Phish Is Planning To Debut New Material On The Road This Summer

first_imgBy now, most Phish fans know that the group spent the winter months working on a new studio album in Nashville. The quartet had debuted a number of new songs on the road throughout 2015, including catchy tunes like “Blaze On” and “No Men In No Man’s Land.” According to a new report in Rolling Stone, we may soon hear even more new material on the road.What Songs Could Make It Onto Phish’s Newly-Announced Studio Project?In a summer tour highlights article, Anastasio talks about how energized he’s been after Fare Thee Well and Phish’s 2015 tour dates. “By New Year’s, I just felt so loose… It reminds me of 1994, 1995. I kinda miss that.” He continues, saying “Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we all turned 50, but there’s a patience and a desire to really hear what the other band members have to say.”The brief profile also reads: ” Phish took that energy into the studio all winter, recording songs Anastasio expects to debut on the road.” New Phish music! We’re guessing a formal announcement of the band’s 13th studio album isn’t too far off.Read the profile below:Last summer, Trey Anastasio joined the Grateful Dead for their Fare Thee Well concerts before spending the rest of the year on the road with Phish. “By New Year’s, I just felt so loose,” he says. “It reminds me of 1994, 1995. I kinda miss that.” Phish took that energy into the studio all winter, recording songs Anastasio expects to debut on the road. “We’re firing on all cylinders,” says Anastasio. “Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we all turned 50, but there’s a patience and a desire to really hear what the other band members have to say.”[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Bob Dylan Plays The Classics In First U.S. Concert Of 2016

first_imgLast night, Bob Dylan made his U.S. tour debut with a sold out performance at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Amphitheatre in Woodinville, WA. Dylan  has an extensive summer tour in the works, on the heels of his recently-released Fallen Angels album (read the review here). After spending most of April in Japan, Dylan made himself at home in the States, working in new music with some of his old classics for the performance.The show started with Dylan’s 2000 hit “Things Have Changed,” before launching into “She Belongs To Me” from his 1965 album, Bringing It All Back Home. The new albums pay tribute to songs from the American Songbook, and a track like “What’ll I Do” represents that era of classic music. Still, Dylan had time for his own originals, as evidenced by the “Tangled Up In Blue” and “Blowin’ In The Wind” entries on the setlist.At 75-years-old, it appears that Bob Dylan has still got it. Keep on rocking, Mr. Dylan. Edit this setlist | More Bob Dylan setlists[Photo by mattachak/Instagram]last_img read more

