Dave Matthews Band Weaves ‘Black and Blue Bird’ Tour Debut Amidst ‘Crash’-Heavy Tampa Show

first_imgDave Matthews Band hit Tampa, FL last night as part of their 25th anniversary tour, surprising fans with a plethora of throwbacks, a tour debut, and plenty of staple tunes. The night dove straight into “Lie in Our Graves,” which was the first of six songs to be performed from the 1996 Crash album. The band also surprised fans with a tour debut of “Black and Blue Bird”, a song that was welcomed to the mix last spring of 2015. From the crowd-pleasing “Crash Into Me,’ to the jam-heavy “Big Eyed Fish” > “Bismarck” and “Proudest Monkey” > “Satellite” segments, Dave’s Florida run is bringing more than just the heat. Enjoy these fan-shot videos from the scorcher below!#41Funny The Way It IsTomorrow, the band heads to Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL.Dave Matthews Band @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL:Lie in Our Graves, Crash into Me, Belly Belly Nice, Black and Blue Bird, Crush, Big Eyed Fish > Bismarck, Proudest Monkey > Satellite, Say Goodbye, #41, Tripping Billies, Digging a Ditch, Funny the Way It Is, Corn Bread > Lie In Our Graves reprise, Stay (Wasting Time)Encore: Granny > Pantala Naga Pampa > Rapunzel[Setlist via DMBAlmanac]last_img read more

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Aon Hewitt Switzerland loses head of investment consulting

first_imgHe has been with Aon Hewitt for a number of years but initially worked at Watson Wyatt, which promoted him to partner in 2003.At the firm, he was also head of investment consulting.Thurnherr noted Zaugg would not be immediately replaced, as Dominique Grandchamp – who in February was appointed head of the department for French-speaking Switzerland, or Romandie – would be able to cover both.“We are not actively looking for a replacement right now,” Thurnherr said.Grandchamp previously worked at rival consultancy Mercer and is currently based in Geneva.He has worked as a management consultant at PwC and a relationship manager at Harcourt Investment Consulting.Prior to joining Mercer in 2011, he spent four years as CIO at Nara Capital, a fund of hedge funds manager. Aon Hewitt Switzerland is set to lose one of two heads of investment consulting, IPE understands.Willi Thurnherr, chief executive at Aon Hewitt Switzerland, confirmed Beat Zaugg’s departure to IPE.When asked about a timescale for Zaugg’s departure, Thurnherr said it would be over the course of the summer.Zaug is currently head of the investment consulting business for German-speaking clients in Switzerland, based in Zurich.  last_img read more

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Get Fit at Bodymechanics Fit Body Boot Camp

first_imgFacebook33Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Bodymechanics Fit Body Boot CampBodymechanics Fit Body Boot Camp in Tumwater offers fun and challenging boot camp style workouts 6 days a week.  People of all fitness levels, sizes and ages are welcome to try out our classes as each exercise we do is modifiable to all abilities.  Our classes are motivating, effective and challenging for the new member to the most experienced athletic person.The Bodymechanics Fit Body Boot Camp crew feel like family.NASM™ trained personal trainer, Jeremy White says his goals for members are that “they become more fluent in movement and increase their cardio vascular endurance.”One thing that sets Bodymechanics Fit Body Boot Camp apart is our commitment to creating a family-like gym, where members become friends and check in on each other.  Accountability and motivation increase exponentially in group settings and members reach goals faster than those who go it alone.  Improved overall health, improved mental clarity, increased flexibility and feeling more self-confident are outcomes our members experience.Nicole Fernow-Marval, CPT, LMP who leads our very popular Team 620 class says, “My goal is to help members have more sustained energy, to start eating healthier foods and make better food choices.  I love training boot camp classes and see everyone get fit and commit to their health.”As an avid athlete, Nicole certainly walks the walk, and talks the talk.  She has participated in Strong Man (Woman) competitions and run several half-marathons.  Nicole shares her passion for fitness and nutrition with bootcampers every day.Fit Body Boot Camp owner Shari Aldrich helps clients achieve their best and reach their goals.Bodymechanics Fit Body Boot Camp owner Shari Aldrich, who also owns Bodymechanics Boot Camp (Centralia) and Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy & Massage, is passionate about health and fitness. Her personal experience with family health issues led her to opening the bootcamp and lives by the belief that “movement is life, stillness is death.”  Shari has worked to get the right team in place, so that members will get results that isn’t common in a traditional gym setting.Often times we hear that clients who attended other gyms felt they were just a number – not greeted when they walked in the door and felt uncomfortable using equipment and intimidated by others in the gym.  Our gym is different – we check in with members who miss a day, we check in with goals monthly and we motivate daily.  Members are led through the workout by our skilled trainers and are assured they are doing the movements correctly to minimize potential injury.Hard work nets tangible results for Body Fit Boot Camp members.Our goal at Bodymechanics Fit Body Boot camp is designed to engage members and create a family environment that is safe, fun and offering a non-intimidating atmosphere for members.Workouts are designed and led by certified personal trainers in a manner that is created to be fun while challenging members and maximizing fat loss in less time.  We strive to help members deepen their knowledge of fitness and what it really means to be truly fit and live a healthy lifestyle. We start with the basics and dig deeper into more advanced movements and techniques as each client and group progresses.Our convenient class schedule allows those who desire morning or evening classes to come in, have a well designed workout prepared, and then get on with their day.  Shari enjoys training boot camp classes in Tumwater when able and has noticed members enjoying life more – going on hikes, bike rides and running races.  Sedentary lifestyles change, and members make plans to do activities with each other outside of boot camp classes, which speaks to the family atmosphere created in class.  Shari notices the fun that members have engaging and encouraging each other on the group Facebook page.Bodymechanics Fit Body Boot Camp ClassesClasses promote support and encouragement among participants, helping them reach fitness goals.High energy, fun and effective boot camp classes designed for those getting into fitness and those who are looking to increase their fitness level.  Members can count on losing weight, fat and inches while gaining in fitness, strength and endurance utilizing our dynamic exercises with body weight, suspension trainers, medicine balls, dumb bells and kettle bells.We promote unity, lifting each other up.  No one will feel left out and we believe in what we do and that is to help people become better versions of themselves.Our current membership special for people new to our facility is 4 weeks for $67.  After that, membership price is based on member goals and individual needs.  New members will participate in an assessment with our trainer to ensure that the bootcamp is both appropriate for them and that together, we can help members reach realistic goals.For more information on any of our programs, including schedules, please give us a call at (360) 350-0015.last_img read more

