Umphrey’s McGee Performs Prince Tribute Show For Halloween [Video]

first_imgOn Saturday night, Umphrey’s McGee returned to The Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota for the second night of their Halloween run, performing a tribute to the late and legendary Prince. For Saturday’s performance, each member of the six-piece donned a costume representing different eras from Prince’s long-running career. Throughout the show, Umphrey’s wove in numbers from Prince’s catalog, kicking things off with the band’s debut cover of “Let’s Go Crazy” off 1984’s Purple Rain.“Let’s Go Crazy” Check out the band’s recap video below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Palace Theatre | St. Paul, MN | 10/28/2017Set One: Let’s Go Crazy [1], Bridgeless > Blue Echo > Rocker Part 2, The Linear [2] > Bridgeless, Raspberry Beret [1]Set Two: I Wanna Be Your Lover [3] > Ocean Billy [4], Utopian Fir > Attachments, Mulche’s Odyssey, Little Red Corvette [1]Encore: 1999 [1]Notes: [1] debut, Prince | [2] with Driven to Tears (The Police) and Tom Sawyer (Rush) teases | [3] debut, Prince; with Ahmed Gallab on vocals; with #5 jam | [4] with Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Michael Jackson) jam [Photo: Umphrey’s McGee’s Facebook] Following this opening cover, the majority of the first set was housed in a “Bridgeless” sandwich, with the first instance of the song moving through “Blue Echo” and “Rocker Part 2”. After a quick pause, the band came back with “The Linear”, which saw an extensive percussion solo ahead of the song’s climax, before landing back into “Bridgeless”. From there, Umphrey’s closed the set with yet another debut cover of Prince, this time “Raspberry Beret” off 1985’s Around The World In A Day.Umphrey’s McGee Pays Tribute To Fallen Former Bandmate Mike Mirro In St. Paul [Video]To start off the second set, Sinkane’s Ahmed Gallab came out to offer vocals on Umphrey’s McGee’s debut cover of “I Wanna Be your Lover”. Following this cover, Gallab departed from the stage, leaving the band to perform “Ocean Billy”, which saw tastes of Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” within it. The next tune, “Utopian Fir”, again saw references to The Purple One, as the band worked in a verse from Prince’s “7”. After performances of “Attachments” and “Mulche’s Odyssey”, Umphrey’s closed out set two with the debut cover of “Little Red Corvette” before offering the debut of “1999” as the encore for their Prince-inspired Halloween tribute set.“I Wanna Be Your Lover”last_img read more

Who should I vote for? Drug policy at a glance

first_imgNewsHub 28 August 2017Family First Comment: Only 2 parties make the grade – consistent with what we reported in http://www.valueyourvote.nzThe regulation of marijuana is slowly changing across the world, with many countries moving to legalise both recreational and medicinal cannabis.In New Zealand, there have been recent adjustments to allow access to medicinal cannabis – though it is tightly controlled. At the moment in our Parliament a bill before the House proposes to legalise cannabis for medicinal use, and at least two political parties are in full support of the legalisation of recreational cannabis through a regulated market.Here’s where the parties stand on drug policy, and in particular cannabis:Liberalisation of cannabis law is opposed by New Zealand First – unless there is first a referendum. The party’s justice policy supports “Attitudes which encourage rehabilitation rather than attack the abuse of drugs and alcohol.” In terms of legalising medicinal cannabis the party is supportive, but has not yet taken a position on a bill before the house to legalise it. The party intends to decide after it has heard submissions to the bill. Read NZ First’s policy.National does not support the legalisation of cannabis. It’s unclear whether the party will support a current bill before the house to legalise medicinal cannabis. While in Government National made an adjustment to the law to allow access to medicinal cannabis oil to be prescribed through medical practitioners, and Bill English has said he’d worry that legalising medicinal cannabis would lead to increased recreational use. The Government’s national drug policy statement sets out an intention to minimise drug-related harm and promote health and wellbeing.The Māori Party supports the legalisation of medicinal cannabis but would want to see a more robust discussion about the legalisation of recreational cannabis. The party supports a less punitive approach to drug use and more focus on rehabilitation, and an increase in kaupapa Māori drug residential treatment centres. The party would invest in more respite care bed for P addicts and more programmes for drug addiction in prisons. Read the party’s policies.ACT‘s sole MP David Seymour intends to vote for Green MP Julie Anne Genter’s bill to legalise access to medicinal cannabis for those suffering a terminal illness or debilitating condition. He said while cannabis prohibition is failing, there’s not enough broad public support for full legalisation. ACT wants the Government to officially and closely study places that have legalised cannabis to assess the costs and benefits.The Opportunities Party (TOP) supports the full legalisation of cannabis. People would be permitted to grow no more than two plants at home but other than that it would be illegal to grow or deal cannabis outside of the regulated market. The age of use would be 20, but the recommendation would be not to use cannabis under the age of 25. TOP estimates the cannabis market would generate $150 million in tax revenue, to be used to fund drug and alcohol education and rehabilitation. Read the party’s cannabis reform policy.The Green Party also wants to legalise cannabis for personal use – including possession and cultivation – with a legal age limit. They would establish a licensed, regulated market with a minimum age requirement to be confirmed through the legislative process. Green MP Julie Anne Genter has put forward a bill to legalise medicinal cannabis and allow any person with a terminal illness, chronic or debilitating condition to grow, possess or use cannabis and cannabis products for therapeutic purposes. The party wants drug laws to be based on promoting health, rather than punishing users. Read the Green party’s drug policy.Labour supports the legalisation of medicinal cannabis, but leader Jacinda Ardern said the legislation of recreational cannabis would be a conscience issue and the party is not campaigning on it. Labour is in favour of treating cannabis use as a health issue, and dealing with it through the drug court. Ms Ardern was concerned about youth accessing the drug and believes it is harmful for young people, and hasn’t commented on what position she would take in a conscience vote to legalise cannabis. up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Michael Thomas garners praise from Lakers star LeBron James after record-breaking NFL feat

