Umphrey’s McGee is keeping fans ready for 2017! After announcing a major winter tour last week, the band has followed up that announcement with a brand new set of dates in the winter. They’ll be hitting Asheville, NC for three nights, February 17-19, with special guests Greensky Bluegrass on as support for the first two shows. Those two shows will be played at the Exploreasheville.com Arena, while the final night will see UM hit The Orange Peel for a more intimate performance.The UM dates come just a couple weeks after closing out a winter tour, which will see the band collaborate with Joshua Redman and get support from Spafford. Those winter tour dates can be found here, and they run from January 13th-February 4th. With today’s new announcement that UM will partner with Greensky Bluegrass in such a musical community as Asheville, NC, the stage is surely set for some incredible music and sit-ins across the board.UM tickets go on sale tomorrow, October 26th, with the general on sale this Friday, October 28th. Find out more information here.
The Federal Reserve board of governors clarified its debit interchange rule this week stating that transaction-monitoring costs are included in the interchange fee standard.The clarification to Regulation II, which covers debit card interchange fees and routing, comes after the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found in June that the rule needed further explanation.After the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act required an interchange fee cap, the Fed set the ceiling at 21 cents per transaction for card issuers with more than $10 billion in assets.The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) challenged the Fed’s regulation governing the fee paid to card-issuing financial institutions when a debit transaction is made, saying the Fed’s ceiling is too high.However, CUNA and its financial services coalition partners make the case that it is too low and does not allow debit card issuers to cover their costs with a reasonable rate of return. continue reading » The Federal Reserve 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Dearborn County, In. — Dearborn County Hospital Laboratory Manager Jill Waters, M.T., was recently honored with the Hoxworth Blood Drive Coordinator of the Year Award at the Inspire/Healthcare Awards Celebration hosted by the Hoxworth Blood Center/University of Cincinnati and The Health Collaborative.Held at the Renaissance Cincinnati Hotel, the annual event recognizes innovations by individuals, teams and/or organizations in population health, quality improvement and informatics.The Blood Drive Coordinator of the Year Award highlights the hospital employee or team who excelled in arranging their hospital’s blood drive campaign. Ms. Waters was chosen for her energy, enthusiasm and support of the program at DCH.“One of my duties is to get the news of the blood drive out into the community,” Ms. Waters said. “The drives are successful not just because DCH employees are very loyal in donating, but also because our community has many dedicated donors.”Dearborn County Hospital hosts three blood drives each year in conjunction with Hoxworth. They are held in January, May and September. Preceding each drive, Ms. Waters works with the hospital’s Community Relations and Marketing departments to help promote the drive internally and to the public. Her latest project has been asking hospital staff members to share their own stories about themselves or a family member receiving blood. She also has been known to promote blood donation by wearing the Buddy the Blood Drop costume at drives or other events.“Our Hospital Administration is also very supportive of Hoxworth and my efforts on their behalf. They understand the importance of the drives and the need in the community for more donors. For our patients who need blood transfusions, Hoxworth is literally a lifesaver,” she added.“We are very happy that Jill was recognized by Hoxworth for her outstanding work in coordinating and promoting our blood drives,” added Michael W. Schwebler, DCH President/CEO. “Jill is an exemplary employee and puts forth a tremendous amount of effort in all her endeavors at DCH. She is truly deserving of this recognition.”Ms. Waters has worked in the DCH Laboratory for 21 years. She lives in Hidden Valley.In 2011, Dearborn County Hospital was also presented the Hoxworth Hospital Blood Drive Award of Distinction for being the hospital that exceeded its individual goal of units of blood collected by the highest margin across the community.Dearborn County Hospital will host its next blood drive on Thursday, January 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call the DCH Education Department at 812/537-8431 or 800/676-5572, ext. 8431.
A family in Ohio is currently suing Amazon after their teen son died due to consuming a powdered coffee drink that was purchased through their website.According to the report, 18-year-old Logan Stiner was found unresponsive in his home in 2014 after consuming the drink that was purchased by a friend from Amazon and then given to him.A coroner ruled Stiner’s cause of death as cardiac arrhythmia and seizure from acute caffeine toxicity.Officials say at his time of death, the teen has as much as 23 times the amount of caffeine in his system than a typical coffee or soda drinker.The family says Stiner was using the powdered coffee drink as a pre-workout shake to give him more energy in the gym.While there no one in the case, including Amazon, is denying that the coffee drink is was led to Stiner’s death, neither party can agree on who should be responsible for the marketing and selling of the product to the teen.The teen’s friend has admitted that she found the product through an third party retailer on Amazon’s website and purchased the product of her own volition, but Stiner’s family believes that Amazon should still be held responsible for serving as a platform from which the product was sold.Amazon, however, claims that since the drink was sold by and shipped from a 3rd party retailer, and that all the information on the product came from the third party’s website, that they should not be held responsible for the purchase; especially since under Ohio’s law a supplier is defined as that which operates under ownership, control and hands-on actions with a product.“Amazon never touched the product, and third parties provided all of the website content and delivered the product directly to the purchaser,” Amazon attorney Joyce Edelman argued in 2019.“The idea that Amazon cannot be a ‘supplier’ because it did not physically touch or take title to the product at issue ignores both the manner in which e-commerce is conduct today and Amazon’s crucial role in recommending the deadly powder,” the Stiner family’s lawyer argued last year.The case has been heard in several different courts which generally made rulings in Amazon’s favor, however, the Ohio Supreme Court plans to hear arguments on Wednesday on whether they should or should not pursue charges against Amazon.Since Stiner’s death, several changes to laws regarding the sell and distribution of powder caffeine have gone into effect.In 2015, former governor John Kasich signed a bill that banned the sale of pure powdered caffeine in Ohio and in 2018, the FDA said supplements consisting of pure or highly concentrated caffeine in powder or liquid forms, often sold in bulk, are ” generally unlawful” when sold directly to the customer.