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Full Audio: Umphrey’s McGee Busts Out Nine Inch Nails Cover To Close Philly Run

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee just finished up a three night stand at the Fillmore Philadelphia, playing their hearts out over an extended run of performances. Last night’s show took on a special significance for the band as well, with their hometown baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, clinching their first World Series berth since 1945. In turn, Umphrey’s kept the energy high, and even busted out a cover of the Nine Inch Nails song “Wish” for the first time in four years.Umphrey’s opened their final show of the run with a “40’s Theme,” signaling a great night ahead. Relative rarities “Search 4” and “Stanton” followed, and big jams on “Higgins” and “Mantis” highlighted a great first set. Of course the bust out of “Wish” after nearly 400 shows was a memorable moment, but the show was packed with great jams from start to finish.You can check out a full audio recording of the show below, courtesy of taper opsopcopolis.Umphrey’s McGee will head to Suwannee Hulaween next weekend, before closing out their fall tour with two shows at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO from October 29th and 30th. They also just announced a big winter 2017 tour, with scheduled dates that include support from Joshua Redman and Spafford. Check out the All Things Umphrey’s setlist, below.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA – 10/22/16Set 1: 40’s Theme, Search 4, Stanton > Higgins > The Fussy Dutchman, Preamble > MantisSet 2: Dump City, Booth Love, Bridgeless > Draconian[1] > The Bottom Half, Wish, Conduit > BridgelessEncore: Speak Up, Mullet (Over)[1] incompleteNotes:last Wish 12.29.2012 (395 shows)[Photo via Karl McWherter]last_img read more

Nuns fight social issue

first_imgWhen it was announced that the Super Bowl would take place in Indianapolis this year, a group of nuns at Saint Mary’s got excited — not because of the football game, but because of the opportunity it presented. Sr. Ann Oestreich and nuns from 11 congregations across Indiana and Michigan saw the close location of the Super Bowl as an opportunity to raise awareness about human trafficking. “Usually when there’s a major sporting event in a city, trafficking incidents go up,” Oesteich said. “So, at sporting events like the Olympics or the World Cup, there’s always a lot of organizing to keep the incidents of trafficking down.” Oestreich, co-chair of the Coalition for Corporate Responsibility for Indiana and Michigan (CCRIM), said the group works to improve the social and sustainability issues in companies within which they invest. Their current focus is on hotels. “A lot of the times, traffickers can come into hotels and operate out of there without being noticed,” Oestreich said. Oestreich said the coalition teamed up with enforcement officials, the attorney general, people who own safe houses and people doing work with immigrants and refugees in order to keep incidents of human trafficking during the Super Bowl to a minimum. “We wanted to work with hotels to educate their staffs so they could recognize the signs of trafficking and take safe and responsible action when they thought that it might be occurring within their hotel,” she said. The group contacted 200 hotels within a 50-mile radius of Lucas Oil Stadium, she said. Of the 200 hotels contacted by the group, 45 said they had previously held training with their staff, seven asked the coalition for help to set up training for the Super Bowl and 99 asked for the local contact list and information about an industry-wide code of conduct against trafficking. “We’re really very grateful to the hotel managers who talked with us, worked with us, took our materials and are on the lookout for traffickers, especially this weekend in Indianapolis,” she said. However, the initiative runs deeper than making phone calls and delivering packets, Oestreich said. “The other part of this initiative … that is just as important as contacting the hotels, is the prayer part of it,” she said. On Jan. 11 — National Human Trafficking Awareness Day — the sisters held a prayer service at Saint Mary’s. The Sisters of the Holy Cross also sent information about this initiative to their fellow sisters around the world, so they could pray in solidarity. Oestreich said the coalition also published a prayer card with an image of Saint Josephine Bakhita on its front. Bakhita was a victim of human trafficking herself. “The sisters from these 11 congregations and a lot of others who joined with us from other places in the states and actually from around the world have been saying the prayer to end human trafficking every day from Jan. 12, and we’ll say it right up to Super Bowl Sunday,” she said. Despite highlighting a more serious side of the Super Bowl, Oestreich said she wants all Super Bowl fans to have a fun time on Sunday. “We’d really like for [the Super Bowl] to be a great event for Indianapolis and for the people who go, and we’d like them to have a real celebration without the exploitation that’s part of trafficking,” she said.last_img read more

