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Watch Umphrey’s & Biscuits Members Revive Their Rare Pink Floyd & Beatles’ Tribute, Brain Damaged Eggmen [Full-Show Video]

first_img[Video: Roy Loeffler]Setlist: Brain Damaged Eggmen | Resonance Music Festival | Legend Valley, OH | 9/21/2018Set: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart’s Club Band, Mean Mister Mustard > Polythene Pam > She Came In Through The Bathroom Window > Baby You’re A Rich Man* > Dear Prudence, I Am The Walrus > I’ve Got A Feeling, In The Flesh Part 1 > Run Like Hell > Have A Cigar > Young Lust, Comfortably Numb, Brain Damage* with Nick Gerlach on saxophone[H/T Jambase] At Resonance Music & Arts Festival in September, members of Umphrey’s McGee and The Disco Biscuits revived their long-inactive side project, Brain Damaged Eggmen. The rare all-star supergroup finds Brendan Bayliss, Jake Cinninger, and Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee and Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits joining forces to pay tribute to two iconic rock-and-roll outfits, Pink Floyd and The Beatles.The long-running spinoff band’s special performance at Resonance Music & Arts Festival this year marked Brain Damaged Eggmen’s first performance since 2012, when the band performed at Summer Camp Music Festival after an unofficial hiatus spanning six years. After debuting on Jam Cruise in 2006, the Umphrey’s McGee/Disco Biscuits tribute to The Beatles and Pink Floyd was particularly active from 2006 to 2008 before more or less dropping off the map, save for rare performances in the years since. As noted during the set’s official announcement, last month’s show at Resonance will be the project’s only performance in 2018.During Brain Damaged Eggmen’s set at Resonance, the all-star collaboration tended to focus on The Beatles’ songbook for the first half of the show. The group kicked things off with “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band”, using it as a launching point to run through a number of Abbey Road tunes, including “Mean Mister Mustard”, “Polythene Pam”, and “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” before saxophonist Nick Gerlach emerged to aid the ensemble on “Baby You’re A Rich Man” from Magical Mystery Tour. After classics like “Dear Prudence” and “I Am The Walrus”, Brain Damaged Eggmen finished off their Beatles portion with a rendition of “I’ve Got A Feeling” before transitioning into the Pink Floyd portion of the performance.After a brief pause following “I’ve Got A Feeling”, the Umphrey’s McGee/Disco Biscuits collaboration kicked off their Pink Floyd tunes with “In Tthe Flest Part 1”, marking the start of a well-segued run through four fan-favorite Floyd songs. From there, the band worked through “Rull Like Hell”, “Have A Cigar”, and “Young Lust” before finishing off their performance with “Comfortably Numb” and “Brain Damage”.You can watch the full the performance below, courtesy of Roy Loeffler.last_img read more

Clean and Clear offers ecosystem restoration grants

first_imgClean and Clear offers ecosystem restoration grantsWATERBURY (September 9, 2008)- Governor Jim Douglas announced today that the Center for Clean and Clear at the Agency of Natural Resources is making up to $500,000 in grants available for its Ecosystem Restoration Program.Governor Douglas said the newly expanded program broadens the range of eligible projects to more fully encompass the multitude of strategies and techniques available for improving water quality in the state, with special emphasis on reducing phosphorus and sediment pollution associated with wet weather runoff.”These grants will help our watershed partners do the work that improves water quality town by town across Vermont,” said Julie Moore, director of the Center for Clean and Clear. “The improvements we make on land have direct impacts on protecting our rivers, streams, ponds and lakes.”The Center for Clean and Clear is particularly interested in projects that can improve stream stability; protect against flood hazards; improve in-stream and riparian habitat; reduce the effects of pollution from sediment; nutrients and other pollutants; protect and restore riparian wetlands; re-establish lakeshore native vegetation; reduce shoreline erosion; enhance the economic and environmental sustainability of agricultural lands and incorporate the science of fluvial geomorphology in river corridor management decisions.Governor Jim Douglas made water quality one of his top environmental priorities when he created the Clean and Clear Action Plan five years ago. Since then, the state has invested more than $40 million and leveraged an additional $40 million in federal funds to implement water quality programs that have garnered national recognition and awards.”The Clean and Clear Action Plan has made a difference in protecting our waters,” Douglas said. “These grants go to the heart of the effort – Vermonters working together for our future environmental and economic prosperity.”The Center for Clean and Clear is accepting one-page project “pre-proposals” until October 10, 2008.Through a competitive process, Vermont municipalities, local or regional governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations and citizen groups can apply for the grants.The Center for Clean and Clear will then work with proponents to develop either more detailed proposals or project work plans for funding consideration. More information and grant guidelines can be found at: http://www.anr.state.vt.us/cleanandclear/index.htm(link is external).last_img read more

