The Disco Biscuits Level Up With Video Game-Themed New Year’s Show [Watch]

first_img[Photo: Silky Shots via The Disco Biscuits’ Facebook page] The Disco Biscuits finished off their four-night New Year’s run at New York City’s PlayStation Theatre last night with an expansive video game-themed show. Throughout the show, Aron Magner and Allan Aucoin had samples of classic video game noises from Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Pacman, and more, making for a wonderous New Year’s celebration.To set the mood for the evening, the Disco Biscuits opened up their first set with the Pac Man theme, eventually working the arcade tones into “Caves of the East” and “Basis For A Day”. For their New Year’s countdown, the band used a song from Duck Tales video game—”Moon Board”—to ring in the new year, keeping with the theme of the evening. As per tradition, coming out of their New Year’s countdown, the Biscuits hit “Helicopters”, changing the lyrics to fit the new year celebration.For the second set, the Biscuits opened with the Super Mario theme, using the upbeat melody as a jumpoff point for an extensive jam rife with video game sounds and intense energy. Throughout the second set, the band kept up with the video game tones, using them throughout their classic numbers like “Aceetobee” and a return to “Basis For A Day”.Continuing on their fiery second set, the Biscuits then landed in the Tetris theme, taking on the game’s accelerated speed as they went through the synthy number. To end their stand-out second set, the group transformed the Tetris theme into an inverted “Aquatic Ape” before landing back in “Aceetobee”.For their third set, the band came back with a vengeance with “Little Lai”, weaving the tune in with the percussive Super Mario underworld theme. Recalling Thursday night’s show where the group went into the “Wearing A Towel” midsection of “7-11” into the “Apple Butter Toast” section of “Mindless Dribble”, the Biscuits switched things up, instead moving from “Apple Butter Toast” into “Wearing A Towel” before a triumphant return to “Basis For A Day”. The band then closed things out with “Strobelight & Martinis” into a return to “Helicopters” before their encore of “Frog Legs”.You can watch the performance below (do yourself a favor and please watch this show), courtesy of The Disco Biscuits.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | PlayStation Theater | New York, NY | 12/31/2017I: Pac Man-> Caves of the East-> Basis for a Day-> Duck Tales Moon Board, Helicopters-> Bionic Helix-> And the Ladies Were the Rest of the Night (inverted)-> 42 (ending)II: Super Mario-> Aceetobee-> Basis for a Day-> Tetris-> Aquatic Ape (inverted)-> AceetobeeIII: Little Lai-> Super Mario Underworld Jam-> Little Lai, Mindless Dribble-> 7-11-> Basis for a Day, Strobelights & Martinis-> HelicoptersE: Frog Legslast_img read more

Vermont receives $8.8 million to upgrade public transit fleet

first_imgUS Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), and US Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt) Monday announced that Vermont has been awarded $8.8 million in federal transportation grants for public transit providers across the state to purchase new buses.The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) was awarded $6,392,000 to distribute to transit agencies statewide, and the Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) was awarded its own $2,475,305 grant.The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration under its new State of Good Repair Program. This is a $775 million nationwide account for competitive grants for public transit providers to finance capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase buses and related equipment and to build and rehabilitate bus-related facilities.‘As part of Vermont’s transportation network, public transit provides mobility and accessibility options to Vermont’s commuters, students, and those without cars,’ said Leahy, a member of the Appropriations Committee’s transportation subcommittee. ‘Vermonters’ need for and use of public transit is up. That’s a trend we all want to continue, and these timely capital improvement investments will help meet the demand for quality transit service.’”As Vermonters’ budgets are squeezed by a struggling economy, these funds will provide more choices to people who need to get to work or simply get around town every day. Public transportation like this is essential as we work to break our national addiction on oil and confront a looming climate change crisis,” said Sanders, a member of the Senate transportation subcommittee.Welch said, ‘This is great news for Vermonters who depend on public transportation to get to work, to the shopping mall and to doctor’s appointments. In a rural state like Vermont, a quality public transportation system with minimum environmental impact is essential. This is a sound investment that will benefit Vermonters and the environment for years to come.’Vermont Transportation Secretary David Dill, who heads VTrans, said, ‘Investing in new buses does more than just allow public transit providers to improve the quality of their service, it’s also good for the environment. Modern emissions technology has come a long way in the past few years. As we replace older, gas-guzzling buses with vehicles that are equipped with modern emission-reduction technology, we reduce greenhouse gases and lower the state’s carbon footprint.’CCTA General Manager Chris Cole said, ‘This funding is critical for CCTA, allowing us to replace vehicles that are beyond their useful life, with new low emission vehicles that will dramatically reduce by over 90 percent particulate emissions and a 75 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. We are very grateful for this investment in our public transportation system and for the leadership our congressional delegation has demonstrated in supporting this vital public service that reduces our consumption of foreign oil, supports economic development and improves the air quality of our environment.’Source: Congressional delegation. 10.4.2010# # # # #last_img read more

Governor seeks DOAH chief judge applicants

first_imgGovernor seeks DOAH chief judge applicants Governor seeks DOAH chief judge applicants The governor and cabinet, sitting as the Administration Commission, are accepting applications for the position of executive director and chief judge of the Division of Administrative Hearings.The Division includes two primary program areas — Adjudication of Disputes consisting of 78 full time positions with a budget of $8.4 million, and Workers’ Compensation Appeal/Judges of Compensation Claims consisting of 197 full time positions with a budget of $15.8 million.This position manages all of the legal and administrative activities for the division. As such, applicants must have demonstrated executive and administrative management skills and abilities; effective leadership, communication, and presentation skills; knowledge of administrative law procedures and agency rulemaking; excellent writing skills and analytical abilities; and an understanding of budgetary priorities and allocations. Minimum qualifications require membership of The Florida Bar in good standing for the preceding five years. Salary will be set commensurate with the level of skill and experience, but will be within the range of $73,002 — $148,899.24.A selection committee has been appointed by the governor and cabinet to review applicants and recommend five candidates for consideration. The candidate selected by the governor and cabinet must be confirmed by the Senate. Interested persons may apply by accessing and selecting Work for Florida! or go to the following Web address:, and complete the on-line application form and copy and paste a resume in the appropriate field. Applicants must type “DOAH Director” on the first line of the “Recommended By” field in the electronic form. Writing samples are also requested. Documents may be transmitted electronically with the application and resume or five copies of the writing sample may be mailed to Barbara Leighty, Room 1802, The Capitol, Tallahassee 32399-0001.For more information on how to apply, contact Barbara Leighty or Teresa Tinker at (850) 487-1884. Applications must be received no later than August 15.center_img July 15, 2003 Regular Newslast_img read more

Two More Sovcomflot Tankers Wrap Up NSR Voyages

first_imgTwo large-capacity Sovcomflot tankers using cleaner-burning LNG as a primary fuel, Mendeleev Prospect and Lomonosov Prospect, have completed voyages eastbound along the Northern Sea Route (NSR).Lomonosov Prospect reached Cape Dezhnev, the easternmost end of the NSR, on October 16, 2019, while Mendeleev Prospect arrived at the same destination three days later, on October 19. Both vessels, bound for China with a cargo of crude oil from the Port of Primorsk, have crossed the full length of the NSR using only cleaner-burning fuel, according to SCF.The units completed their respective voyages from Cape Zhelaniya to Cape Dezhnev in just over 7 days, covering the distance of more than 2,000 nautical miles. With favourable ice conditions along the entire route and precise route planning, both vessels travelled the entire length of the NSR without icebreaker escort.“It is gratifying to emphasize that there is an ongoing demand for cargo transit along the Northern Sea Route during the period of summer navigation. Using LNG fuel allows for a significant reduction of the tanker’s emission footprint, which is critical given the fragility of the Arctic ecosystem,” Igor Tonkovidov, CEO of Sovcomflot, said.“The transit voyage from Cape Zhelaniya to Cape Dezhnev went smoothly. While in passage along the high-latitude route, the tanker ran exclusively on LNG. The tanker fuel system and other components have proved to be highly reliable,” Mark Lyudnik, the Master of Mendeleev Prospect, added.Sovcomflot is steadily introducing LNG as a fuel for large-capacity cargo shipping in the Arctic. In October 2018, Lomonosov Prospect crossed the NSR westbound, testing the operation of the ship engines and controls of the fuel systems using LNG during the voyage. In 2019, three of Sovcomflot’s LNG-fuelled tankers crossed the NSR eastbound and one such tanker westbound.The company currently has six LNG-fuelled oil tankers in operation, all delivered in 2018-2019.last_img read more

