Phish Shares Pro-Shot “Carini” From Dick’s

first_imgPhish is now two-thirds done with their 7th Labor Day Weekend run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO. Phish loves Dick’s, and Trey Anastasio, Jon Fishman, Mike Gordon, and Page McConnell always treat the run accordingly, serving up setlist hijinks and, most importantly, consistently incredible improvisation. Night One was strong, serving up a 5-set second set, with “No Men In No Man’s Land > Carini > Ghost > Harry Hood > Cavern.”The “Carini” offered the second 20+ minute improvisational odyssey of the set, following NMINML. After a brief “vocal jam” on the song’s first “lumpy head” line, the band kept things dark and murky where many great “Carinis” of late have eventually found their way into blissful major-key territory. Laser-like effects laced the extended jam, which hinted at a resolution to major space before Mike took the reigns and led the outfit back into dark, minor-key weirdness. Trey took the band on his back from there, piloting the ship to the biggest, most euphoric peak of the night to that point before settling into a “Have Mercy”-like reggae groove (with faint hints of “Manteca”) that finally relented into the opening notes of “Ghost.”Phish Announces Dick’s Webcast And Free Sunday StreamThe band has shared pro-shot video of “Carini,” which you can watch below:Tonight’s Phish stream is free, and will be available of Phish’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channel.SETLIST: Phish | Dick’s Sporting Goods Park | Commerce City, CO | 9/1/17 SET 1: Blaze On, 555, Breath and Burning, Theme From the Bottom > Free, Tube > Roggae > MoreSET 2: No Men In No Man’s Land > Carini > Ghost > Harry Hood > CavernENCORE: The Horse > Silent in the Morning > Character Zero[photo by Jeremy Scott]last_img read more

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More maneuvering to keep Navajo Generating Station alive

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:A Chicago-based company in negotiations to take over a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona said it would run the generating station at less than half its existing capacity to ensure it’s economical, a company official said Tuesday.Fewer employees and a new lease and coal supply agreement also are in the mix as Middle River Power pursues a takeover of the Navajo Generating Station. The current owners of the 2,250-megwatt plant near the Arizona-Utah border are planning to shut it down next year unless someone else buys it, saying power produced by natural gas is cheaper.Joseph Greco, a senior vice president for Middle River Power, told Arizona utility regulators the company would operate the plant at 44 percent of its capacity, and differently during peak and off-peak demand, making it more economical while ensuring a steady power base. The company offered few other details, citing nondisclosure agreements.“We believe there is a solution to be made,” Greco said.The power plant sits on the Navajo Nation and is fed by coal jointly owned by the Navajo and Hopi tribes. Navajo President Russell Begaye has said a lease agreement with Middle River Power and its parent company, New York-based Avenue Capital, could come before tribal lawmakers at their October session. Still, a sale is considered a long shot.Tuesday’s meeting before the Arizona Corporation Commission was meant as an update on the plant’s future. The Arizona Corporation Commission doesn’t regulate the power plant or its majority owner, the Salt River Project. But it oversees two Arizona utilities that own shares of the power plant, Tucson Electric Power and Arizona Public Service Co.The utility is working to place employees at the Navajo Generating Station in other jobsThe Salt River Project said it’s been in talks with Middle River Power but couldn’t discuss specifics because of a nondisclosure agreement. In the meantime, the utility is working to place employees at the Navajo Generating Station in other jobs at SRP. Deb Scott, senior director of regulatory policy at SRP, said 140 of the 443 employees have left for other jobs, and their previous positions are being filled by contractors.One of the bigger hurdles for Middle River Power is finding utilities that will buy power from the coal plant.Prospective operator of Navajo Generating Station near Page plans major cutbacks More maneuvering to keep Navajo Generating Station alivelast_img read more

