L4LM Staff Picks: Our Favorite Bust Outs Of 2017

first_imgAs the year comes to a close, it’s time to look back at the wild ride and whirlwind that was 2017. For this series of Live For Live Music staff picks, we’ll be reliving many of the glorious musical moments from the past year. We’ve already taken a look at a select few of the awesome jams that went down this year, and today, we’re revisiting our staff’s favorite bust outs of 2017. Enjoy!L4LM Staff Picks: Our Favorite Jams Of 2017String Cheese Incident | “Parker’s Blues” | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | 7/22/2017During the String Cheese Incident’s three-night Red Rocks run over the summer, the group wowed the audience during their Saturday night show when they busted out “Parker’s Blues” after thirteen years. The tune hadn’t seen airtime since 2004, during the band’s first of two encores (the latter featured Taj Mahal on “She Caught The Katy”) at Uptown Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. Read more about the opening night of String Cheese Incident’s Red Rocks run here.[Video: SoaP]Widespread Panic | “Don’t Tell The Band” | Park Theater | Las Vegas, NV | 10/29/2017During the final night of Widespread Panic’s Halloween run this year on October 29th at the Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, the band busted out “Don’t Tell The Band” for the first time since June 25th, 2002, making for a gap of over one thousand shows. It was a particularly poignant moment during the show, as the title track from the band’s 2001 album hadn’t been played since founding member Mikey Houser’s days with the band before his death in August of 2002. You can read more about the last night of Widespread Panic’s Halloween run here.[Video: Steve Kiefer]Umphrey’s McGee | “Pooh Doggie” | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 10/22/2017Umphrey’s McGee capped off their three-night New York run this fall with a more intimate show at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City following two fiery shows at The Capitol Theatre. In honor of Dan Delaney, a hardcore Umphrey’s fan who was celebrating his 400th show, the group played the ultra-rarity “Pooh Doggie”—a song last played on November 10th, 2006 in Dallas, Texas, marking a gap of 1180 shows—to close out the first set. Read more about this stellar bust out during Umphrey’s Brooklyn Bowl show here. The Disco Biscuits | “Solstice” | Montage Mountain Performing Arts Center | Scranton, PA | 7/14/17During The Disco Biscuits’ annual music festival Camp Bisco this year, the group treated attendees to a rendition of “Solstice” to kick off their second set on Friday. Considering how diverse Camp Bisco’s lineup has become over the years and its status as one of the premier EDM festivals of the summer (meaning it draws a considerably younger crowd increasingly), the song was an awesome treat for more longtime fans in the audience, as the song hadn’t been played since May 20th, 2007, making for a gap of 492 shows. You can check a recap of the Disco Biscuits’ first two days at Camp Bisco 2017 here.[Video: The Disco Biscuits]Phish | “Izabella” | Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | 8/6/2017On the final night of Phish’s epic thirteen-night Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden, the group surprised fans everywhere when they busted out their cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Izabella”—a tune they had last performed on July 31st, 1998, or a 574-show gap—to close out set one of the night. Everyone will agree that the energy on this final night was electric, and when this song started, absolutly everyone went crazy. You can listen to a clip of the song below, or listen to it in its entirety here. Relive the magic of the “Glazed” night thirteen of Baker’s Dozen here.last_img read more

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Harvard Chan School partners with NIH and Apple for Women’s Health Study

