Umphrey’s McGee returned for night two of their run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre last night, bringing with them a flurry of newer songs and huge jams. After last night’s epic rager with Dweezil Zappa, Umphrey’s had Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and The Main Squeeze on the bill tonight, making for an exciting, three-pronged lineup of uptempo funk, energetic Grateful Dead jams, and several progressive masterpieces from the host band.Opening the first set with “Attachments”, which debuted at this year’s Holidaze event, Umphrey’s quickly transitioned to older material with a rare “Kabump”, making only its fourth appearance on a setlist in 2016, and it was one to remember as Jake Cinninger teased Funkadelic‘s “One Nation Under A Groove” during the tune. 2015 UMBowl track “In The Black” was up next, followed by the older “Example 1”, a song that dates back to UM’s pre-Cinninger era in 1998. After a run through the older tune, Brendan Bayliss switched to an acoustic guitar, and Umphrey’s went right back to the new stuff by playing “Gone for Good”, the single they debuted at January’s Reel to Real show. Bayliss kept the acoustic on for a cover of Led Zeppelin‘s beautiful “That’s The Way”, which was played last night for only the second time since 2013. The band closed the set with a classic combination of “Out of Order” into “All in Time”.Set Two began with the orchestral “Preamble”, which led into its traditional partner in the multi-sectional epic “Mantis”, which in turn led into another UMBowl 2015 track in “Make it Right”. “The Triple Wide” was next, with its thumping beats echoing off the rocks and bringing a party vibe into the show. The dance-heavy number wound it’s way through an impressive improv section that landed on the epic rocker “Puppet String”.Following “Puppet String”, fans were treated to the improvisational highlight of the evening, as Umphrey’s took “Hindsight” from 2014’s Similar Skin out for a walk. The improv fireworks continued with a huge run through a jam classic in “August”, which contained a “Jimmy Stewart” segment; this one peppered with lyrics from Bayliss’ songbook. “August” went unfinished, as the “Jimmy Stewart” segment bled into an incredible “Hurt Bird Bath”, bringing the second set to a close.For the encore, Umphrey’s started up with “Much Obliged”, which its funky beat and impressive guitar play. The song transitioned into a performance of The Who‘s “Join Together”, which featured Cinninger on harmonica for the fun debut cover that finished the show.Umphrey’s continues their summer with tour dates up and down the East Coast over the next few weeks. You can check out the full setlist from last night’s show, below.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – 7/3/16Set 1: Attachments, Kabump, In The Black, Example 1, Gone for Good, That’s the Way, Out Of Order > All In TimeSet 2: Preamble > Mantis > Make It Right, The Triple Wide > Puppet String, Hindsight, August > Hurt Bird BathEncore: Much Obliged > Join Together with One Nation Under a Groove (Funkadelic) teases with Brendan on acoustic with Jake on keys; unfinished “Jimmy Stewart” with lyrics; unfinished debut, The Who; with Jake on harmonica
University President Fr. John Jenkins released a statement Thursday announcing the University will await the verdict of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s canonical trial before “taking action” on the honorary degree the University awarded McCarrick in 2008.Multiple claims of sexual abuse have been leveled against McCarrick following a June report received by the Archdiocese of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, alleging McCarrick sexually abused a teenager while he was a New York priest over 45 years ago. An Archdiocesan review board found the allegation to be “credible and substantiated” following an investigation.In the wake of the Church’s announcement, four additional individuals came forward with allegations of abuse, according to a Washington Post article from July 28. One of the individuals was a minor at the time of the alleged abuse, while the other three were adults. All four individuals were either young priests or seminarians at the time of the alleged abuse, the article said.At Pope Francis’s request, McCarrick sent a letter of resignation from the College of Cardinals to the Vatican on July 27. Pope Francis accepted the resignation the following day and “suspended [McCarrick] from public ministry,” the University release said. The former cardinal will “live a life of prayer and penance” until his trial.In the University statement, Jenkins said McCarrick, who “maintains his innocence,” has a “right to be heard” in the context of his trial. He referenced the University’s only other decision to rescind an honorary degree, in the case of Bill Cosby on April 27.