Dead & Company Debut Dylan Cover In Rockin’ Michigan Performance [Full Audio/Review]

first_imgLast night, Dead & Company rocked Clarkston, MI for another night along their summer tour. In a similar vein as how “Deer Creek,” is more affectionately known, Pine Knob (also known as DTE Energy Music Theatre) was a great venue to see Dead & Company. Nestled amongst many trees and a couple of manmade creeks and mini-waterfalls, Bob, Billy, Mickey, John, Oteil, and Jeff all brought the best for a very special Thursday night.The first set brought the band’s standard excellence with some great moments. The show began with some jamming that eventually led into the opening notes of “Jack Straw.” Always a great opener, this version was unique in that it had an uncharacteristic reggae jam before the final chorus. And after this mellow rhythm, the rocking “Jack Straw from Wichita cut his buddy down!” sounded even more powerful than usual. It was a great way to start the show. Other stellar moments of the first set included a nice “Friend of the Devil” and a “Sugaree” that made for a great sing-a-long, as well as the band’s debut cover of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece.” By the time “Sugaree” was played, most fans had finally overcome the massively long lines to enter and were in the venue, filling the lawn and leaving no blade of grass untrodden. Thus, the sing-a-long was fun. “Don’t Ease Me In” closed out the set, and the set itself wasn’t too unfamiliar of a first set the Grateful Dead could have played twenty-five years ago at this same venue.Where the first set was fun and could have been termed pedestrian, the second set took the music to another level. Opening with “Playin’ in the Band,” it didn’t take long for Bob Weir to give the nod to the rest of the musicians signaling improvisation to follow. The jamming was dark before going into “Estimated Prophet.” It was a great rendition, and although it appeared Bobby’s head was about to fall off his shoulders the way he was shaking his head during the tune, all the musical glory goes to John Mayer. Mayer did a great job of hitting some powerful chords at the beginning of the song to denote its beginning. As the song progressed and all the lyrics faded, it was Mayer who was leading the foray into improvisational space, only to be cut short by Weir.It sounded like they would play “Eyes of the World,” but instead a fun “Cumberland Blues” followed. It was during the short jam that I first noticed how salient bassist Oteil Burbridge was by adding some very dark bass lines to the song. It was cool. The next song was “Truckin’,” and the band played a great version of the national treasure of the United States Congress followed. A brief return to “Playin’ in the Band” then led to “Drums” which was very short but interesting because Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti joined drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart on the various percussion instruments. It was certainly a fun moment.“Space” had some cool reverb effects from Mayer, who was sitting in front of his amplifier making some crazy sounds and noises with his guitar. From “Space” they went into “The Wheel.” A fun version that had some reggae influences at the end (in the way that Weir has done before with Ratdog), they went into a choice cover with The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence.” The set culminated with a rocking “Casey Jones.” Finally, the band played a quick “Johnny B. Goode,” and with no encore, that was the end of the night.All things considered, the show was fantastic. The venue was beautiful, the Deadheads were congenial, and most importantly the music was Dead. The band will hit up Alpine Valley in Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, and Fenway Park in Boston before heading out West. Be sure to catch Dead and Company if they come around your area. Or better yet, road trip to somewhere they are playing!Check out full audio recording of the performance, courtesy of taper Jeff Frank.Check out the full setlist below, as well as video highlights and a gallery from Ojeda Photography.Edit this setlist | More Dead & Company setlists Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Why are some S. Koreans who recovered from the coronavirus testing positive again?