first_imgHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Apple, and the National Institutes of Health announced this week a collaboration for the Apple Women’s Health Study, a large-scale longitudinal study led by a team of researchers at the Harvard Chan School that will leverage participants’ voluntary use of a smartphone research app to advance our understanding of menstrual and gynecological health.By making use of information and study activities from personal devices, the first-of-its-kind study has the potential to become the largest and longest-running longitudinal study of women’s health. The study, focused on menstrual cycles and gynecological conditions, will inform screening and risk assessment of conditions including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, osteoporosis, breast cancer, pregnancy complications, and menopausal transition.“Women make up half of the world’s population, yet even today there has been limited investment in studying their unique health needs,” said Michelle A. Williams, a reproductive epidemiologist and dean of the faculty at Harvard Chan School. “This study, unprecedented in scope, will greatly advance our understanding of the biological and social determinants of women’s health, and lead to better health outcomes.”In recent years, researchers have acknowledged the need to reevaluate the relationship of menstruation to overall health outcomes in women. Treating the menstrual cycle as a vital sign — comparable to blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate, and respiration rate — could lead to the earlier detection of many health conditions, both gynecological and systemic, as well as a better understanding of women’s reproductive health and health needs across the lifespan.“This study represents a tremendous opportunity to bridge disciplinary domains across reproductive endocrinology, clinical epidemiology, and public health data science at Harvard,” said Michael Grusby, acting dean for academic affairs at Harvard Chan School. “Faculty and staff from across the university have come together to give their strongest possible support to the study’s principal investigators.”Williams, Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, will lead the study as a principal investigator, along with Harvard Chan School co-principal investigators Russ Hauser, Frederick Lee Hisaw Professor of Reproductive Physiology and chair of the Department of Environmental Health, and Brent Coull, professor of biostatistics and associate chair of the Department of Biostatistics. The other Harvard Chan School researchers are Shruthi Mahalingaiah, assistant professor of environmental reproductive and women’s health, and Jukka-Pekka Onnela, associate professor of biostatistics and director of the Master’s Program in Health Data Science. Members of the Harvard Chan School and Apple teams will be joined by colleagues from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.The Apple Women’s Health Study will be part of Apple’s Research app available later this year, and is facilitated by a research agreement between Apple and Harvard’s Office of Technology Development.“This study enables Harvard Chan researchers to vastly extend the reach of conventional data collection and analysis,” said Isaac Kohlberg, Harvard’s Chief Technology Development Officer and Senior Associate Provost. “This study is a potent example of how thoughtful collaboration between academia and industry can innovatively advance the practice of research in public health.” Read Full Storylast_img read more

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Tix Now On Sale to See Beth Behrs in A Funny Thing… (Not Forum)

first_img View Comments Related Shows Tickets are now available to see Beth Behrs, star of CBS’ 2 Broke Girls, in the world premiere of Halley Feiffer’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. Directed by Trip Cullman, the MCC Theater production will begin performances on May 19 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, where it’s set to open on June 7.In A Funny Thing Happened…, a foul-mouthed twenty-something comedian and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life’s biggest challenges…while making some of the world’s most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other when all they really want to do is run away?The off-Broadway cast will also include Lisa Emery and Jacqueline Sydney. Beth Behrs(Photo: Bruce Glikas)center_img A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City Show Closed This production ended its run on June 25, 2016last_img read more

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Green Mountain Power sold to Quebec firm