How To Prepare Your Home For A Hurricane With Alure Home Improvements

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsOnce again Long Islanders have to confront the possibility that a hurricane may slam across our shores, leaving destruction in its wake. In the days before the storm hits, homeowners can take important steps to prepare their property in order to minimize the damage, and, if repairs are needed in the storm’s aftermath, to ensure that they’re not too costly or time consuming.As we know firsthand at Alure Home Improvements, it’s never too early to prepare your home and your family for severe weather before the strong winds blow and the heavy rains fall.We recommend you follow these tips and heed the advice from the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center:In case you lose power or are trapped in your home for a few days, you’ll want to have all your supplies in an easy-to-find, safe container that ideally is water proof. Make sure you have dry food that you can prepare when there’s no power, enough clean water for everyone in the household to drink for a couple of days, a battery-powered radio, a working flashlight and a first-aid kit. Also, stock up on any necessary prescriptions or medications in case the pharmacies are closed after the storm. Another important tip is to make sure your cell phones are fully charged when severe weather is in the forecast.Before the storm comes, make sure you understand how much risk of flooding your home could face. Talk to your emergency management office or your local officials to get informed.Keep your important phone numbers handy so you can contact them in the event of an emergency. Don’t wait until there’s damage to your records to call your insurance company. Make sure you can reach your local law enforcement officials—especially if someone in your household is elderly and infirm, on life support, or there are newborns, infants and toddlers who might need special attention in case of an evacuation. If the government tells you to evacuate, don’t hesitate. We saw what happened to people who thought they could wait out Superstorm Sandy and panicked when they couldn’t take it. Get ready to leave at a moment’s notice with everything you’ll need to live away from your home for a few days. Talk to your family about your contingency plans. And learn your evacuation route by heart, if you have the time. Pay attention to the weather forecasts so you’re prepared. Being prepared is the best defense. Don’t blow it off! Take official warnings seriously.For less severe weather outbreaks, the biggest risk to your house will come from the torrents of rain. If your gutters aren’t clean and your roof is clogged with debris, then water can pool up quickly and cause leaks or even collapses. Now is the time to clean out your gutters and test your drainage system. If it needs more extensive work, consult an exterior designer about new roofing and drainage options. Once the storm hits, it will be too late.High winds can knock down trees and take down power lines. You may want to consider pruning problematic trees around your house if time allows. But what you definitely should do is make sure that all your outdoor furniture and backyard items are firmly tied down, put away, and stowed in your garage if possible. Don’t let your patio furniture become flying missiles in the gale force winds because they can damage your house or your neighbor’s home in the blink of an eye.Aside from roof and gutter damage, your windows and your garage door are most vulnerable to severe weather. Board up your windows ahead of time. Also protect your garage door from breakage, because that could lead to serious structural problems and high repair costs.Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsWhen a hurricane’s devastation is widespread, storm-chasing companies from around the country will undoubtedly show up on Long Island’s doorstep, where they will set up shop and hope to make a quick buck. Some of these firms—hopefully a very small minority—will try to take advantage of the homeowner’s desperation and, more despicably, prey on the most vulnerable.“Many of these companies will be in and out, and in some cases, may not be around or accessible three months down the road in the event service is needed,” notes Sal Ferro, president and CEO of Alure Home Improvements, who has advised Long Island homeowners in the past to be careful when considering who should repair the damage their home may have suffered. “Whoever you choose to work on your home, whether it be Alure or one of the many other reputable contractors on Long Island, please make sure to do your due diligence. Select a company you can count on.”Ideally, that means a company with an established presence on Long Island and whose references you can check out without a hassle.“Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for any of your needs, or for advice, whether for you and your family or for your neighbors in need,” adds Ferro. Those are words to live by, hurricane or not.last_img read more

Vietnam reports 43rd H5N1 death

first_imgJun 18, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A Vietnamese health ministry official announced 2 days ago that a 20-year-old man had died of H5N1 avian influenza, marking the country’s first death from the disease in about 18 months.Trinh Quan Huan, Vietnam’s vice health minister, told Vietnam News Agency (VNA) that the man fell ill on Jun 2 and died on Jun 10, two days after he was hospitalized, according to an Associated Press (AP) report today.VNA reported that the man’s family raised about two dozen fighting cocks and some ducks, the AP story said.If the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms the man’s case, as well as four other cases reported by Vietnam over the past few weeks, the country’s H5N1 case count will rise to 98, with 43 deaths. For now, the WHO count for Vietnam stands at 93 cases and 42 deaths.Two Vietnamese patients who were recently diagnosed with H5N1 infections have been released from hospitals, while two others remain under care, according to the AP report. All are from northern provinces, and all were reported to have had contact with sick or dead birds.Vietnam has been battling several poultry H5N1 outbreaks since early May. Animal-health officials today announced that almost 700 ducks and chickens died at eight farms in Bac Giang province in northern Vietnam, bringing the number of affected provinces to 16, Reuters reported.”Bird flu virus is widely present in the environment and has infected many poultry flocks. Therefore, it can happen anywhere now,” said a government statement quoting Deputy Agriculture Minister Bui Ba Bong, according to the Reuters report.The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently published a report on its investigation of Vietnam’s recent bird outbreaks. It attributed the unseasonable outbreaks to an increase in the numbers of ducks, many unvaccinated, that were released to graze on newly harvested rice paddies.Meanwhile, agriculture officials in Bangladesh said today that H5N1 avian flu has spread to two farms in Jaipurhat district, prompting the culling of 7,000 chickens, according to a Reuters story.The outbreaks, which began in March, have now affected 14 of the country’s 64 districts, the Reuters report said. Bangladesh has had no confirmed human H5N1 cases.See also:WHO H5N1 case countJun 7 FAO reporthttp://www.fao.org/avianflu/news/vietnam.htmllast_img read more

