The String Cheese Incident Delivers A “Beautiful” Performance On New Year’s Eve

first_imgLoad remaining images Fans at the first two nights of The String Cheese Incident‘s New Year’s run at Broomfield, CO’s 1STBANK Center witnessed two solid performances, all leading up to the big night. To just say the group delivered would be an understatement. Cheese laid it all out on the table for a three set extravaganza that featured some of the band’s biggest hits, and a few surprises thrown in for good measure.With a packed house ready to ring in the New Year, SCI came out strong with a “San Jose” opener that got things going early on and never let up from there. “Outside and Inside” led into a cover of the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Hot ‘Lanta” before veering its way into the Grateful Dead‘s “Deal” to close out the set.If the first set was good, the second set was straight fire. “Close Your Eyes” saw Kyle Hollingsworth take the lead, and despite playing with a cast on his left hand, it proved to not be as much of a hinderance as you would expect. “Orange Blossom Special” brought the hoedown to the 1STBANK Center, and featured nice work on the violin from Michael Kang. SCI opened things up with “Best Feeling,” as the group sandwiched a cover of The Police‘s “Walking On The Moon” (with Michael Travis on vocals) before making their way back into a serious “Best Feeling” jam. And then “Howard” happened, and it was absolutely glorious, with everyone in the crowd going bonkers.For their New Year’s proper set, the gentlemen of SCI strolled out on stage all decked out in suits and tuxedos, making it a truly formal affair. “Youv’e Got The World” was the song that brought us into 2017, as a Cirque du Soleil style performance ensued, with acrobats streaming down from the rafters, dancing on platforms on the floor, and a huge silver ball opening up to reveal a Merry-Go-Round of performers riding horses. And lots of balloons and confetti!The dark, brooding build to the drop into “Rivertrance” had the crowd foaming at the mouth, as the fan-favorite brought out the tribal vibe that we were all anticipating the entire night, whipping the venue into a complete frenzy. A Keith Moseley-led “Sirens” was a welcome addition to the set, while “Beautiful” closed out the show. It’s one of the best new songs the group has come out with in recent years, and has become a major jam vehicle.For the encore, SCI covered Bob Dylan‘s “The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)” before closing things out with “Sitting On Top Of The World”….which we were all doing on this very special night. Front to back, this show was absolutely stellar, with not one dull moment. It was a masterful performance through and through. The String Cheese Incident was at the top of their game on New Year’s Eve, and when that happens, there is no other place in the world to be.“Walking On The Moon > Best Feeling”:“Just One Story” New Year’s Ball Drop:“Rivertrance”“Sirens > Beautiful”:[all videos courtesy of PhatBeats 420]All photos courtesy of Jake Cudek; see a full gallery below.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | 1STBANK Center | Broomfield, CO | 12/31/16Set 1: San Jose, Song In My Head, MLT, Who Am I, Outside and Inside > Hot ‘Lanta > DealSet 2: Close Your Eyes, Looking Glass > Orange Blossom Special, Get Tight, Best Feeling > Walking On The Moon > Best Feeling, Howard, You’ve Got The WorldSet 3: You’ve Got The World, Just One Story, Don’t It Make You Wanna Dance, Rivertrance, Sirens, BeautifulEncore: The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo), Sitting On Top Of The Worldlast_img read more

Academics’ pension fund to sell DKK1bn of fossil fuel investments

first_imgMP Pension’s new CIO Anders Schelde spoke to IPE about the fund’s investment strategy and how the fund has progressed since striking out on its own in 2015, in this month’s edition of the magazine. The fund’s board of directors has decided to divest of all shares in companies with exposure to oil, coal and tar sands.In 2016, MP Pension resolved to make sure its investment policy supported the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting the increase in average global temperature to two degrees above pre-industrial levels.“This goal requires action by politicians and companies worldwide,” it said. Munch Holst said the pension fund’s analysis showed that the decision to exclude fossil fuel companies would also benefit the fund’s overall long-term return.The pension fund plans to sell all its coal and tar sands exposure by the end of this year, while oil shares will be sold before the end of 2020.“MP Pension already has green investments of DKK3.5bn, and this figure will grow,” it said.A year ago, Denmark’s PKA divested from five Canadian oil companies, meaning it had blacklisted 53 companies involved in fossil fuels in the space of two years.However, it rejected a blanket ban on companies’ involvement in the fossil fuel sector, saying it wanted to know if the firms had long-term plans to be part of the renewable energy sector. Denmark’s MP Pension plans to exclude all fossil fuel-related companies from its investment universe in order to help limit climate change.The DKK114bn (€15.3bn) pension fund for Denmark’s public sector university and secondary school staff said the move would excise 1,000 companies from its investment universe, freeing up more than DKK1bn.Jens Munch Holst, chief executive of MP Pension, said: “Our ambition is to deliver the highest possible returns for our members, based on responsible investments.“Given our stated goal of following the Paris Agreement’s recommendations for a better global climate, we must also take action to realise that goal.”last_img read more

