Bob Weir And Wolf Bros Welcome Kenny Brooks, Debut Songs At Intimate Blue Note Shows [Full Pro-Shot Video]

first_imgOn Monday, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros played a pair of last-minute shows at New York City’s intimate Blue Note Jazz Club, utilizing a few days off in the band’s touring schedule. Weir, Don Was, and Jay Lane announced the surprise shows on Sunday afternoon, giving fans a chance to enter a lottery system with a short window of time. Grateful Dead fans spotted bassist Phil Lesh and his son Grahame (Lesh) in the 200-capacity club, which was full of a very attentive group of attendees due in part to Blue Note’s no cell phone policy.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros opened up their first set with “Dark Star”, ultimately weaving in and out of the tune for the entirety of their early set. The trio then invited up longtime Weir collaborator and RatDog saxophonist Kenny Brooks for a jam on John Coltrane‘s “A Love Supreme” before continuing to weave in and out of “Dark Star”, throwing covers of Little Willie John’s “Fever” and Little Feat’s “Easy To Slip” in the mix.Transitioning back into their three-piece configuration, Wolf Bros dove back into “Dark Star”, which was followed up by “Playing In The Band”, a “Supplication” jam, and a take on Bob Dylan‘s “When I Paint My Masterpiece”. Bob Weir and Wolf Bros invited Kenny Brooks back up for the remainder of their early show as they transitioned back into “Supplication” terriory before finally closing out “Dark Star” and reprising “Playing In The Band” to bring the 75-minute set to a close. The four-piece delivered a lone encore with “Ripple” to send their early show crowd packing.Following a break, Weir, Lane, and Was reemerged to open their late show with “Eternity”, a Weir and Rob Wasserman collaboration that had not been in Weir’s live repertoire for more than a decade until he dusted it off on Wolf Bros inaugural tour in 2018. Kenny Brooks joined the band for an improvisational take on “Bird Song”, before the band hopped back into their three-piece format as they moved forward with Bob Dylan’s “Most Of The Time”, “New Speedway Boogie”, and the Bob Weir and Wolf Bros debut of “Morning Dew”. Brooks reemerged to help the band close out their late show with “Not Fade Away”. Weir, Lane, and Was were still basking  in the energy of their set-closer as the trio took the stage to open up their encore with a reprise of “Not Fade Away”, which was followed up by another Wolf Bros debut, “Oh Boy!”, a song made popular by Buddy Holly in the late 1950s.Watch pro-shot video of both of Bob Weir and Wolf Bros’ Blue Note Jazz Club sets below via Nugs.tv:Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – 3/11/2019 [Pro-Shot Video][Video: nugsnet]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros are currently in the midst of their 20-date late-winter tour that spans through March 30th. Next up for the trio is a two-night run at Red Bank, NJ’s Count Basie Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday, March 13th and 14th.For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to Bob Weir’s website.Setlist: Bob Weir and Wolf Bros | Blue Note Jazz Club | New York, NY | 3/11/2019Early Set: Dark Star v1 > A Love Supreme Jam* > Dark Star* > Fever* > Dark Star* > Easy To Slip* > Dark Star, Playing In The Band > Supplication Jam > When I Paint My Masterpiece > Supplication Jam* > Dark Star v2* > Playing In The Band Reprise*Encore: Ripple** – w/ Kenny BrooksLate Set: Eternity > Bird Song*, Most Of The Time, New Speedway Boogie > Morning Dew > Not Fade Away*Encore: Not Fade Away Reprise > Oh Boy!* – w/ Kenny Brookslast_img read more

