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Roosevelt Collier Jams On Allman Bros, Radiohead And More With Dopapod And Turkuaz Members

first_imgLoad remaining images Throughout last week, pedal steel guitar “Doctor” Roosevelt Collier toured throughout the Empire State with his New York Get Down crew, a lineup that consisted of Dopapod’s Rob Compa and Eli Winderman along with Turkuaz’s Michelangelo Carubba and Taylor Shell. As Dopapod and Turkuaz have collaborated in the past, the foursome proved quite the tight-knit backbone for this rocking show, as led by Collier’s soulful pedal steel sounds.Collier brought the crew to DROM last Saturday, February 12th, closing out a four-show run in New York, NY. The “Get Down” was true to its name, as fans everywhere were getting down at the intimate venue.The setlist was a mixed bag of covers spanning an array of genres, opening with Billy Cobham’s “Stratus” and never looked back. The show featured a version of The Allman Brothers Band’s “Hot ‘Lanta,” and moved soulfully into Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.” The group went back to the blues for the Allman’s “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin,” before busting out their version of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi.” Next up was John Scofield’s jazzy tune “Chank,’ and the set concluded with a powerful version of the folk anthem, “Freight Train.”Check out the setlist below, as well as a full gallery from Scott Harris Photo.Setlist: Roosevelt Collier’s New York Get Down at DROM, New York, NY – 3/12/16Set: Stratus, Hot ‘Lanta, Billie Jean, Don’t Keep Me Wonderin, Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, Chank, Freight Trainlast_img read more

Vulfpeck Announces Run Of Kids Shows: An Introduction To Modular Funk For Children

first_imgVulfpeck has seen their star rise to dizzying heights in a relatively short amount of time. Since their inception in 2011, the band has gone from YouTube cult favorites to international stars, selling out rooms on multiple continents and maintaining a diverse, worldwide fan base.Vulf’s music has universal appeal–excellent musicianship for the music nerds, sing-along melodies for all the pop lovers, and light-hearted lyrics for fans of all ages. It’s funky, and it’s fun–it’s the music that you, your baby brother, your too-cool-for-school teenage sister, your classical flautist mom, and your 90-year-old grandpa can all get down to when you play it at the family barbecue.So Vulfpeck’s upcoming run of kids’ shows simply makes sense. The band announced a the run via a post on their Facebook page yesterday, stating that the shows would be “an introduction to modular funk for children.” The band will stop at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN on May 2nd, METRO in Chicago, IL on May 5th, and The Michigan Theater in the band’s hometown of Ann Arbor, MI on May 13th. You can purchase tickets to the shows via the links below:an introduction to modular funk for children:Minneapolis: Arbor: out Vulpeck’s newest video for “Newsbeat” from the band’s 2014 album Fugue State below:last_img read more

Preventive measures key in planning for disasters

first_img Read Full Story Earthquakes or floods can wipe out infrastructure—including health care facilities, when they’re needed more than ever. Given the risks to public health in the wake of a natural disaster, it’s important for health systems to plan ahead, according to disaster health expert Ali Ardalan.“Health systems have to take a proactive approach, preventive measures to reduce the risk of disasters,” said Ardalan, visiting scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and a senior fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, in a March 15, 2016 Reuters article.Ardalan, chair of the Disaster and Emergency Health Academy at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, spoke at a recent Bangkok conference on health aspects of planning for disasters.last_img read more

Date Set for The Drama League Awards

first_img The eligibility cut-off date will be on April 19, with the nominee announcement taking place on April 21 at Sardi’s for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical and the Distinguished Performance Award. View Comments Another date for your calendar! The Drama League has announced that the 81st Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony will take place on May 15 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, The Drama League Awards are the oldest theatrical honors in America. They are the only major theatergoer awards chosen by audience members—specifically, by the thousands of Drama League members nationwide who attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Last year Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris took home the top honor, winning the Drama League Distinguished Performance Award for his performance in Hedwig.last_img read more

