Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Releases Soundboard From Their 100th Show With Their First Original Debut

first_imgSetlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Brooklyn Bowl | New York, NY | 3/9/2017Set One (8:34PM – 9:41PM): BIODTL @ (SM), Bertha # (TH), Mama Tried (SM) -> Help On The Way (TH) -> Slipknot! -> Throwin’ Stones Jam $ -> New Minglewood Blues % (SM), Ramble On Rose (TH), Keeping It Simple ^ (All)Set Two (10:16PM – 11:42PM): intro/crowd, Music Never Stopped & (SM) -> Third Stone From The Sun Jam * -> Music Never Stopped Reprise + > Row Jimmy @@ (TH) -> Crazy Fingers (TH) -> Estimated Prophet (SM) -> Jack Straw (SM/TH), Morning Dew (TH)Notes: @ – 100 Beat – Beat It On Down The Line# – With a “Shortnin’ Bread” (James Whitcomb Riley) tease (MB)$ – First Time Played By Almost Dead% – With Throwin’ Stones Teases / Jams (Band)^ – Almost Dead Original, Music by JR & Lyrics by TH, First Time Played& – With an “Ode to Billy Joe” (Bobbie Gentry) Tease (SM)* – Jimi Hendrix original, First Time Played By Almost Dead+ – Not played by Almost Dead since Suwannee Hulaween, 10.29.15, a gap of 49 shows@@ – Proceeded by a significant Wharf Rat Tease / Jam – may become a separate track based on length. Also with a Throwin’ Stones Tease (SM)I feel like I heard “Dear Prudence” (The Beatles) teased a bunch thru the night, maybe for sure in Morning Dew? There was also a “Fly Like An Eagle” (Steve Miller Band) somewhere in the first set… Let me know what you heard.Beat It On Down The Line, via nugs.tvKeeping It Simple, via TimeZonerTVMusic Never Stopped, via nugs.tvJack Straw, via LazyLightning55a For their thirty-seventh edition of Taper Tuesdays (technically a Wednesday edition), Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has released the full audio to their performance at the Brooklyn Bowl on March 9th of this year, as part of their six-night residency across two weekends at the New York venue. Their March 9th show marked the 100th show for the Grateful Dead tribute project consisting of Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, and Scott Metzger and the first night of their Brooklyn Bowl run (though for the second weekend, Oteil Burbridge subbed in for Dave Dreiwitz on bass, who was on tour with Ween).Oteil Burbridge Joins Joe Russo’s Almost Dead For Entire Show At Brooklyn Bowl [Videos]During Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s performance on March 9th, the group debuted their “Throwin’ Stones” jam, which fell in the first set between “Slipknot!” and “New Minglewood Blues.” The first set later ended with the debut of the group’s first original song, “Keeping It Simple,” which was written by Joe Russo with lyrics by Tom Hamilton. The second set kept this momentum going, with the group jamming through their debut cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Third Stone From The Sun” during a massive rendition of “Music Never Stopped.” You can check out the setlist from Almost Dead’s 3/9/2017 performance below, courtesy of Peter Costello, then listen to the soundboard of the show below along with some choice videos captured during the night. You can check out Live For Live Music’s full recap of the night here.[Photos by Jeremy Gordon]last_img read more

Dr. Dre To Donate $10M For High-Tech High School Arts Center In Compton

first_imgAccording to a report in the LA Times, Dr. Dre has pledged to donate $10 million to help build a performing arts center at the new Compton High School in his hometown neighborhood of Compton, Los Angeles. Compton High School students as well as members of the community will have access to the new performing arts center. It will feature state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for digital media production, as well as a 1,200-seat theater. “My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dre said in a statement, “The performing arts center will be a place for young people to be creative in a way that will help further their education and positively define their future.”Those involved with the Compton school board are overjoyed with the hip hop mogul’s involvement and pledge for the new performing arts center. “The support that Dre has shown to Compton over the years is unwavering and we are so excited that we will now be home to one of the greatest performing arts centers in the country,” said Satra Zurita, president of Compton Unified’s governing board of trustees, to the LA Times. Micah Ali, vice chairman of the district’s board of education, said the new high school will be the most modern public school complex ever built. “We are looking forward to blending both [Dre’s] vision and that of the district to provide opportunities for individuals to both explore and apply their creativity in the arts,” says Darin Brawley, Compton Unified superintendent.The hip-hop mogul and Compton native will be directly involved in raising the remaining funds needed to complete the center, which is expected to break ground by 2020. Dre’s donation to the new Compton High School comes a few years after he promised to donate all the royalties from his last album, Compton, to fund new performing arts and entertainment facility in the city.[h/t – LA Times]last_img read more

