Uncategorized Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The All-Index is a global industry standard index measuring progress for diversity and inclusion. It will provide a report on annual progress and make recommendations in various areas such as demographics, corporate governance, internal policies, recruitment practices, employment policies, unconscious bias and marketing. The report will paint a picture for the Betting and Gambling Industry and results will be totally anonymised.This webinar took place on May 9, 2018 and Kelly and Tina walked through the All-Index survey, explaining who should participate and why, how to register, what questions are included in the survey, how the data will be used and cover all data privacy issues surrounding the report. You will leave with a better understanding about how to answer each question and how responses will be used in our final publication.Visit the All-in Diversity Project website here. 10th May 2018 | By Louella Hughes Completing the All-Index: What you need to know from participation to publication Topics: Uncategorized AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address
Czech report: 43.3% of those aged 15+ gambled in 2019 Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Czech Republic 22nd July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Lottery Sports betting Slots A total of 43.3% of Czechs aged 15 or older gambled in the past year, up from 39.8% the year before but below levels in 2017, according to the Czech Ministry of Finance’s latest annual gambling report. Casino & games A total of 43.3% of Czechs aged 15 or older gambled in the past year, up from 39.8% the year before but below levels in 2017, according to the Czech Ministry of Finance’s latest annual gambling report.In total, 41.4% of those aged 15+ gambled at land-based venues and 11.9% did so online, up from 38.4% playing at land-based venues 9.1% playing online in 2018. Among men, 51.2% gambled while 35.8% of women did so.Despite gaming machines and betting bringing in more revenue, lotteries were the most popular type of game, with 38.6% of those aged 15+ buying tickets or scratch cards in person, while 4.9% played online lotteries.The next most popular type of gambling was betting, with 9.8% making a retail bet in 2019, while 7.6% took part in online pre-match betting and 5.7% placed a live bet.Despite the vertical being the largest source of revenue, only 4.6% of adults said they played retail gaming machines, with a further 1.2% online.Table games were played at land-based venues by 1.7% of players and online by 1.2%.The report also used the lie-bet test, a two-question questionnaire, to determine the percentage of people who may be at risk of gambling problems. The questionnaire asks if respondents have lied to a loved one about their gambling and if they feel a need to gamble more money to get the same feeling.A total of 10.5% of 16-year-olds reported gambling, down from 11.2% the last time the question was asked to this age group, in 2016. National anti-drug coordinator Jarmila Vedralová said the decline was the result of stricter age requirements for gaming machines.“The good news is that last year, for the first time, there was a significant decline in regular slot games among 16-year-olds. This is probably the impact of the law, which has reduced the availability of technical games for minors,” Vedralová said.The report found that 3.7% of gamblers answered at least one question affirmatively, suggesting some risk of problem gambling, and 1.9% answered both affirmatively, suggesting a “high risk”. Among those who gambled on a game other than lotteries, 10.7% answered one question affirmatively and 5.6% did so for both. Men were far more likely than women to respond to show signs of risk.The report added that these numbers would mean between 91,800 and 195,500 people may be at risk of problem gambling in the Czech Republic and between 36,900 and 111,700 may be at high risk.Despite the growth in gambling, the average estimated number of problem gamblers was down 12.4% year-on-year.As of 1 January 2020, 55 companies were licensed to operate in the Czech Republic, down from 57 a year prior. There are currently around 36,900 gaming machines in the country, across 1,162 venues. There were 2,188 licensed betting shops in the Czech Republic.The report also noted that loot boxes, which offer “gambling-like features” in video games that may be purchased by children, have grown in prevalence in 2019.