Gov’t Mule Welcomes Bruce Willis And More For 2000th Show In Central Park [Photos/Videos]

first_imgLast night, Gov’t Mule kicked off their “Come What May Tour 2017” (and the SummerStage season) with a performance at the beloved venue in the heart of New York City’s Central Park along with The Chris Robinson Brotherhood. While the show was already notable as the de facto start to a busy summer for the band and the venue, those facts pale in comparison to the true significance of the evening: Gov’t Mule’s 2000th show.While the impressive milestone was acknowledged only briefly by guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes during the performance, the band came out swinging with a pack of surprises up their sleeves. On this sweltering May night in the Park, Haynes, drummer Matt Abts, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Danny Louis, and bassist Jorgen Carlsson affirmed what they had proven time and time again over their previous 1999 shows: that the Mule is one of the most electric live rock bands on the road today.The set featured a healthy helping of songs from the band’s upcoming studio album, Revolution Come… Revolution Go, including “Stone Cold Rage” (featuring percussionist Bobby Allende) and “Revolution Come… Revolution Go.” The show also featured the live debuts of “Sarah, Surrender,” (with Allende and background vocalists Jasmine Muhammad and Lauren Dawson), road-weary lament “Traveling Tune” (with Allende), and anthemic power ballad “Dreams & Songs” (with Muhammad and Dawson).By the time the band kicked into “Game Face,” they were fully locked in, taking the Dose track on an improvisational ride that touched on The Beatles‘ “Norwegian Wood,” Weather Report‘s “Birdland,” and the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Mountain Jam” before returning the the song’s main theme. The teases continued with “Time To Confess,” as Warren infused the 2002 original with bits and pieces of the Grateful Dead‘s “Shakedown Street” and Paul McCartney‘s “Band on the Run.”After informing the audience that the band had a blues itch that needed scratching, Warren welcomed a pair of special guests for a run through blues standard “Key to the Highway”: CRB guitarist Neal Casal and A-list movie star Bruce Willis, who offered up some skilled harmonica accompaniment (as he has been known to do from time to time). The red-hot “Key to the Highway” proved to be one of the most memorable moments on an evening rich in notable highlights. You can watch fan-shot video of Bruce Willis and Neal Casal’s sit-in on “Key To The Highway” below, courtesy of YouTube user Sean Roche:Riding high on the energy of the star-studded blues romp, the band dug in on the new album’s gritty title track before welcoming frequent collaborator Steve Elson to add some sax to the set’s final two numbers: a run through Billy Cobham jazzy 1973 tune “Stratus” and fan-favorite original “Mule.” The evening ended with the emotionally weighty live debut of “Dreams & Songs,” a towering yet touching anthem that fit perfectly in the encore slot. You can watch videos of “Revolution Come… Revolution Go,” “Stratus,” and “Dreams & Songs” below, courtesy of YouTube user Sean Roche: Photo: Andrew O’Brein Warren has spent much of the last couple years leading a variety of projects, paying tribute to legends of old and dreaming up new ways to educate the masses about their musical heritage. However, in a recent conversation with the veteran guitarist, he assured us that the next year or so “is all about the Mule.” With a great crop of new material and a renewed focus on the band, Gov’t Mule is not to be missed as they make their way around the country this summer.For a full list of upcoming dates, or to purchase tickets, head to Gov’t Mule’s website.SETLIST: Gov’t Mule | Central Park SummerStage | New York, NY | 5/17/2017 1 Set:World Boss Brand New AngelAbout To RageRocking HorseBirth Of The MuleWhisper In Your Soul >Stone Cold Rage (with Bobby Allende)Sarah, Surrender (with Bobby Allende, Jasmine Muhammad & Lauren Dawson; First Time Played)Traveling Tune (with Bobby Allende; First Time Played)Forsaken SaviorGame Face (with Norwegian Wood, Birdland & Mountain Jam teases)Banks Of The Deep EndTime To Confess (with Shakedown Street & Band On The Run teases)Key To The Highway (with Bruce Willis & Neal Casal)Revolution Come, Revolution GoStratus (with Bobby Allende & Steve Elson)Mule (with Bobby Allende & Steve Elson)Encore:Dreams & Songs (with Jasmine Muhammad & Lauren Dawson, First Time Played)[Cover Photo via Andrew O’Brien][Video h/t – JamBuzz]Gov’t Mule (2000th Show) | Central Park SummerStage | New York, NY | 5/17/17 | Photos by Andrew O’Briencenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img

