Umphrey’s McGee was back at the Beacon Theatre in New York City for their second performance in as many nights at the Manhattan theater on Saturday. The rock band’s ongoing New York City run charged into the snowy night with more tributes to late Rush drummer Neil Peart, along with some special guests who helped tear through a jazz classic.Related: Umphrey’s McGee Pays Tribute To Neil Peart At Beacon Theatre Night One [Photos/Video]Umphrey’s took the stage at the top of the nine o’clock hour to kick off Saturday’s show with the softer opening guitar lines of “End of the Road” from Jake Cinninger as the Americana-leaning instrumental eased the audience into a warm and dreamy start to night two at the Beacon. The music moved into another song rich in warm melodies with “1348” which featured some wonderful guitar play between Cinninger and Brendan Bayliss. The performance also featured some stellar lighting arrangements from the band’s new Lighting Director Ben Factor, who received another shoutout from the stage for the second night in a row.The music kept flowing strong without stopping as “Crucial Taunt” came next, which treated fans in attendance to some very impressive drum fills from Kris Myers. The band then took the audience through a funky but dark rendition of “Syncopated Strangers” which included another sonically expansive jam to match some impressive virtuosic guitar work from Cinninger. The music swelled into “Nothing Too Fancy” as Umphrey’s continued the loose theme of the first set going with the dreamy and futuristic instrumental. The song’s energy quickly picked up steam and turned the packed theater into a dance party worthy of Saturday night in New York City. The jam was long and took fans on a ride with high-intensity solos with softer-yet-firmly progressive explorations woven in. The extended jam also gave drummers Myers and Andy Farag a chance to showcase their own chemistry.The band returned to normal song structure with “Seasons” before closing the set with an exploratory and lovely take on Miles Davis‘ “It’s About That Time” which featured jazz-inspired sit-ins from Mike Stern and Leni Stern.Watch the first set sit-in from Mike and Leni Stern on the Miles Davis song from Saturday below.Umphrey’s McGee with Mike Stern & Leni Stern – “It’s About That Time” – 1/18/20[Video: The Savage Shiba]Umphrey’s wasted no time in bringing the audience back up to speed to start the second half of the show as the band continued their tributes to Neil Peart with an energizing Kris Myers-led cover of “Limelight”, which included an excellent guitar solo from Cinninger on the Rush classic. The entire audience could be heard singing along to the lyrics, “All the world’s indeed a stage/And we are merely players/Performers and portrayers.”Watch the second set-opening cover of “Limelight” from Saturday below. Umphrey’s New York City run comes to a close with a sold-out underplay at Brooklyn Bowl on Sunday.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 1/18/20Set One: End of the Road > 1348 > Crucial Taunt, Syncopated Strangers > Nothing Too Fancy*, Seasons, It’s About That Time^ (Miles Davis cover)Set Two: Limelight$ (Rush cover), Der Bluten Kat > Higgins > Der Bluten Kat, Booth Love!, All In Time%Encore: Last Train Home > 1348Notes:* “Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love” by Van Halen tease from Jake^ w/ Mike Stern and Leni Stern on guitars$ Live debut, Dedicated to Neil Peart! with Jake on keys% “The Spirit of Radio” by Rush jam The second set rocked on with a lengthy jam on “Der Bluten Kat” which had some fun solo play between bassist Ryan Stasik and Myers. A rainbow color scheme of light filled the theater as the band moved into “Higgins” before returning to the high energy of “Der Bluten Kat” to close the two-song, three-part segue. A groovy “Booth Love” came next, which saw Cinninger ditch his guitar to join Joel Cummins on keys while Bayliss spent some time having fun with the phones of fans in the front row.Fan Favorite “All In Time” brought the second set to a close, but not before treating fans to a brief solo from Myers which quickly evolved into a rhythmic duet between himself and Farag. The band even hinted at more Rush with a “The Spirit of Radio” tease before the band brought the song and set to a close. The show came to an official end with an encore performance of “Last Train Home” which moved into the completion of “1348” to send fans home happy.Check out the video below to see some of that impressive lighting work from Saturday’s show below.
Women’s Health Australia:Whether you’ve been together for six months or six years, spend some time each day acting as if you just started dating. Ask him what he thought of that TV episode or share what you’d do if you won the lottery. “Over time, couples stop asking those exploratory, get-to-know-you questions because they think they already understand each other,” says Terri Orbuch, author of 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great. But because we all continue to change and develop, little daily check-ins like this are what keep the connection growing, according to Orbuch’s research of 373 pairs. Chat about something beside the daily grind – at least for a bit.Read the full story: Women’s Health Australia More of our Members in the Media >
With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. GERMANTOWN, Tenn. – Wayne Schaack has been hired by the Automotive Distribution Network to fill the newly created position of director of product-line development, according to Mike Lambert, president of the Network. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Wayne’s expertise in product-line blending, direct importing, OE product and inventory management will provide the Network with a valuable skill set,” Lambert said. “His responsibilities will include visiting members and providing training on product sourcing and Network Intelligence, our new data-warehousing initiative.” Schaack brings more than 20 years of aftermarket experience to his new role, previously serving as Parts Plus program manager and, eventually, VP of purchasing and product development for Phoenix-based Tri-City Automotive, in addition to a decade spent on the Network’s product committee. “In this cutting-edge position for the Network, I will source new product opportunities and help bring them to our members firsthand and assist our WDs in establishing programs that bring real value,” Schaack said. “The Network’s members will not only benefit from these unique product opportunities, but I feel I can also help provide valuable insight into how to take them to market based on my years of working closely with our Parts Plus Car Care Centers directly in the field.”,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.
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Iver Ships B.V. has taken delivery of MT Iver Accord (ex Laguna Swan) and MT Iver Action (ex Diamond Star). These 5,897 DWT bitumen tankers, built in 2010 at Chongqing Dongfeng Ship Industry Co, were purchased from Overseas Maritime Carriers.Iver Action was renamed immediately, while Iver Accord will be officially renamed at the end of her current charter.The two new additions mean Iver Ships B.V. now operates a fleet of ten bitumen/asphalt tankers, in addition to seven MR and six handy-size product/chemical tankers.Ship management of both vessels will be carried out by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement.[mappress]Vroon, August 16, 2013
Belgium’s only LNG import terminal is expected to receive a cargo of LNG on May 1, according to the Zeebrugge Port Authority.The Lusail LNG tanker, with a capacity of 145,663 cbm, is sailing from Qatar’s Ras Laffan port.The Zeebrugge terminal is operated by Fluxys LNG and has an annual throughput capacity of nine billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, April 15, 2014
The government has agreed to consult media lawyers on its controversial proposals to cut success fees in libel actions. In a House of Lords debate on a draft order that will reduce the success fees paid to lawyers who win defamation actions from 100% to 10% in conditional fee arrangements (CFAs), justice minister Lord Bach also agreed to review the change after 12 months. The debate was triggered by a ‘motion of regret’ tabled by the former House of Commons speaker, Lord Martin, stating that the measure was being introduced without ‘sufficient time for consultation with all the professional and legal bodies concerned’. Martin withdrew the motion following Bach’s assurances. He told the Gazette the agreement to meet lawyers would ‘even the balance’, given that the government had already met with the media in relation to the reforms. Bach said the CFA order was an interim measure. He added: ‘It is not the solution to the problem of libel law, but it is the best thing to do at this stage.’ Steven Heffer, head of media at City firm Collyer Bristow, said the move to consult lawyers so late in the day was ‘cynical’ and questioned when it would happen, given the proximity of the general election and the government’s desire to implement the change before the election. Heffer claimed the government was ‘being directed by the interests of the powerful media lobby in the run-up to the election’. Government plans to cut lawyers’ success fees in defamation cases suffered a defeat on Wednesday in a House of Commons delegated legislation committee. The proposals seek to limit the uplift that lawyers who take on libel cases under conditional fee arrangements can charge when they win from 100% to 10%. The defeat means the change will now have to be debated by the House of Commons. A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Justice said the government hoped that would happen next week. Steven Heffer, head of media at City firm Collyer Bristow, said: ‘It would be a dangerous move and a stroke of political manoeuvring for Jack Straw to now try to push this through without a vote, in the face of such strong opposition, even from his own ranks. ‘The issue here is whether the government is willing to sacrifice access to justice for the ordinary citizen to look after the press and media. It is only the interests of those groups who are served by this proposal.’
Solicitors have warned that proposals to introduce a compulsory aptitude test for law students seeking to enrol on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) could lead to only ‘clones’ being selected to enter the legal profession. The Law Society’s education and training committee is examining whether aptitude tests could be used to limit the number of students able to take the LPC. There are currently many more LPC graduates than the number of training contracts available each year, leaving a large number of students unable to qualify into the profession. Sue Nelson, chair of the Law Society’s equality and diversity committee, said: ‘Solicitors do a massively diverse range of work, from the most cerebral ivory tower thinking to virtual social work, and no single test can reflect this. ‘There is a danger that the tests will only select clones that fit the same rigid criteria, recruiting only cautious personalities, for example, at the expense of risk takers, entrepreneurs and those with people skills.’ Kevin Poulter, an executive committee member of the Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Division, said: ‘There are between 10,000 and 20,000 LPC graduates currently looking for training contracts, and they all have student debts. But what are these proposed tests going to measure?’ He added that one uniform test could be detrimental to diversity in the profession. Beth Wanono, JLD representative on the Law Society council, said: ‘The most necessary reform is for the Law Society and Solicitors Regulation Authority to undertake a full review of the law school marketplace. Much of law schools’ income comes from LPC fees. They are not voluntarily going to cut down on student numbers.’
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