Yesterday, Wu-Tang Clan shared a new track “People Say” featuring Redman without any peep on their website or socials. The rumor cycle spun out of control with predictions of a new album, or presumptions that it might be from Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, which is technically owned by pharma CEO Martin Shkreli. A few hours after the release, suspicions were confirmed by the hip-hop masters that indeed there is a new album on the way, Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, due out October 13. The forthcoming record is produced by RZA and Mathematics.RZA explains in a press release, “For years, Math has had the idea of putting together a body of music using modern and legendary equipment such as ASR10 with vocal performances by Wu-Tang Clan members and other prominent MCs.” He continues, “With The Saga Continues he’s created a masterpiece. We at 36 Chambers ALC are honored to work with Mathematics and Wu-Tang Clan to put out a great piece of art.”Following their 2014 A Better Tomorrow, “People Say” is the second single from 2017 alongside “Don’t Stop,” which was part of the HBO comedy Silicon Valley soundtrack. Taste the first piece of Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues below:Wu-Tang Clan will tour as both solo and group performances throughout the U.S. this fall.Wu-Tang Clan 2017 Tour Dates:09/01 — Kalamazoo, MI @ The Back Room *09/03 — Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field ^09/07 — Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room *09/10 — Clio, MI @ Cannibis Cup09/15 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl #09/16 — Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest09/17 — Los Angeles, CA @ Paid Dues Fest *09/22 — Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard *09/24 — Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey *09/25 — Austin, TX @ Antone’s *09/26 — San Antonio, TX @ The Korova *10/06 — St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall *10/07 — Los Angeles, CA @ Globe Theater *10/08 — Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Freight Depot #10/21 — Chicago, IL @ Navy Pier #* = Raekwon solo^ = Method Man & Redman# = Ghostface Killah solo
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU lobbyists will be closely monitoring Congress this week for legislative developments of note – including two hearings focused on cyber security issues – for any potential impact on credit unions and their members.Tomorrow, the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations takes a look at global cybersecurity issues. The panel will be looking specifically at potential impact on the financial services sector.Also on Tuesday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on the violation of federal government employee data resulting from the hack into Office of Personnel Management records. This incident, discovered in April, is said to possibly affect the sensitive data of 4 million persons or more.NAFCU has encouraged lawmakers to approach cyber and data security together to ensure individuals’ personal and financial data are as safe as possible. continue reading »
Munster beat Benetton Treviso 14-3 to maintain their 100% home record in this season’s RaboDirect PRO12 and climb back into second place in the standings. It was a first half to forget for Rob Penney’s men at Thomond Park, the only saving grace being Keith Earls’ 37th-minute try which put them 7-3 ahead at half-time. The performances of Johne Murphy and man-of-the-match Felix Jones stood out in a dour encounter that was decided by James Downey’s second successive try for the Irish province. Treviso felt Hanrahan’s pass had gone forward but television match official Dermot Moloney and referee Leighton Hodges ruled otherwise, and Hanrahan converted for a four-point advantage. A second missed penalty from Berquist added to the Italians’ frustration and Munster restarted with the bit between their teeth, winger Murphy just being held up after a frantic spell of attacking. Munster also upped the ante in the scrum, winning a series of penalties in the Treviso 22, and the pressure told when repeated early pushing led to Maistri being yellow carded. Back-pedalling Treviso somehow won a relieving penalty at the next scrum and then Earls knocked on as Laulala attempted to put him over in the right corner. But the hosts moved 14-3 clear when Hanrahan passed for big centre Downey to duck under Christian Loamanu’s challenge and score by the left corner flag. The increasingly influential Hanrahan then nailed his most difficult kick of the night from the touchline. Treviso blundered in their attempts to respond as Michele Campagnaro knocked on in a promising position and Berquist’s touchfinder from a penalty went out on the full. Munster were relatively untroubled as they saw out the win, with head coach Penney already stoking the fires for next Saturday’s interprovincial showdown by suggesting it is Munster against ‘the Six Nations champs’ – given the number of Leinster players selected by Joe Schmidt during Ireland’s successful campaign. Press Association Downey scored while Treviso hooker Giovanni Maistri was in the sin-bin and a heavy rain shower spoiled any hope of further tries in the final quarter. The result saw Munster get back to winning ways ahead of next weekend’s crunch Aviva Stadium clash with leaders Leinster. Treviso managed to beat Munster at home earlier in the season and they took a third minute lead here thanks to a 35-metre penalty from Mat Berquist. Ireland captain Paul O’Connell was pulled out of the hosts’ line-up before kick-off due to a ‘slight shoulder niggle’, although he did appear on the pitch at half-time with the Six Nations trophy. Italian international Angelo Esposito was prominent during Treviso’s promising start and the visitors held onto their lead as JJ Hanrahan pulled a 20th minute penalty wide. Misfiring Munster threatened the try-line for the first time when Casey Laulala kicked through for fit-again winger Earls, who was making his first appearance since January – but Esposito was alive to the danger. Hanrahan uncharacteristically sent a second kickable penalty to the left and wide after Manoa Vosawai collapsed a maul. Berquist slid a long range penalty wide before Munster conjured up a timely opening try. Out-half Hanrahan broke through the middle and he fed Earls for a smart finish past the covering Ludovico Nitoglia.
This blog post is the last in a series of posts that serve as a step-by-step guide on conducting a revenue retention analysis from start to finish. Beyond the insights you will gain, conducting the analysis will be helpful for most expansion stage companies hoping to raise expansion capital. Many venture capital firms will perform this analysis at some point during the due diligence process. Presenting this data upfront will save them time and likely impress their management teams with your “metrics-driven approach” to management.In concluding the revenue retention series, I’d like to make a few final comments that should be kept in mind. As we’ve covered, a revenue retention analysis offers an understanding of customer spend trends and performance of various customer cohorts. It is important to remember, though, that this analysis will only uncover symptoms of potential problems and opportunities, which typically need further investigation to be fully understood.In summary, a revenue retention analysis can provide meaningful information that will help a CEO or CFO manage their business. The analysis can reflect how well a company’s efforts to make internal improvements (product, customer support, etc.) have gone. It will allow a company to more accurately predict how much revenue customers that sign up today will contribute in the future, and as a result, allow the company to create more accurate revenue forecasts and realistic budgets. It will let companies figure out which products, product versions, and customer segments have the highest revenue retention, and guide them in optimizing their sales and marketing spend and pricing strategy.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis