Umphrey’s McGee Will Webcast Their Three-Night Run In Philadelphia

first_imgProgressive jam masters Umphrey’s McGee are gearing up for a sure-to-be-special three-night run at the Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA, and they want you to be able to experience the rock show from the comforts of your own home. The band have just announced that all three nights will be available for on-demand streaming courtesy of TourGigs. Each show will be available for purchase in HD and with soundboard audio.Each night costs $12.99, or you can purchase a bundle of all three nights for $34.99. All purchasers will be able to re-watch the shows for a full seven days, giving any Umphrey’s fan across the country the opportunity to take place in these shows, at their own leisure. Click here for more info on how to purchase the webcasts.last_img

Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Your Favorite Kelli O’Hara Roles

first_img View Comments The Broadway.com staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.National Kelli O’Hara Day (a.k.a. her birthday on April 16) will be a bittersweet celebration for theater fans this year. The 2015 Broadway.com Star of the Year will depart from her Tony-winning role as Anna in The King and I on April 17 (be sure to check out her exit interview!). It has been a landmark year for the luminous songbird since the Rodgers and Hammerstein revival bowed at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre; however, we loved this Broadway darling since way before her hoop skirt phase (although we’re huge fans of that one too, obvs). Who could forget her roles as Clara in The Light in the Piazza or as Nellie in South Pacific? (Also, fun fact: O’Hara played Alexander Hamilton’s lover Maria Reynolds wayyy before it was cool. You’re welcome.) So which of O’Hara’s roles have been your faves? Broadway.com News Reporter Ryan McPhee kicked off the Kelli-fest with his top 10!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and then click “rearrange list” (or, if you have nothing to rearrange, go right ahead and hit “publish”).STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on Broadway.com!last_img read more

Lane Press, Omya latest to cut workers

first_imgLane Press in South Burlington and Omya in Proctor are the latest Vermont firms to lay off workers. Each stated that the recession has slowed business resulting in a need to reduce payroll.Lane Press laid off 29 in March after laying off 10 in January. This leaves them with about 225 employees. In January, the printer also cut hours and reduced pay for most workers. The company prints high-end glossy magazines, such as college alumni magazines. It stated that clients have been cutting back on frequency of publication, such as going from monthly to bi-monthly, or printing on less expensive paper.Omya said it cut seven workers at its two sites in Vermont and five others in operations outside the state. It employs 63 in Proctor and 145 in Florence. It mines and distributes calcium carbonate as an additive for many products from glossy paper to plastics to antacid tablets.last_img read more

Man’s Best Friend

first_imgI took my 9-month-old puppy for her first mountain bike ride, and for once in her life she was worn out.However, I worried about her the rest of the day, even though every one else in the house was grateful for her unusual tranquility. There was no chewing on the kids’ toys, no wrestling the cat down from her feeding station, no pouncing on the 3-year-old.According to veterinarians, it’s best to ease a dog into being a riding buddy. Just like us, they’ve got to build muscle, stamina, and callused feet. That said, I took Jojo to the woods for the last several months just to get her used to staying with me and being around bikes. I have to admit that chasing an 8-year-old while the 3-year-old whines and then refuses to ride is difficult when being distracted by a hyper puppy who wants to attack and lick the face of every passerby.“JOJO! COME!”“Mamaaaaaa!!! I don’t wanna ride this STUPID bike!”“Mom! Mom! MOM! Did you SEE that jump I just made?“Come on, Wyatt! Pleeeeeease don’t make me carry you, your bike, my bike and the prancing puppy’s leash!”Somehow through all that she figured out she was supposed to stay with us.I streamlined on the next several forays to the woods, leaving behind the bikes and one child. Unlike my last dog, who would wander away and be lost for days, Jojo comes every time I call her, no matter how fast the squirrel was getting away.My next step was taking her running. She stayed with me, and of course outran me, scampering into the woods after every chipmunk. In fact, she ran circles around me as I panted along suffering.A few months ago she was afraid to get into the truck with us. As soon as she associated the truck with going to the woods, it was on. Every time I packed the children up, she would jump in and refuse to get out.It was time to take her on a real ride.She bounded happily along as we took off, knowing immediately that she was to stay with the pack. She repeatedly ran ahead and circled back around as I wondered how much of that she’d be doing by the end of our ride. I was surprised, actually.We avoided the fire roads so as to save her virgin paws as much as possible. She loped joyfully (although I realize it’s difficult to lope without joy) and especially perked up on the rolling parts where she was able to really run. Our energy levels were drastically different by the top of the climb.  I checked her paws, and they looked great. It wouldn’t be a long ride, but even this 45 minutes was further than she had been. I fed her treats and made her rest until we were ready to descend. 1 2 3last_img read more

Fortuna Entertainment records H1 2017 revenue & KPI growth despite enlargement costs

first_img SAZKA faces scrutiny following appointment of Flint Global as National Lottery advisor August 20, 2020 Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Submit Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Per WiderströmPresenting its H1 2017 interim results (period ending 30 June), Eastern European gambling operator Fortuna Entertainment Group has detailed a strong revenue performance combined with KPI gains driven by the growth of sports betting and gaming divisions.Updating the market, Fortuna would record a 40% group revenue increase to €720 million (H1 2016: €511 million), of which €650 million would be contributed by its sports betting and gaming activities.The firm’s significant revenue gains, would see Fortuna governance declare a period gross-win of €100 million, up 20% on corresponding H1 2017’s €80 million. Fortuna governance detailed that its metric gains were a testament of its corporate strategy set against a tough comparative 2016 period featuring UEFA Euro 2016.M&A and integration costs relating to the firm’s acquisitions of Hattrick Sports for €135 million (deal concluded May 2017) combined with the further outright purchase of Fortbet Romania assets for €47 million (March 2017) would impact Fortuna bottom-line.Closing a busy H1 2017, Fortuna governance would declare a period group EBITDA of €7.6 million down 22% on H1 2016’s €9.6 million. The company would declare period net profits of €2.5 millionUpdating investors, Fortuna governance detailed that it has moved to integrate new assets as the company seeks to become the outright leading multi-channel operator for Eastern European markets.Per Widerström, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Fortuna Entertainment Group N.V. Commented on H1 2017 performance“During the first half of the year, the volume of bets accepted by the Group continued to grow rapidly, reaching EUR 720.7m, up 40.9 percent compared to the same period the previous year. This strong growth was the result of solid performances in all traditional markets where Fortuna operates. The recently acquired Hattrick Sports Group Ltd., operating in Romania, Croatia and other countries, also contributed. Our operating profitability, as measured by EBITDA, was mainly influenced by the one-off costs associated with our expansion across the CEE region, coupled with integration into the Group of recently acquired business operations,”last_img read more