first_imgGREEN MOUNTAIN POWER CORPORATION TO BE ACQUIREDBY NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND ENERGY CORPORATION,A SUBSIDIARY OF GAZ MÉTRO LIMITED PARTNERSHIPCOLCHESTER, VT&. Green Mountain Power Corporation (‘Green Mountain Power’ or the ‘Company’) (NYSE-GMP) announced today (June 22, 2006) that Green Mountain Power and Vermont-based Northern New England Energy Corporation (‘NNEEC’) have entered into a definitive agreement whereby NNEEC will acquire Green Mountain Power. Shareholders of Green Mountain Power will receive $35.00 per share in cash or approximately $187 million in the aggregate.NNEEC is a Vermont corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gaz Métro Limited Partnership (TSX-GZM.UN), a leading Québec energy company with a long history of investment in Vermont. NNEEC has been the parent company of Vermont Gas Systems since 1986.The transaction has been approved by Green Mountain Power’s Board of Directors and will require the approval of Green Mountain Power’s shareholders. The transaction is conditioned on, among other regulatory approvals and notices, the approval of the Vermont Public Service Board and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and notice under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. It is anticipated that the regulatory proceedings should be completed within approximately 12 months. Upon approval of state and federal regulators, Green Mountain Power will join Vermont Gas Systems and Portland Natural Gas Transmission Systems as one of NNEEC’s New England-based energy subsidiaries.Green Mountain Power will continue to be managed by its current leadership team and the Company will continue to operate out of its existing offices in Vermont. Employees will be retained and the current labor contract with IBEW Local 300 will continue in place. The Company will remain under the jurisdiction of state and federal regulators.”This transaction will provide significant benefits to our customers by making Green Mountain Power a much stronger company at a critical time in our history and in Vermont’s energy future,” said Chris Dutton, president and CEO of Green Mountain Power.”As we prepare to make important decisions about Vermont’s energy future relating to the expiration of our existing long term power contracts, the financial strength and market depth of Gaz Métro will significantly enhance our ability to obtain the best value for our customers. In addition, the transaction is expected to yield new investments in Vermont in the areas of energy efficiency, distributed generation, and potential district heating opportunities,” said Mr. Dutton.Gaz Métro is a major distributor of natural gas in Quebec and the northeastern United States. In addition, the company is a partner with Boralex in a large wind power project in Quebec and operates businesses providing district heating and urban water rehabilitation services in Quebec and Ontario. As of the end of 2005, Gaz Métro had assets of more than $2.5 billion (Canadian). There are 113 Vermont-based employees of Vermont Gas Systems, a subsidiary of Gaz Métro. Gaz Métro currently has a strong credit rating that, in recent years, has been higher than Green Mountain Power’s current BBB rating.”We view this new partnership as an excellent match for Green Mountain Power’s corporate values. Both companies have strong track records of reinvesting earnings in Vermont, environmental and social responsibility, expanding energy efficiency, and transparent and collaborative relationships with regulators and policy makers,” added Mr. Dutton.”Gaz Métro is pleased to be expanding its operations in Vermont through NNEEC’s acquisition of Green Mountain Power,” said Robert Tessier, president and CEO of Gaz Métro. “We are committed to increasing our investment in Vermont and providing superior energy services to Vermonters. We have demonstrated that commitment through our 20-year stewardship at Vermont Gas Systems. With this acquisition of Green Mountain Power, we will continue our practice of reinvesting earnings in the state and our philosophy of local control through local management. We are long-term investors and strongly believe that, over time, investing in and growing our companies is in the best interest of our customers, owners, employees and the communities we serve. Green Mountain Power, like Vermont Gas, fits our profile perfectly.” “As we analyzed this opportunity, Green Mountain Power’s Board of Directors became convinced that this partnership will bring positive benefits to our shareholders, customers and to the entire state of Vermont,” said Nordahl Brue, chairman of Green Mountain Power’s Board of Directors. “I believe Gaz Métro understands energy issues, it understands finance, and most importantly, its long track record with Vermont Gas