The Motet is in the midst of a big year in 2018. In addition to a slew of high-profile festival sets and more throughout the spring and summer, the Colorado-based funk outfit is fresh off their annual Red Rocks blowout and gearing up for the first-ever Motet festival, Motet On The Mesa, on July 27th and 28th.Set to take place at the scenic Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership in Taos, New Mexico—4 miles from both the Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument and the Stage Coach Hot Springs—the festival will see multiple sets by The Motet, as well as performances by Break Science, SunSquabi, The Suffers, TAUK, Organ Freeman, and Mama Magnolia.We caught both drummer/bandleader Dave Watts and vocalist Lyle Divinsky on the phone from Denver in the days following their Red Rocks show. Still buzzing from the memorable night—which Divinsky ranks among his favorite he’s played with the band—the two spoke candidly about Red Rocks, giving love to the 90’s, bananas smoking weed, prepping their new album and, of course, their excitement for Motet on the Mesa. Check out the conversation below:Andrew O’Brien: From the looks of your Red Rocks photos, you all put on one hell of a show out there. Can you tell me about it?Lyle Divinsky: It was amazing, man. It was a really, really special show. I can say from my end that it might have been my favorite Motet show I’ve ever played.Dave Watts: I’ve heard that from a few people, actually… We’re gonna release a bunch of videos from Red Rocks, some recap videos and stuff like that so people can relive the show that way. We’re probably gonna have some multi-track recordings of it, but really we just wanna get it out there for folks to hear.LD: These are gonna be cinema-quality videos. It’s the same dude that did the “Supernova” video last year, but this year he brought extra people, so rather than just him running it, he’s got the remote focus person, so he could go around with the camera and not have to worry it. For one of the instrumentals—actually, the percussion breakdown, Watts—I stepped offstage and was standing next to the dude who was doing the remote focus on the cameras…and it was insane, dude, it looked so good…DW: [excitedly] Really? Killer! He’s really good, Steve Conry from Cinesthetics…LD: So I’m so pumped to see these, it’s gonna be really special.Photo: Phierce Photo by Keith GrinerAO: The stage setup at Red Rocks looked new, with the whole big lighting rig and Dave up on the riser. Was that a new plot for you guys?DW: We’ve done risers in the past, but our configuration was a little different this year because we had Jason [Hann] (The String Cheese Incident) involved…LD: Jason and the backup singers. So being able to create, like, a pyramid stack was pretty awesome.AO: That seemed to really come across, at least in the photos I’ve seen. A lot of times, at a place like Red Rocks, where photographers want to capture the area around the show in addition to the show itself, you kind of lose the details a little because everyone’s so spread out…LD: It was really important for us to be close to each other. Like you were saying, at Red Rocks, it’s really easy to just be too spread out because the stage is so big, you feel like you have to make use of that. I feel like it was much more effective this year, the fact that we were right there with each other. It kind of created an aesthetic. For one, [lighting designer] Luke Stratton (Dopapod) is a lighting god, and the setup that he created, the design he put together, on top of the way that we created the stage plot… It felt so good onstage.Photo: Phierce Photo by Keith GrinerAO: Okay, this is important: whose idea was it to cover [Ginuwine’s] “Pony” at Red Rocks?DW: [laughs] Gettin’ credit for the ‘90s cover!LD: [laughs] I love this, because I feel like people probably would not have anticipated it. People probably are looking at me because I’m just, like, the champion of 90’s R&B. But….Dave. Watts. [all laugh] I still remember the day I got that email. He emailed me and said, “I’m thinking we should do something different…and crazy…”LD: “…What’d you think about Ginuwine, ‘Pony’?” And I was at my apartment, where I’m sitting right now…I jumped out of my seat and went “Yeaaaah!”DW: I think it was a good call.LD: My sister was sayin’ that the banana smoking weed that was dancing next to her started singing every single word [all laugh].AO: That sounds like a Red Rocks story if I’ve ever heard one.DW: Oh, yeah…LD: Yeah, definitely. This was my sister’s first time at Red Rocks, and her first time at a Denver-centric show. I was like, “How was the show, what was it like?” She was like “I danced with a banana smoking weed!” That was the first thing that she went for….a banana smoking weed.DW: [bursts out laughing] …a banana smoking weed.LD: But yea, Dave Watts is the doctor and the baker of the 90’s that we cooked up.DW: I only know a few ‘90’s cuts, and I owe it all to Lyle. He introduced me to all the choice ‘90’s cuts, and I just happened to throw that one out there.LD: I couldn’t be more proud of you, Dave [laughs].AO: You guys had [former trumpet player] Gabe Mervine back up there at Red Rocks, too. That must have been fun to get to play together again. Was that something that was pre-planned, or did it just happen naturally like so many of these things do?LD: It’s