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first_imgIt’s been roughly two-and-a-half years since Grateful Dead alumni Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann teamed up with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti to form Dead & Company. Since then, the band has played dozens of shows across the United States, garnering a large following that has made them the most popular of the numerous Grateful Dead spin-off acts that have carried the torch since Jerry Garcia passed away in 1995. With so much momentum behind them, many Dead & Company fans have begun to wonder what else might be in store for the increasingly cohesive band.One question that is often asked is whether or not the group has plans to record any new original music of its own. It’s an interesting prospect for a band that more or less exclusively performs music that was written between 52 and 22 years ago (with the exception of a few choice covers that are even older), but it’s not one that they’ve talked much about publicly. So when Mickey Hart got on the phone with Live For Live Music to discuss his upcoming performances at the American Museum of Natural History, we had to ask him if Dead & Company have any plans to hit the studio:Sam D’Arcangelo: Speaking of touring acts, you’ve been on the road with Dead & Company for the past few years. Do you guys have any plans to record new music of your own?Mickey Hart:?No. Not really. We’ve talked about it, but we’re a performance band. We like performance. The Grateful Dead was the same way. It’s hard in the studio. We never made great records, really great records. There were a couple that were magnificent in their moment, as period pieces, but the magic always happened live. It was a chore in the studio. There are great studio musicians, and I appreciate that very much, but we’re not that. And it’s ok.So I don’t know, we might wind up in the studio, but it’s so much fun playing live. I’d be hard-pressed to go into the studio, to be honest with you. I’m in a studio almost every day myself, but a band is different. It’s a different chemistry when everyone gets together in the studio as a band as opposed to individuals, where you can determine your own thing totally. When you’re in a band, there’s a lot of opinions, and that’s what gets in the way sometimes. If it works, it’s amazing. But if it doesn’t, it’s a very difficult experience.As you can see, Dead & Company don’t have any plans to go to the studio, and Mickey Hart doesn’t seem particularly interested in the idea either. This is a bit different from the position that Weir and Mayer took when they were confronted with similar questions in 2016, so perhaps some things have changed in the past two years. An excerpt from the pair’s April 7, 2016 interview with Billboard reads:“I’m open to any of it,” guitarist Weir told Billboard during a conference call with reporters. “I think it’s fertile ground. I think only just now have we sort of gotten up to speed. It’s a left foot/right foot kind of deal; We have a lot of ground to cover before we get to that place, but I think we’re getting there. We don’t have any immediate plans, but I know it’s in the back of everybody’s head.”Mayer?added that the group members prefer to let the idea of new music come organically rather than trying to force that situation. “If it can state its case for the reason it needs to exist, then I would absolutely be up to doing it,” he explained. “It would have to come out of the earth. It can’t be planted from above the soil. There’s no reason it couldn’t be; I would actually be very interested to see what the band could do as composers and as improvisers — composing through improvisation, I think, is really interesting. But I’m open to anything this band could or wanted to do, as long as it answered that constant question, ‘Well, why?’ And if it has a strong answer, I’d love to do it.”While Hart’s recent statement may be disappointing for some fans, it should be noted that he didn’t rule out the possibility of new original music making its way into the live arena. Considering Dead & Company’s improvisational nature and the ambitious “Drums” > “Space” segments that have found their way into the band’s repertoire, one could argue that every show has new music to offer.last_img read more

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first_imgSoutheast Asia becoming a center for renewable energy development FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Asean Post:Technological innovations and favourable government policies are among the four trends expected to drive Southeast Asia’s transition to renewable energy in the coming years.A report published by global auditing firm KPMG on Tuesday titled ‘The Renewable Energy Transition’ noted that while there are still 70 million ASEAN citizens without access to reliable electricity, the potential for renewable energy is huge in those markets and governments are increasingly turning to solar and wind energy to address the issue. Consumers driving the green agenda forward and the entry of new funds into the ASEAN renewable energy market are two other trends identified in the report.Each of ASEAN’s 10 members have set targets for renewable energy, and technological innovations such as better solar power efficiency and floating solar panels means that renewable energy is now more accessible than ever before.The establishment of RE100 in 2014 – a collaborative, global initiative uniting more than 100 influential businesses committed to 100 percent renewable energy – is a prime example of how consumers are helping to boost demand for renewable energy, especially since commerce and industry use up two thirds of the world’s electricity. Among the companies in the group include Google, Microsoft, Coca Cola and IKEA – all of which have a strong presence in ASEAN.The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) released a report last August which showed that the Philippines – where an estimated 20 million people lack constant electricity supply and 12 million have none at all – ?can reduce its electricity costs to just 2.50 Philippine pesos (US$0.05) per kilowatt-hour (kWh) by installing rooftop solar. By comparison, diesel costs 15 Philippine pesos (US$0.28) per kWh and coal costs 3.8 Philippine pesos (US$0.07) per kWh.“Solar, wind, run-of-river hydro, geothermal, biogas, and storage are competitive, viable domestic options that can be combined to create a cheaper, more diverse and secure energy system,” said Sara Jane Ahmed, an IEEFA energy finance analyst and the author of the report.More: ASEAN fast becoming a renewable energy hublast_img read more

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first_imgSYRACUSE (CNY CENTRAL/WBNG)- The New York State Fair will be five days longer this year, if the fair isn’t canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state budget includes a total of $5 million to extend the fair and continue repair and rehabilitation of the fair’s facilities to allow for year-round operation of the fairgrounds. According to CNY Central, the state budget was recently approved to allow for the fair to be extended.center_img The five-day extension will push the first day of the fair up to Friday, August 21.last_img

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first_imgA minister has urged travelers to comply with health protocols in Bali as the island has reopened for domestic tourists in the hope of reigniting the local economy hit by the pandemic.National Development Planning Minister Suharso Monoarfa assured the public on Tuesday that the island was safe for visits and that the local administration and businesses were taking unprecedented steps to prevent COVID-19 transmission in the tourist destination.“While we should remain vigilant with regard to the virus, we shouldn’t be paranoid. It is safe to visit Bali, but please adhere to the health protocols implemented on the island,” he said during an online discussion held by the ministry. Putu said the agency recorded 2,128 domestic tourist arrivals through the island’s main airport on Friday. On Saturday, the number of arrivals declined to 1,847, before jumping to 2,419 on Sunday.Minister Suharso urged tourists to take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test prior to their visit to Bali, although the island accepts rapid test result as a requirement for visits.“We should take a PCR test before and after our visit to Bali. The rapid test should only be used if we can’t take the PCR test, as the former only shows our antibody reaction [to COVID-19],” he said.Suharso also urged tourists to always bring along hand sanitizer, wet wipes and face masks during their trips and take a shower at the hotel at the end of the day.Previously, Bali Governor I Wayan Koster expressed optimism that Bali would be ready for the full reopening of tourism, an industry that accounts for more than 52 percent of the island’s economy.Koster stressed that tourist attractions and facilities across the island had implemented the required health protocols to ensure the safety of patrons.As of Wednesday, Bali has recorded 3,617 cases of COVID-19 with 3,130 recoveries and 48 fatalities, according to official data. Indonesia reported 116,871 cases and 5,452 deaths as of Wednesday. Topics :center_img As Bali reopened for domestic tourists on Friday, an estimated 4,000 passengers reportedly arrived at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport. A representative of the Airport Authority Office Area IV, Puguh Lukito, said Ngurah Rai airport served 28 takeoffs and 28 landings on the day.Tourism is among the sectors hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak as people stay at home and limit traveling to avoid catching the virus. Bali has lost an estimated Rp 48.5 trillion (US$3.33 billion) in tourism revenue between March and July, making the reopening a much-awaited move.Bali Tourism Agency head Putu Aswata on Monday reported a surge in airport arrivals since the reopening, mainly by domestic tourist.“Based on our observation at the airport, it seems there has been an increase of around 15 to 17 percent in arrivals,” Putu said as quoted by Kompas.last_img read more

