Fire On The Mountain Load remaining images Boulder, CO was certainly the place to be this past weekend, as Dead & Company played two massive shows at Folsom Field on both Saturday and Sunday night. With the Deadheads in town, both The Fox Theatre and Boulder Theater played host to some incredible after-shows to keep the party going. On Saturday night, Washington D.C.’s own Thievery Corporation took to the stage for a sold-out show that brought the dub and bossa nova-inspired creations of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton to the Colorado faithful.Oteil Burbridge & Marco Benevento Cover Grateful Dead, Allman Bros With Tom Hamilton [Watch]The world beats of Thievery Corporation is something that is akin to straight intoxication. Once Garza and crew step up on stage and get the music going, it is hard to not find yourself entranced in all the happenings that occur with this full ensemble and its ever-rotating cast of musicians and singers and gets into their groove. As the group made its way through a set that was chock full of hits, from the opener “Facing East” from 2002’s Richest Man in Babylon, to “Culture of Fear” ft. Mr. Lif, or “La Femme Parallel” with the sexy vocals of LouLou Ghelichkhani, from front to back there isn’t any let down with the Corporation.“Heart is the Lonely Hunter”, of which the studio version features Talking Heads great David Byrne, is always a welcome addition to the setlist, while “Warning Shots” gets the crowd into an absolute frenzy, jumping up and down and making the room shake. Being that this was a Dead & Company after-party it would only seem fitting that Thievery would pay some tribute to the band. They certainly aren’t any strangers to the material, as the group played a set of Dead songs during last year’s 50th anniversary Fare Thee Well shows in Chicago.After a great “Drum Solo”, the group went into their super mellow version of “Darkstar > Heaven’s Gonna Burn Your Eyes” with Natalia Clavier on vocals , and then brought out surprise guest bassist Oteil Burbridge of Dead & Company for an epic “Fire On The Mountain”, as TC bassist Ashish Vyas (a self-proclaimed Deadhead himself) bowed down to the former Allman Brothers Band member. Needless to say, there was quite a bit of that “Did that actually just happen?” going on inside the venue. But, to answer the question….Yes, it most certainly did happen.Ending the set with arguably their two biggest hits, “Lebanese Blonde” and “Richest Man in Babylon”, Thievery Corporation sent the crowd floating out onto 14th Street, full satiated for this evening but ready for the Sunday portion of the weekend to commence.Watch some video highlights from the night.[Photos and “Depth of My Soul”, “Holographic Universe”, “Lebanese Blonde” videos courtesy of Lacey Terrell – LTstillpix.com – “Fire On The Mountain video courtesy of Sophia Farina]Fire On The Mountain ft. Oteil BurbridgeDepth Of My SoulHolographic UniverseDark Star Lebanese BlondeThievery Corporation Setlist – Boulder Theater 7/2/16Facing EastTake My SoulRadio RetaliationHari KrishnaCulture Of FearLiberation FrontIlluminationDepth of My Soul33DLa Femme ParallelAmerimackaHolographic UniverseVampiresHeart is the Lonely HunterUnified TribeWarning ShotsDrum SoloDarkstar > Heaven’s Gonna Burn Your EyesFire On The Mountain*Sweet TidesLebanese Blonde Richest Man in Babylon* w/ Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company)[All photos by Lacey Terrell, full gallery below]
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU today is hosting a free webcast at 1 p.m. Eastern for members and nonmembers with NCUA Examination and Insurance Director Larry Fazio on the agency’s revised risk-based capital proposal, or RBC2.Fazio is the chief architect of the new proposal, which is out for a 90-day comment period. He will be joined in the webcast by NAFCU Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt, Director of Research and Chief Economist Curt Long and Director of Regulatory Affairs Alicia Nealon.The webcast will give attendees a multi-faceted look at the proposed rule’s impact on credit unions; attendees will be able to ask questions of Fazio and the NAFCU representatives. Members and nonmembers may attend; registration for the free webcast is open now.NAFCU published a Regulatory Alert Wednesday on RBC2 and is asking members to provide their input to the association by April 3. On Tuesday, NAFCU released its new member-only risk-based capital calculator with a feature that NCUA doesn’t include on its own version: five-year forecasting based on estimated return on assets and asset growth rates. continue reading »