“Their nature, and in particular whether they meet the definition of HH, is currently being assessed by the Ministry of Finance,” it said.Meanwhile, the country’s gambling tax revenue exceeded CZK10bn (£345.1m/€378.8m/$437.4m) after growing by 4.1% year-on-year.As previously announced earlier this month, gambling operators in the Czech Republic made CZK36.27bn in 2019, up 15.8% from 2018 but down from 2016 and 2017.Of the country’s CZK36.27bn in revenue, just over two thirds, CZK24.50bn came from the land-based sector. Of this total, the majority came from gaming machines, which brought in CZK15.11bn. Land-based lotteries, meanwhile, brought in CZK6.21bn, land-based table games CZK2.06bn and retail betting CZK1.10bn. Bingo brought in revenue of CZK8m and totaliser bets a further CZK2m.Online gambling, meanwhile, brought in CZK11.77bn. This represented 32.5% of the overall gambling market, up from 29.1% in 2018. Most of this came from online betting, which brought in CZK7.73bn, while online slots brought in CZK2.83bn, online lotteries CZK988m and online table games CZK223m.In terms of game type across channels, slots made up just under half of revenue at CZK17.95bn, while betting brought in CZK8.83bn, lotteries CZK7.20bn and table games CZK2.29bn.Starting in January 2020, the Czech Republic introduced a new gambling tax system in which taxes are split into three tiers, according to how harmful the government perceives the activity to be. Gambling tax is currently set at 23% of gross gaming revenue (GGR,) with the exception of gaming machines, which are taxed at 35% of GGR.Lotteries, live games and bingo operators will be taxed at 30% of GGR, up from the current rate of 23%, while the rate for fixed odds betting will rise from 23% to 25%. The Ministry said some of the additional funds from higher taxes will be used to support nationwide problem gambling initiatives.The country is also planning to introduce a new exclusion register to block a range of individuals – both voluntarily and involuntarily – from gambling, set to launch this year.Online gambling became regulated in the Czech Republic with the passage of a new Gambling Act in 2017. Email Address
Enter Your Email Address Image: Argo Blockchain Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head | Tuesday, 25th May, 2021 | More on: ARB One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues The Argo Blockchain share price crash: should I buy the stock now? The Argo Blockchain (LSE: ARB) share price is up by 13% as I write, after the company reported that it had taken part in a meeting about sustainable Bitcoin mining with Tesla founder Elon Musk.Argo Blockchain was already working on plans for greener Bitcoin when Musk triggered a crypto crash by raising concerns about the environmental damage caused by Bitcoin mining. With the ARB share price now down by 50% from its February highs, I’m wondering, should I be buying Argo, ahead of a possible Bitcoin recovery?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A good day for the planet?According to Argo Blockchain CEO Peter Wall, “today is a good day for the planet”. Wall says that he enjoyed speaking with Musk over the weekend. He agrees that the Bitcoin mining industry must “improve sustainable mining practices and take ESG concerns seriously”.As it happens, Argo was already working on a plan to decarbonise the Bitcoin industry. Earlier this year it signed the Crypto Climate Accord, agreeing to “achieve net-zero emissions from electricity consumption” by 2030.Interestingly, the company says that its mining facilities — which are in the US and Canada — are already “majority hydroelectric”. I see this as an encouraging sign Argo Blockchain may already be making good progress with its goals to cut emissions.Emissions are only half the problemGoing green won’t help the Argo Blockchain share price if the Bitcoin price continues to fall. The company is investing in building new facilities in Texas. Argo also recently purchased two new data centres, which required the company to take on debt.The main risk I can see is that Argo continues to invest in expansion but isn’t able to generate payback due to changing conditions in the cryptocurrency market.This may not happen. But in my experience, when companies with limited revenue and profits take on debt to expand, the risk of financial problems increases significantly.Argo Blockchain share price: what next?Argo Blockchain’s share price has risen quickly over the last year, as it expanded its mining facilities and benefited from the higher Bitcoin price. The company reported its first ever profit in 2020, with earnings of 0.6p per share.Broker forecasts I’ve seen suggest that Argo’s earnings could rise to 8.3p per share in 2021. Based on the group’s £500m market cap, that would price Argo shares on about 16 times 2021 forecast earnings. I think that could be an affordable valuation for this business if it’s able to continue growing.The problem I have is that Argo Blockchain’s profits depend heavily on the Bitcoin price. I’m not sure anyone can forecast a year ahead accurately.Is Argo Blockchain’s share price cheap at current levels? Maybe. And maybe not. 