After spending two nights with Greensky Bluegrass at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, NC, the boys of Umphrey’s McGee moved over to the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC for their finale. Keeping up with the old jam scene adage to never miss a Sunday show, Umphrey’s brought out tons of goodies for their fans to enjoy throughout the night.Some of the biggest highlights of the show included the first “Ride On Pony” since 1/31/11 (636 shows) in the first set, as well as a big set closing cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Dancing Days.” Another cover that came in the second set was “Ain’t No Fun (If The Homies Can’t Have None),” as Umphrey’s rocked the Snoop Dogg cover for the first time since 2015.Of course there was plenty of incredible Umphrey’s jamming to go around, with a huge “The Triple Wide -> Mantis,” “Utopian Fir,” and many more! Listen to the full show audio, as taped by NSL.You can check out the full setlist from the show below, as annotated by All Things Umphrey’s, as well as a full photo gallery from Phierce Photo.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Orange Peel | Asheville, NC | 2/19/17Set 1: North Route > The Linear, Go to Hell, Cut Off > Example 1, Ride On Pony, Night Nurse, Preamble > Mantis -> Dancing DaysSet 2: Attachments, Utopian Fir > Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None) > Utopian Fir, No Diablo, The Triple Wide -> Mantis, Breaker, Booth LoveEncore: Pay the SnuckaNotes: with Tom Sawyer (Rush) teaselast Ride On Pony 01.31.2011 (636 shows)] Load remaining images
Umphrey’s McGee is currently on tour, bringing their patented highly technical jam stylings to Florida for four nights starting on Wednesday. Umphrey’s is bringing BIG Something along for the ride, which will see the bands play St. Petersburg’s Jannus Live tomorrow on the 26th, Orlando’s House of Blues on the 27th, and Miami Beach’s Fillmore on the 28th. Umphrey’s McGee will close out their four-day Florida run at the St. Augustine Amphitheater on Saturday, April 29th, the venue that hosted their “Making Lemonade” event in 2015, before taking a quick break then hitting the road once again mid-May for their summer tour.Many of the dates for this summer include previously announced festival appearances, including Summer Camp Music Festival, Mountain Music Festival, Bonnaroo and Levitate Music Festival, as well as the previously announced three night Red Rocks run over July 4th weekend.You can head over to their website here to see their full touring schedule and snag tickets.[Photo courtesy of Dave Vann]
All Graceful Instruments is a day-long interdisciplinary symposium celebrating the study of the Grateful Dead. With discussions led by Peter Shapiro (Brooklyn Bowl, Relix, Fare Thee Well, the Capitol Theatre), Jay Blakesberg (Photographer, Filmmaker), Rhoney Stanley (Woman’s Visionary Council/Holistic Orthodontist/Author), and several other living experts in the band’s history, the interdisciplinary symposium on the Grateful Dead is set to take place Friday, June 23, from 10AM to 7PM in New York City. Hosted by the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study at The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, the event also includes an acoustic performance by the Stella Blue’s Band.Formed in the Bay Area in 1965, the Grateful Dead produced a remarkable body of work and spawned a vibrant and fascinating cultural phenomenon. Although the group disbanded in 1995 following the death of lead guitarist/vocalist Jerry Garcia, the music lives on in performances by the remaining members and in a widening circle of bands steeped in the style and repertoire, supported by a thriving subcultural community. The band’s history and example have made them avatars for a tremendously variegated fanbase, from itinerant vendors to senators, inspiring Deadheads to seek alternatives, be open to adventure, and share in discovery. Beginning in 1966, the Dead attracted academics, and by the 1980s both the band and its followers were the subject of scholarship in more than a dozen disciplines. That bibliography has grown to become the most interdisciplinary and one of the most extensive in popular music.All Graceful Instruments promises to explore the kaleidoscopic array of the scholarly engagement and commitment inspired by the Grateful Dead phenomenon. More information can be found here.All Graceful Instruments Participants:Peter Shapiro (Brooklyn Bowl, Relix, Fare Thee Well, the Capitol Theatre)Jay Blakesberg (Photographer, Filmmaker)Rhoney Stanley (Woman’s Visionary Council/Holistic Orthodontist/Author)Nicholas G. Meriwether (Scholar/Archivist)Steve Liesman (CNBC, Stella Blue’s Band)Shaugn O’Donnell (City College)Ken Aigen (NYU, Stella Blue’s Band)Susan Balter-Reitz (Montana State University)Jesse Jarnow (WFMU, Music Journalist)Mike Greenhaus (Relix)Mark Mattson (Fordham University)