UPDATE: Oceanteam chairman quits. Accuses ex-CFO, MD of fraud

first_img“By feigning ignorance of the fraudulent activities despite being ultimately responsible for all financial regulation, Mr. Skulstad has colluded and connived to enable Mr. van Doorn to perpetuate a massive procurement fraud,” Halbesma said.He added: “The CEO, the board and I as the chairman, have done all that we possibly can to bring the company to its present sound and healthy situation despite the indisputable damage that has been caused by the few, however, to allow Oceanteam to grow and evolve without slur or mistrust.”“We have identified the most critical forces that have been trying to undermine this beautiful company, As said I now create room for a new leadership that will be able to draft the future of Oceanteam.”“I understand that I best serve all of the stakeholders by relinquishing my position on the board of company; a company that I have made a deep financial and emotional investment in maintaining.“With this in mind, I now offer my resignation as chairman of the board of Oceanteam with immediate effect. However, where needed, I offer to remain available in the role of ‘close advisor’ until the end of 2018 in order to enable a smooth and viable transition for all concerned.” Haico Halbesma, who resigned last week, in February said that Oceanteam found out that Emporos Offshore Ltd, based in Singapore, turned out to be 100% owned, through a Dutch entity named Bovando BV, by the managing director of OceanTeam Solutions division – Lex van Doorn.“Once this was examined further, it became clear that a substantial amount of time and resources were being charged and it was of such a scale that we decided to suspend Lex van Doorn as a director and engage a forensic accountancy team to go through all related party transactions again independently,” the younger Halbesma said.Haico Halbesma also said that immediately following the suspension of Lex van Doorn, “his brother, Mr Jan van Doorn, who had worked as a technical manager at Oceanteam Solutions since 2013, resigned and started working for the Dutch Steel Fabricators group of companies.”“At present, we have reason to believe that this new company has infringed on our intellectual property, with regard to one of our technological applications. As a consequence we will be seeking legal redress,” Haico Halbesma said in February.Van Doorn, Skulstad deny allegationsIn an email sent to Offshore Energy Today, Lex van Doorn, has deemed the Halbesmas’ accusations as “libel and slander,” which affect “my name and good honor and will have cost impact on my future.”He said these allegations were unlawful and not based on facts and it is not determined that Van Doorn committed any fraud.Van Doorn said his lawyers “have done criminal proceedings against Oceanteam and Halbesma for libel, defamation, insulting language, damage and all offenses that may be considered relevant.”We have asked Lex van Doorn to provide more details into the allegations. We will update the article, or run a separate one, when and if we get a response from Lex van Doorn.Torbjørn Skulstad, former CEO also accused of committing fraud by Hessel Halbesma family, told Offshore Energy Today: “Mr. Halbesma is coming with false accusations. From public information, Mr. Halbesma is under investigation from Bergen Tingrett for enrichment of himself on Oceanteam’s behalf.”Offshore Energy Today Staff The article has been updated on April 3, 2018, to include responses from Lex van Doorn, and Torbjørn Skulstad who deny allegations made by Hessel Halbesma.Hessel Halbesma, Chairman of Dutch-Norwegian offshore vessel owner Oceanteam, has offered his resignation “to mitigate against further repercussion against the company and to diffuse the misinformation that is circulating currently.”He follows the steps of his son Haico Halbesma who resigned from the CEO position of the company only a week ago after having led the company since 2005. Haico Halbesma also resigned for similar reasons as his father.The two have reportedly been accused of “skimming-off money” by former CFO Torbjorn Skulstad and minor shareholder Roger Nymo. The Halbesma duo has denied any wrongdoing.In a lengthy letter released on Thursday, Hessel Halbesma accused former CFO Skulstad of colluding with Lex van Doorn – former Managing Director of an Oceanteam business branch – to “perpetuate a massive procurement fraud.”Halbesma also revealed a part of a yet to be published forensic investigation report. According to Hessel Halbesma, the report “due to be published” reveals that Lex van Doorn (former MD Oceanteam Solutions) has undertaken a “sophisticated procurement fraud for many millions of euro’s (sic) during the period 2013 to 2016.”Halbesma also said, citing the forensic report, that company procedures and internal controls within Oceanteam, under the direct responsibility of our CFO at that time, had been blatantly disregarded, and that Skulstad read more

