[Audio: opsopcopolis][Photo: Andrew Blackstein] Last night, Umphrey’s McGee kicked off a two-night run at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with an absolute heater of a show. During the performance, the group invited Nicole Atkins out for the group’s debut of The Pretenders’ “Brass In The Pocket” and performed a number of special tunes, including busting out of the “Peter Gunn/Every Breath You Take” mash-up originally from The Sopranos.Starting things off, the group opened the show with the one-two hit of “Miami Virtue” into a new tune, “Half Delayed”, off their recently released album, it’s not us. One of the major highlights of the night came early during a standalone “Der Bluten Kat” that rang in at close to thirty minutes. Not only was the song itself dialed in, but Umphrey’s used the well-loved tune as a vehicle for the “Peter Gunn Theme” (Henri Mancini) / “Every Step You Take” (The Police) mash-up jam originally from The Sopranos—a number the group hadn’t performed since February 9th, 2013, marking a gap of 490 shows.After a take on “Example 1”, the band invited out Nicole Atkins for Umphrey’s debut of The Pretenders’ “Brass In The Pocket”. To close out the fiery first set, the band made an unusual decision to close out the first frame with another new song off it’s not us, “Maybe Someday”, marking the third time the song has been played live by the group.Picking up right where they left off, Umphrey’s McGee returned for set two with an opening “Plunger”, which was jammed through nicely into “Den”. After a brief pause, the group hit “Make It Right”, which was dedicated to the band’s lighting director Jefferson Waful, given that he calls Philadelphia his hometown. From there, the band played “FF”, which saw Jake Cinninger take over on keys and Ryan Stasik shredding down on his knees, making for a climactic moment of set two.Coming out of “FF” into “Rocker”, the band performed “Part 2” before landing in the set’s massive closer “Ocean Billy”. Umphrey’s take on “Ocean Billy” was particularly exceptional, with the group teasing “YYZ” by Rush and “Señor Mouse” by Chick Corea at points. Ending things on a high, the group returned with an encore of “Frankie Zombie”, yet another mash-up, which mixes White Zombie’s “Thunder Kiss ’65” with Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s “Relax” [Frankie Goes to Hollywood] and Pink Floyd’s “Have A Cigar”.You can check out the setlist from last night below, plus listen to full audio from the performance, courtesy of opsopcopolis.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | The Fillmore | Philadelphia, PA | 1/26/2018Set 1: Miami Virtue > Half Delayed, Der Bluten Kat > Peter Gunn / Every Breath You Take > Der Bluten Kat, Example 1, Brass In the Pocket, Maybe SomedaySet 2: Plunger > Den, Make It Right, FF > Rocker Part 2, Ocean BillySet 3: Frankie Zombie debut, The Pretenders; with Nicole Atkins on vocals with Jake on keys with YYZ (Rush) and Senor Mouse (Al Di Meola) teases
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city was reviewing the teachers’ union latest proposal on COVID-19 safety protocols to return to classrooms. The development came hours after her demand for a deal by the end of the day. Lightfoot declined to say what she would do if the Chicago Teachers Union doesn’t reach an agreement by the end of the day. Lightfoot has threatened to lock out teachers from remote learning if they don’t show up to class as expected. Students are already scheduled to have Friday off, so negotiations could potentially stretch through the weekend, although Lightfoot insists that would not be acceptable.
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Granit Xhaka is a candidate to captain Arsenal next season should Laurent Koscielny leave (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka has admitted that he would be ‘incredibly proud’ to be appointed Arsenal captain should Unai Emery decide to entrust him with the armband next season.The 26-year-old was named captain on a few occasions by Emery last season and could be handed the role on a permanent basis should Laurent Koscielny leave this summer.Emery reportedly had a five-player leadership committee last season, but Aaron Ramsey and Petr Cech have both left, while there is speculation over Koscielny and Mesut Ozil’s futures.Xhaka is the other member of the committee and although he too has been touted as a target for Inter Milan, he reiterated that he has a long-term contract at Arsenal which runs until 2023.ADVERTISEMENT Granit Xhaka drops hint over Arsenal future amid Inter Milan speculation Comment Advertisement Advertisement Granit Xhaka made 40 appearances in all competitions under Unai Emery last season (Picture: Getty)Speaking ahead of Switzerland’s Nations League clash against Portugal, Xhaka told Blick: ‘Hoping for me is not the right word. Would I be incredibly proud & like to lead the team as captain? Absolutely, but I try, even without the armband, to be a leader & take responsibility.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m a leader in a top-five team in the strongest league in the world. We ended the season only two points behind third, we were in the final of the Europa League & were a win away from being in the Champions League. I see ourselves a club in a very healthy position.‘I still have a long-term contract here. I am currently feeling very good, both professionally & personally.’Xhaka joined Arsenal in a £35m deal from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016 and throughout his three seasons in north London, the Swiss international has divided opinion amongst the club’s supporters.Although he has drawn praise for his ability to dictate the tempo of matches from midfield, Xhaka has also faced criticism over his defensive lapses which have often cost his side.Despite that, Xhaka has been a consistent starter for both Arsene Wenger and Emery making 134 appearances for the club in all competitions and scoring 11 goals.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 5 Jun 2019 5:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares
Comment Advertisement Unai Emery delivers update on Mesut Ozil’s availability ahead of Arsenal’s clash against Burnley Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil both returned to training this week (Picture: Getty)Speaking ahead of the game against Burnley, Emery insisted that both players are ready to be involved but revealed that Ozil missed training on Wednesday through illness.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe said: ‘They came back training with us on Tuesday, they came to start training with us, we had it off. Mesut Ozil is a little sick, he didn’t train yesterday.‘Each training gives us good information, different options with them. Am I pleased to have them back? Of course.When asked whether they were mentally ready to feature, he added: ‘Yes, 100 per cent. Their mentality is focused on us, for training and the match.‘My focus is to be positive and think the players are 100 per cent with their mind here. I want to help them be normal with us, training, thinking and above all taking the focus for each match.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOzil’s condition is believed to have improved on Thursday although Emery insisted that a decision over whether either player will feature against Burnley will be made on Friday.Arsenal made a winning start to the campaign without Ozil and Kolasinac with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Newcastle at St James’ Park.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Mesut Ozil missed Arsenal’s opening game of the season against Newcastle (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has revealed that Mesut Ozil could be absent once more for Arsenal’s first home game of the season against Burnley on Saturday after struggling with an illness.Ozil, along with Sead Kolasinac, was left out of Arsenal’s 18-man squad for their season opener against Newcastle United last Sunday amid concerns over their personal safety.The pair were involved in a carjacking attempt by two men armed with knives in June and Arsenal decided against selecting them after ‘further security incidents’ arose.It later emerged that both Ozil and Kolasinac currently have security guards positioned outside of their houses in north London 24 hours a day as the police continue to investigate the situation.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterThursday 15 Aug 2019 2:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link326Shares
Arthur Cox – Adrian Mulryan has joined the law firm within its London-based asset management group. He previously worked for ETF provider Source as general counsel, and has been named partner at Arthur Cox.AXA Investment Managers – Henrik af Donner, David Andersson and Viktoria Orhamn have all joined Axa from UBS Global Asset Management, where they spent five years as a team. Donner and Andersson have been named co-head of the Nordics in charge of client relations, while Orham has been named client service manager.Capital Group – Miguel Salinero Barbolla has joined as client service associate, based in London. Salinero previously worked at BNY Mellon Investment Management, where he was most recently head of international client services.Kames Capital – Matt Harding joins the firm as investment analyst focusing on North American equities. Harding was previously part of Zolfo Cooper’s restructuring team, and has worked at the corporate recovery teams at Deloitte and Royal Bank of Scotland.Nikko Asset Management – Cameron Kuwahara has been named head of solutions marketing. Kuwahara, who will work from the firm’s Edinburgh, London and New York offices, was previously senior sales director at Citigroup Global Markets in Singapore and has worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Securities and Deutsche Securities in Tokyo.Sycomore Asset Management – Benjamin Tolub joins the company as senior analyst. He joins from Millenium Partners, where he worked for four years, and spent time at both Ohana & Co and Rothshild as an M&A specialist. Pension Protection Fund, Unigestion, Advent Capital Management, Arthur Cox, AXA IM, Capital Group, Kames Capital, Nikko AM, Sycomore AMPension Protection Fund – Hans den Boer has joined the UK lifeboat fund as chief risk officer. He replaces Martin Clarke, who last year was named government actuary, and in his new role will also be part of the executive committee. Den Boer previously worked at Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN Amro in a number of risk management roles.Unigestion – Ken Harvie has been named head of client relations, reporting to managing director Tom Leavitt. Harvie previously worked at Ignis Asset Management but has also worked for Strathclyde Pension Fund and Aon.Advent Capital Management – Matthew Dundon has joined the company as portfolio manager, growing the firm’s alternatives presence. Dundon previously worked at Pine River Capital.
