This past Sunday night, Tom Hamilton brought along his American Babies for what turned out to be a rocker of a Dead & Company after-party at Boulder, CO’s The Fox Theatre, with some great special guests keeping the place electrified for a night of music.Grahame Lesh and his Midnight North cohorts played a solid opening set of original Americana rock tunes, which included their own “Phoenix Motel” from Scarlet Skies, and a cover of Crosby, Stills, and Nash‘s “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” (they will be playing special tribute shows to CSNY at Brooklyn Bowl on July 29th and in San Fran on Aug. 12th). The group invited Hamilton out for a rousing cover of the Grateful Dead‘s “Viola Lee Blues,” and finished the set strong on “The Highway Song,” which featured beautiful vocals from singer Elliott Peck.With a packed house ready to keep the party going, American Babies did not disappoint. Their set began with original Babies songs “Fever Dreams” and “What Does It Mean To Be” from their latest release, An Epic Battle Between Light and Dark, before digging into T-Ham’s back catalog with Brothers Past‘s “Too Late To Call”, which turned the venue into a veritable dance party. If one thing is for certain, the current lineup of Hamilton on lead guitar/vocals, along with guitarist Justin Mazer, drummer Al Smith, acoustic guitarist/vocalist Raina Mullen, and bassist Mark Sosnoskie is a force to be reckoned with and completely locked in at this point in time. Will Trask from Denver-based funk act RunniKine joined the group on this special night for some additional help on percussion.Tom Hamilton Talks Almost Dead, American Babies & An Epic Battle Between Light And DarkAs billed, Hamilton’s fellow Joe Russo’s Almost Dead bandmate Marco Benevento joined the fray on “Old Time Religion” which led into his own “At The Show” from the mad scientist’s 2014 album Swift. Later on in the set, Dead & Co bassist Oteil Burbridge joined the group for a beautiful cover of The Allman Brothers Band‘s “Blue Sky,” which had everyone in the audience elated, and featured a sweet solo from Justin Mazer, along with great interplay between him, Hamilton, and Burbridge.With both Burbridge and Benevento sticking around on stage, the ensemble played an inspired “Eyes of the World” which kept the positive vibes going inside The Fox. A “Deal” encore brought the show to a successful end as everyone made their way out on the streets of Boulder. This was certainly the icing on the cake for what was an epic weekend in Colorado.[all photos courtesy of Joshua Elioseff – Dancer Productions Photography]Setlist: Midnight North at The Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO – 7/3/16One Night Stand – EPRoamin – AllWind & Roses – GLPhoenix Motel – EPSuite: Judy Blue Eyes – AllEveryday – GLViola Lee Blues – All w Tom HThe Highway Song – EPSetlist: Tom Hamilton’s American Babies at The Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO – 7/3/16Fever DreamsWhat Does It Mean To BeToo Late To CallSynth Driver Old Time Religion* >At The Show*^Blue Sky*%#Eyes Of The World*%Encore: Deal*%* with Marco Benevento^ Marco Benevento original (first time played)% with Oteil Burbridge # Allman Brothers original (first time played) Load remaining images
The offshore energy industry is constantly moving forward. Despite challenging times in the industry, there are impressive achievements that require celebration.During the Offshore Energy Opening Gala Dinner and Awards Show in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, held on Monday, 22 October 2017, for the second time Navingo brought the industry together to celebrate some of these successes by presenting three industry awards.The 420 attendees were very curious to find out who the winners of the Offshore Energy Awards would be.The black-tie dinner gala, hosted by Pep Rosenfeld of Boom Chicago, served a culinary dinner and offered sparking musical interludes by Junior Jazz Unlimited a Jazz bigband with young musicians ranging in age from 14 to 18 years old.The evening was officially opened by former Dutch cabinet member and energy activist Diederik Samsom.And the winners are…WINNER BEST INNOVATION IN OFFSHORE ENERGY AWARD: NEXT OCEANNext Ocean offers a new predictive wave motion technology to expand operational boundaries. By scanning sea waves they provide you with information on your ship’s motion minutes in advance. In our view this is an excellent innovation by new kids on the block. The problem of anticipating on (severe) wave conditions impacting operations at sea is a paramount one. The innovation includes analytics to come up with (huge) cost savings, improving safety of operations and realizing better use of assets at sea. It is a nice tool and ‘easy to understand’.It is applicable in a broad part of the spectrum of the Maritime & Offshore domain. The technology promises a lot and is currently proven by a respectable set of customers in this domain. When broadly validated we belief this is really a new innovation ‘in hand’. To prove yourself in this field we highly recommend you to develop an interesting revenue model, but we are sure that within a broad customer base there is absolutely room for this unique ‘Buienradar for waves’.WINNER OFFSHORE ENERGY PUBLIC OUTREACH AWARD: OUR OCEANS CHALLENGEOur Oceans Challenge created a network of companies related to the offshore and maritime industry, knowledge institutes and startup accelerators to address the need for a more sustainable offshore industry. They carefully bridge the challenges that companies and organizations in the offshore energy sector face with committed (yet solution driven) individuals and start-ups. The network of industry partners that Our Oceans Challenge established, offers the possibility to test, improve and accelerate ideas into actions. The integration of ideas in existing businesses or start-ups is stimulated in the yearly organized challenge. Through their online platform and the events they have organized, they have boosted knowledge sharing. Reaching people, with a sustainability softs pot, worldwide. Stimulating cooperation and innovation. It is a clear statement from the Offshore Industry, which will influence the public opinion in a positive way.WINNER OFFSHORE ENERGY YOUNG ENGINEER AWARD: DRIES LAMMENSDries is a great example of an excellent Young Engineer. He was responsible for coming up with a solution to install an export cable for an offshore wind farm through a protected natural reserve. With his team, he developed a machine for cable installation and burial that causes minimal invasion while installing the cable to the required burial depth. Dries was responsible for coming up with the concept, building the machine and then supervising the actual offshore installation.Dries is an exemplar problem solver and team leader and the jury was unanimous in naming him winner of the Young Engineer Award 2017.