Lesli Margherita Reflects on Her Cooter-Slamming, Scooter-Riding Time in Matilda

first_imgIn the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, but we love checking in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Lesli Margherita is playing her final performance in the hit musical Matilda on September 6, so we asked the Olivier winner to take’s Exit Interview to tell us all about her time as Mrs. Wormwood before she begins her new gig in Dames at Sea. Below, Queen Lesli reflects on her wig-wearing, back-flipping and (of course) LOUD time in Matilda.How did you feel when you first got this job?At first it was extreme joy. Like, weeping joy. I had waited so long to finally make my Broadway debut—and had literally waited so long because it took three months to hear I got the job. Then it went to extreme fear when I realized I had to actually move to New York from L.A. The subway…walking…[shudders].How do you feel now that you’re leaving?Total mixed feelings. This is my family, and this show absolutely changed my life. But two and a half years is a long time to spend with one character, cooter-slamming and back-flipping. I’ll miss her, but I’m so excited to do something new—and not wear blue eyeshadow.What are three words you would use to describe your experience?Loud. Loud. Loud.What was the easiest thing about this job?Mrs. Wormwood’s look. I’m a tacky Italian. I already had the fake nails, high hair and wear a ton of makeup. The more sparkles the better. I had much more in common with her than I wanted to admit. It was also easy to dance with Phillip Spaeth every day. Please. Gorgeous.What was the hardest thing?Saying goodbye to kids when they outgrew their roles. That and scooting in heels on a raked and extremely bumpy stage. The scooter won the Lesli vs. evil scooter battle many times.What was the highlight of your time at this job?There have been so many, but the first preview will always be special. It was my Broadway debut, and I’ll never forget stepping on stage and saying my first line. I remember listening to the London recording while driving on the 405 in L.A., and that moment was like, “Wow, it’s really happening.”What skills do you think are required for future job applicants?1. Don’t be afraid to make a fool of yourself.2. Be able to slide through someone’s legs with a giant wig on without knocking them in their man parts.3. Have the ability to scoot in heels on a raked and extremely bumpy stage.4. Have Ethel Merman vocal cords. (Loud! Loud! Loud!)What advice would you give to future employees in your job position?Tylenol.How do you think you’ve grown?Figuratively, I’ve grown just by performing alongside these kids. Long runs can be challenging, but they were excited for every single show and always gave 100%. They made me do the same. Literally, I think I’ve grown wider because when you do a show with kids, someone is always bringing in sweets.Why are you leaving?I’m leaving to go about 50 feet across the street from the Shubert to play Mona Kent in Dames At Sea.What will you miss the most?My family at the Shubes: cast, crew, everyone. They became my first New York family and will always be special. And my pink sparkle dance shoes. I’ll miss them. A lot. [Steals shoes.] Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017 View Comments Lesli Margherita Star Files Matilda Related Showslast_img read more

Leaders gather in Burlington in joint effort to enhance economy through aviation

first_imgToday, during the Vermont Aerospace & Aviation Association (VAAA) Open House, Vermont Governor Jim Douglas signed a proclamation declaring February as General Aviation Appreciation Month, highlighting the significance the industry has on Vermont s statewide economy. Douglas also presented a $30,000 grant to South Burlington to fund preliminary work on a new Burlington Aviation Technical Training Center at the Burlington International Airport.The VAAA is a division of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce which manages this association in partnership with Lt. Governor and VAAA Chair Brian Dubie, who also serves as National Chair of the Aerospace States Association. The event was attended by general aviation (GA) leaders from around the country including Alliance for Aviation Across America (AAAA) Executive Director Selena Shilad. As Vermont seeks to rebound from the recession, we have to work to maintain and strengthen industries that positively impact our small towns and businesses, said Governor Douglas. By declaring February Aviation and Aerospace Appreciation Month, we re sending a clear signal that we support this industry that is central to our state s economic success.Lt. Governor Brian Dubie, who founded VAAA in 2006, added, Our national security, our economic vitality, and our national mobility rely on a strong aerospace and aviation sector. Similarly, Vermont s aviation sector plays a vital role in our state s economic well-being and public safety.AAAA Executive Director Selena Shilad said, We are so pleased to have the support of Governor Douglas and Lt. Gov Dubie as we continue to highlight the economic significance of general aviation on local economies around the country. General Aviation provides a lifeline to small communities, farms, and business by providing them with needed access to emergency medical services, economic development and mobility.Vermont depends heavily on general aviation. GA alone contributes $274 million, or $430 per capita, to Vermont s economy annually. Vermont has 16 public-use airports, 1,350 pilots and 877 general aviation aircraft. Aviation, including commercial service, accounts for 9,000 jobs and $225 million in wages to Vermont s economy. These and other statistics from our newly launched economic impact survey can be found online at is external).Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of over 4,400 individuals representing businesses, agricultural groups, FBO s, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations, and leading business and aviation groups that support the interest of the general aviation community across various public policy issues.last_img read more

