Jack White Mesmerizes In First-Ever Solo Acoustic Late-Night Performance [Watch]

first_imgLast night, Jack White took his performing to new heights with a great emotional showing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. White was there to support his new LP, Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016, which was also released yesterday. Naturally, as the album picked out highlights of White’s acoustic career, the guitarist appeared on stage by himself, equipped with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a microphone.The performance was something of a rarity, as White has been on a hiatus from touring since April of 2015. Interestingly enough, the last five shows that White did play on his tour were all acoustic performances, though he was supported by other band members for those sets. The only other time White has been seen live was with The Dead Weather, playing drums for a one-song, one-off performance on the Colbert show. Watch that here.For the performance on Fallon, White played a medley of two White Stripes hits, “Love Is The Truth” and “You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket.” Watch the full video, courtesy of NBC, below.last_img read more

CFO Focus: Independent model risk management

first_imgAlthough the National Credit Union Administration has not issued any overarching guidance on model risk management, it has published various comments on model validator independence and the importance of a risk-focused approach. Absent more explicit NCUA direction, many credit unions have adopted other regulators’ supervisory guidance on model risk management, e.g., the Office of the Comptroller of Currency’s 2011-12 bulletin or the Federal Reserve’s SR 11-7 supervisory letter. Regardless of the standard, resource limitations frequently make independent, competent, risk-focused model risk management a challenge for credit unions.This article is a guide for deciding between staffing a fully independent internal model validation department, outsourcing the entire operation, or a combination of the two.Striking the appropriate balance is a function of at least four factors:control and independence,cost,financial risk, andexternal (regulatory, market, and other) risk considerations. continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Sophomore shines in rare opportunity

first_imgLUKAS KEAPPROTH/Herald photoFollowing a big road win at Indiana, the Wisconsin Badgers are one step away from finding themselves in a bowl game. The win against the Hoosiers came in dominating fashion, as the Badgers shut out Indiana in the second half. The defense played a solid game and got contributions from everyone, especially at the linebacker position.Culmer St. Jean was inserted into the lineup following an injury sustained by starting middle linebacker Jaevery McFadden. St. Jean, a sophomore from Naples, Fla., saw all the extensive work pay off, and he got his first extended game action of the season.“To get to apply the hard work against an actual opponent felt real good,” St. Jean said.The talented second-year linebacker started two games for UW last season and has waited for another opportunity to contribute to the defense during the 2008 campaign. St. Jean understands his role but is not afraid to acknowledge the strides he is making day in and day out.“I see that I am improving as a player, and I am patiently waiting until I get my opportunity to play with the [starters],” he said.Defensive coordinator Dave Doeren was pleased with the performance of his unit Saturday and was particularly satisfied with the play of St. Jean. However, most onlookers may not have realized his presence on the field.“Nobody noticed him out there, which is usually a good sign,” Doeren explained. “I thought he played really well; he was in the right spot, made some good calls for the D-line, and I was proud of him.”St. Jean may not have made any glaring mistakes, but the linebacker is very critical of his own play and knows he can make many improvements.“There are a lot of things that I did well, but there are also some things that I did wrong,” St. Jean said. “I am my hardest critic, and sometimes I think I can be a little too hard on myself.”St. Jean might have some corrections to make, but he felt great on the field and never doubted his abilities.“I immediately got in that zone and felt real comfortable out there,” he said.The position St. Jean plays for the Badgers is one requiring true leadership qualities. The middle linebacker functions as the signal caller and is forced to handle a lot of responsibility. St. Jeans’ success at linebacker could be attributed to his history as a multi-position player at the high school level. Aside from playing safety in high school, St. Jean made significant contributions on the offensive end.“He was a quarterback in high school, so he has some natural leadership ability and command in the huddle,” Doeren said.St. Jean’s leadership ability is a crucial asset he brings to the table, but the changes in position are not easy to make, and Doeren understands the difficulty of the transition.“It has been a learning curve for sure,” Doeren said, “but he is a very strong kid who loves hitting people.”The combination of leadership and physicality make St. Jean an intriguing player whom Doeren knows has a lot of potential.For now, St. Jean will continue to play his role for Doeren’s defense, while contributing on special teams. McFadden is expected to be ready for this Saturday’s showdown with Minnesota, but St. Jean explained his mindset would not change.“I prepare every week the same because you never know when your name is going to be called,” St. Jean said.Interestingly enough, St. Jean was recruited by the Gophers, and he can attest firsthand to the battles that occur on and off the field in this storied rivalry.“It is a big rivalry and the axe means a lot,” he said.St. Jean may not see extended action on Saturday, but the linebacker’s time will come, and Doeren is excited too see what the future holds for St. Jean.“He is a very good young player, one who is going to play here for a long time,” Doeren said.last_img read more