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177 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Tagged with: Charity Website fashion Melanie May | 8 May 2017 | News “This limited edition #WEARABIGISSUE range of garments will allow people to share what they feel passionate about and the change they want to see. The recently launched The Big Issue Shop offers a platform for social trading that will make social and ethical shopping a truly accessible option for consumers, giving them the opportunity to use their spending power to make a positive difference to the world we live in.” 176 total views, 2 views today The Big Issue is launching a new fashion brand, #WEARABIGISSUE today (8th May).Available via new online shop The Big Issue Shop, which sells its own branded products as well as those from other social businesses, the limited edition collection asks the public to buy a t-shirt for £30 to support a world issue.Creative agency +rehabstudio came up with the idea of the range and created the branding for #WEARABIGISSUE as part of its regular Hackweeks, which look to find ways to hack advertising and engage young consumers.A number of artists have donated their time to design the t-shirts including Paul Insect, Hayden Kays and Mau Mau have designed the t-shirts, using ‘Big Issue’ as their brief. Themes chosen include ocean pollution, gentrification, sex workers and climate change.Fashion photographer Marc Hayden (Wonderland and VOGUE ITALIA) has shot the promo images for the campaign.Artist Hayden Kays, whose design tackles mental health, said:“I hope this T-shirt will start a conversation about mental health that otherwise may have gone unsaid. The mind is the most beautiful, powerful, yet dangerously fragile thing we all own. So we must look after our own and each others. I hope (my design) represents the trembling tightrope we all walk between being mentally well and mentally unwell.”Russell Blackman, managing director of THE BIG ISSUE, said: Advertisement Big Issue launches limited edition fashion brand AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
IraqMiddle East – North Africa August 4, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three men arrested for 2006 murders of Al Arabiya woman reporter and crew in Samarra News Organisation Iraqi army spokesman Maj. Gen. Qassim Atta described the detailed work carried about by the intelligence services and the circumstances that led to the arrest of one of the three men in Dora, a city near Baghdad. He said they had also admitted to being members of the Jaish Mohammed group, which blew up the UN headquarters in Baghdad in 2003, killing the head of the UN mission, Sergio De Mello. RSF_en On 30 April 2007, Al-Arabiya created an Atwar Bahjat Prize to be awarded annually to a woman journalist for her reporting from war zones. A total of eight Al-Arabiya journalists and technicians have been killed in Iraq since the start of the US-led invasion in March 2003, making it the foreign news media with the most fatalities there. December 16, 2020 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News Bahjat and her crew were kidnapped and killed on 22 February 2006 after travelling from Baghdad to the northern city of Samarra to cover the bombing of a leading Shiite shrine. Reporters Without Borders takes note of today’s announcement of the arrest of three militants who have confessed to the 2006 murders of Atwar Bahjat, a reporter and presenter for the Dubai-based satellite TV station Al-Arabiya, her cameraman, Khaled Mahmoud Al-Falahi, and her soundman, Adnan Khairallah. Follow the news on Iraq “We hail the considerable investigative work carried out by the Iraqi authorities since 2006,” Reporters Without Borders said. “These arrests represent a step forward but more light needs to be shone on this case, in particular, the role played by the three presumed killers and the identity of those who ordered the murders.” News The press freedom organisation added: “We hope that a fair trial will now be held under Iraqi law. The reopening of the case serves as a reminder of the extremely dangerous situation in which journalists work in Iraq. Protecting them should be a priority, regardless of their nationality or religion or the news media they work for.” The defence ministry announced at news conference today in Baghdad that brothers Yasser, Mahmoud and Ghazwan Al-Takhi had been arrested for the murder of Bahjat and her crew. Journalists were shown a video of them describing in detail how they abducted and then killed the three journalists on the night of 22 February 2006. They did not explain their motives. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” to go further After doing two live reports from Samarra on 22 February 2006, Bahjat had been about to leave the city in the afternoon and return to Baghdad when she and her two crew members were kidnapped for still unknown motives. A fourth person who was with them managed to escape. Their bodies were found the next morning a few miles outside Samarra. On 11 October 2006, an Iraqi court sentenced a man death for their murder. IraqMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Al-Arabiya spokesman Nasser Al-Sirami told Reporters Without Borders the station was “satisfied with the work carried out by the Iraqi authorities, who continued the investigation although the murders gave rise to an initial trial.” News Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more December 28, 2020 Find out more