family, man.DW: We’ve had different players move on and they kind of just disappeared a little bit, but Gabe is still in the scene, he’s still playing with all the players. He’s still part of our community. So it’s kind of an easy fit for him to just jump up with us still.AO: Definitely. And it was cool to see the old guard and the new guard meet with both Gabe and [new trumpet player] Parris Fleming up there together.DW: Yea, it’s great. Parris is one of the most chill people I’ve ever met in my life.LD: Absolutely, just like a sea of chilled-out positivity.AO: I know you guys all share the songwriting duties. Has Parris gotten involved in that aspect of the Motet yet?DW: He’s still sort of stepping into that role. I think he’s been in the back a little witnessing how we go about the creative process, which is smart, so he can step in when need be. I think we have our first song coming up that he’s written a bunch of horn lines for, so we’re really excited about that.Photo: Phierce Photo by Keith GrinerAO: Parris is the “new guy” now, but the first time I talked to you back in 2016, you an [saxophonist] Drew Sayers had just joined up. I remember talking to [keyboardist] Joey [Porter] before Lyle’s first tour with the band, and he told me how you wrote lyrics for a few tracks before you guys had even met, and that sort of made it clear to everyone that you were the right guy to take over that role.LD: Yeah, both “The Truth” and “Fool No More” happened before I had met them in person. I was in the studio like less than two months after the first time I met these guys [laughs].AO: And now in the couple years since then, in your live show, those have developed into some of my favorite songs you play, more so every time. It’s wild to see how much those tracks, and your whole act, has really clicked and built up this great chemistry since then.LD: It’s like we’ve known each other forever, Watts.DW: Awww, man. That’s adorable… [all laugh]. There’re certain people that are cut from the same stone, you know? And when you find that, you know it. When we sent those tracks out to Lyle and he came back with those lyrics and those melodies. We completed the songs before we even met the guy, so it was clear that it made sense for us to be doing this together.AO: Your last album, Totem, came out in 2016. Since then, you’ve released a few new singles and just debuted a new one at Red Rocks, “Highly Compatible”. Whats the status on a new full-length Motet album?LD: It’s definite, baby.DW: Nowadays, you can release a track at a time. You don’t have to release the whole thing at once, which is great for us because then people get used to the music, they know the music. You do them gradually in the live show, and you don’t have to sort of hit people with all your new stuff all at once when they don’t any of the songs, you know?AO: Yeah, that can be overwhelming as a fan for sure…DW: So for us it’s great. We’ll put out probably four or five songs as singles before we actually release the record. It’ll probably be a ten-song album? Eleven-song album?LD: Yea, something like that. We’re catching a cool stride, though. It’s been interesting kinda doing it as a longer process like this as opposed to just going into the studio for a couple weeks. It’s been really fun. It’s been cool to take it slow and make a song at a time and be able to focus in like that.Photo: Phierce Photo by Keith GrinerAO: Looking ahead now, you guys have your first-ever festival coming up, Motet on the Mesa, at Taos Brewing in New Mexico. That looks like it’s gonna be a blast, congratulations on that. I’ve never been, but I hear fantastic things about that venue and just the area in general. LD: It’s a magical place.DW: Two nights in Taos, come on…LD: I don’t throw these words around, but it is just kind of a spiritual place. It’s desolately beautiful… Part of you feels like you’re in Mad Max, part of you feels like you’re in this desert wonderland… These Earthships are all around you, these houses that are kind of built into the ground. … It’s unlike any place you’ve ever been.Then the outdoor stage at Taos Brewing, I don’t know exactly what it’s made out of, but it’s made out of this, like, stone or clay dome. It’s crazy. The way that it’s shaped—Dave, I don’t know if you’ve checked this out—but if you stand in a certain place right outside of the brewery, like a couple hundred feet away, and talk into the stage at a normal volume, you can hear their voice because of the way that it acoustically travels.DW: Whaaat, that’s wild…Railroad Earth at a recent show at Taos Brewing Mothership; @musiconthemothershipLD: I feel like that’s sort of the vibe of the place. It’s these really kooky, crazy attributes about the area that make it that much more special and that much more unique.DW: That’s gonna be a fun gig, I think there are gonna be a lot of New Mexico freaks coming out. We did a show recently at [Santa Fe’s] Meow Wolf, and it was pretty cool [laughs]… Hopefully, we get a lot of those same folks coming out…LD: And I think a lot of the Colorado crushers are gonna come down, too. It’s such a family. The crew that we have going, the bands that we have, they’re such a cool family, man. And I’m really excited to see what happens with that.AO: It definitely is a super cool group of players you guys have coming down—Break Science, TAUK, SunSquabi, The