Dangermuffin Rocks Club Cafe, 8/19

first_imgAn unlikely trio of two guitars and drums, Dangermuffin from Folly Beach, SC is unquestionably one of the most unique sounding three-pieces touring today. Their ability to blend and bend musical genres together make them a bit of a chameleon, but make no doubt about it, they own whatever they do, whether it be playing a bluegrass number or pumping out heavy rock riffs with smashing drum explosions.On Tuesday night, a small but enthused crowd nestled into Club Cafe on the South Side of Pittsburgh, PA for a most memorable performance. Dan Lotti, the band’s chief vocalist and “bass” player (he plays bass on an acoustic guitar) warmly greeted the crowd with a “Happy Tuesday,” and after exchanging some pleasantries with the front row, Dangermuffin was off and running.The band’s southern rock sensibilites, spearheaded by guitar player Mike Sivilli, mixed with the complex textures of drummer Steven Sandifer make you feel as if you’re at the beach and digging your toes into the sand; as if you’re floating down the lazy river at your favorite waterpark. The music has a flow and sway to it that one can’t help but tap their toe or nod their head to the rhythm. Dangermuffin mixed in several new compositions, which will be featured on their forthcoming album, as well as a number of staples like “Sea Funk,” “Cradle Of The Beach,” “Homestead,” “Moonscapes,” and “Slumber.” Along with their great original compositions, what has always impressed me about Dangermuffin is their exceptional execution of cover songs. The band tackled David Essex‘s “Rock On,” and yes, it was as cool and smooth as when Essex sung it. Lotti was born to sing “Hey shout, summertime blues, jump up and down in my blue suede shoes.”It didn’t stop there, as the band would delight the crowd to (electric) covers of Pink Floyd‘s “Breathe” and the Grateful Dead‘s “Scarlet Begonias.” What I appreciate most about ‘Muffin’s repetoire of covers are their earnesty. They don’t try to be Floyd or the Dead or whomever else they decide to cover. They take those great compositions and make it work for them. They play those songs as if they were their own. It is extremely refreshing to hear those songs being played in a way that doesn’t try to 100% emulate those great bands.After appropriately wrapping up their electric set with “Lawman” with lyrics of “Don’t go and break the rules if you’re a lawman, Be sure to stop at each stop sign ‘Cause when you break the laws that you push, man, How can you go on, keep the time for us,” I could not help but think of the events going on in Ferguson, MO. It was a nice gesture by the band to show their support.The night wasn’t quite over yet, because the band strapped on their acoustic guitars, with Sandifer grabbing his upright bass, and came down in front of the stage to perform unplugged, literally. This essentially turned the last 10 minutes of the show into a sing-along, with band and crowd trading lyrics back and forth. It was quite special.The band played a sweet bluegrass diddy entitled “The Rising Souls,” a song that will be featured on their new album, and then the highlight of my night, a sensational cover of Old & In The Way‘s “Midnight Moonlight” (audio below). Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, and after pleas from the crowd to play one more song, Dangermuffin indulged the pack of concertgoers to the Dead’s “Friend Of The Devil.” For those that were in attendance, the night certainly ended as a Happy Tuesday.last_img read more

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Alec Baldwin and Wife Hilaria Celebrate the Birth of Daughter Carmen

first_img Baldwin most recently starred in the Broadway revival of Orphans and has appeared on Broadway in Twentieth Century, A Streetcar Named Desire, Serious Money and Loot. His off-Broadway credits include Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Trumbo, Macbeth and Prelude to a Kiss. An Emmy winner for playing Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock, Baldwin can currently be seen on the big screen as Cate Blanchett’s ex-husband in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. View Comments Star Files Stage and screen star Alec Baldwin and his yoga instructor wife, Hilaria, welcomed daughter Carmen Gabriela on August 23. Dubbing the baby “absolutely perfect” in a Twitter post shortly after giving birth, the 29-year-old new mom and her 55-year-old husband returned to their Manhattan home with their newborn daughter on August 25.center_img “Since giving birth, the word ‘love’ has taken on a whole new meaning,” Hilaria tweeted on August 26. “Its depth and intensity are overwhelming in the most welcome way.” The new dad is also the father of fledgling model Ireland, his 17-year-old daughter with ex-wife Kim Basinger. Alec Baldwinlast_img read more

