Umphrey’s McGee Welcomes Taylor Hicks For Rager In Birmingham [Watch]

first_imgLoad remaining images Progressive-jam masters Umphrey’s McGee stopped in Birmingham, AL last night to kick off their proper summer tour. After a slew of festival dates and one-off shows, the band hit the road last night for a six-show East Coast run, with the first stup at Birmingham’s Avondale Brewing Company.Set one kicked off with the groovy “Conduit”, which was quickly followed by a pulsing “Padgett’s Profile”. Keeping the energy high, the band cued up “Tribute to the Spinal Shaft”, which moved deftly into “Cemetary Walk I”. Next up, the band worked a cover of The Beatles‘ “Baby You’re a Rich Man” into the middle of their Bela Fleck & The Flecktones‘-esque song, “Great American”. After a quick run through “Thin Air”, Umphrey’s closed their set in exciting fashion, as they invited American Idol-alum Taylor Hicks to the stage to help them out on a cover of “Can’t You See” by the Marshall Tucker Band.Set two showcased some progressive heavy hitters, as Umphrey’s returned to the stage with a raging “Prowler” -> “Syncopated Strangers” -> “Miami Virtue” -> “Partiyn’ Peeps” sequence that drove the crowd absolutely wild. Up next was “Final Word”, a former lyrical “Jimmy Stewart” that was turned into a full song for UMBowl in 2013. The emotional track led directly into fan-favorite “40’s theme”, which dropped right into “Cemetery Walk II” to finish the second set up up. Umphrey’s then returned to the stage for a lone “Slacker” encore.See below for video of Taylor Hicks sitting in on “Can’t You See”, courtesy of YouTube use Quazzbert, as well as full setlist details.Check out footage of the encore as well, courtesy of wmiod9.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham, AL – 7/7/16Set One: Conduit, Padgett’s Profile, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft -> Cemetery Walk I, Great American -> Baby You’re a Rich Man[1] -> Great American, Thin Air, Can’t You See [2]Set Two: Prowler -> Syncopated Strangers -> Miami Virtue -> Partyin’ Peeps, Final Word -> 40’s Theme, Cemetery Walk IIE: Slacker[1] The Beatles cover[2] Marshall Tucker Band cover; w/ Taylor Hicks on harmonica and vocalsPhotos by Paul Citone:last_img read more

PHOTOS: The Motet Brings Funk To Portland, ME, For Halloween

first_imgPhoto: Vic Brazen For Halloween this year, The Motet hit AURA Maine, laying out a special Halloween show for the Portland, Maine crowd. As is only appropriate for a Halloween celebration, the Colorado-based funk act focused on covers during the show, performing numbers by artists ranging from Earth, Wind, & Fire, Parliament, The Temptations, Michael Jackson, and more. However, the group also mixed in a healthy number of originals, with beloved tracks like “Truth” and “Closed Mouth Don’t Get Fed” also making the cut. Check out the setlist from the show below, plus a full gallery of photos from the evening, courtesy of Vic Brazen.Setlist: The Motet | AURA Maine | Portland, ME | 10/31/2017Set: EWF – Yearnin Learning, Michael Jackson – Remember the Time, Sly & The Family Stone – High On You, The Motet – Truth, The Fountain, EWF – Jupiter, Johnny “Guitar” Watson – Real Mother for Ya, Confunkshun – Ffun, Supernova, Funkadelic – Nappy Dugout, Get it Right, The Temptations – Shakey Ground, Ohio Players – Fire, Parliament – Unfunky UFO, Closed Mouth Don’t Get FedEncore: Confunkshun – Got to Be Enough, EWF – Mighty Mighty Load remaining imagescenter_img The Motet | AURA Maine | Portland, ME | 10/31/2017 | Photo: Vic Brazenlast_img read more