first_imgSouth Korean health officials are investigating several possible explanations for a small but growing number of recovered coronavirus patients who later test positive for the virus again.Among the main possibilities are re-infection, a relapse, or inconsistent tests, experts say.South Korea had reported 141 such cases as of Thursday, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). Topics : Re-infection or relapse? Although re-infection would be the most concerning scenario because of its implications for developing immunity population, both the KCDC and many experts say this is unlikely.Instead, the KCDC says it is leaning toward some kind of relapse or “re-activation” in the virus.A relapse could mean that parts of the virus go into some kind of dormant state for a time, or that some patients may have certain conditions or weak immunity that makes them susceptible to the virus reviving in their system, experts said.center_img A recent study by doctors in China and the United States suggested the new coronavirus can damage T lymphocytes, also known as T cells, which play a central role the body’s immune system and ability to battle infections.Kim Jeong-ki, a virologist at the Korea University College of Pharmacy, compared a relapse after treatment to a spring that snaps back after being pressed down.”When you press down a spring it becomes smaller, then when you take your hands off, the spring pops up,” he said.Even if the patients are found to have relapsed rather than to have been re-infected, it could signal new challenges for containing the spread of the virus.”South Korean health authorities still haven’t found cases where the ‘reactivated’ patients spread the virus to third parties, but if such infectiousness is proven, that would be a huge problem,” said Seol Dai-wu, an expert in vaccine development and a professor at Chung-Ang University.Limits of testing Patients in South Korea are considered clear of the virus when they have tested negative twice in a 48-hour period.While the RT-PCR tests used in South Korea are considered generally accurate, experts said that there are ways they could return false or inconsistent results for a small number of cases.”RT-PCR tests boast an accuracy of 95%. This means that there still can be 2-5% of those cases that are detected false negative or false positive cases,” Kim said.Remnants of the virus could remain at levels too low to be detected by a given test, Seol said.On the other hand, the tests may also be so sensitive that they are picking up small, potentially harmless levels of the virus, leading to new positive results even though the person has recovered, Kwon Jun-wook, deputy director of KCDC said at a briefing on Tuesday.The tests could also be compromised if the necessary samples are not collected properly, said Eom Joong-sik, professor of infectious diseases at Gachon University Gil Medical Centre. last_img read more

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Wilson, Hensley are IMCA winners at Merced

first_imgBy Don Martin IIMERCED, Calif. (Aug. 30)  – Alex Wilson continued his drive toward the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified championship at Merced Speeway with his fourth victory of the season Sunday night.Wilson grabbed the lead early on from Ricky Thatcher and prevailed in a side-by-side battle with his brother Kyle Wilson before pulling away to the impressive win.Thatcher had a front row start and led just two laps before Wilson slipped underneath him.  A lap five yellow slowed the pace and Kyle Wilson drove past Thatcher for second.  Ramie Stone was third and the crowd was treated to two very close battles.Kyle Wilson ran the outside with Alex on the inside. Kyle barely beat Alex back to the line to lead laps nine through 11 before a low move on lap 12 got Alex back in front.Kyle was back in front on lap 15 but Alex again came back strong on the inside to regain the lead on lap 16, then pulled away for the win.John Hensley drove a flawless race after taking the lead from Andy Welch and won his second local Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature of the season.last_img read more

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Kirby Smart Responds To Jim Harbaugh’s “Barking Up The Wrong Tree” Tweet

first_imgA closeup of Kirby Smart in Georgia Bulldogs apparel.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs walks the field prior to facing the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) kirby smart georgiaTwitter/@KirbySmartUGAAt this rate, Jim Harbaugh’s ongoing war of words with half of the college football world may last until next season. It looks like he’ll have to find another new sparring partner, however. Georgia’s Kirby Smart was critical of Michigan’s upcoming trip to IMG Academy, saying that he believes the NCAA will have to step in to stop it. That earned him a tweet from Harbaugh, who said that he was “barking up the wrong tree” with any assertion that Michigan is trying to break NCAA rules.And that is enough for Smart. When asked about Harbaugh’s response, he chose not to feed things any more. From Macon.com:“No reaction,” Smart said following an hour-long speech he gave at the Minority Coaches Association of Georgia’s football coaches conference. “To be honest with you, I’m focused on what we can do at the University of Georgia to get better. That’s the most important thing to me, getting better there.”That’s no fun, Kirby. Luckily, odds are Harbaugh will find someone else to get into it with soon enough. He’s very good at that.[Macon.com]last_img read more

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Institutional investors key to driving increase in women on boards report

first_imgTORONTO – The support of institutional investors is key to driving any meaningful increase in female representation on corporate boards and in the executive suites, a new analysis suggests.The review authored by lawyers at Bay St. law firm Torys LLP says increased scrutiny on board composition has become a growing area of focus for big investors.“While they have traditionally engaged with boards behind closed doors to advocate for governance or other strategic initiatives, institutional investors are becoming more openly vocal about the value of a diverse board that includes women,” the analysis said of the situation in Canada.It pointed to the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance’s gender diversity policy and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, which expressly encourages gender diversity on boards.The report noted that the number of women have increased in recent years, but women in director seats continue to account for a significant minority.A report earlier this month by the Canadian Securities Administrators found the percentage of board seats filled by women has edged higher in recent years.The report found the total percentage of board seats occupied by women increased to 14 per cent compared with 12 per cent last year and 11 per cent in 2015 when the report was first published.The Ontario Securities Commission is set to hold a roundtable on women on boards and in executive positions on Oct. 24.last_img read more