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first_img “So if you want to coach a Nigerian team, you better be sound because the invited players that are going to represent the country train under the best coaches, therefore, we don’t want a player that is sounder than the coach.” Rohr has been in charge of the three-time African champions since 2016 and led the side to the 2018 World Cup in Russia where they were eliminated in the group stage. The German tactician guided the Super Eagles to clinch their eighth bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Clemens Westerhof is regarded as the best foreign coach to have manager the Nigeria national team, helping the West Africans to clinch their second continental title in 1994, after finishing as runners-up in the 1990 edition under him. The Dutch tactician also led the side to the second round of the 1994 World Cup after finishing as winners of Group D, which comprised Argentina, Bulgaria and Greece. read also:Sports Minister to launch E Gaming Sports He nurtured the likes of Jay-Jay Okocha, Sunday Oliseh, Nwankwo Kanu, Rashidi Yekini, and Daniel Amokachi, who went on to have great careers with European clubs. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’Nothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The WorldTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV Now5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?center_img Nigeria Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said he would prefer a competent coach for the Super Eagles but has not ruled out current manager Gernot Rohr from the job. Dare Rohr’s contract with the national team expires in June but he is yet to reach an agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on a new deal. The delay to Rohr’s contract renewal has increased speculation that the federation might not want the German tactician to continue as manager of the Super Eagles. The 66-year-old has, however, been sent contract papers with reportedly stringent conditions, including having to live in Nigeria, among others. Dare stated his desire is to see that the Super Eagles is in the best hands, given the quality of players in the national team. “All I want is a coach that is competent, I don’t care whether it is Rohr or not. The name doesn’t matter, but does he have the credentials?” Dare said in a video made available to media. “Look at our footballers, they play in some of the best clubs in the world and are coached by some of the best coaches.last_img read more

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first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Jason Mohammed narrowly missed his sixth first class hundred but Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood was closing in on his fifth, as Jamaica Scorpions took command of their fourth round Regional Four-Day contest against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force here yesterday.Replying to Scorpions’ first innings of 314, Red Force were dismissed for 206 after resuming the second day at Sabina Park on 35 for two.Mohammed carved out a splendid unbeaten 91 while in-form Barbadian opener Kyle Hope got 64, but Red Force tumbled to the spin of leg-spinner Damion Jacobs who claimed four for 61 and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller who picked up three for 53.With a lead of 108, Scorpions batted themselves into a strong position thanks to Blackwood who was unbeaten on 80 at the close.They were slumping at 21 for two until Blackwood combined with West Indies batsman Andre McCarthy, who made 28, to put on 83 for the third wicket.The right-handed Blackwood has so far faced 120 balls in 157 minutes and counted ten fours and a six while McCarthy struck four fours in a 54-ball knock.Earlier, Red Force needed the enterprise of Mohammed and Hope in order to rebound from their overnight chaos when they lost two wickets in successive deliveries to end the first day.Left-hander Yannic Cariah fell in the morning’s seventh over for 15 at 56 for three but the pair came together in an 87-run fourth-wicket stand to rescue the innings.Mohammed, in his first game since his return from West Indies duty, faced 125 balls in 2-3/4 hours at the crease and blasted ten fours and four sixes.Hope, meanwhile, already with three half-centuries under his belt this season, counted three fours and three sixes in a knock spanning 81 deliveries and just under 2-1/2 hours.His dismissal, however, triggered a slide which saw six wickets tumble for 21 runs, to leave Red Force tottering on 164 for nine.Mohammed then nursed the strike, putting on 42 for the last wicket with Sheldon Cottrell who made seven, to add valuable runs for the visitors.SCORPIONS 1st innings 314RED FORCE 1st innings (o/n 35 for two)K. Hope c Jacobs b Miller 64I. Rajah c wkp. Thomas b Jacobs 9M. Richards lbw b Jacobs 0Y. Cariah c wkp. Thomas b Leveridge 15J. Mohammed not out 91Y. Ottley c Campbell b Miller 0S. Katwaroo lbw b Jacobs 4R. Primus b Jacobs 1Imran Khan c wkp. Thomas b Miller 1J. Jagessar run-out 0S. Cottrell run-out 7Extras: (b-5, lb-2, nb-2, pen5) 14Total: (all out, 53.5 overs) 206Fall of wickets: 1-35, 2-35, 3-56, 4-143, 5-145, 6-152, 7-158, 8-163, 9-164.Bowling: Leveridge 8-0-30-1, Green 7-1-23-0, Jacobs 15-0-61-4, Miller 19-5-53-3, Powell 3-0-16-0, Blackwood 1.5-0-11-0.SCORPIONS 2nd inningsJ. Campbell lbw b Jagessar 9S. Thomas c wkp. Katwaroo b Richards 4J. Blackwood not out 80A. McCarthy lbw b Khan 28B. King run-out 14D. Thomas not out 5Extras: (nb-3, pen5) 8Total: (4 wkts, 40 overs) 148Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-21, 3-104, 4-130.Bowling: Jagessar 9-2-38-1, Richards 8-0-33-1, Primus 6-1-27-0, Cottrell 5-1-14-0, Imran 12-2-31-1.Position: Scorpions lead by 256 runs overall.last_img read more

