Jazz Is Phish, Ft. Members Of Snarky Puppy, RAQ, Sun Ra & More, Announce East Coast Tour

first_imgThe all-star ensemble of Jazz Is Phish is returning to the road next month! With instrumental takes of Phish classics, the group never fails to keep people dancing with their unique interpretations.The band will tout a top-notch rotating cast of musicians, including Michael Ray (Sun Ra, Giant Country Horns), Chris Bullock (Snarky Puppy), Kevin Moehringer (TV On The Radio/High & Mighty Brass Band), Todd Stoops (RAQ), Anthony Wellington (Victor Wooten Band), Jonathan Scales, Derrick Lee, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Grant Green Jr. (Masters of Groove), James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band/Animus Rexx), Adam Chase (Strange Design), Matt Chase (Strange Design) and Josh Thomas (With Lions). The band also promises special guests throughout the run, so be sure to check out the band on tour.The full schedule runs from February 10th through the 18th, and features a handful of shows in the Southeast. After stops in Greensboro, Raleigh and Asheville, the group finishes off a four night run with a throwdown in Atlanta. They pick things up just a few days later, returning to Brooklyn at The Hall At MP for some jazzy Phish madness.The band made their Brooklyn Bowl debut back in December. Check out videos and highlights from that show here. Be sure to check out the full tour schedule below:Jazz Is Phish Tour Schedule2/10: The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC (tickets)2/11: Southland Ballroom – Raleigh, NC (tickets)2/12: Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC (tickets)2/13: Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta, GA (tickets)2/18: The Hall At MP – Brooklyn, NY (tickets)Greensboro – Raleigh – AshevilleMichael RayChris BullockAnthony WellingtonJonathan ScalesDerrick LeeAdam ChaseMatthew ChaseJosh ThomasAtlantaMichael RayKofi BurbridgeGrant Green Jr.Chris BullockAnthony WellingtonJonathan ScalesDerrick LeeAdam ChaseMatthew ChaseJosh ThomasNew YorkMichael RayJames CaseyChris BullockKevin Moehringer Todd StoopsAnthony WellingtonAdam ChaseMatthew ChaseJosh Thomaslast_img read more

Full Race Replay: Kyle Busch scores first Cup Series win at Auto Club

first_imgKyle Busch didn’t waste any time winning in the NASCAR Cup Series. In his first full-time season, Busch took the checkered flag at Auto Club Speedway in September 2005 at the age of 20. He was the youngest winner at that point in series history.RELATED: Kyle Busch through the years Although no one knew it then, Auto Club would come full circle for Busch some 14 years later. In 2019, Fontana delivered yet another milestone for Busch as he took home his 200th national series win after winning the 2019 Auto Club 400.Since that September day in 2005, Busch has added another 55 Cup wins, 200 top fives, 32 poles and two premier series championships to his resume.Relive the race that started it all for Busch at NASCAR’s highest level in this Full Race Replay of the 2005 Sony HD 500 from Auto Club.MORE: NASCAR’s YouTube pagelast_img read more

Dead & Company Deliver Deliberate But Danceable Goods At Deer Creek [Recap/Videos]