United Arab Emirates says it will offer citizenship to some

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to grant some foreigners citizenship to this oil-rich nation home to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It’s part of efforts to stimulate its economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. The UAE previously gave citizenship to Palestinians and others who helped form the country’s government after its formation in 1971. Others have received it over time as well. Saturday’s announcement by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, said the offer could apply to artists, authors, doctors, engineers and scientists, as well as their families.last_img

Rail executives plan for long-term decline in coal demand

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Absent orders from the president and his administration or the U.S. Congress, it is unlikely new coal-fired power plants will be built in the United States, a railroad executive said June 13.CSX Corp. is doing “everything we can” to work with coal miners and power plants, the company’s Executive Vice President and CFO Frank Lonegro said at a transportation conference in New York City, but the company still views the U.S. coal sector as being in long-term decline.“Our job is to optimize the bottom line, and that business is really good for us,” Lonegro said. “So we want to stay in that business as long as we possibly can.”The company currently holds a “stable” outlook for domestic utility coal demand. That outlook, Lonegro said, is based on no “real major plant closures in the next couple of years” affecting CSX.At the same conference, Union Pacific Corp. Executive Vice President and CFO Robert Knight said that after watching coal rapidly fall from around 50% to around 30% of the share of U.S. power generation, the railroad is expecting that share to now hover around the high 20s to 30s in the long term.“Yes, there’s probably going to be more downward pressure. There’s going to be some retirements of some utility units. How much coal that means does or does not move in our franchise remains to be seen,” Knight said. “So it feels—I’m not going to call out that it’s stable as a definitive term, but it feels more stable certainly than what we’ve experienced.”More ($): Rail exec: Coal stable, but new plants unlikely without help of Trump, Congress Rail executives plan for long-term decline in coal demandlast_img read more

July Letter from the Editor: The Big Five Things That Will Save the Planet

first_imgThere are a lot of eco-friendly lists out there, especially fluffy, feel-good suggestions for greening your life by changing light bulbs. In this issue, we provide 10 ways you can really, actually, truly make a difference. None of them are easy, but all of them have an added bonus: they’re good for you. Healthier personal choices lead to a healthier planet. If you want to step up your green game, here’s how you can help save the planet:Support renewable energy. Even with the recent boom in natural gas, fossil fuels won’t last much longer, and they’re doing irreparable damage to the planet’s health and our own. Without renewables, our species doesn’t stand a chance. Vote with your dollars, too. Switch to socially and environmentally responsible mutual funds and investments, especially ones that support solar, wind, geothermal, and tidal energy. Demand that your schools and employers—and your government—do the same. Divestment campaigns are taking place at university campuses across the country, and representatives on both sides of the aisle support ending fossil fuel subsidies.Buy less stuff. Spend your money on what matters most: nutritious food, clean water, and a healthy lifestyle enjoyed with family and community. What else do you really need?Protect public lands. Wild places aren’t just for the animals, nor are they simply playgrounds for wealthy recreationists. They are essential to all of our health. Public lands protect drinking water for most of the Eastern U.S., and they are essential to sustaining healthy soil, air, and food for everyone.Eliminate plastics. It’s not just BPA to worry about. The replacements for BPA are just as toxic. Virtually all plastics are potentially poisonous. Plastics are made from petrochemicals—your plastic spoon and water bottle are basically congealed oil. Most of the synthetics used in plastics production have never been tested for human safety, and the few that have are endocrine-disrupting, estrogenic, and potentially carcinogenic.Eat a local, organically grown, mostly plant-based diet. Sound too radical? It’s what human beings have been eating for at least two million years. Our caveman ancestors mostly gathered fresh fruits, vegetables, roots, and nuts for their calories; meat provided less than 15% of most Paleolithic diets. And our agrarian ancestors were all organic farmers who ate what was in season. Only in the past 50 years have we shifted to an industrial diet of processed foods and factory-farmed meats, and as a result, one-third of the world is obese and even more are suffering from dietary diseases.It comes down to this: prioritize health over cheap crap (whether plastics or fast food or fossil fuels), and you’ll save the planet, money, and lives—including your own.last_img read more