Leising: Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship deadline nears

first_imgOldenburg, In. —  The deadline to apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship is Friday, Nov. 30.Created by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016, the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship establishes 200 scholarships that pay up to $7,500 annually for students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after their college graduation.To qualify, students must either graduate in the highest 20 percent of their high school class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT. To continue earning the scholarship in college, students must earn at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year.Finalists will be chosen by Friday, Jan. 4, and will participate in regional interviews in March. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 5.To access an application, click here.last_img read more

Bruce has sympathy over tickets

first_img Press Association Hull boss Steve Bruce has called for Barclays Premier League officials to act to curb rising ticket prices ahead of his side’s KC Stadium clash with Liverpool on Tuesday. “I know how difficult it is for people here at our club to find the money to bring their two kids to a football match and we have to make sure with all the money washing around we give something back to the fans. “We have to remember the average man in the street because they are the lifeblood of football and I think if the Premier League set certain rules we would all have to abide by them.” Despite a procession of top clubs still to visit the KC Stadium this season, Bruce believes his side have given themselves a fighting chance of survival after Saturday’s potentially priceless 2-0 win at Crystal Palace. And Bruce admitted what pleased him almost as much as the result was the way in which his players rose to the occasion, which could augur well for the nail-biting end-of-season run-in to come. Bruce said: “It’s like playing in a derby game – you forget about playing the game and just get caught up in the occasion and sometimes it can grab hold of you. “I remember my first experience was an FA Cup semi-final and I was hopeless – the occasion got to me and I couldn’t put one foot in front of the other. “You have got to take the pressure off and remember how to play and that’s what pleased me at the weekend – we didn’t look in any trouble and we played without fear.” Bruce has more good news with Mohamed Diame and Andy Robertson pushing to return from injuries which kept them out of the win at Selhurst Park, although David Meyler remains suspended. Visiting fans’ group Spirit of Shankly is organising a boycott of the game in protest at the £50 admission charge, and Bruce echoed his Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers in backing its right to do so. Bruce said: “I feel sorry for the supporters of big clubs who have to dig deep every week and I hope when the new TV money comes into play the Premier League can remember football does belong to supporters. And with striker Dame N’Doye continuing his recent hot streak with both second-half efforts against Palace, Bruce hopes there is still more to come from his £3million man. “Dame has got five goals in eight games which is a terrific return by him at just the right time,” added Bruce. “He usually scores his goals in bunches so let’s hope there are a few more around the corner and he can get the goals that keep us in the division.” last_img read more

Mazda Flips Rotary Engine Shrinks It Down For Range Extender

Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 28, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Source: Electric Vehicle News The compact, single-rotor engine sounds exactly like revived rotary that a Mazda exec is teasing.A new patent from Mazda has the Japanese automaker describing a way to mount a rotary engine on its side for better packaging as an electric vehicle’s range extender. The company registered for the patent in Japan on August 31, 2018, and the Japan Patent Office published it on September 19, 2018.The way Mazda sees it, the Wankel rotary engine‘s compact size is perfect to function as a range-extender. For even better packaging, the company wants to mount the powerplant horizontally under the rear cargo floor. However, an inherent issue with the Wankel is that it requires a small amount of oil injection into the combustion chamber in order to lubricate the spinning rotor. This patent describes what Mazda’s engineers believe is the best way to orient the oil injector for this layout.The engineers create an angled, L-shaped passage for the oil injector (see the figures 31, 31a, 80, 81, and 82 in the image below). From this position, the lubrication shoots down diagonally (figure 88) and covers the entire inner wall (figure 64) of the combustion chamber to grease the corner of the rotor as it moves past.Mazda says that putting the oil injector at the top of the chamber and have it shoot downward would also work. However, this setup would make the powerplant longer vertically, which is what the company is trying to avoid so as to maximize rear cargo space.In March 2018, Martijn ten Brink, Vice President of Sales and Customer Service for Europe, confirmed that the company intended to revive the rotary as an optional range extender for an upcoming vehicle. Like the powerplant described in this patent, ten Brink said the engine had a single-rotor layout and no turbocharger. He indicated the mill would sit as low as possible for a better center of gravity and be “as big as a shoebox.”Source: Japan Patent Office via Ipforce via T’s Media read more