Colombian Navy Seizes over Half a Ton of Cocaine

first_img A Coast Guard quick reaction force initiated the persecution of the motorboat, which had a crew of three Colombian nationals, who attempted to escape when they noticed the National Navy’s units. When the vessel was being verified by the naval personnel, possible modifications were detected on the boat’s structure, so the crew and the motorboat were taken to Bahía Solano’s Coast Guard Station. The cargo has an estimated value of over $17 million, and according to preliminary information, it could belong to criminals who work for drug trafficking organizations and were trying to take it to Central America. During a maritime interdiction, units from Colombia’s National Navy intercepted a go-fast vessel named “La Fe,” with 680 kilograms of cocaine on board. The operation was carried out at about two nautical miles northeast of the area known as Cabo Marzo, in Chocó department, after a suspicious vessel was detected by the National Navy ship ARC “Medardo Monzón,” which was performing surveillance operations and notified the Coast Guard to proceed with the maritime interdiction on the suspicious vessel. By Dialogo March 19, 2013center_img Bundles containing 600 packages of drugs were found when inspecting the vessel’s thwarts. Legal authorities made the Certified Preliminary Initial Test on the substances, which resulted in 680 kilograms of high purity cocaine. The three individuals were detained under the charges of drug production, carrying and trafficking. So far this year, Colombia’s National Navy seized about five tons of cocaine only on the Pacific coast.last_img read more

