Phish Sets The “Golden” Standard With Incredible First Night In Vegas

first_imgAfter two long years, Phish returned to Las Vegas, NV for an exciting four-night run that leads into the holiest of jam band holidays, Halloween. After a brief fall tour that has been highlighted with great playing, Big Boat material and a sit-in from the Grateful Dead’s own Bob Weir, all eyes have been on Vegas. Fortunately, Phish got started with a bust-out heavy opener to set the pace for the weekend to come.The band introduced their four night stand at MGM Grand with a nod to their 2014 Halloween trip to Las Vegas. The space ship immediately blasted off; excitement was in the air with the initial notes of “Martian Monster.” With “No Men In No Man’s Land,” Trey Anastasio came down hard with the gritty licks. The band picked up on it, and fed from the fruits of their own energy. Off the bat, the spirit was high, and then the band kept things exciting with two big bust outs in a row! They broke into the first “Dogs Stole Things” since 2012 (182 shows) and the first “Beauty of My Dreams” since 2010 (227 shows), and these led into the relative rarity and crowd favorite, “Destiny Unbound.”While the audience was initially a bit apprehensive toward the new song “Home,” the Big Boat tune evolved into an excellent jam, complete with Mike Gordon bass bombs galore. Los Lobos’ “When The Circus Comes” was a nice sentimental moment in the first set, but it was the impressive “Steam” that really picked things up at the MGM. The standard “The Wedge” came next, and the set closed with a solid “Walls of a Cave.” Coming off of a highly energetic introduction, the crowd sank right in with the flow of the show.The second set began with a rarity, “Crimes of the Mind,” which hadn’t been played since 2009 (283 shows). Phish extended that energy into an improv-heavy “Golden Age,” reaching a next-level 25-minute mark worth recording, then shuffling into a dimension that brought “Simple” to a “Light” for the ages. Joy track “Twenty Years Later” provided a breath of fresh air, before “Blaze On” and “The Squirming Coil” became an excellent end to the second set.The band returned for a brief “Bouncing Around the Room” before closing with Jimi Hendrix‘s “Bold As Love.” The TV On The Radio original, “Golden Age”, was the absolute takeaway, especially after their previous, jam-less show in Grand Prairie, Texas. The improv-heavy 25+ minute jam more than proved that Phish is still on their game, with three more nights to look forward to.Watch full videos of the first night, courtesy of Tom Rowles on YouTube. You can navigate through the playlist using the icon on the top left.Check out the full setlist from Phish at the MGM below, courtesy of Viva Phish Vegas!Setlist: Phish at MGM Grand Garden Area, Las Vegas, NV – 10/28/16Set I: Martian Monster, No Men In No Man’s Land, Dogs Stole Things, Beauty of My Dreams, Destiny Unbound, Limb By Limb, Home, When The Circus Comes, Steam > The Wedge, Cavern, Walls of the CaveSet II: Crimes of the Mind, Golden Age > Simple > Light > Twenty Years Later > Blaze On, Squirming CoilE: Bouncing Around The Room, Bold As Love[Photo via Dave DeCrescente]last_img read more

Senate discusses IDEA Center, amendment

first_imgWednesday’s Senate meeting began with Vice President Sibonay Shewit calling to attention the effects of Hurricane Harvey, which hit the Gulf Coast in late August.  She encouraged the assembled senators to publicize the Stand With Houston fundraising campaign.“Spread the word,” Shewit said. Next, representatives from the Innovation, De-risk and Entrepreneurship Acceleration (IDEA) Center gave a presentation to the senators.  The Center focuses on commercialization and entrepreneurial activities.  It is open to all majors, and there are many opportunities for students. Examples include online submission, working with the Center through year-round paid internships, competing in contests and participating in the events and lectures hosted by the Center. The IDEA Center hopes to have a minor available to all majors soon.Another major part of the meeting was an amendment proposed by Matt Ross, president of Judicial Council, aiming to increase the number of people on the election committee from seven to 11. The amendment was spurred by the fact that five members of the seven person panel must be present to conduct business. Given students’ different schedules, Ross said such a quorum is often difficult to achieve.“There have been problems in the past,” he said.Under the proposed new system, seven members of the eleven person panel would need to be present to conduct business. When the committee is active during election seasons, only seven members would need to respond to notification of an allegation in order to consider it. Senators questioned the necessity of such an amendment, the fairness to the members of the committee and the event of recusal of a committee member.  After a lengthy discussion, senators voted down the amendment.Freshmen Class Council elections will be delayed as there is no election committee.  This issue will be addressed in the near future.The meeting ended with more announcements made from various members of the Senate regarding sustainability, mental health on campus and other initiatives.Tags: Freshmen class elections, IDEA Center, Senatelast_img read more

