VIP ticket holders at Summer Camp Music Festival got an extra-special treat last night, in the form of a private, semi-acoustic set from festival hosts moe.! The raucous crowd was delighted, as the band was loose and ready to get down. moe. has always been known for their strong sense of silliness, and that spirit showed brightly as percussionist Jim Loughlin stepped out from behind his various xylophones and noise-making toys to bust a rhyme on the band’s take on the House Of Pain classic “Jump Around.” The band practiced what they preached, with bassist Rob Derhak and guitarist Al Schnier bouncing to the beat with the happiest of grins plastered on their faces!After that and many other free wheeling moe.ments, Loughlin had to leave for his dueling set with the incredible Mike Dillon on the Campfire stage (Highlights of that jaw dropping performance coming soon), but the crowd refused to let the band leave without an encore, and moe. obliged with a Jim-less rendition of their beloved tune “Moth,” which saw guitarist Chuck Garvey pull double duty, filling in on the shaker!Since we’ve always felt everyone was “Very Important,” our own Rex Thomson (The mayor of moe.down himself) was on hand to film the silliness and is more than happy to share it with all of you! Enjoy!“Jump Around”“Moth”
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By Yolima Dussán/Diálogo April 07, 2017 On the helicopter pad at the Air Maintenance Command of the Colombian Air Force (CAMAN and FAC, respectively, per their Spanish acronyms), an upgraded version of the Huey II UH-H1 helicopter is ready to fly. Nine months earlier, when it arrived at CAMAN in Cundinamarca, the UH-1H was completely disassembled. The structural components were removed, as well as the power plant and electrical systems, to then proceed with rigorous visual inspections of the structure, which is essential for guaranteeing its performance. After that, there were 355 exception reports that had to be corrected. From having flown so much over Colombian terrain, some of the parts to the UH-1H were already worn out. Effective leveraging of resources It took 17,195 man hours to complete all of the conversion tasks, avionics upgrading and integration, and test flights to certify the flight readiness of the helicopter. It got a new motor, transmission, and powertrain installed to enhance the cabin. Analog instruments were replaced with digital screens that optimize the data the crew needs to conduct their air operations. An extreme overhaul, to be sure. More than 20 men and all of the technical groups at CAMAN worked on upgrading this version of the Huey II rotary-wing aircraft – the same one that was delivered to the crews of the 4th Air Combat Command, located at Melgar in Tolima. It will remain in the service of Colombians, carrying out rescue missions, providing support during natural disasters, fighting fires with its Bamby Bucket system, and flying air medevac and troop transport missions, among others. Leadership in converting and upgrading “The Air Force has 10 helicopters in this category,” Brigadier GeneralLuis Eduardo Contreras Meléndez, CAMAN’s Director, told Diálogo. “We arethe only country in Latin America that does this kind of upgrade, a procedurethat is made possible thanks to our relationship with the helicoptermanufacturer, U.S. company Bell, which certifies the process.” After four years at the helm of CAMAN, Brig. Gen. Contreras presidedover the delivery ceremony on March 10th. He has also beenresponsible for the conversion and upgrading of another four Huey IIhelicopters. His goal is to overhaul the entire 10-aircraft fleet of UH-1Hs. Theyare already halfway there. Originally, the FAC had to wait a long time and invest too manyresources in upgrading its aircraft. They were dependent on the factory’stimeline. To solve the problem, the Air Force decided to train its personnel toperform the job locally. Now that the goal has been achieved, they are ready toshare their experience with the rest of the region. They are waiting for theformalization of accords with other countries to make that knowledge transfer. New avionics: Colombian innovation “The natural evolution of a UH-1H helicopter is to convert it into a Huey II. The central focus of the process is to replace the motor,” Colonel Abelardo Moreno, director of CAMAN’s Technical Group 93, told Diálogo. “We swap out the original motor, a T53L3B, with a T53703. Then, at that higher power level, you have to make structural changes and changes to the powertrain, that is, the entire transmission, together with the entire mechanical system, down to the tail rotor. Everything has to be new,” he said. Col. Moreno knows every last inch of the helicopter and the entire history that precedes it. That is why he is absolutely certain that installing a new avionics system in Colombia is the main advantage to this process of aircraft conversion and upgrade. “The old electronics had instrumentation based on analog signals that lit up through little dials. Now we are changing everything over to a digital system in which the pilot has just a small screen on which he can do a page-by-page view of the information he wants to see on the status of the motor, the