4 innovative ways credit unions have leveraged API in their game plan

first_imgWhen it comes to digital financial services, it’s game on. Today, credit unions of all sizes need a proactive, cohesive digital strategy that provides the right products, services, and best possible member experience.  More than just storing documents on the cloud, financial institutions need to digitize core processes and be better prepared for the future. Whether you are in the first quarter or the fourth, it’s necessary to work overtime to stay competitive. APIs can get you there.According to the Digital Banking Report by The Financial Brand, “The importance of innovation and developing new solutions that take advantage of data, advanced analytics, digital technologies and new delivery platforms has never been more important.” APIs are very important in meeting these needs because they allow for faster development. They reduce the barriers to making changes and allow credit unions to enable more vendor integrations, enhancing member service and product offerings. Technology allows for more convenience and efficiency, while at the same time offering flexibility, which is a benefit to both credit unions and members. In addition, open banking APIs lead to expanding the ecosystem to include things beyond just financial services, which will fit a member’s lifestyle better. The institutions that provide the best experiences overall will win out. Here are 4 ways the leaders in the industry approach APIs:Front-Line ExperienceAPIs aren’t just for your digital banking experience, but play a large role even in what is mistakenly perceived as the less-technical side of your business: in-branch banking. When a member is at the credit union to conduct business in-person, they generally want to be in and out as quickly as possible. The more efficient the member service representative can be, the better the experience for the member. Using APIs to bring multiple systems together into one platform means that the MSR can get information from multiple places such as checking balances, loan information, or credit card data with ease. The representative can also give better service as they have a broader look into the member’s full situation and can better meet their needs. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The first Porsche destination station for charging electric cars in Croatia installed in the Esplanade

first_imgA Porsche destination station for electric vehicles with the help of an 11 kW charger takes a few hours to fully charge the car. The Type 2 model located within the Esplanade Hotel offers the possibility of charging all European hybrid and electric vehicles, which gives it additional importance due to the numerous brands of vehicles that can be charged there.  There are currently 49 Porsche charging stations in Europe in 12 different countries. After the installation of this first station in Porsche Center Zagreb, they believe that given the growing number of existing hybrid vehicles in the Republic of Croatia and the rapidly growing trend of advanced hybrid technology, the installation of many other charging stations throughout Croatia can be expected soon.   RELATED NEWS: This service proves once again that the Esplanade is at the very top of the hotel, which, following the latest trends in the luxury services market, strives to exceed the expectations of its guests and offer a different experience of staying., said Ivica Max Krizmanić, General Manager of the Esplanade Hotel, adding: “To support our guests who strive to live sustainably, and have a Porsche or some other brand of hybrid or electric vehicle with a European connector, we decided to set up a charging station within the hotel – free of charge for our guests. Practice has shown that guests react enthusiastically to such innovations, and the introduction of new trends in the provision of luxury services is a way of doing business that we are especially proud of. Since we have already installed Tesla destination chargers, we hope that soon only ‘green’ tin pets will be in our parking lot.’said Max Krizmanic.center_img TESLA CAR OWNERS IN ESPLANADE CAN CHARGE THEIR ELECTRIC VEHICLE FOR FREE After being the first in the region to install destination chargers for the Esplanade a few years ago Tesla electric vehicles, the hotel through its vision of sustainable business has achieved a new cooperation with the car company Porsche and thus became the first location in Croatia that offers its guests, owners of Porsche vehicles, as well as all others who have vehicles with standard European connector, the possibility of free charging via Porsche destination stations.last_img read more

Lady Pirates Defeat Lady Lions In Soccer

first_imgThe Lady Pirates soccer team traveled to Rushville Saturday morning for an EIAC match in rainy conditions. The Lady Pirates earned their first conference win with a 5-2 mark on the pitch.|Four minutes into the game Maddi Hellmich collected a missed clear to open the scoring. The Lady Lions tied the match with 5 minutes remaining but Emma Overmyer gave Greensburg the halftime lead when she netted a direct kick from 25+ yards with 90 seconds to play in the 1st half. Kasey Moeller got the second half scoring underway taking a pass from Maddi Hellmich 7 minutes into the half. Michaela Myers added the next goal at the 27 min. mark when a corner kick was cleared to her at the 18 yard box and she dropped her shot in via the crossbar. Rushville connected on their second goal with a direct kick score of their own at the 24 minutes mark. With under a minute to play Maddi Hellmich added her second goal off an assist by Moeller to round out the scoring.McKella Lynette made 7 saves on the day and the team played a complete game stepping hard and controlling possession. Also taking shots were: Keirsten Lynette, Emma Hellmich and Julia Pacilio.The win brings the overall record to 5-5-2 and 1-3 in EIAC play. The Lady Pirates will be in action on Thursday as they travel to Franklin County for another EIAC match. Kickoff at 5PM for varsity with a JV half to follow.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.last_img read more

$1,000 to win prize for Modifieds Friday at Marshalltown

first_imgBy Jeremy FoxMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – This Friday, July 18, IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start at Marshalltown Speedway.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded at the draw/redraw show.Also on the card for KMJ Performance Night will be IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, and the mod lites. Pit gates are set open at 5:15 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and and racing is at 7:30 p.m.last_img read more