Suffers, Organ Freeman, Mama Magnolia… How involved were you guys in picking that lineup? How did you decide on those bands specifically?LD: Yeah, it was fully us [putting the lineup together]. And as far as picking the bands, it’s kind of a list of our homies, and people that we love… People that we wanna see, people that we not only wanna play with but also support, give our fans a chance to see all of them. Whether it’s people on the rise like Mama Magnolia, or the homies in Break Science and SunSquabi, or folks that haven’t come through Colorado a lot like The Suffers. It’s people that we all believe in musically and that we love to hang with.AO: And of course, since it’s all homies, I’m sure that opens the door for some cool collaborations at the festival. Any particular ones you have in mind that you’re most excited about?LD: I don’t know, man…you know…doing fun, creative stuff with people that we love being around and hanging out with isn’t really our thing…AO: Totally, it sucks. Super lame… [all laugh]DW: We’ve got the late night set too, so that’s gonna get weird for sure…The Motet’s first-ever festival, Motet on the Mesa, will take place at the Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership in Taos, NM on July 27th and 28th. To grab your tickets, head here.
MEDIA CONTACT:Shannon Vassar, General ManagerCourtyard By Marriott, Burlington @ Tafts Corner(802) 879-0100COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT, BURLINGTON @ TAFTS CORNER DONATES FITNESS EQUIPMENTBURLINGTON, VT November 9, 2007 The Courtyard By Marriott, Burlington, @ Tafts Corners, owned by New Castle Hotels & Resorts, a leading third-party manager and hotel developer, has donated their former fitness equipment to the American Lung Association of Vermont on Hurricane Lane in Williston, VT. The equipment, purchased by the Courtyard By Marriott in 1999, was valued originally at $8900.The American Lung Association of Vermont Staff is sponsoring and participating in the Healthy Air” Walk. The walk is set for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 in Downtown Burlington, VT. For more information about this event please visit their website at www.lungvt.org(link is external). The American Lung Association Staff is also training for the Vermont City Marathon in May, 2008, in Downtown Burlington. The Staff is using the equipment to train and prepare for their upcoming challenges. We are so excited said Alissa Ganje, Administrative Assistant at the American Lung Association. All the other New England American Lung Association branches are envious! As a health organization committed to healthy air and improving the quality of life for those living with lung disease its important that as a staff were also taking care of ourselves. This is going to help us do that. exclaimed Danielle Pinders, Director of Development at the American Lung Association of Vermont.The Courtyard By Marriott has updated their on-site fitness room with brand new, state-of-the-art equipment for their guests use while staying at the hotel. The new equipment, consisting of two treadmills and one elliptical cross-trainer, is Life Fitness and has a modern touch, with personal viewing television screens on each unit. Guests can enjoy the full work out experience with the cold months quickly approaching. With all Marriott brand hotels being 100% non-smoking, it gives the full corporate experience of wellness on the road. Our new fitness equipment is key to enhancing the total guest experience. The Courtyards overall mission is enabling people on the road to make life better and we are excited about this addition in our amenity line-up said Shannon Vassar, General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Williston.We are happy we could be intricate in the development of the American Lung Associations Marathon team and at the same time, donate our equipment to our corporate neighbor said Sarah Howrigan, Sales Manager of the Courtyard By Marriott. The Courtyard By Marriott Staff delivered the equipment on Friday, October 26, 2007.The Courtyard By Marriott has resided at 177 Hurricane Lane for 7 years since their opening. They serve companies from Chittenden County, Addison County and incoming guests from all over the world. The Courtyard By Marriott has resided at 177 Hurricane Lane for 7 years since their opening. They serve companies from Chittenden County, Addison County and incoming guests from all over the world. They are managed by New Castle Hotels & Resorts which owns, manages and has under development 31 resorts and hotels in the United States and Canada. The hotel management company consistently ranks in the countrys top 100 hotel management and development companies in hospitality industry trade publications. New Castle celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2005. For more information on New Castle Hotels & Resorts, please contact Gerald P. Chase, president, chief operating officer, at (203) 925-8370, or visit the corporate website at www.newcastlehotels.com(link is external).###PRESS RELEASEBURLINGTON, VT Oct. 26, 2007 For more information on the Courtyard By Marriott in Williston, VT, please contact Shannon Vassar (General Manager) or Sarah Howrigan (Sales Manager) at (802) 879-0100. You may also visit the corporate website at www.burlingtoncourtyard.com(link is external).