Merrill Lynch retains top spot in broker survey

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House website hacked, building put up ‘for sale’ in jobs law protest

first_imgHe said the House’s information and technology division was in the process of fixing the website and had taken down the hacked text.At the time of writing, the House’s website appears to have returned to normal.A TikTok video showing the hacked text made rounds on social media, with many netizens expressing their amusement at the guerilla satire.House secretary-general Indra Iskandar acknowledged that there had been attempts to hack the website since Monday, when the bill was passed into law. Widespread protests against the passage of the controversial Job Creation Law have extended to cyberspace, as netizens flood social media to criticize lawmakers, but certain tech-savvy protesters have taken a more direct approach.The House of Representatives’ website was recently hacked and the home page header was changed to read “House of Traitors”.Communications and Information Minister Johnny G Plate confirmed the hacking on Thursday and noted that the security breach was being investigated. However, he denied that the altered text on the website’s home page was the result of hacking, claiming that it was merely a visual edit.Read also: Govt defends jobs law despite opposition“The text was [the result of] an edit,” Indra said, adding that the House had coordinated with state-owned telecommunications firm PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) and the National Police to monitor any further security breach.Other protesters have also found unusual ways to voice their opposition to the new law, such as putting up mock product pages on e-commerce platforms to “sell” the House complex.One such page on Tokopedia offers the House complex – and its occupants – for Rp 1,000 (US$0.068).Tokopedia spokesperson Ekhel Chandra Wijaya said the company would watch out for disruptive activities on the platform to ensure compliance with the law.“We are following up on reports in accordance with procedure,” Ekhel said in a statement on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.Another e-commerce company, Shopee, also saw the creation of product pages for the House complex on its platform.“We have ensured that all product and store pages that violate our application’s terms and conditions are taken down to ensure customer convenience,” said Shopee spokesperson Radityo Triatmojo.Several such product pages on Shopee offered the House complex for between Rp 10,000 and Rp 99,000.The National Police previously issued a telegram calling for “cyber patrols” to curb mass protests against the passage of the law, stoking fears of authoritarianism among protesters. (rfa)Topics :last_img read more

Danny Welbeck may still get new Arsenal contract despite injury troubles

first_img Comment Advertisement Phil HaighSunday 31 Mar 2019 6:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link15Shares Welbeck has been out since November (Picture: Getty Images)‘He’s progressing very well,’ said Emery.ADVERTISEMENT‘He is working and starting to touch the ball and to work on the pitch. His progress with such a big injury is going very well.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s difficult for him to play matches this season but he is progressing very well and maybe the doctor will tell us he can come train with us in the last weeks of this season.‘After, his individual thing is to speak with the club (about his future). Welbeck broke his ankle against Sporting (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have very few English players in their ranks, and Emery hinted that could be a reason to keep Welbeck in the squad.‘Every (English) team needs English players,’ the Spaniard continued.‘Danny has his injury now. He was going with the national team and we were happy for him and the national team.More: FootballChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘(Promising English players) are now in (Arsenal’s) under-18s, under-19s, under-20s and under-21s teams.‘We have a lot of players with the possibility to grow up with us and be part of our future, and also with the national team.’Arsenal are in Premier League action on Monday night when they take on Newcastle at the Emirates.MORE: Roma want Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri to be their manager next seasonMORE: Furious Neil Warnock blasts ‘criminal’ officials after controversial Chelsea defeatcenter_img Unai Emery is thinking about a new deal for Danny Welbeck (Picture: Getty Images)Danny Welbeck’s hopes of a new Arsenal contract are still alive, despite being out of action through injury since November.The England international’s current deal expires in the summer, and his chances of a new contract appeared to have been hit after he broke his ankle in the Europa League on 8 November.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starHowever, Gunners boss Unai Emery believes contract talks are on the way for the 28-year-old, as the Spaniard provided an update on the striker’s injury. Advertisement Danny Welbeck may still get new Arsenal contract despite injury troubleslast_img read more