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Football’s message of hope

first_img6 July 2010Thirty-two football teams from across the world are battling it out in South Africa, but this time it’s youngsters playing, and the boys and girls competing are not just in it for the trophy. Each team is fighting for a cause, hoping to make an impact on the world with more than just their soccer skills.The Football for Hope Festival kicked off in Alexandra, Johannesburg on Sunday, with 32 mixed teams of boys and girls between the ages of 15 and 18 representing teams that tackle issues such as Aids, gang violence, corruption, discrimination and drugs.Like the opening ceremony of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the Football for Hope tournament started with celebrations, dance and songs, with a number dignitaries present.While South African artists Danny K, Kabelo and JR entertained the crowd, South African President Jacob Zuma and Fifa president Sepp Blatter had words of wisdom for the participating teams.Zuma said it was an honour to host the Football for Hope Festival in South Africa and more especially in Alexandra – a place of happiness. He described the festival as an “important development in the family of soccer”.“Soccer is loved by the majority of the world. What the leaders of soccer have decided is that it must now act more, because football is more than just football, it goes beyond the game,” he said.There are important life lessons – such as being happy in victory and accepting defeat with a smile – that could be learnt through the game of soccer, the President added. “I wish I was young once again so I could play soccer!” he joked.The Football for Hope Festival aimed to connect bring people together from all over the world, Blatter said. The festival brought together the “characters and the essence of the game to disseminate a message of hope to the world hope through football”, he said.He described soccer as a school of life, saying the game helped educate not just on the field. “Football is a game based on discipline and respect. It’s a game in which you compete with a good spirit and with fair play,” Blatter said, encouraging the participants to display these qualities during their matches.The first match of the tournament saw Uruguay, a team that fights for children’s rights and social inclusion, play against hosts, Team Alexandra – a team made up of young volunteer coaches from Play Soccer South Africa.Apart from the football, the teams competing in the tournament will also participate in workshops where they are expected to learn from each other. The festival also includes a programme of cultural celebrations.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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No more Mr. Nice Guy: Tiu at peace with decision to retire

first_imgTiu, only 33, grappled with the idea of retirement late last year even while his numbers peaked to career-best heights. He averaged 10.7 in scoring, 2.8 in rebounding and 3.97 in assists in the 35 games he played.The six-year pro revealed that he had come to terms with the decision during a game victorious stand against NLEX on Nov. 6, where he set a career-high performance of 30 points.“Before the game, I was already pretty sure. My teammates knew it, too. I said farewell to all of them,” he said.  “That’s why they kept on passing me the ball even though I was misfiring. They really wanted me to end on a high note.”Everybody started whispering about his retirement after that game. And on Jan. 8, he made it official via a Twitter post.“It’s now time to move on,” he wrote, adding that his “heart is full.”ADVERTISEMENT Xavier legends Tang, Yeo come out of hiatus to bolster Mighty 5 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFor the last three years, Chris Tiu tiptoed around the decision to retire. He was a reluctant pro in the first place, the lure of the PBA not as powerful on him as it was on other college graduates during his time.And he had a lot of basketball outlet anyway, being part of the initial Gilas Pilipinas program. Eventually, he did make the leap and enjoyed a relatively successful stint with Rain or Shine in the PBA.ADVERTISEMENT But he had his businesses to attend to and a family he wanted to watch grow.And that made the decision to walk away from the game easier.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I think I’m at peace now,” the Rain or Shine guard told the press during the recent PBA Press Corps’ annual awards night at Novotel in Quezon City.“[This] is a decision that was supposed to be made three years ago. I’ve extended my career already for a few years and I am glad that I was able to have the chance to play more minutes—especially last year,” he added. “Basketball was a part of my life forever and it’s definitely a transition to a new phase of my life. But at the same time, I felt also relieved in the the way that I don’t have anymore commitments,” said Tiu, who had built a career out of being Mr. Nice Guy from his days with the Ateneo Blue Eagles to the national team and until the pros.“Being part of a professional team takes a lot of dedication and commitment. To stay in shape, keep getting better and to be able to help the team, that’s one thing that’s off my back. And to be able to finally make it official, to make it known, I’m kind of relieved,” he said.And the next phase of his life is about to start.“I’ve been working on a lot of projects, personal and with the family,” he said.And retirement’s biggest draw?“I’ve been spending a lot more time with the kids. It’s not just the amount of time but the quality of the bonding. You’re no longer tired, you’re no longer in a hurry to sleep to wake up early and to be rested the next day for training or for a game. You get to enjoy your weekends,” he said.“Now, I can plan ahead and really cherish every moment with my family,” Tiu added, with a certainty that left no doubt that there was no turning back from his decision to leave the game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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After eye injury, James Harden sets sights on game 3

