Umphrey’s McGee has announced a new initiative to offer fans the chance to rent the pro-shot videos of select past performances pulled from their extensive vault of over 2,500 shows over the years.Announced on Friday, the band’s new “Into The Vault” platform will allow fans to rent concerts selected by the band to be watched on the device of the renter’s choice for just $5.99 per show. Each rental will appear in 1080 HD along with pristine soundboard audio, and is valid for viewing for up to seven days from the time of purchase.The first archival performances selected by Umphrey’s is that of their five-night 2014/2015 New Years run at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA on 12/30/14 through 1/3/15. The band’s performance at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX on 8/31/18 is also available to rent. More shows are set to be added to the mix in the near future.Related: Umphrey’s McGee Offers Free, On-Demand Streams In Wake Of Postponements [Full-Show Video]“With nearly 2,500 shows in the rearview mirror, the archives continue to grow at a rapid pace. It is often hard to find time to look back when so much awaits in the present and future,” the band said in a statement shared to their website on Friday. “With more time to reflect than usual, we look forward to looking back with you and reliving some experiences together. Remember, objects in your rearview may be closer than they appear.”The new video rental initiative follows the arrival band’s latest single, “Easter in Quarantine”, which was shared earlier this month ahead of the popular Catholic holiday. The band was also recently forced to reschedule their 2020 “UM Bowl” performances at The Capitol Theater scheduled for next month, along with their inaugural RÖCKJAVIK destination event in Iceland which was originally set for March 20th-22nd.Click here for more info on the band’s new “Into the Vault” video rental platform.
(READ the story at Reuters)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreEmployment growth picked up speed in November and the jobless rate dropped to a 2-1/2 year low of 8.6 percent, further evidence the economic recovery was gaining momentum.The gains reflected in the report — 120,000 net new jobs — was also bolstered by revisions to the employment counts for September and October to show 72,000 more jobs created than previously reported.
Elon Coleman, 47, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away Monday, February 13, 2017 with her family by her side. A native of Hartford, Connecticut, Elon grew up in Beaumont Texas and graduated from West Brook High School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Lamar University and was employed as a Counselor with the Bannum Facility. She also was a teacher in the Port Arthur School District. Elon is preceded in death by her father Tommy Lee Coleman and grandmother Lena Victoria Pier Duncan.She is survived by her two sons, Randy Coleman and Troy Benjamin; one daughter Kelly Coleman; husband Clarence Edwards; her mother Peggy Pier; one brother Randy Pier (Kim); her grandfather, Elzis Duncan; grandchildren, Gabby, Piere, Randie, Carson, and Richard; her aunt Martini Henry (Robert); uncles, Glenn, William, Toby Jean, Elliott and Eric Neil Duncan; nieces, Raign and Ranijah Pier, Chole and Paris; nephews, Tyran Pier, Job Charles Pier and Caleb Charles Pier; two special cousins, Darin and Admiral Guidry; and a host of other relatives and friends.Funeral service will be 9 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017 at St. James Catholic Church with visitation from 8 a.m. until service time. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.
April 1, 2008 Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Regular News Miami’s Zack in line for ABA presidency Senior EditorAsk Steve Zack why he wanted to become a lawyer 36 years ago and why he now wants to be president of the ABA.Both answers emerge from the same frightening night when he was a 14-year-old boy fleeing Cuba in 1961, separated from his family, locked in a dark, windowless room, searched, and placed under house arrest.Zack — a Miami civil trial lawyer and former Florida Bar president — said he publicly told the harrowing story for the first time in a speech at the ABA Midyear Meeting in February.The occasion was his nomination by Ben Hill (another former Florida Bar president),and now Zack is running unopposed as president-elect designate of the ABA. The actual election occurs at the ABA’s Midyear Meeting in February 2009, and Zack is expected to officially become president-elect in August 2009.“I knew I wanted to be a lawyer because I never again wanted to feel so helpless, so ignorant of my rights, and I realized how important it was to be protected by the law,” explained Zack, who was born in Detroit and moved with his Cuban mother and Jewish father back to Cuba when he was a two-week-old infant.“I also learned from that evening why today I want to be president of the American Bar Association. Because I want to have the opportunity to speak on behalf of our association to the millions of people around the world who are locked in dark, windowless rooms of injustice, poverty, and discrimination — and let them know that we are here and that we care.”A couple of years earlier, when Zack ran in a contested election for chair of the ABA House of Delegates, he had told his colleagues about arriving in America and how selling footwear at Snappy’s Shoe Store taught him the people skills necessary for that job akin to vice president of the ABA, heading the unicameral legislature that sets policy.But there was no laughter this year, when he described “one of the most difficult, if not the most difficult, night in my life.”Earlier that day, the military took over the family business and the Zack family went to the airport, hoping to flee Castro’s regime.Enduring insults from the guards, people were forced to shed wedding rings and wristwatches before being seated in the “fishbowl,” a glass room where people sat huddled against each other, some crying and some silently dazed. When their names were called, Zack, his mother, his brother, and his sister were escorted out of the room.“We turned around to see my father, but he had left. We were then taken into separate windowless rooms where we were questioned and searched. This was long before I ever heard of the words ‘habeas corpus,’ but I knew what was happening was just wrong. The only thing I didn’t know is whether anybody cared and whether there was anybody who would do anything about it,” Zack said.“You might think that your first thought is of yourself when something like this happens, but frankly you wonder whether you will ever see your family again and what is happening to them, and, finally, what will happen to you.“The next morning, the door of this windowless, dark room was unlocked, and I was again joined by my family, and we were taken to the G2 headquarters downtown. G2 is the Cuban version of the KGB. We had been held in the G2 offices at the airport the night before.“When we arrived downtown, my father was waiting there with what was left of the American interest section of the American Embassy. We were released to their custody and put under house arrest for two weeks and finally allowed to come to the United States.”Quoting his grandfather, twice a refugee — from Russia to Cuba and then from Cuba to the United States — Zack exclaimed: “What a country! What a country!”While his grandfather could not speak English well, that trio of words “meant that he knew how fortunate he was to enjoy the blessings of liberty and freedom.. . . He knew that he would never be a refugee again when he came to the United States, because if the United States failed, there would be no place to go.”America has been a place of prosperity for Zack — a 60-year-old partner at the Miami firm of Boies, Schiller, and Flexner, where he now practices with another former Florida Bar president, James Fox Miller.“The fact that Steve Zack will be president of the American Bar Association is on the one hand a miracle because he is not in the mold of any other prior ABA president and, on the other hand, it is perfectly predictable,” Miller said. “If Steve sets out to do something, he almost always gets it done. He will do a great job and he will do it with great charm and aplomb. There is no one better on his feet and he has the perfect skill set to be an outstanding ambassador for the legal profession both nationally and internationally.”Among the highlights of Zack’s long, impressive resume are serving as general counsel to former Gov. Bob Graham, representing former Vice President Al Gore in Gore v. Bush, and representing the Florida Senate in the State of Florida congressional redistricting lawsuit.“The American Bar Association’s commitment to ‘pursuing liberty and defending justice’ has never been more important,” Zack said. “We are the informed and authoritative voice, and often the only strong and organized defense, against the encroachment upon fundamental legal rights and liberties by the expedient winds of the moment.. . . “We never know what the crisis of the moment will be, but every president has had to be prepared to respond on our behalf, and has done so effectively.”When Zack is sworn in as president of the ABA in 2010, he will become the fifth Florida Bar member to hold that post after the late Chesterfield Smith, Wm. Reece Smith, Sandy D’Alemberte, and Martha Barnett. Miami’s Zack in line for ABA presidency
May 24, 2011Germany investigates big spike in severe E coli infectionsGerman health officials are investigating a dramatic increase in the number of patients with enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli infections, which includes 80 reports of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a potentially fatal kidney complication, according to a post from ProMed, the internet mailing list of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. The post included stories on the outbreak from the German media and Agence France-Presse. So far 400 confirmed or suspected infections have been reported since the middle of May, with a higher-than-expected rate in women. Germany typically records 800 to 1,200 similar cases in a calendar year. Public health officials have not determined a food source yet, but they suspect the culprit could be fresh produce or other product marketed mainly to women. One death has been reported, in an 83-year-old woman. Several other patients are hospitalized. A ProMed moderator speculated that an outbreak that produces so many HUS cases might be linked to a verotoxin-producing E coli (VTEC) strain.May 24 ProMed postExpert details food import risksThe increasing portion of US food imported from other countries poses greater risks of foodborne diseases, due to overseas farming practices, lax oversight, and the sheer volume of imported products that can overwhelm federal inspectors, food safety expert Dr Michael Doyle said yesterday. He was speaking at a symposium at the annual meeting of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) in New Orleans. Doyle, a microbiologist at the University of Georgia’s Center for Food Safety, said in an AMS press release that much of the contamination in imported food stems from fecal matter. For example, in 2010 80% of fish and seafood in the United States was imported from Asia, where many countries use raw domestic or livestock sewage in fish farming. He added that in China, crops and seafood are often grown on small parcels of land, a practice that requires farmers to also use large amounts of pesticides and antibiotics, some of which aren’t approved for use in the United States. Doyle said consumers shouldn’t avoid food products from particular countries. “It is incumbent on food processors to ensure ingredients or products they import are produced under good sanitary practices. It is the industry that is responsible