Dave Matthews Band Shares Exciting Pro-Shot ‘Rhyme And Reason’ Footage As Summer Tour Warm Up

first_imgWith their summer tour proper starting tonight, Dave Matthews Band has treated fans to some stellar pro-shot footage from a show held around this time last year. The band recently celebrated their 25th anniversary with a hometown performance in Charlottesville, VA, but that show was a late addition to a previously-announced extensive summer schedule.As the music rolls on at the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas tonight, DMB went through their archives to pull up a gem from May 16th, 2015 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX. The song of choice is “Rhyme and Reason,” jammed out to perfection by one of the funnest bands around!Watch the pro-shot “Rhyme And Reason” video from 5/16/15 below, courtesy of Dave Matthews Band:Considering DMB debuted three new songs at their 25th anniversary celebration, we can’t wait to see what fans have in store tonight! Full summer plans can be found here.last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Gives Update On Kofi Burbridge’s Health, Names Replacement For Summer Dates

first_imgAs you’ve likely heard by now, Tedeschi Trucks Band keyboardist/flautist/multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge had a heart attack this past Tuesday night. After suffering from an aortic aneurysm, the musician was taken to the hospital in Atlanta, where he underwent surgery to replace his aorta and repair a valve. Kofi’s brother (Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge) and family rushed to be by his side upon hearing of the medical scare.Kofi Burbridge Suffers Heart Attack, Is Currently Stable In AtlantaMembers of Tedeschi Trucks Band were with him throughout the entire ordeal, and have posted several updates since the initial health crisis. The group gave the most updated report with regards to his status just a few hours ago. According the the band’s Facebook post, “We are so happy to report the good news that our brother Kofi Burbridge is doing very well following his surgery and his doctors expect a full recovery.”While Kofi recovers and gets his health and strength back to return to the road, the group has announced that keyboardist Carey Frank–a relatively unknown young South Florida-native keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist based out of LA–will tour with the them throughout the rest of their Wheel of Soul summer tour dates.With a major health concern such as this, there is always a long road to recovery ahead. Until then, we wish the best of luck to Carey Frank in filling Burbridge’s massive musical shoes this summer, and we wish Kofi luck and the best of health as he fights his way back to the stage with Tedeschi Trucks Band, where he belongs. Check out the full statement from the band in the Facebook post below:Next up for the band is a run of performances with The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna, which picks up at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Guilford, NH next Saturday, July 24th. For a full list of upcoming Tedeschi Truck band tour dates, head to the band’s website.[Cover photo via Kimberly Annette Photography]last_img read more

Rolling Stone Magazine Is Being Sold By Its Founder After Half A Century

first_imgJann S. Wenner started Rolling Stone magazine in 1967 in the Bay Area when he was 21 years old. In the half-century since its founding, Rolling Stone has become a legendary music publication that defined cool and set trends during the ’60s, ’70s, 80s, and ’90s. During its heyday, the magazine not only guided the music scene but also defined the counterculture—running stories by iconic writers like Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe and starting the careers of well-known photographers, like Annie Leibovitz, with their many famous cover photos (such as their 1981 cover photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono).However, in recent years, Rolling Stone has seen a dive in popularity. Part of this can be attributed to changes affecting all print publishing, and particularly independent publishers, as readers increasingly move to online publications. However, Rolling Stone as a business was not without its own missteps. The publication was heavily criticized after it ran a 9,000-word story about an unproven gang rape at the University of Virginia that was heavily questioned after it went viral, and the magazine eventually had to retract the story. Furthermore, some have cited that Rolling Stone remains rooted in the past and needs to remain more up-to-date with current music trends.Yesterday, The New York Times announced that Jann Wenner would be selling his controlling stake of Rolling Stone up for sale. In the lengthy article, Wenner acknowledged that while he loved his job and the magazine that he founded half-a-century ago, putting the publication up for sale was “just the smart thing to do.” Wenner, and his 27-year-old son, Gus, have already been working to salvage Rolling Stone‘s parent company—the family-owned Wenner Media—with the recent sale of Us Weekly and Men’s Journal, the other two magazines under the company, and last year’s sale of 49 percent stake of Rolling Stone to a music company in Singapore, BandLab Technologies.With the sale of the magazine, Wenner hopes that the magazine can grow with the times and continue his legacy. Though both Jann and Gus Wenner hope to remain involved with Rolling Stone, the father-son duo recognize that the new owner of the company would be in control of that decision. However, longtime music critic and contributing editor at Rolling Stone, Anthony DeCurtis, expressed shock at the announcement of the sale in the New York Times piece, noting that he never thought that the company’s founder would sell the magazine, and later remarking, “That sense of the magazine editor’s hands on the magazine — that’s what’s going to get lost here. I don’t know who’s going to be able to step in and do that anymore.”[H/T New York Times]last_img read more