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Pitt to take on Bowling Green at Pizza Bowl

first_imgBowling Green defensive back Aaron Foster (23) returns an interception for 37-yards during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Northern Illinois at the Mid-American Conference championship in Detroit, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald won a slew of awards this year.The senior is hoping to close the season with a win Thursday night against Bowling Green at the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl to help the Panthers finish with a winning record for the first time since he was a freshman.The Falcons won’t be easy to beat.Bowling Green (10-3) is favored to top the Panthers (6-6) at Ford Field, where it defeated previously unbeaten and 16th-ranked Northern Illinois in the Mid-American Conference championship game earlier this month.The impressive victory and the program’s turnaround led to Wake Forest hiring coach Dave Clawson away from the Falcons. Bowling Green picked former Eastern Illinois coach Dino Babers to replace Clawson but will be led in the bowl game by interim coach Adam Scheier.Here are five things to watch when Pittsburgh and Bowling Green match up in the Motor City:In this July 21 photo, Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald speaks during the Atlantic Coast Conference Media Day in Greensboro, N.C. Donald’s dominant season earned the Pittsburgh defensive lineman four major college football awards and a spot as a first-team All-American. There’s still one more thing on his checklist: helping the Panthers win the Little Ceasar’s Bowl. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)DOMINANT DONALD: Donald won the Lombardi, Outland, Nagurski and Bednarik awards and was the ACC defensive player of the year. The 6-foot, 285-pound defensive tackle had 10 sacks this season and led the nation with 2.2 tackles for loss per game. “He’s a disruptive force,” Scheier said. “We’re just going to have to keep him in check.”POTENT OFFENSE: Bowling Green averaged 35.4 points and 472.5 yards with a balanced offense. Travis Greene ran for a single-season, school-record 1,555 yards. Matt Johnson threw for 3,195 yards with 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Johnson outplayed Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch in the MAC title game, throwing four of his career-high five touchdown passes in the first half. He was 21 of 27 for a career-high 393 yards, connected with five teammates for scores and didn’t throw an interception against a team playing for a BCS bowl bid.CONSISTENTLY AVERAGE: The Panthers finished 6-7 in each of the last two years, capping each losing season with a lopsided defeat at the Compass Bowl. Mississippi routed Pitt 38-17 last season and SMU beat the Panthers 28-6 a year earlier. “We want to finish strong and wanted the opportunity to play another game with this group,” second-year Pitt coach Paul Chryst said. “We like this group, and there’s a big difference in our room between going 7-6 and 6-7.”COACHING CHANGES: The Falcons won’t have Clawson, but they will have some coaching continuity during their return to Detroit. Scheier, in his fifth season with the program, was the team’s special teams coordinator and tight ends coach under Clawson. The interim coach will be assisted by offensive coordinator Warren Ruggiero and defensive coordinator Mike Elko against Pitt. “What we do here works,” Scheier said. “It’s a plan and foundation put in place by coach Clawson.” Clawson and his staff helped Bowling Green become the only team to have a chance this season to increase its number of victories by three for a third straight year. The Falcons can match a school record with an 11th win. They had eight victories last year, five in 2011 and two in 2010. Babers, a former Baylor assistant, turned around Eastern Illinois during a short stay. He was 19-17 in two seasons with the Ohio Valley Conference program.SWAN SONG: The Detroit Lions decided to get in the bowl business and will host a game next year, effectively pushing the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl out of their stadium. The bowl game has been held at Ford Field since 2002. It was previously called the Motor City Bowl and was played at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich.last_img read more

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Wheeldon keeps the Ice moving in right direction