The usual view of the future of banking comes from industry observers and key players within the industry, who represent important viewpoints, to be sure. Yet consumers deal with banking issues frequently, if not daily. Banking is an essential and integral part of their lives.What do consumers think about the future of the industry?Rapidly changing consumer habits are one of the main forces behind the sweeping upheaval of the status quo in banking. MX, the digital transformation platform, conducted two consumer surveys in late 2019, each one generating just over 1,000 responses. These were distilled into two reports: The Ultimate Guide to Digital Transformation and The Ultimate Guide to the Future of Banking. The latter in particular offers much data on how consumers see banking changing, along with how they currently conduct their banking activities. The firm also offers some practical advice for digital transformation, summarized later in this article.As MX states, “two deep currents” are driving changes within the banking industry: More choice and less friction. Both are inseparably intertwined. Any consumer with access to the internet can search for “home loan rates” or “high-interest savings.” They can have hundreds of options available instantly — not only to peruse passively, but to actively engage with, in many cases, from their digital device. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Much has been made about the Democratic drive to unseat Rep. John Faso in the 19th Congressional District. There are seven players vying to be on the ballot in November. That’s a wealth of possibility. But how effective and electable would each one of them be? When you look for proposals to repair the damage done by Faso and his fellows, there is only one candidate who stands out: Brian Flynn. Instead of sound bites, Flynn goes into detail, point by point, not only about what needs to be changed in Washington, but how he suggests we go about doing so.Flynn doesn’t shy away from tough questions. Asked why his company outsourced jobs when he talks about bringing jobs to New York, Flynn’s answer was unambiguous: Railway infrastructure near his manufacturing plant was nonexistent and getting products to market was difficult. Outsourcing the transportation aspect of his company meant he could bring 150 more manufacturing jobs to the area. That’s an honest business assessment — and a good solution.Brian Flynn is a third-generation Greene County local. He’s no carpetbagger. Family and business are both here. What’s at stake in the 19th District affects him as much as it does us.For two years, we’ve had a politician in Washington who only answers to his Republican masters rather than advocating for constituents. It’s time we had a champion in Washington – and Brian Flynn is ready and able to step into the fray for us.JOELLYN KOPECKYWarnervilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?
A pet cat has tested positive in England for the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the government said on Monday in the first confirmed case of an animal being infected with the virus in Britain.The British environment ministry said “all available evidence” suggested the cat had contracted the coronavirus from its owners, who had both tested positive for COVID-19.Both the cat and the humans made a full recovery and there was no transmission to any other animals or people in the household, the ministry said without identifying the individuals involved. “This is the first case of a domestic cat testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK but should not be a cause for alarm,” said Yvonne Doyle, medical director at Public Health England.”The investigation into this case suggests that the infection was spread from humans to animal, and not the other way round,” Doyle added.The government said the infection was confirmed in lab tests on Wednesday, adding there was no evidence that cats could transmit the virus to humans.The World Health Organization (WHO) has said cats are the most susceptible animal species to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and are able to transmit it to other cats.”Tests conducted by the Animal and Plant Health Agency have confirmed that the virus responsible for COVID-19 has been detected in a pet cat in England,” Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss said.”This is a very rare event with infected animals detected to date only showing mild clinical signs and recovering within a few days.”The WHO has said it will investigate the possibility of cat-to-human infection, but its chief scientist has said there is “very little risk” from domestic animals.Topics :
Eko Roni Saputra, one of Indonesia’s top wrestlers, looks to put his improved striking repertoire to use against ONE Championship newcomer Murugan “Wolverine” Silvarajoo of Malaysia when the two meet at the ONE: REIGN OF DYNASTIES event on Oct. 9.The Venue and location for this event have yet to be announced by ONE Championship, but the event will be broadcasted through ONE apps and its YouTube channel.Eko, who now trains at Evolve MMA club in Singapore, is highly confident that with the amount of work he put into training, he can come out on top. “We will start in a stand-up position, so we’ll strike a lot. Coach Siyar [Bahadurzada] told me that I’d improved my striking capabilities, and maybe I will need to show that,” Eko said according to a media statement sent to The Jakarta Post on Thursday.“But if it doesn’t work, then I’ll try to take him down, because ultimately, I am a wrestler, so I am better at ground fighting. Then again, if I am not careful, I might get punched and knocked out. So, I need to be cautious and read the situation.”Regarding Silvarajoo, Eko acknowledged that he was facing a former boxing champion who had dangerous hands and was equally skilled on the ground. Eko said he had been warned not to underestimate his opponent.Indonesia and Malaysia are two of the most proud fighting nations in the world of combat sports and martial arts. Both countries feature a long list of incredible martial arts athletes with immense skill. When Eko meets Silvarajoo in the circle, that rivalry will be rehashed.Topics :