26th COVID-19 Related Death Reported In Chautauqua County On Tuesday

first_img15 50-592 131 14718- Cassadaga0 Active Case Rate (per 100,000 residents) Total Cases 14782- Sinclairville0 14081- Irving1 1.4% 41 13.54% 275.4 2 777 523.4 30-39385 73 5.00% Total 0.0 28 164.0 191.5 11 167.5 14787- Westfield1 1.1% 14136- Silver Creek5 355.7 329.6 2 28 14720- Celoron0 473 0.0 3007 1 Percent 0 1.33% 14781- Sherman1 1.0% 20.97% No409 11.87% 44 286.2 14 Percent of Total Cases 197.6 15.7% 90.9 9 0.2% 189.9 66 2.2% 90+2 346.1 382 14784- Stockton0 267.7 2.4% Yes1541 192.3 5 34 80-8910 0.00% 14724- Clymer0 3 Age Group 0 40-49395 New Cases 7 14138- South Dayton0 0-19407 40-492 14 60-693 14728- Dewittville0 29 19.72% 14750- Lakewood1 65 46 63.9 1 14733- Falconer0 7 0.5% 7 0-390 25.8% 90+40 14738- Frewsburg6 12.80% 119 1111.1 70-797 271.7 0 29 3.23% 849.0 239.8 1.5% 10.31% 648.7 14062- Forestville1 0.5% 0.0% 3 3.5% 3 0.9% 0.7% 12 3.6% 98.7 11 14723- Cherry Creek2 23 Symptoms Known1950 133 2 27 2 14726- Conewango Valley1 14747- Kennedy0 0.48% COVID-19 Cases by Known Age 0.4% 8 14769- Portland0 9 Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) 14.6% 294.6 91 1.5% 0.8% 4 20-29593 14716- Brocton1 4.4% 60-69357 Fatality Rate by Age Group 82.1 2.7% 82 109 2 21 70-79203 0.8% 96.8 NYS Fatality Rate: 4.86%US Fatality Rate: 1.9%Source: John Hopkins University COVID-19 Tracker 12/9/2020 14701- Jamestown20 70 1.9% 14775- Ripley0 50-59421 14063- Fredonia5 14048- Dunkirk10 299.5 100.0% 23 Age Number 17 13.14% Percent 0.7% Total Deaths 14757- Mayville1 338.8 14712- Bemus Point2 16 254.9 11.87% 440 Active Cases Fatality Rate 6.75% 80-8997 22 106 0.51% COVID-19 Cases by Presence of Symptoms at Time of Interview Zip Code Number 93.2 1 79.03% 14722- Chautauqua0 14767- Panama0 2.3% 0.5% 150.9 14736- Findley Lake1 0.86% 0.84% 14740- Gerry2 11 3 22 14710- Ashville4 34 3.0% 0.2% MGN Stock Image.MAYVILLE – The 26th death related to COVID-19 complications was reported in Chautauqua County on Tuesday afternoon.The County Health Department, in updating the COVID-19 Dashboard, says the death involved an 80-year-old.Furthermore, the county tailed 65 new cases of the virus with 20 new cases reported in the greater Jamestown area.There are 382 active cases now with 119 in the city. Currently there are 26 people hospitalized with COVID-19.The county’s seven-day average percent positivity rate is 6.7 percent.Since the pandemic started there have been 3,007 cases of the virus with 2,599 people recovering.A full breakdown of Tuesday’s update is posted below:COVID-19 Cases by ZIP Code of Residence All Ages26 0.7% 862.3 57 4.4% 9 3.45% Symptomslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Proof Jon Snow’s Resurrected & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Proof Jon Snow’s ResurrectedWhat happened to Jon Snow? He’s alive and well and in London’s West End (sorry, couldn’t resist). Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington officially opened in Doctor Faustus on April 25 at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Hopefully this is just the start of his return to the boards; Harington kicked off his career in the theater and was the original Albert Narracott in War Horse. Next stop Broadway? We promise not to quiz you, Mr. Harington, about iron thrones, impending winter weather, or if you’re really dead.Hamilton Takes Top Honors for BC/EFAThe 30th Easter Bonnet Competition raised a record-breaking $5,525,568 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The annual event, which took place on April 25 and 26, marked the culmination of fundraising efforts of Broadway, off-Broadway and touring productions. Musical juggernaut Hamilton came out on top, raising the most money of any show with $516,029. The competition featured 17 handmade bonnets by members of the Broadway community and skits involving more than 230 performers in New York. An American in Paris won for their bonnet design, while the cast of Hamilton received top honors for their performance: a Hamilton-style retelling of Sweeney Todd penned by (who else?) Lin-Manuel Miranda.Brían F. O’Byrne & Patina Miller Set for Mercy StreetTony winners Brían F. O’Byrne and Patina Miller, as well as Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham, have been added to the lineup for season two of PBS’ Mercy Street. O’Byrne will play Allan Pinkerton, head of the Union Intelligence Service, with Miller as Charlotte Jenkins, a black Northern abolitionist and former slave, and Pinkham Maj. Clayton McBurney III, the new hospital chief. The returning ensemble cast includes Tony winner Donna Murphy and Broadway alum Josh Radnor.Robert Cuccioli to Lead Paint Your Wagon ‘Revisal’Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez and more have been tapped for a new “revisal” of Lerner and Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon. Directed by David Armstrong and featuring a new book adaptation by Jon Marans, the mythic Western will run at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre June 5 through June 25.Danai Gurira & More to Receive Lilly AwardsPlaywright Danai Gurira (Eclipsed), director Kate Whoriskey, actors Mia Katigbak and Martha Plimpton, and more will be honored at this year’s 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony. The event, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, is scheduled to take place on May 23 at the Signature Theatre.Danielle Brooks on Life-Changing PurpleThe Color Purple’s Danielle Brooks stopped by The Daily Show on April 25 and revealed that the musical’s original production was the first Broadway show she ever saw. “It really has changed my life,” said Brooks. “It made me want to go study for it, so I ended up going to school in New York for theater and ten years later here I am.” Check out the interview below; the revival is playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, led by Cynthia Erivo. Kit Harington in ‘Doctor Faustus'(Photo: Marc Brenner) Star Files View Comments Danielle Brookslast_img read more