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NAHBS 2016 – Caletti takes home Best Finish award for amazing Road Race Special…

first_imgThe shoes and helmet are from Giro, but the slingshot is all Caletti. After seeing some made by Hunter Cycles, he used spare titanium tubes to put a couple together. This one’s the last of them, and it’s yours for $250. He machined the ends to hold the sling, and the handle is a hollow chamber for storing ammo with a wine cork as a plug. John Caletti had a few new models on display, but the real showstopper was his Road Race Special steel road bike custom painted by Jeremiah Kille.The painstakingly detailed design covers everything and even extends to the helmet, shoes and another fun accessory. It’s a customer’s bike, like many of the frames at the show, so it’s not just an art piece. But it did send Caletti home with the Best Finish award. Check out all the angles, plus his new 29er, adventure and city bikes, below… Road Race Special, shown here with more traditional custom paint, is his version of a crit racer. It’s stiff thanks to oversized steel tubes that are a mix of Columbus Life and True Temper S3 top and down tubes.New Scrambler is a moto inspired town bike that’ll come in stock sizes and be more affordable than his custom bikes.It’s set up to run single speed, internally geared or a normal 1x drivetrain. Caletti said, where possible, there’s an emphasis on US made components with stem and post from Thomson, Chris King headset and Jones Precision Wheels. The complete bikes will sell for $5,150.His new adventure road bike in titanium fills in for a gravel bike, something almost every builder had in one incarnation or another.It gets flat mount brakes and the ENVE GRD fork. Kille did the graphics here, too.He’s also got a new 29er, also in ti. It’s got modern geometry with long top tube for a short stem to get proper cockpit length and a slacker head angle for 120mm fork 69°.last_img read more

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FreshTracks Capital taps DRINKmaple for new investment

first_imgVermont Business Magazine FreshTracks Capital announced Monday it has invested in a growing Vermont-based beverage brand, DRINKmaple. This is the second Vermont-based investment from FreshTracks Capital’s newly launched investment fund, FreshTracks IV. DRINKmaple, based in St Albans, is a rapidly-growing maple water brand that features only one ingredient, straight from the tree.  It’s refreshing, hydrating and naturally nutritious, with just a subtle hint of maple.  DRINKmaple is packed with 46 naturally-occurring nutrients including antioxidants, polyphenols, minerals and electrolytes, with more manganese than a cup of kale, and half the sugar of coconut water.  The company also makes DRINKmelon Organic Watermelon Water, also made from one ingredient, 100% organic watermelons. DRINKmaple is the brainchild of Ironman Triathlon training partners Kate Weiler and Jeff Rose, who found the beverage while competing in an Ironman in 2013.  At first sip and after experiencing the hydrating benefits firsthand, they set out to bottle maple sap as a natural hydration beverage to fuel their athletic performance.  The brand rapidly gained a cult following among competitive athletes, and is now expanding distribution to satisfy demand across the country. Investors quickly saw potential in this “better for you” beverage brand based on its broad consumer appeal and increasing sales velocity.  Where it is distributed, it already outsells national coconut water brands, attracting the attention of major beverage industry players.  As a result, Weiler and Rose decided to raise investment capital to help them scale quickly to meet the opportunity.  FreshTracks Capital, along with several other investors, participated in DRINKmaple’s Series A round of financing, with FreshTracks investing $250,000 of a total $4.35 million to help fuel the young company’s growth and gain national recognition. TJ Whalen, Managing Director for FreshTracks Capital, said, “I think DRINKmaple is poised to become a national player.  This product hits on all the right trends driving growth in the beverage industry.  The brand has tremendous potential, and I believe Kate and Jeff have exactly what it takes to turn this local Vermont business into a national success story.” Kate Weiler, CEO of DRINKmaple said of the company’s rapid growth, “It’s so exciting to have this opportunity to satisfy the nation’s thirst for healthful beverages.  As a nutritionist and athlete, I wanted to create something that offered the right balance of functional performance, hydration and great taste.  And I found the best all-natural ingredient for this right here in Vermont’s maple trees.  I love that it’s natural, plant-based hydration from a local, sustainable source.  And now I’m thrilled to work with FreshTracks Capital and our other investors to continue to expand our national footprint.” About FreshTracks Capital: Founded in 2001, FreshTracks Capital is a Vermont-focused investment fund that uses venture capital to create positive economic and community impacts.  Across its four funds, which total more than $45 million, FreshTracks has invested in over 20 Vermont-based companies. FreshTracks hosts a number of events for entrepreneurs and investors, including Peak Pitch and Road Pitch.  The firm’s General Partners and Managing Directors are Cairn Cross, Lee Bouyea and T.J. Whalen.  FreshTracks is actively investing out of its newly launched fund, FreshTracks Capital IV. About DRINKmaple: At DRINKmaple, we’re on a mission to innovate in the beverage space by creating healthful hydration for the broader consumer. We are makers of DRINKmaple Organic Maple Water, a premium plant-based hydration beverage consisting of the sap tapped directly from sugar maple trees in Vermont, and DRINKmelon Organic Watermelon Water, a plant-based, single-ingredient functional beverage made from 100% organic watermelons. Learn more at www.drinkmaple.com(link is external).Shelburne and St. Albans, VT (May 8, 2017) – FreshTracks Capitallast_img read more