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorAfter being the face of Nelson Leafs’ franchise for the past five years, Simon Wheeldon pictured himself spending time this coming hockey season in a rink, watching the game he so deeply loves.However, the plan had the former European hockey star taking a position in the stands and not behind the player’s bench.That all changed during the summer when it was rumoured the Kootenay Ice Major Midget Hockey team was close to extinction. Wheeldon couldn’t see that happening and decided to make a comeback as coach of the Ice.“I heard that B.C. Hockey couldn’t find a coach and was going to cancel the program,” Wheeldon told The Nelson Daily earlier this week. “So I called B.C. Hockey and asked if I could coach the team.”Of course Wheeldon had a vested interest in this decision. His son Adam Wheeldon had played on the team last season and was most likely going to be a part of the program again.But just as luck would have it Adam Wheeldon excelled during the junior training camp season, first in Trail at the tryout of the B.C. Hockey League Smokies, and, second the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Nelson Leafs. The latter thought so highly of the younger Wheeldon the coaching staff made him one of the two 16-year-old players.“(Adam) worked very hard this summer, grew a little and had some good camps,” the elder Wheeldon explained.So Simon Wheeldon once again assumes the position as coach on the eve of the Major Midget season. “I’m really encouraged by the talent of this group, especially the first year kids,” Wheeldon said when asked about this year’s edition of the Ice.“The expectations I have is to see this group of kids develop into a hockey team, get better and see what happens in the league,” he adds. “The Ice has four Nelson Minor Hockey grads on the team — defencemen Matthew Carr and Joren Johnson and forwards Carsen Willans and Dryden Hunt. Hunt played last season at Notre Dame in Wilcox, Saskatchewan.While the rest of the BCMMHL opened the season, Kootenay Ice played a pair of exhibition games against the Okanagan Hockey Association in Nelson.The Ice opened the two-game set looking pretty good after dropping a 4-3 decision. Andy Miller from Trail and Hunt, with his first of two in the game, gave the Ice a 2-1 lead after one frame. The teams were tied at 3-3 after 40 minutes.OHA scored the only goal of the third period to steal the one-goal victory.In game two, Kootenay took on the chin losing 6-1. OHA took a 2-0 lead after the first period. Hunt cut the margin to 2-1. But the visitors struck for two goals within a minute during the second to put the game away.Kootenay opens the Major Midget season Saturday in Nanaimo against the North Island Silvertips. “This is by far the youngest team in the league,” said Wheeldon, faced with the fact that most high-level local players will play for a KIJHL team — which has four franchises within a 50-mile radius. “So this kids are going to have to learn to be resilient and mentally tough to compete in this league.”Last season, the Kootenay Ice, coached by Brent Petrick, had its most successful season finishing ninth with an 11-28-1 record.The Kootenay Ice is part of the 11-team BCMMHL. Most of the Ice players are from Nelson, Trail and Castlegar with a few from the East Kootenay and Midway.The first home game for the Ice is Saturday, October 2 when Kootenay plays host to the Okanagan Rockets at the NDCC [email protected]last_img read more

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Procurement boost for manufacturers

first_img9 December 2011 South Africa has put the buying power of the state firmly behind local manufacturers, with a new law now in force that allows the government to name sectors and products that will have to have a minimum level of local content to qualify for state procurement. The amendments to the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, which aim to boost local entrepreneurs while creating more jobs in the private sector, came into effect on Wednesday. Launching the new regulations in Durban, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said the first wave of designations marked an important milestone in the government’s efforts to support the manufacturing sector and reverse industrial decline. The designated sectors for now are the manufacturers of buses, power pylons, rolling stock, TV set-top boxes, clothing, canned vegetables, footwear and leather products. Further designations will follow next year. “Each designation will stipulate a minimum level of local content for the relevant sector,” Davies said. “Wherever relevant, the designations also set out specific recommendations for ensuring competition among domestic producers and value for money for the state.” Davies said the regulations would also enable state entities to include as a specific tendering condition that only locally produced services, works and goods could be procured. The National Treasury has led workshops to make supply chain officials aware of the new regulations. “Supply chain practitioners are crucial implementation agents of government’s localization programme, given the quantum of capital expenditure budgets in the years ahead,” Davies added. The designation follows just weeks after the adoption by the government, business, labour and social partners of a Procurement Accord which commits the parties to work together to increase local procurement as part of South Africa’s plans to create five-million jobs over the next decade. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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It’s great to be back: AB de Villiers after whirlwind 176 against Bangladesh