Long odds for Trump plan to save U.S. coal

first_imgLong odds for Trump plan to save U.S. coal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Wall Street Journal ($):The Trump administration is escalating an effort to revive the flagging U.S. coal industry with a planned move next week to replace restrictive Obama-era climate policies with new rules designed to help coal-burning plants run harder and stay open longer.The proposed new rules, which the Environmental Protection Agency plans is expected to release within days, would be the latest in a series of reversals of policies the Obama administration adopted to slow climate change. It would replace the agency’s so-called Clean Power Plan for the electricity business with regulations that cede power to states, and could ultimately lead to more heat-trapping gases going into the atmosphere even as it sets parameters to boost efficiency at coal-fired power plants.President Trump has repeatedly promised to support coal, an industry beset by a shrinking customer base, competition, falling prices and bankruptcies; the plan may be his administration’s most ambitious effort yet to kill regulations on coal’s behalf.And yet plummeting costs of cleaner fuels including natural gas, wind and solar in recent years have driven consumers and power companies away from coal so dramatically, they may blunt the proposal’s ultimate effect.  The Trump administration proposal would have to be submitted for a public rule-making process before taking effect. It would apply to the power industry at large, but is firmly targeted at coal.The anticipated legal tussles mean the proposal this week is just one step in a process that may still take years to complete. The proposal will next go for public comment and then likely take months of review to complete.Some observers say the legal wrangling could leave the issue unresolved well into the next presidential administration.More ($): EPA Is Set to Roll Back Restrictions on Coal-Burning Power Plantslast_img read more

2020 Marketing: 10 things you need to examine

first_imgJanuary is almost over which means by now you’ve read countless articles on 2020 goals and trends. All of those are important. We’ve even written two ourselves (How To NOT Get Overwhelmed in 2020) and (20/20 Vision For 2020).While understanding trends and goals is important, when it comes to marketing it’s also important that you examine it. That you ask the right questions.Here are ten questions every credit union and bank executive should answer now:1. How am I going to gain more from my existing base?Many financial institutions are seeking growth. More new people. However, one of the best ways to grow your overall profitability is to increase the relationships you have with your existing members or customers. Rather than just add and add, how about digging deeper? ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Facebook Is Now Using AI to Help Human Moderators Identify Posts That Need Review