During the finale, the Good American cofounder revealed to her family via video chat that she and Tristan had not hooked up amid the pandemic. She added that although that he tries to make a move “every day,” they’ve only pecked. However, she knew they had to discuss where their relationship was heading.Later, she shared her hesitations and mixed feelings with Tristan.“We’ve done this rodeo before where your actions didn’t go with your words and for almost a year now, you’ve been a different person. It frustrates me cause I’m like, ‘Why now? Why are you, like, the man I dreamed of currently? Why couldn’t you be that when we were together?’” the former Kocktails With Khloé host asked. “One of my fears is you’re acting like this until you get what you want, and then if you do, you’re gonna turn into like the old Tristan again.’”- Advertisement – Making it work. During this season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Khloé Kardashian has been vocal about how appreciative she is of Tristan Thompson helping so much with their 2-year-old daughter, True. However, the NBA pro, 29, has been hopeful that their friendship will turn into more.During the Thursday, November 12, episode, Tristan opened up to Kris Jenner and Malika Haqq about how much he hopes that Khloé, 36, will forgive him for his past infidelities.- Advertisement – He assured Khloé that he wants more than just a coparenting relationship, but that if she couldn’t do that, they’d always be family.“You can understand the reservations I have, right?” Khloé asked. “Do I love you? A million percent. Am I in love with you currently? No, but would it be great if I could have this fairytale ending? Yes. But just because you have a family with someone also doesn’t mean you have to stay with someone if it’s not the best fit. … I don’t know what the future holds. All I do know is I am actively trying to take down little bricks. I try to be more trusting. I try. It’s a slow process, but that’s just how it has to be for me, but I do appreciate the effort you make, and the new you. It’s night and day — who you are.”The pair, who split in April 2019 after he kissed Kylie Jenner‘s former best friend Jordyn Woods, are now back together, Us Weekly confirmed in August. An insider shared with Us at the time that the reality star feels hopeful that he has “changed for good.”Listen to Watch With Us to hear more about your favorite shows and for the latest TV news! – Advertisement – Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson Shutterstock“Losing her made me lose a part of myself, and I was going down a path — that was not who I wanted to be,” the athlete, who was caught on two different occasions cheating on the Strong Looks Better Naked author, told Malika, 37. “I gave [Kris] my word that I was going to protect her daughter, and I failed. That kills me the most — when someone you respect and have high regard for and you let them down.”He later shared those sentiments with Kris, who assured him that although he really hurt everyone in the family with his actions, he has gone the distance to prove he really loves Khloé and is sorry.- Advertisement –
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LOS ANGELES >> It sounded like something Clayton Kershaw would have spouted following one of his increasingly career-defining postseason losses.The Dodgers ace put Wednesday’s 5-3 defeat by the Texas Rangers, the Dodgers’ third loss in three days to his hometown team, in a category all its own.