Tony Danza Will Headline Tour of Honeymoon in Vegas

first_imgWhat happens in Vegas stays in Vegas is making its way across the U.S.A.! Stage and screen star Tony Danza will hit the road in 2016 in the North American tour of Jason Robert Brown’s musical adaptation of Honeymoon in Vegas. Additional casting, official dates and the full tour route will be announced shortly.Based on the popular 1992 film, Honeymoon in Vegas tells the story of Jack Singer, a regular guy with an extreme fear of marriage, who finally gets up the nerve to ask his girlfriend Betsy to marry him. But when they head to Las Vegas to get hitched, smooth talking gambler Tommy Korman (Danza)—looking for a second chance at love—falls head over heels for Betsy and sets off on a mission to win her love.Directed by Gary Griffin, and featuring a book by Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, with choreography by Denis Jones, the creative team for Honeymoon in Vegas features scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Brian C. Hemesath, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Scott Lehrer and Drew Levy.Honeymoon in Vegas opened at Broadway’s Nederlander Theatre on January 15, 2015. The tuner’s score includes the songs “I Love Betsy,” “Never Get Married,” “When You Say Vegas,” “Forever Starts Tonight,” “You Made the Wait Worthwhile” and “Honeymoon in Vegas.” View Commentslast_img read more

Energy conference and gubernatorial address October 6

first_imgSource: AIV Associated Industries of Vermont convenes its 89th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 6 at the CapitolPlaza Hotel in Montpelier.  Vermont is currently seeing a convergence of several very significant energy policies that pose imminentchallenges for the state and carry serious implications for Vermont’s ratepayers.  The Legislature, PublicService Board, Public Service Department, and utilities will make critical decisions in the coming months,and it is important for Vermont employers to be aware of what is at stake.In addition to looming “end game” in deciding the fate of Vermont Yankee, decisions on future contractswith Hydro Quebec are also coming due — placing two-thirds of Vermont’s energy supply in question inthe very near future.  At the same time, the debate continues between letting the market or statemandates drive renewable energy development. On top of this, regional, national, and international plansare being developed for transmission strategies and projects that will not only impact the sources andgeneration types in Vermont’s own portfolio, but that of the region — all with cost and constructionimplications not entirely under Vermont’s control. AIV’s 89th Annual Meeting will provide presentations from key players in these unfolding events, a paneldiscussion with some of Vermont’s top decision makers and stakeholders, and finally a luncheon addressby Governor Jim Douglas.Both members and non-members are welcome to register by faxing or mailing a registrationform by October 2.  Registration is required for admission to the presentations and luncheonaddress.  Contact Angelina Beardsley at (802) 223-3441 or email [email protected](link sends e-mail) for more information.REGISTRATION FORM IS AVAILABLE ON THE HOME PAGE OF THE AIV WEBSITE:  www.aivt.org(link is external)Agenda8:30 am         Registration for Presentations and Luncheon Address9:00 am         Future of Transmission in Vermont:  Choices, Demands, and CostsJohn Donleavy, President and CEO, VELCO9:45 am         Hydro Quebec and Vermont’s Energy FutureTBA10:15 am       Vermont Yankee and Vermont’s Energy FutureJay Thayer, Vice President of Operations, Entergy Nuclear10:45 am       Investment Decisions Facing Vermont’s UtilitiesMary Powell, President and CEO, Green Mountain Power11:15 am       Ready or Not:  Panel Discussion on Vermont’s Energy FutureJohn Goodrich, Vice President and General Manager, Weidmann Electrical TechnologyRepresentative Tony Klein, Chair, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy                   Lawrence Mott, Director, New Energy Partners                   David O’Brien, Commissioner, Department of Public Service                   Robert Young, President and CEO, Central Vermont Public Service12:30 pm       Lunch and Address by Governor Jim Douglas1:30 pm         Wrap Uplast_img read more

Vermont Governor Douglas addresses National Press Club on health reform

first_imgVermont Gov. Jim Douglas officially kicked off his yearlong National Governors Association (NGA) Chair s initiative, Rx for Health Reform: Affordable, Accessible, Accountable, at the National Press Club today. In his remarks, he also offered some initial reactions to the recently released Senate Finance Committee proposal. Douglas s initiative focuses on the critical need for health reform to reduce health care costs, ensure Americans get the highest quality of care and increase coverage for those who lack health insurance. States have proven that we can achieve real health reform that includes more cost-effective and efficient health care strategies to improve the delivery of care, said Gov. Douglas. States continue to show leadership and innovation in improving the way health care is delivered.Douglas also addressed the critical role states will play in implementing any reforms.  Governors will have a lead role in implementing the broad policies set by Congress.  It will take much preparation and potential restructuring on the part of governors, but we will step up to fulfill the promises of reform.  He complimented the Senate Finance Committee for the substantial changes made in Medicaid, but continued to express concerns about increasing the costs to states. Coverage without significant improvements to the health care delivery system and efforts to lower health care costs will eventually cause further strain on an already unsustainable system, Gov. Douglas said. True reform cannot be done on the backs of the states, nor can it be done without the states.  With the nation spending almost $7,500 per person for health services each year, Rx for Health Reform emphasizes the urgent need to make health care in the United States more affordable, more accessible and more accountable. While there is broad consensus on the need to reform health care in this county, achieving it will require teamwork, compromise and a willingness to address the tough issues surrounding health care. Gov. Douglas s initiative will help governors as they make critical decisions about health reforms.To address key challenges, Rx for Health Reform will:· Provide governors with the information they need to transition to a new health care system;· Develop state-based system improvements and cost containment measures; and· Prepare states for implementation, such as insurance market reforms, state exchanges and other national health reforms.At the conclusion of the event, Gov. Douglas unveiled the Rx for Health Reform. The site will serve as a clearinghouse for all initiative news, activities and published materials.For additional information Rx for Health Reform, visit www.nga.org/ci(link is external). The full text of the speech is attached. Source: Douglas’ office. 9.17.2009 AttachmentSize Gov Douglas National Press Club Speech-Sept 17.pdf28.77 KBlast_img read more

Take a Turkey Trek

first_imgWith Thanksgiving coming up next week, it is now officially time to start the holiday season. While many in the retail world would have you believe the “Holidays” began prior to Halloween, the public consensus is Thanksgiving kicks it off and New Year’s Day closes it with either a vicious hangover or epic late night/sugar crash depending on your age. The weekend before Thanksgiving is the calm before the storm that is your family coming to town or you packing up the station wagon heading for unfamiliar table talk with relatives you haven’t spoken to since last Thanksgiving and who may or may not share your personal views of everything from politics to dark vs. white meat (dark is better).This weekend, take advantage of this lull by getting out on the trail and taking a nice, long hike. Not only will this be good for your body with the biggest calorie fest of the year on the horizon, but it will also have a therapeutic effect on your mind. Now, instead of heading outside to chop wood for a couple hours when cousin Carl shows up unexpectedly, you will have the mental fortitude to find him a seat at the kids’ table.There is no better place to get away and clear your mind like in a wilderness area and St. Mary’s Wilderness in George Washington & Jefferson National Forest is one of the best. Pack a lunch and take the Mine Bank Creek Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway to the St. Marys River Trail to the falls. Don’t forget to pack a fly or tenkara rod, as the river does contain some native brookies.View Larger Maplast_img read more

PLN tells Greater Jakarta customers to report electricity usage by email, WhatsApp

first_imgPLN normally sends personnel to check electricity meters in each house to assess electricity usage. The data is then used by the company to calculate electricity bills for each customer.However, the social-distancing policy in curbing COVID-19 transmission has forced the electricity firm to not send personnel to check meters.“If they fail to send such information [by Sunday], customers will be charged the average amount for the previous three months,” PLN Greater Jakarta Distribution Unit spokesperson Dita Artsana said, as quoted by kompas.com.If the average bill does not match the actual usage, she added, corrections would be made in the following month.This policy of self-reporting is only available in Greater Jakarta. For customers outside this area, the PLN would charge the average of the previous three months’ usage.“This policy is implemented so customers don’t have to interact with our technicians, in line with the government’s appeal to stay at home and for physical distancing,” PLN senior executive vice president for business and customer service Yuddy Setyo Wicaksono said in a statement. (aly)Topics : State-owned electricity firm PLN has urged its customers in Greater Jakarta area to report their electrical usage to the company by themselves, following the government’s appeal for people to keep physical distance between others to prevent COVID-19 transmissionCustomers using the postpaid electricity service are required to send their ID number and a picture of their electricity meter showing usage in kilowatt-hour (kWh). Such information should be sent via email or WhatsApp chat to a PLN office in their respective region, which will be used by the company to calculate electricity bills for April.This policy does not apply to customers using a prepaid electricity service.last_img read more