first_imgDead & Company, the Grateful Dead spinoff band consisting of rhythm guitarist/vocalist Bob Weir, drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, bassist/vocalist Oteil Burbridge, and lead guitarist/vocalist John Mayer resumed their summer tour at the venue known and loved by Deadheads since 1989 as Deer Creek Music Center, but whose current corporate sponsor has deemed it the “Ruoff Home Mortgage Center.” This was the first show after an initial run of six performances on the west coast as part of their ongoing summer trek that contained a few new songs and some nice peaks, and Midwestern fans were excited for their first in-person taste of this tour.While the traditional Appalachian murder ballad “Cold Rain & Snow” was not an accurate reflection of the 70-degrees-and-humid weather at showtime, the Mayer-sung tune was nonetheless a well-received start to the show, and his mid-song guitar solo hit several satisfying notes to get things off to a solid start. Weir quickly followed with, the New Orleans classic “Iko Iko”, giving the Indiana crowd an early treat by moving this one forward to the first set after last week’s prominent second-set appearance at the Hollywood Bowl.The party continued with the tour debut of Weir’s “Minglewood Blues”, one of the oldest and trustiest first-set numbers in the repertoire, and a song that was born in the 1920s as a Memphis jug band tune. The first Grateful Dead original came next in the firm of the “Tennessee Jed”, and this Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter classic fit the varied, but very American run of songs.Then came a detour into back-to-back love songs, always a rarity in the live catalog used by the Dead and its various spinoffs. Mayer got the first shot at it with “Sugaree”, a timeless ode to a woman who has to remain secret, and an ode with three opportunities for Mayer to churn out bubbling guitar solos as the band swayed behind him. Not to be outdone, Weir responded with the tour debut of his classic “Looks Like Rain”, which was co-written with the late, great John Barlow and remains Weir’s most emotional lyric.The American vibe soon returned with the mysterious world of “Row Jimmy”, which seems to be back in the band’s favor this summer. For the second time this show, a song whose tour debut was in the second set (this time at Saturday Shoreline), John Mayer’s vocals give Dead & Company versions and earthier, woodier flavor and he also played a beautiful solo, but by its end the band had aired four consecutive slower songs and a tempo change was needed.Some familiar-sounding chords soon ushered in the first “Let It Grow” of the tour, and the first performance of the song since Shoreline last year. It was played at a slightly slower pace to start, but that didn’t affect Mayer’s ability to scatter beautiful, delicate leads throughout the verses and bridge. When it came time for the song’s larger jam that’s split into three distinct sections, Mayer’s smooth and subtle leads continued through the first section and maintained the slower pace, but as Weir led the band into the “quieter” second section, the band picked up the pace with Mayer’s leads growing more authoritative as Chimenti added thick piano chords behind him. The third and final section reverted back to a slightly slower tempo once again. The music quickly started to bounce thanks to Oteil’s heard-and-felt bass line. The jam soon regained full momentum when Chimenti was given an extended piano solo that he made the most of, only to hear Mayer returned the favor from a few minutes earlier by strumming some subtle power chords in support. All in all, a welcome closer to a generous and thematically consistent first set.Watch the opening performance from set one below.Dead & Company – “Cold, Rain & Snow” [Pro-Shot] – 6/12/2019[Video: Dead & Company]The second set started with a bit of a surprise in “Fire On The Mountain”, which for the second straight appearance was disconnected from its traditional partner “Scarlet Begonias”. The song got off to a quick, upbeat start as Oteil quickly dove into his first lead vocal of the evening, to a loud cheer from the crowd. Mayer’s solo after the final verse soon hit a nice groove as he stared into space and bobbed back and forth, allowing himself to just get lost in the music for a couple of minutes before circling back to the famous descending guitar solo line made famous by Jerry Garcia.After “Fire” came to a full stop after 10 minutes, the mood changed dramatically with Weir’s opening chords to “Lost Sailor”, and a languorous vibe quickly washed over the crowd. It was a beautiful version of a song where Dead & Company’s style is perfectly suited to its every hook and melody. After the nice, expected crescendo, Weir led the band into “Sailor’s” longtime companion song “Saint Of Circumstance”, which was well-played but