Community News Wynesta and Steve Dale with their dog RosieThirteen years ago, Wynesta Dale traveled from Southern California to Texas to help her parents pack up their house and move. She didnâ€™t know it at the time, but years later that experience would encourage her and her husband Steve to open their new business â€“ Caring Transitions of the Angeles Foothills.Caring Transitions of the Angeles Foothills specializes in customized transition and relocation planning. The Dales can help with everything from home organization and staging for resale to online estate auction services and moving coordination.â€œWhen I got to Texas 13 years ago, my dad ended up in the hospital, so that left me, alone, in their three bedroom home, which was crammed with 50+ years of accumulation, trying to decide what would fit into a small one bedroom assisted-living residence unit. We eventually got them moved closer to us in Southern California, but those boxes never got unpacked and a month later we moved them into our home and most of their stuff went into a storage locker,â€ Wynesta said. â€œWe had the storage locker until after both of them had passed. We are not sorry that we did it, but we sure wished there had been a better solution to the problem, which brings us to Caring Transitions.â€Caring Transitions of the Angeles Foothills serves the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles including LaCanada-Flintridge, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Azusa, Glendora, San Dimas, Claremont, Upland and Rancho Cucamonga as well as Pasadena, San Marino and Arcadia.Before opening Caring Transitions, Wynesta had a career in environmental consulting and later owned her own small environmental consulting firm. At 59, she decided she wanted to do something more meaningful. When she and Steve started researching franchise options, they came across Caring Transitions â€“ a solution to some of the challenges they faced in 2000.â€œCaring Transitions is a service that â€˜spokeâ€™ to both of us. As a friend pointed out, Iâ€™ve gone from managing the environment at large to helping people with their personal environments â€“ itâ€™s much more rewarding and fulfilling,â€ Wynesta said.Wynesta is getting the business started and the plan is to have Steve join her at the helm once he retires.â€œHelping my parents through their transition was probably the most difficult of my lifeâ€™s experiences. That experience made us want to help others who find themselves in similar situations without the time or resources to handle it,â€ she said. â€œIn finding Caring Transitions, we found an organization that is professional, provides extensive training for its owners and their employees, and has the business acumen to assist its franchisees in creating a success business.â€To learn more about how Caring Transitions of the Angeles Foothills can help you with your transition and relocation needs, call (626)509-2129, email [email protected] or visit http://www.estatemovepasadena.com. HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. Is He Really?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe People Dales Pull From Personal Experience to Help Others with Customized Transitions, Relocation Planning From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 12:48 pm Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes
Three new species of Sericosura (Pycnogonida: Ammotheidae) are described from recently discovered hydrothermal vents inthe East Scotia Ridge, Southern Ocean: Sericosura bamberi sp. nov., S. dimorpha sp. nov. and S. curva sp. nov. The eleven species known to date in the genus Sericosura are all inhabitants of chemosynthetic environments in different oceans around the world.Morphology and preliminary DNA data from the COI locus suggest the East Scotia Ridge pycnogonids have relativelyclose evolutionary affinities with species known from the East Pacific Rise and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. This finding highlights the importance of Sericosura as a characteristic taxon of hydrothermal vents and the great potential of this genus for global scale ecological and evolutionary studies of hydrothermal vents fauna.The use of pycnogonid DNA data combined with recent models explaining biogeographic provinces along the mid-oceanridge system should prove extremely useful to understanding the patterns of diversification of endemic fauna fromchemosynthetic environments and from the deep-sea in general.
