Battle of Hettyweights: Goldside or Farag – Umphrey’s McGee Campaign Trail 2012

first_imgAngie BattFor almost fifteen years Umphrey’s McGee has been entertaining fans with their technical and improvisational music.  But this election year Umphrey’s McGee is offering more than just progressive rock to their fans–they’re offering a chance for change in 2012.  The band’s keyboardist, Joel Cummins, and one of the percussionists, Andy Farag, both announced their campaigns for presidency in today’s election earlier this fall.  Over the course of the campaign trail both candidates have relied on brutal smear campaigns to prove their points.  There is no doubt that Umphrey’s McGee is poking fun at American politics, but the Umphrey’s McGee campaign trail is more than just a silly gesture.  This campaign is encouraging their fans to go out and vote, to get involved in politics despite the flaws in the political system because it us up to Americans to make the change they want to see in this country.Here’s a great Umphrey’s McGee tune for election time:No matter how you fall it shouldn’t bother you at allIt could take more to overcome less in a dayno matter how you break you shouldn’t be the one to take your own opinions as they twist in their own waywhen all she wants is to be left off to the side and counted with the restall she wants is to be spared from voting for a candidate who doesn’t careThough many more have been provided when the only one decided is someone who’s left to waitand any promise worth fulfilling what when only one needs selling isn’t one to leave till lateNo matter how it’s read only so much can be said about subscribing to a point that has no groundNo matter how it feels your speculation isn’t real nothing can be gauged until it comes around And though the end may seem divided every story is two sided but it’s only yours you’ll knowand truth be told if you are willing then that promises fulfilling is what only time could show Total Voters: 18 Joel “Goldside” Cummins (33%, 6 Votes) Goldside/Farag (Split Ticket) (34%, 6 Votes) Andy Farag (33%, 6 Votes) Candidate Profiles & Campaign OverviewAndy FaragAndy Farag, neither conservative nor liberal, claims that if he is elected his administration would seek opportunity for all.  His campaign is based on the solid middle class values of hard work and individual responsibility, family, community and faith.  In Farag’s smear campaign against his opponent, Joel Cummins, Farag raises questions about Cummins’ tax returns and birth certificates.  These attack ads, funded by Americans for a Better America Yesterday, show Farag as a much better option for America’s president than someone who is old like Joel.  But how old is Andy Farag? Reliable biographical information of Farag is hard to find.  However, his supporters would still agree that regardless of his past Farag has what it takes to get America back on beat.Joel “Goldside” CumminsJoel Cummins believes that the American ideals of economic freedom and opportunity need a clear and unapologetic defense.  In his campaign Cummins claims that he will make that defense because he is living these American ideals.  While Cummins’ opponent, Andy Farag, questioned if Cummins is too old to be president, Cummins led a smear campaign against Farag.  Cummins’ supporters, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom but Mostly Prosperity, released commercials claiming that Farag supports the legalization of drugs and does not respect the American flag.  Cummins’ campaign gained many supporters who think that Joel Cummins has the keys to America’s future.Political Stunt and Not True!  Both Candidates Are Still RunningYesterday Umphrey’s McGee released a video of Farag and Cummins running into each other on the campaign trail.  After a few awkward moments Farag suggests that rather than throwing slanderous attack ads at each other, the two candidates should come together to change America.  And then it appeared that Ryan Stastik had put a hit out on the two, which we have confirmed through various sources was not true.  Watch for yourself:Umphreaks still need to unite and vote today.  Which candidate’s message spoke to you the most?Are you Farag or Goldside?Cast Your Vote!Are you for Joel “Goldside” Cummins or Andy Farag for President of Umph Nation? Loading …last_img read more