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first_imgOne week after earning its highest ranking in program history (11th), Syracuse dropped nine spots in the Associated Press Top 25 poll to No. 20 on Monday. SU has lost three of its last four games for the first time in three years. It’s the first time Syracuse has lost three of its first seven games since head coach Quentin Hillsman’s inaugural season in 2006.Last Monday, Syracuse fell at Drexel on a game-winning 3-pointer with less than 10 seconds left. A win last Friday in the Gulf Coast Showcase against George Washington followed, but over the next two days SU fell to then-No. 8 Ohio State, 77-72, before getting blown out by?then-No. 18 DePaul?by 24 points on Sunday.SU (4-3) had placed No. 14 for the first two weeks of the season before moving up three spots to No. 11 last week. The Orange began the year 3-0, with victories each by at least 18 points.Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams placed in the Top 25, with No. 1 Notre Dame holding the top spot for the fourth straight week. Louisville checked in at No. 7, Florida State No. 8 and Miami No. 18.Syracuse hosts Michigan State (6-1) on Wednesday at 7 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on November 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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first_imgThe 4th Nationwide implementation of the FIFA 11 for Health project which was launched in Ghana by Samuel Eto’o and Prof Dvorak is starting in Accra and Sunyani and its environs.The event which will run till January 8 will see 180 Physical Education teachers trained in Accra and Sunyani.The programme then moves to Wa and Bolgatanga from January 11 to 15 where another 180 Physical Education teachers will be trained.After the training, the PE Teachers will go back to their various schools and implement the programme over an 11 week period which will see 360 schools nationwide covered.FIFA 11 for Health is a football based health education programme which is done in collaboration with FIFA, Ghana Football Association, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health.Dr Pambo is the National Project leader for the FIFA 11 for health project. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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first_imgScioscia said Upton was “sore” on Sunday, but he anticipated that Upton would be able to play within the next couple days.Upton missed one game when he was hit in the left hand by a pitch last week.ALSORelated Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Albert Pujols was not available to pinch-hit on Sunday because the Angels wanted to give him an entire day off, Scioscia said. …The Angels lost their first road series of the year. They are 17-7 on the road. …The Angels finished their season series against the Yankees, losing five of six. Each team won one lopsided game, and the Yankees won all four that were decided by one or two runs. …Kole Calhoun had back-to-back games in which he reached base multiple times for the first time since early April. Calhoun had two hits on Friday night and two walks on Saturday. He went hitless in three at-bats on Sunday.UP NEXTAngels (Tyler Skaggs, 3-3, 3.11) at Tigers (Matt Boyd, 2-4, 3.29), 10 a.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM). Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros “I didn’t get any hits, but I drew a lot of walks,” Ohtani said through his interpreter. “A lot of good at-bats, a lot of good contact. I’m not worried about it.”When Ohtani faced Tanaka, he got something of a taste of what hitters see when he’s on the mound. Tanaka struck out Ohtani twice with splitters. Ohtani said he actually can gain something by hitting against Tanaka, learning ways he can use his pitches when he’s on the mound.“I don’t have the command that he does, so I consider myself and him completely different pitchers, but we do have a similar repertoire,” Ohtani said. “Every pitch he has is really great. So I have been looking at his pitches and maybe it’s been helping.”Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.As for when Ohtani will get to use his pitches next, Manager Mike Scioscia said Ohtani is scheduled for a bullpen session on Monday. If that goes well, Ohtani could start on Wednesday in Detroit. The Angels have listed Tyler Skaggs and Nick Tropeano for the games on Monday and Tuesday, and Andrew Heaney on Thursday, with TBA for Wednesday.UPTON UPDATEJustin Upton was out of the lineup on Sunday, after he was hit in the left forearm by a pitch on Saturday night.center_img NEW? YORK — It took Shohei Ohtani nearly two months of his big league career to go three straight games without a hit.Unfortunately for him, and many of the fans of Japan who eagerly awaited this matchup, it came just as he was sharing the field with Masahiro Tanaka.Ohtani struck out twice and walked in his two meetings with Tanaka on Sunday. He also walked in the ninth inning against New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman, a flame-throwing lefty.Overall, Ohtani went 0 for 9 in the series, albeit with four walks and a couple hard outs. Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