demonstrates that it understands Vermont.” “We believe our association with Green Mountain Power will further strengthen our companies,” said William Gilbert, of South Burlington, president of NNEEC. “Green Mountain Power is a highly efficient company with excellent customer service and a strong commitment to corporate citizenship. NNEEC has a solid record of investment in Vermont, having invested in excess of $100 million in earnings over the past 20 years, and we expect to continue to invest in Vermont through Green Mountain Power.”Banc of America Securities LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Green Mountain Power and rendered a fairness opinion to the Board of Directors of Green Mountain Power in connection with the transaction.The acquisition by NNEEC is one of many corporate changes during Green Mountain Power’s long history. Green Mountain Power traces its roots to the Vergennes Traction Company in 1893. Over the years it has had different owners, including for a time being wholly-owned by New England Electric System until 1951.Press ConferenceA press conference will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Green Mountain Power headquarters, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, Vermont. Access to the conference will be available by webcast at www.greenmountainpower.biz(link is external).For further information, please contact Mark Ray, Green Mountain Power Corporation, 802-655-8418.Forward-looking Statements This news release contains forward looking statements about Green Mountain Power. Statements that are not historical or current facts, including statements about beliefs and expectations are forward looking statements. These statements often include the words ‘may,’ ‘could,’ ‘would,’ should,’ ‘believes,’ ‘expects,’ ‘anticipates,’ ‘estimates,’ ‘intends,’ ‘plans,’ ‘targets,’ ‘potentially,’ ‘probably,’ ‘projects,’ ‘outlook,’ or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements cover, among other things, anticipated future plans and prospects of Green Mountain Power. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Green Mountain Power undertakes no obligation to update them in light of new information or future events. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including those described in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, of Green Mountain Power, which you should read carefully, as well as the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘SEC’). The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements: (1) the businesses of Green Mountain Power and NNEEC’s subsidiary Northstars Merger Subsidiary Corporation may not be combined successfully, or such combination may take longer, be more difficult, time-consuming or costly to accomplish than expected; (2) governmental approvals of the merger may not be obtained, or adverse regulatory conditions may be imposed in connection with governmental approvals of the merger; and (3) the shareholders of Green Mountain Power may fail to approve the merger.Additional Information about the Merger and Where to Find It This communication is being made in respect of the proposed merger transaction involving Green Mountain Power, Northstars Merger Subsidiary Corporation and NNEEC. In connection with the transaction, Green Mountain Power will file a proxy statement with the SEC. Shareholders are urged to read the proxy statement when it becomes available because it will contain important information about the proposed transaction. The final proxy statement will be mailed to Green Mountain Power shareholders of record at the record date for the special meeting of the shareholders to be held to approve the proposed transaction. In addition, the preliminary and final proxy statements and other relevant documents will be available free of charge at the SEC’s Internet website, www.sec.gov(link is external). When available, the preliminary and final proxy statement and other relevant documents also may be obtained for free at the Green Mountain Power website, www.greenmountainpower.biz(link is external), or by contacting Mark Ray, Green Mountain Power Corporation, 802-655-8418. Green Mountain Power and its directors and officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect to the proposed transactions. Green Mountain Power’s shareholders may obtain information regarding the identity of each participant and a description of each participant’s direct or indirect interest in the solicitation from Green Mountain Power’s proxy statements and annual reports on Form 10-K previously filed with the SEC and Green Mountain Power’s proxy statement relating to the proposed transaction, when it becomes available. The information on our website is not, and shall not be deemed to be, a part of this report or incorporated intlast_img read more