.In photo: Hon. Kelvar Darroux presenting scholarship funds to Nichol Paul.The Layou Improvement Committee in collaboration with the Member of Parliament for the St. Joseph Constituency Honourable Kelvar Darroux made its first Titiwi Festival Scholarship presentation to Nichol Paul, a resident of the village of Layou this morning.The Committee which was instrumental in selecting the student for scholarship held a press conference this morning where Honouarble Darroux presented Ms. Paul with five hundred dollars to assist her in her secondary education.The Minister explained that the idea for this scholarship programme came about as because he wanted the festival to be more than just a festival.“It was last year at the Titiwi Festival while speaking as the Member of Parliament for Layou the idea came to me that the Titiwi Festival has to be more than just a festival. I decided to institute a scholarship for an underprivileged child from the community of Layou whose parents or whose guardians are unable to provide some of the basic items that the child would require to attend school.The Member of Parliament also noted that there are many children who are less fortunate among us, whose parents are not able to provide them with the necessities required for educational advancement; therefore he believes it his responsibility to ensure that every child in his constituency is afforded an opportunity to attain an education.In photo: Nichol Paul and her mother.“The reality of the situation is that there are a number of students who are underprivileged and who are unable to attend school and some of the parents because of the situation that they are in they need the assistance. As the Member of Parliament I felt that it was my responsibility to ensure that every child in Layou has the opportunity to attain an education. So I took it as my personal responsibility to institute the first ever Titiwi Festival Scholarship,” he said.Honourable Darroux highlighted that the programme was dubbed “Titiwi Festival Scholarship’ and not after himself because he wants this essential initiative to continue when he has been replaced as Parliamentary Representative.Nichol Paul who will be attending the Isaiah Secondary School when the 2011/2012 academic year begins in September, thanked the Committee as well as the Parliamentary Representitive for awarding her with the scholarship and promised to perform to her best ability.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Sharing is caring! Share EducationLocalNewsSecondary First ever Titiwi Festival Scholarship awarded to Nichol Paul by: – August 19, 2011 41 Views no discussions Tweet
by Malik VincentAs one of the region’s most decorated athletes, Baron “B.B.” Flenory added one more to his laundry list of accomplishments.At the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North hotel on May 5, Flenory was the lone African-American enshrined in the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Western chapter this year. B.B. Flenory “It was a great thing for me to be a part of,” Flenory said. “What a tremendous honor.”A 2011 Courier 50 Men of Excellence honoree, Flenory, was a part of the last Duquesne squad that clinched an appearance in the NCAA tournament (1977).He then went on to play professionally with the Boston Celtics and overseas in Venezuela.When asked about his fondest memories, to this day, his 81 point game in junior high still sticks out his mind, a performance that led to an appearance in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the crowd”. It also set the tone for his star career at Valley High, where Flenory amassed over 1,800 points on the way to being named Pennsylvania’s HS player of the year in 1976.“To get into my state’s hall of fame ranks up there with one of my greatest accomplishments,” he said. “I know that there are better players than me out there. But, the committee remembered my name. That means a lot to me.”Flenory notes his 2010 induction to the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) Hall of Fame as a building block for consideration with the State committee.“If it weren’t for me getting into the WPIAL hall, I don’t think I would have gotten into the State,” Flenory added. “There are several people on the committee that also votes for the State’s, too.”The Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League (AFL) recently honered him with their community service award.Currently, he works as a transition specialist for the Pressley Ridge schools, which is the equivalent to a public school’s guidance counselor.“I take pride in what I do now,” Flenory said. “It’s a total change from what I was doing when I first came home from playing ball.”Flenory got a degree in criminal justice from Duquesne and worked in the penal system as an athletic director at the State correctional facility in Greensburg. He’s also had a stint as a probation officer.“I got tired of working in the punitive system,” he added. “I wanted to do something more therapeutic.”So now at Pressley Ridge, his responsibility is to help the students at the school, who mostly have special needs, transition into life after their school years.His steadfastness in the community and in his career is something that Flenory has also attributed to his induction to the State hall.“I believe that was something (that was present) on the selection committee’s mind when they chose me,” he said. “It’s not just about what you get accomplished in athletics. People will always notice what you do in humanity, as well.”(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected]burghcourier.com or on Twitter @malikvincent.)
Proposed redevelopment and construction work on a number of housing units on the former Ard Scoil Mhuire school site in Gaoth Dobhair was welcomed on Friday. Pearse Doherty praised news that a planning application to build houses on the former west Donegal school site has now been lodged.It’s understood that the application for the site by Charles Roarty proposes to construct up to thirty number housing units and includes plans to build an assisted living residential facility for adults with intellectual disabilities. Commenting on the project, Deputy Doherty said that the proposed redevelopment of the former school would provide much needed additional housing to the area.He said: “I very much welcome these plans to redevelop the former Ard Scoil Mhuire college site which will see the construction of up thirty housing units as well as a purpose-built assisted living unit.“The assisted living element of the development will provide accommodation for adults with intellectual disabilities and the purpose of the facility is to enable them to continue living independently within their own community by providing personal and emotional assistance and supports in order to meet their individual care needs.” “The planning application has now been submitted to Donegal County Council and will now go through the formal planning process,” Doherty continued.“As many people will be aware, this derelict site has a very troubled past and has been somewhat of a blight on the landscape and a scare on Gaoth Dobhair and the surrounding area.“It’s hoped that this project will assist families in Gaoth Dobhair by providing much needed additional housing in the locality, including badly needed homes for persons with intellectual disabilities,” he added.“I now look forward to seeing how these plans progress over the coming weeks and months, and I intend to continue to engage and work closely alongside all the various stakeholders in an effort to ensure that this project, if approved, can be delivered in a thoughtful, sensitive and respectful manner.”Housing redevelopment plans in west Donegal welcomed was last modified: May 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With spring a few months away, one issue that must continue to be addressed by the farmers of the eastern Corn Belt is the growing populations of herbicide resistant weeds.Herbicide resistant populations of weeds such as Marestail and Giant Ragweed have existed for several years and are a growing problem. A few new additions to the list of herbicide resistant weeds have arrived recently, including Palmer amaranth. Now more than ever, it is critical that growers focus on employing effective herbicide programs.Controlling these weeds will require attention to details such as, timing of herbicide applications, using multiple modes of action, use of residual herbicides, and scouting to determine what weeds are present and if any were not controlled by herbicides. There is a wealth of information available from universities which growers can, and should consult in order to stay ahead of problem weeds.For successful weed control apply herbicides when weeds are small enough to be controlled, always follow herbicide labels, and avoid using low rates of herbicides. Additionally, any Palmer amaranth escapes must be pulled by hand before they go to seed.
College football fans aren’t habituated to the rhythm of a playoff — at least not in the same way college basketball fans are before the NCAA tournament. But the games Saturday and the selection committee’s choices Sunday will determine the four teams that enter the first-ever college football playoff. FiveThirtyEight will be here throughout the weekend to update our forecast on which teams are most likely to make it.The math has become simpler after Oregon’s emphatic 51-13 victory Friday night against Arizona in the Pac-12 championship game. Instead of seven teams competing for four positions, there are now effectively five teams — Alabama, TCU, Florida State, Ohio State and Baylor — competing for three slots, with Oregon having secured its position and Arizona out of the running.Nothing’s official yet, but in this case, our statistical model aligns with common sense. Oregon, No. 2 in the selection committee’s rankings entering the weekend, made the playoff in all 20,000 simulations that we ran Saturday morning. Arizona, which now has three losses, never did. Here are the latest numbers:For comparison’s sake, here’s our forecast before the Pac-12 championship:It’s become crowded at the top. No. 1-ranked Alabama is an 82 percent favorite to beat Missouri in the SEC championship, according to ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI). And the Crimson Tide are more likely than not to make the playoff even if they lose to Missouri.Third-ranked TCU probably won’t make the playoff if they lose to 2-9 Iowa