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Womans body found in bag in Baghpat

first_imgGhaziabad: Three days after she went missing from home, the body of a 35-year-old woman was found packed in a bag in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh on Monday night. Cops said that the accused stabbed the woman in her throat and then dumped her body in another city. According to police, the deceased identified as Riya Sharma was living in Omnagar Colony in Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad along with her husband Pramod Sharma. The couple also had a 15-year-old son. “The woman went missing on the evening of March 23 while she had gone to meet one of her friends. After several hours when she didn’t return home, her family went on a search but as they failed, her husband registered a missing complaint with police,” said J K Singh, Station house officer of Sahibabad police station. The officer said that the woman’s Scooty was found outside Ambay hospital in Sahibabad area where she had gone to meet her friend. “Acting upon the complaint, police began searching for the woman and recovered her Scooty from outside the hospital where she had gone to meet her friend. Police then lodged a Non- Conformance Report (NCR) on March 24 under the IPC Section of 498 (Enticing or taking away or detaining with criminal intent a married woman) against two named persons- Nitin and Rahul,” added Singh. Cops said that later the body was found in Baghpat by the regional police.last_img read more

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Cong approaches EC over BJPs misuse of DDK pvt TV channel

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress on Monday moved the Election Commission against the BJP’s alleged “misuse” of Doordarshan in broadcasting certain speeches by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and for using “Namo channel” as a tool for political campaigning.The opposition party’s delegation, comprising senior leaders Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, also made a representation to the Election Commission (EC) seeking necessary directions to Jharkhand’s chief electoral officer and relevant authorities for immediate suspension or transfer of election officers and agents with pending criminal cases and complaints of serious nature. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”We have made three representations to the EC. First representation is that there are some officials (in Jharkhand) that have charges of bribery and undue influence against them,” Sibal said. “The other two representations are related to the misuse of Doordarshan by the BJP in broadcasting certain speeches made by the prime minister and the use of a particular channel which has come up in which the logo is ‘Namo’, and under the Representation of People Act and the guidelines of the EC there cannot be campaigning in this fashion,” he said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe Congress has called for a level playing field, he said, adding that the EC has stated that it will look into the matter. A channel named ‘Content TV’ has been launched on various DTH platforms and it has been found that it is dedicated solely to Modi and the BJP for promoting and advertising the achievements of the government, personal achievements of the PM, his political rallies, and broadcasting interviews of prominent BJP leaders, the memorandum submitted by the Congress to the EC said. It sought passing of strictures or censures against the prime minister and the BJP for “using the channel as a political tool, while the model code of conduct is in place”. The Congress also requested the EC for urgent and necessary directions to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and Prasar Bharti (DD news).last_img read more

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Solving private schoolrelated issues Delhi govts top priority

first_imgNEW DELHI: After the election, the issues with the private schools’ hike in the fees and resolving the complaints regarding such would get priority in the Delhi government. The government has already ordered an audit of all the private schools.The government officials said that the private school, in question, has raised its fees, development charges and annual charges by 10 to 15 per cent without informing or taking permission from the government. The Delhi government had ordered an audit of seven years of the school’s financial records after receiving complaints from parents. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe official also alleged that in the 2018-19 session, many schools had collected money more than the actual fees. “In some schools, we have ordered the school to return the extra fees within 30 days or face action. Else it has to tell the parents that it’ll adjust the extra fees in the coming months,” said an official. This month Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said he has ordered an FIR against a private school in South Delhi, claiming that authorities were storing 2,500 litres of diesel in the school’s basement, causing a potential fire-safety crisis. Sisodia said this was found in an independent investigative raid of K R Mangalam School in Greater Kailash, after complaints by parents of administrative malpractices. This year Delhi government-run schools improved their performance, making it the best ever, by taking the pass percentage in Class XII CBSE exams from 90% last year to 94.22 per cent this year. In the results, announced on Thursday, Delhi government schools also performed better than private schools in the city for the fourth consecutive year, with a success 3.5 percentage points higher than the latter.last_img read more

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Ryan Madson And The Dodgers Are Faltering When It Matters Most