Intrigue surrounds Messi’s next move after Barca bombshell

first_imgWhen FC Barcelona confirmed they had received a request from Lionel Messi’s lawyers informing them he wanted to terminate one of football’s longest-standing relationships, something remarkable must have happened.The owners of Europe’s biggest clubs would have raised a collective eyebrow. It was akin to the Mona Lisa suddenly becoming available on the art market.Such is Messi’s status in the game, in spite of the fact that he is 33 and the magic might soon begin to fade.Already, the usual suspects are being lined up as the next club for Messi who joined FC Barcelona as a teenager in 2001.Not surprisingly, a reunion with his former manager Pep Guardiola at Manchester City is the most likely scenario, according to the bookmakers.There is talk of Messi joining forces with Cristiano Ronaldo, his long-term rival as the world’s greatest player, at Juventus. Or, linking up again with Neymar at Paris St-Germain as they bid to end their UEFA Champions League jinx.Inter Milan’s Chinese owners will also see Messi as the player to turn them back into a European force.Rolling TV sports channels and social media were buzzing with Messi’s Barca bombshell on Wednesday.Yet, in spite of the inevitable excitement, it is by no means certain Messi will have multiple options if the split with the Catalan giants is irreparable.Messi insists a clause in his contract allows him to leave for free – a scenario that would attract a frenzy of suitors. FC Barcelona, however, say that clause has expired.They insist a rival club must pay his release clause of 700 million euros ($826 million dollars) if he is to leave without their consent.Should FC Barcelona stick to their guns, it would knock most potential buyers out of the ball park, especially with Messi’s one million euros per week salary demand.The marketing men will point to the avalanche of shirt sales and Messi merchandising that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner would guarantee.RelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi wins court case against cycling company over logo Not to mention his disciples around the globe swelling the club’s fanbase.Finances aside, though, there is an even bigger question mark hanging over Messi.Is he a fading force?It sounds churlish to suggest that of a player who remains the heartbeat of one of Europe’s biggest clubs.He has helped them win over 30 trophies, even though they won none last season.Yet his 31 goals in all competitions last season, impressive by ordinary standards, was not exceptional.After all, this is a player who holds the La Liga scoring record of 444.He once scored 79 club goals in a calendar year, and is the only player to score more than 40 goals for his club in 10 consecutive seasons.Messi’s disenchantment with the club’s hierarchy, notably club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, could have been a factor in the transfer request.But even a footballing genius cannot defy the passing years.On the other hand a fresh challenge might spark a golden final chapter to his glittering career.The question is where?Messi has made no secret of his admiration for the English Premier League and Manchester City would seem the most logical fit.Guardiola would surely relish a reunion with Messi as he rebuilds a side eclipsed by Liverpool last season.After their brush with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules, even Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City might shy away from a 700 million price tag.This is even more noteworthy, when other areas of the pitch are in serious need of strengthening.Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, might see signing Messi as a way of winning over sceptical fans.Chelsea’s benefactor, Roman Abramovich, has re-opened his chequebook with a vengeance and will, like the rest of the football world, be closely monitoring events.Reuters/NAN.Tags: FC BarcelonaLionel Messilast_img read more

Monedderlust FC squeeze past Top XX 2-1

first_imgMONEDDERLUST FC secured their first points of the GFF-Stag Elite League season two when they came from behind to edge Linden’s Top XX 2-1 at the Camp Ayanganna ground yesterday.Terrence Aarron opened the scoring in the 12th minute to give Top XX the lead which lasted only nine minutes as Kenston Lindley equalized for Monedderlust with his second conversion in as many games.Akemo Watts sealed the victory for the Number Five village side in the 29th minute and thereafter both sides launched attack after attack on each other’s goal but without success. The Top XX side only have themselves to blame for losing their 2nd consecutive outing in the Elite League as they wasted numerous goal-scoring opportunities created.The result left the Linden side as the only team in the 6-team competition without a point after two matches while Monedderlust, after losing 3-2 last Friday to Buxton United, earned their first points to move from the cellars spot.At Press time, the other game of yesterday’s double-header was 3-0 in favour of the Army against Buxton United at half time.(Ras Wadada)last_img read more

