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  • Rush Celebrates Album Anniversary With Mash-Up ‘Tom Sawyer’ Video

    first_imgThis month marks the 35th anniversary of Rush’s pivotal album, Moving Pictures, and the band took the opportunity to celebrate. Of course, one of the most famous tracks on Moving Pictures is “Tom Sawyer,” the band’s seminal progressive rock anthem. In honor of Moving Pictures’ anniversary, the band released a “Megamix” of “Tom Sawyer” performances from 2003-2015, including tours like “Rush in Rio”, “R30”, “Snakes & Arrows Live”, “Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland”, “Clockwork Angels Tour”, and “R40 LIVE”. It’s a rockin’ tribute, and you can stream it below:The biggest question surrounding Rush is whether they will tour again. Geddy Lee addressed the question in a recent Rolling Stone interview, saying, “We don’t have any immediate plans for that… Right now we’re on holiday. I hope once the new year rolls around and the juices get flowing and we get hungry again we can talk about that.”last_img read more

  • Relive Dopapod & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s Remarkable New Haven Show [HD Videos/Gallery]

    first_imgLast night, Dopapod and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong took their fall tour to the famed Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT. Both bands were absolutely electric, delivering energetic sets to a packed house of enthusiastic fans. If you missed the performance, fear not, as MKDevo ran a full-length, six-camera feed from the Live For Live Music Facebook page last night for us all to enjoy!Pigeons Playing Ping PongDopapodScott Harris Photo was on hand as well, capturing snapshots of this exciting performance. Check out his work in the images below! Load remaining imageslast_img read more

  • “Grandfather of NFL analytics” educates students on innovative practices

    first_imgMike Eayrs, a data analyst for several college and NFL football teams, spoke about the innovative practices that earned him the name the “grandfather of NFL analytics” at Mendoza College of Business on Tuesday night. Eayrs started out as an assistant coach in the NCAA, where he said he and the other coaches were constantly arguing over new ways to gain a competitive advantage.“I was trying to think, ‘What’s the lowest common denominator we have in our staff room?’” Eayrs said. “The answer was everybody wants to win.”Emma Farnan | The Observer In response, Eayrs said he started to study game statistics and how they were connected to the team’s wins and losses. In this study, he said that turnovers were the factor that had the strongest impact on the outcome of a game.“For the first time since I’d been hired, we actually agreed on something,” Eayrs said. “Everybody agreed that if we could lower turnovers on offense and raise them with our defense and coverage teams, we would have a much better football team.”As a result, Eayrs said he began catering drills in practice towards ball security, so that players could become better at handling the football and would be less likely to turn the ball over.“The more you repeat something successfully, the better the neuroconnections become, so that you do it more effectively and faster,” Eayrs said. “Believe me, when it comes to ball security, we want our guys’ neuroconnections firing really fast.”Eayrs said he soon noticed the profound effect of what he termed “explosive gains,” which is a gain of 14 or more yards, on winning percentage.“All of the sudden I see the difference, which is long pass gains,” Eayrs said. “We had to get big chunks of yardage.”Eayrs’ innovative approach to statistics gained him attention in the football world, so much so that he was soon hired by the Minnesota Vikings, where he worked for 16 years before spending 15 years with the Green Bay Packers.Eayrs said analytics are of vital importance in the NFL, where the difference between teams in much narrower than in college, and consequently, any small edge can be the difference between a win and a loss.“An NFL team is going to have about six games per season where the team that won the game either scored on their final possession or had to stop their opponent from scoring on the last possession,” Eayrs said.To gain an advantage in the ultra-competitive NFL, Eayrs said he has studied everything from gameplay speed to limiting soft-tissue injuries to the tendencies of a particular referee.“Essentially, we’re simply trying to align our team with probability,” Eayrs said.The importance of football analytics could be seen in the Super Bowl in February, where Eayrs said the Atlanta Falcons could have increased their win probability by slowing down the pace of the game.“Shorten the game,” Eayrs said. “Narrow the window in which your opponent can get back in the game. They could have effectively shortened the game by at least one possession, which would have been enough for them to win.”Tags: football, football analytics, mendoza college of business, NFLlast_img read more

  • One Person Suffers Hypothermia Following Boat Accident On Lake

    first_imgStock image courtesy Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office.CHAUTAUQUA LAKE – One person was taken to the hospital after a fishing boat capsized on Chautauqua Lake Saturday afternoon.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Navigation unit responded to a capsized Bass Boat in the Loomis Bay Road area just after 2 p.m.Deputies say a good samaritan was towing the capsized boat. One of the boaters wearing a life jacket was in the water on the fishing boat that was being towed into shore.The operator of vessel said he had a passenger on the boat who had swam to shore. Sheriff’s deputies secured both the driver of the bass boat as well as the passenger on a dock near the accident.The driver of the boat along with the passenger were being transported to the launch area of Prendergast Point when the passenger of the bass boat began to show signs of shock and or hypothermia.The passenger of the fishing boat stated he was not feeling well. Deputies discontinued travel to Prendergast Point and stopped at the Long Point Sheriff’s subdivision to render first aid.The Bemus Point Fire Department responded and transported the boater to UPMC Chautauqua Hospital. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Man Arrested Following Wednesday Shooting In Jamestown

    first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – A man has been taken into custody following a shooting Wednesday night in Jamestown.Jamestown Police say 45-year-old Blake Smith allegedly threated to kill a woman living at a Proudfit Street address before coming to the location in person and firing a handgun in the area.Police say in addition to the female victim, the incident occurred with a 11-year-old child close by.Officers say Smith, a New York State Parolee, was arrested after fleeing the area in a vehicle. Smith is charged with aggravated harassment, menacing, and endangering the welfare of a child. He is also charged with violating his parole.Police say Smith is currently being held for arraignment and will be committed to the Chautauqua County Jail pending a parole hearing.No injuries were reported during the incident.last_img read more

  • Tree fate

    first_imgBy Mike IsbellUniversity of GeorgiaThere were plenty of presents under our Christmas tree. But Ican’t recall anybody getting one from Santa. Maybe he didn’t stopat our house.Maybe he didn’t like our artificial tree. Well, it almost lookedreal to me. And I don’t have to keep the thing watered to keep itlooking fresh. When we take it down, I’ll just put it back in thebox for next year.Now don’t get me wrong. I like real Christmas trees. We justdon’t have one. But if you do, what are you going to do with itwhen you take it down? I hope it won’t end up stripped of itsholiday frills and dumped on the side of the road or next to thegarbage can.Your tree doesn’t have to meet this fate. Instead, its branchescan become home to fish or wildlife, or you can use parts of itto help beautify your house or yard.What to do?Submerged Christmas trees in ponds make excellent homes for fish.Small insects and other natural food collect on the needles andboughs of the tree. This attracts small fish to feed, then thesmall fish attract bigger fish.You can simply toss the tree into the water, but you’ll getbetter results if you weight it down and submerge the treeupright. Just make sure it’s completely under water.If you don’t have a pond, use your tree to help out littlecreatures on land. Christmas trees can be stacked in the woods asbrush piles for rabbits and small rodents to use for cover.Trees can be turned into mulch, too, and the mulch added to acompost pile. Composted for eight months to a year, it can thenbe used to improve the soil in your garden. Or you can use thechips and needles now as a mulch around shrubs and flowers.And if you can’t or don’t want to do that, at least put the treesomeplace where it can help prevent erosion.What you do with your tree may have little to do with whatChristmas really means to you. But being a good steward can’thurt anything.(Mike Isbell is the Heard County Extension Coordinator withthe University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences.)last_img read more