first_imgUAAP volleyball: UST turns back La Salle, heads to Final 4 with twice-to-beat edge LATEST STORIES SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It certainly looked bad enough as Harden dropped to the court and stayed there — a hand to his eyes — until the Rockets called a timeout so he could get medical treatment.Green spoke to Harden as he departed the court with a compress on his face.Green said he just wanted to check on Harden after the inadvertent contact.“It’s not about hurting anyone out here,” Green said. “A lot of people forget when a guy has an injury you live that every second of every day and it’s not just about this game. So if his eye is messed up, he’s got to live that every day, so I wanted to check on the guy.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “Hopefully it gets better day by day,” added Harden, whose Rockets host game three of the best-of-seven second-round Western Conference series on Saturday aiming to start digging out of an 0-2 hole.Harden returned after receiving treatment — including drops to numb pain in his eyes — and led the Rockets with 29 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBut despite the drops, he could be seen squinting and grimacing in the bright lights.“He got raked pretty good in the eyes,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “But that’s him — I didn’t have a doubt he was coming back unless it was something catastrophic.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ View comments Houston Rockets’ James Harden looks down in the closing minutes of the team’s 115-109 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Houston star James Harden, who suffered a lacerated left eyelid in the Rockets’ NBA playoff loss to the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, is hoping three days of rest will have him seeing clearly for their next encounter.“It’s pretty blurry right now,” said Harden, who was swiped in the face by the Warriors’ Draymond Green as they battled for a rebound in the first quarter of Golden State’s 115-109 victory.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

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Roomorama unveils Lofty merger

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Sealing its spot in the rental market sector, Roomorama has announced its merger with short-term rental site Lofty.com to make the united company one of the “largest online short-term rental providers worldwide”.With US$2.1 million set in seed funding, Roomorama founder Jia En Teo explained the company was in the process of integrating the properties for Lofty to offer travellers “even more options when travelling domestically and abroad”.“International travellers and property owners are continuing to embrace the short-term rental model, and I’m confident that this merger will deliver what the industry has been seeking – higher quality, improved reliability, and a swifter booking process,” Jia En Teo added.Lofty founder Fabrice Grindaalso added that the merger would also treat travellers as it will combine the strengths of both companies while reinforcing “its position as a leader in the industry”.With up to 50,000 properties already in its portfolio, Roomorama said this figure is likely to double before the year’s end, with Australians among the company’s top ten markets.For more information check out the company’s website: Roomorama.com Roomorama Founders in their Roomorama property in New Yorklast_img read more

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Singapore named top cruise destination

first_imgSingapore named top cruise destinationSingapore named top cruise destinationSingapore has been named top cruise destination by industry experts for the second time in three years at the 10th Seatrade Cruise Awards held on 22nd September in Tenerife. This accolade is another feather in the cap for Singapore, which was voted as the top Asian port of call in the inaugural Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards as well.“We are flattered that Singapore has managed to retain the top spot in the minds of the cruise community as an attractive cruise hub,” said John Conceicao, Executive Director, International Relations & Market Planning & Oceania, Singapore Tourism Board (STB).“It’s no doubt that Singapore’s superb air connectivity, world-class berthing facilities at both the Singapore Cruise Centre and Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore terminals, and proximity to the region’s myriad of cruise offerings have all jointly contributed to this win.”Strengthening Singapore as a cruise hubThe award also caps off years of developmental work that STB, cruise lines and trade partners had collectively done to grow the cruise industry in Singapore. Some of the initiatives include forging more than 10 marketing partnerships with cruise lines and trade partners to drive cruise passenger numbers, training more than 800 travel agents from the UK and India with the help of CLIA Australasia, and widening Singapore’s reach to consumers through multiple media platforms. The Board also actively works with Singaporean trade partners to curate immersive and differentiated pre- or post-cruise experiences to enrich cruise visitors’ stay in Singapore.Developing Southeast Asia as the cruising region of choiceBeing the ASEAN[1] lead co-ordinator for cruise development in Southeast Asia, Singapore also spearheaded initiatives such as the creation of the first Cruise Southeast Asian brand to promote the region in a unified voice, and developed tools such as a regional cruise port and attractions map to help cruise lines develop itineraries.These efforts have proved fruitful, as Singapore experienced a 14 per cent year-on-year increase in cruise passenger throughput in 2015, and major cruise line Royal Caribbean International will have their longest-ever homeporting season[2] in Singapore starting October 2016.In Australia, the Board continues to work with various cruise travel partners not only to promote cruises that begin or end in Singapore, but also creating advertorials on Singapore in order to encourage longer stays pre- or post-cruise.Added Conceicao: “Singapore and Southeast Asia are well-placed to ride the wave of growth for cruising in Asia, and the Board will continue to push the boundaries in establishing Southeast Asia as the cruise region of choice.” Singapore Tourism Board for more information, visitSource = Singapore Tourism Boardlast_img read more