first_imgAB de Villiers feels he is hitting the ball as sweetly as ever following his recent break from the South African side, an ominous sign for bowlers ahead of a busy season across all three formats.South Africa were given a glimpse of what they have been missing as De Villiers flayed Bangladeshs attack with stunning ease on his way to a career-best one-day international score on Wednesday.He smashed 176 from 104 balls, including seven towering sixes, as South Africa sealed the three-match series with a game to spare following a 104-run victory.A career best score in ODIs wins @ABdeVilliers17 the POTM award for the 2nd #SAvBAN ODI: https://t.co/epZ3pd0iz0His best ever ODI innings? pic.twitter.com/07a4XqCoin- ICC (@ICC) October 18, 2017#CSAnews @ABdeVilliers17 makes emphatic return to stage where he belongs #ProteaFire #SAvBAN … https://t.co/raFI76RUBD pic.twitter.com/hdXPOQeVe8- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 18, 2017″I’m hitting the ball as well as ever and it felt that way out there, I could feel the ball coming off really well,” he told reporters. “It’s just nice to contribute.”De Villiers had been on a self-imposed exile from the side, but announced last month he would be available again in all three formats as South Africa prepare to welcome India and Australia for respective test series in the coming months.”I just needed a couple of months away with the family, which I got,” he said.”I watched all the games the guys played and I’ve been in contact with them. It felt like I never really left, but I did miss being on the park and playing.advertisement”It’s great to be back. It’s a huge privilege to play for my team and my country. For the last few months, I’ve been working really hard on my game and all I wanted to do was get back into the side.”De Villiers hinted in the past that he may retire from test cricket to concentrate on the limited-overs game, but appears to have performed an about-turn and is now hopeful of a return to the longest format for the first time since January 2016AB says hes ready and willing to work himself back into the Test side. #ProteaFire #SAvBAN pic.twitter.com/ETpvQxhTGF- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 18, 2017Its not something I play for.?? AB de Villiers after being asked if he was disappointed to miss out on a double century. #ProteaFire pic.twitter.com/P0nDmHBHJu- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 18, 2017AB talks about the nerves he still feels before going out to bat. #ProteaFire #SAvBAN pic.twitter.com/OXSiny2pcF- Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 18, 2017″If selected, I will be there but I can’t accept that I am going to be in the squad,” he said. “I have been out of the squad for a while and guys that have come in have done well.”You don’t just walk into the test team. I am going to have to work my way back. I am prepared to do the hard work.”South Africa host Zimbabwe in an inaugural four-day test starting on Boxing Day, before three matches against India in January and four versus touring Australia in March.last_img read more

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First Year’s Return on Yanks $450 Mil Investment Appears to be a Bust

first_imgNEW YORK — Even the New York Yankees acknowledge they are running out of time.On a night when most everything went wrong for the Yankees, they lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Tuesday in another missed opportunity to spark an increasingly unlikely playoff run.With just 20 games remaining, they have a 5½-game deficit to overcome for the AL’s second wild card. They are in danger of missing the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since 1992 and ’93.“We have to win a lot of games,” Mark Teixeira said. “We have very little margin for error.”Hiroki Kuroda (10-9) lasted a season-low 3 1-3 innings and left with a 4-0 deficit. New York closed to 4-3 when Jacoby Ellsbury homered in the fourth and Chris Young hit a two-run single in the fifth.Jacoby Ellsbury followed Young with a single to left with runners at first and second, and third base coach Rob Thomson sent Stephen Drew home. Matt Joyce’s throw arrived well ahead of Drew, and catcher Ryan Hanigan had the plate blocked. Drew slid into the tag and was called out by plate umpire Vic Carapazza.After manager Joe Girardi came out of the dugout, the call was upheld following a video review.“You can’t make the first out at home,” Girardi said. “You have the bases loaded, nobody out.”Thomson blamed himself for the decision.“Just a bad send. Just an error on my judgment, and I take full responsibility for it,” he said. “We’re all accountable around here, and it just wasn’t a good decision. Nobody out. Middle of the lineup coming to the plate. I’ve got to stop him there.”And the inning fizzled for New York when Derek Jeter lined to second baseman Ben Zobrist, who flipped to shortstop Yunel Escobar and doubled up Young.“It leaves us in a pretty big hole,” Girardi said. “Basically we have to win every day.”Earlier in the day, Major League Baseball gave teams and umpires new guidelines on what catchers can do under this year’s experimental rule designed to avoid collisions.The new rule, announced in February, says a catcher can’t block the plate without the ball. The guidelines sent to teams Tuesday say the catcher’s positioning shouldn’t change the call when the throw clearly arrives ahead of the runner.“I think on Sunday, he would have been safe,” Girardi said.Drew felt he had “nowhere to go.”“The old-school way is to try to take him out,” he said. “If I had to do it again, I’d probably do it the other way.”Rays manager Joe Maddon agreed that trying to knock over the catcher might have been the best option.“Joe had every reason to go out and argue,” he said. “Conversely, if that play is overturned, it’s a travesty.”Girardi, a former catcher, sounded exasperated.“If I’m the baserunner, I’m going to run him over there,” he said. “I’m going to lower my shoulder, and I’m going to run him over.”As for the rest of the game, Chris Archer (9-8) allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 1-3 innings for the win. Pitching with old-fashioned stirrups that had horizontal stripes, he improved to 5-0 with a 1.93 ERA in six starts against the Yankees.Dominating with a 95 mph fastball, Archer retired his first nine batters before Ellsbury’s leadoff homer in the fourth. The Yankees scored their other runs in the fifth.“The hardest-hit ball that inning was the double play,” Archer said.Jake McGee, Tampa Bay’s fourth pitcher, got three outs for his 17th save in 19 chances.McGee, who hasn’t allowed a home run this year, retired Brian McCann on a flyout to the right-field warning track leading off the ninth and allowed Carlos Beltran to hit a drive about 10 feet to the foul side of the left field pole. Beltran then flied out, and Teixeira hit a game-ending comebacker.James Loney’s solo homer in the second off Kuroda (10-9) had put the Rays ahead, and Tampa Bay opened a 3-0 lead in the third on RBI singles by Evan Longoria and Loney. Zobrist’s run-scoring single in the fourth chased Kuroda.“Crucial time right now where are in a must-win situation,” Kuroda said through a translator, “and the fact that I couldn’t contribute, I feel really bad about it.”EMPTY SEATSThe game drew 31,188, the smallest crowd at new Yankee Stadium and New York’s home low since Sept. 23, 2004, according to STATS.TRAINER’S ROOMRays: SS Yunel Escobar returned to the starting lineup after missing Sunday’s game because of flu-like symptoms.Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka threw 45 pitches during a simulated game and may need only a practice outing before rejoining the rotation. The Japanese star has been sidelined since July 8 by a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and hopes to avoid ligament-replacement surgery that would sideline him for 2015. … INF-OF Martin Prado (hamstring) and OF Brett Gardner (abdominal strain) were out of the lineup again.UP NEXTLHP Chris Capuano (2-3) starts for New York on Wednesday against Tampa Bay RHP Jake Odorizzi.RONALD BLUM, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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10 months agoBrighton winger Locadia delighted to prove matchwinner

