John Mayer Delivers Chronological Setlist In Bangkok [Video]

first_imgOn Wednesday, amidst his run of 2019 solo international tour dates, John Mayer made a stop at Bangkok, Thailand’s IMPACT Arena. The guitar virtuoso offered up a special “Chrono Set”, as he worked through a plethora of fan-favorites in chronological order.John Mayer opened up his show with a trio of tracks off of his debut 2001 LP, Room for Squares, with “No Such Thing”, “Why Georgia”, and an acoustic rendition of “Your Body Is A Wonderland”. Mayer continued with “Clarity” and an acoustic rendition of “Daughters”, off of his 2003 sophomore LP, Heavier Things. Mayer’s 2006 LP, Continuum, marked a change in his musical style, with a heavier emphasis of incorporating blues elements. Bangkok fans were treated to a heavy dose of Continuum material, as Mayer worked through “I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You)”, “Gravity”, “Belief”, “Stop This Train”, “Waiting On The World To Change”, and “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room”.Next up was a trio of tracks from Mayer’s 2009 LP, Battles Studies, with “Heartbreak Warfare”, “Who Says”, and “Edge of Desire”. Mayer continued to roll through his catalog with Born and Raised‘s “Queen of California” and “Something Like Olivia”, followed by “Waiting On The Day” and “Paper Doll”, off of Mayer’s 2013 Paradise Valley release. Mayer rounded out his main frame with “Love On The Weekend”, “Changing”, “In The Blood”, and “Still Feel Like Your Man”, off of his most recent The Search for Everything release. Mayer returned to encore two new tunes, “New Light” and “I Guess I Just Feel Like”.John Mayer – “Waiting On The World To Change” – 4/3/2019[Video: eongxien]John Mayer – “Still Feel Like Your Man” – 4/3/2019[Video: everyday/everyday]John Mayer – “New Light” – 4/3/2019[Video: Nonton Konser]John Mayer continues his run of international spring tour dates with a performance in Jakarta, Indonesia on April 5th. For ticketing information and a full list of John Mayer’s upcoming tour dates, head to his website.Setlist: John Mayer | IMPACT Arena | Bangkok, Thailand | 4/3/2019Set One: No Such Thing, Why Georgia, Your Body Is A Wonderland (Acoustic), Clarity, Daughters (acoustic), I Don’t Trust Myself (With Loving You), Gravity, Belief, Stop This Train, Waiting on the World to Change,Set Two: Slow Dancing in a Burning Room, Heartbreak Warfare, Who Says, Edge of Desire, Queen of California, Something Like Olivia, Waiting on the Day, Paper Doll, Love on the Weekend, Changing, In the Blood, Still Feel Like Your ManEncore: New Light, I Guess I Just Feel Likelast_img read more

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CVPS, GMP sue Entergy-Vermont Yankee over cooling tower failures

first_imgSeeking to recover costs resulting from Vermont Yankee cooling tower failures in 2007 and 2008, the state’s two largest distribution utilities have filed a lawsuit against Entergy-Vermont Yankee (Entergy) in Vermont Superior Court in Windham County.”This case arises out of Entergy’s breach of its contractual obligation to use ‘Good Utility Practice’ in its management and operation of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Station,” Central Vermont Public Service and Green Mountain Power said in a joint statement today. “Entergy’s failure to implement and exercise sound practices with respect to the maintenance, repair and improvements of the facility’s cooling towers caused tower failures in August 2007 and July 2008. The failures resulted in significantly reduced power output, which in turn deprived us of power due to us and our customers at specified, below-market prices.”In the first instance, a tower failure on Aug. 21, 2007 caused the plant to reduce output by 65 percent for 11 days. A subsequent Nuclear Regulatory Commission investigation blamed the failure on over-tightened bolts and salt and fungal degradation that went undetected by Entergy. The NRC found the failure to find the problem was the result of Entergy’s reliance on “remote” inspections, rather than direct, hands-on inspections.”In failing to carry out hands-on inspections, Entergy failed to take into account considerable and relevant industry operating experience that had previously identified the importance of that kind of direct examination,” CVPS and GMP said. “That led directly to the first tower failure.”In the second tower failure in July 2008, the plant reduced output for 12 days. This failure was caused by failed pipe supports within the tower. In both cases, CVPS and GMP contend that Entergy’s failure to use “Good Utility Practice” led directly to the failures.”The failures and omissions of Entergy in managing and operating Vermont Yankee led directly to both tower failures,” the companies said. “This was a clear breach of Entergy’s obligations under its power purchase agreement with CVPS and GMP.”The companies are seeking compensatory damages of $6.6 million to cover increased power costs and lost capacity payments resulting from the tower failures, plus interest and all legal costs.”We filed this action only after lengthy efforts to reach a settlement with Entergy,” the companies said. “Due to the statute of limitations and Entergy’s failure to accept responsibility for its failures and contract breaches, we reluctantly must take this action now.”The companies have requested a trial by jury.In response, Larry Smith, Manager of Communications at Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, said the company had no comment, as it is pending litigation.COLCHESTER, VT–(Marketwire – January 10, 2012) –last_img read more