Venezuela Detains Spanish National with Cocaine Chocolate

first_imgBy Dialogo March 20, 2013 Venezuelan authorities arrested a Spanish citizen who was carrying a suitcase with ten kilos of cocaine and chocolate infused with the drug at the Maiquetía airport while he was trying to board a plane to Madrid, the Venezuelan government said on March 18. The “Bolivarian National Guard arrested a Spanish citizen carrying about 10 kilos of cocaine in Maiquetía on March 17,” Jorge Galindo, media coordinator at the Venezuelan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, posted on Twitter. The unidentified Spanish citizen “was carrying the cocaine in a suitcase with a double bottom, as well as the chocolates infused with the substance,” Galindo added. Venezuela seized 45 tons of drugs in 2012, half of which were cocaine shipments, according to official sources.last_img read more

‘It’s heartbreaking’: Tioga County opioid overdose deaths doubled in 2019

first_img(WBNG) — After years of progress, Tioga County public health officials say they’ve been dealt a major blow in their fight against the opioid epidemic. If there were a silver lining to all of this, health officials have identified the main cause in this recent spike in deaths. “The primary substance was fentanyl; fentanyl is extremely potent, and it is lethal if somebody does not have Narcan available to reverse the overdose,” said Kylie Holochak, a senior public health educator. County health officials say from 2015 to 2018, opioid overdose deaths dropped more than 50 percent in Tioga County; unfortunately, those deaths more than doubled in 2019. According to the Department of Public Health, there were 8 mixed drug toxicity deaths in 2018, but 17 of them in 2019. Officials say not only is this number shocking, but it’s also staggering as they expect the recent declining number of overdoses to continue. Mixed drug toxicity is when multiple substances are found in a person’s system at once. Holochak said she was shocked by these numbers because the sheriff’s office had reported fewer, but it was the more comprehensive coroner’s report that informed her of the increase. She said there are lots of different ways to help addicts and reduce this problem, from increasing treatment programs to spreading awareness to end the stigma, but above all else, health officials say Narcan is the biggest difference between life and death.last_img read more


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Hagland Shipbrokers Completes Rebranding

first_imgHagland Shipbrokers, a merger of the Norway-based RG Hagland AS and Denmark’s North Sea Shipbrokers, has completed the rebranding of all offices.After 18 months of cooperation between the offices in Norway and Denmark, the German and UK offices have been incorporated and rebranded to Hagland Shipbrokers.The company said it will now consist of 27 brokers in total, with 17 working in the offshore and renewables market.RG Hagland and North Sea Shipbrokers agreed to combine their shipbroking activities within the renewables market at the beginning of 2018.As part of the agreement, Hagland acquired 49% of the shares in North Sea Shipbrokers through a combination of share purchase and subscription of new shares.last_img