Builders and bankers

first_imgAre you a builder, or a banker? No, we’re not talking about construction here. Nor would I label a credit union person with “the b-word.”About five years ago, I heard an excellent presentation on leadership by T.D. Jakes. In it, he said that there are two kinds of leaders: builders and bankers. He went on to explain what he was talking about, saying that in East Texas where he grew up, no one needed a furnace, but everyone had a wood stove for those chilly nights.Jakes explained that it took a certain set of skills to build a fire such that it quickly got sufficiently hot. However, once built, if the fire isn’t carefully tended by banking the coals properly, it will go out in the middle of the night. Properly banking the coals ensures even, constant heat until morning brings the sun’s warmth. But the coals can’t do that, no matter how expertly they’re banked, if a good, hot fire wasn’t built to begin with.The analogy, according to Jakes, is that builders can take anything and make a fire out of it. Give them little or nothing to work with, and they’ll turn it into a raging inferno in no time. Applied to the business world, a builder is someone who can take a hopeless situation and turn it around, who can take the most limited resources and create something of value.Bankers, on the other hand, are better at maintaining than building. They can keep the hot fire going all night. They’re the stabilizers of the business world, and they’re critical because the builder typically isn’t interested in maintaining. The builder will let the fire go out, because once it’s built, he’s off to the next task.I’ve used a similar analogy: think of the guy at the circus who spins the plates on tall, thin poles. The builder is only interested in getting the plate spinning, then he’s off to the next plate. It’s no fun to him to maintain. But the result is that, at some point, each plate is going to crash to the ground. Someone needs to follow along and keep those plates spinning, without being concerned about getting the next plate going.The problem is this: in the business world, builders tend to be attracted to other builders, while bankers associate with bankers. But builders need bankers to complete them, rather than other builders to compete with them (and vice versa). This is why entrepreneurs don’t always make good managers, a key reason that venture capital firms often bring in a management team as part of the deal. VC firms are looking for the builders of the world, knowing that if they pair them with a team of bankers – their specialization – they can create lasting value.So, are you a builder, or a banker? I’d challenge that there are probably more bankers than builders in the credit union world. That’s not a bad thing; bankers are essentially good long-term managers. But to truly innovate, to compete with all of the new creative trends in payment systems, in peer-to-peer lending, and in the things that haven’t even been thought of yet, we need more builders.It’s natural, then, when we build our teams, to seek others like ourselves, thinking that by so doing, we’ll avoid friction. But get several builders or several bankers in a room, and the competition becomes so intense that the friction really begins. It’s better to recognize our differences, and build our teams with others who will complete us, who will bring the skill set we don’t have. That takes a certain degree of vulnerability and humility, and a whole lot of trust.The builder vs. banker phenomenon isn’t limited to management teams and staff, it extends to the boardroom as well. A CEO who’s a builder with a board composed of bankers is going to experience nothing but frustration and conflict. Thus striking the same balance between builders and bankers is also vital to creating strong governance.Determining whether you’re a builder or a banker requires honest self-examination. (It may help to ask colleagues or peers that you trust which way they see you.) Once that step is taken, it’s important to seek out the other type of leader, and to build your teams with the right balance.One key opportunity to address the task of building complete teams, ensuring the inclusion of both builders and bankers, is in the succession planning process, for both management and volunteers. The departure of a leader always has a profound effect on the organization. Succession planning ensures organizational continuity and continued progression through proactive needs analysis and leadership development.  Succession planning doesn’t merely name a successor, but rather systematically ensures that the organization builds and maintains the talent to realize the organization’s vision no matter what situation arises. For more information, contact Tony Ferris, Managing Partner of The Rochdale Group at (800) 424-4951 or tferris@rochdalegroup.com. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brian Hague Brian has more than 25 years’ experience in financial institutions and the capital markets, and has devoted 21 years to serving credit unions through various roles at CNBS, LLC, a … Web: www.rochdaleparagon.com Detailslast_img read more

Sunflower of rural tourism: The action of evaluating the best has started

first_imgU okviru ovogodišnjeg projekta ocjenjivanja i promocije najboljih poduzetnika i programa u ruralnom turizmu, očekuje se više od 150 prijava iz čitave Hrvatske”Suncokretom ruralnog turizma promoviraju se tradicijski sadržaji, povezuju se najznačajniji projekti, proizvođači, događaji i zanimljivosti, te se uz očuvanje izvornosti stvaraju novi proizvodi ruralnog turizma“, ističe mr. sc. Dijana Katica, predsjednica Hrvatske udruge za turizam i ruralni razvoj „Kluba članova Selo“, inicijatora i organizatora pete nacionalne nagrade koja u fokus stavlja ruralni prostor Hrvatske i jedina se u zemlji njime sustavno bavi.U projekt su uključeni poduzetnici, obrtnici, OPG-i, zadruge, udruge iz cijele Hrvatske kao i jedinice područne i lokalne samouprave te turističke zajednice. Dok nominacije još uvijek pristižu, komisija je već krenula u prvi krug obilaska. „Akcija obilaska traje nekoliko mjeseci. Moraju se posjetiti i po jasno razrađenim kriterijima ocijeniti svi nominirani, a najboljima će se na svečanosti proglašenja krajem godine uručiti Zlatne, Srebrne, Brončane plakete i Posebna priznanja u šest kategorija: Turistička seljačka gospodarstva, Poduzetnici u ruralnom turizmu, Ruralno-turistički projekti, Ruralno-turističke manifestacije, Tradicijska ruralna gastronomija i Vinski turizam“, kaže Stjepan Cukor, predsjednik ocjenjivačke komisije.U protekle četiri godine u projektu je sudjelovalo oko 400 proizvođača, turističkih projekata i poduzetnika s ruralnih područja, a nagrade je dobilo njih 130.last_img read more