temperature, flight navigation, etc. This is a great contribution that our nation is making to this process, which involves highly complex calibration,” he added. For upcoming conversions, CAMAN expects to receive authorization from the avionics manufacturer to create a virtual reality program that will allow the pilot to have a three-dimensional view of the terrain and how to operate in critical conditions of zero visibility through geo-positioning. A 20-year extended life cycle The Huey II with tail number 4423 and four others like it are alreadyflying over Colombian territory in daily missions. Now they are doing so withgreater power, more cargo capacity, new electronics, and a new harness –equipment that makes them the most reliable and best-performing aircraft. Fromnow on, their life cycle will range from 15 to 20 years. The UH-1H is amedium-sized, utilitarian, military helicopter developed by Bell, which manufacturesit for the U.S. military. It was first used for military purposes in 1959 andwas put into production in 1962 under the UH-1 designator and the monikerIroquois. But it is widely known as Huey. It is one of the most successfulhelicopters in history. With more than 16,000 units produced in total, it isfamous for its involvement in the Vietnam War, in which the United States usednearly 7,000 of them. After so many years in use, the aircraft has evolved. In 2011, the CAMANtechnical staff proposed to do conversions on 10 Huey II aircraft in order toexpand the existing fleet without squandering its capacities, but ratheroptimize those resources to prevent the aircraft from being decommissioned andbuying new equipment to replace the old. The crew of UH-1H 4423 was excited to take receipt of the aircraft.Their pilot, First Lieutenant Julio Muñoz Peláez, knows that a new stage hasbegun. “I feel a great sense of satisfaction because this aircraft has newtechnology that was developed mostly through Colombian engineering,” heaffirmed. “Professionally, it represents growth and development for each one ofus who command this aircraft. We feel safer in it. It’s quite ergonomic and hasbetter performance. We had to get trained on how to properly interpret thestatus screens, but we are now ready to keep flying in the aircraft we werewaiting for.”
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSDeGrom still plans to pitchUNDATED (AP) — New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom wants to start opening day, but his manager isn’t sure that will happen. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-STANDARDIZED TESTSCoaches want NCAA to cut SAT, ACT from eligibility standardsDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Men’s and women’s college basketball coaches are proposing the NCAA eliminate standardized testing requirements from initial-eligibility standards. The coaches call exams such as the SAT and ACT “longstanding forces of institutional racism.” The proposal comes out of the new committee on racial reconciliation formed by the National Association of Basketball Coaches in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and other social justice initiatives. Associated Press Update on the latest sports — Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks will be the opening day starter against the Brewers next Friday. Hendricks gets the nod over Yu Darvish, who will pitch the second game. Hendricks has been one of Chicago’s most consistent starting pitchers since his big league debut in 2014, going 63-43 with a 3.14 ERA in 163 games.— Mets second baseman Robinson Canó (kah-NOH’) is back with the team after missing a few days because of personal issues. The 37-year-old Canó said he wants to keep the reasons for his absence to himself, telling reporters he worked out during his absence. He is hoping to be ready for opening day.— Star third baseman Yoán Moncada has rejoined the White Sox after missing the start of their summer camp. Long regarded as one of baseball’s top prospects, he broke out last season when he set career highs with a .315 batting average, 25 homers and 79 RBIs. He’s currently on the injured list with an unspecified injury.— Top Mariners prospect Julio Rodriguez has suffered a hairline fracture of his left wrist during a practice. The 19-year-old dived for a ball during a defensive drill and jammed his wrist. Rodriguez has been rated among the top 20 prospects in all of baseball heading into the season. — Major League Baseball will play crowd noise from its official video game through ballpark sound systems during actual games while fans are ordered to stay away. Stadium sound engineers will have access to around 75 different effects and reactions, according to MLB. The top soccer leagues in England and Spain were the first to return to action with crowd sound from video games. The two-time Cy Young Award winner says he feels good two days after leaving an intrasquad game early because of back tightness. A precautionary MRI came back clean, and deGrom thinks he simply might have slept “wrong” the night before. However, skipper Luis Rojas says the team is taking a day-to-day approach concerning a season-opening assignment as deGrom receives treatment.In other major league news:— Tampa Bay outfielder Austin Meadows has been placed on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus. Meadows was a first-time All-Star and batted .291 with 33 homers and 89 RBIs last season.