SHOCKER: Syracuse cruises past undefeated Louisville for 1st win over top-10 BCS opponent in decade

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Ryan Nassib and Alec Lemon embraced at the 44 yard line as their teammates streamed onto the field. Nassib had just taken the final knee, running out the clock to preserve a stunning Syracuse victory over an unbeaten Louisville team.The seniors suffered through a 4-8 season in 2009. They took the program to a bowl victory in 2010. And they saw much of their final two seasons defined by disappointment.“We’ve been through a lot, a lot of ups and downs and just that moment, taking that knee, knowing that you seal that victory,” Lemon said. “Ryan and I are great friends and it’s just something special to share that moment with him.”In that moment, Syracuse (5-5, 4-2 Big East) moved one win away from bowl eligibility, shocking Louisville (9-1, 4-1) 45-26 in front of 40,312 at the Carrier Dome on Saturday. The touted Cardinals offense led by Teddy Bridgewater never clicked against a swarming SU defense. And the Orange offense never slowed, beating the UofL defense with an even balance of 278 yards rushing largely from Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley, and a big day through the air for Nassib and Lemon.It was Syracuse’s biggest victory since it defeated No. 11 West Virginia 49-23 in the Dome last October, and the program’s first victory over a team ranked in the Top 10 in the Bowl Championship Series since it earned a 50-42 win over No. 8 Virginia Tech in 2002.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’re proud of how they played in three phases,” SU head coach Doug Marrone said. “It just shows that when you have the capability of executing this way, we’re a very good football team.”The dominant performance by the Orange prompted Louisville head coach Charlie Strong to say he was “very embarrassed” for his program, which suffered its first loss of the season after cruising to nine wins and climbing to No. 9 in the BCS rankings.“We didn’t play well as a football team — offense, defense or special teams,” Strong said. “When that happens to you and you have those types of issues, it’s what happens — you come into an environment like this and lose a game.”Louisville struggled from the start.Bridgewater and the Cardinals offense had to burn two timeouts during their first drive, failing to stay composed in front of a raucous Carrier Dome crowd. Louisville settled for a field goal to tie the game 3-3.The score was even at 10-10 going into the second quarter when the Orange started to separate itself.Nassib connected with a wide-open Lemon for a 13-yard touchdown on a fade route into the left corner of the end zone to cap a 92-yard drive and move ahead 17-10. The frustration started to build for the Cardinals as cornerback Andrew Johnson chased after the wide receiver in vain.The two hooked up for another touchdown to expand the lead to 14 after Lemon burned Louisville safety Hakeem Smith, causing his teammate Calvin Pryor to clap in frustration as he watched SU celebrate another touchdown.“We thrive off of momentum,” SU center Macky MacPherson said. “We thrive off of getting that first down. We thrive on tempo, out-tempoing defenses, getting them tired and eventually hitting that big play.”Syracuse continued to build on its momentum and took a 31-13 lead into halftime. And the Orange picked off right where it left off after the break.The defense only allowed the Cardinals four plays before a punt capped their first drive of the half, and the offense answered with a nine-play, 74-yard drive that ended in a touchdown.Smith’s score opened up a 25-point lead for Syracuse, setting off the first of many celebrations along the sideline throughout the half while draining all emotion from the stunned Cardinals team — ranked No. 11 in the nation and undefeated — across the field.“Seeing the other team kind of hanging their head, kind of start giving up a little bit, we just feed off of that,” SU linebacker Siriki Diabate said. “And we just keep on going and just getting better each play.“And the fans, the whole sideline, feeds into that and we just keep on going.”The celebration continued throughout the game, during Nassib and Lemon’s final embrace and into the locker room.And though Marrone admitted he tends to look to the next game — forgetting victories the moment they happen — he said he wanted his players to enjoy their biggest win of the season.“I want to be able to celebrate this,” Marrone said. “Our kids did a nice job today.” Comments Related Stories Gallery: Syracuse pulls off shocking upset of No. 11 Louisville in Carrier Domecenter_img Published on November 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected]last_img read more