first_img– Advertisement – Having said that, Facebook knows that AI is not the perfect solution for all problems and cannot solely help moderate content on its platform.“We’ve optimised AI to focus on the most viral and most harmful posts, and given our humans more time to spend on the most important decisions,” said Chris Palow, a software engineer in Facebook’s interaction integrity team.Facebook has also developed a local market context that helps understand market-specific issues, including the ones that emerge in India. This will allow the machine learning algorithms to consider local context and help mark out content that could impact a particular group of people, Palow explained.In addition to the new changes to its content moderation, Facebook has announced that it is expanding access to its Rights Manager to give all page admins on its platform and Instagram with the ability to submit copyright protection applications. This will allow more creators and brands to issue takedown requests for the content re-uploaded on both Facebook and Instagram. The Rights Manager was piloted with certain partners in September.In 2020, will WhatsApp get the killer feature that every Indian is waiting for? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Facebook was initially relying on a chronological model to deal with content moderation. However, it over time started making a shift towards AI and enabled the system to automatically find and remove content that isn’t suitable for the masses. That automation helped recognise duplication reports from Facebook users, identify content such as nude and pornographic photos and videos, limit the circulation of spam, and prevent users from uploading violent content.Now, Facebook wants to go beyond automation and use its machine learning algorithms to sort the reported content on the basis of priority to help utilise its human reviewers optimally.“We want to make sure we’re getting to the worst of the worst, prioritising real-world imminent harm above all,” Ryan Barnes, a Facebook product manager who works with its community integrity team, told reporters during a press briefing on Tuesday.- Advertisement – Facebook is using its algorithms to intelligently rank user reports in a way that its human reviewers could review and filter out all the content that couldn’t be caught by computers but is harmful for the society. One key factor that the company is taking into consideration is around how popular a violating content could potentially be on the platform.“We look for severity, where there is real world harm, such as suicide or terrorism or child pornography, rather than spam, which is not as urgent,” Barnes said.Additionally, Facebook is considering the likelihood of violation and looks for the content that is similar to what already violated policies. This would help prioritise areas where human reviews are important.- Advertisement – Facebook says it is improving the way it moderates content on its platform by using artificial intelligence (AI). The social networking giant, which has a content review team of around 15,000 reviewers who review content in over 50 timezones, receives a significant amount of user reports on objectionable content on an active basis. However, as reviewing those reports is vital to build an effective social network, Facebook is now deploying machine learning. This helps to prioritise reported content. Facebook is also boosting copyright protection by allowing page admins to submit copyright requests.Content moderation is must for a massive platform like Facebook. But with thousands and millions of users posting content simultaneously, it is not an easy task to filter out something that is not harmful or objectionable at first glance. The growth of hate speech and violent posts on social media is also making it difficult for human reviewers to put a stop on all inappropriate content. Thus, Facebook wants to use its AI and machine learning skills to speed up the filtering process.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Edinburgh retail: Walk this way

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Mikel Arteta unhappy with ‘unacceptable’ Arsenal defending after Olympiacos defeat

first_imgMikel Arteta unhappy with ‘unacceptable’ Arsenal defending after Olympiacos defeat Advertisement Mikel Arteta says Arsenal’s defending was ‘unacceptable’ in their loss to Olympiacos (Getty Images)Mikel Arteta has hit out at ‘unacceptable’ defending from Arsenal following their defeat to Olympiacos in the Europa League on Thursday evening.The second leg was forced to extra time but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s overhead kick in the 113th minute appeared to book the Gunners’ place in the last-16 of the Europa League.But Bernd Leno’s failure to clear the ball from a corner saw Olympiacos swing the ball back into Arsenal’s box and Youssef El-Arabi struck from close range to secure a last-gasp victory for the Greek side.‘Obviously he [Leno] could have kicked it out, but after that there is another situation to defend,’ said Arteta.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 28 Feb 2020 1:08 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link924Shares Bernd Leno and David Luiz made mistakes which led to Arsenal’s exit in the Europa League (Getty Images)‘And it’s not only the first phase, it’s the second phase of that corner we concede and the player steps in and just taps the ball in the six-yard box which is unacceptable and something we have to improve on.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We’ve done the most difficult thing to react after that and play against a team with 10 men behind the ball in 25 metres.‘Even at the end we had an incredible opportunity to win it.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘If we would have gone through, energy wise it would have given us a big lift again and bring everybody together.‘It’s a big disappointment and I’m right behind the boys, the way they played, the way they tried, the effort that they put in the game was enormous and we have to move forward together.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Swiss commission to review contribution interest rate