CTO, CHTA applaud CARICOM decisions on tourism

first_img Jul 2, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… At the recently-concluded Twenty-Eighth Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government, the CTO secretary general, Mr. Hugh Riley delivered a presentation that was prepared in collaboration with the CHTA. The Heads of Government supported the advancement of a series of steps addressing transportation and the facilitation of travel, human resource development, building the creative industries, and the marketing of the Caribbean brand.  They also invited CTO and CHTA to present additional information to address the Region’s competitiveness and financing for the sustainability of tourism. They called for an urgent meeting of the Council for Trade and Development (COTED)-Transportation to address air transport issues in particular, including those related to the tourism sector; and supported the establishment of an interim tourism working group to coordinate with regional public and private sector stakeholder groups, the development of specific solutions which can be advanced in priority areas. The group will comprise representation from the CARICOM Secretariat, the CTO and the CHTA and its mandate includes the preparation of a pilot region-wide public relations and marketing initiative for 2017/2018 for presentation to the Heads at their Thirty-Eighth regular meeting in July. The CARICOM leaders also agreed that public-private sector partnerships, guiding the development and marketing of tourism for the Caribbean, needed to be more effective and requested that the marketing of tourism encompass, in particular, the eco-tourism product of mainland member states of Belize, Guyana and Suriname. The press release said that the CHTA and the CTO firmly believe that tourism was a key driver of socio-economic progress, helping destinations and countries to quickly create jobs and businesses, generate tax revenues and support infrastructure improvements to the benefit of residents and visitor. It is a proven tool to lower unemployment, stimulate indigenous entrepreneurial activity, increase foreign exchange earnings, and grow tax revenues for our treasuries. However, it is a fiercely competitive business, and we are facing the stark reality that we must find ways of maximising the collective strength of the Caribbean, if any and all of us are to truly succeed.The support of the leaders is a progressive and positive move and a welcomed commitment towards furthering the development of our people, so that they can take full advantage of the employment, career and entrepreneurial opportunities available through the region’s largest industry. The organisations expressed gratitude to the Heads of Government for placing tourism on their agenda. “We are particularly appreciative to Prime Minister Perry Christie of The Bahamas, who has responsibility for tourism in the CARICOM quasi-Cabinet, Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe and Minister of Foreign Affairs Fred Mitchell for advancing the proposed initiative at the meeting,” the release said. Mar 18, 2020 Grenada’s Tourism Minister Adds Voice to Calls for… Jun 29, 2020 OPINION – The future economy of the Caribbean From left: Hugh Riley, CTO secretary general; The Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell; CHTA president Karolin Troubetzkoy; and CHTA CEO and Director General Frank Comito. (Photo via CTO) Two Regional tourism organisations have  applauded Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government for taking the lead in recognising the critical contribution of tourism to the economies of member countries and for their commitment to advancing a regional tourism agenda. The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), the umbrella private sector organisation, signalled their appreciation in a  press release issued on Tuesday 21 February. URGENT: Zika webinar at 11 o’clock today The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) in collaboration with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) will host a webinar this morning at 11 o’clock (Eastern Standard Time) on mitigating the impact of the Zika virus on the Caribbean. Prevention and control measures…January 28, 2016In “Anguilla”Panel assembled for State of Tourism Industry Conference   (BRIDGETOWN, Barbados)  – A panel comprising Caribbean leaders and captains of industry has been assembled for next week’s Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) where they will discuss the vision for tourism. Premier Dr. Rufus Ewing of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the…October 15, 2015In “Barbados”CTO calls for Open Skies policy at Caribbean airports(BRIDGETOWN, Barbados) – Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) Hugh Riley has urged regional authorities to institute an Open Skies policy and wherever possible to eliminate secondary screening at Caribbean airports. Mr. Riley argues that while an Open Skies policy would allow regional carriers to take unlimited flights to…September 29, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Feb 14, 2020 Coronavirus Will Cost Global Tourism at Least $1.2 trillion You may be interested in… CARICOM Heads to tackle wide-ranging agenda at Barbados… last_img read more

European banks’ office take-up down by 80% in the first quarter

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Sanmar Hands Over M/T BAUS

first_imgSanmar, Turkey’s pioneering tugboat building specialist, has delivered the ASD tug ‘Baus’ to the Norwegian owner Buksér og Berging AS.Baus is the sixteenth vessel of the builder’s popular Ulupinar Class ASD tug series designed by Robert Allan Limited of Vancouver, Canada, but with a number of changes to meet the owner/operator’s requirements and/or stringent Norwegian regulations regarding crew accommodation.Increasing the beam by a mere 40cm has allowed the inclusion of bigger engines (and increasing the static bollard pull to 55 tonnes and the free-running speed to 12.5 knots) and allows an improved layout to the living quarters.The new model measures 24.40m x 9.55m beam with a draft aft of 4.75m, Baus is powered by a pair of Caterpillar 3512 main diesels, each developing 1,500kW at 1,600 rev/min. These turn Rolls Royce stern mounted US 205FP Z-drives in conventional ASD configuration with propeller diameters of 2,200mm. The vessel’s electrical needs are supplied by a pair of Caterpillar C4.4 generator sets each of 86kW.Below main deck the forward accommodation area has been extended aft by two frames to provide two twin berth cabins and separate WC and shower compartments. On main deck there are single cabins for captain and chief engineer and amongst other changes from the slightly less beamy version is an entirely separate galley and mess room arrangement.Other changes and improvements over earlier versions include a full FiFi1 external fire-fighting system, Karmoy hydraulic winches fore and aft driven via main engine PTO and increased wheelhouse foot print with access both sides.Sanmar also claims that a new skeg design has benefited the tug’s manoeuvrability, allowing the vessel an escort capacity of more than 40 tonnes at 8 knots. [mappress]sanmar, March 18, 2014last_img read more

Jeremy Johnson named Auburn starting QB

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-18:93b664727517ec029e2cf93 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-776986-3751660648001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.AUBURN, Ala (KTHV) – Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn announcing this morning that Jeremy Johnson will start against the hogs this Saturday.This is the biggest start of Johnson’s career, but just how long he will stay in the game is undetermined. Malzhan said Nick Marshall will play against the Hogs. Malzahn gave us his scouting report on the Hogs. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more