GUIMARAS A HARD SELL? DOT seeks to reposition island after Iloilo Strait tragedy

first_imgParticipants included students, businessmen, motorboatoperators and workers, motorcycle and jeepney drivers, and resort owners, amongothers. The Department of Tourism Region 6knows what it has to do: reassure tourists that it remains safe to cross theIloilo Strait. But Director Helen Catalbas acknowledges there’s a lot to do. MARINA actually ordered the phase outof all wooden-hulled passenger motorboats and replace these with aluminum- orfiberglass-hulled ones but boat operators said the cost was prohibitive. “What Guimaras is currently gettingare independent or individual travellers, small groups. Gone are the big groupsof tourists crossing the Iloilo Strait to visit the island in buses and vans,”said Catalbas. Stakeholders present includedrepresentatives from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Maritime IndustryAuthority (MARINA), local government units of Guimaras, tour operators,resorts, hotels, and restaurants. “In the minds of tourists, it’s noteasy, it’s not safe to go to Guimaras anymore,” lamented Catalbas. According to the Guimaras ProvincialTourism Office, 19,439 same-day tourists visited the island in August and16,908 in September – significantly lower than the 49,295 visitors recorded inAugust 2018 and 31,856 tourists who came in September last year. From the Parola wharf, the berthing area of motorboats plying the Iloilo City – Guimaras route has been temporarily moved to the old wharf of Bacolod City-bound fastcrafts on Iloilo City’s Muelley Loney Street to give way to the dredging of the mouth of the Iloilo River. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Last month a group calling itself Hugpong Guimarasheld a “unity walk” in Guimaras to dramatize the sorry plight of the provincedue to the tightly regulated operation of motorboats. “We have to respect the ‘safety first’policy of MARINA and coastguard,” said Catalbas, “but we have to come up withsolutions which will allow tourism and Guimaras to move forward.” Wearing black shirts, they called for the return of the way motorboatsoperated prior to the Aug. 3 Iloilo Strait tragedy. “We will reposition Guimaras as a safedestination. We need to assure tourists that traveling to Guimaras is stillsafe. But we have to get the commitment of all stakeholders,” she said duringyesterday’s inter-agency dialogue at a hotel here. Tourism has become one of the maineconomic drivers of Guimaras which boasts of export-quality sweet mangoes,beaches and dive sites. The PCG and MARINA imposed strictmeasures on sea travel following the Aug. 3 Iloilo Strait tragedy. Theseincluded limiting motorboat trips (from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. only), removal orrolling up of tarpaulins or canvas that give shade to passengers, and mandatorywearing of lifejackets throughout the trip. Catalbas also suggested that fastcrafts and roll on, roll off (roro) ships make themselves available for chartertrips of big groups going to Guimaras. Stakeholders also agreed to lobby withMARINA to reconsider one restriction – the removal or rolling up of tarpaulinsor canvas that protect passengers from the scorching heat of the sun. ILOILO City – After the capsizing ofthree motorboats that drowned 31 people in the Iloilo Strait, tourist arrivalsin the island province of Guimaras dropped by 73 percent in August andSeptember this year from arrivals recorded in the same months last year, datafrom the Guimaras Provincial Tourism Office showed. “Our plea is that for the time being, samtang wala pa ang modernization, ibalik ang trapal with some modifications,” said Fred Davis ofHugpong Guimaras. “With a lot of events and conventionsin Iloilo City, Guimaras has to be ready to accommodate tourists. Whether weadmit it or not, whether we realize it or not, Guimaras is one of theattractions of Iloilo City. They (visitors) come here for events and they hopeto cross to Guimaras which is only 15 minutes away,” said Catalbas. One of the things that dialogueparticipants agreed yesterday was to modernize or improve motorboat services. Gov. Samuel Gumarin of Guimaras and Cong. Lucille Nava themselvesearlier warned of the economic dislocation of motorboat operators, crew andtheir families if the phase out of wooden-hulled boats is not done gradually./PNlast_img read more

