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first_imgLoad remaining images A full gallery of Steve Rose Photos images can be seen below: Umphrey’s McGee wrapped up their winter tour with a stop at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, bringing along TAUK for one final night of mayhem. The show was absolutely packed with smokin’ hot UM jams, but a section in set one certainly stands out for obvious reasons.The band called on bassist Arthur Barrow, who worked extensively with Frank Zappa in the 70’s and 80’s, to lend a hand for two debut Zappa covers. With Barrow replacing Ryan Stasik, the band went into “Soul Food I” before playing Zappa’s “Treacherous Cretins,” to the immense delight of fans of both Zappa and UM. Barrow stayed on for “Glory,” an Umphrey’s original, before Stasik closed out the set with “Piranhas > Wizard Burial Ground.”Leave it to Umphrey’s McGee to host a legend like Arthur Barrow for two debut songs for a tour closer. The remainder of the show was just as hot, with a second-set opening “40’s Theme” and a “Puppet String” that began in set two and concluded as the last song of the encore. Umphrey’s McGee are off until April 6th, where they’ll perform once again in Oxford, MS. They’re also playing an “All Night Wrong” set at the Major Rager, coming up on April 7th, with help from horn players Natalie Cressman and Jennifer Hartswick. More details about that here.You can see the full setlist below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA – 3/26/16:Set One: Le Blitz > Educated Guess, The Crooked One > Example 1, Attachments, Soul Food I** > Treacherous Cretins** > Glory*, Piranhas > Wizard Burial GroundSet Two: 40’s Theme, Puppet String > Daffodils, Wappy Sprayberry > The Bottom Half, Hurt Bird Bath, HindsightEncore: Ignition (Remix), Upward > Puppet StringNotes:* with Arthur Barrow on bass** Debut (Frank Zappa) with Arthur Barrow on bassCheck out images of both bands from this great performance, courtesy of Steve Rose Photos:last_img read more

first_imgTags: building, Campus Crossroads, Construction, weather, WInter Construction crews for the Campus Crossroads project made progress on initial construction steps and excavations around the stadium after the least snowy December in South Bend’s recorded history.“The construction team took advantage of this great fortune and worked six to seven days a week in anticipation of the onset of more typical winter weather, which, of course, began last week,” Associate vice president and University architect Doug Marsh said. “Formal construction work has proceeded well in the 50 calendar days since the end of the home football season.”Marsh said the winter work involves several “major earthwork activities.” Crews are relocating many underground utilities such as sewers, water service, electrical feeders, chilled water and drainage, and they are constructing new utilities tunnels along both the west and east sides, he said.Excavation of the student center basement began, and they installed “an extensive span of permanent earth retention system” on the west and east edges of the existing stadium system to secure the existing foundations, Marsh said. They have also installed temporary earth retention walls that will provide a platform for the mobile cranes which will be built later in the winter to erect the structural steel frames for the student center and academic buildings on the west and east sides.As the crew works on initial construction of the buildings’ foundation walls and footings, Marsh said the design team is still working out the details for the interior portions of the project.So far, construction is right on schedule and in line with the budget, University spokesman Dennis Brown said.“The ebbs and flows of weather are built into construction timelines,” he said. “This year’s pattern has made no significant difference on the time frame or budget for the project, one way or the other.”The website construction.nd.edu provides updates on parking and pedestrian/vehicle traffic. According to the site, the University’s two free campus shuttles have expanded their hours as of Jan. 5 to run continuously from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays to help people “navigate several major construction projects across campus and related parking adjustments.”The limited pedestrian walkways on the east and west sides of the stadium remain the same as those set before break. On the east, a temporary walkway allows access to Gates 1 and 2 of the Joyce Center, and on the west, pedestrians can use the DeBartolo Quad walkways or walk through the Mendoza College of Business and DeBartolo Hall.last_img read more

first_imgRoughly fifty students, led by Fossil Free ND, marched from McKenna Hall to the Main Building early Monday evening to protest the University’s current investment in fossil fuels. Freshman Adam Wiechman said the goal of Fossil Free ND is to push the University to fully divest from fossil fuels within the next five years. “We want the University to become an active voice in climate change and really take a look at those funds,” Wiechman said. The protest followed a talk by environmentalist Bill McKibben as part of the Hesburgh Lecture Series. “Bill McKibben, the inspiration for our movement, is the founder of the global divestment movement,” Wiechman said. “We decided to jump on the opportunity of him being here. We met with Bill beforehand; He gave us a shout-out during the speech. It was great.”Wiechman said they received bigger numbers than they initially anticipated. “We actually picked up a lot of people. We marched from McKenna to the Main Building, placing signs down along the way that were orange footprints that represented climate change impacts,” Wiechman said. Freshman Brittany Benninger said she was excited about the turnout and impressed by McKibben’s talk.