Wellington Police Notes: August 17, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes Monday, August 17, 2015•3:48 a.m. Charles D. Sisson, 55, Mayfield, was arrested, charged and confined with driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test and defective taillight.•11:09 a.m. Steven P. Drake, 26, Wellington was arrested and confined on a city of Wellington warrant for failure to appear on charges of criminal trespass and battery.•2:23 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 2000 block E. 7th, Wellington.•3:40 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.last_img

QPR round-up: New signing, exits close, Stoke City man eyed, winger offer considered

first_imgWest London Sport recently revealed that Tjaronn Chery, Sandro, and Sebastian Polter were on the way out of QPR – and on Monday revealed that two of those moves are on the verge of being completed.Sandro is set to finalise a move to Antalyaspor after completing a medical at the Turkish club.And Polter is set to return to his native Germany after a deal was agreed to sell the striker to Union Berlin.Meanwhile, Rangers have signed forward Danny Rowe on a free transfer from Leicester.Embed from Getty ImagesWest London Sport recently revealed that Rowe, who has been given a contract until the end of the season, was on trial with the R’s.Rangers are now looking at another trialist – Stoke City’s Kosovo-born teenage defender Kosovar Sadiki.Both Rowe, 20, and Sadiki, 18, played on Monday for QPR’s development side, who lost 3-1 against Bristol City.Embed from Getty ImagesWest London Sport also recently revealed that Rangers were looking to sign Bristol City winger Luke Freeman and take Brighton’s Kazenga LuaLua on loan.The club are now considering making another offer for Freeman after having one rejected.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

5 Last-Minute Tech Gifts For People You Hate

first_imgjohn paul titlow Related Posts I remember installing Photoshop 2.5 using a series of 3.5 inch floppy disks, inserting them into my PC’s noisy disk drive and waiting for each one to finish crunching through 1.44 megabytes of data. What a pain. All these years later, Adobe is still making some of the most sophisticated design and production software on the planet. If you were to put the Adobe CS6 Master Collection onto floppy disks, you’d need 5,077 of them. That might be a cumbersome task for you, but it’s worth it when you consider what a useless and annoying gift this will make. You can even throw in a USB floppy disk drive to save them the trouble of tracking one down themselves. Oh, and since you probably don’t want to spend $2,400 on somebody you hate, you can always just download the trial version, which will make the whole thing even more obnoxious. Lead photo by jayneandd. Tags:#Adobe#gifts#holidays#QR codes Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 2. QR Code Blanket No offense to the person who worked hard to create this impressively complex tapestry, but QR codes are hideous no matter how skillfully you stitch them together. If you think normal 2D barcodes are cumbersome to scan, try ironing out every lump and wrinkle from a crocheted blanket and hovering over it with your smartphone. 3. Annoy-a-tron 2.0  This isn’t a gift you wrap and hand to somebody in the traditional fashion. Instead, you hide it. Really well. Then it makes irritating sounds and sends the recipient on a maddening hunt to try and find it. It’s tiny and at $11.99, you can afford to buy one for everyone you hate.4. Windows VistaWhether they use it or not, this gift sucks. If they install it, they’ll have nightmares. If they don’t, it’s just a useless box that will sit on their shelf and periodically remind them that you don’t particularly care for them.  5. Adobe Creative Suite 6 – On 5,077 Floppy Diskscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The Internet is awash in gift guides. For every imaginable combination of adjectives and people (or pets, for that matter), there’s a 20-item list of holiday gift suggestions. Those can be quite useful, of course, but what about the people in our lives for whom we are obligated to buy a gift, but may not be overly fond of? That too-chatty coworker. The obnoxious cousin you can’t stand. Your mildly racist uncle. They all need gifts too. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of less-than-desirable tech gifts, even if you’re wrapping up your shopping at the last conceivable minute: 1. Blackberry Storm 2“Merry Christmas, I got you a smartphone!” Sounds exciting. Not if it’s a Blackberry Storm 2, though. When it came out in 2009, RIM’s touchscreen smartphone paled in comparison to Android or iPhone. Today, it looks downright ridiculous. While everybody else is unboxing Apple iPhone 5s and Google Nexus 4s, your not-so-loved one will be embarking on a new relationship with one of the least cool smartphones on the market.    Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img