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Campeón Gaming Partners: Waiting for the “green light” to make Sweden and UK market moves

first_img TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Betsson rolls out new Group Affiliates site August 7, 2020 Having secured a licence from the Malta Gaming Authority, igaming operator Campeón Gaming Partners has set about adding four new gaming brands in the second half of 2019, as well as finalising the deals of new licensed operations for both Sweden and the UK.We caught up with Marinos Shiapanis – the firm’s Co-Founder and CMO – to discuss the “extra push” provided by the Malta licence and waiting for the “final green light” from both Spelinspektionen and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), as well as treating its affiliates as partners by pursuing mutually beneficial relationships, despite too many instances of CPA abuse.SBC: You recently secured a licence from the MGA; why was this such a priority?Marinos Shiapanis: Acquiring an MGA licence was one of our top priorities since the launch of our 1st brand, CampeonBet. We hope that with the licence our brands will be more accessible to players everywhere. Additionally, we want to provide a safe space where players can be reassured about gaming fairness, responsibility, and security of personal data. The MGA licence brought stricter procedures to guarantee safe gaming zones. We want all of our brands to be equipped with the best tools to cater for the best possible platform; an MGA licence will be an extra push for us to help us to continue to grow and evolve, and ultimately provide a great product for our players.SBC: How close are you to launching these new domains?MS: Our site designs are ready and our marketing strategy is in place, we are just waiting for the final green light of designated authorities and partners for the sites to go live. CampeonUK will hold an MGA and UKGC licence, it will be our flagship brand in the UK, and our plan is that our other brands will follow suit during 2020. For the Swedish market, we will have SvenPlay, and in the meantime we will have a product that is based on Pay N Play under the Sven family.SBC: What are your current acquisition strategies, for both sportsbook and casino players?MS: For sportsbook players, we offer all main events in our platforms with highly competitive odds, along with a very comprehensive catalogue of sports events, including all the popular games. This plethora of choices allows for our strategies to be more attractive. Additionally, sportsbook players enjoy custom-made offers, so each promotion is shaped based on their needs and likes. For casino players, we have successfully partnered with the best gaming providers in the industry, and we are constantly trying to add more variety to our catalogue. Players will find the latest launched games and with the best quality. Additionally, we run weekly offers for all our users based on player’s activity and patterns, and we offer daily promotions such as the cashback bonus that are highly attractive, and players get to enjoy their games for longer. We try to understand the need of the players, and currently our approach is very ‘player-centred’. This is the core of our strategy, and we aim to continue operating in a similar way in other domains with better tailored promotions. SBC: Has the rising cost of user acquisition led to any changes in terms of how your affiliates select their commission models?MS: Definitely, the rise of the players’ acquisition over the last few years has affected the way affiliates select their commission models.Affiliates want to ensure they gain the highest profit they can, and we on the other side want to make sure that we get the best ROI from all of our partnerships. We believe that the common line stands somewhere in between these two factors and a cooperation that leads to a win-win model.Nevertheless, we see more and more affiliates moving towards the CPA model preference with very high CPAs and very low triggers. Unfortunately, too many of these relationships have become one-sided, with multiple instances of CPA abuse. However, we do still believe that our affiliates are our partners, thus we always aim to pursue a mutually beneficial relationship, especially since we have proven have established brands, and we have demonstrated reliability and ability to provide a high revenue share to all of our partners. SBC: Finally, can you summarise Campeon’s key company goals for the second half of 2019?MS: The first half of 2019 was about preparation, retention and acquisition. The second half of 2019 will be about expansion and growth. We are planning to launch CampeonUK and SvenPlay in the upcoming months, along with two other brands by the end of 2019.  We are also expanding our network capacity, our affiliate network, payment providers and software developers with the successful addition of Yggdrasil and Microgaming, which will allow us to provide better and more product-oriented services across all of our platforms. Finally, we are also entering new licensed domains; as a result we need to have remarkable products for these more regulated and highly competitive markets.last_img read more