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Rep Lucido honors intern with tribute on House floor

first_imgPHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Peter Lucido today presented Konrad Starospka a tribute on the House floor in recognition of his hard work and contribution to the 36th District over the past year. Starospka is graduating from Michigan State University this spring and has worked in Rep. Lucido’s office since December of 2016.### 13Feb Rep. Lucido honors intern with tribute on House floor Categories: Lucido News,Lucido Photos,Newslast_img

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By Jeff Clark Casey Research There are a number

first_imgBy Jeff Clark, Casey Research There are a number of reasons why many of us believe gold stocks will shoot for the moon before this bull market is over – they’ve done so many times in the past… the gold price still has a long way to climb… and producers are generating record revenue and profits. But I think there’s another reason why gold stocks will soar – one that hasn’t dawned on many in the industry yet. The premise for my theory first lies in how gold itself is viewed. Some investors see gold as strictly a commodity or the infamous “barbarous relic.” This group sees no compelling reason to buy the metal and so own little to none. Others view it as a play on a rising asset or because of supply and demand imbalances; they buy while those reasons are positive and sell when they turn negative. Still others view gold as a store of value, an alternative currency, or a hedge against inflation; they tend to buy and hold. Ask yourself why you own gold. Is it because it’s just another asset that offers diversification? Are you buying because it’s going up and someone like Doug Casey thinks it will continue doing so? Or is it due to a genuine concern about the dilution of your currency, both now and in the future? What’s interesting to note is the shift in the number of investors wanting exposure to gold. Many who ignored it a decade ago are now buying. Those who started buying, say, five years ago, continue purchasing it today in spite of paying twice what they paid then. Slowly but surely, it’s becoming more important to more people. To wit, increasing numbers of investors are viewing gold as a must-own asset. So, what happens when it becomes a must-own asset to a substantial majority instead of a small minority? Sure, the price will rise, probably parabolically, but putting aside speculation on the price of gold for now, have you thought about what happens if you have trouble finding any actual, physical gold to buy? I think what many bullion dealers warned of regarding supply in last month’s BIG GOLD could come true. Andy Schectman of Miles Franklin insisted that the bullion market “will ultimately be defined by complete lack of available supply.” Border Gold’s Michael Levy cautioned, “If an overwhelming loss of confidence in the US unfolds, the demand for physical gold and silver will far outweigh all known inventories.” And Mike Maloney of GoldSilver.com warned that if shortages develop, “physical bullion coins and bars might become unobtainable regardless of price.” Here’s a trend to consider. The following chart shows the growth in the world’s population vs. the total supply of gold from around the world. By this I mean new supply from mines, not the existing holdings of refined gold of various sorts held by governments, institutions, and individuals around the world. (Click on image to enlarge) The population of planet Earth has grown roughly 15% just since the year 2000, while the new supply of gold from all sources (mining, scrap, de-hedging) has fallen 4.2%. The rate of growth in the world’s population last year was 1.1%; while this is roughly similar to the increase in annual mine production for 2011, the trend right now is clearly for the growth in population to surpass the global supply of gold coming to market. At the same time, demand keeps growing. China imported 3.3 million ounces of gold last November – and total global mining production outside China is just 6.4 million ounces per month. Gold bullion held by the world’s central banks is at a six-year high – but it’s roughly 15% below the amount they held in 1980 and has fallen in half as a percent of their total reserves. Silver supply and demand paints an even starker picture: last year, for the first time in history, sales of silver