“Bill McKibben is super influential right now, and we love that he was able to come out on campus,” Benninger said. “He gave a great lecture on climate change and the need to divest from fossil fuels, and that’s why we’re out here today.”Benninger said it is imperative the administration focuses on divestment in the next five years. “It’s really important that [the administration] understands that they need to take their money out of such practices and reinvest in some better, more sustainable and renewable income,” Benninger said. Freshman Abby Ferguson said she was also excited about the protest and the talk itself. “We had a lot of people join us from the talk, and I know we had a few people join us on the way,” Ferguson said. “We stopped seven times along the way to put down seven footprints for things that are the result of climate change, such as drought, sea level rise, ocean acidification and crop reduction.”Protestors were invited to sign a banner that had shamrocks in the outline of a globe. “We wanted people to sign to show individual support for the cause,” Ferguson said. According to Ferguson, the administration has been less than cooperative or responsive to any of the group’s protests. “I don’t know if Jenkins has had an official response to any of this, but if he has, I know it’s been basically to say, ‘Stop,” Ferguson said. “The administration has thus far, based on what I understand and know, has been really unresponsive, just kind of trying to ignore it and hope it’ll go away. But the goal is to not let that happen because this is important.”Tags: divest, Fossil Free ND, fossil fuels, protestlast_img read more

first_imgThe United Kingdom’s novel coronavirus outbreak is starting to peak but it is too early to lift the lockdown because the virus would “run rampant” if the government eased social distancing measures, Health Minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday.The United Kingdom has the fifth highest official death toll from COVID-19 in the world, after the United States, Italy, Spain and France, though the figure only covers hospital fatalities and the real number is probably much higher.”We think it is too early to make a change,” Hancock said. “While we’ve seen a flattening of the number of cases, and thankfully a flattening of the number of deaths, that hasn’t started to come down yet.” “If we just released all the measures now, then this virus would run rampant once again and we can’t let that happen.”While Prime Minister Boris Johnson recuperates at a country residence from COVID-19 complications that nearly cost him his life, the British government is due to discuss a review of the lockdown later on Thursday.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who is deputizing for Johnson, has already made clear there will be no immediate lifting of the social distancing measures announced on March 23.Raab will chair a cabinet meeting at 1000 GMT at which the government’s chief scientist will update ministers. Later in the afternoon Raab will chair an emergency response meeting to discuss the lockdown. Social distancing The United Kingdom’s hospital death toll from COVID-19 rose by 761 to 12,868 as of 1600 on April 14, the health ministry said. Broader statistics that include deaths in care homes and in the community suggest the total toll is much larger.The most stringent restrictions in British peacetime history have effectively closed down much of the world economy, and the United Kingdom is heading towards its deepest depression in three centuries.As leaders around the world begin to contemplate ways to exit the shutdown, epidemiologists have cautioned that a second wave of the outbreak could endanger the weak and elderly.Neil Ferguson, a professor of mathematical biology at Imperial College London who advises the government, said Britain would probably have to maintain some level of social distancing until a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is available.”It is not going to be going back to normal,” Ferguson told BBC radio. “We will have to maintain some level of social distancing, a significant level of social distancing, probably indefinitely until we have a vaccine available.””If we relax measures too much then we will see a resurgence in transmission,” he said. “If we want to reopen schools, let people get back to work then we need to keep the transmission down in another manner.”GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley said on Wednesday that a vaccine was unlikely to be ready before the second half of 2021. center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgThe President encouraged chiefs to integrate marginalized and vulnerable groups in the programme even as he warned government officers who will not deliver on the programme of consequences.Also Read  152 more test positive as Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 36,981“There will be a continuous review of the programme with the best performers rewarded and non-performers sanctioned.” The president said.The President saying that the campaign fits well with the Kazi Mtaani programme with the new initiative expected to complement ongoing efforts.This even as he reiterated the government’s commitment to realize the country’s ambition of a ten per cent forest cover by the end of the year.Also Read  PSC to challenge Maraga’s advice to dissolve Parliament over gender rule“We are gathered here to demonstrate to both the naysayers and the optimists that it can be done. That we can restore the glory of the great city of Nairobi to what was once referred to as the great city in the Sun.” the President observed.Describing green spaces as the lungs of the city, President Kenyatta said the restoration of the Michuki Park is in line with resolutions of the Nairobi declaration on the