first_img2018 ?  2009 2.00%  2017 1.00% 2004 2.25%  The president of the commission, Christie Egerszegi-Obrist, told IPE the working group would assess whether a different formula could better capture current market yields.There was broad support within the commission to set up a working group to analyse the purpose of the minimum interest rate and the role it plays in different types of pension providers, she said.Hanspeter Konrad, director of the Swiss occupational pensions trade body Asip, said it backed the commission’s decision.Trade union SGB/USS was positive about the commission’s move, calling it sensible and saying that it meant the commission could adapt the formula to the “reality” of Swiss pension funds’ investment behaviour. Trade unions have argued for such a review in the past. Peter Zanella, senior consultant and Pensionskassen specialist at Willis Towers Watson, took a different stance, questioning the value added by a commission in the first place. He said it would be difficult or even impossible to come up with a formula that would suit all Pensionskassen given the diversity of their structures.Rate-setting should be depoliticised, Zanella said, with Pensionskassen allowed to set the minimum interest rate on their own based on their risk capacity. 2008 2.75%  2014 1.75%  2016 1.25%  The formula behind Switzerland’s minimum interest rate on mandatory pension contributions is to be reviewed to see if an alternative might better reflect the current yield environment.The independent commission that advises the Swiss government on the interest rate (Mindestzins) said it was setting up a working group to analyse the formula. The working group’s findings, expected in the spring of 2018, would inform any changes to its approach to setting the rate.In the meantime, the commission recommended that the government should not review the rate this year, and keep it at 1%.IPE understands this is the first time that the commission’s methodology has been subject to a review, although discussions about the appropriateness of the formula have been going on for some time. 20033.25%  2005 2.50%  The minimum interest rate has been on a downwards trajectory for several years, although some Swiss pension funds pay a higher effective rate. In 2015, for example, when the legal minimum rate was 1.75%, the average effective rate was 1.91%, according to a survey from consultancy PPCmetrics.Several business trade bodies reportedly wanted to see it lowered to 0.5% this year, which would be a new record low. André Tapernoux, head of wealth at Mercer in Switzerland, said there would have been pressure for a higher rate, however, given decent investment performance this year and a rise in yields. He described the commission’s recommendation as a compromise and the search for a new formula as an attempt to depoliticise the matter.The recommendation is not binding, but the government has so far followed the commission’s suggestions.The current formula has been used for several years, and assigns a strong rating to historical government bond yields – although equities, real estate and other fixed income securities are taken into account.Source: Various Minimum interest rate  2012 1.50% last_img read more

Kiel Canal Widening Contract Awarded to DEME

first_imgBelgian dredging group DEME has been awarded a contract as part of a joint venture for the widening of the Kiel Canal in Germany.Works started in January 2020 and are expected to be completed in late 2023, according to DEME.The Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration, represented by the WSA Kiel-Holtenau, commissioned the joint venture with the construction work to expand 4 km of the eastern section of the Kiel Canal. The contract has a total value of approximately EUR 99 million (USD 109.3 million) in which DEME’s subsidiaries Nordsee Nassbagger- und Tiefbau and Dredging International will handle the marine dredging works.The eastern part of the Kiel Canal will be expanded from 44 m to a future minimum bottom width of 70 m, enabling larger ships to cross safely in this area.As explained, the widening contributes significantly to increasing the efficiency of the waterway, which is important for international shipping.Extensive landscaping measures will be carried out as part of the expansion of the canal cross-section. In total, around 2 million cbm of soil are to be moved, around 58,000 square meters of revetments are to be installed and over 1 million cbm of soil are to be dredged and dumped.Last year, DEME also won another major deepening contract in Germany. Under the EUR 238 million deal, Nordsee Nassbagger- und Tiefbau and Dredging International were contracted to widen and deepen the 116 km long fairway between Cuxhaven and Hamburg to a level of -14.5 meters. Following the completion of the initial widenings of the Elbe, mega-ships with a combined width of up to 98 meters can now pass each other in a widened section of the Elbe known as the ‘passing box’.last_img read more