Paul Rudnick & More to Serve on Tony Awards Nominating Committee

first_img View Comments The 70th annual Tony Awards may have only just taken place, but now it’s time to start thinking about next year’s ceremony! Creatives Paul Rudnick and Michael John LaChiusa are just some of the new names tapped for the Nominating Committee for the 2016-2017 Broadway season.The Nominating Committee attends all productions during the Broadway season and meets on the date designated by the Administration Committee to determine, by vote, the Tony Award nominees for that season. The committee of Tony Nominators will include 51 members for the 2016-2017 season. Members of the committee serve a three-year term.The 2016-2017 Nominating Committee includes:Adrian Bailey – ActorVictoria Bailey – Executive Director, Theatre Development FundLuis Castro – Media and Entertainment Executive/Producer**Hope Clarke – ChoreographerPaul Cremo – Dramaturg/Director of Opera Commissioning Program, The Metropolitan OperaPatricia Cruz – Executive Director, Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, Inc.**Trip Cullman – DirectorEdgar Dobie – Executive Producer, Arena Stage – Washington, DC**Scott Elliott – Director/Artistic Director, The New Group**Harvey Evans – ActorSean Patrick Flahaven – Writer/ Composer/Orchestrator/ Conductor/ProducerPaul Gallo – Lighting DesignerJenny Gersten – Former Executive Director, Friends of the High LineDaniel Goldfarb – Playwright, BookwriterSam Gonzalez – Dir. of Operations, Pfizer Medical/Board of Trustees, Playwrights HorizonsAdam Gwon – Composer/LyricistRoy Harris – Production Stage ManagerPeter Hedges – Writer**Jack Hofsiss – Theatre, Film, Television DirectorMara Isaacs – Founder and Director, Octopus Theatricals, LLC**Lou Jacob – Director at the New School for DramaAnne Keefe – Associate Artist, Westport Country Playhouse**Tom Kitt – Composer, Lyricist, BookwriterFran Kumin – Consultant, Perf. Arts Organizations/Foundations/University Theatre ProgramsMichael John LaChiusa – Composer, Lyricist, Librettist**Kate Levin – Cultural Assets Management Principal, Bloomberg AssociatesReynold Levy – Former President of Lincoln Center for the Performing ArtsPatricia Marx – American Humorist and Writer, Former Television WriterJim McLaughlin – Former Producer, CBS News/TV Feature and Documentary ProducerTony Meola – Sound Designer**Jessica Molaskey – Actor**Debra Monk – ActorRoger Morgan – Lighting Designer, Theatre DesignerLaurence O’Keefe – ComposerKatherine Oliver – Media and Technology Principal, Bloomberg AssociatesChristian Parker – Chair, Graduate Theatre Program, Columbia UniversityPaige Price – Actor/1st Vice President of AEA/Executive Artistic Director, Theatre AspenRavi S. Rajan – Dean, School of the Arts – SUNY PurchasePaul Rudnick – Playwright, Novelist, Screenwriter, Essayist**Susan H. Schulman – Director/President, Stage Directors and ChoreographersMikki Shepard – Executive Producer, The Apollo Theatre**Warner Shook – DirectorEllen Sorrin – Director, The George Balanchine Trust**Jessica Stone – Actor/ Director**Edward Strong – ProducerWynn Thomas – Production DesignerJose Antonio Vargas – Journalist/Filmmaker/Founder of Define American **Jennifer von Mayrhauser – Costume DesignerTom Watson – Retired Executive, Television AdvertisingPreston Whiteway – Executive Director, The Eugene O’Neill Theater CenterEvan Yionoulis – Director****Denotes new Nominating Committee Member Paul Rudnick(Photo: Bruce Glikas)last_img read more

Ecuadorian National Police open new lab to combat Sinaloa Cartel and Los Rastrojos