first_imgBrighton winger Locadia delighted to prove matchwinnerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton winger Jurgen Locadia was delighted to prove the matchwinner for victory over Everton.The Dutchman claimed his second goal in two games.He said, “It’s crazy, I’ve gone from not playing every game to then scoring two games in a row. I’m very happy and proud and I want to thank everybody for reaching this moment.“We started well in the first half and also began the second half well too. Everton created a lot of chances, and they almost scored, but I feel that we deserved the win today.“For the goal, I saw the ball deflect off an Everton player and it was a clear goal in my opinion, but the referee had his doubts. In the end, he gave it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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22 days agoStandard Liege coach Preud’homme: Any Arsenal result a surprise

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Standard Liege coach Preud’homme: Any Arsenal result a surpriseby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveStandard Liege coach Michel Preud’homme admits they’re rank outsiders going to Europa League opponents Arsenal.The former goalkeeper says any result would be a bonus.”Getting a result would be a surprise,” says Preud’homme. “Of course we all hope so. What the reality brings, however, we’ll only know tomorrow night. I have told my players to take advantage of this competition to give everything. With the ambition to get the most out of it. “We are going to try to play our football. Our biggest weapons? Every week, we are a team that tries to think collectively.” last_img read more

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Gabrielles Angel Foundation Hosted The Angel Ball Launch Party 2016

first_imgDenise Rich and Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research celebrated the generous support of the foundation through its Angel Ball Launch Party 2016 at TAO Downtown on Thursday, October 6th, 2016.Guests toasted the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation with cocktails by Manhattan Moonshine, the world’s first premium silver whiskey. Manhattan Moonshine served up its signature Earl Grey Sour cocktail, which is a delicious Whiskey Sour infused with Earl Grey tea. Due to its naturally sweet, grain forward flavor, Manhattan Moonshine makes the perfect whiskey for cocktails. Founder and CEO William Kehler was on site to serve up these delicious cocktails. Sufi Wines also served guests its perfectly balanced red and white wines.Attendees included: Denise Rich, Will Kehler, Lauren Day Roberts, Amrita Singh, Sam Bhatia, Michelle Herbert, Paola Bacchini-Rosenshein, Alisa Roever, Cynthia Ott, Jasper Ott, Morris Moinian, Michelle Rella, Frank Rella, Tatiana Byron Marx and Brad Marx.For more information and tickets to the Angel Ball 2016 on Monday, November 21st, 2016 at Cipriani Wall Street, please visit www.gabriellesangels.org.last_img read more

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