environmentally sound management of electrical and electronic waste agreed on during the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal held in 2006.Among the green spaces targeted for reclamation include the Nairobi arboretum, Karura forest, Central Park, Uhuru Park, Ngong Road forest among others that have suffered neglect over the years.Also Read  Relief for families as MOH revises Covid-19 burial protocolsThe 26-acre Michuki Park, which has since been reclaimed boasting of a footbridge connecting the two sides of the park as well as walkways and public ablution blocks, had been turned into a criminals hideout with two-thirds of the land largely unattended and used illegally as a dumpsite.The rehabilitation of the Michuki Park exercise brought together the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and its State Agencies led by Kenya Forest Service, KEFRI and NEMA.The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Nairobi Metropolitan Service, National Museums of Kenya were also involved.Kenya Forest Service led by the Chief Conservator of Forests Mr Julius Kamau now takes up responsibility for everyday running and management of the park. “The campaign shall be anchored by the national government administration officers at the local level who shall work together with the local communities and stakeholders both within and outside government to enhance environmental restoration, conservation and management,” said President Kenyatta.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 An ambitious campaign that seeks to restore Nairobi’s green spaces has been launched in what President Kenyatta says is a rebirth of the soul of Kenya’s capital.Speaking on Friday during the launch of the refurbished Hon John Michuki Memorial Park in Nairobi, President Kenyatta said the cleaning Kenya campaign which will be piloted in Nairobi County will kick off on the 1st of September this year.The campaign that will see Kenyans mobilized to clean their country will be coordinated by the ministries of interior and that of environment and will be anchored on national government administration officials who will be required to work together with local communities in the conservation and management of the environment.last_img read more

first_img“Obviously we’d like to win by five goals every game but that’s not going to happen playing a team like BV,” St. Pierre explained.“This series has the potential of going the distance and there’s going to be a lot of one goal games.”Despite getting the split, and home-ice advantage, Hawks coach Terry Jones was not pleased with the performance of his team.Jones was frustrated with lack of effort shown by the Hawks.“The way we played tonight I’m not surprised of the score because we didn’t make any effort . . . we were so passive, so uncommitted . . . it was very disappointing,” Jones said.Jones didn’t sense any overconfidence in the Hawks dressing room before the game after Beaver Valley scored a 4-3 win in Game one Friday, thanks to a late tally by captain Archie McKinnon.“I didn’t think it was overconfidence. I just think guys were on their own agendas,” Jones fumed. “We had guys taking three-minute shifts and glide around . . .. We’re not going to win many games playing like that.”Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 21-14, including a third period where the visitors played most of the game in the Nelson zone.The series now shifts back to the Hawks Nest, where Beaver Valley finished the season 3-1 against Nelson.However, the lone home-ice loss in the series against the Leafs came in the final game of the season — a win St. Pierre is hoping can inspire his team to victory again.“That last game of the (regular) season was one of the biggest wins in my junior hockey league career,” St. Pierre said. “I think all the boys in that (Leaf) dressing room now believe we’re capable of winning in Beaver Valley and there’s no reason we can’t win again.”MURDOCH NOTES: Again more than 700 fans showed up to see two of the top teams in the KIJHL square off . . . . At the end of the game, Leaf winger Alec Wilkinson skated the length of the ice to retrieve the game puck after the victory. . . . Hawks leading scorers Dallas Calvin and Riley Brant had their respective scoring streaks snapped at four and five games. . . .In the other Kootenay Conference series, Kimberley Dynamiters tied the Eddie Mountain Final at 1-1 with a 4-2 win in Creston. Meanwhile, the Osoyoos Coyotes keep on winning, capturing its sixth straight game to take a 2-0 lead against North Okanagan. In Kamloops, the Storm opened its series against 100 Mile House with an 8-3 win. It’s ironic how sometimes in the sport of hockey your biggest rival can become your greatest ally.Patrick Zubick, of Castlegar Rebels fame, stopped all 21 shots to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a 1-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The victory evens the best-of-seven Murdoch Division series at 1-1.Games three and four are Monday and Tuesday in Fruitvale.“It’s unfortunate that both of our goalies are hurt but Patrick (Zubick) has come in here and played just excellent for us,” Leaf captain Darnel St. Pierre said after the narrow win.Nelson got all the goals Zubick would need when leading scorer Jamie Vlanich scored on a Leaf power play 15 minutes into the game.Vlanich, playing his second game of the playoffs after sitting out the entire Murdoch Division semi final against Spokane, jumped on a loose puck in the Hawks goal crease after teammate Travis Wellman rattle a shot off the post.The home side then rode the solid netminding of Zubick, who is playing for Nelson on an emergency basis after both regular goalies, Adam Maida and Brad Rebagliati, were lost to the Leafs due to injury, to even the series in a must-win game.last_img read more