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Colorado officers under investigation after troubling photos surface of them near Elijah McClain memorial

first_imgamphotora/iStockBy CLAYTON SANDELL and BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(AURORA, Colo.) — Photos have surfaced of Colorado police striking troubling poses near where an unarmed Black man was placed in a chokehold last summer and later died, prompting their chief to order an immediate internal investigation that she said could lead to their termination.Interim Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson issued a statement late Monday night saying she has pulled multiple officers from street duty and made the probe into photos depicting them near a memorial for Elijah McClain a “top priority.”Wilson said she placed the officers on paid administrative leave “in non-enforcement capacities” after being informed on Thursday of the allegations stemming from the photos that were brought to the attention of the department’s Internal Affairs bureau by an Aurora police officer.“I was apprised of allegations reported to Internal Affairs by an Aurora Police Officer alleging multiple Aurora Police officers were depicted in photographs near the site where Elijah McClain died,” Wilson said in her statement.  She added that she ordered an “accelerated investigation” that was completed Monday evening and plans to soon publicly release the results of the probe “in its entirety.”“This will include reports, photographic evidence obtained, officer’s names, and my final determination which can rise to the level of termination,” Wilson said.She did not immediately provide details of what the photos showed the officers doing.The development came as the Aurora City Council has scheduled an emergency meeting for Tuesday night to discuss why police in riot gear on Saturday used batons and pepper spray on apparently peaceful protesters at a park, some playing violins in honor of McClain, who also played the instrument.Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced on Thursday that he was appointing a special prosecutor to reinvestigate McClain’s death and file charges if “the facts support prosecution.”McClain was walking home in Aurora, a suburb of Denver, after buying iced tea at a corner store on Aug. 24, 2019, when he was stopped by police, Mari Newman, an attorney for McClain’s family, told ABC News last week.He was wearing a ski mask on a warm night — which Newman attributed to him getting cold — when a person called 911 at 10:30 p.m. to report him acting “sketchy,” according to an audio recording of the 911 call released by the Aurora Police Department.The caller told a 911 operator that a man, later identified as McClain, “has a mask on” and “he might be a good person or a bad person.” The caller went on to say no weapons were involved and when asked if he or anyone else was in danger, the caller said, “No.”Police body-camera footage showed McClain walking on the sidewalk when three officers approached him, with one telling McClain multiple times to stop. But McClain, who was apparently listening to music at the time, continued to walk.According to the body-camera footage, an officer put his hands on McClain, saying, “Stop tensing up.” McClain replied, “Let go of me” and told the police that he was “just going home.”The officers took McClain to the ground and placed him in a carotid control hold — which involves an officer placing his arm around a person’s neck, restricting the flow of blood to the brain from the carotid arteries, according to a letter from Dave Young, the district attorney for Adams and Broomfield Counties, to then-Aurora Police Chief Nicholas Metz.McClain, who was placed in handcuffs, is seen in body-camera footage at one point throwing up after the struggle with officers while he is on the ground.According to Young’s letter, paramedics called to the scene said McClain remained combative and possibly suffered from a condition known as excited delirium. McClain was later administered, by paramedics, what Newman alleged was an “excessive dose” of ketamine, which is used by medical practitioners and veterinarians as an anesthetic.After McClain was put in an ambulance, he went into cardiac arrest, according to police. He died several days later.A pathologist who conducted an autopsy was unable to conclude that the actions of any law enforcement officer caused the death, Young said in a statement he released last week.While Young said McClain’s death “was both tragic and unnecessary,” he declined to file criminal charges against the officers, saying, “In order to prove any form of homicide in the State of Colorado it is mandatory that the prosecution prove that the accused caused the death of the victim.”“Based on the facts and evidence of this investigation I cannot prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the officers involved in this incident were not justified in their actions based on what they knew at the time of this incident,” Young said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Changes in lipid composition of copepods and Euphausia superba associated with diet and environmental conditions in the marginal ice zone, Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica

first_imgThe effect of varying diet and environmental conditions at the Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) on the fatty acid and hydrocarbon compositions of five species of copepod and krill, Euphausia superba, was investigated. Zooplankton at the MIZ experienced a range of conditions, from a low algal biomass (mainly flagellates) under pack-ice to a spring bloom dominated by diatoms in the open ocean. Principal Component Analysis classified the copepods into three dietary regimes: (i) omnivores or general algal feeders under the pack ice, (ii) dinoflagellate feeders, and (iii) diatom feeders in the open ocean. This classification was supported by the distribution of the diatom marker n-heneicosahexaene (n-C21:6) and a general indicator of herbivory, the isoprenoid pristane. The fatty acid and hydrocarbon composition reflected dietary preferences and availability as the season progressed. Of the copepods under the pack-ice, Oithona spp. was omnivorous whereas Calanus propinquus was feeding preferentially on flagellates. Metridia gerlachei fed on flagellates in all conditions, but also included diatoms in its diet during the bloom. Calanoides acutus and Rhincalanus gigas, which passed the winter in diapause, were feeding almost exclusively on diatoms in the open ocean. Euphausia superba, which were also mainly diatom feeders in the open ocean, were feeding on the sea-ice algae (diatoms) and suspended material from the water column (dinoflagellates) under the pack-ice.last_img read more


Rainiers Edge Bees

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Seth Mejias-Brean hit the go-ahead RBI double in the sixth inning and the Rainiers held on to edge the Bees 5-4 at Smith’s Ballpark.The Bees rallied to tie the game with two in the bottom-of-the-fifth.Jeremy Rhoades was charged with the go-ahead run and took the loss.The Bees fell to 43-and-33 and travel to Reno to open up a four-game series tonight. Robert Lovell Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees June 25, 2018 /Sports News – Local Rainiers Edge Bees Written bylast_img


Ron Dennis wins planning for mega-basement garage

first_imgHome » News » Ron Dennis wins planning for mega-basement garage previous nextRegulation & LawRon Dennis wins planning for mega-basement garageThe McLaren racing car brand founder set to create an ‘iceberg’ under his Surrey mansion, to house his collection of supercars.Sheila Manchester30th May 201905,561 Views Ron Dennis, the highly successful motor racing team manager and supercar manufacturer, has recently won another victory: planning permission for a 230foot subterranean garage beneath his mansion in Surrey – despite opposition from a neighbour.The multi-millionaire has long planned to build the mega-basement to house his substantial collection of supercars but as many owners and estate agents have found before, planning authorities and neighbours are often less than keen and it hasn’t been a high speed win for the man who founded McLaren International in 1980 and sold his shares for a reported £275m in 2017.Julian Bishop, Head of Real Estate London at Hewitsons LLP and Emma Shipp, Partner reviewed the application:Houses that have been extensively developed are referred to as icebergs in that there is more below the surface than above and getting planning permission can be difficult. Ron Dennis first applied for planning permission seven years ago but was initially turned down by the local planning authority. Dennis appealed on the grounds this was an ‘engineering operation’ and was not inappropriate – and he won.The mega-plans include a lift, turntable, workshop and art gallery. One objection was raised by a neighbour on the basis of increased noise and disturbance but Dennis intends to see the project through.The trend to build so-called ‘mega-basements’ to house, cars, pools and media entertainment rooms has been steadily growing in areas such as London and the South East where space has become more scarce.These developments are classified as mega once they reach either three or more storeys built under the footprint of the house or two storeys built under the house and the garden combined. A study by Newcastle University found that seven London boroughs had approved 4,650 basement plans from 2008 to 2017 including 112 mega basements – most in either the Kensington & Chelsea or Westminster boroughs.Whilst not all such projects are quite as complicated, the issues faced by Ron Dennis show that mega basements have their own unique set of factors. Planning consent may not be easy to obtain and work then needs to start within a defined period to retain the permission. Getting neighbours on side is key both to a smooth running project and to the future enjoyment of the home once the builders have moved on.iceberg development McLaren planning permission mega-basement garage Ron Dennis Sheila Manchester supercar May 30, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more