suffered from a slower tempo that affected the waves of momentum that this song can generate on its best nights.The relaxed vibe continued with “He’s Gone” as Weir and Mayer traded vocals on the Garcia/Hunter classic that debuted way back on the incomparable Europe ’72 Tour. Chimenti’s piano added some bluesy flavor in between the vocal lines as the crowd sang along with all the big verse and chorus parts. During the vocal outro, Mayer’s bluesy solos slowly increased in intensity and prompted a gathering of band momentum, and after a minute or so it quickly became obvious that the band was heading right for one of the most tried-and-true options to flow from “He’s Gone”: the Grateful Dead’s signature song, “Truckin’”. After a spirited romp through the song, which started unusually by using its outro jam as the intro, the band served up another familiar and welcome progression, drifting into the Howlin’ Wolf classic “Smokestack Lightning” in a surely unintentional repeat of this pairing that occurred at the Dead’s first show at Deer Creek in 1989. There was further toying with the “Truckin’” riff during an outro jam that lasted several minutes before yielding the stage to the two drummers after almost an hour of music.The “Drums” segment got off to a quieter start as Kreutzmann played syncopated beats on his kit while Hart gently pawed at the beam, and within a couple of minutes, Burbridge was out there using a pair of mallets to make it a trio. The relative lack of electronics gave the drums an “80s Dead” feel at times, but the closing salvo of the trio pounding away on drums with phased effects and an electronic sequence under it was very much a reflection of the drums segment as it exists in 2019. After Hart made a short return to the beam the frontline musicians returned for a brief “Space” segment, highlighted by Mayer’s use of a thick, dirty tone while playing short, sharp bursts of notes.Soon the drummers returned and laid down a gentle beat while Mayer noodled for a couple of minutes, backed by Chimenti’s chords and giving no clear hint as to what was coming next. Eventually Weir sprung the three-chord progression that comprises Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower”, but this version opened at a slower tempo until Mayer’s quick solo after the first verse prompted a welcome increase in velocity. Mayer’s final solo hit a nice peak before a reggae-style vocal outro led by Weir slowed the tempo to allow “Stella Blue” to make its drifting entrance. This is one of the Garcia ballads where Weir’s vocal phrasing really works effectively, and rather incredibly. Back out in the real world, the NHL’s St. Louis Blues won their first Stanley Cup since their inception in 1967 during the song’s final minutes.The set came to a more upbeat close by circling back to the show’s opening Americana themes via a spirited “Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad”, Woody Guthrie’s Great Depression-era lament that was somehow recast as an optimistic song once the Grateful Dead got hold of it. Weir, Mayer, and Burbridge each sang a verse and both Chimenti and Mayer delivered hot solos before the final choruses brought the set to a close. All things considered, while “Fire On The Mountain” served as a fun opener to the set, it was an outlier as it was a stand-alone version that didn’t feel connected to the at-times slower but certainly cohesive run of music that followed.Watch the second set-opening performance of “Fire on the Mountain” below.Dead & Company – “Fire on the Mountain” [Pro-Shot] – 6/12/2019[Video: Dead & Company]For the encore, the band made a wise choice with the tour debut of “Black Muddy River”, which fit the overall vibe of the evening perfectly and allowed the crowd to gently drift back to earth. This was Dead & Company’s first performance of the song since last year’s experimental version at Alpine Valley which featured guest artist Justin Vernon’s falsetto vocals, but this time Mayer was on his own. And just like with “Row Jimmy”, Mayer’s rough-but-somehow-polished vocals give this one a different, welcome flavor that the crowd could savor on the walk back to the parking lot after the band took their bows.Dead and Company’s summer tour continues this weekend with performances scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.Setlist: Dead & Company | Ruoff Home Mortgage Center | Noblesville, IN | 6/12/2019Set 1: Cold Rain & Snow, Iko Iko, Minglewood Blues, Tennessee Jed, Sugaree, Looks Like Rain, Row Jimmy, Let It GrowSet 2: Fire On The Mountain, Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance, He’s Gone > Truckin’ > Smokestack Lightning > Drums > Space > All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan cover) > Stella Blue > Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad (Woody Guthrie cover)Encore: Black Muddy Riverlast_img read more