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11 Questions With Allman Brothers Guitarist Warren Haynes

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Celebrating his latest studio album, Ashes and Dust featuring the newgrass jam band Railroad Earth, revered guitarist Warren Haynes is playing at The Space at Westbury on Oct. 7. The Grammy Award-winning vocalist-songwriter has a decades-long career jamming alongside The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, and The Dead. The Press had the pleasure of speaking with Warren before his big night.Long Island Press: You grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. How did that influence your career?Warren Haynes: When I grew up in the ’60s and ’70s, music in your region made a much larger impression than today. Now, musicians all over the world can discover getting music from anywhere in any genre quite easily due to the technology. But when I was a kid, a lot of the local and regional music helped shape the local musicians. We all learned from each other, we all learned from the local scene, and were exposed to different types of music. Ashes and Dust’s music was very influenced by what I heard when I was really young. Growing up in the mountains of North Carolina, there was a lot of folk music and Appalachian music that I was exposed to from the time that I was probably six or seven years old.LIP: Was the guitar your main influence?WH: I sang long before I started playing guitar. I was seven or eight. The folk music and Appalachian music that I was hearing was mostly in the background and coming from my dad. As kids, you rebel against your parents’ music. Along with my two older brothers, I was listening to soul music. James Brown, The Temptations. I’d also hear The Beatles in the background due to my older brothers.LIP: What got you interested in guitar?WH: It wasn’t until I discovered Rock and Roll music that I really wanted to play guitar. That was quite a few years later. It was all so overwhelming. It was such a great time period to discover guitar-influenced music. Hearing Jimi Hendrix and Cream and Johnny Winter were my first three introductions into that world. The first song that I remember making a big impression on me was “Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel. I was probably five years old. I heard it on the radio. While I was way too young to understand what the lyrics were about, just the sound of it spooked me and made me wonder what the hell was going on. I think [‘Sound of Silence’] is a masterpiece.LIP: Are there any songs from Ashes and Dust that you’re particularly proud of?WH: I love every song on there. I can allude to the fact that the song “Company Men” is about my father. So, in a different sort of way, I’m very proud of that.LIP: If you could require the president to hear one song, which one would it be?WH: I would say, “Hallelujah Boulevard.” It has several messages that would probably be good for anybody in power.LIP: If you could get any musician or band, living or dead, who would be in your “dream band?”WH: There are so many musicians who have passed away that would be wonderful to have the experience of playing with. People like John Bonham on drums, Jaco Pastorius on base, Wes Montgomery or Jimi Hendrix for guitar, [John] Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bob Marley. I’m kind of easing myself out of the picture here. That just gives me a band that I can sit and listen to.LIP: If your life didn’t turn out the way it did, do you think you still would have pushed for a musical career?WH: I grew up in a time period when the mindset of being a musician was a lifelong process. You didn’t try it for a while and if doesn’t work out you try something else. A lot of people were forced to go into other lines of work because they had families. That didn’t make them stop being musicians, it just made them not rely on the music business to make a living. I think when you decide to be a musician you’re a musician for life. In recent years, I’ve never felt like I would advise people to get into the music business unless they’re completely obsessed with it and they know that’s what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Music is so rewarding if you just experience it in a non-professional way. It’s amazing. Putting the pressure on yourself to have to make a living that way is a hard way to go. I’ve been lucky, but I’ve also made a lot of sacrifices and had a lot of years of struggle. It’s not something that comes about easily.LIP: Everybody’s going to be adding Ashes and Dust to their home collection. Who’s in your home collection? Too many to count?WH: I mean, thousands and thousands. I grew up with two older brothers that were not only avid music lovers with great taste in music, but collectors in their own way, especially one of my brothers. He had thousands of vinyl records when we were growing up and eventually opened up his own record store for like 25 years. There was so much music for me to choose from at any time. Pretty much any genre of music I could discover. It was like growing up in a library.LIP: What is your favorite album by another artist?WH: My favorite jazz album is Something Else by Cannonball Adderley. There’s also a Willie Dixon two CD box set that came out on Chess Records, where it’s all the great blues artists preforming Willie Dixon songs. That’s an amazing thing to have in your collection.LIP: How do you feel about censorship in music?WH: I don’t really care for the most part. I think sometimes having it unnecessarily included is just a cheap way just to garner attention in music. But there are times when what you’re trying to say requires profanity. People don’t have to listen to your music. Make it how you want to make it.LIP: What’s next after Ashes and Dust?WH: Maybe the next Gov’t Mule record. I’m also working on a follow up to Ashes and Dust. We’ll see which comes next.last_img read more

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Why focus is essential to building wealth

first_imgBuilding wealth is a process, not an event — a process that takes discipline and a long-term outlook. You must focus on yourself, not what others are doing. Work hard and maintain a consistent approach. This may not be easy, but it’s doable for most people if they choose to make a commitment and stick to it.In the end, though, the “stick to it” part is what usually trips people up.In an excellent post on his blog Seeking Wisdom, Jana Vembunarayanan gives a fantastic summary of how to succeed at just about anything. Here are his observations and recommendations, to which I’ve added some suggestions for applying them to your finances.1. Recognize that it takes a long time to create anything valuable. Investing works over long periods of time. The market has never lost money over any 20-year stretch. The problem for many people is that they don’t understand their time frame. They confuse short- and long-term money and end up bailing at the worst possible moment. Finding a strategy that works, and sticking with it for decades despite the inevitable booms and busts of the markets, is not exciting. While you might feel you are missing out on the latest big thing, you will most likely have the last laugh. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Now is the perfect time to Hike the Hill … virtually