Match became a ‘circus’ – O’Connor

first_imgLeinster head coach Matt O’Connor was pleased his side were able to negotiate the “circus” of a red card, penalty tries and uncontested scrums during their 36-3 Heineken Cup victory at home to the Ospreys. Press Association The Pool One winners picked up two penalty tries during the round-six clash at the RDS as the 14-man Ospreys, hampered by second row Ian Evans’ red card in the 20th minute, suffered their fifth European defeat of the season. Man-of-the-match Cian Healy and replacements Jordi Murphy and Isaac Boss also touched down for Leinster, whose hopes of gaining a home draw in the quarter-finals hinge on other pool results over the weekend. “The result did (go the way we wanted). There wasn’t too much disappointment about the performance. Once the red card was given it turned into a little bit of a circus,” O’Connor said. “The circus didn’t impact on our ability to score tries, but it certainly changed the intensity of the contest and took away a bit of the structure we were trying to bring into the game, but you can’t do much about that.” The “circus” centred around Evans’ dismissal by referee Romain Poite for stamping on the head of a grounded Mike McCarthy during a first-half Ospreys maul. O’Connor’s side had a short build-up to this game, having beaten Castres away last Sunday, and the Australian said the gap between rounds five and six was tough on his charges. “There was a red card, there were uncontested scrums, there was 14 blokes on the field, there were the penalty tries,” he said. “It was all over the show, but I think the scheduling of it has to be looked at. “The five-day turnaround doesn’t help in relation to professional athletes performing and preparing as well as they can for a game of that magnitude.” Before the Ospreys encounter, Leinster would have faced Toulouse away at the quarter-final stage. O’Connor said he would not be too thrilled going to Toulouse, but will await the rest of the weekend’s European action. He added: “I wouldn’t enjoy it too much. They are a great side. They have great European pedigree and their squad is full of French internationals. It is a tough ask. “They showed that against Saracens at the weekend. They might not be at their best at the moment, but they are still incredibly tough to break down and beat in France.” Ospreys head coach Steve Tandy said Evans’ dismissal was a decisive incident, but was unsure whether French referee Poite made the correct decision. “We’re not sure., like a lot of observers. Perhaps in some ways as a forward pack, we were reckless there in terms of going forward and tried to deal with something,” he said. “It has taken a lot of replays (with the TMO), five or six, to make a decision and I don’t know if it was that clear and obvious. It was clearly a swing in terms of the game and momentum.” The Ospreys, who were level with Leinster at that point at 3-3, fought bravely to keep the hosts at bay and there was a spell of uncontested scrums as they looked to minimise the loss of Evans and injuries to Ryan Jones and hookers Richard Hibbard and Scott Baldwin. “We were (in the game),” Tandy added. “I thought Leinster were dangerous from the off, though, great tempo and they did have us stretched. We were scrambling around, but created a couple of good moments. “We often have those ding-dong moments with Leinster where we hang in there and then as the game goes on they capitalise. And a few injuries as well, what could go wrong, did go wrong. We can’t take away from the fact we were playing a quality side and they put us to the sword.” last_img read more

Imeh, Otu Hold Key to their Teams’ Success in Enugu

first_imgNCC TENNIS LEAGUEJoseph Imeh, at the moment the hottest player on the Nigerian tennis circuit and Thomas Otu, the immediate past national champion, will have to make vital contributions in the NCC Tennis League semifinal tie taking place at the Enugu Sports Club this weekend if their teams are to reach the finals where a jackpot of N7 million awaits the champion team.Imeh and Otu playing from the Blue and White Groups respectively are yet to lose a match in the League after 10 singles matches. They have always contributed two points from the singles and paired a team mate to win the doubles and the mixed doubles. With both players in very good form, tennis followers will have a huge tennis treat when they meet on Saturday Nov. 18 and Sunday Nov. 19.The tie will however be decided by the quality of the backup singles players and the ladies singles. Here, Team Muller’s Emmanuel Idoko who lost to Otu in three sets at the Governor’s Cup in Lagos has a slight edge over Emmanuel Paul, the No.2 player for Team Ndoma–Egba. In the ladies, the expected matchup will be between Ronke Akingbade of Team Muller and Aanu Aiyegbusi of Team Ndoma-Egba.Last year Aiyegbusi, playing for Team Offikwu, recovered from a set and 1-5 down to beat Akingbade, then of Team Leadway, in the decider in Kaduna. Both players obviously have something to prove and the tennis fans who are storming Enugu from all parts of the South East will have a tennis feast in the hands.Organisers have also promised that many spectators will go away with some goodies like smart phones – which will be won through raffle draws, recharge cards and tennis caps.Matches are expected to start at 10 am on both daysShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Women of Troy place third in first tournament

