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Full Audio From Umphrey’s McGee’s Two Night Run In Missoula Has Emerged

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee is bringing the heat on their West Coast tour, starting in Idaho before working their way to The Wilma in Missoula, MT for a two night run last weekend. The band was in fine form for the two shows, bringing unique song sandwiches, bust out covers, and more to their fans in Big Sky country.Whether it was the bust out Tenacious D cover (the first “Kielbasa” in 15 years!), sandwich versions of “All In TIme,” “Mantis,” “1348” and more, or covers of hits like “I Am The Walrus” and “Layla,” there’s no denying that these were two great performances put down from Umph. Fortunately, taper Mark Smith was on hand to capture the magic.Listen to full audio recordings from both shows, streaming below.3/3/17:3/4/17:[Photo via Phierce Photo / Taken from Asheville, NC]last_img read more

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Top Chinese diplomat urges closer ties with US under Biden

first_imgBEIJING (AP) — China’s top foreign policy adviser is urging closer ties with the U.S. under the Biden administration, while saying Washington must “effectively respect China’s position and concerns on the Taiwan issue.” Yang Jiechi said the sides will have their differences but should not allow them to derail relations. In remarks to the influential U.S. National Committee on United States-China Relations, Yang continued the positive tone China is taking toward the new U.S. administration. Under former President Donald Trump, ties sunk to a new low over differences on trade, human rights and Taiwan, the self-governing democracy that China claims as its own territory and threatens to bring under its control by military force.last_img read more

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Despite exit, Nadal enjoys relative success at ATP Finals

first_imgSpain’s Rafael Nadal lifts the ATP World Number 1 trophy following the presentation on court after his match against Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece at the ATP World Tours Finals in the O2 Arena in London, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Rafael Nadal is leaving the ATP Finals with a big trophy, even though he failed again to secure the title at the elite tournament.Nadal was eliminated in the group stage of the season-ending event on Friday, but could still look back on a successful week after edging out Novak Djokovic for the year-end No. 1 ranking.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ At 33, Nadal is the oldest man to top the season’s final ranking list. What’s even more remarkable is that this one came 11 years after he first finished as No. 1 in 2008 — a record-long gap.”To have this trophy with me with this big gap between the first time until today, 11 years, is a big thing,” Nadal said. ”I don’t know if somebody did it or not, but it is something difficult, because 11 years since the first time until the fifth is a big number.”Nadal finished the group-stage with a 2-1 record but that wasn’t enough to advance after defending champion Alexander Zverev beat Daniil Medvedev in the final round-robin match to finish ahead of the Spaniard based on the tournament’s tiebreaker rules.If Zverev had lost, Nadal would have faced Federer in the semifinals for another installment in their long-running rivalry.Nadal also has two more Grand Slam titles to look back on this year, the French Open and U.S. Open, bringing his total to 19. But he has never won the ATP Finals despite qualifying for a 15th year in a row. He has had to pull out of the tournament on six occasions because of injuries and reached the final only twice, the last time in 2013.ADVERTISEMENT Despite different paths to finals, UST and Ateneo brace for all-out war Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Still, the Spaniard was more than happy with his progress this week after coming into the event without hardly any practice time since an abdominal injury forced him to pull out of the Paris Masters semifinals this month.He looked far from his best in losing to Zverev in his opener on Monday. But in his second match, he saved a match point while trailing 5-1 in the third set against Medvedev before completing an improbable comeback, and he came from a set down to beat Tsitsipas on Friday as well.Before the ATP Finals, Nadal had not completed a tournament since winning the U.S. Open. But his rapid improvement in London has been a big confidence booster ahead of the Davis Cup at home in Madrid next week.”I played two matches close to three hours, but in some ways that helps, because if I’m able to hold these kind of matches … that’s what I needed because my preparation was not the ideal one for here,” Nadal said. ”I go to Madrid with positive confidence that I am playing better and better. For me that was important, more than being in that semifinals or not.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rice industry paralysis Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? MOST READ To mark that achievement, Nadal was presented on court with a trophy by the ATP at the O2 Arena after he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in his final round-robin match. It’s the fifth time he finishes the year as No. 1, and enough to make sure he leaves London with a feeling of satisfaction despite the early exit.“Having this with me is something unexpected and very emotional for me,” Nadal said. “Honestly, after all the things that I went through in my career in terms of injuries, I never thought that at the age of 33 ½, I would have this trophy in my hands again.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceNadal tied with Djokovic, Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors with five year-end No. 1s, one behind Pete Sampras’ record.Djokovic’s chances to overtake Nadal and equal Sampras’ mark ended when he lost to Federer on Thursday and was eliminated. 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