The stylish kitchen. Picture: Shae Beplate.The bottom level of the home has polished concrete flooring with a huge living area with a guest bedroom and bathroom.The kitchen has Caesarstone benchtops, high-end appliances and a walk-in pantry.Huge doors open out to the rear deck which overlooks the backyard and inground pool. Kiall Franzmann for Franzmann Constructions outside the newly refurbished house in South Townsville. Picture: Shae Beplate.A MODEST South Townsville house has been extensively renovated, transforming into a luxuriously appointed home.Franzmann Constructions owner Kiall Franzmann and his team undertook a seven-month renovation on the home at Fifth Avenue. The luxurious ensuite complete with double shower. Picture: Shae Beplate.A timber staircase leads to the top floor which features the remaining bedrooms.The main bedroom has an ensuite bigger than most bedrooms as well as a walk-in wardrobe.Mr Franzmann said the project was the biggest residential renovation he had completed.“The owners were absolutely gobsmacked when they saw it,” he said. The home before it was renovated.The house now has five bedrooms, a study, three bathrooms and garage.The keys were handed to the thrilled owners last week who plan to live in the home with their three children.Mr Franzmann said they raised the original house and built in a new level underneath.“The owners bought it about 18 months ago and it was dilapidated and it only had three bedrooms,” he said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“We raised it then put the slab on, the front, deck, back deck and the driveway.“Working with the existing house was the biggest challenge and there is still the existing cladding from the original house at the top.”
Local authority schemes including the Environment Agency Pension Fund and Avon Pension Fund are exploring the launch of a pooled investment vehicle for their £19bn (€24.2bn) in assets.The eight funds, all located in the South West of England, said they had been working on details of a possible collaboration since the UK’s July Budget reiterated government support for asset pooling as a means of reducing management costs.In a statement, the funds said any approach would need to allow for sufficient flexibility “to evolve as governance or investment requirements change”.They added: “The objective will be to achieve savings over the longer term from both lower investment management costs and more effective management of the investment assets.” It stressed that the structure would focus on pooling the buying power of the collaborating pension funds, maintaining an individual scheme’s ability to control matters such as asset allocation.In minutes from a September meeting of the Avon Pension Fund, the scheme said the preferred approach was for a collective investment vehicle (CIV) centrally administered by one of the councils, with all members represented through a joint board.This would differ from the approach pursued by London’s councils, which set up a standalone corporate entity, with Hugh Grover as chief executive, to oversee its consolidation efforts.The report to the pensions committee said a CIV approach would involve compromises, including less control over the structure of future investment mandates.But it argued that the approach was preferable to unnamed alternatives that would “probably leave the fund at the margins”.The eight funds – Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, the Environment Agency, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire – have historically exchanged best practice and worked on a number of joint procurement exercises, including one in 2010 for consultancy services.In the minutes from the Avon meeting, it was noted that the current eight members would be suited for collaboration, as no single authority would dominate.However, it accepted that, with £19bn in assets, it fell short of the government’s wish for substantial asset pools, with previous figures setting the target at £25bn.The announcement that the South West was looking to collaborate comes after chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said the pooling of local authority assets – which he said would create British Wealth Funds – would help boost future investment in domestic infrastructure.Other efforts to pool investments include all Welsh local authority funds jointly procuring a new passive equity manager, the London CIV and collaboration between the London Pensions Fund Authority and both the Lancashire Country Pension Fund and the Greater Manchester Pension Fund.
She was detained in the lockup cell ofthe Oton police station. It was not immediately clear as of thiswriting if the suspect has posted bail./PN ILOILO City – A 37-year-old woman hasturned herself in to the police. The suspect went to the police stationwhen she learned that a warrant of arrest has been issued against her, thereport added. The court recommended a P6,000 bail bondfor her temporary liberty. Richelle Garote of Barangay Alegre,Oton, Iloilo has been wanted for theft charges, a police report showed.