first_img The New Orleans Saints’ players have made a habit of breaking NFL records in the last couple of weeks. A week after Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke the NFL record for most touchdown passes in NFL history, Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas broke the single-season record for most receptions in the NFL. Among the many players congratulating Michael Thomas on his record-breaking feat, few would have expected a 15-time NBA All-Star to be in the mix.Also Read | Drew Brees Surpasses Peyton Manning, Sets All-time NFL Record In Saints’ Win Over Colts FOLLOW US Written By Last Updated: 23rd December, 2019 15:53 IST Michael Thomas Garners Praise From Lakers Star LeBron James After Record-breaking NFL Feat Lakers star LeBron James offered congratulations to Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas after he broke the single-season record for most receptions in NFL. Colin DCunha However, LeBron James wasn’t the only NBA star congratulating Michael Thomas on the day. Houston Rockets’ superstar James Harden also hopped on the Michael Thomas bandwagon, tweeting a shoutout to the Saints wide receiver on making NFL history. Michael Thomas is currently on 145 catches after the Saints’ 38-28 win over Tennessee Titans. With the Saints facing the Carolina Panthers in their last game of the regular season, NFL could very well see Michael Thomas get to 150 catches this season. Also Read | NFL Pro Bowl 2020 Rosters: Baltimore Ravens Tie Pro Bowl Record, Lamar Jackson Leads Lakers star LeBron James congratulates Michael Thomas after record-breaking featNew Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas made NFL history in striking fashion. Michael Thomas’ electrifying run that notched up his 144th catch did not go unnoticed by LeBron James. The Lakers star tweeted to offer congratulations to Michael Thomas for reaching the feat with an ‘incredible route’.Also Read | Antonio Brown Throws Shade At Tom Brady With A WILD Proclamation On Twitter Also Read | Jets Sign Former Ravens Running Back Kenneth Dixon After Mounting Injuries SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img LIVE TV First Published: 23rd December, 2019 15:53 IST WATCH US LIVE ⚜️144 ⚜️@CantGuardMike’s record-breaking catch #Saints— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 22, 2019 Congrats @Cantguardmike!!!! Single season reception record. Breaking the record on an incredible route he ran! Nasty! You literally can’t guard him! Fitting for his twitter handle. 🤣🤣🤣. 🙏🏾💪🏾👑— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 22, 2019 S/O @Cantguardmike for breaking the all time record. Bro been puttin in crazy work and it shows!!! #NFLhistory LEGENDARY !— James Harden (@JHarden13) December 22, 2019 COMMENTlast_img read more

Loggers getting ready for 2018 season

first_imgThe defending Big 5 Conference champion Eureka High began on-field practice earlier this week and head coach Jason White said he expects his Loggers to “be in the mix” when it comes time to crown a conference champion in October. Eureka amassed an 11-1 record overall – including a 4-0 sweep of the Big 5 – in 2017. The Loggers won a North Coast Section playoff game before losing to Rancho Cotate 38-35 in the second round.The Loggers open up their 2018 season on August 17 on the road at James …last_img

Clegg in concert to raise funds for TB

first_img4 August 2015World-renowned musician and anthropologist Johnny Clegg,who was recently awarded an OBE, aims to raise R1-million in a single night to go towards the fight against tuberculosis (TB).On Tuesday, 18 August, Clegg will be joined by other local legends Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse‚ Pops Mahomed‚ Jesse Clegg‚ Ray Phiri‚ and Nonku Phiri at a concert at Nelson Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg. The money raised at the concert will go directly towards the programme run by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) to halt the TB epidemic in South Africa.In September 2014, Clegg was shocked to learn that TB was the leading cause of death in South Africa.“It seemed like a distant notion until band members and others around me became ill with TB‚” he said‚ “but after that I became aware that TB is a real disease that lives inside your lungs‚ and if you are really unlucky‚ in your spine‚ brain‚ or other parts of your body.“We all need to learn what TB is and how it is transmitted. We all need to improve infection control where we live and work and in schools‚ taxis‚ clinics and other public spaces. We must all be TB aware.“It’s hard to accept a world which turns a blind eye to TB simply because it mostly affects poor people. For this reason I have decided to engage with and to play a part in our national struggle against TB,” he explained.The concert is the launch of the TAC’s TB public awareness campaign. Its goal is to ensure people across South Africa know the symptoms of TB and how to prevent transmission‚ as well as to explain the treatment that is available.About CleggClegg was born in England, but emigrated with his family when he was six months old. They settled initially in Zimbabwe, then spent a short time in Zambia before finally moving to South Africa. He has been described as a Southern African Development Community child.“Between his mother (a cabaret and jazz singer) and his stepfather (a crime reporter), who took him into the townships at an early age, Johnny was exposed to a broader cultural perspective than that available to his peers,” reads his website biography.With bands Juluka and Savuka, he merged traditional South African sounds with pop music and created a sensation. “Whilst lecturing anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, Clegg worked on the concept of blending English lyrics and Western melodies with Zulu musical structures.”Source: RDM NewsWirelast_img read more

‘Build partnerships to reduce crime’ – Nhleko

first_img30 September 2015Contact crimes in South Africa have dropped by 17.6% in the last 10 years. But these serious crimes against the person have seen a 0.9% increase in the past year. This is according to the annual national police statistics released by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko on Tuesday.Contact crimes include murder, attempted murder, assault, sexual offences such as rape, and robbery with aggravating circumstances.The high levels of violence and aggression in society was a serious concern, the minister said, requiring all South Africans to end it.“The trends for the past 10 and five years have shown a decrease, while in the year under review there has been an increase in certain categories of crime,” Nhleko said. “In essence, the issue of contact crimes is a social phenomenon and is a matter that needs to be dealt with at a multidisciplinary level across society.”South Africa’s police force is responsible for a population of over 54 million, with one officer for every 358 citizens.“The National Development Plan places emphasis on the creation of partnerships in creating conditions of safety and security,” Nhleko said.“We will continue to work and harness efforts and remain committed to building partnerships with business and communities in fighting crime and the eradication of criminality from our society.”Brand South Africa’s flagship Play Your Part initiative aims to inspire South Africans to work together to overcome these and other pressing social problems. As active citizens we can all create positive change.Crime statistics in briefIn the 2014/15 financial year there were a total of 616 973 contact crimes reported to the police, making up 34.4% of all reported crimes. This was an increase of 5 399 from the 2013/14 reporting year.Contact-related crimes, which include arson and malicious injury to property, increased by 1.9%. Property – including burglary at non-residential premises, vehicle theft and stock theft – dropped by 0.8% in the past year.Other serious offences such as theft, fraud and shoplifting fell from 510 748 in 2013/14 to 499 698 in 2014/15. But car hijackings climbed by 14.2%, and truck hijacking by 29.1%. Robberies at residential premises also increased, by 5.2%.Police seem to be winning the war against bank robberies and cash-in-transit heists, the figures reveal. South Africa only saw 17 bank robberies in the past year – down from the previous 21 – while robberies of cash-in-transit vehicles fell from 145 to 119.While crimes against women and children remain a pressing social problem, the figures show progress. Sexual offences such as rape dropped in the past year, with the 53 617 incidents reported constituting a 5% decrease on the previous year.According to Nhleko, over 80% of South Africa’s national crime statistics are based on reports by the community – when someone walks into a police station to report a crime.Other than contact crime, the past 10 years have also seen a drop of 15.5% in contact-related crimes, a 7.6% decrease in other serious crimes, and a 2.3% decrease in property crime.Police arrested and charged perpetrators in 83.4% of the serious crime cases reported by the community, the minister said. A total of 1 795 947 people were arrested and charged, of which 4 808 were taken in by the elite Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, or Hawks.In the courts, 1 043 life sentences were imposed on 739 suspects, while 686 police were arrested for various types of crimes in 2014/15. Police also recovered 36 186 vehicles reported lost or stolen.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