first_imgStrong finishes from the two most experienced members of the No. 1 USC women’s golf team led to a third- place finish at the 2010 Texas A&M Fall Preview.Focused · Senior Lizette Salas was the top finisher for the Women of Troy at the Texas A&M Fall Preview, finishing third with 6-under-par. Salas is one of two starters returning for USC who led the team to a third place finish and only seven strokes behind tournament winner Alabama. – Photo Courtesy of USC Sports InformationThe season-opening tournament, held at the Traditions Golf Club in College Station, Texas — the site of the women’s 2011 NCAA championship tournament — featured a revamped lineup for the Women of Troy, a team that has had to replace three of five starters. With only senior Lizette Salas and sophomore Cyna Rodriguez returning from last year’s NCAA runner-up roster, the Women of Troy needed their three new members to immediately contribute.Their contributions led to a team score of 8-under-par 856 (289-282-285), seven strokes back from No. 4 Alabama at 15-under-par 849 (286-280-283) and six strokes behind No. 16 LSU at 14-under-par 850 (287-283-280).“Obviously, I wish that we could go in and win,” USC coach Andrea Gaston said. “I think it gave us a nice opportunity to acclimate and bring new players into the lineup.”The team was led by three-time All-American Salas, who finished third at 6-under-par 210 (70-70-70). Salas played consistently well throughout the tournament, as evidenced by her consecutive rounds of 70, but perhaps never better than her two birdie, 16-par final round. Her consistency will be counted on by Gaston this year to lead a talented but young roster.One shot behind Salas was junior transfer Lisa McCloskey at 5-under-par 211 (74-70-67), whose final round was the team’s strongest of the tournament. McCloskey’s final round shot her up the leaderboard to a fourth-place finish. The two-time All-American at Pepperdine had a final round of five birdies, 13 pars  and no bogeys in her first tournament for USC. A pair of top-10 finishes is a nice start to the season for the two oldest members of the Women of Troy, who will be counted on to fill the void left by last season’s departures.Freshman Rachel Morris tied for 18th at even-par 216 (73-72-71). Morris improved every round of her collegiate debut and finished with a birdie on the final hole of the tournament.“Rachel played great,” Salas said. “She came in the top 20, which is really good for a first tournament.”Sophomore Cyna Rodriguez slipped after a promising start to the tournament to tie for 30th at 4-over-par 220 (72-74-80). She took a quadruple bogey on the sixth hole of the final round and never quite recovered. Rounding out the Women of Troy was freshman Sophia Popov, also making her collegiate debut. Popov tied for 67th at 12-over-par 228 (75-76-77).Overall, Gaston said she was pleased with the early season performance of the team, especially the new members.“I certainly felt like there were a lot of good things that happened this week,” she said. “But we always come away feeling like we could do better than how we finished.”For the team, that means constant competition for spots as it looks to improve on its third-place finish. With junior Inah Park, also a member of last year’s NCAA runner-up roster looking to return to the competitive roster for the tournament no roster spot is safe. “We’ll continue to work hard and more than anything try and identify any of our weaknesses and try to get better throughout the season,” Gaston said.The Women of Troy resume competitive play Sept. 24 at the Mason Rudolph Women’s Championship at the  Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club in Nashville, Tenn.last_img read more