East Bank FA leg kicks off with Timehri Panthers beating Mocha Champs 7-0

first_imgA brace each from Ishmael Pulsaram, Captain Shannon Samnauth and Tyrel Khan piloted Timehri Panthers to a comfortable 7-0 win over Mocha Champs when the 2019 edition of the GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power U-17 League, East Bank Football Association leg kicked off on Sunday at the GFF Facility, Providence, EBD.Following a brief opening ceremony and official opening remarks from National Milling Company of Guyana (NAMILCO) Finance Director Fitzroy McLeod, Timehri Panthers wasted little time in registering their first win.Pulsaram netted the first goal in just the 2nd minute and from that moment, it was all Panthers. He was again on target in the 37th minute.Captain Samnauth rocked the nets in the 9th and 24th minutes with Khan following suit in the 58th and 63rd minutes. The other goal came off the boot of Joseph De Freitas in the 17th minute.Agricola was scheduled to play Swan in the other scheduled match but failed to show up, thus affording Swan three points without breaking a sweat. The top two teams from this tournament would earn the right to contest the National Playoffs which would also include the top two clubs from each of the nine (9) Regional Members Associations.During his remarks to the players, McLeod challenged them to make use of the opportunities being afforded them and to work towards becoming the best they can be.“I encourage you to train hard, follow the direction and directives of your coaches and the adults around you, not only in terms of your play but in terms of your conduct, your deportment and the life skills you need to be successful in whatever endeavour you pursue.”The football enthusiast further stated that sports is a good training ground which prepares you for your career (s) and academic excellence, pointing out that the same kind of application that’s needed on the field as well as respect one needs to pay to those who guide you, are tools that will serve them well in life.“We encourage you to apply all that you learn here because there are opportunities not just in playing football but in other facets of life that you are being prepared for through this means. NAMILCO is investing in this activity because we see the potential in young people but we want to see more than just potential.”He posited that it’s one thing to say you have potential but it’s another thing to see that potential developed and gradually coming to bear fruit.“We don’t want to hear 20 years from now that you had so much potential; we want to hear about your accomplishments.So, day in day out as you go through the process, apply yourself and develop. NAMILCO is here to make sure that you have this opportunity, this outlet to test your development and to further develop and we provide nutrition, which we expect you to make sure you consume as part of that development process.Your wheat-up, your thunderbolt flour, these are crucial ingredients in terms of your nutrition to make sure that you are strong.”Players were also encouraged to have fun while competing and to play with sportsmanship as a key pillar. Grove Hi Tech are the defending champions. Clubs participating in the march past were Grove Hi Tech, Timehri Panthers, Mocha Champs, Diamond United, Herstelling Raiders, Friendship All Stars, Swan and Samantha Point Kaneville.last_img read more

Nigeria Ready to Host Any FIFA Event, Says Pinnick

first_imgPresident of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick has assured world football-governing body, FIFA, that Nigeria is ready, able and willing to host any major football programme, on or off the field.The NFF supremo made this known on Tuesday shortly after the FIFA Executive Football Summit that held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.“We have the capacity and we have demonstrated this on several occasions, and we have a government that is doing everything possible to encourage and enable the blossoming of sport as a key industry. Just as the FIFA President himself said at the AITEO-NFF Awards, football is life in Nigeria. “On behalf of the Nigerian football fraternity, I want to commend FIFA for their strong support for our football and for African football at large. Mr. Gianni Infantino visited Nigeria for the first time in his tenure in July 2016, and after he left, we witnessed a turn-around in the fortunes of our football. I believe that after he leaves this time, our football will soar even higher, with great possibilities of dazzling the world at the FIFA World Cup in Russia,” observed the NFF chief.The Summit, which was one of 12 FIFA Executive Football Summits planned for November 2017 and March 2018 and one of the cardinal programmes of President Infantino, was attended as well by CAF President Ahmad, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, FIFA Council members Kwesi Nyantakyi of Ghana and Sonia Bien Aime from Turks and Caicos Islands, alongside presidents of 17 member associations of FIFA: Lesotho, Mauritius, Namibia, Somalia, South Sudan, Swaziland, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Turks and Caicos Islands, Denmark, FYR Macedonia, Lithuania, San Marino, Sweden and host country Nigeria.Only two other cities in Africa – Nouakchott in Mauritania and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania – are in the mix of the 12 cities worldwide hosting the FIFA Executive Football Summits. Dar es Salaam will take its turn today while the curtain will be drawn on the meetings in Lima, Peru next week.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more