Bob Weir Joins Phil Lesh To Celebrate Terrapin Crossroads’ 5th Anniversary

first_imgLast night, Grateful Dead founding members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh surprised fans everywhere with a free performance at Lesh’s venue, Terrapin Crossroads. The show marked the 5th anniversary of TXR’s existence, and the celebration was all-too fitting, as the Furthur members returned to the stage for the first time since Jackie Greene’s birthday party back in November.The show featured an interesting mix of songs, pulled largely from the Grateful Dead catalog, but with selections from Weir’s recent solo album Blue Mountain as well. They also covered The Band’s “The Shape I’m In” amongst others, and closed out the show with a rocking “Johnny B. Goode.” Also of note was “The Music Never Stopped,” which featured some potent vocals from Nicki Bluhm.Weir and Lesh were backed by the Terrapin Family Band, which includes Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Alex Koford, and Jason Crosby. Fortunately, thanks to Andrew Shaman, we can watch fan-shot full video of the entire performance. Enjoy!Setlist: Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band w/ Bob Weir | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | 3/6/17Set One: Uncle John’s Band, Loose Lucy, Mississippi Half Step Uptown-Toodeloo, Gonesville, The Shape I’m In, Good Lovin’, Not Fade AwaySet Two: New Potato Caboose > Born Cross Eyed > Bertha > New Speedway Boogie, Loser, Lay My Lily Down, The Music Never Stopped*, RippleE: Johnny B. Goode* = w/ Nicki Bluhm[Photo via redchamp // Instagram]last_img read more

EU, US nod for South Africa’s air cargo security systems

first_img7 August 2014South Africa’s air cargo security systems have been given the thumbs-up by both the European Union and the United States’ Transport Security Administration.South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) director Poppy Khoza said this week that South Africa was the only country in Africa to receive this dual affirmation.“This essentially means that, following audits by the European Union and the United States, South Africa is acknowledged as one of the countries where the level of aviation security is regarded as robust and reliable,” Khoza said. “This will benefit air carriers operating between South Africa and the two regions.”In the case of the US, the Transport Security Administration (TSA) carries out yearly assessments of South Africa’s aviation security regime, with the last audit conducted in June.The results of the audit indicate that South Africa did not attract any findings or observation and in some instances, the standards were found to be higher than in previous years.“The TSA audit comes after almost a year since the CAA and the TSA concluded a recognition agreement on air cargo security programmes, thus acknowledging that South African systems are on par with the stringent requirements of the USA,” Khoza said.“This agreement also enhances air cargo security measures and initiatives between the two countries. Most significantly, the agreement enables quicker facilitation of goods between the two countries, and helps eradicate duplicative or redundant measures while still ensuring the highest levels of security that both the TSA and the CAA require.”The European Union (EU) recognition means that South Africa has been included in the list of countries where air carriers are exempted from the application of the ACC3 (Air cargo and mail carrier operation into the EU from a third-country airport) regime, the requirements of which are viewed as stringent to operators from countries outside the EU.In terms of the ACC3 process, carriers wishing to carry cargo into the EU have to request ACC3 status, which requires rigorous screening of air cargo or the existence of a properly functioning and secure air cargo system.As from July this year, cargo operators flying to the EU destinations must therefore either hold a valid EU validation report, proving that they have adequate security measures in place, or use the expensive services of EU validators to pronounce their cargo as secured.“This recognition by the EU is a significant milestone for the country and South African carriers, as this means that they can now benefit from an exemption from the ACC3 regime, provided that the level of risk remains similarly low, commensurate with a robust oversight system being in place,” Khoza said.She added that it was further acknowledgement that South Africa’s security measures are on a par with those applied in the EU.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Hugnatan steps up big in De Ocampo’s absence

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRanidel de Ocampo went down with a calf injury in the first four minutes of Game 3 of the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals and did not return.But with the way backup forward Reynel Hugnatan filled in the gap, it was as if de Ocampo never left.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “Reynel is basically subbing in for AD so his playing time has been limited, not just in this series but also in the series before this. But with Ranidel going out, obviously he has to step up and take that position,” Black said.“He’s been doing that for me for the last three years so he’s been accustomed to doing that already.”Hugnatan is no stranger to showing up in big games, but his latest performance still managed to surprise him.“Of course I was surprised. And I thank coach Norman for giving me playing time. I know Ranidel is out so I just stepped up and luckily, my shooting was there,” said Hugnatan, who only scored two points combined in the first two games and was 0-of-2 from the three-point area heading into the game.Black said de Ocampo could miss the rest of the series, giving Hugnatan another opportunity to shine again starting in Game 4 two nights from now.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next Black fears de Ocampo out of finals with calf injury Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Hugnatan exploded for 22 points, hitting seven triples in close to 39 minutes of play—numbers that de Ocampo is capable of putting up.“The game becomes a lot easier when you can make shots. Today we did a much better job at making our perimeter shots and a lot of credit goes to Reynel Hugnatan, who stepped up and made a lot of threes for us today,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 38-year-old Hugnatan hadn’t been playing as much since the arrival of de Ocampo following a three-team trade this conference.In fact, he was only averaging 6.5 minutes in Games 1 and 2 of the finals. But with de Ocampo out, Hugnatan had to play extended minutes and he made the most out of it. “We’ll see on Friday,” Hugnatan said. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentslast_img read more

Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas reconcile in emotional NBA TV special

first_imgKuzma, Lakers overcome Harden’s 51 to end Rockets’ streak Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas made amends and embraced on a special Players Only Monthy NBA TV special. Screenshot from NBA TV Twitter account.Time heals all wounds, and for NBA legends Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas, years of separation came to an end Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time) when the two reconciled in an emotional Players Only Monthly special on NBA TV.“This has been a tremendous day,” said Johnson. “My wife, my mother, my father have been saying y’all need to get back together. So when everybody called, I said no question we’re going to do this. And just to sit across from you and relive those moments of fun, excellence, working hard, dreaming big.”ADVERTISEMENT ”You are my brother. Let me apologize to you if I hurt you—that we haven’t been together. God is good to bring us back together,” he said as the two shared an embrace, mending the fences on what was once a blooming friendship.“Let me apologize to you. If I hurt you. That we haven’t been together.”#PlayersOnlyMonthly pic.twitter.com/nDpfDfZek8FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— NBA TV (@NBATV) December 20, 2017 MOST READ Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Johnson and Thomas were close friends in the 1980s but hit road blocks which tore them apart farther from each other.Johnson’s Lakers had a fierce rivalry with Thomas’ Detroit Pistons in the tailend of the decade, as the two teams met thrice in the NBA Finals.“When we got to the (1988 NBA) Finals, our relationship became very different. It was ok for us to be friends when we weren’t competing with the Lakers, but when we started competing with the Lakers, our friendship changed. I remember my son was born in ’88 during the NBA Finals and Magic wouldn’t even come to the hospital,” said Thomas in a previous interview with Sports Illustrated.Tensions continued to heat up when Thomas allegedly questioned Johnson’s sexuality, something which the latter expounded on the Jackie MacMullan book When the Game Was Ours. That led to Thomas being left out of the star-studded “Dream Team” which competed and won the gold medal in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.“Isiah killed his own chances when it came to the Olympics,” wrote Johnson on the book. “Nobody on that team wanted to play with him. I’m sad for Isiah. He has alienated so many people in his life, and he still doesn’t get it. He doesn’t understand why he wasn’t chosen for that Olympic team and that’s really too bad. You should be aware when you’ve ticked off more than half of the NBA.”ADVERTISEMENT BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Thomas admitted that he felt “blindsided” by those comments in a previous report by Sports Illustrated.Despite the rift, Thomas kept Johnson in his heart and even went out of his way to persuade the players to let Johnson, who retired in 1991 after being diagnosed with HIV, to be included in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game.“They weren’t going to let Magic play in the All-Star Game,” he bared in the same Sports Illustrated article. “All the players were coming out (against him). You know how that all got turned around? I had a meeting with all of the players— because I was president of the players’ association—and I told them not only was he going to play, but we were going to shake his hand and give him a hug. And I was the first to shake his hand and hug him and give him a kiss, to let people know that’s not how the virus is spread.”Johnson and Thomas may have long been retired, but they have not left the game they love for good.Johnson is the current president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers, while Thomas is currently serving as an analyst for NBA TV.last_img read more