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Fouls and low depth stop Gophers comeback attempt in NCAA tournament

first_imgThe Blue Raiders guard said after the game that his team was able to easily score on Minnesota.“I felt like this was the perfect time for me to step up,” Upshaw said. “Shoulder the offense and try to get everybody else going. Pitino admitted that depth was a significant problem for the team.The team was already low on depth after senior guard Akeem Springs suffered a torn Achilles in the Big Ten tournament.In the second half, the Gophers’ leading scorer, Nate Mason, suffered a hip injury but still played a majority of the second half.He was forced to leave Mason in even as the guard was injured and in the middle of one his worst offensive performances all season. Mason finished the game 2-10 on field goal attempts but played 38 of 40 minutes in Thursday’s loss.“We were not very deep late in the season and that caught up to us,” Pitino said. “When you can’t sub, [it’s] really, really hard because [Mason] needed a break.”Except for Michael Hurt, who played three minutes, every Gophers player finished with one or more foul.Lynch, Murhpy and Curry ended the game with four fouls each.After the game, Blue Raiders head coach Kermit Davis said getting Minnesota’s big men into foul trouble early was key.“Foul trouble affected us a lot,” Murphy said.“[It] may have made us a little bit less aggressive going down the stretch, soit really hurt us.” Fouls and low depth stop Gophers comeback attempt in NCAA tournamentMinnesota lost by 11 after bringing the game against Middle Tennessee State within fourChris DangSophomore forward Jordan Murphy looks to get around the Blue Raiders defense on Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Bradley Center. The Gophers played against Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. Mike HendricksonMarch 17, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMinnesota’s crowd at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee suddenly had life late in the game.The Gophers had shaved a late 17-point deficit to four in five minutes, and the Minnesota fan base was on its feet for the first time in a while.But just as the Gophers had life, Reggie Upshaw hit a 3-pointer to spark a Blue Raiders’ run, spelling an early exit for the Gophers in an 81-72 loss in the first round of the NCAA tournament. “[Upshaw’s 3-pointer] really hurt us,” said Gophers head coach Richard Pitino. “Give them credit, we couldn’t stop them.”While the Gophers were the higher seed in the game, national pundits overwhelmingly predicted that Minnesota would be upset by the 12th-seeded Blue Raiders.The game appeared over for Minnesota with 11 minutes left. The Blue Raiders were up by 16 but began to lose their lead.Amir Coffey made a 3-point shot for the Gophers and hit two free throw attempts. After back-to-back field goals by Coffey and Dupree McBrayer, plus a 3-point play from Eric Curry, it was a 4-point deficit for the first time since late in the first half.But that’s when Minnesota’s flaws leaked back into the game.Three key players for the Gophers — Reggie Lynch, Jordan Murphy and Curry — were in foul trouble and there was nothing the Gophers could do to stop Middle Tennessee State from closing out the game.“We were in that comeback, we were excited trying to get over the hump,” Coffey said. “[We were] trying to get it up and take the lead but just didn’t get there.”Upshaw — who finished the game with a game-high 19 points — scored seven straight points after Minnesota brought the game within four as he took advantage of a hobbled Mason.He extended his team’s lead to eight with 4:30 remaining, and later had three rebounds to help finish the Gophers off.last_img read more

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Gophers finish in second place against Ohio State, Illinois State

