tim Ries for a rare “Stones Throw” set, performing the music of The Rolling Stones.On Friday night, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe delivered their “Eat A Bunch of Peaches” set to the late-night crowd, slamming through originals and tunes by the Allman Brothers Band.On Saturday night, Robert Randolph’s Mempho All-Stars continued the late-night tradition with MonoNeon, Nate Smith, Ivan Neville, Karl Denson, Isaiah Sharkey, Julia Magness, Katrina Anderson, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, and more.Meanwhile, for fans that paid the extra money for a Super VIP experience, there were private performances from Brent Cowles and Brandon “Taz” Niederauer & Friends (feat. Doug Wimbish and Raghav Mehrotra) on Saturday, and McKenna Bray, Dan Luke & The Raid, and Papa Mali, Wally Ingram, Eric McFadden, and Bobby Vega on Sunday.While continuous music kept fans happy all weekend long, it was the natural splendor and perfect weather of Shelby Farms Park that performed as the biggest rock star at Mempho Music Festival. Without a doubt, the park, which is five times the size of Central Park and plays host to over 20 bodies of water, attracted new fans from all over the country (some even from Switzerland!) for a beautiful October weekend. While the music festival will only happen once a year, fans are encouraged to return to Shelby Farms Park all year round for the variety of activities, like canoeing, horseback riding, and zip-lining, that it has to offer.Check out the full gallery from Mempho Music Festival, including the *actual* live debut of Post Malone’s new haircut, below, courtesy of photographers Keith Griner, Eric Allen, Aaron Bradley, Patrick Hughes, Carlie Adair, and Austin Friedline from the official Mempho Music Festival media team.
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Consumer confidence in the marketplace remained high in the fall of 2018, and the spending habits of credit union members reflect that. Third quarter loan growth is on track to outpace share growth by 4.5 percentage points, according to available performance data representing more than 99% of the industry’s assets.Callahan & Associates projects share growth among the nation’s credit unions will decelerate for a second consecutive year. It is currently on pace to drop 1.5 percentage points year-over-year to 5.2%.Still, balances have increased across all share types except IRA and Keogh accounts. The growth for that account code is down 0.5% over the year to $78.6 billion. Share certificates are on track to increase 9.2% year-over-year, and balances are set to reach $230.3 billion as of Sept. 30, 2018. The third quarter growth rate in share certificates is 39 basis points faster than one year ago. This is the highest certificate growth since the first quarter of 2008 and is the only accelerated annual growth in the share portfolio.
Egypt’s interior ministry will review its decision to lift the ban on fans attending matches following clashes at Thursday’s Super Cup between Al Ahly and CS Sfaxien in Cairo.Trouble flared shortly after Ahly’s 3-2 victory when some of the club’s fans attacked security forces, leaving 25 police personnel injured.”After the end of the match, section of the fans chanted anti-police slogans before hurling water bottles, seats and fireworks at the forces who were securing the game,” the interior ministry said in a statement.”On their way out, the fans have also torched a police vehicle and two civilian cars … 10 officers and 15 conscripts were injured as a result. The security forces managed to contain the situation and arrested a number of rioters.”About 30,000 Ahly supporters had flocked to Cairo Stadium to cheer on their side in a carnival atmosphere that turned sour at the end.Egyptian authorities have recently lifted a crowd ban in African competitions but kept it intact in the domestic league, where all matches are being played behind closed doors. The interior ministry said it may put on hold any plans to allow the fans back to the stands following Thursday’s troubles.”The ministry is currently reviewing its decision to lift the crowd ban,” the statement added.There is bad feeling between Ahly’s hardcore fans, called Ultras, and the interior ministry. The fan group has accused the ministry of complicity in Egypt’s worst football disaster, which left more than 70 Ahly supporters dead in Port Said in February 2012.Intermittent clashes have since occurred between the Ultras and the security forces.
FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Natashia Jackson and Lauren Clarke are the Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.The Lady Demons’ sweep comes after a weekend of competition for Jackson at the Matador Qualifier in Lubbock, Texas, and an appearance by Clarke in the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station, Texas. Jackson blew the competition away with a 53.43 in the 400-meter event, placing her first overall and setting a Southland indoor record along the way. Clarke was not to be outdone as she secured first place in the triple jump with a 42-11.75 (13.10m) and second-place honors in the high jump with a 5-08.75 (1.75m) leap. Both marks serve as personal bests for the sophomore.Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Natashia Jackson, Northwestern State – Sr. – Houston, TexasJackson continues to impress as the senior set a Southland 400m record for the second-straight week, knocking .22 off her mark from last week for a 53.43 finish. The Houston, Texas, product erased a .30 deficit at the 200m split in order to take the gold medal in the event by a .34 margin. Jackson’s award marks her second-straight weekly honor and her third of the indoor season.Honorable Mention: Jessica Rabius, Houston Baptist; Hailey Alcorn, Nicholls.Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Lauren Clarke, Northwestern State – So. – Houston, TexasClarke established a pair of personal bests at the Texas A&M Invitational, winning the triple jump (13.10m) and finishing second place in the high jump (1.75m) event. The sophomore’s triple jump mark is currently tied for 20th in the nation and stands as the longest jump by a Southland competitor this indoor season. Clarke’s high jump mark ranks tied for fourth in the conference and is tied for 47th nationally.Honorable Mention: Annina Brandenburg, Abilene Christian; Jemira Thomlinson, Houston Baptist; Alanna Arvie, McNeese.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.