Umphrey’s McGee Announces Intimate Storytellers Show In NYC

first_imgToday, Umphrey’s McGee announced that they’d be performing an intimate show at New York City’s The Cutting Room on January 18th, 2018. Backstory: An evening of conversation and music with Umphrey’s McGee, is a Storytellers-style performance presented by BackStory Events and Guitar World Magazine. The unique show will find the group preview their upcoming album, it’s not us, which is due out on January 12th. Attendees will also get the chance to witness a long-form interview hosted by New York Times best-selling author and journalist Alan Paul as well as participate in an audience question-and-answer.Tickets for this intimate performance go on sale at 2:00 PM EST at this link. If you hope to attend, be ready right at 2:00, as the venue only holds 240 people for seated events! Learn more information about BackStory: An evening of conversation and music with Umphrey’s McGee here.[Photo: Andrew Blackstein]last_img read more

Olympics: ‘Good-time’ Indian officials under fire for Rio flop

first_img‘Not bothered’ India, a country obsessed with cricket, has never finished high on the medal table — winning just 28 from 24 Olympic appearances.But India, with a population of more than a billion people and enjoying strong economic growth, had been targeting 10 medals in Rio and sent its largest ever squad.India’s government spent about 1.2 billion rupees ($18 million), however, preparing the athletes, according to the sports ministry, a fraction of the amount forked out by China, Britain and other countries.With the lack of silverware becoming evident, media began focusing on the officials, including a former IOA chief, currently facing trial in a corruption case, seen attending the Games with an accreditation pass.Veteran journalist K. Jagannadha Rao who has covered six Olympics said such incidents involving officials were not unusual.Khan, one of the few Indians to have tasted success when the hockey team won bronze at the 1972 Munich Olympics, agreed, saying few lessons had been learnt over the years.“They are simply not bothered if the country is winning medals or not.” Share on: WhatsApp “I won’t get angry and spoil my own health. It happens every time and that is the way it is,” the shooter, who won gold in Beijing in 2008 and finished fourth in Rio, told the NDTV network.“We need a complete overhaul of the system. We need more experts coming in… I have no problem with a politician if he can bring something to the table.”India’s anti-doping officials were also left red-faced in Rio after wrestler Narsingh Yadav was banned for four years for failing drug tests — overturning India’s earlier decision to allow him to compete.Indian officials had cleared Yadav just days before Rio, accepting his defence that a rival spiked his food supplements, after failing two tests for a banned steroid.The World Anti-Doping Agency swiftly challenged the decision in the Court of Arbitration for Sport which found “no evidence” of such contamination.center_img New Delhi, India | AFP | As Olympic under-achievers India head home from Rio having failed to win a gold medal, its gate-crashing, selfie-taking officials have been accused of failing to help its athletes taste success.A string of below-par performances saw India win just two medals at the Games, fewer than the six clinched during their best-ever performance in London four years earlier.Badminton champion P.V. Sindhu’s silver towards the end of the Rio Games sparked an outpouring of national pride and celebrations, along with wrestler Sakshi Malik’s bronze.But reports during the competition of Indian officials seemingly living it up in Rio, while athletes struggled to make it through qualifying, sparked anger back home and raised questions about the commitment of those in charge.“Officials do not have the welfare of the athletes on their mind. All they are bothered about is having a good time,” Aslam Sher Khan, India’s former hockey Olympian, told AFP.“While other countries have scripted a turnaround in their fortune like the UK, we sadly continue to languish in mediocrity,” he told AFP.“We have become the laughing stock of the world.”Indian sports minister Vijay Goel has described as a “misunderstanding” reports that his entourage tried to muscle unaccredited people accompanying him into Olympic venues.Rio organisers reportedly accused his entourage of “aggressive and rude behaviour” and threatened to cancel his accreditation, prompting Goel to deny any involvement.The minister also sparked ridicule on social media after praising one of India’s athletes on Twitter, only to use a photo of a different one.And the Indian Express newspaper accused him of spending his time in Rio taking selfies with “exhausted Indian athletes” — after posting a picture of himself ringside with just defeated boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav.The incidents come as little surprise to observers who have long accused sport administrators of being more concerned about protecting their own fiefdoms than targeting success.At the 2014 Winter Olympics, India suffered the humiliation of being banned from flying its flag at the opening ceremony following corruption concerns.The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) suffered a 14-month ban which was only lifted after it elected new leaders, excluding those who had been accused of corruption over the chaotic organisation of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.India’s only individual Olympic gold medallist, shooter Abhinav Bindra, said he was fed up with apathetic officials, some of whom were unqualified for the job and were not being held accountable for a lack of success on the field.last_img read more

Archie receives second Hero’s Handshake Award

first_img23 Jul 2019 Archie receives second Hero’s Handshake Award Tags: Hero’s Handshake, Young Ambassador Lincolnshire youngster Archie Qualtrough has become the second recipient of the new Hero’s Handshake award.The 13-year-old Woodhall Spa member received the award from the Young Golf Ambassadors in recognition of the tireless work he has done raising money for charity.He has already raised well over £5,000 from a series of different golfing challenges and has no intention of quitting any time soon.Archie started to raise money in memory of two local Derbyshire youngsters, High Peak cycling champion Charlie Craig, and rugby player, Ben Stollery, who sadly both passed away in their teens. His fund-raiser activities to date have included a 24-hour Golf marathon, a 100 Golf Holes in a Day challenge at Cavendish and New Mills Golf Clubs and a five-day 84-mile Coast to Coast Golfathon from Mayport Golf Club to Tynemouth Golf Club.The charities he supports include the Golf Foundation, Cardiac Risk in the Young in memory of Craig who died in his sleep and Young Minds in memory of Stollery who took his own life.“We are very proud of Archie and everything he’s done,” said his father, Stuart. “Nothing is ever too much for him. In fact, one of our main jobs is to make sure he doesn’t take on too much. He’d be hitting ball off the top of Ben Nevis given half a chance.“It’s great that he is getting the award today because we’ve worked out it’s five years to the day that he took up golf. He loves it. He plays off 11 but as he’s always telling me that’s a Woodhall Spa 11.” Junior organiser, Alison Johns, a PGA teaching professional at the Woodhall Spa Performance, has witnessed at first hand all the hard work Archie has done and is delighted he has been given the Hero’s Handshake Award.“It is absolutely fabulous this inspiring young man has been recognised for his commitment to raising money for charities,” she said.“He is a great role model for our junior members at the National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa.”Archie himself was bowled over to receive the Hero’s Handshake at Woodhall Spa.“I am surprised and delighted to have been given a Hero’s Handshake Award,” he said.“I feel honoured and very grateful to have been chosen because of my annual challenges in aid of charities are particularly important to me, and it has definitely inspired me to push myself even harder this year. I’m so happy to be able to help great causes through playing golf.I would like to thank England Golf and The Golf Foundation for their fantastic support and especially Young Ambassador Ali (Jodiyawalla) who took a day off work to travel all the way to surprise me with the presentation at my home club.”The awards which are run by The Young Ambassadors, a group who represent England Golf and the Golf Foundation, aim to recognise and celebrate what young people are achieving in golf outside of just the competitions. They will be giving a Hero’s Handshake award each month. Follow them on Instagram @getgolfing and tell them about other potential heroes.last_img read more

GRIANAN TO CROWN A NEW QUEEN!

first_imgPamela is crowned the Queen of Grianan.Promoted postOnly one local woman can proudly claim the title of Grianan Queen since the time of the O’Neills and their legendary reign at Grianan of Aileach. Now that queen, Pamela Crowe, who was crowned in 2009 in preparation for Burt’s hosting of the international sheep shearing championships, must hand on the title to the 2015 queen who will be elected in the Halfway House on Sunday next, 3rd May. Once again, this event will herald the opening of Burt’s preparations for the hosting of the International, all Ireland and Six Nations Sheep Shearing Championships on the Grianan Estate from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st of May.The 2009 sheep shearing championships attracted over 15000 visitors and this year’s promises to be at least as exciting with a greater number of family attractions, a food quarter and a huge number of traditional craft displays, sheep-dog trials, fun fair and family fun activities too numerous to mention.Sunday’s event will see a panel of local judges undertake the unenviable task of selecting a queen from a list of very worthy candidates, some of whom will be representing local pubs, clubs and hotels.Music on the night will be provided by local band ‘Smalltalk’,and the crowning of the queen will be followed by a disco with dancing until late. Tickets are €10 and are available at the door. Door opens 8pm. All are welcome to what promises to be an entertainment packed evening of music and craic. GRIANAN TO CROWN A NEW QUEEN! was last modified: April 27th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalInishowenPamela CroweQueen of Aileachlast_img read more

