Umphrey’s McGee spent the weekend hosting the “Mitten Run,” a series of shows through the great state of Michigan. With one night in Grand Rapids and two more in Detroit, the band made themselves right at home with some fiery playing amid the cold weather. On February 3rd, the band descended upon The Fillmore Detroit, rocking the venue thoroughly for a great performance. The show culminated in a rocking two song encore, which included their classic tunes “Glory” and “Bridgeless.”Thanks to the band and to their webcast stream providers, TourGigs, we can watch a full length pro-shot video of that encore in the embedded player below. Enjoy!For extended coverage of this performance, including a gallery, setlist, full taper audio recording and more, head here.
Greensburg, Ind. — Japan-based auto parts manufacturer, GECOM has announced plans to expand production in Greensburg. The expansion is expected to create 30 new jobs by 2019. GECOM employs 900 people in Greensburg currently.“With companies like Japan-based GECOM continuing to expand in our state, there’s a reason why Indiana is adding manufacturing jobs at the second-fastest rate in the nation,” said Jim Schellinger, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “Indiana’s automotive suppliers are operating in the center of a global economy. We have companies choosing to come to Indiana from around the world, locating here because of our state’s business-friendly environment, low taxes and outstanding workforce.”The company will invest $26.2 million to add three production lines. The company makes door locking components.Applications for the new positions can be submitted through Malone Staffing online at malonesolutions.com/locations/staffing-agencies-greensburg-in/.
Ghana have received a boost with the news that Andre Ayew will start against Comoros on Tuesday.Reports from the Stars camp indicate that despite widely felt fears about a knee problem, the Swansea star is in good health. This has been accentuated by his participation in the team’s training session on Monday.The Black Stars need a win against their island visitors who held them to a 0-0 draw on Friday, in a game where Ayew was a clear standout.Despite having ice on his knee on Saturday in the recovery training at the Accra Sports Stadium after returning from Comoros, team news indicates that Ghana’s talisman will be fine.Swansea are watching keenly, considering how key he has been for the English Premier League club this season – and they’d want him ready for their game with Bournemouth on Saturday.For Ghana, he may be the key to getting a place in the group stages of 2018 World Cup qualifying locked down. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports