Umphrey’s McGee Covers Prince For ‘After Midnight’ Set At Peach Music Festival [Setlist/Videos]

first_imgDespite some natural set-backs, Umphrey’s McGee still delivered a two-hour, rocking “After Midnight” set to the Peach Music Festival — starting around 12:45am due to rain. The night was strong, starting with reliable introductory track “Le Blitz” and swiftly transitioning into “Educated Guess”. The band showed off their impressive improvisational skills with a huge “Bridgeless” sandwich, with a thumping “Wappy Sprayberry” breaking the trusted classic into two parts. Similar Skin‘s 2014 hit “Puppet String” was the theme for the night, making a strong introduction mid-set, with a stellar, improvisational segue into “Hajimemashite”. Things turned Purple when they brought out Prince‘s “Controversy”, a song they’ve played only twice, the last time being at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas in May of 2016, into progressive rocker “Den”.The night closed “In The Kitchen” with a “Glory”-ous end of “Puppet String”, after two hours of pure rock awesomeness. This was surely a night to go down in the books. Thanks to these Instagram users, we can enjoy some snippets of the fun below: Umphrey’s McGee @ The Peach Music Festival 8/13/16:Set: Le Blitz > Educated Guess, Bridgeless (JO) > Wappy Sprayberry > Bridgeless, Attachments, Puppet String (JO) > Hajimemashite, Controversy (JO) > Den, Conduit, 1348E: In The Kitchen, Glory > Puppet String End[Setlist via @umphreysmcgee]last_img read more

Chilean Navy Opens Military Service to Women

first_imgBy Felipe Lagos/Diálogo April 30, 2018 For the first time in the history of the Chilean Navy, women joined its voluntary military service. In early April, the Navy welcomed the women who will be part of the institution’s first female class. More than 500 women participated in the selection process, of which 30 made it to the military service. A total of 359 young men and women officially joined the Navy on April 6th, at the Naval Recruit Training Center (CENIR, in Spanish), located on Quiriquina Island in the Bay of Concepción. “Having them perform their military service in our ranks is a major event for the Chilean Navy, a milestone in the integration process of women as equals with their male counterparts,” said Navy Captain Fernando Borcoski Pinto, commandant of the Navy Noncommissioned Officers Academy, to which CENIR belongs. “This way, more service options open up for women in the naval and maritime fields, which will allow them to perform important functions in various units and divisions,” he told Diálogo. The 22-month-long military service will be performed under ordinary conscription and will begin with a four-month basic training stage at CENIR. The second professional development stage will be carried out at various naval installations throughout Chile. All 30 women will receive the same theoretical instruction, basic physical and vocational training as men. Upon completion of the conscription period, they may apply to the Navy Noncommissioned Officers Academy, the Naval Academy, or the professional troops (the last of which begins in 2019). “When I saw that the Navy had opened up candidatures for women in the military service, I applied because not only is the Navy a fine institution, it’s not an opportunity that presents itself often,” recruit Javiera Pereira told Diálogo. “I am proud to end up in the first class.” Needed modifications The selection criteria were similar to those applied to men, such as Chilean nationality, marital status, age (17 to 24), health requirements, and criminal background. To facilitate the entrance of women into military service, the institution initially made 30 spots available. “I hope that, as happened in other branches of the Armed Forces, more spots will be opened soon for women to join the military service,” said Chilean Army Brigadier General Jorge Morales Fernández, general director of National Mobilization. To admit women, the institution modified its facilities, internal rules, and instructor training. CENIR, which quarters and instructs conscripts, opened a new building to house its first female contingent. The building has dormitories for 34 people, laundry facilities, showers, and bathrooms. “Given that it lacked the proper infrastructure, the institution had to carry out a construction project dedicated to housing female personnel,” Capt. Borcoski said. “Additionally, it was necessary to modify CENIR internal regulations, adapting all its procedures for the incorporation and participation of women. It was also necessary to train instructors for the new mixed contingent.” Gradual integration Women’s incorporation into naval military service is in line with a cultural change in the country and follows the policy of integration and equality the government put forth for the Armed Forces. However, the decision marked a milestone for the naval institution, which was the last of the three branches of the Armed Forces to take this step. The Army began voluntary female military service in 1979 for auxiliary health services and administrative positions. Conscription was suspended in 1988 and reinstated in 2001. The Air Force (FACh, in Spanish) has a similar history, accepting women into military service in 1981 for a 10-year period. As of 2017, women can apply for military service within FACh once again. “In recent years, the Chilean Navy focused its efforts on the full integration of women into naval careers,” Capt. Borcoski said. “Women have carried out various activities in the institution for nearly a century, gradually joining the service ranks of officers and sailors. By those means, and as part of the gradual process of inclusion and non-discrimination against women, ingress to military service became a reality in April 2018.” For recruit Francisca Muñoz Aceitón, the opportunity will allow her to follow family members’ footsteps. She looks forward to the training and discipline characteristic of the Navy. “What stands out to me about the Navy is its conviction, discipline, and the fact that they give all for their country,” Muñoz concluded. “I see them as very brave people and would like to be one of them.”last_img read more