Nektan sanctions lower priced offload of Respin US asset

first_img London AIM-listed mobile gaming services provider Nektan Plc has offloaded its US-specific mobile casino property ‘Respin’ to private enterprise Alternative Investment Partners, completing a £300,000 cash transaction.Updating the market, Nektan leadership details that it has sold its 57% equity in the US brand, at a lower price than originally anticipated, stating that the firm wishes to halt its ‘stateside cash-burn’.Nektan had previously priced its Respin asset at £2 million cash consideration, with a further £300,000 working capital attachment. However, today’s confirmed transaction sees Nektan leadership settle for a £300,000 cash deal, with Alternative Investment Partners committing to £800,000 in working capital provisions.In its update, Nektan stated that it had settled for a lower transaction due, “to the original proposed purchaser not being able to complete the transaction in the required time period and the new purchaser renegotiating the terms”.In a statement, Nektan CEO Lucy Buckley, said: “We are very excited about this new partnership with AIP who specialise in investing in fast growing technology businesses.“The majority sale of our US subsidiary allows Nektan to retain a material stake in the emerging US market without funding it on an ongosing basis. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Respin as we firmly believe in our US mobile casino product. As previously announced, Respin has steadily been gaining traction in the US, signing deals with some of the biggest land-based casinos in the world and we are excited about the macro trends in the market.“Removal of the cash burn of the US business will allow Nektan to focus on the profitability of its core European business and continue to grow the company globally. Achieving EBITDA break-even during the first half of FY19 was a key milestone for the Company and reaching full-year EBITDA break-even remains a key focus and is on track.” Share StumbleUpon Transformed Nektan eyes ‘break even’ comeback April 1, 2020 Share FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 Nektan offloads white-label B2C unit to Active Win Group January 8, 2020 Submit Related Articleslast_img read more

Joe Pavelski free agency rumors: Veteran center expected to sign three-year deal with Dallas

first_imgAfter 13 years of calling San Jose home, Joe Pavelski is on his way to Dallas.According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the 34-year-old center is expected to sign a three-year contract with an AAV of $7 million. Pavelski led the Sharks with 38 goals and completed his eighth year with at least 60 points last season en route to a Western Conference Finals appearance.  As @TheFourthPeriod reported, it’s believed to be a three-year deal for Pavelski with an AAV around $7M:— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2019A former seventh-round pick by the San Jose, the Plover, WI native will receive the highest AAV of his career and join Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn on the Stars’ roster of high-priced forwards. The reported value of the contract would absorb more than half of Dallas’ available cap space as they look to improve upon a 2018-19 campaign that resulted in a wild card playoff berth, which ended at the hands of the St. Louis Blues in the Westerns Conference Semifinals.NHL free agency tracker 2019: Full list of signings, best available playersThe Sharks decided to put most of their free agency money towards giving Erik Karlsson his eight-year, $92 million contract and with Kevin Lebanc and Timo Meier set to become restricted free agents there wasn’t enough in the budget to keep Pavelski.last_img read more

Illinois loses basketball game, top scorer Ayo Dosunmu in matter of seconds

first_imgOne of the wildest endings of the year— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) February 12, 2020MORE: March Madness bracket previewDosunmu was eventually helped off the floor by team staff, putting no weight on his left leg. Few details on the severity of the injury were available immediately following the contest.Brad Underwood says Ayo Dosunmu is with the medical staff and his family right now in his postgame radio interview.“We’ve had very little contact with him at this point.” #Illini— Gavin Good (@itsallG_O_O_D) February 12, 2020Underwood said on radio they don’t know anything about Ayo’s status yet. But says he’s with his family and the doctors right now. FWIW, Brad’s tone didn’t sound very encouraging. Praised the quality of medical staff at Illinois.— Dave Wischnowsky (@wischlist) February 12, 2020Dosunmu, a 6-5 sophomore, is Illinois’ engine, averaging almost 16 points per game this season. He scored 17 in the loss to the Spartans to go along with nine rebounds. That’s when a series of disastrous events struck the hosts.First, Illinois allowed a putback dunk with that gave Michigan State a one-point edge with 6.6 seconds left. Then, leading scorer Ayo Dosunmu suffered a scary leg injury trying to beat the buzzer at the other end. He remained on the floor in pain as time expired and the handshake line began. No. 22 Illinois entered Tuesday’s matchup with Michigan State having lost consecutive games to ranked opponents by single-digits. After trailing the Spartans by 17 at halftime, though, it appeared prepared to turn a corner.The Fighting Illini roared back to take a 69-68 lead in the waning seconds of regulation on their home floor. They needed one more defensive stop to secure victory.last_img read more