“This was probably the most frustrating game I’ve ever pitched, just all things considered,” Kershaw said. “It was the most frustrated I’ve ever been, at least in a long time.”The Rangers collected more runs in four innings on Wednesday than Kershaw had allowed in 28 2/3 innings since May 26. The Dallas native entered the game with a 3-0 record and 0.94 ERA in his last four starts but gave up four runs — three earned — on five hits in six innings, with 10 strikeouts and one walk. “He could’ve gotten a lot better fate,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of Kershaw. “I really think, for me — obviously he can speak for himself — that his frustration is a picture of our club right now.”One frame after Joey Gallo, a 21-year-old Rangers prospect, blasted a two-run home run more than halfway up the right field bleachers, Kershaw strikeout victim Adam Rosales hustled to first base while A.J. Ellis frantically searched for the breaking ball that settled directly underneath the Dodgers catcher.Kershaw’s ensuing balk put Rosales in scoring position for Roughned Odor, who dribbled an RBI single up the middle to give the Rangers a four-run lead.Gallo’s home run couldn’t have been more legitimate — the Rangers’ 6-foot-5 left fielder turned on a hanging slider in the third inning — but Kershaw was likely lamenting the bloop single he allowed earlier to pitcher Wandy Rodriguez, who scored on Gallo’s home run to make the score 3-0.Rodriguez did most of his damage on the mound.The 36-year-old starter, who was released by the Braves in spring training, held the Dodgers scoreless for the first five innings. Rodriguez came within two outs of extending the Rangers’ club-record quality starts streak to 13 games. The apt representative of a cobbled-together starting rotation that managed the most consecutive quality starts since the Tigers’ 17 in 2013 allowed all three runs and four of his nine hits in the sixth inning, when he departed with one out.The Dodgers collected a double and a walk in each of the first two innings, but went 0 for their first 5 with runners in scoring position before coming to life in the sixth.Scott Van Slyke, who went 2 for 4 in his first game after spending 18 on the disabled list with inflammation in his back, followed a Justin Turner single with a two-run home run to left field to pull the Dodgers within 4-2. Kike Hernandez then doubled and was driven in when Alex Guerrero pinch-hit for Kershaw, who was at the 107-pitch mark through six innings, and produced a clutch single to pull the Dodgers within one but that is as close as they would come.This is the second stretch of June during which the Dodgers have lost four of five games, something that has sparked the frustration to which Mattingly repeatedly referenced in the postgame press conference. As for the long-term prospects of the first-place Dodgers, their manager wasn’t worried.“It’s just a period of time in this moment,” Mattingly said. “I’m not worried that it’s going to turn over and our guys are going to roll over and go away. That’s not going to happen.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error He allowed a no-doubt home run to a rookie playing in his 14th career major league game. But things officially unraveled for Kershaw when the same batter he struck out to begin the fourth inning later scored to swell the Rangers’ lead to 4-0.“The way I pitched, the hits they got … just a lot of frustration built up for sure,” Kershaw said. “We’re sick of losing. We were on a little bit of a run there and then we lose three in a row, all close games, just haven’t been able to come out at the end.”A change of scenery didn’t do the Dodgers any good.Fourteen hundred miles away, their offense still looked pedestrian in the fourth loss in five games — the first two losses to the Rangers were in Arlington, Texas before the series shifted to Los Angeles for the final two games. The Dodgers’ offense produced as many runs in the sixth inning as it had in the previous 23 innings of the series. It wasn’t enough to overcome the four-run lead the Rangers built off Kershaw.