VolkerStevin to Prepare HMNB Portsmouth for New Aircraft Carriers

first_img View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today VolkerStevin to Prepare HMNB Portsmouth for New Aircraft Carriers VolkerStevin to Prepare HMNB Portsmouth for New Aircraft Carriers April 22, 2015 View post tag: VolkerStevin View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: Carriers Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: europe Share this article View post tag: HMNB Portsmouth VolkerStevin has been awarded a £34m design and build contract to reconstruct the jetty at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth (HMNB Portsmouth) to house the new Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers.HMNB Portsmouth will be home to two new aircraft carriers – HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince Of Wales – the biggest ships ever built for the Royal Navy. As a direct consequence of the size and extent of the overhang of the flight deck beyond the vessel hull, VolkerStevin will be executing significant infrastructure improvements to accommodate the ships.The existing Middle Slip jetty, originally built in the 1920’s, has seen several modifications throughout the years including an extensive review and refurbishment in the 1970’s.To ensure the jetty meets the standards required, VolkerStevin is appointed as principal contractor to:– Refurbish and upgrade the existing jetty and berthing facilities, including the provision of fender spacer units and the upgrade of shore side infrastructure;– Complete modifications to the jetty face, to accommodate other vessel types;– Provide a dedicated high voltage electrical supply, with associated transformation and frequency conversion shore support facilities and connectivity with the ship system;– Upgrade and refurbish the existing potable water system;– Provide navigation aids, to facilitate safe access into and out of the realigned Portsmouth approach channel and harbour.Construction on site is set to commence in April 2015 and is expected to be completed in October 2016.[mappress mapid=”15745″]Image: VolkerStevin View post tag: Queen Elizabethlast_img read more


Physician-Surgery-Pediatric – 133

first_imgEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c) West Virginia University School of Medicine and the Departmentof Surgery seek a pediatric surgeon qualified for appointmentat the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor rank.The successful candidate will be expected to practice inMorgantown, WV.The Department of Surgery is committed to the mission of being anoutstanding academic department and committed to recruiting highlyqualified faculty. Applicants must embody the clinical, educationaland scholarly activities of this successful division.Duties: The successful candidate will practice in the area ofpediatric surgery. In addition to providing excellent patient care,the successful candidate will also be actively involved in teachingmedical students, residents, and fellows. For appointment at theAssociate Professor or Professor rank, it is expected thatcandidates sustain an outstanding, extramurally supported researchprogram.Qualifications: Applicants must have an MD or DO degree or foreignequivalent and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginiamedical license. Candidates must be board certified / eligible inpediatric surgery. For appointment at the Associate Professor orProfessor rank, a demonstrated track-record of leadership,excellent communication skills, and publications in high-impactjournals are required. All qualifications must be met by the timeof appointment.WVU Medicine Children’s is a regional referral center forpediatric subspecialties and provides faculty direct access tohighly advanced technology and comprehensive ancillary pediatricservices. The new 150 bed Children’s Hospital and Women’s Pavilionwill have a full suite of pediatric operating rooms with dedicatedpediatric anesthesia staff. The hospital will include 61 NICU beds,20 PICU beds, a sedation unit and a dedicated cancer center. WVU isa Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center, with plans to become Level 1, asit is for adults currently. WVU Medicine includes a network of 10hospitals in West Virginia, accounting for about 1/3 of thedeliveries in the state.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. WVU Medicine includes thephysicians, specialists, and sub-specialists of the West VirginiaUniversity School of Medicine; four community hospitals; threecritical access hospitals; and a children’s hospital that is underexpansion, and all anchored by a 690-bed academic medical centerthat offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has morethan 1,000 active medical staff members and 15,000 employees whoserve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across thestate of West Virginia and the nation.Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south ofPittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore,MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best smallmetropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and businessclimate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of alarge city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also anexcellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes andrecreational activities.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one. To learn more, please contact Pam Furbee, SeniorPhysician Recruiter, at [email protected] , and/orvisit http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/Surgeryand http://wvumedicine.org/childrens/. Apply online at http://wvumedicine.org/morgantowncareers/.West Virginia University & University Health Associates are anAA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU isthe recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.last_img read more


13 Days Of Phishmas 2017: Baker’s Dozen Night 13, The “Glazed” Show

first_imgTomorrow (!!!), Phish will make their triumphant return to Madison Square Garden in New York City for their traditional 4-night New Year’s Run at the world’s most famous arena. To date, the band has played the storied midtown Manhattan room 52 times–usually surrounding New Year’s Eve–and among those 52 are some of the more exciting and memorable performances they’ve ever turned in. In 2016, we counted down the days until New Year’s Run with “The 12 Days Of Phishmas,” a festive collection of our favorite Phish shows at the Garden over the years. But that list was made before the Baker’s Dozen, Phish’s unprecedented run of 13 straight shows at MSG featuring nightly donut-based themes, surprise covers and bust-outs to cater the setlists to the flavor du jour and, oh yea, NO REPEATS, culminating with a “championship” banner being raised to The Garden’s rafters on a day officially designated as “Phish Day” by the Mayor of New York. The Dozen was a different kind of beast: It’s difficult to pick apart the individual nights and rank them among the band’s other 39 MSG performances because these 13 shows were so inextricably linked. Those 17 summer days in the City almost felt like one long show, and so it only felt right to extend this year’s Phishmas by an extra day and relive the Baker’s Dozen as a complete set–sampling one donut at a time, the same way it was originally tasted. By the time we’re done going back through the Baker’s Dozen spoils, we’ll all be primed and ready to add four more shows to the list, rounding out 17 in ’17–the biggest, baddest year of MSG Phish we’ve ever seen. Our Official Guide To Phish New Year’s Pre- And Post-PartiesAfter 12 long nights of instant-classic Phish, we had reached the final donut. We were now all experts in the art of the Baker’s Dozen. We had our routines, our meet-up spot, our confident setlist guesses, and all locked down, We were ready to “Glaze On” one last time. Tickets for the show were damn-near impossible to get, and hundreds upon hundreds of fans were surely left on the block. It was no mystery as to why: This was certain to be an historic evening for the Phish from Vermont. And of course, the Phish from Vermont did not disappoint. Night 13 was as perfect an end to this historic residency as you could have asked for. On a day officially proclaimed as “Phish Day” by the Mayor of New York City, Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman, and Page McConnell finished their greatest run ever at the World’s Most Famous Arena with a fantastic, emotional performance, and embraced as their Baker’s Dozen “championship” banner rose to the Garden’s rafters, immortalized.This wraps up our 13 Days of Phishmas 2017. Over the last 13 days, we’ve relived the glory of the Baker’s Dozen one donut at a time, and now, finally, it’s time to make some new ones. It’s the most wonderful time of the year–Phish’s 2017-2018 New Year’s Eve run in New York City begins tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited to visit the banner and finish out 17 in ’17 at MSG.Merry Phishmas to all, and to all a good run! See you out there!NIGHT 13: Glazed8/6/17Review by Gideon Plotnicki For the encore, Phish busted out “On The Road Again” by Willie Nelson for the first time since Dick’s 2013. The song fit the thematic conclusion of the residency’s final show. The emotional reprieve saw both McConnell and Anastasio swallow full segments of the lyrics, seemingly choked up by the massive moment. The sincerity behind the song choice worked out, though, and the sentiment rang heart-warmingly true for this band after such a singular accomplishment: “The life I love is making music with my friends.”Eventually, the band dropped into a funky groove, with McConnell leaving his piano to take center stage. Page addressed the audience, telling them “all week long, people have been asking me…’Is this Lawn Boy?‘…It is.” The band then dropped into a funky, double-time version of the final verse of “Lawn Boy”–a “Lawn Boy” reprise, if you will–to the delight of the crowd. Fishman and Gordon then delivered a few bars of the intro to “Weekapaug Groove,” which had already been played in the Baker’s Dozen run, thoroughly confuseinb the crowd in the process–they’ve gotten through 26 full sets and they’re going to repeat a song during the final encore!? However, it was just one more fake-out from Phish, as Anastasio started up the dramatic intro to “Tweezer Reprise,” completing the “Tweezer” sandwich that started on night one.When the song was finished, Phish walked off stage and the lights went up. The band chose to play “New York State of Mind” by Billy Joel as the walkout music, a fitting choice as Phish now joins the Piano Man on the rafters of Madison Square Garden, forever immortalized as one of the venue’s most cherished acts.Hot Takes From Night 13: Repeat Watch: 13 shows. 26 sets. 237 songs. Zero repeats…and it’s still “Lawn Boy.” Legendary.Today’s Donut: “Glazed” [“I’ve Been Around”; “Simple”]We Tired Yet?: Goodnight.Check out a gallery of photos from the final night of the Baker’s Dozen below courtesy of Christian Stewart.SETLIST: Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 13 | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 8/6/17SET 1: Dogs Stole Things, Rift, Ha Ha Ha, Camel Walk, Crazy Sometimes > Saw It Again > Sanity > Bouncing Around the Room, Most Events Aren’t Planned[1], Bug, I Been Around, IzabellaSET 2: Simple > Come Together > Starman, You Enjoy Myself, Loving CupENCORE: On the Road Again > Lawn Boy Reprise > Tweezer Reprise[1] Phish debut.The wait is over: Phish returns to MSG tomorrow for their four-night New Year’s Eve run. If you’re in town for the shows, don’t miss all the pre- and post shows going on in the city during the run. For a list of pre-show plans and late-night after-parties, check out our guide here.13 Days of Phishmas 2017:Night 1 – “Coconut” – 7/21/17Night 2 – “Strawberry” – 7/22/17Night 3 – “Red Velvet” – 7/23/17Night 4 – “Jam-Filled” – 7/25/17Night 5 – “Powdered” – 7/26/17Night 6 – “Double Chocolate” – 7/28/17Night 7 – “Cinnamon” – 7/29/17Night 8 – “Jimmies” – 7/30/17Night 9 – “Maple” – 8/1/17Night 10 – “Holes” – 8/2/17Night 11 – “Lemon” – 8/4/17Night 12 – “Boston Cream” – 8/5/17Night 13 – “Glazed” – 8/6/17 Phish finished their instant-classic Baker’s Dozen residency last night, and there’s a lot to digest. The band completed their thirteen-show run without repeating a single song, a remarkable feat that sets the bar extremely high for any other major touring bands out there looking to do something special for their fanbase. The finale at Madison Square Garden was light on donut references–the night’s theme was “Glazed”–and, after thirteen shows of no repeats, featured a somewhat predictable set list. Nonetheless, the band played another jaw-dropping show filled with the creative jams, epic bust outs, and the loose yet focused playing that’s become the norm throughout this run. Phish | Baker’s Dozen Night 13 | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 8/6/17 | Photos: Christian Stewart The band set the tone for the evening right out of the gates by dropping “Dogs Stole Things” into the show-opening slot. This marked only the fourth performance of the song since the band reformed in 2009. After finishing the dark and bluesy number, Phish worked their way through a somewhat sloppy version of “Rift.” The band eventually synced up and built the song to its natural climax, spiking the energy in the room and drawing huge roars from the excited audience. A weird and dark version of the rarity “Ha Ha Ha” was up next, drawing still more roars from the excited audience.Watch the show-opening “Dogs Stole Things” below via LivePhish:A funky “Camel Walk” batted clean-up, and it was a home run edition of the song, with a nice, patient, funky groove that permeated throughout the track. The band followed that up with Mike Gordon‘s “Crazy Sometimes,” which was well-played and contained a nice Led Zeppelin-esque jam. This acted as a pre-cursor to the madness of “Saw It Again,” which whipped the Garden crowd into a hysterical frenzy, especially after a howling sample from the Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House Halloween set during the song’s huge build. “Sanity,” another cherished rarity from the band’s early days, followed the madness of “Saw It Again.” “Sanity” also featured a quote from “The Very Long Fuse,” tying the segment of the show together with Halloween samples.After a quick version of “Bouncing Around the Room,” Phish debuted “Most Events Aren’t Planned,” a Page McConnell-led synth-rocker he crafted with his hiatus-era trio Vida Blue (which featured Oteil Burbridge and Russell Batiste Jr). Page hasn’t toured Vida Blue in many years, so fans were totally caught off guard by this bust out. The band locked in for a driving jam on the old track, easily making it the musical highlight of set one.Watch high quality footage of the “Most Events Aren’t Planned” jam below via LazyLightning55a:A heartfelt version of “Bug” followed, and you could hear the echoes throughout the arena as the crowd yelled the song’s chorus into the skies. Page then got a chance to ham it up, as the band performed their first version of the Joy rarity “I’ve Been Around” since the memorable 7/27/14 “Tweezerfest” at Merriweather Post Pavillion. Page provided a nice joke during the song’s intro, telling the crowd “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty glazed,” which got a huge response from the audience and elicited a nice laugh from Trey Anastasio, who just couldn’t hold it in any longer.It seemed like “I’ve Been Around” would close the set as at MPP, as Anastasio took his guitar off post-song. But that proved to be a fake-out, as he actually switched to a different guitar and launched into an uproarious version of “Izabella” by Jimi Hendrix. “Izabella” is a holy grail song for many Phish fans, having entered the band’s rotation in 1997 and abruptly disappeared since the second set on July 31st, 1998 at the Polaris Amphitheater in Columbus, OH. This version of the song featured some huge moments, with Anastasio machine-gunning his way to glory at multiple points, remaining laser-focused even as he kicked a balloon that had floated on to the stage. After a 574-show gap, “Izabella” finally returned, stunning the crowd just in time for set break.The band returned to the stage earlier than usual on night thirteen, signaling an improv-laden second set, a long encore, or both. Phish announced their intentions quickly, with a glorious second set-opening “Simple.” Many fans had predicted “Simple” as a thin reference to the night’s “Glazed” theme, which many considered a “simple” choice of donut. I’m not sure if this was a reference to the theme or just one of the two remaining major jam vehicles–“You Enjoy Myself” being the other–but I am sure that this was a remarkable version of “Simple.” The song’s jam kicked off with an ambient, rhythmic groove, with Anastasio using plenty of echo to help drive the spacey improvisation. The band continued to utilize a sci-fi vibe in their jams, with McConnell employing some wild synth wobbles while lighting designer Chris Kuroda matched the atmosphere with his moving and customizable light rig. After a brief moment that incorporated the rhythm of Queen‘s “Under Pressure,” the band linked up for a jangly moment of blissful playing before McConnell took over on electric piano, progressing the jam into a funky space reminiscent of “2001.” Phish continued to improvise, building up a patient major key vamp into a massive peak, followed by a huge sustain from Anastasio that drove the Garden wild.Watch the triumphant Baker’s Dozen “Simple” below via LivePhish:The band finally relented, dissolving into some ambient noodling before transitioning into Anastasio’s track “Rise/Come Together.” After making quick work of the uplifting Anastasio track, Phish started up David Bowie‘s “Starman” from their 2016 Halloween cover of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. The real meat of set two, however, came when the band finally delivered the Baker’s Dozen version of “You Enjoy Myself.” The audience went bonkers for “YEM,” and they showed their enthusiasm with the biggest and most aggressive glow stick war of the residency. You could feel the Garden shake as Phish ran through the composed section of “YEM,” with the MSG crowd letting loose for presumably the final time.When it came time for the song’s jam, the band were sublime, firing on all cylinders as Jon Fishman demolished the drums, delivering a pulsating groove and some great work on the ride cymbal, before McConnell took over with a blissful organ solo while the band worked their way towards a big peak. Anastasio took off his guitar, usually a sign that the “YEM” vocal jam is coming, but, after two bars of bass solo from Gordon, Anastasio couldn’t help it–and he picked his guitar back up to add some rhythmic effects to Gordon’s solo, which launched the band towards a tease of “Izabella,” another sci-fi-esque ambient section, and, finally, the song’s typical, bizarre vocal jam.It seemed like the band would cap things off with “You Enjoy Myself,” but a clearly excited Anastasio turned to McConnell and directed him to start up “Loving Cup” by The Rolling Stones. The song was met with a rapturous response and gave the audience one more chance to go nuts as the band rocked the beloved cover. When the dust had settled, Phish had completed a rare five-song second set to close out the final frame of the Baker’s Dozen. The band took an extra long time taking bows and receiving gifts from the crowd before walking off stage for the final encore break of the run.During the break, a folded-up drape was lowered from the ceiling, prompting fans to expect some sort of bizarre, Phishy surprise. However, after it touched the ground, MSG staffers unrolled the mystery to reveal a Baker’s Dozen-themed Phish “championship” banner, prompting roars of never-before-heard strength from the crowd. The banner hung in the middle of the room for a few minutes, while Phish returned to the stage to take some pictures in front of it before it was raised to the ceiling.As a native New Yorker who grew up going to Knicks and Rangers games and has seen countless concerts at Madison Square Garden, it was mind-blowing to see Phish’s name go up into the rafters to join New York legends like Ewing, Reed, Frazier, Messier, Leetch, and Gilbert. There were some tears in the audience (or maybe it was just me) as that banner was triumphantly raised into the sky. After Mayor DeBlasio declared Sunday “Phish Day” in NYC and Madison Square Garden showed off a new Phish plaque that will hang backstage, it’s safe to say that this day was one of the most important days in Phish history. [Cover photo via Rene Huemer/Phish From The Road] Load remaining imageslast_img read more


Forcing bulbs

first_imgLancaster says most forced bulbs will seldom grow and flower well when replanted in the garden. Amaryllis can grow indoors and out“Amaryllis bulbs will do okay planted outside, but the flower color will be different than when it’s grown indoors,” he said. According to UGA Extension horticulturist Bodie Pennisi, when amaryllis blooms fade indoors, cut the bloom stalk off near the soil surface. Sometimes a bulb will send up a second stalk.When the blooms are gone, allow the leaves to remain on the plant, she said. Keep it in a sunny window until May and then plant it outdoors. Amaryllis will grow in almost any well-drained soil as long as they receive adequate moisture and some shade. Flowering bulbs typically herald the coming of spring. By using a technique called “forcing bulbs,” you can enjoy many springtime bulbs during the winter, too.“My first Christmas in Ringold (Ga.) I bought amaryllis bulbs and held a contest with the ladies in the Extension office,” said Charles Lancaster, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent in Catoosa County. “I bought bulbs in four colors, and we each picked one.”Watch and waitOver the next few weeks, the office staff waited and then watched as the stalks began to emerge.“We all had a great time watching and waiting as our plant blossomed and brought a little sunshine inside our office during the short days of winter,” he said. Planted now, bulbs may not bloom before Christmas, but you and your family can still watch as they grow in the coming weeks.From tulips to daffodilsBulbs can be forced to bloom indoors earlier than they normally would outdoors. Crocus, galanthus, hyacinth, narcissus, daffodil, scilla and tulip are the easiest to force.Pot the bulbs in October or November using a well-drained soil. The number of bulbs per pot will vary according to pot and bulb size. Keep them in the dark at about 40 degrees F for 8 to 12 weeks in a cold frame outdoors, an unheated garage or basement, or in your refrigerator. (The bulbs must not be allowed to freeze.) Do not allow the soil in the pots to dry out.After two or three months, the root system should be extensively developed, and shoots will start to emerge from the bulbs. Place the pots in a cool, bright room at about 55 degrees. If possible, place them in a southern window. Eastern or western windows are second best.Poor light = weak stemsOnce shoots emerge, bulbs will produce blooms in about one month. High temperatures and/or poor light will cause spindly, weak stems.Crocus, hyacinth, narcissus, and tulip bulbs can be refrigerated at 40 degrees for two months prior to planting, then potted and forced. The results are not usually as satisfactory because the root systems don’t have enough time to fully develop.last_img read more


5 signs of a leader

first_imgPart of being a leader is helping the next generation prepare to transition into management roles. Within your organization, that starts with hiring the right people and then providing them with opportunities to grow both personally and professionally.As your company faces changes and challenges, who are the employees that will step up and support your leadership to get through them? Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core, shares five signs you can look for when identifying leadership potential.Self-control: Leaders must make tough decisions and handle uncomfortable situations all the time. In these moments, it’s critical to be measured, reasonable and patient, not only for the success of your company but also to maintain the trust of other employees. Look for those who can respond well to conflict. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more


Housebuilders realise that bigger means better

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