Chris Kuroda & Phish’s Lighting Team Break Down Their 2017 Rig, YEM Vocal Jam Secrets [Podcast]

first_imgWith a landmark year of Phish now in the books, one of the most talked-about subjects in the Phish Universe has been the band’s new light rig. After using a setup with fixed spotlights and a mechanically-manipulated multi-part LED screen, Lighting Designer/Director Chris Kuroda and his team broke out an entirely different rig in 2017. They nixed the screens, and devised a new design that put smaller sections of the rig on individual sets of ropes with pulleys, allowing them to shift formations, create marionette-style dynamic paths, and more. The new lights have been a huge hit with fans, many of whom feel that this iteration of the rig is Phish’s best ever.In a newly-released interview with The Light Side podcast, hosted as always by experienced lighting designer and experienced audio engineer Luke Stratton (Dopapod, Thievery Corporation), Chris Kuroda and his team–including Associate Designer and Programmer Andrew Giffin, and Lighting Crew Chief Terry Smith–dig deep into the inner workings of Phish’s light rig. Recorded at Front-of-House and backstage inside Madison Square Garden during the band’s historic 13 night Baker’s Dozen residency, the new podcast interview delves into Gif and Terry’s “origin stories,” the inner workings of programming the lighting and automation systems for the light rig, and Kuroda’s secret tricks for lighting the “You Enjoy Myself” vocal jam, a particularly Phish-y segment where he is known to do some of his most mesmerizing work. The new segment is the second part of the two-part interview conducted this past summer (Listen to part 1 here).The Light Side is available at lukestrattondesigns.com/thelightside and on iTunes, Google Play, and Sound Cloud.You can listen to Part 2 of The Light Side’s two-part interview with Phish’s lighting crew below via The Light Side’s SoundCloud page:You can also revisit the first part of the interview here:[Cover Photo via The Light Side]last_img read more

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Basketball: 14 D’Tigress for 2020 Olympics qualification tournament

first_imgRelatedPosts D’Tigers, D’Tigress await 2020 Olympics foes D’Tigers, D’Tigress can win an Olympic medal — Kida Two Air Warriors players to attend 2020 Olympics, courtesy of Minister D’Tigress head coach, Otis Hughley, has called up 14 players for the last phase of the 2020 Olympics Qualification Tournament billed for Belgrade between February 6 and 9, 2020. Louisville University guard, Elizabeth Balogun, who was not released by her school for the pre-OQT, got another invitation from D’Tigress handler alongside Nigeria-based Musa Murjanantu, who emerged as the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League Most Valuable Player after guiding Air Warriors of Abuja to their first ever league title. Virtus Eirene of Italy small forward, Ifunanya Ibekwe, Promise Amukamara (Charnay Basket Bourgogne SUD, Frace), Sarah Imovbioh (Basket Namur Capitale, Belgium) and Spain-based Elo Edeferioka, who plies her trade with CB Vigo, have also earned a recall. Others include point-guard, Upe Atosu, currently studying and playing for Butler University in the United States of America. Pallas Kunaiyi Akpannah may be on course to continue building her fledging national team career after debuting for Nigeria at the pre-qualifiers in Maputo, Mozambique in November, while usual suspects Ezinne Kalu, Evelyn Akhator, Aisha Balarabe and team captain, Adaora Elonu, have all been included in the 14 man list. Nigeria is grouped alongside host Serbia, World Champions USA and Mozambique with two Olympics tickets on offer.Tags: D’TigressElo EdeferiokaIfunanya IbekweOtis Hughleylast_img read more

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Cash-focused Gamesys sanctions £40m debt repayment

first_img Share Related Articles Enlarged Gamesys returns to UK growth eyeing FTSE250 spot  March 17, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Gamesys halts UK advertising during lockdown April 23, 2020 Affiliate leaders confirmed for CasinoBeats Malta 2020 February 21, 2020 Gamesys Group Plc has sanctioned a £40 million repayment of its GBP corporate debt to rebalance the firm’s accounts and allow for stronger cash generation. The approved transaction sees Gamesys lower its long-term GBP corporate debt by 15%, resulting in an outstanding debt reduction of 7% for its combined GBP and EURO tranches.Gamesys governance underlined that the significant debt repayment forms part of the operator’s long-term strategy, delivering a better cash-generating enterprise for its investors. In its latest trading statement, Gamesys reported that its corporate net debt figure stood at £485 million, reflecting a net leverage ratio of 3x versus company EBITDA.“As we’ve stated previously, a key strategic goal for the board is to have our long-term leverage ratio in-line with our peers, which is currently in the range of one to two times adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation,” said CFO Keith Laslop. “Our significant cash generation allows us to rapidly de-lever and today’s paydown is an important first step in attaining that goal.”Gamesys is set to publish its full-year earnings results on Tuesday 17 March. Closing January trading, Gamesys issued a trading notice detailing confidence that the firm’s earnings would reflect the upper end of market expectations.last_img read more

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Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder Wrote A Congratulatory Letter To TCU QB Trevone Boykin

first_imgBill Snyder featured with his headset on.WACO, TX – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Bill Snyder of the Kansas State Wildcats during a game against the Baylor Bears at Floyd Casey Stadium on November 17, 2012 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)This past Saturday, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin led his team to an incredible come-from-behind victory against Kansas State, rallying the Horned Frogs from an 18-point second-half deficit. Friday, it was revealed by Boykin that Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder went out of his way to congratulate the senior signal-caller on the accomplishment. Yep, you read that correctly.Snyder, as he often does, wrote a congratulatory letter to Boykin following the game. Boykin posted a photo of the note to Twitter:I have so much respect for Coach Snyder and his Kansas st football team! #LivingLegend pic.twitter.com/An0ANnJgME— Trevone BoyKING (@OGcURIOUSDEUCE) October 16, 2015Last week, Snyder wrote a similar note to Oklahoma State’s kicker after he nailed the game-winner against the Wildcats.Snyder is regarded as one of the classiest coaches in college football, so this doesn’t come as a surprise. Well done, yet again.last_img read more

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Report: Cleveland Cavaliers Fire Head Coach David Blatt

first_imgLeBron James is surrounded by reporters discussing Ben Simmons.LeBron James Ben SimmonsUpdate: Wojnarowski is also reporting that Cleveland’s next head coach will be assistant Tyronn Lue. Lue and the team have already agree to a multi-year deal.Assistant Ty Lue has agreed to a multi-year deal as new Cavaliers head coach, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 22, 2016Earlier: Despite posting a 30-11 record and currently holding the No. 1 seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, it’s been reported by Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach David Blatt. Blatt, who posted a 53-29 record with the team last year, lasted just a season and a half in Cleveland.ESPN’s Brian Windhorst added that there’s been “unrest” in Cleveland’s locker room.Cleveland has fired coach David Blatt, sources tell Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) January 22, 2016The Cavs have fired coach David Blatt, sources confirm. First reported by Yahoo— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) January 22, 2016Despite positive comments publicly, there had been unrest growing in Cavs locker room. Frankly, it had been there since almost day one.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) January 22, 2016Despite up and downs, Blatt has had one ardent supporter in Cavs organization and that was owner Dan Gilbert.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) January 22, 2016LeBron James was informed of the decision to fire David Blatt today, he was not consulted on decision sources said— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) January 22, 2016James’ fondness for Ty Lue and his desire to be coached by a former player were well known in the organization. As were issues with Blatt— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) January 22, 2016Blatt, who came over from Maccabi Tel Aviv ahead of the 2014-2015 season, posted a regular season record of 83-40 in his time in Cleveland.last_img read more