Developers are changing their product to meet youthful demand

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoBrentwood Forest at Bellbird ParkData from the 2016 Census has revealed that the Ipswich Local Government Area (LGA) is one of the fastest growing in Australia, with a population increase since the 2011 Census of 16.1 per cent; significantly higher than nearby Brisbane (10 per cent) and outstripping the booming southern capitals of Sydney (10 per cent) and Melbourne (12 per cent). Not only is Ipswich growing much faster than other regions, it is also home to a much younger population, with the median age nationally rising to 38, but Ipswich remaining steady at 32.“The Ipswich LGA is such an exciting part of Australia that’s really growing and changing rapidly,” Mr Harper said.“Queensland’s newest high school — Bellbird Park State Secondary College — opened its doors in Brentwood Forest this year, and it’s also perfectly positioned near the future Tucker Family Park, part of our range of innovative park facilities that offer families the opportunity to get out, get active and grow together at Brentwood Forest. Cockatoo Release is the latest stage at Brentwood Forest Estate in Bellbird Park, with lots ranging in size from 315sq m to 544sq m.WITH population growth higher than Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and the median resident age 32, land developers are jumping in to meet the demands of this youthful region.AVID Property Group general manager Queensland Bruce Harper said their new release in Brentwood Forest at Bellbird Park had been tailored to meet the unique demands of the region’s growing population.“The Cockatoo Release includes a variety of lot sizes, configurations and price points, responding to our buyers’ demands for diverse products that suit their needs,” Mr Harper said. “Our variety of house and land packages, and the community’s proximity to established amenities really cater to the needs of young families.” Brentwood Forest at Bellbird Park.“But beyond the amenities, what’s really drawing the growing number of young families in the Ipswich and Greater Springfield region to Brentwood Forest is the sense of space and peace.”Brentwood Forest is surrounded on three sides by established bushland, with many streets giving homeowners a view of the beautiful landscape.The latest land release, stages 30 and 31 of the development, includes 51 lots. The Cockatoo lots are levelled and retained, with lot sizes range from 315sq m lots to family-sized 544sq m lots, with land available from $202,000.last_img read more

Forget what you think you know about this suburb, it has just been labelled a Brisbane property hotspot

first_imgInala, where this home at 107 Abelia St, is listed for $399,000 plus, is an emerging property hot spot according to Terry Ryder. Picture: realestate.com.auFORGET what you’ve heard about Inala before, it’s now emerging as a Brisbane property hotspot.While the area had been stigmatised in the past as a problem location, according to property analyst Terry Ryder of Hotspotting it was growing in demand because it was affordable and had solid infrastructure.Mr Ryder said the area, which included suburbs Inala, Durack and Richlands, had good transport links and would benefit from the $400 million Ipswich Motorway upgrade, $200 million Springfield Health City development.It was also close to substantial master planned communities and was a good spot for investors as it had consistently low vacancy rates.“Inala is well-placed to be a strong real estate performer,’’ Mr Ryder said. He said it’s greatest strength was its affordable housing options.It is the first time he has included the area on his Hotspotting list.“People go where it is affordable for them, both for renting and buying and where the services and amenities are good,’’ he said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Inala’s property market has shown strong growth lately, according to Terry Ryder. This home at 38 Aspen St, is listed for offers of more than $389,000. Picture: realestate.com.au“That precinct is a good location, approximate to various things that are desirable. It’s on the train line and real estate is very affordable, there are plenty of schools in the area, it attracts real estate demand and has shown pretty steady growth lately.’’Mr Ryder said there were plenty of new developments in surrounding suburbs and the existing properties in Inala offered a cheaper alternative.“This area has been stigmatised in the past as being down-market with lots of social problems, but is rising in popularity for its affordability and good range of amenities – lots of schools, parks, golf course, good road connections, a train station at Richlands and the Inala Town Centre.’’Mr Ryder said it was within one of the fastest growing corridors in Queensland with billions being spent on residential development as well as major infrastructure in this area.Other areas within Greater Brisbane that Mr Ryder said were property hot spots, were suburbs within the Moreton Bay region, the Redcliffe Peninsula, Redlands and Ipswich.He said the Brisbane property market was attracting growing interest from investorsdisenchanted by the prices and yields in Sydney and Melbourne.He said sale activity remained quite active in suburbs within his hotspot regions.last_img read more

Liverpool great Fowler parts ways with Australian club

first_imgFormer England and Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler’s time as coach of Australian side Brisbane Roar ended Monday, with the club blaming the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Fowler was appointed in April last year and he set about overhauling the squad, lifting them to fourth in the table before the A-League was suspended on March 24.He headed back to England and had been non-committal when asked by British media when he would return.“I would like to thank the club for the opportunity, and the Brisbane Roar FC fans for the warm welcome and support for me and the team. We are very proud of what we achieved,” Fowler said in a statement. The club cited “the current and ongoing coronavirus situation” as the reason for Fowler’s departure.“We are disappointed that the global pandemic has impacted our plans together but completely understand that family comes first during these difficult times,” said club deputy chairman Chris Fong.Anyone entering Australia currently must undergo a 14-day quarantine and time was running out for Fowler to return with the league due to resume on July 16.Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler joined Brisbane Roar in April 2019Read Also: Video: Bruce tried to tap up De Bruyne during post-match interviewHe played 369 matches for Liverpool, scoring 183 goals in two stints between 1993 and 2007. He also played for Leeds, Cardiff and Blackburn before a spell in the A-League with the now-defunct North Queensland.Fowler was capped 26 times by England, scoring seven goals.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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