“The only honorary degree that the University of Notre Dame has rescinded was that of Bill Cosby, and this action was taken only after judicial proceedings in criminal court concluded with a guilty verdict,” Jenkins said.Cosby — who received an honorary degree from Notre Dame in 1990 — was found guilty April 27 of penetration with lack of consent, penetration while unconscious and penetration after administering an intoxicant in a case brought forward by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand. Constand — in a story similar to those of many of Cosby’s other accusers — said the actor and comedian drugged her in order to sexually assault her in 2004. She is one of more than 50 women who accused Cosby of sexual assault.As with Cosby, Jenkins said, the University will await the case’s conclusion before making a final decision about McCarrick’s degree.“While the University finds the alleged actions reprehensible and has no reason to question the review board’s findings, it recognizes that McCarrick maintains his innocence and that a final decision in the case will come only after a canonical trial in Rome,” Jenkins said in the statement. “As in the case of Bill Cosby, we will wait until that trial is concluded to take action regarding McCarrick’s honorary degree. We strongly urge those involved in this trial to reach a conclusion as expeditiously as possible.”While noting the gravity of the charges against the now-former cardinal, Jenkins said the decision to await a verdict was made with the rights of all parties in mind and out of respect for the proceedings.“While the allegations in this case are most grave, as they were in the case of Bill Cosby, we believe it respects not only the rights of those involved but also the adjudicatory process itself to allow that process to reach a conclusion before taking action,” Jenkins said.Tags: Abuse allegations, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Fr. John Jenkins, Honorary degree
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 68-year-old North Amityville man was killed crossing the street in East Farmingdale Friday, Suffolk County police said. Wilfrid Bien-Aime was crossing Route 110 west to east just before 6 p.m. when he was struck by a 2011 Nissan traveling southbound, police said. Bien-Aime was pronounced dead at the scene by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, police said. The driver of the Nissan, who stayed at the scene, was not injured, police said. The Nissan was impounded for a safety check, police said. The investigation is ongoing.
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Spending traps can interfere with your long-term financial goals. by: Kimberly PalmerIt’s hard to make smart money choices all the time, but at the very least, you can avoid some all-too-common – and expensive – errors. Whether it’s budgeting by the month, instead of the year, or forgetting to save for future emergencies, these mistakes can mess with your finances unless you take steps to correct them. Here are 11 blunders almost everyone makes and how to stop yourself from falling into the same trap:1. Budgeting for the short term.Research suggests that creating an annual vs. monthly budget works best, largely because we feel less confident in our annual estimates, so we tend to add more cushioning for unexpected expenses. In a 2008 study, college students underestimated their monthly expenses by 40 percent but overestimated their annual expenses by 3 percent.2. Overspending on housing.I’s almost impossible to get ahead financially unless you save a significant chunk of your income – ideally $1 of every $3 you earn. But many people get tripped up by their housing costs. Traditionally, financial advisors have encouraged buyers to spend about one-third of their income on housing. But for many people, especially anyone with student loan debts, child care payments or other hefty expenses, that’s too much money. continue reading »
by: Brian DayConsumers are only slightly more interested in maintaining a digital banking relationship with their financial institution (FI) than a personal one.According to a recent Gallup poll, the majority of consumers utilize digital banking. In fact, 71 percent of the 6,000 banking customers surveyed said they used online banking to pay a bill in the prior three months. Twenty-one percent used mobile deposit.The survey also concluded a little more than half would prefer to give up their personal banking relationship if they had to choose between digital or personal interaction. Forty-seven percent said they’d give up their digital banking relationship over their personal one. However, just 11 percent of those surveyed would like their banking relationship to be digital-only.Given the minimal spread between those who would give up digital and those who would give up personal, it appears a conscious mix of digital and personal is the key to valuable banking relationships. It’s important to remember in today’s environment, digital needs to be tailored to transactional types of interaction, meaning simple and fast. Personal interaction should be tailored toward educating the consumer. Since the consumer is meeting personally, face-to-face, he or she is seeking a more consultative experience. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The month of September is almost upon us and that means fall is around the corner. Your kids are back in class and the school supplies have been purchased, but with the changing of the seasons comes an opportunity to save on certain items for your home and life. Here are a few things to purchase in September and others to skip now and buy later.Items to get…Mattresses: Labor Day is September 4 and with it comes a wide variety of sales and discounts on name brand mattresses. Tempur-Pedic’s mega-sale offers discounts of up to $500 and Sleep Number’s sale includes popular styles up to 50% off. Treat yourself to a new mattress and purchase one for your guest room in advance of houseguests this holiday season.iPhones: The iPhone 8 arrives in September and that means older models will be sold at discounted prices. Hold off on purchasing the 8 model and save on the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, or previous iPhone generations. This is also a great time to purchase an iPhone for a loved one as massive discounts occur after the new generation debuts.Planet tickets: It’s crazy to think that the holiday season is only a couple months away, but the reality is Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. Look into travel options now before it’s too late and prices skyrocket. September is thought of as an off-season due to the fact that it’s after summer and before the holidays. Check out Airfarewatchdog and have experts search and notify you on the best travel deals that are perfectly in line with your budget.Items to skip…Halloween costumes: If your child is like mine, when it comes to this year’s costume, his or her mind will change ten times before Halloween night. Instead of buying too early and having to return it and pick up something different when it’s too late, hold off on getting that ghost get-up until October 1.Winter wear: Sure, you’re seeing fall and winter apparel in stores now, but resist the temptation to snag that sweater. Retailers know consumers are ready for cooler weather and for that reason they mark up items that are in high demand. Instead, wait until Black Friday or even later when the winter is in full swing to purchase cold weather gear.Appliances: According to MoneyWatch, although late summer sales are enticing, hold off on big-ticket items like appliances until Black Friday. Customers will see items marked down as much as 75% off on the day after Thanksgiving so be patient and wait for big deals. Your bank account will thank you. 68SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details
“Sixty-five percent of the participants temporarily halted their operations, while 3 percent permanently closed their businesses,” the survey said, adding that four out of five enterprises saw their revenue decline.Thirty-four percent of the surveyed enterprises lost 25 percent of their revenue, 18 percent of them lost between 25 and 50 percent, and 28 percent of them lost more than half of their revenue, according to the survey.Read also: Small businesses resort to online channels to survive pandemicThe majority of the enterprises, about 63 percent, opted to reduce their workforce as their finances were hit hard by the crisis. At the time of the survey, more businesses were considering doing the same in order to survive. With the survey, the ILO urged the government to provide small businesses with the needed assistance and financial support. The organization further suggested that authorities support small businesses with web-based training programs as the social restrictions policy had forced them to change their business models and operations. The training programs would include digital marketing and service delivery.In response to the suggestion, the National Development Planning Agency’s (Bappenas) SMEs and cooperative development director, Ahmad Dading Gunadi, said the government would facilitate small businesses in building partnerships with e-commerce companies, allowing them to tap into online business models to eventually make it through the crisis. “Our main focus now is to bridge the process of adaptation or transformation,” Ahmad said on Wednesday during a teleconference organized by the ILO. He added that the government would continue providing the SMEs with financial assistance, such as subsidies and loan relief.Topics : A recent survey by the International Labor Organization (ILO) has revealed that the majority of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia had been forced to close their businesses, either temporarily or permanently, due to COVID-19. They need support from the government, in the form of assistance and financial aid, to survive, according to the ILO.A total of 571 enterprises across the country took part in the online survey, which was conducted between April 6 and 24. The survey showed that two out of three participants stopped their operations as orders declined.
Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 23 Sep 2020 10:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8kShares Reiss Nelson has not yet made an appearance for Arsenal this season (Getty Images)‘I think we both agree about how much he’s improved in the last few months and he’s going to carry on pushing himself and the rest of the team.‘He needs to be ready because in football, unfortunately, or fortunately, things don’t take three months to change, it can take three minutes and you have to be ready when that opportunity comes.’Nelson is expected to make his first appearance of the season on Wednesday evening as Arsenal face Leicester City in the Carabao Cup.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Arsenal make Reiss Nelson available on loan Reiss Nelson could leave Arsenal on a temporary deal before the end of the window (Getty Images)Arsenal have made Reiss Nelson available on loan, according to reports.The 20-year-old has not yet featured for Arsenal this season and has been left out of Mikel Arteta’s matchday squads for the Premier League wins over Fulham and West Ham.Nelson started just seven Premier League games last season and the winger now faces increased competition for a place in Arsenal’s attack following the arrival of Willian.According to The Athletic, Arsenal will allow Nelson to leave on a temporary deal in order to secure more playing time this season.ADVERTISEMENTSpeaking about Nelson’s future last week, Arteta said: ‘I think they all realise the competition we have in forward positions,” he said.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’ve already spoken with Reiss about it and I really like the way he’s training. Advertisement Advertisement
Offshore driller EnscoRowan has won $180 million in damages in arbitration proceedings against Samsung Heavy Industry stemming from a 2016 drillship case.Illustration; One of Ensco’s drillships; Image by: CellsDeDells; Source: Wikimedia – under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licenseEnscoRowan on Thursday said: “EnscoRowan today announced that an arbitration tribunal has awarded the Company $180 million in damages in its proceedings against Samsung Heavy Industries, a shipyard in South Korea (“SHI”). Further, the Company will be claiming interest on this amount and costs incurred in connection with this matter.”In April 2016, the company, then known as just Ensco, initiated arbitration proceedings in London against SHI for the losses incurred in connection with a drilling services agreement for ENSCO DS-5 that was voided Brazil’s Petrobras.According to EnscoRowan, in January 2018, the arbitration tribunal issued an award on liability fully its favor, and the arbitral hearing on damages took place in the first quarter of 2019.“SHI may apply to the English High Court for leave to appeal this award within 28 days from date of the award. There can be no assurance when the Company will be paid all or any portion of the damages awarded or any related interest or costs,” EnscoRowan said.To remind, the whole conundrum started in January 2016 when Petrobras canceled its contract with Ensco for the drillship DS-5 over corruption charges. Drilling firm Pride, bought by Ensco in 2011, had entered into a drilling services agreement with Petrobras in 2008 for the drillship ordered from Samsung Heavy Industries.Petrobras in January 2016 asserted that the Ensco DS-5 drilling services contract was void based on an allegation that Ensco’s subsidiary Pride had had knowledge of and assisted a former third-party marketing consultant that procured and received improper payments from Samsung Heavy Industries, the shipbuilder of Ensco DS-5 drillship, that were then paid to employees of Petrobras.Ensco disagreed with the allegations and initiated proceedings against both Petrobras and Samsung Heavy Industries.Come August 2018, Ensco and Petrobras announced that they had agreed to a settlement of all claims relating to the ENSCO DS-5 drilling services agreement.As for the rig itself, according to the company’s latest fleet status report, the ENSCO DS-5 is currently stacked in Spain.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Offshore Energy Today, established in 2010, is read by over 10,000 industry professionals daily. We had nearly 9 million page views in 2018, with 2.4 million new users. This makes us one of the world’s most attractive online platforms in the space of offshore oil and gas and allows our partners to get maximum exposure for their online campaigns. If you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today contact our marketing manager Mirza Duran for advertising options.
NZ Herald 26 Feb 2012Violence in schools will be reported to police under a strict new regime. The secondary schools union has instructed its member teachers to report all serious assaults directly to police from this week. President of the union Robin Duff told the Herald on Sunday the national directive would focus on violence against teachers but schools could not prioritise reporting violence against teachers over violence between students. Teachers had been expected to accept a level of violence at work that would be unacceptable anywhere else, he said. “Our guide is, would you report it if it happened on the street?” Pressure to protect the reputation of a school had put people at risk, he said. “We hope if all schools report serious violence there is less likelihood of individual schools being singled out.”http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10788103