Umphrey’s McGee Shares Pro-Shot Video Of “Day Nurse” From Dominican Holidaze

first_imgAs we trudge through the waning weeks of winter, Dominican Holidaze and Tour Gigs continue to brighten our days with a steady stream of pro-shot footage from the premiere destination event’s 2016 edition.Today, Umphrey’s McGee shared the newest installation of that series: a beautiful video of the band performing “Day Nurse” during their beachside daytime set on 12/4/16. Roughly halfway through, a stage hand brings out a very special guest–a beautiful parrot–to jam out on bassist Ryan Stasik‘s shoulder. Check out the sunny performance below:Umphrey’s McGee, Disco Biscuits & Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Close Out Dominican Holidaze In StyleAfter completing the first leg of their 2017 tour last weekend, Umphrey’s will return to the stage on March 1st for a two-night run at The Hive in Sandpoint, ID. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Georgia’s Big Money Crops

first_imgWhat grows on Georgia farms? Cotton and peanuts, of course. And veggies. Don’t forgetthe veggies.People may not know it, but vegetables rank right up there with cotton and peanuts asmoney crops in Georgia.In fact, Georgia vegetable income in 1995 was $17 million more than the income frompeanuts. Figures for 1996 aren’t in yet. But the final ’95 figures show vegetable incomesecond only to cotton among Georgia row crops.In 1995, cotton income topped $767 million. Vegetables brought in $434 million, andpeanuts slipped to $417 million. With a value of $1.6 billion, the three crops made upabout one-third of the state’s farm income.”Georgia vegetable acreage actually dropped a little in 1994,” said TerryKelley, a horticulturist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. “Butexperienced growers are now producing more on fewer acres.”Just five years ago, vegetable income wasn’t even 40 percent of the figure for peanuts.Georgia farmers planted more than 175,000 acres to vegetables in 1994 and ’95. Theygrew cabbage, cucumbers, lima and snap beans, onions, sweet corn, tomatoes, squash,peppers, watermelons, greens and 20 other veggies. And they’re growing more new crops,like carrots.Some veggies bring more money than others. Prices vary widely through the harvest andmarket season, too. Through it all, vegetable income keeps growing.”Vegetable income has risen slowly for many years,” said Larry Snipes, thestate statistician with the Georgia Agricultural Statistics Service. “Peanut incomevaries more from year to year.”Many peanut farmers say their crop suffered during the mostly dry 1995 growing season.Irrigation systems cover less than half of Georgia peanut land. But Kelley said farmersirrigate 95 percent or more of their vegetable acres.”We don’trecommend that any farmer grow vegetables without irrigation,” he said. “Theinvestment is too large to let the plants dry up and die.”So at least until the 1996 crop figures are in next year, vegetable farmers can basknear the top of the income pool.”It’s aboost for vegetable growers to know their crop has joined the ranks of peanut and cottonincome in Georgia,” Kelley said. “We’re up with the standards, the crops people all over the nation andworld know as ‘Georgia’ crops.”Extension economist George Westberry figures the peanut crop will take back itssecond-place rank in ’96. “Peanuts had their problems, but so did vegetables,”he said.Low watermelon prices and freeze damage in cabbage, onions and greens could dropvegetable income back just below peanuts.”The fall vegetable season has been strong,” Westberry said. “But it maynot be enough to keep vegetables ahead of peanuts in 1996.”last_img read more

Broome County Forum organist accompanies last film

first_img“This is the ultimate instrument, it’s a one man orchestra,” said Ford. “You are really as I see it being an instant orchestrator,” Ford said. “He is just amazing he is a fabulous, fabulous organist,” said John Demaree, President of the Binghamton Theater Organ Society. “I understand his desire to retire but we will certainly miss him,” Demaree said. As for why he thinks it’s important to keep this tradition alive, Ford says it’s pretty simple. Ford says that means watching the movie, in this case the 1923 Comedy Safety Last, and letting his imagination fill in the gaps left by the lack of dialogue. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — After nine years accompanying silent films at the Broome County Forum, theater organist Jim Ford says he is ready to retire. While he mostly improvises, Ford says he picked up some of those skills from the organists who were there at the very beginning. “I have now done every silent film I have ever wanted to accompany, so I am hanging it up,” said Ford “I want people to have a good time and have fun, we can all use that,” Ford said. After first playing the theater organ in Ann Arbor Michigan in 1973, Ford says he fell in love with the instrument. “I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of the first generation legendary theater organists who have accompanied silent films,” Ford said. “I’ve talked with them, learned from them and that is what I probably cherish the most,” said Ford. A skill that organizers say makes Ford an asset at the Forum, one that won’t be easily replaced. “I see action on the screen, it gives me Ideas and instantly that gets translated into musical notes and even sound affects,” said Ford. “If somebody falls, that’s a great opportunity to use the bass drum,” Ford said. The Binghamton Theater Organ Society says they are currently looking into finding a replacement organist so that they can continue offering silent films.last_img read more

A can’s character: Inside the world of beer can designs

first_imgBut no matter the design, each can has its own character. One that could very well match yours. While many of Ommegang’s products do tell a literal story, some are simply concept first. “And was one of the first Belgians to explore America. This was one of the first, if not the first, saison beer, traditional Belgian style, made in America. So he was the perfect emblem for that beer,” said Campbell. “Every one of our beers didn’t just kind of fall out of the sky, there was a thought process involved in why we made it and why we had a specific way. In many cases we make beers with specific stories in mind,” said Campbell. (WBNG) — The Southern Tier craft beer business is booming. And while the industry grows, it’s certainly changing. “Customers are demanding excellence from the experiencing the taproom to the quality of the liquid in the can. And not only that but what is on the outside of the can,” said Beer Tree Brew Co. co-founder Brendan Harder. “We try to think, what role is this drink going to play in the drinker’s life, in their repertoire, and how can we make sure this label communicates that” said Campbell. “It’s always somebody that’s like, ‘oh my god!’ And I thought that Chris would be the perfect model because he’s consistently making the most ridiculous faces,” she said. One of her recent designs is ‘Clickbait,’ a beer can based off a portrait of co-founder Chris Rhoades. A can that’s definitely unique to Beer Tree and stands out from other breweries. “There are not many sectors of the economy, certainly that have packaged, distributed products, that have 8,000 different makers out creating a myriad of different products everyday,” said Brewery Ommegang President Doug Campbell. “A pilsner is sort of a gorgeous beer for sitting and relaxing with friends. So the packaging reflects both, that relaxed kind of farm lifestyle,” said Campbell. Their cans have a theme, all fun, colorful, and creative, reflecting what the brewery is all about. “There are so many choices for the consumer. So just getting to stop somebody to take notice of you is probably job number one,” said Campbell. Stockman says she took the name and ran with it, and it’s inspired by the looks of a Buzzfeed article. Consumers see a beer can before they taste what’s inside. That’s why label designs are becoming more and more complex. “You tell other people a little bit about yourself when you pick up a beer on the shelf or when you order one at the bar. And design is a huge component of that,” said Campbell. Beer Tree in Port Crane tries to do just that, believing in the power of the product. Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown has a similar philosophy, making their labels recognizable to their brand, but meant to catch the eye. “Now more than ever, because of social media, people are very design-minded. They want to look at and buy things that are really cool or beautiful or just jump off the shelves,” said Stockman. “I think that’s just kind of how people are buying their beer now, it’s not searching for a specific brewery and a specific beer. It’s like, that’s a sick label, I want to drink that beer,” said Rhoades. And with that, comes competition. Craft beer has become one of the most dynamic consumer goods industries you can find. So the next time you crack open a can, remember while it’s what’s on the inside the counts, in this case, the outside can be just as powerful. Behind the artwork is graphic designer Laura Stockman. Like ‘Idyll Days,’ a pilsner with a rooster on its can. Take the Hennepin label for example. Featuring a Belgian monk named Hennepin, who traveled from the Great Lakes to the Midwest in the 17th century. “You could put pretty much any ingredient in a beer and that’s kind of where it’s all heading. Making the next crazy beer, the next weirdest thing, the next combination of fruits, and hops, and adjuncts, whatever it is,” said Beer Tree Brew Co. co-founder Chris Rhoades. “I never thought it would be an attainable job that would pay my bills, I always sort of thought it would be like a dream.”last_img read more

