Umphrey’s McGee Wraps Up First Avenue Run With Rare Double Encore

first_imgLoad remaining images Umphrey’s McGee saved the best for last, as the third and final night of the Minneapolis run yesterday, April 30th, showed UM at their superlative form. The second set is what dreams are made of, and the unplanned double encore was the best way possible to end the run.“Gents” into “1348” got the night started off. As metal as the song is, “1348” actually had a more psychedelic jam that was a harbinger of what the rest of the show would be, especially the second set. The first set continued with excellent musicianship, delivering fun renditions of “The Bottom Half,” “Hurt Bird Bath” and more.“JaJunk” opened the second set, which included a small jam where Ryan Stasik laid down a funky bass line that eventually lead to the ending, with Joel Cummins pounding the keys and the guitarists shredding. Brendan Bayliss even covered Jake Cinninger’s eyes, as the latter rocked his solo at the end of the song.The “Nemo” segment was phenomenal as it contained a “Sweetness,” as well as a rocking version of Led Zeppelin’s “Dancing Days.” Bayliss thanked the crowd, before launching into “Dump City.” At one point, this version got so psychedelic that it more resembled a Grateful Dead “Space” than a rock show. The band zoned out with a bunch of weird noises and sounds, with percussionist Andy Farag going wild on his kit during this free-for-all. They eventually brought it back to the ending of the song for what was a wild ride of a “Dump City.”Next up was a slower moment with “in The Kitchen,” filled with quality improv throughout. They finished the set with a monster version of Talking Heads’ “Making Flippy Floppy,” with Cummins leading some great synth licks and featuring Cinninger and Stasik with their own keyboard contributions.They encored with an unusually placed “2nd Self” which segued into “The Floor,” both of which were rocking. That was supposed to be the end of the night, as a bow and a wave were given from the members of Umphrey’s. The crowd applauded. The band members left the stage. The crowd applauded. The house lights started turning on. The crowd continued applauding, louder. At some point, the screaming and yelling turned into a full-fledged Umphrey’s chant that seemed to last forever. Finally, they turned all the lights off and the place went pitch black. It was deafening. Umphrey’s could no longer deny us, and returned to the stage for a rare double encore. The Minneapolis Umphreaks willed the band back on to the stage. Kudos.Umphrey’s delivered a “Triple Wide” that contained a “Cigarette Cables” middle section. It was truly worthy of the double encore. Thank you for a real good time, Umphrey’s McGee.Check out the All Things Umphrey’s setlist and a full gallery from Ojeda Photography below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN – 4/30/16Set One: Gents > 1348, Andy’s Last Beer, The Bottom Half, Liquid > Thin Air, We’re Going to War > Hurt Bird BathSet Two: JaJunk, Nemo > Sweetness > Dancing Days > Nemo, Dump City, In the Kitchen, Making Flippy FloppyEncore: 2nd Self > The FloorEncore 2: The Triple Wide > Cigarette Cables > The Triple Widelast_img read more

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Hensarling joins NAFCU Congressional Caucus slate

first_imgHouse Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, has joined the growing list of speakers for NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus, which takes place Sept. 14-17 in Washington.Hensarling has been leading House efforts to roll back the Dodd-Frank Act – including NAFCU-backed measures to create a five-person commission to lead CFPB – with emphasis on the need for regulatory relief for community-based financial institutions. He is scheduled to speak to Caucus participants the morning of Sept. 17.Also joining the Sept. 17 speaker slate are Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., a member of House Financial  Services and the lead Democrat on H.R. 989, the “Capital Access for Small Businesses and Jobs Act.” This NAFCU-backed measure would authorize NCUA to allow credit unions more access to supplemental capital.Jennifer Shasky-Calvery, director of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, is slated to speak to Caucus attendees Sept. 15. Shasky-Calvery leads the federal government’s enforcement of Bank Secrecy Act anti-money laundering rules, including requirements on currency transaction and suspicious activity reporting. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Getting a handle on equity is an essential key to securing your dream home

first_imgGetting to grips with your equity is key when it comes to purchasing a property.IF YOU are considering selling your property a question that will come up is what level of equity you have in your home.It is important you fully investigate your equity position before making any decisions about selling or buying another property.There are some common traps associated with using equity in your home and it’s important you do the sums early so you understand your position.Equity is the difference between the market value of the property and the owner’s unencumbered interest in the property. In other words, it’s what would be left over if you sold the property today and paid off all the associated debts with the home (that is the mortgage).The equity (or “net profit” as it can sometimes be called) is often what people use to fund activities such as renovations.To have equity in your home the market value of the property should be growing.But what happens when the value of the property falls and the potential sale doesn’t clear the associated debts?More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020It is well documented that regional Queensland property markets are doing it tough and Townsville is no exception.Unfortunately, it’s possible that there may be owners who have bought property in Townsville in the past five to 10 years who are paying off a property that has a lower market value today than it did when they bought it.When a property owner is considering selling the property and they have negative equity it’s likely they may need the bank’s approval before they can sell. It’s important you thoroughly investigate your financial position before you make any decisions.Many experienced agents who have seen a few property cycles in their time (and I’m one of those) will know to ask the equity question early to avoid any heartache down the track.If you’re serious about selling start by finding out from the agent what costs are associated with the property sale and then talk to the bank to find out how much equity you have.It’s much better to ask this question early and avoid potential tears and disappointment down the track when you’ve fallen in love with your dream home only to find out you don’t have as much equity as you thought.last_img read more

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Crowds brave heat to attend last day of L.A. County Fair

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “She’s just fantastic,’ Grijalva said. “There’s something for ev erybody.’ Yearwood is among the top in her industry, Fair spokeswoman Wendy Talarico said. “It’s a nice way to finish the Fair,’ she said. “We’re thrilled to have her here.’ No attendance figures were available, Talarico said, but they received positive feedback on the new schedule. The Fair opened on an additional fourth weekend and was closed Mon days and Tuesdays. Business is slow on Mondays and Tuesdays and picks up on the weekends, so the new schedule worked out well, said Tony Fiori, marketing director for Ray Cammack Shows, Inc., which operates the carnival rides. Sunday lived up to its name, but the heat didn’t keep people away from the last day of the Los Angeles County Fair. The closing concert also brought out fans. “We’re here because of the Trisha Yearwood concert,’ Whittier resident Gloria Grijal va said. “It’s the only reason I’d come out into the heat and the crowds.’ She had never seen Yearwood in person, although Grijalva said she’s been a fan through out her career. “We commend them for that risk- taking,’ he said. “We’re very pleased going into the last Sunday.’ The new schedule gave them an extra week to sell and also al lowed a break early in the week, said Kevin McPherson, sales representative for Bert’s Mega Mall in Covina, which had a booth at the Fair. Many people stop by just to look, but coming to the Fair is good exposure for the company, he said. He didn’t try out any rides at the Fair, but did enjoy some food. “The food is always good here,’ McPherson said. “Everyone raises the prices for food. We come here and lower our price.’ A new attraction at the Fair, SportsFest!, gave visitors a chance to clock their fastball, shoot hoops and get in the bat ting cage. Servando Villalobos, 29, of Lyn wood didn’t have much luck hitting a 60-mph fastball. “I thought it would be easy, but it’s not,’ he said. He spent the day eating and drinking, and had a simple rea son for coming out on the last day of the Fair. “It’s my only day off from work,’ Villalobos said. Rodney Tanaka can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2230, or by e-mail160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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More than 4,000 U.S. stations offering E85

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Drivers of flex fuel vehicles (FFVs), which can handle higher ethanol blends up to 85%, now have even more places to fuel up. According to, operated by the Renewable Fuels Association, there are now more than 4,000 stations throughout the U.S. offering E85.There are more than 22 million FFVs on U.S. roads and now consumers have greater access to higher ethanol blends. Minnesota offers the most E85 stations, but states outside the Corn Belt have shown the greatest uptick in recent years. States like California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania have demonstrated tremendous growth in offering higher ethanol blends.Greater consumer access to E85 is due to a combination of factors, including RFA’s overall market development efforts, the past Blend Your Own Ethanol Campaign, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) Program, and the ethanol industry-funded Prime the Pump initiative.“Reaching this milestone is a tremendous achievement,” said Robert White, RFA Vice President of Industry Relations. “Consumers with FFVs ought to have access to E85, whether they’re in Iowa, California or Florida. This expansion allows consumers with FFVs in many areas the opportunity to fuel with E85 for the first time. We applaud retailers for increasing efforts to bring further consumer choice to the market and we look forward to more stations opening up in the future.”“Today’s news should also further show EPA that there is ample ethanol blending capability to accommodate higher Renewable Fuel Standard Renewable Volume Obligation requirements than what the agency has proposed,” White said. “If just half of the FFVs on the road today used E85, there would be more than 6 billion gallons of E85 demand, and you cannot ignore the growing demand from E15 and other blends. EPA must acknowledge this reality in its final 2018 RFS rule.” is crowdsourced and offers updated prices and locations for E85, E15 and other ethanol blends from thousands of stations across the country.last_img read more

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Surround Sound Mixing in FCPX

first_imgDiscover how to create an engaging 5.1 surround sound mix within Final Cut Pro X!Up the audience engagement with your film or video project with a dynamic a 5.1 surround sound mix.  You now have all the tools to do a surround sound mix in Final Cut Pro X, reducing the need to send your project to a third party audio editing application.  In the following video tutorial, video editor and filmmaker Dan Allen once again shares his Final Cut Pro X expertise…this time addressing the surround sound tools in FCPX.The highlight of the surround tools in FCPX is the surround sound panel – a graphic display of how the sound is distributed between the different speakers in the 5.1 setup:Dan discusses how to use these FCPX surround sound tools for a natural and dynamic sounding mix.  In addition, you’ll get insight into how the mix can effect the audiences engagement.  Discover how to manipulate dialogue and sound effects in a surround sound mix to work with your edit, instead of against it.  Tons of great info for working with surround sound in FCPX – 15 minutes well spent:We previously featured Dan Allen’s tutorial on creating an edgy title effect in FCPX.  See that video tutorial here.last_img read more

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Shooter Vijay wins gold; Indian tally reaches 17

first_imgIndian shooting contingent’s dream in the ongoing Commonwealth Games continued as Vijay Kumar won India’s 17th gold medal setting a new record in 25 metres rapid fire pistol event at Karni Singh shooting range on Friday.Vijay was in supreme form as he blazed through qualification while setting a new Games record. In the finals also Vijay was unstoppable as he led throughout to finish at the top with a new Games record of 787.5 points.Earlier in the day, Gagan Narang teamed with Imran Hasan Khan to win his third gold in the 19th CWG. He won gold in the pairs 50-metre rifle.The Indian duo beat England’s James Huckle and Kenny Parr scoring a Games record 2325 in the finals. Huckle and Parr totalled 2308, same as bronze winners Jonathan Hammond and Neil Stirton of Scotland.Narang earlier won the men’s 10m air rifle pairs with Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, whom he beat a day after to claim his individual gold medal.last_img read more

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NWC to Replace Pipeline from Harbour View to Airport

first_imgThe National Water Commission (NWC) is to construct and replace four kilometres of pipeline from the Harbour View Roundabout to the Airport roundabout at a cost of US$2.33 million. This was disclosed by Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, during Tuesday’s, February 19, sitting of the House of Representatives. He noted that the works are being undertaken through a variation in the original US$65.4 million contract, which was approved for the Palisadoes Shoreline Protection and Rehabilitation Project, resulting in a final sum of US$67.7 million. The pipeline project is expected to commence in March 2013 and last for four months. The scope of project include: installation of 400-millimetre diameter potable water transmission main; testing of the newly laid pipe; and the sterilisation and commissioning of the pipeline into service. The Works Minister informed that the potable water main is in a state of disrepair as it was installed over 40 years ago. “The existing waterline is several metres below the new road elevation and the NWC will have difficulty when repairs and maintenance are needed. The NWC wishes to have the pipeline relocated to approximately one metre below the new road elevation in order to alleviate this problem,” he explained. Dr. Davies said the National Works Agency (NWA) had made provision for the replacement of two kilometres of the affected pipeline in the existing Palisadoes contract, but funding was required for the remaining four kilometres, which needed to be replaced, due to its poor condition and attendant high water loss. He added that several meetings were held between representatives from the NWA and the NWC with respect to the financing and replacement of the remaining four kilometres of pipeline works, which led to the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between the agencies on September 11, 2012. The Palisadoes Shoreline Protection and Rehabilitation Project was recently completed within budget, consistent with the original scope and plans. The project, approved by Cabinet in August, 2009, involved partnership between the Governments of Jamaica and China, to repair and secure the extensively degraded shoreline of the Palisadoes Peninsula in Kingston. The project, undertaken over a 24-month period, involved lifting of the roadway, core filling, utility relocation, construction of a boardwalk, as well as major revetment works.Dr. Davies told the House that the pipeline replacement project is outside of the original contract and will not impact the work that has already been completed.He noted, however, that situations such as these, “which necessitated this variation to the originally contracted scope of a project, at the end of a project, points to a systematic weakness in our planning and implementation system, which has remained uncorrected for too long.”last_img read more