People are more likely to contract COVID-19 at home, study finds

first_imgTopics : By age group, the infection rate within the household was higher when the first confirmed cases were teenagers or people in their 60s and 70s.”This is probably because these age groups are more likely to be in close contact with family members as the group is in more need of protection or support,” Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) and one of the authors of the study, told a briefing.Children aged nine and under were least likely to be the index patient, said Dr. Choe Young-june, a Hallym University College of Medicine assistant professor who co-led the work, although he noted that the sample size of 29 was small compared to the 1,695 20-to-29-year-olds studied.Children with COVID-19 were also more likely to be asymptomatic than adults, which made it harder to identify index cases within that group. “The difference in age group has no huge significance when it comes to contracting COVID-19. Children could be less likely to transmit the virus, but our data is not enough to confirm this hypothesis,” said Choe.Data for the study was collected between Jan. 20 and March 27, when the new coronavirus was spreading exponentially and as daily infections in South Korea reached their peak.KCDC has reported 45 new infections as of Monday, bringing the country’s total cases to 13,816 with 296 deaths.center_img South Korean epidemiologists have found that people were more likely to contract the new coronavirus from members of their own households than from contacts outside the home.A study published in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July 16 looked in detail at 5,706 “index patients” who had tested positive for the coronavirus and more than 59,000 people who came into contact with them.The findings showed that less than 2% of patients’ non-household contacts had caught the virus, while nearly 12% of patients’ household contacts had contracted the disease.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Hosts Non-Partisan Redistricting Listening Sessions with Pennsylvania Residents (Round-Up)

first_img National Issues,  Redistricting,  Round-Up,  The Blog,  Voting & Elections This past week, Governor Wolf held three non-partisan listening sessions as a part of his continued effort to hear from Pennsylvanians on gerrymandering and congressional redistricting. The governor visited State College on Tuesday, Philadelphia on Wednesday, and Pittsburgh on Thursday to receive feedback from constituents. The General Assembly has until February 9, 2018, to redraw the congressional map after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the existing districts last month.The governor listened to the concerns of faculty and students, community officials, and constituents, and will use their comments to ensure that Pennsylvania’s congressional districts are fair for every voter in the commonwealth. Governor Wolf also invites every individual in the commonwealth to submit their suggestions and concerns online at“It’s important that we engage in open and transparent conversation on gerrymandering,” said Governor Wolf. “This is not a partisan issue and I want to make it clear that the people of Pennsylvania are the ones leading this charge.”Take a look at the coverage below: By: Alyson Hogan, Press Assistant Governor Wolf Hosts Non-Partisan Redistricting Listening Sessions with Pennsylvania Residents (Round-Up) SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img February 02, 2018 Daily Collegian: PA governor Tom Wolf addresses gerrymandering, potential changes to state’s political mapPennsylvania governor Tom Wolf visited the State College Municipal Building on Tuesday to address gerrymandering in the state and its effects on the current Congressional map. The panel was the first in a string of events Wolf will attend to discuss the current state of Pennsylvania’s Congressional map before the General Assembly’s redrawing on Feb. 9.WPSU: Gov. Wolf Asks Constituents To Chime In On Drawing Fair Congressional DistrictsGovernor Tom Wolf visited State College on Tuesday to talk with residents about ways to draw a new congressional map for the state. Joined by about 100 local residents, a panel of Penn State faculty and students and community leaders, Wolf said the goal is to have a fair map. State College was the first stop as Wolf makes his way across the state to take input from constituents.CBS Philly: Gov. Wolf Hears Feedback from Pennsylvania Residents On RedistrictingGov. Tom Wolf stopped at the campus of Saint Joseph’s University on Wednesday to hear from citizens and interest groups trying to help reshape Pennsylvania’s voting districts in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling ordering a redrawing of voting maps. During a forum on the process of redistricting and the gerrymandering that went into the latest map thrown out by the high court, citizens registered their frustrations and urged the governor to bring about a non-partisan solution.CBS Pittsburgh: Gov. Wolf Hears Input from Pittsburgh Voters on Redrawing of State’s Congressional Map:A battle over Pennsylvania’s Congressional map has gone all the way to the United States Supreme Court. The state Supreme Court ruled recently that it is too partisan. State Republicans don’t want it to change; but on Thursday, at Point Park University, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf heard from some voters who disagree.The current map was drawn by a Republican legislature. “People, I sense, are really fed up with the way the map is, and they really want a fair map,” said Gov. Wolf.WESA: Gov. Wolf Seeks Public Feedback on Redrawing PA’s Congressional MapPennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf visited Point Park University Thursday afternoon to seek public input on creating a less partisan congressional map. About two weeks ago, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court ruled that the commonwealth’s map is unconstitutional and must be redrawn by Feb. 9. Wolf sat on a panel of professors and community advocates, including Suzanne Broughton of Fair Districts PA and Point Park University political science professor Nathan Firestone. It was the third and last “listening session” held by the governor about redistricting.Times Online: Wolf hears pleas for fair congressional districts during Pittsburgh discussionIf court challenges fail and the state Legislature has to draw new congressional district maps by next week, Maureen Mamula, the president of the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, knows exactly what she wants. “I want maps that will inspire people to vote,” she told a redistricting panel convened by Gov. Tom Wolf at Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation in Pittsburgh on Thursday. “I want them to be inspired to vote by the maps that they have.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Accounting roundup: BP, Glencore under pressure on climate change