BOSTON — For the second-straight chilly night in Fenway Park, Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Ryan Madson faced one of baseball’s great psychological performance tests. And for the second-straight night, Madson failed.A pitcher, the defense, dictates the action in baseball, which makes the game unusual. Standing alone in the center of the infield, a pitcher can get in his own way — and he can single-handedly let a game get away. And for a second-straight World Series game, Madson checked both of these boxes as he couldn’t command the ball. With each miss outside the strike zone, the pressure and decibel levels increased in the cramped, 106-year-old ballpark.Madson inherited two base runners on Tuesday in Game 1 of the World Series and three on Wednesday in Game 2. All five scored. They were the decisive runs Tuesday and again Wednesday in Boston’s 4-2 victory. The Red Sox now enjoy a 2-0 lead in the series, which heads to Los Angeles for Game 3 on Friday.When Madson entered Wednesday with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning, it was the most crucial point in the game. Leverage index is a stat designed to weight the importance of every plate appearance in a game as it relates to potential win expectancy swings, with an average plate appearance at a mark of 1.0. A plate appearance in a one-run game in the ninth inning has a greater leverage-index value than that of a one-run game in, say, the second inning. The leverage index of facing Steve Pearce with the bases loaded and two outs, leading by one run, was 4.17 — the highest of the game and second-highest of the series.Madson, who walked just 16 batters in 52⅔ regular-season innings, began his Game 2 outing by missing badly above the zone with his first two pitches against Pearce. The crowd roared. Red Sox fans began chanting his last name, perhaps sensing weakness. Wearing just a short-sleeve T-shirt under his game jersey, Madson jumped up and down at the back of the mound to try to warm himself in temperatures that had dipped into the low 40s, feeling colder with the wind chill. But he missed twice again above the zone to walk Pearce on five pitches, forcing in Christian Vazquez and tying the score at 2-2.“I really liked him against Pearce,” said Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts. “He’s done it time and time again for us.”Madson also entered, and faltered, in a high-leverage situation Tuesday. His first pitch in Game 1 was a wild pitch against Pearce, whom he walked on four pitches.“The ball is not going where I want it,” Madson said after the game. “It’s kind of a crapshoot with inherited runners. You can be good at it for a long time and then a bloop hit, or a walk like tonight, it’s not automatic. I don’t know if it’s mechanical or physical or emotional. There is a lot of elements going in there. You just have to regroup and start over again.”Among Dodgers pitchers, Madson has pitched four of the five highest-leverage situations through two games. The Dodgers’ best reliever, Kenley Jansen, hasn’t pitched in the series. While teams have been aggressive in employing relief pitchers this postseason, Roberts has not yet used his best reliever when there have clearly been crucial situations. Instead, a pitcher the Dodgers had claimed off waivers and traded for on Aug. 31 — who had a 5.28 ERA in Washington and a 6.48 mark in a limited sample in L.A. — got the call.1In a small sample of postseason work, Madson had been effective for Roberts entering the World Series. Madson also did strike out 13 batters in 8⅓ regular-season innings with the Dodgers .After walking Pearce on Wednesday, Madson missed with his first pitch to the following batter, J.D. Martinez, and then Madson threw a fastball that found the zone. But Martinez, hobbling on a right ankle he injured Tuesday, sliced it down the right-field line for a two-run single. Boston took a 4-2 lead that held as the final score. The leverage index of that plate appearance? 3.6. It marked the second-greatest leverage index of the game after the Pearce at bat.Madson told reporters before the game that the cold weather affected his grip in Game 1, referencing the sticky stuff that has become a sticky subject this season.“Grip is essential, obviously, in a breaking ball,” Madson said before Game 2. “And a lot of times with the cold weather, I’m not saying anybody uses anything, but if you use anything, a lot of times it’s not as effective in cold weather.“I didn’t use anything [Tuesday], but I didn’t throw any breaking balls. But [Wednesday], I’m going to make sure I’ve got what everybody uses, the essentials out there again. I didn’t think it was going to be as difficult as it was [Tuesday].”Whatever he did, Madson had a tough time again Wednesday.Interestingly, Madson’s four-seam fastball had an average spin rate of 2,289 rpms on Tuesday and 2,196 on Wednesday, and that pitch’s velocity was 95.5 mph on Tuesday and 94.8 on Wednesday — not far removed from his regular-season averages of 2,250 rpms and 95.9 mph. So while his command wavered, his underlying stuff was nearly the same.The Red Sox had no trouble with the cool conditions Wednesday as their relievers again dominated, averaging 98.4 mph on all fastballs. Starter David Price and the bullpen retired the final 16 Dodgers they faced.Price took another step toward shedding his reputation as a postseason choker after burying some of his postseason demons in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series — his first win in 12 career postseason starts. He did it by adopting a new plan, throwing his change-up at a career-high rate and shelving his cut fastball. He used a similar approach Wednesday and did not allow a hit through the first three innings. He often went in with his fastball and down and away with his changeup.He gave up two runs in the fourth but returned for a scoreless fifth — going where no starter had gone in Game 1 — and even posted a scoreless inning in the sixth.Price now has two postseason wins in his last two starts. A week ago, Price couldn’t win in the postseason. So there’s hope for Ryan Madson.Check out our latest MLB predictions. read more