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SCFs Tanker Carries Its First Crude Oil to Murmansk Port

first_imgzoom The 2016-built Arctic shuttle tanker Shturman Albanov, owned by Russian shipping major Sovcomflot, delivered its first shipment of crude oil produced at Gazprom Neft’s Novy Port field to the port of Murmansk on September 16.The cargo, comprising 34,000 tonnes of crude oil, was loaded at the Arctic Gate terminal, near Cape Kamenny in the Gulf of Ob, earlier last week.Shturman Albanov is the lead ship in a series of Arctic shuttle tankers ordered by Sovcomflot Group under a long-term contract with Gazprom Neft.Featuring around 42,000 dwt, a length of 249 meters and a width of 34 meters, the vessels are designed to carry crude oil from the Yamal peninsula to the port of Murmansk all year-round.The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) assigned the vessels an ice class Arc7, while the construction of three vessels of the series was financed by Sberbank CIB under a 14-year USD 340 million credit facility agreement signed in December 2015.The Russia-flagged Shturman Albanov joined SCF’s fleet on 16 August, after which it sailed to its loading point in the Gulf of Ob.“The successful start to the operation of SCF’s Arctic shuttle tanker Shturman Albanov is really a landmark event. In fact, Sovcomflot’s new tankers will enable the year-round transportation of oil from the estuary of Ob for the first time in history,” Sergey Frank, Chairman and CEO of PAO Sovcomflot, said.last_img read more

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Crown and defence agree on prison term for neglecting and abusing toddler

first_imgWINNIPEG – A Manitoba woman who admitted her repeated abuse and neglect killed her 21-month-old daughter is facing a possible sentence of life in prison without parole for at least 14 years.That’s the joint recommendation from the Crown and defence for Vanessa Lynn Bushie, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to the second-degree murder of Kierra Williams.The toddler showed signs of multiple injuries and malnutrition when she was brought to hospital in July 2014.Bushie, who is from the Peguis First Nation, was to have her sentencing hearing today, but it was postponed because her lawyer is still preparing a report on her personal history.The case has raised more questions about Manitoba’s child-welfare system, because social workers had been involved with the family, although the provincial government has not released details.When Bushie pleaded guilty in April, court heard that Kierra had endured a lengthy period of abuse, which was apparent to staff at the hospital where she died.“It became patently clear to medical staff upon presentation that the child had suffered severe neglect and abuse, and, ultimately, a final culminating assaultive incident,” Crown attorney Daniel Chaput said at the April hearing.“What is quite clear is that the accused failed to provide the necessities of life to the victim — including nourishment and medical treatment — over a prolonged period of time.”Bushie said little at the April hearing, other than admitting to the facts as presented.“And you admit that your mistreatment of your child resulted in your child’s death?” Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Douglas Abra asked Bushie.“Yes,” the 39-year-old replied.The minimum sentence for second-degree murder is life in prison without parole eligibility for 10 years.Bushie’s husband, Daniel Williams, is charged with manslaughter. His trial is set for next February and March.A publication ban on the names of the mother and daughter was lifted Wednesday.Kierra’s death followed other high-profile cases in which children were killed by family members despite earlier intervention by child welfare workers.The most notorious was that of Phoenix Sinclair, a five-year-old girl who was beaten to death by her mother and mother’s boyfriend after social workers decided she would be safe with the couple and closed her file.A public inquiry found social workers repeatedly failed to monitor the young girl, whose 2005 death went undetected for nine months.last_img read more

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