first_imgEnvironmental lawyers at ClientEarth have written to oil company BP and commodity giant Glencore warning of “the risk of investor lawsuits based on statements about future fossil fuel demand in their reporting”.The move is the latest salvo in the campaigners’ battle to force businesses to address climate-related issues in their company reports.ClientEarth lawyer Alice Garton said in a statement: “Fossil fuel majors are facing unprecedented disruption to their business models. By continuing to offer bullish forecasts, BP and Glencore could be setting themselves up for future problems.”ClientEarth wrote to the two firms to warn them of the “potential for future claims but also to encourage investors to engage with the companies and encourage them to move away from self-serving scenarios when reporting on likely future trends for their business”. The campaigners alleged that both BP and Glencore published scenarios for future commodity demand in their latest corporate reports “that paint a picture at odds with expert analysis”.ClientEarth also said the two companies were being “optimistic when compared to competitors’ forecasts”.A Glencore spokesperson pointed to the company’s recent AGM, at which the company’s non-executive chairman Anthony Hayward said: “I think we have come a very long way in the last couple of years.”He argued that Glencore’s coal business was “robust to even the most, I suppose, on the one hand aggressive, on the other hand, conservative views of climate”.Hayward added that Glencore supported the Financial Stability Board’s recommendations on climate change and expected to adopt them.BP did not respond to requests for comment.It comes after shareholders in ExxonMobil this week voted against the recommendation of the oil giant’s board to force more disclosures about the impact of climate change on its future prospects.US president Donald Trump last night vowed to pull his country out of the landmark Paris agreement on climate change.IASB puts pensions accounting work on holdMeanwhile, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has confirmed that it will take no further action on its pensions accounting research project for the time being.The project is currently allocated to the board’s research ‘pipeline’. This means that the board might activate it when it has the resources to do so.IASB director Peter Clark said during the board’s May meeting: “On the research pipeline, we are not recommending bringing anything forward in the next few months.”The IASB’s website also revealed that staff were drafting a final document summarising their work on discount rates under international standards.The document is slated for release within the next six months.New standard for insurance accountingFinally, the IASB has published a new International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) dealing with insurance accounting.IFRS 17, insurance contracts is a step change in financial reporting for insurers. It requires them to measure and present their liabilities on a more uniform basis at a current fulfilment value.last_img read more

Mourilyan Breakwater Extension Works About to Begin

first_imgWork to extend the Mourilyan breakwater is expected to begin later this month with rock from several local quarries due to arrive soon, according to the Queensland Government’s latest release.Transport and Main Roads Minister, Mark Bailey, said that the $1 million, 60-meter extension works to the breakwater would enhance protection for boaties.“This is great news for Far North locals and visitors to this beautiful region who like to get out on the water,” he said.‘‘Improvements will provide safer conditions for launching and retrieving vessels at the boat ramp and floating walkway.”Mr Bailey added that the original breakwater was built by the State Labor Government in 2011.‘‘This announcement further cements our commitment as we continue to improve infrastructure and safety for recreational boaties in the Mourilyan area,’’ he said.Completion is planned by the end of April 2018, weather permitting.Funding for this project is being provided from the Marine Infrastructure Fund.[mappress mapid=”24851″]last_img read more

US baker sues Colorado after refusal to bake cake celebrating gender transition opposed

first_imgMr Phillips refused the request, citing his belief that “the status of being male or female … is given by God, is biologically determined, is not determined by perceptions or feelings, and cannot be chosen or changed,” the lawsuit said. TVNZ One News 16 August 2018Family First Comment: First it was ‘you MUST accept same-sex marriage.’ Now it’s ‘you MUST accept gender ideology.’ All in the name of tolerance eh“Colorado is on a ‘crusade to crush’ Mr Phillips because of his religious beliefs. Mr Phillips is challenging a June 28 finding by Colorado’s Civil Rights Division that Mr Phillips discriminated against a Denver-area attorney who requested a birthday cake in 2017 to celebrate the attorney’s gender transition from male to female.”A Colorado baker who insisted his religious beliefs justified his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple — an argument partly supported by the US Supreme Court — has sued the state again for opposing his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition, his attorneys said today.Lawyers for Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips allege in a federal lawsuit filed yesterday that Colorado is on a “crusade to crush” Mr Phillips because of his religious beliefs. They are challenging a June 28 finding by Colorado’s Civil Rights Division that Mr Phillips discriminated against a Denver-area attorney who requested a birthday cake in 2017 to celebrate the attorney’s gender transition from male to female.center_img The rights division found that Autumn Scardina, who requested the cake, was discriminated against based on her transgender status. It ordered both parties to seek a mediated resolution.READ MORE: read more