The String Cheese Incident Closes Fox Theatre Run With Memorable Performance [Photos/Full Audio]

first_imgOn Saturday, The String Cheese Incident continued the celebration of their 25th anniversary at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO. As keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth told Live For Live Music late last year, “With celebrating 25 years, we really wanted to return to some of the places that have always been special to us and fun to play. Vegas, Jazz Fest, The Fox, and those spots have always provided something a little extra for us as a band.”EXCLUSIVE: Kyle Hollingsworth Talks The String Cheese Incident’s 25th Anniversary, Surprises In Store For New Year’s RunThe String Cheese Incident made good on Hollingsworth’s prediction, delivering a memorable performance in their second of two shows at the Fox this weekend. Following an opening “Colorado Bluebird Sky”, the band worked through “Get Tight”, “(Nothing But) Flowers”, and Chuck Berry‘s “You Can Never Tell”. From there, String Cheese launched into a lengthy rendition of “Best Feeling”, from their Keller Williams collab album, Breathe (1999). The set came to a close with extended jams followed on “The Big Reveal” and “Beautiful”.Following setbreak, the band emerged to kick off the show’s second half with “Into The Blue”. A well-paired “Let’s Go Outside” > “Outside and Inside” came next, followed by a cover of Tom Petty‘s “You Wreck Me”. From there, excellent renditions of “Way Back Home”, “Rivertrance”, and “Rollover” rounded out the set before a “Rosie” encore sent the crowd home dancing.Listen to a full audience audio recording of the performance below:The String Cheese Incident – 4/20/19 – Full Audio[Taped by Michael Frasca]You can check out photos of the performance below courtesy of photographer Daniel Ojeda.Next up for The String Cheese Incident is a trio of shows in New Orleans during Jazz Fest including an “evening with” performance at The Orpheum on May 2nd and a pair of shows with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at Mardi Gras World on May 3rd and 4th. For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to their website here.Setlist: The String Cheese Incident | Fox Theatre | St. Louis, MO | 4/20/19Set One: Colorado Bluebird Sky, Get Tight > All Blues > Nothing But Flowers, You Can Never Tell, Best Feeling > The Big Reveal > BeautifulSet Two: Into The Blue, Let’s Go Outside > Outside and Inside, You Wreck Me, Way Back Home > Rivertrance > RolloverEncore: RosieThe String Cheese Incident | Fox Theatre | St. Louis, MO | 4/20/19 | Photos: Daniel Ojeda Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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The future energy mix

first_imgShell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum said he expects global energy demand to double by mid-century, with renewable sources making up a much greater part of the supply than they do now, and with fossil fuels remaining a major part of the mix.Odum, who spoke Tuesday (April 27) at the Science Center, delivering the Harvard University Center for the Environment’s final “Future of Energy” lecture of the academic year, presented his views and those of the oil industry giant as it looks ahead.According to Odum, energy from renewable sources would surge in the coming decades, to a scale that today would equal 60 percent of production. But with the global population expected to climb to 9 billion and the increasing industrialization of the developing world, he expected overall demand to grow enough that renewable sources will make up just 30 percent of the 2050 energy mix.Much of the rest, he said, must come from fossil fuels, making mitigation technologies that keep carbon from being released into the atmosphere essential.“Supply is going to have trouble keeping up with that kind of demand growth,” Odum said. “All forms of energy will be needed.”Consequently, environmental stresses due to energy consumption also will increase, Odum said, resulting in more government regulation. He came to Harvard, in fact, expecting to talk about the new U.S. energy and climate bill, but negotiations on it collapsed last week when one of the sponsors, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, abruptly withdrew from talks with Democrats. Though the halt was surprising, Odum said he still expects some type of energy legislation to be passed.The global energy industry is so enormous that major changes take a lot of time, Odum said. A look at the past century shows that it takes almost 30 years for any new energy source to reach even 1 percent of the market, he said. First come years of research and development, followed by small demonstration plants that lead to further improvements. That is followed by larger commercial plants that take a long time to site and build. Biofuels are now about 1 percent of the market, and wind will be about 1 percent by the middle of the decade.That slow development pattern will have to be radically sped up, he said, if renewables are to be 30 percent of the mid-century energy mix. Government can help, with regulations and incentives. Odum said that government establishment of a carbon market, with pricing and trading, will be a big factor driving growth of renewable energy sources. Without that, he said, it will be difficult to attract the kind of private capital needed to finance that growth, and it is unlikely government will step in to fill the gap.Odum said he sees the industry having several roles to play in the future. First, it needs to provide more energy to meet demand. Second, it needs to increase the efficiency of its operations. Third, it needs to provide more low-carbon energy.Carbon capture and storage is an example of the third role, Odum said. Shell has begun one such large project associated with its oil sands effort in Canada. It’s being done in partnership with the Canadian government, which has invested $800 million. He expects to begin injecting carbon into underground storage areas by 2015 at the earliest.Another example is Shell’s continued investment in natural gas. Though a fossil fuel, gas produces much less carbon dioxide than either oil or coal. By 2012, natural gas is expected to make up more than half of Shell’s production.Odum said the company expects the number of motor vehicles to double worldwide by mid-century, with 40 percent of miles driven by electric-powered vehicles. That expected explosion in demand for transportation fuels has Shell investing in biofuels, working with a producer in Brazil.Though Shell was not involved, Odum also addressed the recent Gulf of Mexico oil drilling platform tragedy and the spill that has resulted. Such platforms, he said, have so many redundant systems that he doesn’t understand how the tragedy happened. Whether the accident and the resultant oil pollution affects the acceptability of offshore drilling elsewhere depends on how the situation is resolved and how successful mitigation efforts are, he said.last_img read more

