Lettuce’s Shady Horns Will Join Umphrey’s McGee For Upcoming Summer Performance

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee has announced that they will once again welcome the Shady Horns, aka Eric “Benny” Bloom on trumpet and Ryan Zoidis on saxophone, at an upcoming performance. The Lettuce horns players will link up with Umphrey’s McGee on August 12th, at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. Brownout Plays Brown Sabbath will be on as support as well.The Shady Horns are no stranger to Umphrey’s McGee, having collaborated with them a handful of times in recent memory. The horn players added some funk to a show in New Orleans, LA earlier this year, and even linked up when Lettuce opened for Umphrey’s on a run of shows last summer.While this is quite the exciting announcement, we know what you really want… a video of The Shady Horns, Lettuce’s Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, and Umphrey’s McGee playing “Sledgehammer.” Listen to the jam below.For fans of the funk, don’t miss Lettuce make their headlining debut on Long Island. It’s coming up on July 8th at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY – find out more information here.last_img read more

Damen Wins 2017 Dutch Logistics Award

first_imgDamen Shipyards Group has won the 2017 Dutch Logistics Award in recognition of the company’s high standards of logistical management and efficiency.Established in 1984, the Dutch Logistics Award is organised by the Netherlands Association of Logistics Management (vLm).Previous winners include renowned industry names such as DAF Trucks, TomTom WORK, Nike, Heineken, and Philips Lighting.“We are extremely proud to have been presented with this prominent award for our work,” commented Jason Bronscheer, Damen’s Director Operations Support. “It is recognition of our strong track record that has been accomplished by a concerted effort from all our employees.”“We have a very future-proof way of thinking; we are utilizing advances in the Internet of Things, and the fields of robot and sensor technology and automation,” added Jason Bronscheer. “In fact, we do everything to make our work processes as efficient and safe as possible.”Furthermore, the company has developed a ‘vessel configurator’ as a tool for sales managers and their clients to configure a vessel with all the various options available.Damen Shipyards Group operates 33 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9,000 people worldwide. The company has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide.last_img read more

Relieved US athletes welcome Olympic postponement

first_imgOlympic champion Katie Ledecky has struggled to find a pool to train in during the coronavirus outbreak“Straight up I’m tired of hearing I’m sorry like my puppy just died,” Lyles wrote on Twitter. “We will overcome this like everything else and then go win the Gold in 2021!”US sprint star Allyson Felix, whose six Olympic golds are the most for any female track and field athlete, said the delay won’t halt her bid for a last share of Games glory.“I am not sure what the future holds, but my goals have not changed,” she wrote in an article posted on Time.com.“I still hope to experience the feeling of standing on that podium in 2021 and I hope my journey to try to get back there will inspire you to keep moving forward.”In a later interview with NBC, Lyles said the safety of athletes was paramount.“The last thing we want is for anybody to get sick,” Lyles told NBC. “I can train for another year, but if the whole world goes through a crisis and everybody gets sick, we won’t have an Olympics at all.”Lyles had already achieved a qualifying standard to compete in Tokyo. But the 22-year-old believes many athletes would have missed out through not being able to train properly had the games gone ahead.“It would have been very hard for a lot of us to even get a qualifying time,” he said.Ledecky described an increasingly fraught hunt for facilities after her regular training pool at Stanford was closed.She went seven days without putting a toe in the water, and finally swam over the weekend in a private pool in someone’s backyard.“At certain points there were times we didn’t know if cancellation was still on the table or if there could be a postponement until the end of this year or some other time,” she told The Washington Post. “It’s good to have clarity now.– ‘Sneaking around’ –Ledecky’s US swimming teammate Nathan Adrian spoke of mixed emotions after learning of the postponement.“Disappointment, obviously, because we’d be training for four years…but then the other side of the coin is relief,” said Adrian, 31, who had been targeting a fourth Olympic Games appearance.Adrian, who underwent surgery for testicular cancer last year, is from Washington state, the initial epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in the US.“My parents are still up there along with my brother and sister. And my parents are in the risk category. I feel guilty if I’m trying to go out and train, sneaking around trying to find a gray area that allows me to get into a pool or lift some weights,” he told NBC. Track and field star Noah Lyles – the reigning 200m world champion – had been denied regular access to a running track. Instead Lyles, who suffers from allergies and asthma, had been forced to train in a Florida park. Lyles and Ledecky’s problems had become all too common for US athletes, who found themselves torn between the need to comply with local regulations restricting non-essential movement while simultaneously sticking to training regimens designed to help them prepare for Tokyo. Lyles had no reservations about the decision to postpone the Games – and vowed to be ready for Tokyo in 2021. – ‘Safety first’ – Read Also: BREAKING: Olympics in Tokyo postponed until next yearOther athletes took a defiant stance, immediately turning their attention to a Tokyo Olympics sometime in 2021.“We train hard. We put our blood, sweat and tears into this,” said Emma Coburn, the 2017 women’s steeplechase world champion. “Our dreams are not cancelled, they are just postponed.”Rai Benjamin, the 400m hurdles silver medalist at last year’s World Championships, acknowledged disappointment in a social media post.“This was THE year. The work, the sacrifice, the determination, but I understand,” Benjamin wrote. “Everyone stay safe and Tokyo we’ll see you soon.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV ShowsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkscenter_img United States athletes welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, exhaling a collective sigh of relief tinged with disappointment as they began to set their sights on 2021. 200m world champion Noah Lyles is already looking forward to a rescheduled Tokyo Olympics The deadly coronavirus pandemic has swept into all 50 states of America, leaving US athletes’ years of carefully choreographed Olympic training plans in tatters. Powerhouse swimmer Katie Ledecky, expected to be one of the stars of the Tokyo Games, had been left without a pool to train in as restrictions in California shut down the Stanford University facilities.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Scolari bans Brazil World Cup 2014 stars from ‘acrobatic sex’

first_imgBrazilian national team manager Luis Felipe Scolari has told the press that he is concerned about his players getting injured in the bedroom.Scolari says he would like his players to keep their sexual activity on the tame side during the lead up to the World Cup:”The players can have normal sex during the World Cup. Usually normal sex is done in a balanced way but some like to perform acrobatics. We will put limits and survey the players.”The former Chelsea boss insists while he is happy for his squad to indulge in a little loving away from the pressures of attempting to win the trophy on home soil, he will be watching out for anything ‘too acrobatic’.This advice seemed like fair, if odd, until Scolari hinted they will be attempting to monitor the players extracurricular activities, which seems as difficult as it is creepy.last_img read more