Rahul Gandhi denied permission to visit violence-hit Saharanpur

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh police on Friday denied Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi permission to visit Saharanpur district, which has been seething under bouts of caste violence.Mr. Gandhi was scheduled to visit on Saturday.SSP Saharanpur “informed that Sri Rahul Gandhi has not been given permission to visit Saharanpur,” UP Police spokesperson Rahul Srivastava said.More details are awaited.Politicising the issueThe BJP accused the Congress leader of trying to politicise the recent violence in the West UP district.”Peace was restored in Saharanpur but the situation worsened after Mayawati’s visit. Now tragedy tourist Rahul Gandhi is preparing to visit,” said UP cabinet minister Shrikant Sharma.Mr. Sharma said there was “a conspiracy” against the Yogi government to cause disorder in West UP. “An attempt is being made to instigate the youth,” he said.last_img read more

Performance drug used by Lance Armstrong not effective: study

first_imgLondon, Jul 3 (PTI) EPO, a doping drug that was used by American cyclist Lance Amrstrong – for which he was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles – may have little effect on performance of athletes, a study has found.One of the most celebrated athletes, the road racing cyclist Armstrong was the 1993 professional world champion, and had won the Tour de France a record seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005.However, in 2012, he was banned from sanctioned Olympic sports for life and stripped off his seven Tour de France titles after he confessed to using the drug erythropoietin (EPO).Researchers from Centre for Human Drug Research in the Netherlands conducted a trial on about 48 well-trained non- professional male cyclists aged between 18 and 50 years.They found that while performance was improved in high intensity tests, endurance and road race performances were similar for those who took the drug rHuEPO and those who did not.They found that the drug led to elevated levels of haemoglobin and adhesion molecules which could potentially increase the risk of thrombosis.In the trial, half of the participants were given weekly injections of rHuEPO, and half were given a placebo (saline solution) over 8 weeks.The aim was to increase the levels of haemoglobin in the participants of the rHuEPO group by 10-15 per cent compared to the start of the study. The doses used were consistent with known practises in professional cycling.The trial involved a series of tests to evaluate different types of performance parameters.advertisementThe first test involved a ramp test, where pedalling resistance was increased every 5 minutes until exhaustion (taking between 30-50 minutes).The second test involved a 45 minute endurance test at the highest power output. The final test, 12 days after the final injections, involved a 110 kilometre (km) cycle followed by a 21.5 km road-race up Mont Ventoux, which often features in the Tour de France race.Mean haemoglobin concentrations, and performance parameters in the high-intensity laboratory test were higher in the rHuEPO group compared to placebo. Gross efficiency, heart rate and other respiratory parameters did not differ between groups.In the endurance tests, mean power output, oxygen consumption and Mont Ventoux race times did not differ between groups.The same was true for cycling economy, mean heart rate, and lactate levels, researchers said.There was no difference in adverse events between the two groups, however the endothelial function markers E-selectin and P-selectin were significantly increased in the rHuEPO group, potentially increasing the risk of thrombosis.”We found that while rHuEPO increased performance in a laboratory setting on high intensity tests, the differences largely disappeared in endurance tests, and were undetectable in a real-world cycling race,” said Jules Heuberger from the Centre for Human Drug Research.The study was published in the journal The Lancet Haematology. PTI APA MHN MHNlast_img read more