David Moyes accused Manchester United of “rank and rotten” defending as the Scot endured a hellish return to Goodison Park. The result and the performances of both sides showed just how much United have regressed under Moyes and how far Everton have come under his successor Roberto Martinez, who has now collected a record 20 league wins since moving to Goodison Park. United tested Tim Howard on just two occasions while Everton out-muscled and outclassed their opponents in midfield. Wayne Rooney had a disappointing afternoon in front of goal while Lukaku caused Jonny Evans and Jones problems throughout. Moyes, surprisingly, thought his team did not play too badly. “We played very well in the first half,” said Moyes, who spent 11 years at Everton before moving to Old Trafford. “We had passed the ball really well, kept the ball but we didn’t have the final pass, the killer through ball that was needed in the final third. “I didn’t think we deserved to go in 2-0 down at half-time, that’s for sure. “We had good play, good control of the game, and we had the bulk of the ball.” Martinez, who became the first Everton boss to do the double over United in 44 years, hailed his team’s performance as “electrifying”. “This was an important win for our fans,” said the Spaniard. “We knew that since the 1969-70 season we had never done the double over United and I think that is when we won the league. “That tells you this group of players is ready to develop. “That performance was full of energy, it was dynamic on the counter attack. I thought we looked electrifying.” Despite the midweek defeat to Crystal Palace, Everton are just one point short of fourth-placed Arsenal with three matches left. Martinez is refusing to get carried away with talk of his team pipping the Gunners to fourth, though. “We have another nine points to fight for,” said Martinez. “We play Manchester City, Southampton, and Hull a week before the cup final. You couldn’t pick a worse three games.” For Moyes the season is over. He now has the unwanted tag of being the man who has failed to take United into the Champions League for the first time in 19 years. As ever, there was an attempt from the Scot to cast a positive light on his team’s woeful season. “I think everybody knows that we are on track to make changes and do some different things,” he said. “We are rebuilding. “I understand it has not been good, I recognise it has not been good, and it needs to be better.” On the pitch it was a grim day for the United boss as his team suffered their 11th defeat of the season. Phil Jones blocked Romelu Lukaku’s shot with his outstretched arm and Leighton Baines converted the resulting spot-kick before Alex Buttner played Kevin Mirallas onside and the Belgian beat David de Gea from a tight angle. Moyes tried to put a positive spin on what was a dreadful defeat, but he did not hold back when giving his assessment of his team’s defending for both goals. “I thought the two goals we conceded today were rank, rotten,” the United boss said. “The (first) goal was a big kick up the pitch, it was nodded down and picked up, and for us to concede a goal like that was terrible. “The second was a better move but we should have defended it much better that we did. “We gave away two terrible goals but prior to that we passed the ball brilliantly well, kept the ball, had great control of the game. “What we couldn’t do is make enough chances, but we had a great control and we got done by two stupid decisions.” Everton strolled to an easy 2-0 win that ended United’s hopes of Champions League qualification with four matches remaining. Moyes was barracked by the home support throughout and one Everton fan even turned up in a Grim Reaper’s costume to poke fun at the United boss from just behind the dugout. Press Association
Press Association Wayne Rooney insists he did not submit a transfer request shortly before Sir Alex Ferguson retired in May 2013. But, in the BBC documentary Wayne Rooney – The Man Behind The Goals, England’s record goalscorer denies formally asking to leave. “I went in to see him and just said, ‘If you are not going to play me, it might be better for me to move on’,” Rooney reveals. “Then, all of a sudden, it was all over the press that I had put a transfer request in, which I never did. “I don’t know what happened and why that came out that way.” While Rooney admits he did not always see eye to eye with Ferguson, he hails the Scot as “the best manager of all time” and says he was the reason behind his move from Everton to Manchester United in 2004. The 29-year-old opens up about the 2006 World Cup in the film, conceding that he was not fit enough after fracturing a metatarsal bone in his right foot six weeks before the tournament. “Before the World Cup in Germany I broke my foot at Chelsea,” Rooney says. “You could feel the excitement building around the World Cup and it was touch and go as to whether I would be fit. And then Sven (-Goran Eriksson) put me in the squad. Rooney had already previously asked to leave Manchester United – in October 2010 before agreeing a new deal – when Ferguson claimed the striker had made it clear he wanted a transfer a second time. He was left out of Ferguson’s final game in charge at Old Trafford and an exit looked likely with Chelsea, Paris St Germain and Bayern Munich reportedly waiting in the wings. “Looking back, if I could have gone back in time, then I probably would have sat out the World Cup. It was a big ask to get fit after six weeks out; I was never going to have that match sharpness.” Rooney was sent off during the quarter-final against Portugal after stamping on Ricardo Carvalho in an incident which featured then-Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo, who pleaded with the referee to show Rooney a red card, insists the pair continued to be friends in the aftermath and even hints at a reunion in the future. “We won every trophy together,” the Real Madrid forward says in the film. “He’s a fantastic boy and he helped me a lot. “It was amazing to play with him. But the future, nobody knows, maybe we will play one day together again.” Also in the documentary, Rooney concedes he was “stupid” for shouting down a TV camera after England were booed off following a goalless draw against Algeria in the 2010 World Cup, while revealing he wooed Coleen with poetry in the early days of their relationship.