first_imgMinnesota finished first in the beam event, earning a score of 49.100. Ramler had the top score of 9.900.In wake of the Michigan State scandal involving former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, Minnesota gymnasts wore teal pins to honor sexual assault victims. These pins will be on the uniforms for the remainder of the season. Hansen said she supports the women who have come forward to say they are survivors of sexual assault.“We want to show our support for those who have gone through really unfortunate things,” Hansen said.Minnesota will face Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday. The team will return home for a meet against Illinois on Feb. 9. Hansen said there wasn’t much of a difference between competing on the road and at home.“Being on the road is certainly a little bit different than what they’re used to,” Hansen said. “I’m proud of how they responded.” Gophers finish in second place against Ohio State, Illinois StateMinnesota posted its highest score on the floor event since 2004.Jack RodgersSophomore Ivy Lu performs her beam routine at Maturi Pavilion on Saturday, Jan. 20. The Gophers defeated the Michigan State Spartans 196.075 to 194.925. Erik NelsonJanuary 29, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintOnce again, Lexy Ramler earned a first place finish for Minnesota.Ramler won her third-consecutive all-around title in Minnesota’s meet against Ohio State and Illinois State on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio. Her single meet score of 39.600 is the eighth-highest in University of Minnesota history.While Ramler triumphed, Minnesota finished in second place for the first time this season, earning a score of 195.755.The team had multiple falls on the bars. However, head coach Jenny Hansen said the team was able to recover.“That was [a] pretty tough way to start the meet. We have a lot of confidence in our bar team,” Hansen said. “They came back strong. The next four people on bars did awesome.”Sophomore Ivy Lu posted a score of 9.950 on bars, which is a career-high for her. Ramler tied for first in the floor exercise, earning a score of 9.950.last_img read more

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Gilbert land will be developed into senior living facility

first_imgCushman & Wakefield announced that Kaplan Cheng Investment Group, LLC purchased ±3.81 acres at Lindsay and Williams Field Roads in Gilbert, Ariz. for $1.3 million.The developer plans to develop a ±79,869 square-foot two-story senior living facility with 92 beds, including 36 memory care units.Cushman & Wakefield Vice Presidents Will French and Brian Rosella represented the buyer, Kaplan Cheng Investment Group, LLC of California and Colorado.With over 25 years of development and investment experience, American Healthcare Group has participated in over two million square feet of real estate development.  They have done over $1 billion in real estate transactions, including senior living, hotels, condominiums, industrial and retail.last_img

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The Visual Side of Pain

first_imgThe Wall Street Journal:Perceptions of pain can be changed by distorting the view of the affected body part, a new study finds, opening a fresh window onto the psychological side of pain.Researchers affixed a heat-producing device to the left index fingers of 18 volunteers. A mirror was set up so that when the subjects looked toward their left hand what they saw was really a reflection of their right hand. (To complete the effect, the right index finger got its own non-functioning thermode.) Then they started turning up the heat, slowly.Read the whole story: The Wall Street Journallast_img

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It is possible to register “weekenders” in the eVisitor system without coming to the Tourist Board in person

first_imgGiven the increased tourist traffic in the category of taxpayers of owners of holiday homes or apartments (weekenders) and the frequent inquiries of tourist boards as well as weekenders themselves, the General Office of the Croatian Tourist Board has prepared additional clarifications that will help in the coming months. all with the aim of reducing the workload of tourist offices, staff of tourist boards and weekenders themselves. The instructions were published on the eVisitor website and were also submitted to the tourist board system.It is possible to register weekenders in the eVisitor system without a personal visit to the tourist board in such a way that taxpayers can submit to the tourist board all the necessary documents by mail, email or fax. We repeat, for the registration of the taxpayer in the system, an OIB and an identification document are required, and for the registration of the associated facility, the taxpayer is obliged to enclose one of the following documents: purchase contract, excerpt from the land register, decision on inheritance, decision on determining special tax on houses for a holiday, decision on legalization of an illegally constructed building, excerpt from the cadastre, proof that a request for legalization of an illegally constructed building has been submitted, collective records of competent authorities (eg records of taxpayers, records of taxpayers on holiday homes and apartments, etc. .).In addition to the mentioned possibility of submitting data by mail, email or fax, weekenders can register in person at the tourist board or they can do it for family members, friends, etc., with a certified power of attorney signed by the owner and notarized. Please note that the certification of the power of attorney is required solely to prevent misuse of access to personal data of taxpayers, or to prevent possible theft of personal identities of taxpayers by third parties.It is also possible to create user sub-accounts within the eVisitor system, so we recommend that weekenders, instead of handing over their access data for use to other persons, open sub-accounts for such persons. In this case, the person who has an open sub-account receives his access data that are different from the access data of the taxpayer, and it can be determined at any time who has undertaken what activity in the system.Additionally, all users of the eVisitor system are enabled to log in via the e-Citizens system (ie NIAS). The advantages of applying through the e-Citizens system are that the taxpayer does not need to come to the tourist board in person or use a username, password and TAN list, but accesses the system in the same way as the e-Citizens system.The instructions are published on the eVisitor website and are also submitted to the system of tourist boards, and are available at linklast_img read more

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Phones4U founder Caudwell to finance £150m Mayfair resi site purchase

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