The Rundown – May 2013

first_img1. Follow the coolest guy in the universe: Commander Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield on Twitter) arrived at the International Space Station in December for a 5-month tour of duty and ever since he’s talked Star Wars with William Shatner, dropped the puck for the Maple Leafs, performed with the Barenaked Ladies and chatted up the Queen of England—all from space, where the Canadian astronaut gets to see sunrise and sunset 16 times per day. No big deal. It’s just another day. He also dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day, showed how hard it is to do things like add salt and pepper to food, while sharing fantastic photos he takes daily from space. Follow this guy. He’s awesome, which means when you retweet him, you’ll be awesome, too.2. Ride The Run: The latest addition to Splish Splash will debut Memorial Day weekend, and it’s the first-ever water ride in New York State featuring new generation hydromagnetic technology. Bootlegger’s Run will take a four-person raft through a series of drops, including one from nearly five stories high, while powerful electromagnetic fields propel the steel-bottomed rafts uphill, just like a roller coaster. “Imagine a cross between a whitewater raft ride and a roller coaster,” says Mike Bengtson, Splish Splash general manager. “Bootlegger’s Run is like a roller coaster that races on water instead of rails.” Sign us up!3. Download Vine: Now, instead of telling your Facebook friends and Twitter followers what you ate for breakfast and sharing pictures of your bagel on Instagram, you can video yourself taking your first bite for the world to see. Vine lets you take 6-second looping videos using your phone that are easily shared through social media. So, whether you’re polishing off a bagel or filming a family of geese crossing the street, this will probably be your new addiction.4. Meet Steve Schirripa: You probably know Schirripa as Bobby “Bacala” from HBO’s The Sopranos, but these days the Brooklyn-born actor, comedian and Goomba series author has bridged the gap from TV crime to real-world crime. Schirripa hosted two seasons of the Investigation Discovery series, Nothing Personal, and is now hosting Karma’s a B*tch! on the same network. Schirripa will sign copies of his latest book, Big Daddy’s Rules, on May 22 at Roslyn’s Bryant Library, on May 23 at the Book Revue in Huntington and on May 29 at Port Washington Public Library.5. Drink Long Island Craft Beer: Uniting local breweries, restaurants, retailers and bars with beer enthusiasts, the 2013 annual Long Island Craft Beer Week will be a 10-day Island-wide celebration of beer, the making of beer, and the enjoyment of beer.  From May 10-19, local retailers and restaurants team up with their favorite breweries to host special events—pairings, tap takeovers, special menus, meet the brewer nights, and more—showing the local beer enthusiasts why they love craft beer. Visit for a full rundown of events.6. Read Murder on Long Island: A 19th Century Tale of Tragedy & Revenge: In 1854, James Wickham was a wealthy Cutchogue farmer with a large estate. He and his wife were later murdered by an ex-employee with an axe. The man was captured, and on Dec. 15, 1854, he became one of the last people to be hanged in Suffolk County. Written by the Southold Historical Society, this book documenting the murders can be purchased through the Southold Historical Society or Youtube How Animals Eat Their Food: So, two guys sit down at a table and start to eat their salads, when one asks, “Want to see how animals eat their food?” You can probably guess what happens next, so we won’t spoil the rest for you, but the flamingo and rhinoceros win, hands down.8. Get Pixelated 8-Bit Glasses: For the old-school gamers out there who want to rock the kind of shades Super Mario would have in his hay day, hold on to your Atari stick. These sunglasses (Amazon, $9.99) laugh in the face of rounded edges and look pretty surreal in the 3-D world.9. Check Out The Hot Baby Names for 2013: There are a ton of Johns and Marys already so maybe you’re looking for something a little different for your kids. What about Severine or Phaedra? Thor? Mingus? Are you cringing yet? Well, check out the rest of the list on Celebrate Memorial Day! Pin on your poppies, slap on that red, white and blue, and fire up the grill! Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more