first_imgIf credit unions aren’t at the table, then we are on it. This knowledge drives credit union leagues nationwide to participate in events like Hike the Hill, where league staff, credit union employees and – arguably most importantly – credit union members, visit lawmakers in Washington, DC. It is a direct and effective approach that delivers the credit union message loud and clear to our elected officials on Capitol Hill.Due to the pandemic, much of those visits are now virtual – but they are just as critical and an important opportunity for the credit union voice to be heard by elected officials. Did you know that most lawmakers’ offices in DC are often so small, only a few credit union staff can comfortably fit for a meeting? Video conferences make it possible for more voices to be heard, including voices of those who are normally unable to travel to Washington, DC.  Meeting virtually also enables credit unions to involve a much broader range of employees, which is a great way for credit unions to engage team members who are interested in advocacy. Plus, few can articulate the credit union difference like staff who are on the front lines helping members every day. In an election year, it’s especially important for lawmakers to see a large number as well as a wide range of people – voters! – passionate about credit union issues. Whether heard virtually or in-person, our voice and our movement are powerful, but today’s legislative environment is increasingly cluttered by special interests and the big dollars that support them.  At the Maine Credit Union League, we coordinate with CUNA and other credit union leagues across the country to ensure credit union policy priorities do not become background noise. Being present (even if it’s on a computer screen) matters. After all, no one can communicate the credit union difference and our People Helping People philosophy better than we can. This is one of the reasons why Maine makes it a priority to be very active in engaging our congressional delegation. The ability of Hike the Hills to bring credit unions and credit union members together with their elected officials is critical – and has newfound potential with virtual Hikes. With elections just weeks away, I urge you to get in touch with your league and get involved, especially now that you can “visit DC” from your (home) office! Virtually or in person, your voice on Capitol Hill matters tremendously and is instrumental for the credit union movement’s continued success. 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Todd Mason Todd Mason is President/CEO of the Maine Credit Union League and Synergent. Prior to this position, Mason served as Chief Strategy Officer for RouteOne, an indirect automotive lending technology … Detailslast_img read more

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Hempstead Boy, 15, Fatally Hit by Unlicenced Driver, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 15-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle in his hometown of Hempstead over the weekend died two days later. The driver involved was issued a summons, Nassau County police said Wednesday.Ka-Juan Polley was riding his bicycle southbound on Cameron Avenue when he was struck by a westbound vehicle at the corner of Front Street at 8:48 p.m. Saturday, police said.The victim was taken to Cohen Children’s Medical Center/North Shore Long Island Jewish in New Hyde Park, where he later died of his injuries on Monday, police said.The driver, whose identity police did not release, was issued a summons for driving without a license.Homicide Squad detectives impounded the vehicle.last_img

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Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions including Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea & Arsenal