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Warriors’ Draymond Green “wanted to play” vs. Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo

first_imgLOS ANGELES — The ice bags stayed wrapped firmly around Draymond Green’s knees. For the past week, the Warriors’ forward has also received plenty of treatment to the soreness in his right foot.How does he feel for when the Warriors (11-2) visit the Los Angeles Clippers (7-5) on Monday?“I’m good enough to play,” Green said following morning shootaround. “That’s all that matters.”Green told Warriors coach Steve Kerr a similar message ever since missing the second half against Memphis exactly …last_img read more

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Iconic Emirates inflight bar gets a makeover

first_imgThe revamped Emirates bar. Photo: Emirates. Private yacht cabins inspire changes.Emirates’  popular Airbus A380  onboard bar is undergoing a makeover as part of multi-million-dollar product upgrades being introduced on the Gulf carrier’s newest  jets.Snacks and premium drinks are a feature of the barThe  bar, due to make its operational debut in July,  retains the trademark horseshoe shape but will offer seating with tables alongside the windows on both sides and feature an airier look with lighter champagne colours.The airline said the design had been inspired by private yacht cabins and could comfortably accommodate 26 passengers at a time with eight of them seated.Also being introduced are soundproof curtains to partition the onboard lounge area, which will remain at the back of the upper deck, as well as integrated LED lighting with soft ambient light options, new window blinds, integrated sound and a 55-inch LCD television.The lounge is available to business and first class customers and offers canapes as well as handpicked wines, premium spirits and cocktails mixed by a bartender.It has been a hallmark of the A380s since their introduction with Emirates and is popular feature of the double-decker aircraft.“Particularly on long-haul flights, our customers tell us they appreciate the opportunity to stretch their legs and mingle in the relaxed, yet classy lounge area,’’ says Emirates president Tim Clark.The 93 A380s currently in service will continue to feature the original lounge.last_img read more

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Public Protector gets more powers

first_imgMadonsela warned that her office would not hesitate to use its full powers to exact compliance with the Constitution and the law, and would use everything in her means, including subpoenas and orders of contempt of the Public Protector, to deliver justice to the public. They are in accordance to section 7 (11) of the Public Protector Act of 1994, which states that the Public Protector may make rules in respect of matters that have a bearing on investigations, provided that such rules are published in the Gazette and tabled in the National Assembly. 25 November 2010 During her recent outreach programme, she assured citizens that they could trust her office with confidential information about corrupt activities. Source: BuaNews Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she is ready to use new legislative rules giving her office more power to enforce compliance from the state – including the power to issue subpoenas and orders of contempt – in order to deliver justice to the South African public. On average, the Office of the Public Protector received about 15 000 complains per year. It takes from a couple hours to three months to resolve a single case, depending on its nature. Enforcing accountabilitycenter_img The new rules strengthen the Public Protector’s powers to enforce accountability from state organs and ensure a speedy resolution of cases. “The people who come to my office for help often have no financial means to take the mighty state to court, and come to me as a last resort, believing that my office can provide them with justice free of charge and quicker than tribunals and courts.” The new rules will be published in the Government Gazette early next year. Madonsela appealed to the public to report poor service and conduct by organs of state, suspected corrupt activities and other forms of maladministration in state affairs. Delivering justice “We find it unacceptable that some state organs still give us the run-around when we seek answers on behalf of distressed or aggrieved members of the public,” Madonsela told members of the National Press Club in Pretoria this week.last_img read more