“As for me I will stay locked inisolation for 10 more days until i get checked once again with hopefully anegative result. I hope my coming out will show how dangerously infectious thisvirus is,” he added. “Makinig po tayo samga babala nang Gobyerno at wag na pokayo lumabas sa inyong mga tahanan. God bless us all.”/PN “My decision to self-quarantine last Wednesday evening after session was the best decision I made and could have protected my family from contamination,” Zubiri said. The Kabankalan City-native Zubiri added that he was surprised to have contracted the virus despite the fact that he was careful with his dealings to people ever since the COVID-19 started its outbreak in the country. Zubiri, along with several other senators underwent voluntary self-quarantine last week after having discovered that one of the resource persons who attended a Senate hearing tested positive of the virus. “My heart sank with what he had said,but I am uplifted with the fact that I am asymptomatic and have no fever orcough, nor am I weak or have any headaches,” the Negrense senator added. “It is with sadness that I announce that I am positive for COVID-19. I had a test taken last Friday while on self-quarantine and this afternoon, I received a call from Sec. Duque on my condition,” says Negrense senator Zubiri after testing positive of the virus on March 16. MSN.COM Zubiri said in a statement last nightthat he was informed by Department of Health (DOH) secretary Francisco DuqueIII afternoon of the same date that the COVID-19 test conducted on him on March13 turned out positive. “I practiced social distancing as wellas no handshake policy, yet i got contaminated. How, I do not know. This justgoes to show how easily this virus is spread and therefore it is best foreveryone to stay home and stay clean,” he added. “It is with sadness that I announce thatI am positive for COVID-19,” Zubiri said. “I had a test taken last Friday whileon self-quarantine and this afternoon, I received a call from Sec. Duque on mycondition.” MANILA – Negrense senator Juan MiguelZubiri tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019, a week afterundergoing self-quarantine along with a number of fellow senators. “As one of those very early on in the Senate who espoused and advocated for stronger government response on controlling COVID-19, I was very careful in my dealings with people at work in the Senate,” he said.
FC fought to their third draw of the season, struggling to find the net for a game winning goal against a heavily defensive-minded Centerville team tied 1-1.Grant Suding found the net late in the first half. Centerville equalized early in the second half. FC pushed forward for the entirety of the 2nd half but couldn’t net the winner.The ‘Cats travel to Oldenburg Tuesday for a 5 o’clock game.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Gartenman.
Batesville, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation will set concrete barrier wall sections along the right lane of eastbound Interstate 74 at mile marker 153.7, weather permitting, beginning next Monday (NOV 26). The barrier wall will separate workers and equipment from live traffic while efforts are made to correct an embankment slide just west of Western Creek.A geohazard subcontractor will soon be onsite to stabilize the slide area with lengthy steel shafts driven into bedrock. These “soil nails” hold metal gridwork in place that when overcoated with shotcrete forms a stout retaining wall.Eastbound I-74’s right lane and outside shoulder will be closed to traffic at the stabilization site for approximately 30 days.Milestone is the state’s prime contractor for INDOT’s $61 million pavement replacement project of 12.8 miles of I-74 between Exit 143 at New Point and Exit 156 at State Road 101. Geostablization International is the geohazard subcontractor.Once the embankment is stabilized, all I-74 lanes will remain open for winter until Phase III operations begin next spring.