first_img Comment Advertisement Advertisement Liverpool should comfortably beat Huddersfield at Anfield on Friday night (Picture: Getty)Huddersfield haven’t scored in their last eight meetings against Liverpool in all competitions and it is hard to make a case for the Terriers against title chasing Liverpool who must win after rivals Manchester City regained top spot following their 2-0 success at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening. The Reds have won their last six league games on the spin and are unbeaten in their last 38 home league games. Town have lost their five away games against the other ‘big six’ sides by an aggregate total of 2-19. Liverpool to march on and improve their goal difference along the way.AdvertisementAdvertisementMichael’s prediction: 5-0Tottenham v West Ham Liverpool have the chance to pile the pressure on Manchester City (Picture: Metro / PA)Liverpool start the Premier League weekend on Friday evening when they entertain relegated Huddersfield Town at Anfield. Brand Ambassador Michael Owen again shared his thoughts on all the action – at both ends of the table – exclusively with BetVictor.Liverpool v Huddersfield Michael Owen’s Premier League predictions including Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea & Arsenal Only a win will do for struggling Cardiff at already relegated Fulham (Picture: Reuters)Fulham gained back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since 2014 when they won at the Vitality Stadium last weekend and Scott Parker will almost be as delighted with successive clean sheets as the six hard-earned points. Cardiff were no match for a rampant Liverpool on Sunday although they did give themselves a chance of maintaining their Premier League status when winning at the Amex last week. The Bluebirds need a positive result at Craven Cottage, but it is the hosts to land the hat-trick for me.Michael’s prediction: 2-1Southampton v Bournemouth Crystal Palace stunned Arsenal last weekend (Picture: Getty)Both Palace and Everton gained excellent wins against “big six” sides Arsenal and Manchester United respectively on Sunday, but the Eagles must transfer their excellent away form back to Selhurst Park while the Blues lost at Craven Cottage in their last away league game. I expect to see an open entertaining game, but I can’t split the sides.Michael’s prediction: 1-1Fulham v Cardiff City Goals from Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane helped Pep Guardiola’s side to a pivotal Manchester derby win on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)City passed what at least on paper looked their last really stern test when winning 2-0 at Old Trafford during the week. They now have three games left to reclaim the title and will expect to win at Burnley where they are long odds on favourites. The Clarets are finishing the season well after dicing with relegation and 10 points from a possible 12 has secured safety for another year. I expect them to continue to fight hard but the visitors should have too much class.Michael’s prediction: 1-2Manchester United v Chelsea Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history during Southampton’s midweek draw at Watford (Picture: Getty)Southampton have dropped a league-high 25 points from winning positions after Watford’s late equaliser at Vicarage Road midweek. Bournemouth lost at home to Fulham last weekend and, despite winning 5-0 at Brighton recently, they are largely struggling on the road. Southampton to gain a victory that will ensure they are playing Premier League football next term.Michael’s prediction: 1-0Watford v Wolverhampton WanderersWatford have conceded in their last nine PL games and it only took Southampton seven seconds to score at Vicarage Road midweek. That said I don’t expect to see many – if any goals – in this repeat of the recent FA Cup semi-final between the teams at Wembley. Wolves were excellent when beating Arsenal 3-1 at Molineux Wednesday but will do well to back that performance up so quickly here despite looking to avenge that cup heartache.Michael’s prediction: 0-0Brighton v Newcastle United Tottenham are yet to concede a goal in their new stadium (Picture: Getty)It looked like being one of those nights for Spurs against Brighton midweek but Christian Eriksen’s late winner was enough to give the hosts their fourth successive win since moving into the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and they have yet to concede a goal in that run. West Ham played their part in a terrific game against Leicester last weekend, but they continue to leak goals and I feel the hosts will gain another valuable three points although they may lose their proud defensive home record.ADVERTISEMENTMichael’s prediction: 3-1Crystal Palace v Everton Michael OwenFriday 26 Apr 2019 9:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link590Shares Speculation over Paul Pogba’s future has intensified after Man Utd suffered a seventh defeat in their last nine games (Picture: Getty)After a mini revival under new management United are struggling and have conceded 9 times without reply in their last three games in all competitions. They are three points behind Chelsea who occupy fourth position and realistically will need to win to have any hopes of catching them. The Pensioners missed a chance on Monday when held 2-2 by Burnley at Stamford Bridge and may well take the view avoiding defeat is their best option. With both low on confidence a point each looks quite likely and keeps both managers reasonably happy.AdvertisementMichael’s prediction: 1-1Michael’s weekend wager: Spurs, Fulham and Southampton all to win at 5/1More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Jamie Vardy will be looking to make it three league defeats in a week for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal missed a chance to move back into the top four when tamely surrendering 3-1 at Wolves during the week. That made it successive PL defeats after they were beaten 3-2 at home by Crystal Palace previously. Leicester therefore must be rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect of facing such a weak rearguard and I expect goals aplenty here. The Foxes drew 2-2 with West Ham last time out and rarely keep a clean sheet so one thing is for sure, it won’t finish goalless!Michael’s prediction: 2-2Burnley v Manchester City Christian Eriksen’s late goal plunged Brighton deeper into the relegation mire in midweek (Picture: Getty)Brighton have failed to score in seven successive games in all competitions and I don’t expect to see a goal-fest at the Amex at the weekend. The Seagulls have defended stoically in recent games and it is possible that their point at Molineux last weekend might be the difference between survival and relegation. The Seagulls begin the weekend three points above the drop zone with a superior goal difference to Cardiff. A point against Newcastle might be a good result depending on the result at Craven Cottage.AdvertisementAdvertisementMichael’s prediction: 0-0Leicester City v Arsenallast_img read more