for producing safe foods. It is the government’s responsibility to verify that they are providing safe foods,” Doyle said in the press release. The ASM also conducted a webcast interview with Doyle.May 23 EurekAlert press releaseMicrobeWorld archive of Doyle interviewDominican Republic reports cholera spreadThe Dominican Republic’s cholera outbreak has now spread to 28 of the country’s 32 provinces, the Associated Press (AP) reported yesterday. Earlier media reports said most of the country’s cases had been centered around its capital, Santo Domingo. The country’s deputy health minister, Jose Rodriguez, told the AP that the number of new cholera cases has increased 50% since the middle of May. He said since the outbreak began in November the ministry has received reports of 1,143 cases and 14 deaths. In neighboring Haiti, which since October has battled a massive cholera epidemic, cholera deaths have now topped 5,000. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said in a May 20 epidemiologic alert that as of May 10 Haiti’s health ministry has received reports of 302,401 cholera cases, of which 5,234 were fatal. PAHO said it is seeing a rise in cholera hospitalizations, especially in South-East and North-West departments, as well as in Port-au-Prince.May 23 AP storyMay 20 PAHO alertSick airline passenger prompts measles alertHealth officials are tracking airline passengers who may have been exposed to measles during two Continental Airline flights on May 17, the San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (SDHHSA) said in a May 21 press release. The actions are linked to a woman who got sick in London and then flew to the United States, where she was hospitalized on May 17 shortly after landing in San Diego. On the first leg of her trip she flew from London to Houston, Her symptoms worsened on her flight from Houston to San Diego, and she was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. The SDHHSA said 113 passengers who flew with the woman from Houston to San Diego are being contacted to warn them of possible exposure to measles. Fifteen passengers on the international portion of the flight are also being contacted. No one in the San Diego air terminal was exposed to measles, because paramedics took precautions, the SDHHSA said. Several European countries are reporting measles outbreaks, and some US states and jurisdictions have linked local infections to European travel (see today’s related news story).May 21 SDHHSA press release
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Published in July, the consultation response addresses important details that are vital to the development and deployment of CCUS projects in the UK. The response to the consultation on CCUS business models summarised the responses received and government’s view on:Potential CCUS business models for industry, power, CO2 transport and storage and low carbon hydrogen production action needed to enable CCUS deployment in the 2020s, including a CCUS delivery action plan.Objectives and principles for CCUS deployment.Commenting on the publication, Luke Warren, Chief Executive of the CCSA, said, “We are delighted that the long-anticipated report on CCUS Business Models has been published by the Government. This consultation response is a critical step forward in the development of the commercial framework that is essential if the first CCUS projects in the UK are to be operating by the mid-2020s.”“The government has today set out their minded-to-position on the business models that will be used to enable CCUS investment in the UK. This includes the proposed approach for CO2 transport and storage infrastructure which will underpin CCUS deployment in the UK’s industrial regions – delivering clean regional growth, making a significant contribution to the Government’s levelling up agenda and helping to support a green post-covid recovery.”“Whilst this paper does provide all of the answers, the Government has committed to build on this and come forward with further detail by the end of the year. We look forward to working with Government over the coming months to progress the proposals set out today”.
Obiter extends its congratulations to the team of students from St Peter’s School in Bournemouth, who came 11th out of 30 in the recent Empire Mock Trial Competition in New York. The trip was sponsored by the Bournemouth & District Law Society.
At the AGM Tapio Hakakari, Ilkka Herlin, Peter Immonen, Antti Lagerroos, Teuvo Salminen and Anja Silvennoinen were re-elected to the board of directors. Jorma Eloranta was appointed as a new member to the Cargotec board. Herlin will continue as chairman of the board. Hakakari was elected as vice chairman.Cargotec’s board of directors has also decided to form an extended executive board effective April 1, 2013, The members of Cargotec’s executive board are president and ceo Mika Vehviläinen, executive vice president and cfo Eeva Sipilä and business area presidents Mikael Mäkinen (MacGregor), Olli Isotalo (Kalmar) and Axel Leijonhufvud (Hiab). Senior vice president, general counsel Outi Aaltonen will act as secretary to the executive board from 1 April 2013. The extended executive board will include the following members: Outi Aaltonen, senior vice president, general counsel; Stephen Foster, senior vice president, corporate audit; Soili Mäkinen, chief information officer; Matti Sommarberg, executive vice president, chief technology officer; and Anne Westersund, senior vice president, communications and public affairs. The responsibilities of the extended executive board include support for the president and ceo and the executive board in business area reviews, major projects, shared services and brand coordination. The AGM elected public accountants Jouko Malinen and PricewaterhouseCoopers as the company’s auditors. Cargotec is a Helsinki, Finland headquartered manufacturer of cargo-handling machinery for ships, ports, terminals and local distribution. www.cargotec.com