View post tag: dolphins US Navy Accidently Kills Dolphins During Training View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Accidently Share this article March 28, 2011 View post tag: during View post tag: US View post tag: Kills A Naval training exercise that included an underwater blast off San Diego’s coast has been linked to at least three dolphin deaths earlier t…(huffingtonpost)[mappress]Source: huffingtonpost,March 28, 2011; Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Training Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Accidently Kills Dolphins During Training
November 28, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Daring’s Lynx Helicopter Plays Vital Role in Philippines Relief Mission HMS Daring’s Lynx Helicopter Plays Vital Role in Philippines Relief Mission HMS Daring’s Lynx proved indispensable in first finding devastated remote communities in the Philippines – then delivering vital aid to them. During a hectic five days of flying, the helicopter carried more than eight tonnes of aid, ferried 150 people about and got to villages far beyond the reach of the destroyer’s sailors working on the shoreline.HMS Daring’s Lynx proved indispensable in first finding devastated remote communities in the Philippines – then delivering vital aid to them.As the destroyer makes for Tokyo after completing her relief mission in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the ship’s flight – from 815 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Yeovilton – are taking stock of their achievements during a hectic ten days around the islands.Daring handed over to carrier HMS Illustrious earlier this week after delivering water, shelters and food and providing medical care and carrying out temporary repairs to buildings and amenities on islands around the Visayan Sea.“In my 38 years service there have been only two other occasions that have felt as satisfying and rewarding as this humanitarian aid operation,” said Flight Commander and Falklands veteran Lt Cdr Joe Harper.“The first is the Falklands campaign when I was doing exactly what we are trained for, and the second was in the Caribbean on counter-piracy operations.”The reconnaissance missions the helicopter flew as the Portsmouth-based warship approached the Philippines gave Daring “a head start” in identifying the many isolated villages and communities still in need of urgent assistance.And once the Type 45 destroyer was loaded up with humanitarian aid, the helicopter was crucial in getting to villages the sailors themselves could never have reached due to the distance from the shore and the wrecked road network on many islands.“A vehicle travelling by land carrying the amount of aid that we managed to get ashore to these islands would have to get through badly damaged roads and infrastructure to even stand a chance of getting to some of the villages we visited,” explained Daring’s operations officer Lt Jason Hannigan.“Ultimately stores coming from land would be most likely distributed to the first person in need rather than the most needy – which is the exact opposite of what the Lynx can provide.“For example with one of the communities – Rohas – we could take aid and people to help around six times an hour whereas by land that speed and agility could never be matched.”The Lynx flew 1,400 miles on surveys before getting stuck into the physical relief effort, delivering 8½ tonnes of stores – more than one and half times the aircraft’s own weight – during 21 sorties.The helicopter also ferried 150 people to and from the various islands Daring assisted during her week in the Philippines.The 32 hours flying on Operation Patwin – the codename for the UK military’s response to the typhoon – in just five days is a far higher tempo than the Lynx would normally be expected (aircrew must clock up at least 15 hours in the skies every month to remain current).Such a high tempo demanded 128 ‘man hours’ in Daring’s hangar and on the flight deck as the helicopter engineers and maintainers toiled to ready the Lynx for the next day’s missions.The destroyer – and Lynx flight – have now resumed their global deployment which has seen both away from the UK since late May.To date, Daring has visited the Caribbean, California, Hawaii, Australia and Singapore, from where the destroyer was diverted to support the UK’s major relief effort in the Philippines.[mappress]Press Release, November 28, 2013; Image: Royal Navy Share this article