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Brisbane couple sell dream home after an offer too good to refuse

first_imgThe wine cellar at 22 Voyagers Court, Raby Bay. Picture supplied by LJ Hooker Cleveland.Ms Renouf said the area had been experiencing some strong buying and selling activity.The house next door at 24 Voyagers Court is on the market for $3.5 million and another property around the corner at number 23-25 also for sale for $3.49 million.Follow Liz Tilley on Twitter @liztilley84 One of the bathrooms at 22 Voyagers Court, Raby Bay. Picture supplied by LJ Hooker Cleveland.The house is on an 847 sqm block, which is east-west facing, but the house was designed to accommodate the views to the north.Mr Bolger said his wife played a large role in designing and decorating the home, down to having the cushions made individually to suit the personalised decor.The couple also own a number of one-off pieces of furniture. Inside 22 Voyagers Court, Raby Bay. Picture supplied by LJ Hooker Cleveland. The outlook from 22 Voyagers Court, Raby Bay. Picture supplied by LJ Hooker Cleveland.Mr Bolger said he had poured “blood, sweat and tears” into the home, which is being entered in the HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe home was completely custom designed for the Bolgers, with the highest quality features and modern conveniences.It features a gym, spa, pool, built-in wine cellar and theatre room. Aerial view of 22 Voyagers Court, Raby Bay. Picture supplied by LJ Hooker Cleveland.The Bolgers bought the original property for $1.4 million in April 2015.The existing Tudor house on the site was removed and the 1900 sqm block was split in two to make way for two new homes.Jade Hale and Karen Renouf of LJ Hooker Cleveland negotiated the offmarket sale of 22 Voyagers Court. The theatre room at 22 Voyagers Court, Raby Bay. Picture supplied by LJ Hooker Cleveland.Most of the furniture will be sold with the house. High-end homes selling fast in this suburb Record breaking house sale Reform pressure as market hits $7.1t “I’m just grabbing my smalls and I’m out of there,” Mr Bolger joked.“(The buyer) wants the lot.” This property at 22 Voyagers Court, Raby Bay, has sold for $4.08 million. Picture supplied by LJ Hooker Cleveland.Mr Bolger, who owns CastleGlenn Homes, said he initially told the buyer the home wasn’t for sale.“We’ve only been in it for two months — if that,” he said.“The guy came along and said ‘look, I’ll give you this’ and I said ‘well that’s too good to knock back’.“I’d be silly not to take it.” One of the bedrooms at 22 Voyagers Court, Raby Bay. Picture supplied by LJ Hooker Cleveland.The house was sold within three days but Mr Bolger negotiated a 90 day settlement so he and his wife could at least enjoy the fruits of their labour for a few months.The $4.08 million transaction marks the biggest sale of a home on less than 1000 sqm in the Raby Bay and Cleveland area. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This home at 22 Voyagers Ct, Raby Bay, has sold for $4.08m. Picture supplied by LJ Hooker Cleveland.A BRISBANE couple will leave their dream home with little more than their clothing after reluctantly selling their brand new house — and everything in it — in an offmarket deal worth more than $4 million.Owner-builder Glenn Bolger and his wife Toni had barely finished building their amazing property at 22 Voyagers Court, Raby Bay, when a local resident in the area made them an offer too good to refuse.last_img read more

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