State. But they’re 97 percent favorites to win the game, per FPI. Crazy things can happen in college football — but if the Cyclones win, it would be perhaps the most memorable college football upset since Appalachian State beat Michigan in 2007.For the time being, Oregon is the favorite to win the national championship, with a 37 percent chance of doing so. (Alabama may overtake the Ducks if they defeat Missouri, but Oregon’s dominance against Arizona is likely to impress FPI, as well as Vegas oddsmakers.)Oregon’s win is also modestly bad news for the teams ranked No. 5 and 6 entering the weekend, Ohio State and Baylor, because they now have one fewer opportunity to leapfrog other teams in the rankings. Ohio State’s probability of making the playoff dropped to about 30 percent from 35 percent after Oregon’s win; Baylor’s declined slightly, to about 16 percent from 18 percent.Still, Oregon’s gain came mostly at the expense of Arizona. The result wasn’t a total disaster for Ohio State and Baylor, in part because an Arizona win would have created a mess of its own. Arizona, No. 7 entering the weekend, would have had an argument for making the playoff if it beat Oregon. Oregon might have had an argument even with a loss.But Oregon won. Could the Ducks wind up with the No. 1 seed? They almost certainly will if Alabama loses to Missouri. Otherwise, they’ll probably stay at No. 2, according to the model. But the FiveThirtyEight model is calibrated based on a historical analysis of voting in the Coaches Poll. The playoff selection committee has been a bit more aggressive so far in promoting teams after dominant victories. Perhaps if Alabama wins clumsily against Missouri, the Ducks could overtake it. Either way, it was a happy Friday night in Eugene.
One school of thinking about the MLB trade deadline, which passes at 4 p.m. Eastern time, is that teams should address their weaknesses and become more balanced in preparation for the stretch run. The notion, which we’ve taken as a given around these parts in the past, is that sacrificing in some area of strength (whether on offense, pitching or defense) to plug a weakness makes a team less vulnerable in the postseason. But is that true? Certainly teams should patch up their weaknesses if it doesn’t mean taking away from their strengths, but all else being equal, balance for its own sake may not necessarily help improve a team’s chances.It’s easy to look at a team’s offense/defense balance — defined as how closely matched a team’s run-scoring and run-prevention capabilities are. We can quantify the clubs most in need of it at the deadline this season by indexing each team’s (park-adjusted) runs scored and allowed per game against the league average. In the chart below, the teams in the bottom right-hand corner are the most balanced — they’re good at both scoring and preventing runs1In this case, a lower defensive index is better because it means a team allowed fewer runs. — but those in the adjacent quadrants have a weakness in one of the two categories. (Those in the top left are just bad at everything.) But to examine the broader question of whether balance helps a team, we need to see if our measure of balance — specifically, the absolute difference between a team’s index and the league average of 100 on both offense and defense — tracks meaningfully with a team’s future success after controlling for its overall talent level.To that end, I computed the same offensive and defensive indices as above for each team on July 31 of every season since 1986, when the trade deadline was permanently moved to that date (except this year, when the commish moved it to Aug. 1 because July 31 fell on a Sunday). As a first pass, I checked whether a change in a team’s balance correlated with improved play over the remainder of the regular season — and the relationship was practically non-existent.2In statistical parlance, the r between the change in a team’s balance from before the trade deadline to after and its change in winning percentage was 0.018. I then did the same thing but for eventual playoff teams only … and got the same result.3This time, the correlation was -0.009. Finally, I looked at whether a playoff-bound team’s balance had any real bearing on its World Series odds after controlling for its talent, and again, a team’s balance had no significant effect. (If anything, less balanced playoff teams have tended to win the World Series more often since 1986, though that finding is likely just noise.)In other words, balance isn’t something for a team to seek at the deadline — talent is. Teams should be wary about dealing from a strength to improve a weakness if it doesn’t leave them in a better overall place than where they started. Even under the bright lights, a run saved is still worth the same as a run scored, balance be damned.Check out our latest MLB predictions.
Redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop drives to the basket in the first half of Ohio State’s 74-62 loss to Michigan in Ann Arbor. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing Editor for ContentANN ARBOR, Mich. — Win out and No. 8 Ohio State had nothing to worry — it would be the Big Ten regular-season champion. After Thursday’s derailment at unranked Penn State, the two-loss Buckeyes had no breathing room in Sunday’s matchup at No. 22 Michigan.Now, the conference title at the end of an improbable regular season is no longer in their control.Senior forward Jae’Sean Tate scored 20 points and had a career-high 15 rebounds, but the offensive output wasn’t found from other players for the Buckeyes (22-7, 13-3 Big Ten) in their 74-62 loss to Michigan (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten). Michigan freshman Jordan Poole scored a surprising 15 points while Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman led with 17 and Moritz Wagner added 12.“Losing up here to them, it hurts,” Tate said. “But at the end of the day, we still got two more Big Ten games to play and we just got to learn from it.”Redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop scored 17 points, but struggled from the field, shooting 5-of-17. This is the second game in a row Bates-Diop had difficulty shooting, which has coincided with Ohio State’s issues from the field as well.The issues of ball movement and playing against a physical opponent resurfaced against Michigan in a game Ohio State seemingly had to have in order to win the conference title next week. Now the Buckeyes sit a game back of Michigan State and are reeling a bit coming into the end of the season.“I just think that we haven’t been the team that’s been more hungrier,” Tate said. “We could blame it on thinking that we had a two-game lead in the Big Ten, but I feel like teams have had us on our heels whereas in the past where we’ve won, we are the ones that have been the aggressors. We just got to get back to that.”The Buckeyes were on the track to do just that multiple times in the second half. When Michigan scored the first three points of the second half to take an eight-point lead, the Buckeyes went on a 6-0 run to cut the deficit to 36-34. The Wolverines then grew their lead to nine after back-to-back layups with 10:40 remaining. Ohio State shrunk that to four with a layup from Tate and Bates-Diop’s second 3 of the game.Trailing 55-52 with 7:53 on the clock after a Tate-made free throw, Poole connected on his fourth 3 of the game from the right corner.Ohio State then went nearly six minutes — from 8:30 to 2:53 remaining — without a bucket.Out of the final media timeout, Michigan began to pull away from their rivals. Abdur-Rahman drilled a 3 from the top of the key and Wagner came down the floor on the next possession to complete a 3-point play that put the Wolverines up 68-55 with 2:12 remaining.The Wolverines led since seven minutes remained in the first half, but the Buckeyes were within striking distance until the final minutes. Only when they had their chance, they could never get over the hump.Junior point guard C.J. Jackson scored his lone points on a 3 in the first half and finished with zero assists, following his one-assist performance at Penn State. Ohio State recorded just eight assists on 24 field goals and committed 14 turnovers.Moving forward, Holtmann said he might use Tate and Bates-Diop to alleviate some pressure from primary ballhanders Jackson and redshirt senior guard Andrew Dakich.“Obviously it was a concern coming into the season, not just our depth, but our ability to manage that,” Holtmann said. “We just have to challenge our guards to make better decisions in some of those situations. I’m confident they will. It’s not necessarily their strength, but I’m optimistic they will.”After both teams shot 41 percent in the first half, Michigan’s offense came to life with 56.5 percent shooting in the second frame, and its defense held Ohio State to 41.9 percent.Up Next:Ohio State returns to Columbus for its final home game against Rutgers at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Brazil have received a welcome boost ahead of their next game against Costa Rica after Neymar returned to training with the squadParis Saint-Germain’s world record signing was seen hobbling off in front of the cameras in Tuesday’s team training session due to a problem with his right ankle.Brazil had insisted that the problem was due to the effects of Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland in their opening Group E game of the World Cup, where Neymar was fouled 10 times – the highest in 20 years.The five-time world champions were certain that had nothing to do with the foot injury that he had sustained in a PSG game against derby rivals Marseille in February that saw Neymar miss the last three months of the Ligue 1 side’s campaign and required him to undergo surgery.Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…A video was posted yesterday showing Neymar back in training with Brazil and practising his free-kicks.Neymar is back in training and his free kick game is ?? pic.twitter.com/2hmN07M6u4— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 20, 2018 Brazil will be facing Costa Rica on Friday at the Saint Petersburg stadium.