The String Cheese Incident opened up the first set with “Outside Inside”, getting the rowdy hometown crowd on their feet out of the gates. Bill Nershi and Michael Kang traded off some firey hot licks, as Keith “Moose” Moseley held down the low end with a bubbly groove. With Kang hopping over to fiddle, the familiar opening segment of “Bollymuster” rang out, igniting a full-fledged dance party while the night was still extremely young. Encore: Good Times Around the Bend Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | 1STBANK Center | Broomfield, CO | 12/31/2018 A highlight of the evening was “Rollover”, as the band threw in a verse of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”, before setting the gearshift in to deep improvisational territory. The deep improvisational momentum reminded for the remainder of the evening, as Cheese let it all hang out with a well-calculated “The Big Reveal”, chock-full of explosive Michael Kang solos. With time running down, SCI dove into a cover of the Talking Heads‘ “This Must Be The Place”, before dropping back into “Rollover” to close the jam played earlier, and bring their well-executed New Year’s Eve extravaganza. The old-school “Good Times Around The Bend” served as the evening’s encore, leaving fans with a sweet a savory taste for what’s to come in the band’s upcoming 2019 25th anniversary concerts. Set Two: Into the Blue^, Let’s Go Outside, One Step Closer, Windy Mountain > Sirens, Best Feeling > Rosie With 15 minutes left of 2018, The String Cheese Incident came back onstage with a Bill Nershi initiated “Group Hoot”, inviting the crowd to yell at the top of their lungs for a good minute. The band moved forward with “Colliding”, a perfect selection to ramp up the energy heading into 2019. With theatrical performers and dancers on stage, life-size inflatable dolphins, and balloons galore, Cheese finally brought the raucous jam to a close, wishing their crowd a happy new year and thanking them for their continuous support over their illustrious 25-year career. For a full list of upcoming String Cheese Incident tour dates and ticketing information, head to the band’s website here. On Monday night, The String Cheese Incident returned to Broomfield, CO’s 1STBANK Center to close out their three-night New Year’s run with a stellar three-set grand finale. The band crushed it their first two shows of the run, highlighted by some standout collaborative moments with fiddle masters Sam Bush and Darol Anger, followed by Robert Randolph, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, and Tony Hall the following night. Set One: Outside Inside > BollyMunster, Gone Crooked, MLT > My One & Only, Joyful Sound > Tom Sawyer* The bluegrass number “Gone Crooked” was up next, before bringing the salsa-influenced “MLT”, continuing to feed off of the crowd’s percolating energy on an extremely frigid and snowy Colorado night. The sextet continued trucking forward with the sweet and smooth “My One And Only” off of 2017’s Believe. Kyle Hollingsworth, Kang, and Nershi shined with some tender vocal harmonies, allowing Moseley to take the vocal lead moving into “Joyful Sound”. Following a feel-good “Joyful Sound”, the Barefoot Boys brought the first set to a close with a rocking cover of Rush’s “Tom Sawyer”, last played at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in 2015. Set Three: Group Hoot, Colliding > Happy New Year, Rollover > Bohemian Rhapsody verse > The Big Reveal, This Must Be the Place > Rollover *: Rush cover, LTP 07-26-15^: FTP, SCI Sound Lab debutLoad remaining images SCI got creative with their second set opener, as the band debuted “Into The Blue”, a new tune out of their SCI Sound Lab. The crowd showered the hometown heroes with applause and their upmost attention. Hollingsworth then led his bandmates into “Let’s Go Outside”, before Nershi took the reigns on his Fender Telecaster, unleashing an electrifying solo as Hollingsworth followed closely behind. A standard take on “One Step Closer” followed, before the six-piece moved forward with a smoothly-segued one-two combo of “Windy Mountain” and “Sirens”. Love and light was flowing throughout the 1STBANK Center as the band belted out, “I just wanna say I love you, and make sure you feel it everyday.” The band kept on chugging forward with “Best Feeling”, before bringing wrapping up set two with “Rosie”, as lighting designer Andrew Cass showcased his visual magic, taking the band to a fifth, extraterrestrial dimension.