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first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Walker Buehler really did make it to Rancho Cucamonga. But he might have spent more time on the Southland’s freeways than he did at LoanMart Field, home of the Class-A Quakes.After throwing five scoreless innings in his first major-league start Monday at Dodger Stadium, Buehler was officially optioned to the California League team. It was a procedural move. Buehler didn’t actually join the Quakes, though he did throw a bullpen session there Thursday before taking his girlfriend to LAX and hustling to Dodger Stadium to catch the team bus back to the airport for their flight to San Francisco.“Three-and-a-half hours on the freeways – welcome to L.A.,” Buehler joked.Buehler will be welcomed back to the Dodgers’ roster Saturday when he will be added – most likely as the 26th man allowed for doubleheaders – and start the first game against the San Francisco Giants. Dodgers’ Justin Turner looking rejuvenated on defense Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he didn’t see any butterflies in Buehler’s outing Monday. But he did see the high anxiety caused by facing a major-league lineup.“I did see a little bit of – if a pitch didn’t go his way as far as a called strike or ball, it’s more impactful on him. I think it affected him a little bit more than it might have in the minor leagues,” Roberts said. “He understands in the minor leagues he could probably overpower guys where he really understands here how important every pitch is. So when it doesn’t go his way, there’s a little bit of body language. You really want every pitch to go your way if it’s close.“But that just comes with pitching in the big leagues. Again, there’s no lack of confidence for Walker. He’s going to be just fine.”SEAGER SITSDodgers shortstop Corey Seager was not in the starting lineup Friday, two days after injuring the hip flexor on his right side. Seager slipped while trying to field a pop-up in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s loss to the Miami Marlins.“Just not that fluid (moving),” said Seager, who turned 24 on Friday. “It’s just a little tight in the front (of his hip) and a little sore but nothing to worry about.”Seager said he could “very easily” have played Friday but the decision was made to give him a second day off (the Dodgers did not play Thursday) to “make sure it doesn’t go backwards.”Roberts said he expects to have Seager back in the lineup for one if not both games of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader.“Looking at the schedule, with 11 games in the next 10 days, it just made sense (to give him Friday off),” Roberts said.UP NEXTGame 1 – Dodgers RHP Walker Buehler (0-0, 0.00 ERA) at Giants RHP Chris Stratton (2-1, 2.32 ERA), Saturday, 1 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available)Game 2 – Dodgers LHP Alex Wood (0-2, 3.72 ERA) at Giants RHP Johnny Cueto (2-0, 0.35 ERA), Saturday, 7 p.m., KTLA/5 and SportsNet LA (where available) Dodgers’ Dave Roberts says baseball’s unwritten rules ‘have changed, should change’ Dodgers bench slumping Cody Bellinger for a day Dodgers’ hot-hitting Corey Seager leaves game with back injury center_img Whicker: Dustin May yet another example of the Dodgers’ eye for pitching Nerves or excitement over the big-league assignment is the “obvious” explanation for any of those inefficiencies, Buehler acknowledged. But he said he didn’t really feel much different for the starting assignment than he did as a September call-up pitching out of the bullpen last year.“Not really. There was one new thing (starting),” he said. “And if you think about it, on the baseball calendar I was there just a month ago.” “Not having my best stuff, I was still able to put up zeroes,” Buehler said of his start Monday. “You take some confidence from it. Obviously, I can do better than that.”Buehler’s issues Monday were not with the quality of his stuff – his fastball averaged 97.7 mph – but with his command. He needed 89 pitches to get through five innings and walked three.“Yeah, I thought the ball was coming out of my hand well but the fastball command wasn’t as good as it should be,” he said. “I don’t think I got a swing-and-miss on my curveball. That usually means it’s coming out of my hand too early. And I wasn’t as good on 0-0 as I want to be.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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