US heads into Independence Day besieged by virus, Europe reopens

first_imgTouching almost every country on Earth since it emerged in China late last year, the coronavirus has infected at least 10.9 million and killed 522,000 globally, shattering previously buoyant economies and bringing public life to a standstill.But while Europe and much of Asia have largely managed to bring the virus under control — so much so that England was preparing to reopen pubs, restaurants and cinemas — in the US it has claimed nearly 130,000 lives amid a sharp resurgence of cases which top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said “puts the entire country at risk.”The world’s largest economy broke its record for new cases for the third day in a row Friday, with more than 57,000 infections in 24 hours. It’s expected to record its three millionth infection next week, with cases rising the south and west particularly.US President Donald Trump — at Mount Rushmore for a fireworks celebration with thousands of attendees in close quarters and masks not required — has so far dismissed the deluge of new cases. In a tweet late Thursday he said the rise was because “our testing is so massive and so good, far bigger and better than any other country,” calling that “great news.”He added: “Even better news is that death, and the death rate, is DOWN.”But his predecessor Barack Obama called for Americans to be “safe and smart.””It’s going to take all of us to beat this virus. So wear a mask. Wash your hands. And listen to the experts, not the folks trying to divide us,” he tweeted Friday.The World Health Organization called on countries hit by serious outbreaks to “wake up” to the realities.”People need to wake up. The data is not lying,” WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan told journalists in Geneva. “It is never too late in an epidemic to take control.”US blacklisted by Britain, Europe At least 14 states are seeing their weekly averages hit record highs heading into the holiday weekend, the Washington Post reported.In Florida, where new cases are hovering at around 10,000 daily, Miami’s usually-crowded South Pointe Beach was closed Friday save for patrolling police and a wandering cat. Beaches in Los Angeles will also be closed over the weekend, and Major League Baseball officially cancelled its 2020 All-Star Game on Friday, the first time since World War II that the mid-season showcase — which had been set for July 14 — has been scrapped. The US closures stand in stark contrast to Britain and Europe, once the epicenter of the virus but now restarting businesses and lifting travel restrictions, trying salvage the summer tourist season.Pubs in England reopen on Saturday for the first time since late March — as restaurants, cinemas, galleries, museums and hotels also  prepare to welcome back customers.  Travelers arriving into England from more than 50 nations — but not the US or mainland China — will from July 10 no longer be required to undergo 14 days of self-isolation.The decision follows the European Union, which earlier this week left the US, Brazil and Russia off its final list of nations safe enough to allow their residents to enter its borders.The European Union meanwhile authorized the use of the anti-viral drug remdesivir for COVID-19 — the first treatment approved to deal with the disease — although the United States has bought most of the global stock. Europe is also beginning a reckoning on its virus response. French prosecutors said they were launching an inquiry into former prime minister Edouard Philippe’s handling of the virus crisis, following his resignation Friday.But despite optimism the economic fallout is still unfolding: Air France said Friday it planned to eliminate 7,580 jobs at the airline and its regional unit Hop! by the end of 2022 because of the coronavirus crisis.Latin American cases soar Cases have been skyrocketing across Latin America.The region now has the second most cases in the world with 2.73 million, ahead of Europe on 2.71 million but behind North America.Brazil, the region’s largest economy, has 1.5 million confirmed cases and 63,000 deaths, second only to the United States.Nevertheless, popular tourist city Rio de Janeiro authorized bars, restaurants and cafes to reopen at 50 percent capacity, while President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday watered down a law requiring the wearing of face masks in public places.Cases also continue to surge in the Middle East, where worst-hit Saudi Arabia passed 200,000 infections. Countries across Africa meanwhile forged ahead with plans to reopen, despite steadily rising cases.In Asia, however, swift lockdowns have largely made progress — including in Beijing, which said Friday it was lifting most travel restrictions after successfully containing a new outbreak. China also vowed to gradually phase out the slaughter and sale of live poultry at food markets.The virus is believed to have emerged at a market that sold live animals in the central city of Wuhan late last year.Topics : Another record number of coronavirus cases overshadowed the start of America’s Independence Day weekend Friday as the surge in infections prompted Britain to blacklist travelers from the US, intensifying its isolation.With beaches closed from coast to coast and officials urging Americans to stay home, the somber mood heading into what is usually a weekend of barbecues and sunshine underscored the struggle to extinguish COVID-19 at the epicenter of the global pandemic.”It is an unbelievable trajectory,” said Faisal Masud, director of critical care at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas, which officials say is dangerously close to being overwhelmed.last_img read more