  • Brattleboro Memorial Hospital joins Dartmouth-Hitchcock group

    first_imgBrattleboro Memorial Hospital,Brattleboro Memorial Hospital will join the New England Alliance for Health (NEAH), effective December 1, 2011.Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital (MHMH) owns and manages NEAH, a limited-liability company under which Dartmouth-Hitchcock shares services with 15 health-care organizations in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts, in purchasing, value improvement, staff development and education, and financial planning and benchmarking.‘We are pleased that Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has decided to join NEAH,’ says NEAH executive director Stephen J. LeBlanc, who also is executive vice president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health. ‘By working together, health care organizations in our region can share services that result in greater cost savings than can be achieved on their own.’Brattleboro Memorial serves southeastern Vermont’s largest city and surrounding communities, including neighboring New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The medical staff includes more than 100 physicians with board certification in primary care and many specialties.‘By joining NEAH, we will be able to access excellent group purchasing agreements as well as many other services which will enhance our efforts in delivering cost-effective, quality patient care at BMH,’ says Steven Gordon, president and CEO of Brattleboro Memorial. ‘We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with NEAH.’Brattleboro Memorial is joining the following organizations in NEAH:New Hampshire ‘ Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, New London Hospital, Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, Valley Regional Health Care in Claremont, Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, West Central Behavioral Health in Lebanon, and the West Lebanon-based Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire.Vermont ‘ Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury, and Springfield HospitalMassachusetts ‘ Cooley Dickinson Health Care in Northampton is external) is external)last_img read more

  • Man Utd still considering Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says Jamie Redknapp

    first_img Phil HaighMonday 18 Mar 2019 7:44 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link88Shares Comment Advertisement Advertisement Pochettino has missed out on the Real Madrid job (Picture: Getty Images)Spurs have not been in the best of form themselves, winning just one of their last five matches, including defeats to Burnley and Southampton in the Premier League.Tottenham could be the ones to drop out of the top four if this dodgy streak continues, but Redknapp still believes United would be interested in his services.More: FootballChelsea 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 CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘Pochettino was the No 1 candidate to replace Jose Mourinho. He has an outstanding track record when it comes to improving players and has established Spurs as a top-four side, despite having his hands tied in the last two transfer windows.‘Regardless of Tottenham’s recent poor run of form, he remains the strongest candidate and would become an even more attractive option should United’s season not finish on a high.’MORE: Lionel Messi breaks Xavi’s Barcelona club record with stunning hat-trickMORE: Maurizio Sarri admits Gonazlo Higuain is struggling after Chelsea’s defeat against Evertoncenter_img Man Utd still considering Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says Jamie Redknapp Pochettino could still pip Solskjaer to the Old Trafford position (Picture: Getty Images)‘Should this dip become a slump, United finish outside the top four and fail to win the Champions League, they will not ride into next season on a wave of positivity,’ Redknapp told the Daily Mail.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘There would surely be question marks over whether Solskjaer could challenge [Man] City and Liverpool for the title.‘Matters have been complicated by the return of Zinedine Zidane to Real Madrid. Now that door has closed to Mauricio Pochettino, United are in pole position to try to tempt him away from Tottenham. Mauricio Pochettino is still being linked with the Man Utd job (Picture: Getty Images)OIe Gunnar Solskjaer is still not guaranteed to be Manchester United manager next season and Mauricio Pochettino remains very much in the frame, according to Jamie Redknapp.Solskjaer has done an impressive job since taking over as interim boss in December, but he is yet to earn a full-time contract at Old Trafford.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starThe Norwegian has also hit a stumbling block in recent days, losing to Arsenal in the Premier League and Wolves in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.With silverware now much less likely and the Red Devils dropping out of the top four in the table, Redknapp believes the United board could still look to someone else other than Solskjaer.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