AC Milan want Unai Emery

first_imgRelatedPosts Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge Unai Emery has emerged as a potential candidate for the manager’s role at AC Milan for next season, according to Sky Sports Italia. The future of current boss Stefano Piolo, who took over from Marco Giampaolo after a disastrous start to the season, is yet to be sorted and Milan are considering other options for their backroom team. A role as director of football could be offered to either Ralph Rangnick or Luciano Spalletti, but the former is also in contention for the coaching position. If Emery was to be appointed, it would mark a reunion with former Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis, who appointed the Spaniard at the Emirates in 2018. Milan currently sit seventh in Serie A after a turbulent campaign, three points off the European qualification spots. Former Valencia, Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain boss Emery has been out of work since being sacked by Arsenal in November.— Tags: AC MilanRalph RangnickSerie ASky Sports ItaliaUnai Emerylast_img read more

Battle for the Continent: How MFM Escaped Enyimba’s Siege

first_imgShooting Stars beating Akwa thrust Enyimba into third position, needing a win of any sort against Katsina United on the last day to book a CAF Confederation Cup ticket irrespective of what happens in Uyo. That his boys got a result Akwa failed to get in Ibadan should make Anyansi-Agwu one of the happiest men around the arena but his mood was shockingly different.He was among the last to leave as he was glued to his seat long after the final whistle. Hands on his jaw, he gazed into space and couldn’t mutter a word. Obviously, bemoaning a lost opportunity. When he managed to rise up, he took the ‘long’ walk speaking to no one. He was battling hard to subdue his emotions. Men also cry, you know.His expectations may have been heightened by the fact that his boys led till four minutes of regulation time left. At that point, the prospect of leaving Enugu with maximum points was more appealing. If Chibuzor Madu didn’t convert the late penalty that shared the spoils, Enyimba was primed to secure a Champions League ticket if they beat Katsina and MFM fails to win in Maiduguri on the last day.This was Anyansi-Agwu’s ideal scenario. While a return to the continent, whatever competition, is paramount, Enyimba always craves to play in the more illustrious Champions League. Why not? The People’s Elephants are two-time African champions and are always comfortable mixing it with the continent’s best.The hunger in Enyimba was highlighted in the way they approached the Wikki game on match day 36, well aware that only a high scoreline will boost their ambitions. The 4-0 scoreline would have served as a fillip to their quest for the bigger pie.Enyimba’s emphatic defeat of Wikki made Akwa rue missed chances in the 2-1 victory over Lobi two days earlier. Suddenly, the teams were tied on both points and goals difference. Hitherto, Akwa had a superior goals difference, an advantage that would have come to the fore if both teams ended up with the same points.Match day 37 results changed all these. If both teams lost, it would have come down to who conceded or scored more goals. The emphasis on the last match day would have been on the number of goals scored if they record routine wins at home. But Enyimba’s draw in Enugu places them in third position on 58 points, one ahead of Akwa.The tie on points and goals difference has been broken. Enyimba is now in the driving seat in the battle for the Confederation Cup ticket. Akwa must beat Kano Pillars in Uyo while hoping Enyimba doesn’t win against Katsina. But, while Akwa needs favours from Katsina, Enyimba needs no such favours from anyone. All they need to do is beat Katsina and the ticket is in the bag irrespective of what happens in Uyo. This highlights the importance of that solitary point in Enugu.So while Anyansi-Agwu might play Oliver Twist, he should also take into cognizance the other possible scenarios. What if Enyimba lost and Akwa won in Ibadan? What if Akwa had also drawn in Ibadan? What if the Promise Keepers had even won? Enyimba would have been on the back foot. Now, the ticket is theirs lose.Not a few believe Akwa has played the best football all season. They are even good enough to pick a Champions League ticket but Enyimba’s experience in season run-ins shone through. It is not yet Uhuru but the knack to get decisive results at crucial moments has made the task easier for the seven-time Nigerian champions. And it is Akwa’s failure to get such key results that has been their bane.But, while these teams’ aspirations have been limited to the Confederation Cup ticket, MFM should be grateful to Madu for not missing the late minute spot kick against Enyimba. MFM coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu has been talking tough, fancying his team’s chances of beating Elkanemi in Maiduguri while wishing Plateau bottle it against Rangers paving the way for the Olukoya boys to win the title. Ilechukwu can now concentrate on overhauling Plateau at the top since he has no cause to look over his shoulders.One man’s meat, another’s poison. Anyansi-Agwu’s loss, Ilechukwu’s gain.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Clement Nwankpa JrEnyimba’s Chairman, Felix Anyansi-Agwu’s countenance after Rangers forced his boys to a 1-1 draw in Enugu spoke volumes. You would expect him to be happy after news emerged that Akwa United had lost in Ibadan but he, obviously had other ideas.last_img read more