HM Olivia Wilde And Conscious Commerce Celebrate The Launch Of The Conscious

first_imgH&M, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) along with Olivia Wilde and Barbara Burchfield of Conscious Commerce, celebrated the launch of the H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection and the opening of the Conscious Pop-Up Store with an intimate dinner last night at Cafe Clover in New York City.Olivia Wilde, Dakota Fanning, Rosario Dawson and Maggie GyllenhaalCredit/Copyright: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.comGuests including Catarina Midby (Sustainable Fashion Advisor, H&M), Dakota Fanning, Jason Sudeikis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosario Dawson, Lauren Bush Lauren, Alek Wek, Lily Kwong, Sophie Elgort, Casey Labow, Chelsea Leyland, Stacy London, among others enjoyed a menu of farm-to-table organic food.Earlier in the day, H&M, Olivia Wilde and Conscious Commerce celebrated the opening of the curated pop-up shop inside the Times Square location in which other sustainable and ethical fashion brands were invited to be a part of the movement towards a better fashion future. Conscious partners include Amour Vert, Apolis, ClimateStore, FEED, FREEDOM OF ANIMALS, The Giving Keys, K/LLER COLLECTION, LSTN, PRESERVE, S’well, SHFT, Studio One Eighty Nine, ZADY. Ambassadors Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah with Studio One Eighty Nine, Lauren Bush Lauren with FEED and Lily Kwong with Amour Vert, were on hand to greet customers.“Being in the H&M Conscious Exclusive Pop-Up, curated by Conscious Commerce, is an extremely exciting moment because we are launching the H&M Conscious Exclusive collection which is at the forefront of the sustainable movement in fashion,” said Olivia Wilde. “We thought why not pair the Conscious Exclusive Collection with brands that we at Conscious Commerce really love!”Shoppers lined up to be the first to shop the H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection and were able to donate their clothes to H&M’s garment recycling program to receive a 20% discount and win a chance to meet Olivia Wilde, the face of the campaign.The Conscious Pop-Up shop is comprised of a raw birch structure with sustainable metal inlays to give the customer a unique shopping experience within the location. The shop opened on Tuesday, April 14th and will be open through Sunday, April 19th, 9AM – 1AM.The Conscious Exclusive Collection is available exclusively at the Times Square store April 14th and 15th and will launch globally in select stores and on hm.com on April 16th.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Pedestrian Struck Killed By Trolley in Chula Vista

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Trolley in Chula Vista Posted: May 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metropolitan Transit System trolley Monday morning in Chula Vista, police said.Dispatchers were notified shortly before 5:25 a.m. that a trolley car had struck a pedestrian near the intersection of L Street and Industrial Boulevard, Chula Vista police Lt. John English said.The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, English said. No details about the victim were immediately available.The Blue Line trolley was delayed by about 20 minutes due to the investigation, but service returned to normal around 7:40 a.m., according to MTS.MTS was investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash. May 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Lasers keep mini helicopter hovering for hours