Pakistan’s ODI cricket captain Shahid Afridi.Pakistan’s ODI captain Shahid Afridi has ruled out returning to play Test cricket despite being urged to lead the side in all three formats of the game by former skipper Imran Khan.Afridi decided to retire from Test cricket last year although he was named captain for the entire Test and one-day series against Australia and England.He retired from Tests after Pakistan lost to Australia under his captaincy and since then the flamboyant all-rounder has focused on playing just one-dayers and Twenty20 cricket.”I don’t think I am the sort of player who is ideal for Test cricket. So I have no plans to make a comeback to Test matches,” Afridi told reporters at a function hosted for the World Cup team.Afridi insisted that he enjoyed playing limited overs cricket and wanted to focus on these two formats and do justice to his captaincy.”I am thankful to those former players who believe that I should also lead the team in Test matches but I don’t think I am cut out for the five-day format,” he said.Imran has said that Afridi can return to Test matches primarily as a bowler.Afridi, however, said that he was keen to make up for his relative lack of success in batting.”I will focus a lot on my batting on the coming tour to the West Indies because I know people want to see me scoring runs. Now even my daughter has started saying ‘Baba Boom Boom out’,” Afridi said.advertisementThe experienced all-rounder, who has made 320 ODI appearances said he was confident of making his mark as a batsman in the West Indies.”Batting is one department I want to regain my form,” said Afridi who last year scored two hundreds in the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka.- With PTI inputs
Racing Santander keeper Luca Zidane not obsessing over Real Madrid futureby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRacing Santander goalkeeper Luca Zidane says he’s not obsessing over his future with Real Madrid.Zidane is on a season-long loan with the Segunda Division outfit.”We’ll see what happens in a few years,” Zidane said.”I understand that it’s normal to ask me about Real Madrid, but I’m not there.”I see the team in a good state and although the results haven’t been great in the Champions League I trust the squad.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Shell Canada’s Groundbirch division says it has begun using new technology to reduce its carbon footprint in Northeast B.C.In January, the company said that brought its first new multi-well pad design online, which uses electric valve actuators as opposed to pneumatic ones. Shell Groundbirch project delivery and construction specialist Jason McGillivray, who has a background in forest products, explained that an actuator is a mechanism which opens and closes valves. The pneumatic version uses process gas from the well as a power source and as the actuator cycles; the compressed gas used to do the work is vented to the atmosphere. The electric actuator is driven by electric power, thus eliminating the methane emission source.McGillivray says that the new Gen 4 pad design not only greatly reduces fugitive methane emissions, but the design is also expected to increase production capacity by 40 percent and decrease costs by 15 percent. “Our team is lucky to be part of an organization with a strong culture of continuous improvement and we’re always looking to do things better,” said McGillivray. “Even though it goes above and beyond regulatory requirements, we collectively agreed that it is the right thing to do in this situation in terms of our role in providing cleaner energy to Canada and the world.”Shell says that changing the actuators to reduce methane emissions didn’t have a negative impact on production. When it came on stream in mid-January, the first new well pad was ranked number one in the province for top gas rates for initial well production in January according to a report by Alta Corp Capital.“Based on its success, electric actuators will be used on new well pads in Groundbirch going forward, and we’ll share our knowledge with other Shell assets for potential replication,” added McGillivray.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A thunderstorm moving through the North Peace has caused a power outage in Rose Prairie.The power outage is affecting 371 customers in an area West of Rose Prairie road and North of the 277 road.The outage happened just after 7 p.m. and there is no estimate on when power will be restored. For updates, visit www.bchydro.com/outagesA severe thunderstorm warning remains in place for the North Peace. At 7:32 p.m. MST, Environment Canada meteorologists are tracking a cluster of severe thunderstorms capable of producing very strong wind gusts, up to nickel size hail and heavy rain.The cluster is over Fort St. John and tracking southeastward along Highway 97 at approximately 60 km/h.It will impact communities along Highway 97 from Fort St. John to Taylor, as well as along communities along Highway 29 as far south Farrell Creek.
Gurugram: The Jannayak Janta Party has named Mehmood Khan as its candidate from the Gurugram seat. Mehmood Khan works as a social entrepreneur, previously working as the Global Leader of Innovation Process at Unilever.Mehmood was born on June 5, 1954 in the village NaiNangla, Mewat, India, Mehmood studied at HAU Hissar (1970-1975), where he gained a BSc Honours in Agriculture and then went on to a do Post Graduate Programme in Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA-1975-77). Mehmood has development experience at IIMA, Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation (BAIF), and Punjab Cooperatives. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderMehmood has 41 years of experience including 27 years in Unilever in various International positions, with postings in India, Singapore, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Mehmood is Founder President of the IIM Network in Europe and is a Managing Trustee of the Rasuli Kanwar Khan Trust, which is transforming lives in rural Mewat and across India. Currently working as a Social Entrepreneur, he is chairing 2 organisations and is a board member in another 2 organisations. These enterprises are focusing on Education, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Women empowerment, Innovation, Livelihood, Skills, Capability building programmes. It is anticipated that Khan who has gained popularity through his social works may get a sizeable number of votes from Mewat area. With the addition of Mewat belt in 2009, the complexity of Gurugram seat has only increased. The Ahirs form the maximum percentage of voters at 17% which is then followed by Meo Muslims at 13, the other voters in the belt are Jats, Punjabis, Brahmins, Baniyas and Gurjars.