Stuart’s Ron Little/Bones Memorial rescheduled for June 14

first_imgSTUART, Iowa (May 24) – Tonight’s Ron Little/Bones Memorial for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds at Stuart Speedway has been rescheduled due to inclement weather to Sunday, June 14.Modifieds chase a $1,000 check at the 15th annual event. If not already vote eligible, the winner becomes a ballot candidate for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Another $1,000 is at stake for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars on Stew Hansen Night that evening.More information is available by calling 515 238-6945 and at the www.stuartspeedway.net website.last_img read more

Lindberg named director international admissions at Fisher College

first_imgBOSTON — Ellsworth native David Lindberg has been promoted to serve as director of international admissions at Fisher College.Lindberg attended Norwich University and later transferred to Colby-Sawyer College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in communications. He received a master’s degree in athletic administration from Endicott College in 2011.He joined Fisher as head men’s basketball coach in 2005, a position he continues to hold.He guided the Falcons to four Sunrise Conference championships and back-to-back trips to the NAIA national tournament.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textLindberg, who has been serving as associate director of admissions at Fisher, has become well-versed in the college admissions process.And having coordinated summer basketball camps for international students, he’s gained experience that will help him ensure that incoming foreign students get the most out of their educational experience at Fisher.“Simply put, David Lindberg is a winner with a track record of leading teams to success,” said Fisher President Thomas McGovern. “A collaborative approach with an aim toward excellence is precisely what we need leading our international admissions office.”last_img read more

Ronaldo becomes first Juventus player in 60 years to score 25 league goals

first_img…finally breaks free-kick duckCRISTIANO Ronaldo has become the first man in 60 years to hit 25 goals for Juventus in a single Serie A season, bringing up the milestone with his first-ever free-kick goal for the Italian giants.The prolific Portuguese reached that mark by finding the target in Saturday’s derby against Torino, which ended in a convincing victory for the league leaders.His remarkable standards have been maintained throughout the current campaign, with the target found on 25 occasions through just 26 appearances in the Italian top-flight.Ronaldo is still looking to chase down the Capocannoniere crown in 2020, but remains four efforts short of Lazio frontman Ciro Immobile.Time is still on the 35-year-old’s side, though, and he remains a model of consistency.He has helped Juve back to the top of the table this season, as they chase down a ninth successive Serie A crown.Title glory was enjoyed during his debut campaign in Italy, but only 21 league goals were recorded by a five-time Ballon d’Or winner.That haul has been raised this term, allowing him to match the efforts of club legend Omar Sivori from 1960-61.The Argentine-born Italy star scored exactly 25 to help Juve win the Scudetto that season, although he was pipped to the top scorer title by Sampdoria’s Sergio Brighenti.Nobody has managed 25 league goals since then, with legendary figures such as Alessandro Del Piero, Roberto Baggio and Michel Platini all falling short.Ronaldo’s exploits in front of goal are now expected and no longer come as any surprise.Over the course of a record-setting career, he has raised the bar of individual excellence to never before seen heights.He is the complete package when it comes to a modern-day footballer, with there seemingly nothing that he cannot do.Questions have, however, been asked of his free-kick record at times.For someone who stands over so many set-pieces, Ronaldo’s strike rate is not the best.That has remained the case during his time in Turin, although a dead ball situation was the source of his most recent strike.Ronaldo’s effort against local rivals was his first from a direct free-kick for the Bianconeri, with 42 previous attempts having failed to find the back of the net.Ronaldo helped to put Juve out of sight in their meeting with Torino, with the Portuguese adding to earlier efforts from Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado as Maurizio Sarri’s side eventually ran out 4-1 winners on the day.(Goal.com)last_img read more

Best Gaming Technology extends partnership with Stan James

first_imgShare Share StumbleUpon GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Revenues down 11% but product depth helps GVC through lockdown July 16, 2020 Submit GVC ‘surprised’ at widening of HMRC’s Turkey investigation July 21, 2020 Retail technology company Best Gaming Technology (BGT) has confirmed that it will supply 83 widescreen terminals to new Stan James betting shops.Euan McCormick, Stan James director, said: “We have recently completed the deployment of 30 widescreen Storm terminals into our estate. Following our acquisition of the Coral/Ladbrokes shops, it was clear that we would need to have an enhanced product to retain existing customers and to compete in the modern market place.“We are pleased to have placed an order for the latest widescreen Storm terminals, offering the full BGT product range including Racing Post and a range of numbers betting. The bookmaker plans to place a minimum of two terminals in each of its shops to ensure availability to customers.“As part of our upcoming re-branding and relaunch as Megabet, we are looking forward to investing in, and improving, our Sports Betting offering along with all other areas of the business from the shop environment to the range of products and services on offer.”John Pettit, BGT UK managing director, said: “BGT is extremely happy to be able to work with Stan James/Megabet in providing the very best in sports betting technology, offering a seamless transition of BGT services, including the introduction of our new-look homepage, Racing Post and numbers betting. We look forward to further developing our relationship with Stan James.” Related Articleslast_img read more

#U17WWCQ: Black Maidens thrash Liberia 8-0 to set up Nigeria showdown

first_imgThe Black Maidens of Ghana edged closer to making an appearance in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India after thrashing Liberia 8-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday, March  14, 2020 to complete a 10-0 aggregate rout.Ophelia Serwaa Amponsah, who plays for Ampem Darkoa Ladies was in the form of a lifetime as she grabbed four goals against Lonestars of Liberia.The Black Maidens were three goals up within just 7 minutes of action – Ophelia Amponsah hitting a brace under five minutes. The third goal was scored by Salamatu Abdulai.With less than half an hour gone in the game, the Black Maidens were six goals up with Amponsah registering four goals in the process. Samaria Ladies midfielder, Elizabeth Oppong with a spectacular strike gave Ghana their sixth goal of the afternoon.The women’s U-17 side added a couple of goals to seal a win in the reverse leg at the Accra Sports Stadium after winning the first leg 2-0 a fortnight ago.Alice Sarpong came off the bench to convert a penalty to make it 7-0 and in the 66th minute, Tracy Twum found the back of the net to end the mauling.Ghana will now face the Flamingos of Nigeria in the last round of qualifying with the Nigerians humbling Guinea with an 11-2 aggregate scoreline.The 2020 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup will be played from 2-21 November in India.last_img read more

Highlights: Justin Turner’s 2-run home run put Dodgers ahead in 8th inning

first_imgSeventh inning: First inning:With Justin Turner on base, David Freese had a chance to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 2-0 lead but Lorenzo Cain of the Milwaukee Brewers had other plans in mind with a nice catch at the wall.LoCain… Just Wow.📺:Live on FOX pic.twitter.com/AkgCUnQES3 The bases are loaded for Yasiel Puig, whom Jeremy Jeffress struck out in a critical spot in last night’s game.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) October 13, 2018 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 13, 2018Fifth inning:Orlando Arcia’s solo home run provided the Brewers with the first lead of the game.Scoreless no more! The @Brewers are on the board thanks to a solo shot from Orlando Arcia!📺:Live on FOX pic.twitter.com/G8sH80meVJ— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 13, 2018Sixth inning:The Brewers continue to make things difficult for the Dodgers as Travis Shaw’s solo home run adds to Milwaukee’s lead. Yasiel Puig struck out with the bases loaded then immediately snapped his bat over his knee. pic.twitter.com/edjn207ZVg— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 13, 2018Eighth Inning:A 2-run home run by Justin Turner put the Dodgers in front for the first time in the game.JT! CLUTCH!The @Dodgers take the lead on a 2-run homer from Justin Turner! pic.twitter.com/Dn5oF7gjyY— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 13, 2018Check back for more highlights throughout the game. Follow our live updates here.last_img read more