  • Bruno Guimaraes’ transfer fee drops after Arsenal make contact

    first_img PLAY Bruno Guimaraes’ transfer fee drops after Arsenal make contact Read More Full Screen Comment Top articles Read More 1/1 Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Athletico are prepared to offload Guimaraes this month (Picture: Getty)Athletico Paranaense have told Benfica they are willing to accept a £21million (€25m) transfer offer for Bruno Guimaraes, according to reports.Guimaraes, 22, is being tipped for big things in his native Brazil, with Premier League duo Arsenal and Chelsea tracking the defensive midfielder.Arsenal have already made contact with Athletico, as club president Mario Celso Petraglia confirmed this week the Gunners were keen to sign Guimaraes.Athletico were holding out for closer to £26m, but Goal claim the Brazilian side have now told Benfica they are prepared to sanction a £21m transfer.ADVERTISEMENT by Metro Guimaraes is eager for a new challenge (Picture: Getty)That figure would buy 80 per cent of the player’s economic rights, although Arsenal will be aware third-party ownership is banned in the Premier League.AdvertisementAdvertisementAthletico have had a verbal agreement with Benfica since last year, but Arsenal could yet hijack the deal if talks with Portuguese giants drag on.‘Yes it’s true. Yesterday came the official offer from Benfica to sign Bruno Guimaraes,’ Athletico chief Petraglia told Portuguese outlet O Jogo.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 City‘Let’s study Benfica’s offer. On Monday we will meet the club board to assess this situation.’‘Arsenal are interested, but will only make an offer towards the end of the season,’ he added.Guimaraes would like to make a move in January, rather than wait until the summer to join a new club. ‘We switched off’ – Mikel Arteta reacts to Crystal Palace drawTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:38Fullscreen’We switched off’ – Mikel Arteta reacts to Crystal Palace draw is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE center_img Video Settings 1 min. story / Skip Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Coming Next Advertisement Skip Ad About Connatix V67539 Arteta is hoping for reinforcements this month (Picture: Reuters)Borussia Dortmund are also credited with an interest in Guimaraes, who is on international duty with the Brazil Under 23’s at the CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic tournament this month.Mikel Arteta wants to sign a midfielder and defender this month, but Arsenal are prioritising loan moves due to financial restrictions.Arsenal have been linked with a host of players, including Manchester City’s John Stones and Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng.MORE: Arsenal feel Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s suspension is ‘excessive’ and will try to reduce itMORE: Manchester City set to reject Arsenal’s move for John Stones Read More Coral BarryTuesday 14 Jan 2020 6:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

  • UK IGCs and pension providers launch ‘value for money’ research project

    first_imgEleven independent governance committees (IGCs) and their UK workplace pension providers are launching a research initiative to develop a common understanding of what members consider to be “value for money”.The programme is being co-ordinated by UK law firm Sackers.Under rules introduced last year by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), IGCs – new bodies set up within contract-based pension funds to protect member interests – have to make an objective assessment as to whether pension scheme members are receiving value for money from their workplace personal pension arrangements, and to report on their findings.Announcing the initiative, Sackers said that after producing their first annual reports this year, the IGCs “want to build on the work carried out last year to investigate further how their members approach the topic of value for money”. The organisations participating in the research programme are: Aegon, Aviva, Fidelity International, Legal & General, Old Mutual Wealth, Prudential, Royal London, Scottish Widows, Standard Life, Virgin Money and Zurich.NMG Consulting won the mandate to conduct the research programme.The findings of the research are intended to help IGCs in their preparation for their second round of annual reports.Jacqui Reid, associate director at Sackers, is co-ordinating the research programme on behalf of the participants.She said that although there is agreement about importance of value for money “pinning down the components of it and how you measure them has proved harder”.“Many of us agree that, although fair charges are important, there is much more to achieving good member outcomes than price,” she said. “IGCs are here to act in the interests of their members.  It is therefore vital to enable them to carry out their role effectively that they understand what members themselves, and not just the pensions industry, value.”A review into the effectiveness of IGCs is scheduled to take place in 2017.last_img read more