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KKR fans face police wrath outside Eden Gardens

first_imgA stampede-like situation erupted on the fringes of the Eden Gardens in Kolkata as die-hard fans of Indian Premier League winner Kolkata Knight Riders clambered over police barricades to gain entry into the arena for the team’s felicitation ceremony.Though entry was made free, passes distributed were far less. This resulted in utter chaos with KKR followers breaking through the barriers and running wildly through them, bypassing the police cover to clinch a seat in the stadium, reported IANS.Several women and children were injured or left behind in the rush.The police had to resort to a mild cane charge to control the crowd as mounted personnel and the Rapid Action Force (RAF) struggled to control the mob-like situation.Thousands, including men, women and children, waited to come in as the clock inched past the scheduled start of 1 p.m.Meanwhile, the cultural events began inside the Eden Gardens as lucky fans who got in early, eagerly awaited the knights and team owner Shahrukh Khan and Juhi Chawla’s arrival.SRK tweeted earlier: “Sorry Kolkata technical snag on flight. Will be a bit late but will be there. Apologies.”Live renditions of popular chart-toppers from SRK’s films including “Aaj Ki Raat” from “Don 2” and “Chance Pe Dance” from “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” added to the frenzy. KKR’s anthem “Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo Re” could be heard amid the din.last_img read more

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20 days agoLeicester defender Evans: Incredible Ricardo our best player every week

first_imgLeicester defender Evans: Incredible Ricardo our best player every weekby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City defender Jonny Evans has hailed the progress of teammate Ricardo Pereira.They have conceded just five goals in seven Premier League games, the fewest along with Liverpool. And Evans told the Mirror: “We’ve got a good young side. “There’s obviously a bit of inexperience there, but we’ve got some really good young players coming through, skillful, athletic and quick.“Our right-back, Ricardo, is probably our best player every single week, he’s incredible. It’s a privilege to play alongside him. Getting Tielemans on a permanent deal was a massive statement for the club. He came in last season and lit the place up.“When he came back after his loan spell and signed for us, it gave everyone a massive boost. He had big teams in for him, but he wanted to come back to Leicester.“It showed he could see the huge potential we’ve got in our squad. We’ve got a great bunch of lads, a great dressing-room and there’s no real egos in there, which is fantastic.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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School buses cancelled in SD60 for Monday

first_imgSchools will remain open.SD60 Buses Cancelled Monday, Nov 5, 2018. #yxj #fortstjohn #taylorbc #hudsonhope @[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@cbckelownahttps://t.co/uxQsMVP2ua https://t.co/uxQsMVP2ua— School District 60 (@sd60) November 4, 2018 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 has cancelled all school buses for Monday.In a message posted on their website Sunday afternoon, the District has cancelled school bus service for Monday due to the heavy snowfall.The District says “We’ve been informed that due to the significant snowfall, side roads will not be cleared by tomorrow.  All school buses are cancelled for Monday, November 5.”last_img read more

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City of Fort St John Canada Day Events Schedule

first_imgThe Canada Day schedule is as follows:8 am Free Pancake Breakfast at the Fort St. John Firehall10 am – 11 am Pre Parade Entertainers (100 St) including performers from HulaHoop Circus.10 am – 4 pm Classic Car Show & Shine on 100 Street10 am – 4 pm Farmers Market located at the Old Visitor Centre lot11 am – 12 pm Parade (scroll down to view parade route map)11 am – 4 pm Food Trucks12 pm Mayor`s Kick Off & Opening ceremonies in Centennial Park – Opening Remarks, National Anthem, Land Blessing, Mayor’s remarks, Thank you to our sponsors (bring your lawn chair or a blanket to sit and enjoy)12 pm- 4 pm Family Activities in Centennial Park – Bouncy castles, balloon animals, face painting, Mini Golf with the Fort St John Public Library, roving entertainers, live entertainment, carnival games, spray park and more!10:45 pm Tim Hortons Canada Day Fireworks at Surerus Park.  (Parking at this location is crowded, please do your best to carpool, walk, bike, or watch from an alternate location)Here is a copy of the Canada Day Parade Route FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Monday, July 1st, 2019, come downtown to celebrate the national day with the community of Fort St. John for Canada Day.An exciting day has been planned for this Canada Day with multiple events held around the downtown core. Start your day with a pancake breakfast and end your day with a bang at the fireworks display.These are free family-friendly events to celebrate Canada turning 152 years old.last_img
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North Korea holds election