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TMC forms cell to win over Hindispeaking voters

first_imgKolkata: The Trinamool Congress has formed a cell to win the votes of the Hindi-speaking people in the state. A sizeable number of Hindi-speaking people in the state may potentially be BJP voters.In a calculated move to create a dent in the BJP’s vote bank, the Trinamool Congress has constituted the cell, which will convince people and turn their votes in Trinamool Congress’s favour. Former Trinamool Congress MLA Dinesh Bajaj has been made the chief advisor of the newly constituted Hindi cell. It was learnt that the new committee is going to organise an outreach programme ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersChief Minister Mamata Banerjee may attend the Holi function and Kavi Sammelan of Marwaris in the Nazrul Mancha on Tuesday. Earlier, Banerjee addressed the conferences of Hindi-speaking people on various occasions. It was learnt that the Chief Minister may read out some of her poems when she will attend the Kavi Sammelan. Mayor Firhad Hakim and some other party leaders may also attend the programme. Some people however are not ready to accept it as a move by Trinamool Congress’ to win votes. They said the Chief Minister Banerjee attend all the programmes organised by various community in the city. “Our Chief Minister has already won the hearts of various communities in the state through her works,” a senior Trinamool Congress leader said. The members of the Hindi cell committee have started sending out invitations to community members after the Chief Minister had reportedly agreed to attend the programme.last_img read more

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Maurizio Sarri buys time with unexpected topfour finish

first_imgLondon: After a turbulent first season at Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri goes into Thursday’s Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt savouring some much-needed breathing space. Sarri has spent most of the campaign engaged in a struggle to win over his sceptical players and fans. At one stage, it appeared the Chelsea manager was fighting a losing battle as a miserable run of results sparked reports he was on the verge of the sack. Amid reports that Chelsea’s stars were sick of Sarri’s inflexible game-plan, monotonous training sessions and habit of criticising them through the media, the nadir came in February when Blues goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted during the League Cup final defeat against Manchester City. Sarri has side-stepped one crisis after another just deftly enough that he has emerged from a bleak winter with his prospects of avoiding the axe looking brighter after Chelsea secured a top four finish in the Premier League last weekend. With a place in next season’s Champions League sealed with a game to spare, Chelsea can turn their attention to winning the first trophy of Sarri’s reign. A 1-1 draw in the semi-final first leg away to Eintracht has put Chelsea in a good position for the return leg at Stamford Bridge. Winning the final, against Arsenal or Valencia in Baku, would strengthen the Italian’s hopes of convincing the Chelsea hierarchy he deserves more time to impose his philosophy on a squad that has so far been unable, or unwilling, to adapt to ‘Sarri-ball’. There remain doubts in some quarters about Sarri’s ability to make his tactics work in the Premier League after the former Napoli manager’s troubled year. Chelsea supporters are still under-whelmed by Sarri, despite their team’s qualification for the Champions League, which is worth at least an estimated? 35 million. At half time of Sunday’s game against Watford they responded to a turgid display with jeers — the discordant soundtrack to Sarri’s woes.last_img read more

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Algeria Distorts Inaccurately Translates Kerrys Speech on Presidential Election

first_imgFez- Two days after US Secretary of State, John Kerry‘s visit to Algeria, Washington issued a communiqué saying that Kerry’s statement at the opening of the US-Algeria Dialogue during his first visit to Algeria earlier this week was distorted. Following the speech delivered by John Kerry, Algeria’s official news agency released a report in which it stated that the United States “expresses its satisfaction with the electoral process in Algeria.”But the US State Department was quick in issuing a communiqué in which it denied that Kerry made such a statement, adding that his speech was distorted and inaccurately translated, which gives the impression that the United States endorse the electoral process and prejudges the transparency of the presidential elections. “There has been some erroneous reporting on Secretary Kerry’s remarks at the Opening Plenary Session. You have the full English transcript of what Secretary Kerry said. However, we would like to provide for you the State Department’s French translation of Secretary Kerry’s statement that is being incorrectly reported,” said the statement of US State Department,” said the communique.  The US State Department pointed out that Kerry’s original statement that has been inaccurately translated is: “Lastly, you have an election coming up here in Algeria two weeks from now. We look forward to elections that are transparent and in line with international standards, and the United States will work with the president that the people of Algeria choose in order to bring about the future that Algeria and its neighbors deserve.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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