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What’s next for Neymar?

first_imgCBF vice president Francisco Noveletto was quoted by Brazilian media on Tuesday as saying he was willing to “bet” that Neymar would quit.“He doesn’t have the psychological condition to face the Copa America and journalists,” Noveletto said.That prompted CBF president Rogerio Caboclo to insist Wednesday — for the second time this week — that Neymar would play in the tournament despite the rape accusations.While some social media users looked to conspiracy theories to explain Neymar’s injury, most put the incident down to fate.“Fate has brought a solution to a problem that neither (coach) Tite nor the CBF or Neymar himself had the courage to solve for the sake of the Brazilian team and especially the player — to remove him from the eye of the storm,” wrote a Twitter user.– Sidelined –Neymar is scheduled to return to the football field with PSG on August 3 for the Champions Trophy game against Rennes in Shenzhen, China.But it is not clear if he will have physically recovered by then. It took Real Madrid youngster Vinicius Junior, who suffered a ruptured ankle ligament in March, two months to return to the game.And there is also the chance Neymar could miss the match for a non-sporting reason as he faces police investigations stemming from the alleged rape.“I ask myself why he has had so many physical hic-cups in recent years when he was injured very little early in his career,” Coelho said, referring to the foot injuries that sidelined Neymar for several months this year and last season.Rumors have circulated in recent weeks that Neymar could return to FC Barcelona, but his recurring injuries and tarnished image could put off the Catalan club where Neymar played from 2013 to 2017 before his record 222 million euro transfer to PSG.Brazil’s national coach Tite, who has described Neymar as “indispensable” to the national team, but also not “irreplaceable”, is looking for a substitute.Vinicius Junior or Lucas could be called up. Another alternative is Ajax Amsterdam’s David Neres.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: NeymarRio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Forced out of the Copa America by injury, star striker Neymar faces an uncertain playing future in Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil where he is engulfed in an alleged rape scandal.Neymar vehemently denies the accusation, which has dominated headlines and dogged Brazil’s preparations for the Latin American tournament starting June 14.Here’s what could happen next for the world’s most expensive footballer.– Image tarnished –Beyond the potential sporting consequences of missing Copa America, Neymar’s image has taken a serious blow.Shortly before the 27-year-old player was injured in the Brazil-Qatar friendly in Brasilia on Wednesday, his accuser told a Brazilian broadcaster that she had been the victim of “aggression together with rape.”Hours later a video circulated on social media showing the young woman hitting Neymar in a hotel room and accusing him of assaulting her the day before.Sponsors are clearly worried. Mastercard has cancelled an advertising campaign starring Neymar that was to be broadcast during the Copa America, Spanish media reported. Nike expressed its “deep concern” on Monday.“Only football can save him,” Fox Sports commentator Paulo Vinicius Coelho told AFP.“It’s enough that he focuses on his game. He showed this season with PSG that he is still capable of playing great matches.”– Fake or fate? –Few Brazilian football fans or commentators appear to believe Neymar faked his injury so he could pull out of the Copa America due to the rape allegation.“I don’t believe in a fake injury, for me the image clearly evokes a ruptured ankle ligament,” Coelho said.But the timing raised eyebrows, coming shortly after a senior Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) official had publicly suggested Neymar would pull out of the tournament.last_img read more

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