A dream come true, says Virat Kohli’s brother

first_imgIndian batsman Virat Kohli, who came good against Bangladesh scoring 100 not out, reminded one of his words he spoke a few days ago in New Delhi. On February 6, Kohli had said the biggest challenge India would face during the forthcoming Cricket World Cup will be to ensure that external pressure did not affect their game.”Playing World Cup in itself is a huge pressure. There will be people who would expect us to do well. The biggest challenge will therefore be not to get distracted by that and concentrate at the job on hand,” Kohli had said at a media interaction in New Delhi.On Saturday, Kohli played the knock that put him in the elite club of batsmen, who have scored a ton in their first WC match. Obviously, pressure was the last thing that seemed to be on his mind. Kohli and Sehwag (175) helped India post a mammoth 370 runs in the Mirpur WC opener on Saturday. Kohli got to his 100 off the penultimate ball of the innings securing his spot for the rest of the tournament, one would think.While Indian prays that he continues his good form in the World Cup, his family is also elated at his masterful knock in particular and India’s spectacular show against Bangadesh, against whom India are playing what they call a revenge game.Vikas Kohli, brother of Virat Kohli, told Headlines Today: “I’m feeling proud. It’s a dream come true for him and us. We don’t expect much. Our wishes are with him. He has his goals and he is working on that. Virat has strict instructions about not calling on the day of match. I spoke to him yesterday and wished him luck. We expected he should do well in the first match, and 100 was a bonus.”advertisementlast_img

Joe Hart recognises Manchester City career is finished

first_imgEngland goalkeeper Joe Hart recognises his Manchester City career is over for as long as Pep Guardiola is in charge and he is expecting to see out the season in Serie A with Torino.”I’ve not been sent here to see how I do or see if I improve. I’ve been sent out because I wasn’t wanted,” the 29-year-old told Sky Sports television on Thursday of his loan move to Italy.”I’m not here to prove what I can do, I’m here because I need to look elsewhere and I didn’t have a chance to sort anything permanently.”I want to do as well as I can for Torino and if somebody comes in for me I don’t think Manchester City are going to stand in my way.”Hart said a conversation with Guardiola on his return from Euro 2016 in France left him in no doubt where he stood in the new City manager’s estimation.The goalkeeper made some costly errors in a group stage match against Wales and failed to stop Kolbeinn Sigthorsson’s winner in a shock 2-1 defeat by Iceland that knocked England out in the last 16.The player said at the time that it had not been “his finest hour”.”I came in after the other players because of the Euros and when we first had a conversation he said he had his reservations about me,” added Hart.”I shook his hand, I said it was professionally honest but not what I wanted to hear.”I said I wanted to work for him and see what happens but I got the impression that it wasn’t really going anywhere. I got the feeling I wasn’t going to play,” said Hart.advertisementCity bought Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona, Guardiola’s former club, for an initial 18 million euros ($19.13 million) in July.”The goalkeeper he signed was a good goalkeeper,” said Hart.last_img

10 months agoReal Madrid ace Modric blasts Messi, Ronaldo for Ballon d’Or snub

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid ace Modric blasts Messi, Ronaldo for Ballon d’Or snubby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid ace Luka Modric has hit out at Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Barcelona star Messi and Juventus striker Ronaldo refused to attend Modric’s Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris earlier this month.Asked about the snub, Modric told Sportske Novosti, “I do not know why they did not come. It’s their choice, is it logical? “Obviously, these trophies only matter if they win them. It’s not fair to other players, for those who have voted for them for the last ten years, or for football and fans. “But everyone is free to act as he wishes.” last_img

Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz stepping down

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Starbucks Corp. says Howard Schultz is stepping down as executive chairman later this month of the coffee chain he joined more than 30 years ago.Schultz, who oversaw the transformation of Starbucks into a global chain with more than 28,000 locations, had left the CEO job at the company last year to focus on innovation and social impact projects.The Seattle-based chain says Schultz will have the title of chairman emeritus as of June 26. It says he is writing a book about Starbucks’ social impact efforts.Starbucks said Myron E. “Mike” Ullman would be the new chairman of the board upon Schultz’s retirement.last_img

Israel accepted into global financial watchdog group

first_imgJERUSALEM — Israel says it has been accepted as a member in a global money laundering and terrorism financing watchdog group.The Financial Action Task Force is an intergovernmental group of some 35 countries based in Paris that sets international standards on terror financing and money laundering.Israel says Monday that its acceptance into the group will allow it to take an active role in global policy-making on the issues.In a statement, the FATF said Israel’s “experience and perspective will make a valuable contribution to our work to prevent the misuse of the financial system.”The group has in the past given Israel’s archenemy Iran ultimatums over terrorism funding, warning of deeper economic isolation if it doesn’t comply.The Associated Presslast_img