Bank fees help contribute to growing credit union membership

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Christina PontissoA year in review for credit unions, is reported in the Credit Unions Online article “2014 Credit Union Review: Bank Fees and More Bank Fees” written by Gina Ragusa.Credit Unions continue to soar in membership, reaching the 100 million mark this past summer. You may ask how is this happening? There are many answers to this question, but one of the biggest reasons are bank fees.For instance, did you know check re-ordering is one way banks can get consumers to overpay for a small withdrawal? A Pew Charitable Trust survey found that almost half of the nation’s major banks re-order checks to boost income. “Checking accounts are a fundamental tool for managing money and they need to be safe and transparent,” said Susan Weinstock, director of Pew’s safe checking research to CBS News Moneywatch. “We urge the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to make fair checking account practices a priority by issuing new rules.” continue reading »last_img read more

Belvedere and Axa set to pre-let Isis Reach

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Mixed messages

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Offices: Manchester returns to its core

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tried to seal shock Chelsea transfer in January

first_imgAubameyang wanted to join Chelsea (Picture: AFP via Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reportedly attempted to force through a transfer to Chelsea in January – but a move failed due to his excessive wage demands.Aubameyang will face off against Chelsea on Saturday when Arsenal take on Frank Lampard’s side in the FA Cup final. But he was keen to swap his red jersey for a blue one. According to the Daily Mail, contact was made on behalf of the Gabon international as he was keen on a move to Stamford Bridge. ADVERTISEMENTBut his high wage demands meant that a move didn’t get off the ground. It’s claimed he would have been comfortably the highest-paid player in Chelsea’s history, if they had bowed to his demands. Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang tried to seal shock Chelsea transfer in January Arsenal and Chelsea will face off on Saturday (Picture: Getty)Aubameyang’s contract expires at the end of next season – and his future at the Emirates is far from certain. AdvertisementAdvertisementShould Mikel Arteta’s side fail to win Saturday’s final, Arsenal will not be involved in European football next season. And failure to land the trophy could see Aubameyang – who has scored 27 goals this season – depart.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDespite already signing Timo Werner, Lampard is keen on signing a striker but Aubameyang would have to lower his wage demands for a move to come to fruition. Barcelona and AC Milan are both interested in the 31-year-old as well and will no doubt be watching Saturday’s final closely to see if Arsenal secure Europa League qualification.Who will win the FA Cup final?Arsenal0%Chelsea0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jul 2020 11:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Initiative develops shareholder-engagement guidelines for Germany

