Moe. Busts Out Radiohead’s “Karma Police” For The First Time Since 2013

first_imgSetlist: moe. at The National, Richmond, VA – 10/4/16I: Brent Black > Tubing The River Styx > The Pit > Tambourine > Letter Home > Gone > Timmy Tucker, Karma Police#II: Defrost > Smoke > Zed Naught Z, Happy Hour Hero > The Pit > Annihilation Blues > The Pit > Tubing The River Styx > Puebla > Brent BlackEnc: The Ghost Of Ralph’s Mom{# LTP > 10/02/13} moe. resumed their fall touring last night, playing The National in Richmond for a Tuesday night rager. moe. was in fine form, treating fans to a palindromic show of sorts that featured a number of songs in both the first and second sets.The first set opened with “Brent Black” into “Tubing The River Styx” into “The Pit,” and all three of those songs returned in reverse order to help close out the second set as well! The band is really having fun with their setlists, taking chances in unique and interesting ways on a nightly basis.The show also notably featured the band’s first performance of Radiohead’s “Karma Police,” played for the first time since the band’s set at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT on 10/2/13. Almost three years later to the day, the song delighted as a first set closer.After opening and closing the sets with “Brent Black,” the band had time for one more encore tune, and treated fans to a great rendition of “The Ghost Of Ralph’s Mom.” What a show!last_img read more

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Harvard makes sure ‘Boston Shines’

first_imgEven when sunshine gave way to icy winds and scattered storms,  more than 70 Harvard staff and members of the community planted flowers, painted park benches, and picked up trash around the Allston-Brighton neighborhood as part of Boston Shines.In its 10th year, citywide cleanup event brought together staff from across the University, all of whom rolled up their sleeves to contribute to the cause on April 27.“We’re really proud to be making contributions to the community in a sustained and meaningful way,” said Christine Heenan, vice president of Harvard Public Affairs & Communications, the University department that coordinated Harvard’s participation along with Harvard Real Estate (HRE) for the 10th consecutive year. “Since last year’s Boston Shines, we’ve celebrated the opening of the i-lab, Stone Hearth Pizza, and Library Park. This is one more way for us to affirm our connection to the Boston community, and there’s even more to come next year.”“Mayor [Thomas M.] Menino started Boston Shines 10 years ago for the city to come together on one day to make it a cleaner, better place to live,” said Angela Holm, neighborhood coordinator with the city of Boston. “Residents, businesses, and institutions together took pride in their community this weekend to make our neighborhoods better for everyone, and Harvard’s participation each year has contributed greatly to these improvements.”Paula Alexander, a staff assistant at the Harvard Business School and an Allston resident, helped rake and gather bags of leaves at the Honan-Allston Library. “My husband and I own a house right on North Harvard Street,” she said. “We’re part of Friends of the Library, and we like to keep it looking nice. Allston is kind of a forgotten section of the city, so an event like this means a lot. For Harvard to step up, chip in, and provide all the manpower to brighten the area … as residents, we really appreciate it. It’s wonderful to see how it’s grown over the years, and how much more Harvard does every year.”At William Smith Field, Berley McKenna of HRE gave a park bench a fresh coat of “Monster-green” paint. “I came out for Boston Shines last year,” she said. “It’s great to feel like you’re having an immediate impact. I hope it says that we’re a part of the community and that we feel as much of a responsibility to the area as the people who live here. We’re all in this together.”On Western Avenue, Monette Salud of Harvard Planning and Project Management (HPPM) filled in tree wells with mulch, a procedure that helps rainwater get down to the roots of the tree. As Joe Jones of HRE rolled a new barrel of mulch to Western Avenue, he nodded at the trees lining the street. “Harvard actually planted these,” he said. “Events like this show that Harvard cares about how the neighborhood looks, and that they’re engaged in the community.”Paint roller in hand, Monika Bankowski of HPPM stepped back from a freshly painted bench, double-checking for any spots she might have missed. “It’s great to help the community and get involved,” she said. “I know a lot of people who live in the area. I think being out here shows that we care, and that Harvard cares.”last_img read more

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Family of Ex-FBI Agent, Coral Springs Resident Bob Levinson Says He Died in Iranian Custody

first_imgThe family of Robert Levinson, an ex-FBI agent and Coral Springs resident who had been held captive in Iran for 13 years, says he has died in Iranian custody.Levinson’s family posted their statement on Twitter, adding that they recently received information from U.S. officials that has led them and the family to believe he passed away before the coronavirus pandemic.“It is impossible to describe our pain,” the statement reads. “Our family will spend the rest of our lives without the most amazing manwe have ever known, a new reality that is inconceivable to us. His grandchildren will never meet him. They will only know him through the stories we tell them.”Levinson was the longest held U.S. hostage in history.He was reportedly captured in the Iranian island of Kish in 2007.The family later admitted that he had been working for the CIA.Statement from the Levinson Family pic.twitter.com/0t3YLvGJIc— Help Bob Levinson (@HelpBobLevinson) March 25, 2020 Meanwhile, Iran’s government has never acknowledged arresting Levinson, who worked as a private investigator at the time of his disappearance.In 2016, four American hostages were freed from Iranian captivity in connection with money the Obama Administration sent to Iran as a weapons payment reimbursement.However, Levinson was not on that plane.Last November, Iranian officials sent a message to the United Nations, referring to Levinson’s case as “ongoing.”That occurred shortly after the U.S. government raised the reward for information leading to Levinson’s safe return to $25 million.Renewed Hope for Broward Family of FBI Agent Bob Levinson Held in Iranlast_img read more

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Max Meltzer: Kambi – Respect the legacy… Delivering fresh prospects for ATG Sweden

first_img LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Share Share Submit Related Articles Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Max Meltzer – KambiMax Meltzer Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of leading sports betting technology firm Kambi Group Plc, details his firm’s comprehensive partnership with Swedish legacy racing operator ATG.A key stakeholder in the delivery of new ATG systems and platforms, Meltzer details to SBC the complexities of servicing  Swedish betting’s legacy incumbent, as it faces sweeping changes within its home market…_______________SBC: Hi Max, thanks for speaking to SBC… Why is your technology agreement with ATG Sweden such a ground-breaking partnership for Kambi’s enterprise?Max Meltzer (Kambi Group CCO): The partnership between Kambi and ATG is exciting for many reasons. First and foremost, as a result of new regulation, ATG was permitted to offer a traditional sportsbook product, to complement its existing trotting and horse racing product, for the very first time. Being state-controlled, ATG was very selective when choosing its partner, ensuring it not only sought the best quality product but also partnered with an organisation that put integrity and trust at the heart of its operations. Further, it needed a supplier it could trust to launch without issue on January 1st, both online and across 2,000 retail stores – Kambi was able to deliver on this promise. In addition, ATG has really grasped the freedom we offer operators to create bespoke sports betting experiences. For instance, the ATG Sport homepage is like no other in the market – resembling more of a sports news site than a classic sports betting page, with articles that link to related betting markets. Kambi’s coverage of the Swedish market is vast, which could have been a concern for ATG, but they saw the potential of our APIs and open platform and realised they could offer their players something unique to what was available elsewhere.SBC: You have delivered the partnership, at a time of drastic change for Swedish gambling stakeholders – What is the role of ATG in a re-regulated Swedish marketplace, and how has this impacted the partnership’s development?ATG’s role is simple, to deliver the best and most exciting sports betting experience to their millions of players in a safe and secure way. To do so they required a partner that could deliver all the sports that Swedish players expect to enjoy, such as Ice Hockey, Bandy, Handball and Winter Sports, to a high standard. These are sports we have been offering to scale for a very long time, having built trading models and algorithms a decade ago, which we have been fine-tuning ever since. Also, the Swedish player has a keen interest in US sports, which we have proven in recent years to be market leading in. In terms of player safety, Kambi has developed a proprietary algorithm that is able to detect signs of problem gambling before they become harmful, and therefore we are well positioned to support ATG with their responsible gambling initiatives, which are not only core to ATG but a central plank of Swedish regulation.SBC: Both Kambi and ATG are Swedish enterprises, does this factor hold any strategic advantage for stakeholders?MM: Of course, Kambi and ATG having a shared Swedish heritage is great and helps in some areas, however, Kambi operates across the world and has more than 700 staff spread out across six countries, so I would say we are more of a global company today than a pure Swedish one. Moreover, it was Kambi’s listed status, as well as our extensive offering and incredible record with speed to market, that ATG saw in us. The importance of delivering on time and with a leading product cannot be understated, and it speaks to the Kambi-ATG partnership that we were ready and able to take the first bet two seconds after midnight as we moved into 1 January 2019 and the opening of the new market.SBC: As Sweden opens its regulated online betting marketplace. Can a state-owned incumbent really compete and catch-up against seasoned digital incumbents…Is this ATG’s reality?MM: We have to make a distinction as ATG isn’t state-owned, it’s state-controlled. ATG is owned by the Swedish Trotting Association and the Swedish Jockey Club, however, the company’s business activity is regulated by a contract between ATG’s owners and the state.However, I understand the meaning of your question. And yes, we firmly believe ATG can compete in the re-regulated digital environment. You have to remember that ATG already offers its trotting and horse racing product online and has more than two million extremely loyal customers, many of whom have been waiting for ATG to offer a full sports betting product for many years. Prior to reregulation, ATG held the number two position in the betting market without a full sports offer and we’re already seeing ATG players placing sports bets in between trotting races, a trend we expect to grow. So to answer your question, when you add a market leading sportsbook to a popular trotting product, which just happens to be one of the most recognisable brands in the country, there’s no reason it can’t compete, or even lead the market.SBC: Furthermore, how have you incorporated and presented ATG legacy assets of racing/trotting within a new digital framework?MM: ATG continues to run their trotting and racing division online themselves as they have done successfully for many years. It’s actually ATG who have presented the Kambi Sportsbook within their own digital framework, using the tools we provide to ensure the sportsbook meets the expectations of their customers. ATG wanted to ensure the transition between its legacy trotting product and the Kambi Sportsbook was as seamless as possible, which is why they needed a sportsbook product with the flexibility to enable them to do this.SBC: When advancing ATG’s digital proposition, how aware were you of ATG’s commitments to wider stakeholders and Swedish social directives?  MM: How operator stakeholders distribute their online and retail profits is of course no business of Kambi’s but ATG’s commitment to Sweden’s trotting and thoroughbred industry is well-known, very much in a similar vein to the financial support PMU provides French racing, for instance. But this isn’t the first time Kambi has worked with such businesses. Kambi has also partnered with state lotteries and monopolies that contribute towards society, both in terms of their financial contributions and their commitment to addressing problem gambling, and we are privileged to help them generate these important funds and use our advanced technology to identify signs of problem gambling before they become harmful.____________________Max Meltzer – Chief Commercial Officer – Kambi Group Plclast_img read more

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Anti-working class character of APNU/AFC regime

first_imgDear Editor,In responding to the striking teachers’ demands for salary increases, Junior Minister of Social Protection, Keith Scott, said the teachers are “selfish and uncaring”.This statement exposes not only the anti-working class character of the APNU/AFC regime, but also that regime’s unadulterated double standards and hypocrisy.When the regime awarded its ministers a huge increase in salary, claiming that they could not be expected to live on their already high salaries by Guyanese standards, was that not an act that was “selfish and uncaring”? It was a slap in the face of the majority of Guyanese, who are expected to survive on a tiny fraction of what ministers earned before their salaries increased. It is clear that Keith Scott’s intention was to influence impressionable young minds to believe that the striking teachers are obstacles to their educational achievement, when the real obstacle is the neo-liberal Government that he represents.The teachers and other public sector employees, sugar workers, security guards, petrol pump attendants, small business owners, and the unemployed youth must not allow the bourgeois politicians leading the PNCR, AFC and PPP/C to continue to make fools of them.If we can stand together and focus our energies on the real fight for true independence and economic justice in our lifetime, then the victory of the people is inevitable.Sincerely,Gerald A Perreiralast_img read more

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