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Nasty Comment Inspires 11-Year-Old’s Business

first_imgBy John BurtonEleven-year-old Sarah Milne, right, holds a “Proud Old Bat” car magnet she designed in honor of her grandmother, Pat Walter. With Sarah is her grandmother, Pat Walter.ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Being called an “old bat” would make most people take offense, but for 11-year-old Sarah Milne and her grandmother, it served as inspiration.Sarah used a recent confrontation when her grandmother was called an old bat to design and sell car magnets with a drawing of – what else? – a cartoon-styled elderly bat holding a cane, proclaiming herself a “Proud Old Bat.”With the help of family members, including grandmother Pat Walter, who lives in Middletown, and Sarah’s mother Michele Walter, Sarah designed the magnet, is marketing it and has been selling her creation.The novelty item is designed to be given for birthdays and other milestones, Michele Walter said. So far, they have sold to people giving them to college pals, office co-workers, parents and significant others, “instead of the proverbial over-the-hill,” greeting card or coffee mug.Michele Walter said Sarah has sold about 40 of the items.The novelty magnet was inspired when Pat Walter was driving to a family party not too long ago. When she slowed to allow an ambulance to pass her, another driver – a young man angered by her move – yelled from his car, “you old bat” as he sped away.“When she got to the party she told us all,” Sarah remembered.“I thought it was kind of amusing,” Pat Walter said.Whenever she reaches a milestone, such as becoming eligible to collect from Social Security, Sarah now calls her 65-year-old grandmother “an old bat.”Sarah and her family have established a Facebook page and website for her Proud Old Bat creation, and she had just received notification of her copyright, according to her mother.“I think she’s learning how to run a business,” Michele Walter said of her daughter’s enterprise.“I think it’s kind of cool,” Sarah observed, especially as her effort has begun to attract some attention.Sarah acknowledged some of her friends and classmates are a little bemused by her efforts. “My friends think it’s kind of funny,” she observed. “I don’t think kids my age are interested in running a business.”Her principal at St. James Elementary School in Red Bank bought one. “He said he would stick it on his wife’s car when she’s not looking,” Sarah explained with a giggle.Sarah said she likes to draw and maybe would like to follow this up with the image on clothing items.“She wants to expand on the idea,” Michele Walter said.“She keeps talking to people about it, trying to pick their brains to find out what’s next,” Pat Walter said.And that has Pat happy. “This proud old bat is proud of her granddaughter,” she said with a broad smile.last_img read more

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West Kootenay Rapids grab Gold and Nelson Peewee Rep Tourney

first_imgTwo teams, and two great weekend results for Nelson Minor Hockey at the Peewee Rep Tournament this past weekend at the NDCC and Civic Arenas.The West Kootenay Rapids Tier 2 and 3 teams advanced to the playoff round with the Tier 2 squad capturing the Tournament Championship.West Kootenay Rapids Tier 2 blasted Springbank, Alberta 8-2 in the final. West Kootenay Rapids consist of players from Nelson, Castlegar and Nakusp.The tournament attracted teams from the East Kootenays, Alberta and Washington State.last_img read more

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