22 days agoREVEALED: Eriksen DID give Tottenham teammate Vertonghen black eye

first_imgREVEALED: Eriksen DID give Tottenham teammate Vertonghen black eyeby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen did manage to give Tottenham teammate Jan Vertonghen a black eye – but the incident was a training accident.Eriksen rubbished rumours circulating on social media that Vertonghen had been involved in an affair with his wife Sabrina Kvist Jensen. An image of Vertonghen with a black eye had accompanied some of the posts, suggesting it was related to the unfounded speculation.The Mirror says Eriksen was to blame for the injury in an accidental training-ground clash.Both Eriksen and Vertonghen were involved on Tuesday night as Spurs were humbled 7-2 by Bayern Munich.It was the first time in Tottenham’s history they had shipped seven goals on home soil and extended their indifferent start to the campaign. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 days agoJuventus coach Sarri planning London return for three-player raid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus coach Sarri planning London return for three-player raidby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus coach Maurizio Sarri is planning a London return for a three-player raid on Chelsea and Tottenham.Ilbianconero says Sarri is keen on poaching N’Golo Kante and Emerson Palmieri from old side Chelsea.And Le 10 Sport says Tottenham contract rebel Christian Eriksen has been lined up for a free transfer to Turin at the end of the season.It’s said that French World Cup winner Kante, 28, is high on Sarri’s shopping list after starring under the Italian last season.Sarri transformed Kante from a defensive midfielder into a complete all-rounder, and the pair could be set for a reunion at the end of the campaign.He is also keen on Chelsea teammate Emerson too, who he thrust into the side ahead of Marcos Alonso at the beginning of 2019.Eriksen, 27, is available on a free transfer next summer after refusing to talks terms with Tottenham.And Juve will look to open negotiations in January, despite reported interest from Real Madrid. last_img read more

Gov’t Committed to Growth of Petrojam

first_img Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says the Government of Jamaica will ensure the continued growth of Petrojam as part of its commitment to the country’s energy security. “We are committed to the refinery upgrade, we will be embarking on a number of initiatives to ensure that the country’s sole refinery continues to operate at the highest standard as it relates to quality products, as it relates to efficiency (and) as it relates to environmental protection,” he said. “Western Jamaica, and in particular Montego Bay, is growing at a very rapid pace and so energy security is critical… today we are actually doing something that will live on for generations. It speaks to sustainability and the fact that Petrojam is here to stay,” he said. Story Highlights Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says the Government of Jamaica will ensure the continued growth of Petrojam as part of its commitment to the country’s energy security.“We are committed to the refinery upgrade, we will be embarking on a number of initiatives to ensure that the country’s sole refinery continues to operate at the highest standard as it relates to quality products, as it relates to efficiency (and) as it relates to environmental protection,” he said.Dr. Wheatley was speaking at the official opening of Petrojam Limited’s new administrative offices in the Montego Bay Freeport on Tuesday (January 9).He welcomed the move by the entity to open a permanent office in the western part of the island.“Western Jamaica, and in particular Montego Bay, is growing at a very rapid pace and so energy security is critical… today we are actually doing something that will live on for generations. It speaks to sustainability and the fact that Petrojam is here to stay,” he said.Director of Petrojam Limited, Harold Malcolm, noted that the opening of the new administrative building marks the culmination of efforts to improve the delivery infrastructure as the entity expands on its product offerings.He noted that the Petrojam terminal in Montego Bay is the major supplier of jet fuel to the Sangster International Airport and “we are constantly exploring ways to improve efficiency and the capacity of fuel distribution in the western section of the island, particularly as it relates to our distribution of ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD).”The new administrative office has been named the ‘Howard Howell Building’ in honour of Petrojam’s first Montego Bay terminal supervisor, who died in November 2011.last_img read more

Alberta offers snapshot of crisis gripping First Nations

first_imgAPTN National NewsFirst Nation leaders waiting for their meeting with the prime minister are preparing a grocery list of demands.Over the next few nights, we’ll bring you a look at the three major elements of the summit agenda.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto takes a look at the challenges First Nations in Alberta face in reaching those goals.last_img

Kazakhstan to host Syria talks involving Iran Russia Turkey

first_imgNur-Sultan (Kazakhstan): Kazakhstan said Tuesday it will host fresh talks on Syria on April 25-26, backed by Iran, Russia and Turkey as they eye an end to the eight-year conflict. Delegations from the Syrian regime and armed opposition groups are expected to participate along with representatives of the three guarantor states, Kazakhstan’s foreign ministry said in a statement. The United Nations and Jordan would attend as observers, it added. The situation on the ground in Idlib will be on the agenda of the talks, as well as “confidence-building measures” and the distribution of humanitarian aid. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe talks will be the first in Astana for the UN’s new Syria envoy Geir Pedersen, who took over from Staffan de Mistura in January. De Mistura seemed frustrated at the most recent Astana talks in November, ruing a “missed opportunity” to move closer towards a political settlement. Pedersen said that talks in Damascus Sunday with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem focused on a political settlement had been “substantial.” Russia, a key backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has taken a lead role in diplomatic efforts through the so-called “Astana process” with Iran and Turkey that has largely sidelined UN diplomacy. The talks there began in January 2017. Last month the Kazakh capital changed its name from Astana to Nur-Sultan, although the former name is still being used for the talks.last_img read more