Defeat may put players off – Bruce

first_imgHull boss Steve Bruce has admitted his side’s 3-0 capitulation to Newcastle at the KC Stadium could have jeopardised his chances of strengthening his squad in the current transfer window. But Carver now faces a “15-game season” to turn his dream job into a longer-term appointment, with club officials still expected to look elsewhere for a successor to Alan Pardew. Carver said: “I want this job and have all re-focused on what is really a 15-game season. “We are getting players back from injury and they have all got to compete and get in the team. Everybody’s re-focused because they know I am now the head coach and I hope we are going to go forward.” Carver went on to pay tribute to top scorer Papiss Cisse, who completed his long-haul return from the African Nations Cup late on Friday night and made a brief appearance off the bench with the game already won. “We got him on a train and a plane and he got here eventually,” Carver said. “He might have been a little bit fatigued, but I wanted to get him on the pitch because he had travelled and made the effort to get here. It shows you that everybody wants to be a part of it and that is a good thing.” Bruce revealed fees have been agreed for the Tigers’ two main targets – Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon and Lokomotiv Moscow’s Dame N’Doye. But, after goals from Remy Cabella, Sammy Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran gave the visitors the simplest of wins, Bruce said he would not be surprised to find either player having second thoughts. Press Association Bruce said: “Both (the deals) are up to the players themselves, and, with the position we are in at the moment in the bottom three, we are not really endearing ourselves to the two players. “The fee is agreed (for N’Doye) but there is still a lot of work to be done and that goes for Lennon too – but we hope we can bring the pair of them in. “It would certainly add to our squad but even if we don’t I am still confident the squad we’ve got can avoid going back down into the Championship.” Bruce blasted his side’s second-half performance after an encouraging start in which Michael Dawson and Curtis Davies both came close to putting the hosts ahead. Individual errors were responsible for gifting Newcastle their first two goals and Bruce acknowledged: “We simply have to stop gifting people goals like we have done in the game today. “We made an individual mistake from which they scored and up until then I thought we were the better team – then in the second half we have made a catalogue of errors for the second goal. “We need to show resilience and a bit more determination to try to rectify the situation, but if we’re honest after the second goal it turned into one of those horrible afternoons you can all do without.” The result provided a dream start for Newcastle head coach John Carver, who was handed the job until the end of the season earlier this week. last_img read more

Port Harcourt Polo Club Joins Campaign against Polio

first_imgErnest Chinwo in Port Harcourt Port Harcourt Polo Club has announced its preparedness to work with relevant government and non-governmental agencies to advance the health and well-being of the people.The club joined the campaign against polio in the country as part of its humanitarian services. The President of Port Harcourt Polo Club, Leo Edochie, spoke in Port Harcourt while unveiling a big polio box presented to the club by Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Cosmopolitan, District 9141.Edochie lauded the partnership between the club and Rotary Club and said the club was ready to serve the greater interest of the public.He noted that polio was one of the diseases plaguing the country and said it was time individuals and organisations joined hands to eliminate the scourge from the country.“Port Harcourt Polo Club is pleased to partner Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Cosmopolitan on this important fight against polio.  “While we call on other individuals and organisations to join this important fight against polio, we restate our preparedness to work for the greater good of the society,” he said.Edochie said greater humanitarian service is one of the new board’s nine point vision and that the club and its members are willing to do more.His deputy, Chukwudi Dimkpa, also said that Port Harcourt Polo Club will do everything positive to support in the fight against Polio.The Rotary Club of Port Harcourt Cosmopolitan , District 9141  had presented a big polio box at the Port Harcourt Polo Club, GRA, as part of its humanitarian services in the city.The big polo box is for cash donation that would be forwarded to Rotary Foundation for the fight against polio.Speaking at the presentation, the former District Governor of District 9141, Sir Gabriel Toby, commended the management of Polo Club for partnering Rotary to end polio.Toby, a former deputy Governor of Rivers State, said sports control a lot of followership and the larger society could be reached through sports. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more