first_img Success in ‘space elevator’ competition (Update 3) Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Seattle research and development company LaserMotive has succeeded in keeping a model helicopter hovering for six hours, powered only by the energy of a laser. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Conventional unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are limited in their flying time because of the fuel or batteries they carry. Operation times can be extended if solar power is used in conjunction with batteries, as in Qinetiq’s ultralight Zephyr, which has been able to fly for 82 hours. Solar Impulse, a Swiss company, has also demonstrated solar powered piloted craft.Unmanned vehicles used by the military tend to be stronger and heavier than ultralights, and it is difficult to power them with solar power because of their greater energy requirements, and this is where LaserMotive hopes to provide a solution.The laser-powered model helicopter, which weighed only 22 grams, was demonstrated at Denver, Colorado last week at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference. The tethered, radio-controlled model helicopter was powered by an array of semiconductor-diode near-infrared lasers, which produced laser beams that were then focused down to a single beam seven centimeters in diameter. The beam, which will not damage eyes, tracked the helicopter automatically and illuminated the helicopter’s photovoltaic (PV) cells, which were optimized for the laser’s wavelength. The PV cells then converted around 50 percent of the laser power to electricity, providing just a few watts, but enough to keep the helicopter rotors spinning.Tom Nugent, president, CEO and co-founder of LaserMotive, said he believed the six hour limit was set by the quality of the motor that drives the helicopter rotors, since it was only a small brush motor not designed to run continuously for that long. The tiny model flies under laser power until the motor burns out, he said. Nugent also said he expected the system could be scaled to “anything anybody is interested in.” An unmanned vehicle could fly missions and return to recharge over the laser, or could hover over a laser base for lengthy periods. LaserMotive demonstrated the use of lasers to power robots wirelessly last year, when it won the $900,000 Power Beaming Challenge sponsored by NASA for using a laser to power a robot climbing a 900-meter-long cable suspended from a full-scale helicopter. center_img Citation: Lasers keep mini helicopter hovering for hours (2010, September 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-09-lasers-mini-helicopter-hours.html Multi-mission UAV, recharging in between missions. Image credit: LaserMotive More information: LaserMotive – lasermotive.com/ The power beaming prize winnings could enable the company to help in powering space elevators to lift objects into orbit in the future, but such elevators are still at the concept stage. Other possible applications include delivering emergency power in disaster situations and to forward military bases or remote rural communities.UAVs are among the fastest growing sectors in the aerospace industry and in defense, and the global market is expected to grow from the current $4.9 billion to $11.5 billion within ten years, according to industry analysts the Teal Group.last_img read more

Thoughts on fire

first_imgChromatic Statement is a group show of four women artistes from Delhi who work intensively in their own styles and present their creative statement through impressive canvases painted in their own colours be it monochromatic approach by Manju Narain or using selected colour palette like Anita Trehan and Neera Dabar or like Neeru Suri’s sculptural representation. This show, to be held from February 21 to March 20 presents the unseen thoughts and emotions which can only be expressed by an artistic hand with a sensible handling of artistic techniques exploring various mediums. The exhibition is to be held at Studio 55 at Sunder Nagar in the Capital. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Creativity is a matchless quality which comes from within. It is a special thing human beings are blessed with. Human urge to express deep thoughts is inevitable and through the ages art has been the best way to present those extraordinary views. The nature and things around us always inspire us to enrich our thoughts.Manju Narain is a sensitive and introspective artiste with a penchant for the unusual and thought provoking images. Her works depicting strange innocent beings wistfully brings about illustrative fairytale creatures, trapped silently within claustrophobic gardens and troubling mazes, as if striving for some means of escape and true expression. Manju’s attempts to express her genuine reactions and observations are her own personal path towards Catharsis. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixNira Davar uses mystique colours to create her own dreamland. Her approach colourful yet subdued representation of thoughts. Her works are full of energy and charm. Soothing and gentle forms without much of sharp contrast her canvases are very welcoming.Anita Trehan played with human forms using a selective colour palette. Her mature presentation reflects a skilful forte of an artist. She takes the viewers in a special journey towards unknown mindscape of human beings through her canvases leaving a lot of space for imagination and intuition.Neeru Suri depicts various moods and forms of women, which is very close to her heart. Metal is her favourite medium to work with and she loves to explore a woman’s life and her different roles and represent it in her own form experimenting imagination.Chromatic Statement brings a collection of works which are meaningful, thought provoking and igniting.When: Feb 21 to  March 20Where: Studio 55, 55, Sunder Nagarlast_img read more