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Mens Basketball Young Ohio State team struggles in conference play

Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann calls out to the Buckeye defense in the first half of the game against Iowa on Feb. 10 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignAnalyze, then forget. This is freshman guard Duane Washington’s response to any loss: Look at game tape, analyze what went wrong for him personally and the team as a whole, fix the mistakes and forget; move on to the next game. This was his approach after Ohio State’s three-point loss to Rutgers on Wednesday, hoping this mentality would help the Buckeyes ahead of its Saturday game on the road against Iowa. It didn’t. The same problems persisted: the fouls, the turnovers, the inconsistent offense. This led to Ohio State’s first three-game losing streak in head coach Chris Holtmann’s tenure and the Buckeyes falling out of the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time since Week 2. For the second-year head coach, competing solely in Big Ten play is a different animal, facing opponents in games that seem to mean more in the long run, especially for a team without much experience. The Buckeyes had a taste of conference play early in December, earning wins against Minnesota and Illinois. However, with the shift to 2019 and a permanent conference schedule, Ohio State has not found the same success.“I think it begins with an awareness that this is life in a power conference. This is life in league play,” Holtmann said. “You are going to go through some serious bumps and bruises.” Now, as Ohio State moves forward, amid the most serious bumps and bruises Holtmann has ever had to deal with regarding this team, it has to turn to something the Buckeyes do not have much of: leadership. The Buckeyes don’t have the Keita Bates-Diop, the Jae’Sean Tate, playing with a fire to make up for what they considered to be a lost 2016-17 season, ending their collegiate careers with winning 13-of-17 conference games. However, what Holtmann realizes is that Ohio State is remarkably young. Despite players on the roster such as redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods and senior guard C.J. Jackson, many of the players Ohio State utilizes the most are either freshmen or sophomores, leaning on sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson as its main offensive contributor and post threat. Holtmann said plainly he often forgets Wesson, the player who averages 16.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, is a sophomore.  “Sometimes I forget that we have other guys that are sophomores and freshman,” Holtmann said. “That doesn’t change our expectation and our demands on them, but I do need to, at times, remember that we are asking guys that are relatively young to lead our group.”  Holtmann said Wesson leads in part by his consistency during games, showing that he wants to be a leader vocally, and becomes an example especially for the post players, an area the head coach said is a necessary improvement.But youth is something that sophomore forward Kyle Young prides himself on. “Some people think that a leader is just the older guys like seniors and stuff like that. I think coaches do a good job of kind of making it a point that leaders are guys who step in and teach others and help to make the team better,” Young said. “I think the earlier the better, you know, that we learn these important values will help our team get better.” As of late, youth has hurt Ohio State more than it has helped. In the past three losses, Wesson recorded at least four fouls, leaving the game within the first two minutes of the Iowa game after recording two quick fouls.After only five turnovers in the Buckeyes’ nine-point loss to then-No. 8 Michigan State, Ohio State has recorded double-digit turnovers in each of its past two games, breaking its season high with 21 against the Hawkeyes Saturday. Ohio State also has not had consistency in its rotation, playing all 10 eligible scholarship players in the first half of the Iowa loss, with each player ending the game with more than 10 minutes on the court. Holtmann knows the expectation for this team. It’s the expectation to perform like Ohio State did during the first 13 games of the season. But he understands the players he is utilizing and what their capabilities are. “It’s a balance really between that understanding and yet the urgency of wanting it to happen right now, and I think that the reality is we need to learn quickly,” Holtmann said. “I don’t want our relative newness … to be something that we use as an excuse. I also want to have and understand that we have to, as coaches, be committed to teaching it better, reinforcing it more and making sure that our guys are getting it.” This is not the 2017-18 team. Ohio State does not have Tate or Bates-Diop to create a rallying cry after a loss. But Holtmann believes this team has the potential to be that. It just might take some more time and more leadership by the younger players. “We’ll go as far as our collective leadership takes us,” Holtmann said. “I really believe that.” read more

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