Some Gopher football players remain undecided about 2020 return

first_imgSome Gopher football players remain undecided about 2020 returnHead coach P.J. Fleck has not said who is still contemplating whether to return to the team.Daily File PhotoGophers football players sit on the sidelines during a game at TCF Bank Stadium on Oct. 3, 2015. Brendan O’Brien, Sports ReporterOctober 7, 2020Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAs the Big Ten football season approaches, Minnesota is still waiting for some players to decide whether they will play in 2020.Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck recently has been asked about the status of some offensive and defensive players. Fleck has said he will not discuss the topic or name players until the players decide what their individual plans are for the upcoming season.“I’m going to wait to be specific on who we talk about — whether opt in or opt out — to give people the proper time and not having names out there for people who have or haven’t so they can make the decision for themselves and not have the added pressure from their name being out there,” Fleck said.Despite the remaining uncertainty, Fleck has voiced his support of each player no matter the decision. Fleck said the team is always excited to have players return to the program but added that the team’s culture encourages players to make the best decisions for themselves — even if that does not involve football.“Just like any of our student-athletes, whatever dreams, hopes [and] aspirations they all have, we support them in that,” Fleck said. “And if football is not a part of that, we support them 100% in that too.” Players deciding whether to return to the Gophers this fall has been a common theme throughout the past few months, including for wide receivers Rashod Bateman and Demetrius Douglas.In early August, Bateman announced his decision to leave the program due to health concerns with COVID-19. But once the Big Ten announced a new schedule beginning in October with expanded testing, Bateman felt comfortable and was excited to return. Last week, the NCAA restored Bateman’s eligibility allowing him to play.Douglas, on the other hand, announced earlier this week that he will not play this season and is ending his collegiate career. Douglas is set to graduate this December after going through school in three and a half years. When the Big Ten originally canceled its season in August, Douglas reflected on whether he would play or transition into his next phase of life. He was projected to be in the mix for the third wide receiver position on the team, behind Bateman and Chris Autman-Bell, as well as a returner on special teams.“Demetrius did a lot for our program, did a lot for our student-athletes here,” Fleck said. “He’s an unbelievable advocate of the University of Minnesota, a wonderful human being.”Bateman and Douglas are the only Gophers who have made their decisions publicly thus far. If undecided, other players will most likely need to make their decisions soon, as the Gophers are set to kick off the season on Oct. 24 at home against No. 20 Michigan.last_img read more

The Childhood Age That Predicts Future Success

first_imgLiveScience: If you want to see which kids will grow up to be the most successful adults, visit their second-grade classroom, new research suggests.A study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland discovered that math and reading ability at age 7 are linked with socioeconomic status several decades later.  The researchers found that such childhood abilities predict socioeconomic status in adulthood over and above associations with intelligence, education and socioeconomic status in childhood.…The study, which was supported by an Economic and Social Research Council scholarship, was recently published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.Read the whole story: LiveScience More of our Members in the Media >last_img

Social Distancing … Dance Arts Los Alamos Style!

first_imgDALA Director Jonathan Guise Monday evening teaching his ballet students via internet. Courtesy photoDALA News:Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) Director Jonathan Guise has found a way to reach out to ballet dancers, promote community within the DALA family and keep everyone safe and happy while complying with social distancing during the public health emergency. DALA will be closed until April 6 but but Monday evening Director Jonathan Guise began teaching a live ballet class and also a modern dance class via the internet. His students can see him and he can see them so he is able to give corrections and, most importantly, encouragement. DALA will be exploring ways to expand this new way of teaching over the next three weeks. Guise can be reached by email at jonathan@danceartslosalamos.org. DALA dancer Elise Chávez joins her ballet class taught by Director Jonathan Guise Monday evening via internet. Courtesy photolast_img read more

Honeywell preparing for 25th annual event

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UK: Fugro’s New Offshore Wind Farm Drill Readies for Action

first_imgSpecialist overwater drilling and marine construction contractor Fugro Seacore is building a powerful pile top drill, the T120, for the offshore wind farm market to assist with monopile installations of up to 8 metres diameter.Their current big drill has 90 tonnes of rotational torque; the new one will have 120 tonnes. This new addition to the fleet means they will have two drills capable of relief drilling piles of over 6 metres diameter simultaneously, for instances where larger monopiles are the chosen foundation for the wind farm sites of Round 3 in UK waters and elsewhere in the European market.A range of other downhole equipment has been produced, or is in production, to meet the needs of the offshore wind market. The latest drill bit is designed for up to 7 metres diameter and is ready for deployment at Westermost Rough offshore wind farm. It will enable relief drilling services on 6.5-metre diameter monopiles where boulders or harder ground may be encountered. For the same project Fugro Seacore has also designed a new conductor (the lattice structure under the drill) so that equipment can be stored vertically – saving valuable deck space – and installed quickly as a single unit onto the pile.“Our drilling rigs and associated equipment are custom built with specific markets and projects in mind,” explains Alun Jones of Fugro Seacore. “We are constantly seeking to expand the parameters of drilling technology and enjoy rising to challenges, such as recently completing a 6.5-metre diameter by 63-metre deep shaft – the largest drilled marine socket in the world.”The entire pile top drill set-up, weighing approximately 350 tonnes, will be complete next month (December) and on site in early February 2014. In designing this new set-up the drill deck has been kept small to avoid conflict with pile gates and hydraulic power has been increased using electro hydraulic power packs.Fugro Seacore is expecting drilling rates of up to 2.2 metres per hour – the same as those achieved with their T90 drill at Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm, where the company was brought in to improve upon the rates that were previously being achieved.This new drill will be the fifteenth pile top in the Fugro Seacore fleet and it will enable them to drill a full range of holes from 500 millimetres diameter up to 8 metres diameter. They are looking forward to putting the new pile top into action and continuing to develop solutions for their clients.Fugro Seacore’s fleet of jack-up barges and bespoke geotechnical and construction drills enable site investigation and construction work to take place in the most hostile and technically demanding environments. Flexibility and substantial plan resources ensure cost-effective solutions to exacting marine engineering challenges.[mappress]Press release, November 18, 2013; Image: Fugrolast_img read more