Two day workshop on mental health currently underway in Dominica

first_img 29 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Mrs. Ruth Allport. Photo Credit: GIS NewsA two day workshop on mental health is currently underway in Dominica.The workshop, an initiative between the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)-which commenced this morning, seeks to bring into perspective issues affecting the mentally ill in Dominica.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr. Ruth Allport said the Ministry of Health is pleased to be launching the training workshop since mental health has been a major policy priority for the Government for many years now.“The full development of mental health has been hindered by stigma and discrimination developed over the years because of inappropriate socialization. This negative attitude has prevented persons needing professional help from seeking the attention they so desperately need. Many are left stranded at their homes, in their schools and at their churches,” she said.Allport said the treatment gap for mental illnesses appear to be wider than that of other diseases.“Recent studies indicate that a high percentage of people who need mental health care do not receive it,” she said.The workshop ends tomorrow.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img HealthLifestyleLocalNews Two day workshop on mental health currently underway in Dominica by: – July 5, 2011 Share Tweetlast_img read more

Capiz provincial board ‘fails to enact 2020 budget’

first_imgThis promptedMambusao mayor Leodegario Labao Jr., president of the League of Municipalities(LMP), to write a letter to the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, askingto review “thoroughly and extensively” the AIP before its approval. ROXAS City – TheCapiz Provincial Board has failed to approve the Annual Performance Budget ofthe province due to some infractions found on the Annual Investment Plan (AIP),according to Board Member Sonny Besa, chair of the Appropriations Committee. “The LMP-Capizchapter conducted consultation efforts with the concerned Local ChiefExecutives with the following findings: There is absence of deed of donationand/or deed of usufruct in some of the proposed projects locations; the localchief executives and planning development office of the local government unitswere not consulted regarding the proposed project for prioritization andrecommendation; and there are duplications and redundancy of the proposedprojects,” part of the letter said.      The SangguniangPanlalawigan on Jan. 7 passed a resolution requesting Capiz Governor EstebanContreras to amend some of the infractions that were found in the AIP.    ProvincialAdministrator Edwin Monares yesterday said Contreras was considering the planto convene the Provincial Development Council (PDC) but the agenda must belimited only to the projects in question. Municipal mayors,who are also members of the PDC, said they did not have time to review the AIPsince copies of the said document were only given to them the same day ameeting was called for its approval on Nov. 26, 2019. center_img “The AnnualPerformance Budget was submitted to us only on Dec. 3, 2019 when in fact itshould have been submitted to us on or before Oct. 15. The problem however, isnot with the Annual Performance Budget as we are done discussing it in theplenary, but on the AIP because there was a redundancy in some of theinfrastructure projects indicated in the AIP,” Besa told Panay News. “May mga barangay nga may existing project nanga daan for example covered court gym ngagin butangan pa gid sang the same ngaproject and for us that is double entry,” Besa said. The AIP containedover P20 billion worth of programs and projects by the current administrationboth from the internal and external sources based on estimated revenues andInternal Revenue Allocation of the province.    “Although we aretalking of two separate documents here but we cannot act on the passage of onewithout approving the other,” said Besa./PNlast_img read more

Ex-Eagles star begins coaching course at French club Montpellier

first_imgUtaka is highly regarded at Montpellier, after netting twice in a 2-1 win over Auxerre in their final game of the season to help the French side clinch their first Ligue 1 title during 2011-12 campaign.Utaka also plied his trade with La Paillade between 2011 and 2013, making a total of 68 appearances and scored 12 goals.According to French website,, the former Nigeria international is expected to commence his coaching courses in the coming weeks for his diplomas as an educator and coach.“Less than a month ago, several changes were made to the organisational structure of Montpellier Hérault, including the retirement of Robert Nouzaret , and the non-renewal of Laurent Robert’s contract. Today there are significant arrivals, which will be recorded,” the website wrote. Read Also: Messi facing a losing battle against Cristiano Ronaldo“Star striker of the club between 2011 and 2013, John Utaka (38) will join the training center in the coming weeks. The former Nigerian international will begin to pass his diplomas as an educator/coach.”“For his part, the former defender Henri Bedimo (35), who went through the Hérault club during the same period as John Utaka, before playing also in Lyon and Marseille, will continue to develop his Academy Foot in Douala, Cameroon in partnership with the MHSC and will also become an educator within the center.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ex-Super Eagles forward John Utaka is set to join his former French club Montpellier for his coaching badges.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreHere’s What Everyday Objects Look Like If Cut In HalfWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more