first_imgPyongyang: North Koreans went to the polls Sunday for an election in which there could be only one winner. Leader Kim Jong Un’s ruling Workers’ Party has an iron grip on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as the isolated, nuclear-armed country is officially known. Every five years it holds an election for the rubber stamp legislature, known as the Supreme People’s Assembly. The exercise has all the trappings of votes elsewhere, from electoral rolls to sealed ballot boxes to scrutineers for the count. But in keeping with one of Pyongyang’s most enduring slogans — “Single-minded unity” — there is only one approved name on each of the red voting slips. With portraits of the leader’s father Kim Jong Il and grandfather Kim Il Sung looking down on every ballot box, voters lined up to drop their slips inside. There is a pencil in the panelled voting booths for anyone who might wish to register dissent by crossing out a candidate’s name. But no one does. By 6pm, the official KCNA news agency reported, all electors in all constituencies had voted, “except for those abroad or working in oceans”. Turnout in 2014 was 99.97 per cent and the vote was 100 per cent in favour of the named candidates, a result unmatched anywhere else in the world. “Our society is one in which the people are gathered around the respected Supreme Leader with a single mind,” election official Ko Kyong Hak said outside a polling station at the 3.26 Pyongyang Cable Factory. Participation in the election was a citizen’s obligation, he said, “and there are no people who reject a candidate”. An editorial in the Rodong Sinmun, the mouthpiece of the ruling party, reinforced the message. Voters “should cast approval ballots with their loyalty to the party and the leader, absolute support to the DPRK government and the will to share their destiny with socialism to the last”, it said. With a total absence of electoral competition, analysts say the election is held largely as a political rite to enable the authorities to claim a mandate from the people. It was the result of “established institutional inertia and a need to legitimise the government by simulating democratic procedure”, said Andrei Lankov of Korea Risk Group. Soviet-style Communist states had a long tradition of holding general elections, he said, even if the ruling party ignored its own rules about holding regular congresses —something the North skipped for more than 30 years. “North Korea is just emulating all other Communist states,” he said. “The early Communists sincerely believed that they were producing a democracy the world had never seen. So they needed elections and it became a very important part of self-legitimisation.” The last significant government of a major country to dispense with elections altogether was Nazi Germany, he pointed out. The North is divided into constituencies for the vote — there were 686 at the last election, when Kim stood in Mount Paektu, a dormant volcano on the border with China revered as the spiritual birthplace of the Korean people. He received a 100 percent turnout and 100 percent in favour according to KCNA. Some of the seats are allocated to two minor parties, the Korean Social Democratic Party and the Chondoist Chongdu Party, which has its roots in a 20th century Korean religious movement. They are both in a formal alliance with the ruling party and analysts and diplomats say they exist largely on paper, with only small central offices maintained for propaganda purposes. Even so, participation in the poll, like other obligatory rituals in the North, does reinforce loyalty to the government and social unity, Lankov said, “because humans love symbolism”. It is a marked contrast to the vibrant multi-party democracy on the other side of the Demilitarised Zone dividing the peninsula, where president Park Geun-hye was ousted in 2017 after mass street protests over a corruption scandal. For North Koreans who defect, the South’s electoral system was “definitely novel”, said Sokeel Park, of campaign group Liberty In North Korea. “The idea that you get to cast your vote and either be on the winning side or the losing side and you don’t know what that’s going to be until the results come in — that’s a big thing.” Sunday’s voting took place in something of a carnival atmosphere in Pyongyang, children in red neckerchiefs parading in the streets to encourage voters to attend. Bands played at polling stations, where voters queued up in numerical order according to voter lists displayed for days beforehand, and women in flowing traditional dresses danced after casting their ballots. Architecture student Kuk Dae Kwon, 18, said he was excited to be taking part for the first time. Ordinary North Koreans always express total support for the authorities when speaking to foreign media, and Kuk told AFP: “At this election we consolidate the single-minded unity around the Supreme Leader and also demonstrate the advantages of our socialism to the world.”last_img read more

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