Joe Russo’s Almost Dead played their two shows in California this weekend at House of Blues in San Diego and the Fox Theater in Oakland. During their Saturday night show, guitarist and songwriter Bob Weir showed up to see for himself what the buzz surrounding the band is all about. Joe Russo, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton and Scott Metzger don’t just play Grateful Dead tunes, they reinvent them in a modern, enhanced way. So to see the two forces come together was a spectacular moment for fans.As the band went into their acoustic portion of the performance, which has become somewhat of a regular thing since their most recent Brooklyn Bowl run, Weir emerged after the opening “It Must Have Been The Roses” to contribute his guitar playing and vocals on Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall,” Grateful Dead’s “Black Throated Wind,” Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece” and Bobby’s “Cassidy.” You can watch the full performance below, courtesy of YouTube user TimeZonerTV:Joe Russo’s Almost Dead @ The Fox Theatre 11/12/16:Set 1 (8:00PM – 10:13PM)Jam ->Good Lovin’ (SM) ->Cumberland Blues (All) ->Help On The Way (TH) @ ->Slipknot! ->Music Never Stopped (SM)He’s Gone (TH) >The Wheel # (All) >Jackstraw $ (SM & TH)Acoustic Set ^ (No Set Break)Must Have Been The Roses % (TH)Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall + (BW)Black Throated Wind + (BW)When I Paint My Masterpiece + (BW)Cassidy + (BW) ->Let It Grow Jam + ->Cassidy + (BW)Set 2 (10:33PM – 11:59PM)King Solomon’s MarblesRow Jimmy (TH)Estimated Prophet (SM) ->Uncle John’s Band (All)Eyes Of The World && (TH) ->Jam *->Throwing Stones (SM) ->Deal Jam & ->Throwing Stones (SM) ->Hey Bulldog Jam ^ ->Throwing Stones (SM)E: One More Saturday Night (SM)@ – Proceeded by an emphatic “Shakedown Street” Tease# – With an “Head Over Heels” (Tears for Fears) Tease (MB)$ – During the jam before the final “We can share the women…” lyrics, the stage was transformed seamlessly for the acoustic set. MB’s piano was moved (while he was still playing it), a small kit for Joe rolled out on a riser, mics & stools were placed for SM, TH & BW.^ – All songs with MB on Upright Piano & Vocals, TH & SM on Acoustic Guitars & Vocals, DD on Upright Bass & JR on 3 piece kit – Kick, Snare & Hi Hat – & Vocals.% – Almost Dead only+ – With Bob Weir on Acoustic Guitar & Vocals as indicated&& – With a DD Bass Solo & an MB piano solo* – Contained elements of Throwing Stones& – First Time Played By Almost Dead^ – Beatles cover, first Time Played By Almost Dead as an instrumental. (The full song was played on 2016.07.02.)This was probably the longest show Almost Dead has played, at about 3:39.[Setlist via Joe Russo’s Almost Dead]
In early August, Harvard hosted the third annual MIT vs. Harvard Case Competition. This multi-day event, jointly organized by the Harvard Graduate Consulting Club and the Consulting Club at MIT, is open to all graduate students and postdocs and provides an opportunity for participants to demonstrate and share their consulting strategies and network with industry professionals. Over a one-week period, randomly assigned teams of four worked on a live case from a real business and provided a presentation of recommendations to be graded by judges from top consulting firms.The final presentation, held at Harvard’s Tsai Auditorium, showcased the top Harvard and MIT teams. This year’s first-place winner was MIT Team #7 with participants Ioannis Simaiakis, Wener Lv, Leon Li, and William Herbert; Harvard Team #6 with Michael Soskis, Ondrej Podlaha, Jessica Lucas Yecies, and Emre Basar won second place; and Harvard Team #3 with Yifan Lu, Xiaobo Xu, Xu Zhou, and Martin Allan won third place.
William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Submit Share Share StumbleUpon SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articles GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile August 25, 2020 Closing a ‘pivotal 2018’ for William Hill operations, Group Chief Executive Philip Bowcock states that the firm’s reformed executive team has ‘real clarity and purpose’ on its objectives and guidance for 2019, entering a period which will define the legacy bookmaker’s future business entity.“This business has seen a lot of change over its 85-year history, but arguably, never before with such far-reaching consequences, delivered in such a short window of time.” Bowcock details to investors.“We now know a lot more, since we have regulatory clarity. We know what the challenges and opportunities look like, so we can be very clear in our strategy, which was presented last November”.Bowcock stands-by the FTSE bookmaker’s transformation strategy outlined at last November’s ‘Capital Markets Day’, in which William Hill governance will prioritise three critical components leading its ‘five-year growth plan’; 1. Driving digital growth at a global level – 2. Growing a rapid scale US business – 3. Remodelling its entire UK retail division.Whilst the FTSE bookmaker reporting 2018 losses of £700 million, will have dominated industry headlines, Bowcock reaffirms progress in William Hill’s long-term operating agenda, which may not be evident to outside observers.William Hill’s CEO underlines that the bookmaker has delivered on its successful digital transformation initiatives which have re-shaped the entire business, ‘bringing the company back to revenue growth’.Completing a year of tough directives William Hill has been able to “reshape its customer base for long-term sustainability, dealing with the impact of enhanced customer due-diligence measures, and further helping deliver strong acquisition rates among mass market customers”.During the course of 2018, William Hill has laid the foundations to develop a global enterprise platform, which will now be enhanced by the established European digital assets of MRG Group. Furthermore, Bowcock adds that William Hill maintains a ‘retail operating team which is the best in the industry’, and will be able to navigate FOBTs wagering complexities, whilst assisting the fast growth of its US business.“We are on a journey to materially change the shape of William Hill. Up to 2018, this business was retail led and UK centric, this is rapidly changing, and we have taken some key investment decisions which will accelerate further changes.”“Targeting leading US markets, we have invested in the building a proprietary technology system/stack for our US operations. This combined with the acquisition of Mr Green will deliver us a platform for global growth in 2019”.