first_imgA taskforce has developed guidelines for dialogue between investors and the supervisory boards of listed companies in a move designed to modernise shareholder engagement in Germany.The guidelines are the work of a Developing Shareholder Communication initiative, spearheaded by Hermes EOS and Ernst & Young.They are significant because of the specificity of Germany’s corporate governance model, company law in the country, and what has been the dominant practice in this regard, despite some changes in recent years.   Germany has a two-tier corporate governance model, with employee co-determination. Under German company law, the supervisory board (comprising non-executive directors) has a right to a dialogue with investors but only pertaining to topics that fall within its remit, with responsibility for communication with investors remaining with the management board for all other matters.Hans-Christoph Hirt, co-head at Hermes EOS, told IPE: “If you just look at the law, it isn’t envisaged that non-executive directors in the German two-tier system speak with investors, and it also certainly hasn’t been common practice.“Unlike in the UK, where it’s sort of part of the job description of non-executive directors to speak to investors, in Germany, it’s not in the tradition, and if you strictly interpret the law, you may come to the conclusion it’s not aligned with or even prohibited by the law.”The guidelines were produced by a small working group, crucially including some of the top legal authorities in Germany, with input from a stakeholder advisory group.Investor representatives included Claudia Kruse, managing director of sustainability and governance at APG Asset Management; Ingo Speich, head of sustainability and engagement at Union Investment; and Henning Gebhardt, global head of equities at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.Thomas Richter, CEO of BVI, the German investment fund association, welcomed the work of the taskforce, including as a response to the EU shareholder rights directive; this foresees institutional investors playing a more active role in corporate governance.  “The eight guiding principles are a great way for both German and international investors to establish a more formal dialogue with the supervisory board,” he said. “We have noticed increasing demand especially from institutional investors to speak to the supervisory board and not only the management board.”Richter was also involved in the stakeholder group.The guidelines are intended to serve as a practical tool but also to “establish a framework for the communication of listed companies and to contribute to good dialogue practices”, according to the group behind the principles.They also have a wider purpose, according to Hirt.“This initiative was also about putting the issue firmly on the table and having a bit of a discussion around the current legal framework,” he said.“The view of the working group and the stakeholder group was that it is perfectly possible under the current legal framework to have this dialogue, provided you recognise there are certain boundaries.”Pushback is expected but also welcome.“We expect a very fierce, particularly academic legal discussion around this issue,” said Hirt.“The politicians are on board, but there are strong pockets of practising lawyers and particular academic lawyers who I think will take issue even with the starting point that you can have a dialogue if you stick to certain rules.”The government commission for Germany’s corporate governance code, in what is understood to be a departure from its previous position, has indicated that it intends to consult on a proposal to amend the code with respect to the topic of communication between supervisory boards and investors.The head of the government commission, Manfred Gentz, was a member of the stakeholder group advising the Hermes/E&Y initiative.Two other members of the stakeholder advisory group are also on the government commission: APG’s Kruse and Joachim Faber, head of the supervisory board at Deutsche Börse and on the board of directors of HSBC.last_img read more

Gold Coast real estate: Palm Beach couple drop $3 million on Bilinga house

first_img Artist impression of three-level homes planned for the beachfront in Bilinga by developer Christie Leet.“This is the ultimate traditional house and land package,” he said.“Your own home, designed to your needs, on the beach on the Gold Coast is still a dream for many locals and the interest we have had indicates there are plenty of buyers ready to make the switch from an apartment to a home.The Golden Four is structured to allow buyers to purchase the land and then work with a builder to customise pre-approved house designs. Remaining residences are priced at $3.195 million, $1.699 million and $1.599 million.Each of the two beachfront residences in The Golden Four will sit on about 250 sqm of land and have 8m of ocean frontage. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago MORE NEWS: Designer’s house sells in $3.75 million deal The Golden Four at Bilinga.A PALM Beach couple has snapped up a beachfront house in The Golden Four at Bilinga for a multimillion-dollar price.The project has received strong interest since launching in December with one of the four residences – Illuka – selling for $2.995 million.The Golden Four is a cluster of four stand-alone houses on individually titled lots with no body corporate fees. There are two with beachfront positions.Sherpa Investments managing director Christie Leet said The Golden Four provided an alternative option to owning an apartment. MORE NEWS: Interstate buyer makes Gold Coast day trip to attend house’s auctioncenter_img The four-bedroom houses have been designed to include double garages, lifts, 3m ceilings, ducted airconditioning and indoor/outdoor living areas including plunge pools.All four properties were designed by Herwig Hartl Architects with interiors by Michelle Gibbons of Dot Dot Designs.Pending council approval, civil works are due to start in April.last_img read more