— Yankees hurler Masahiro Tanaka threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Thursday. It was his first mound appearance since he was struck by a line drive off the bat of teammate Giancarlo Stanton on July 4. The 31-year-old right-hander remains uncertain for his first turn through the rotation. NCAA President Mark Emmert said that if there is to be college sports in the fall, they need to get a much better handle on the pandemic.Elsewhere in college sports:— The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference is the third Division I league to postpone its football season, joining the Ivy and Patriot Leagues. The MEAC (MEE’-ak) said it will consider trying to make up the schedule for those sports in the 2021 spring semester. The MEAC is comprised of 11 historically black colleges, although three of those schools plan to leave the conference.— The West Coast Conference will delay the start of fall competition in all sports until Sept. 24 because of the coronavirus. The league said Thursday that the affected sports are cross country, soccer and volleyball. The decision doesn’t apply to sports which aren’t sponsored by the league, including BYU and University of San Diego football.— The University of Northern Colorado has suspended athletic workout activities after a spate of positive cases of COVID-19, including among football players who have been advised to quarantine. There is no timeline for when the student athletes will be allowed to return to voluntary workouts at the campus about an hour north of Denver. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say top overall draft choice Zion Williamson has left the club to attend to an urgent family medical matter. The Pelicans say Williamson intends to rejoin the team in the Orlando area for the resumption of the season. But the club has not said whether the former Duke star would be able to return or whether he’ll miss any games because of his departure on Thursday. Williamson will have to quarantine again when he returns to Central Florida. Williamson has averaged 23.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in 19 games this season after missing the New Orleans’ first 44 games while recovering from preseason arthroscopic knee surgery.Also around the NBA: — Former Phillies infielder and coach Tony Taylor has died at 84. The Phillies said in a statement that Taylor died Thursday from complications of a stroke suffered in 2019. The 1960 NL All-Star batted .261 with 2,007 hits, 1,005 runs and 234 stolen bases in 2,195 career games. Taylor was inducted into the team’s Wall of Fame in 2002.— The Blue Jays have been given clearance by Ontario and Toronto to play regular-season games in Rogers Centre amid the coronavirus pandemic, although they wait approval from Canada’s federal government. Toronto Mayor John Tory said he urged the federal and provincial governments to approve MLB plan. Major League Baseball needed an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. — A coalition of health department leaders in major American cities are cautioning Major League Baseball to avoid risky behavior when the season resumes next week. The Big Cities Health Coalition made some recommendations about procedures to follow when the baseball season resumes July 23. They range from proper handwashing stations to only traveling on charter flights.NBA-NEWSWilliamson leaves team for family matter — Rockets guard and league scoring leader James Harden practiced with his team Thursday for the first time in more than four months. He explained that his arrival at the league’s restart bubble at Walt Disney World was delayed by family issues. Harden came to Disney earlier this week, satisfied his league-mandated quarantine requirements and got cleared to participate. He has been working out but said it was his first time playing actual 5-on-5, contact-laden basketball in more than a month.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NCAANCAA sets COVID guidelines for footballUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA has released its latest guidance to help member schools navigate competition during the coronavirus pandemic, and they come as the prospects of actually playing look grim. The NCAA says college football players should be tested for COVID-19 at least 72 hours before a game, players with high-risk exposures should be quarantined for 14 days and everybody on the sideline should wear a mask. PGAWoods gets used to silence at Muirfield VillageDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods got his first taste of playing competitive golf without adoring admirers since the coronavirus pandemic caused the PGA to hold tournaments without spectators.Woods received near-dead silence as he opened and closed with birdies en route to a 1-under 71 in opening-round play at The Memorial. He’s five strokes behind leader Tony Finau (FEE’-now), who birdied seven of his final 10 holes for a 66 that puts him one ahead of Ryan Palmer.Muirfield Village is the first club in 63 years to host back-to-back PGA events. Collin Morikawa won there last weekend at 19-under, beating Justin Thomas in a playoff. LPGA TOURBoth Ohio events on LPGA schedule to be played without fansSYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — The LPGA will be without spectators when it hosts two events in Ohio, the first since play was shut down by the coronavirus. The tour resumes with the LPGA Championship at Inverness on July 30 before heading to Sylvania, Ohio, for the Marathon Classic. LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan said there was a chance the tournament would cap attendance at 2,000 spectators. But after talking with county and state officials, the Marathon Classic decided to go without fans.TENNIS-WILLIAMS American sprinter Stevens banned 18 months for missed testsGENEVA (AP) — Olympic finalist sprinter Deajah Stevens has received an 18-month ban for missing doping tests and will miss the Tokyo Games. The Athletics Integrity Unit says Stevens was unavailable for giving samples three times in 2019 in Oregon and West Hollywood. Three whereabouts violations within one year can lead to a ban. The 25-year-old American runner’s ban was backdated to start on Feb. 17, 2020. It expires days after the postponed Tokyo Olympics in August 2021. July 16, 2020 DC team owner hires law firm amid allegations of workplace misconductUNDATED (AP) — Owner Dan Snyder has hired a District of Columbia law firm to review the Washington NFL team’s culture, policies and allegations of workplace misconduct.The Washington Post reported Thursday that 15 female former employees said they were sexually harassed during their time with the team. The team issued a statement saying that “While we do not speak to specific employee situations publicly, when new allegations of conduct are brought forward that are contrary to these policies, we address them promptly.”Three members of the front office have left the organization within the past week.MISSED TESTS-STEVENS Serena plans to compete next monthLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Serena Williams is planning to make her return to competition at a new hard-court tournament in Kentucky next month.It’ll be the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion’s first action since playing for the U.S. in the Fed Cup in February, before all sanctioned tennis was shut down the next month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The women’s and men’s professional tennis tours are scheduled to resume in August.NFL-WASHINGTON-MISCONDUCT
MANCHESTER UNITED will not sign Harry Kane as he will likely move abroad, according to Paul Ince.The Red Devils have been linked with the Tottenham striker for months but ex-United midfielder Ince thinks he will look further afield in pursuit of a “new challenge”.3 Harry Kane is more likely to move abroad than move to Man Utd, according to Paul Ince3 Ince thinks the England ace looks like he is ready for a new challengeCredit: PA:Press AssociationKane looks set to return from a hamstring injury against United in the first Premier League game back after coronavirus.But Ince thinks it is unlikely he will be lining up for the Red Devils any time soon.He told Paddy Power: “I cannot see Kane to Man Utd happening. I can see him going, yes, and wanting to leave Tottenham, but not to join United.”What people are forgetting is that United have got Marcus Rashford up front.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United news”He’s always wanted to play up front, but what you need to remember is he can also play off the left-hand side, as we’ve seen from plenty of his goals this season.”Plus, between him and Anthony Martial, Kane coming in would also bring some competition to the side.”There’s always been a sense of competition at United, and it would be nice to see that back again, players fighting for their places.”So if you’re looking at Rashford left, Kane centre and Jadon Sancho on the right, it sounds pretty nice doesn’t it?”But it probably sounds like a dream for a reason, it is a dream.”Former United and Spurs hitman Dimitar Berbatov thinks Kane’s head is not right at Tottenham.And while Ince agrees he might need a new challenge, he reckons it is more likely to be overseas.3He added: “Don’t get me wrong, if, and it’s a big if, United can get Kane, and he fancies the move, surely you’re going to go for him.”You’d be absolutely daft not to. If you can get him, then you have to go and get him, but I can’t see it being the case.”Spurs fans won’t like to hear me say this either, but sometimes as a player you simply need a new challenge.”Whether that’s at Old Trafford, or in my opinion, more likely abroad, who knows?MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him”However if he’s on the market then if you’ve got to at least have a go at getting him, if you’re United.”You’re taking a complete, proven player. He’s only going to get better and better. He’s a guarantee.”Yesterday SunSport exclusively revealed Kane will sponsor League Two minnows Leyton Orient’s kit for next season giving thanks to coronavirus frontline workers.Harry Kane has Tottenham shirts hanging on walls of his house from win over Man Utd and first Champions League hat-trick