Eagle and Maple Leaf coins surpassed domestic production in both the US and Canada. Throw in the fact that by most estimates less than 5% of the US population owns any gold or silver and you can see how precarious the situation is. A supply squeeze is not out of the question – rather it is coming to look more and more likely with each passing month. This is great for gold owners and speculators, but it has further implications: As increasing numbers of people view gold as a must-own asset, and as supply is not keeping up with demand, where is the next logical place for investors to turn to get exposure? Gold stocks. Imagine the plight of the mainstream investor who calls a bullion dealer and is told they have no inventory and don’t know when they’ll get any. Picture those with wealth finally becoming convinced they must own precious metals and being informed they’ll have to put their name on a waiting list. Imagine a pension fund or other institutional investor scrambling to get more metal for their fund and being advised the amount they want is “currently unavailable.” Mining equities would be the fastest way to meet that demand. It’s already happening on a small scale. Don Coxe, the Strategy Advisor to BMO Financial Group and consistently named one of top portfolio strategists in the world, stated that, “Gold has in the past decade evolved from being a curiosity, to a speculative investment, to a sound and necessary investment.” He then urged investors to “emphasize the miners at the expense of the bullion ETFs.” David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist for Gluskin Sheff, wrote, “If we accept the premise that gold is acting like a currency, in a world where central banks in many countries are bent on depreciating their own paper money, one could conclude that bullion will rally against all these units. Gold miners offer an attractive way to play this bullion rally. Because input costs tend to be heavily concentrated in the early years of a rally, history has shown that gold miners’ shares tend to dramatically outperform bullion in the later stages of a gold bull market.” And it won’t be just investors buying stocks; sovereign wealth funds will buy entire companies. China proposed to buy Jaguar Mining in November – a producer that can barely turn a profit – for a 74% premium, double the typical amount. China National Gold Group purchased five gold mining companies over the past four years, spending almost a half billion dollars to do so. Then there was this from Mineweb last week: “A consortium of Indian companies led by Steel Authority of India has turned its sights to gold and copper exploration.” And this: “Afghanistan has now invited bids to develop gold mines in the provinces of Badakhshan and Ghazni…” Keep in mind that the market cap of gold stocks is small – Apple and Exxon Mobil are each bigger than the entire gold sector. The boring water-utilities industry is almost three times larger. The sometimes-hated life insurance industry is more than 11 times bigger. Meanwhile, most institutional investors are underweight gold and gold stocks, if they own them at all. The average pension fund devotes approximately 0.15% of its assets to gold stocks; doubling its holdings – still just one-third of one percent – would represent $47 billion of investment in the gold industry. If they wanted 1% exposure, $117 billion would flood our sector. And don’t forget about the needs of hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, mutual funds, private equity funds, private wealth funds, insurance companies, ETFs, and millions of worldwide retail investors like me and you. All these entities could easily view a shift into gold stocks as a viable way to gain exposure to precious metals. It’ll be the next logical step to take – maybe the only sensible step available if the supply of physical metal remains constrained. It will feel like the most natural thing in the world for them to do. Make no mistake: if this bull market continues, gold stocks will truly soar. An increasingly desperate clamor for exposure to gold could light a short fuse for our market sector. It’s not here yet, but when the rush starts, it will be both breathtaking and life-changing. Are you positioned? [You can buy deeply discounted gold today, getting yourself positioned for handsome profits ahead. Learn how to do it.]last_img read more

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