‘SupplyCo’ could help barristers get work back from solicitor-advocates

first_imgA new business model allowing barristers to accept instructions through an agency route could help the bar claw back work from solicitor-advocates, a legal consultant has suggested.John Binks (pictured) of the Bar Consultancy Network, a former manager at the Legal Services Commission, said a ‘SupplyCo’ model would give barristers greater control of fees in criminal work.Current practising rules permit barristers to be in independent practice, and work within and have an ownership interest in an SRA-regulated business providing legal services, he said. Barristers working in such practices can therefore provide referral advocacy services as part of the activity of those entities.Binks said that the services the entity can provide and the terms it can offer are freed from the ringfencing created by LSC payment structures and Bar Standards Board rules.He said this removes the differentiation between solicitor preparation, which is paid under the litigator fee, and advocacy, which is paid under the graduated fee. ‘The solicitor and barrister can work together on a case, organising division and work, and related fee income in a manner that is both more advantageous to the client and to their joint businesses,’ he added.In contrast to the ProcureCo model, advanced by others within the bar, and which would act as a model only for the procurement of legal services, the SupplyCo enables those using it to offer legal services.Binks told the Law Society’s legal aid conference last week that the SupplyCo model offered one way for the publicly funded criminal bar to claw back income from solicitor-advocates. In addition, he said this model would leave barristers better placed to bid for work under price-competitive tendering.Binks dismissed increased direct access as the way ahead for the bar, saying: ‘The bar won’t get far with direct access.‘The bar must understand that dealing with clients direct is a skill, and a skill that most barristers don’t have.’last_img read more

SC&RA launches UPT2021 initiative

first_imgOversized and overweight trucks travelling across state lines experience different requirements and weight allowances in each state, which the SC&RA said leads to delays and an increase in costs for clients. The UPT2021 initiative will advocate for widespread acceptance of more comprehensive and representative permitted weight configurations issued under routine or auto-issued permits.Two of the primary goals for UPT2021 are to encourage all states to allow minimum weight thresholds, and to analyse and issue permits via automated permit systems, 24-7. According to the SC&RA, more than 30 states presently use systems that auto-issue permits – in some cases for a convoy measuring more than 16 ft (4.8 m) wide and high and having a gross weight of 250,000 lbs (113.4 tonnes).The aim is to gain 100 percent compliance across the country by 2021.

 “Lack of uniformity amongst states is costing our member companies millions of dollars annually,” said SC&RA vice president, Steven Todd. “Manufacturers pay more for transporting their products and those costs are passed along to consumers. Ultimately, it’s nearly every citizen/taxpayer bearing the burden. “Beyond the consumer, the lack of uniformity among states permitted weight allowances has a very real impact on the nation’s infrastructure as oversize/overweight loads are re-routed thousands of additional miles, causing more stress on roads and bridges,” explained Todd. “This is why SC&RA is committed to working towards uniformity in allowable permitted weight configurations. UPT2021 is one of the most important initiatives we’ve undertaken because, while the goal of uniformity across 50 states is possible, it’s formidable. But the consequences of doing nothing are no longer tolerable.”The SC&RA has proposed 11 configurations that make up the majority of typical overweight permits issued by states in the USA. The 11 selected configurations are already approved in several states.This initiative pertains only to those loads defined by the US government as non-divisible loads. Typical non-divisible loads include items such as construction equipment, bridge beams and transformers. www.scranet.orglast_img read more