Governor Wolf and First Lady Join Planned Parenthood for Panel Discussion on Women’s Health Care Rights and Access

first_img Healthcare,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Women’s Rights Blue Bell, Pa. – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf were in Blue Bell today to participate in a panel discussion and community forum on the importance of Planned Parenthood. The event was held at Montgomery County Community College’s main campus.The panel was moderated by Montgomery County Commissioner and physician Valerie Arkoosh. Other participants included Planned Parenthood medical providers, staff, and patients. The audience posed questions for the panel, seeking answers on everything from access to health care for immigrant women and proposed legislation in D.C. that could severely affect funding for Planned Parenthood.“As the U.S. Senate continues to consider changes to the American health care system, we need to reject flawed amendments and support bipartisan efforts to make health care more available and affordable for all Americans, including preserving funding for Planned Parenthood,” Governor Wolf said.Governor and First Lady Wolf were Planned Parenthood volunteers in York and continue to support women’s health care rights and access. In Pennsylvania, nearly 50 percent of Planned Parenthood’s health centers are in medically under-served areas. Last year, Planned Parenthood served about 90,000 patients in Pennsylvania and provided nearly 170,000 screenings for sexually transmitted diseases, over 9,000 cervical cancer screenings and 11,000 breast wellness exams.“It’s particularly important that we fight to oppose any legislation that limits access to health care for all,” Wolf said. “I am committed to doing all that I can to make sure Pennsylvania is a place that celebrates individual choice, liberty, and personal freedoms.” Governor Wolf and First Lady Join Planned Parenthood for Panel Discussion on Women’s Health Care Rights and Access September 19, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Television royalty has decided to sell the family home in Bardon where her career began.

first_imgTelevision personality, Annette Allison, is selling the family home in Brisbane where her career began.Easy access to the television towers of Mount Coot-tha was one reason why 35 Eastment Street, Bardon was built. 35 Eastment Street, Bardon has hosted its fair share of celebity barbeques.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoIt’s the family home where television personality Annette Allison OAM began her career while still in her senior school year.“My parents built the house in about 1962,” Ms Allison said.“It was the beginning of my television career so it was close to the city for my father to go to work and it was close for me to drive up the mountain,” she said.“It’s a very much loved family home and there’s been a lot of reluctance about putting it on the market,” Ms Allison said.Ms Allison worked as a presenter at both Channel 7 and 9 in Brisbane, before moving to Victoria to host Good Morning Melbourne from 1979 and 1989.The four-bedroom two-level brick home has also hosted it’s fair share of 1980s celebrity soirees.“It was the scene of a lot of television parties,” she said.“All the Channel 9 and Channel 7 news readers — anyone I worked with in those days. It was also a time when Joy Chambers and Reg Grundy were in their courting days,” Ms Allison said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more

Ethiopia’s iconic Black-Maned Lions Face Extinction

first_imgEthiopia’s black-maned lions once symbolically represented a former emperor Haile Selassie, and were immortalized in a song by reggae legend Bob Marley. But presently they are struggling for survival. A booming human population, widespread habitat destruction and growing livestock numbers mean the animal that once graced Ethiopia’s flag is on the wane. CCTV’s Maria Galang reports.last_img

Burkina Faso economy takes a hit following failed coup

first_imgMediators Propositions in Burkina Faso Coup Related Burkina Faso turns a new page after coup Protests along the streets of Burkina Faso While the short-lived military coup in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou may be over, the turmoil is hurting the national economy. Businesses in the West African country are now struggling under the soaring prices of commodities and a downward spiral in trade. World leaders condemn Burkina Faso couplast_img