first_img Authorities are building another crime lab in Guayaquil, which is Ecuador’s most populous city, with 2.3 million residents. Once it is completed, the lab in Guayaquil will help police in that city conduct better investigations, Vizueta said. Officials should continue building such labs throughout the country, he said. “Now what remains is to build more crime laboratories in the country, so that investigations are prompt,” Vizueta said. “The proximity of the lab is important when working with evidence such as fingerprints, which need to be investigated expeditiously before they fade or become contaminated.” The new labs are an important tool in Ecuador’s ongoing fight against organized crime groups, Interior Minister José Serrano said. “This new infrastructure provides scientific support for direct and transparent confrontation against criminal violence and impunity,” Serrano said during the ceremony inaugurating the new crime lab. In 2013, Ecuadorean security forces seized more than 56 tons of drugs, authorities said. Ecuador’s National Police recently inaugurated a new crime lab in Quito which will allow investigators to use the latest in technology to solve crimes. The new lab, which was inaugurated on Jan. 8, 2014, provides police the ability to quickly look up fingerprints, conduct DNA tests, and to conduct toxicology tests on homicide victims, to determine if they ingested any drugs before being killed. The new lab will help make investigations and the criminal justice system more efficient and effective, said Juan Vizueta, professor of criminal law at the Catholic University of Guayaquil. “With this lab, both police and Ecuadorian courts can rely on investigations conducted in one specialized center,” Vizueta said. “Previously, medical evidence was sent to state medical institutions whose focus was to address public health and not criminal investigation.” “With this new laboratory, investigations will go from a traditional approach to a technical and scientific one where evidence can be processed and the respective chains of custody can be maintained,” Vizueta said. The new lab cost more than $11 million (USD) and employs about 340 people, including uniformed police and civilian analysts. The opening of the laboratory coincides with a sweeping new criminal law the Ecuadorean Assembly approved in December 2013. The legislation codifies new criminal offenses, including femicide, ethnocide, torture, crimes against nature, and unjustified private gain. The legislation is scheduled to take effect in June 2014, or 180 days after publication. The new lab, located inside a seven-story building, is equipped with state of the art technology, authorities said. It is one of the most advanced forensics labs in Latin America. The new lab includes automated systems to quickly identify fingerprints and voices; a firearms examinations system, which will allow investigators to match fired bullets with specific weapons; and advanced cameras which will allow police to take high-quality photos at crime scenes. By applying toxicology methods, investigators can analyze the types of drugs, poisons, and substances that cannot be identified in trace amounts. The lab has a forensic anthropology division. Forensic anthropologists identify people by examining human remains and DNA. By examining flesh and bones, forensic anthropologists can also determine the cause of death. Police will also store evidence at the crime lab. Each piece of evidence is being carefully inventoried, authorities said. Crime lab officials are keeping track of the delivery and removal of evidence, to assure it is reliable for use in trials and court hearings. Ecuadorian authorities are fighting transnational criminal organizations which are using the country as a transshipment point for illegal drugs. The Sinaloa Cartel is largest of the transnational criminal organizations which operate in Ecuador. On Feb. 22, 2014, Mexican security forces captured the cartel’s kingpin, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, in Mazatlan. Two other major Colombia drug trafficking groups, Los Rastrojos and Los Urabeños, also operate in Ecuador. Security forces in Ecuador and other countries have scored important successes against Ecuadorean organized crime operatives in recent years: • In April 2012, Ecuadorean National Police captured César Demar Vernaza Quiñónez, the leader of a gang known as “The Courageous.” He is known as “The Entrepreneur.” His gang worked for El Chapo in Ecuador, guarding large shipments of drugs. In February 2013, The Entreprenuer and 18 other inmates escaped from a prison in Guayaquil. Colombian security forces captured The Entrepreneur in April 2013. He was extradited to Ecuador, where he is facing drug trafficking charges. • In June 2012, Ecuadorean security forces seized a submarine that was under construction, a light plane, a speedboat, and a ton of cocaine. Drug traffickers were using light plane and speedboat to transport cocaine, and the submarine was going to be used for the same purpose, said Richard Camacho Zeas, an Ecuadorean security analyst. • In October 2013, Ecuadorean National Police captured 10 suspected members of Los Urabeños. Some of the suspects were Ecuadorean nationals who were working with the Colombian drug trafficking group, authorities said. Authorities plan to build more labs The new lab could help security forces build upon the success they have had in recent years in reducing violence in Ecuador. Killings in Ecuador declined by 27 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to the National Police. In 2008, Ecuador had 2,638 homicides, with 21 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). In 2012, the country recorded 1,884 homicides. It was the lowest number of homicides in Ecuador since 2000. New lab has innovative technology center_img By Dialogo February 28, 2014 New police vehicles The government of Ecuador recently also issued eight new motorcycles to the National Police to support investigations and improve public safety. System for evidence Among the improvements for criminal investigation is the implementation of a new system for evidence. This system enables you to keep an inventory of the evidence that goes in and out of the laboratories, as well as a record of the people who deliver and remove evidence. The inventory process is automatic by using a chip for each piece of evidence. This new system for evidence will enable access to more reliable and safe information related to the evidence collected at the scene, Moreno said. Over US$ 11 million was invested to develop the lab, which will employ about 340 people including civilians and uniformed personnel. . Fighting organized crime A reduction in violencelast_img read more

Leisure pressure points

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Colombia declares coronavirus state of emergency, orders elderly to stay home

first_imgBut Duque’s government has been criticized for not enforcing controls at airports, as tourists have taken to social media to say they were not made aware of quarantine requirements upon landing.Some provinces and municipalities in the Andean country have already put in place nightly curfews.State-run oil company Ecopetrol has cut its planned investment for the year by $1.2 billion, while the government slashed bond issues by nearly $366 million. Colombia’s President Ivan Duque declared a state of emergency on Tuesday as the country steps up measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, including ordering the elderly to stay home from Friday until the end of May.Speaking during a televised address, Duque said full details on the state of emergency would be announced on Wednesday. Governments on every continent have implemented containment measures to contain the disease, which has infected more than 187,000 people and killed nearly 7,500.”To protect our grandparents we have declared an obligatory isolation starting Friday March 20 from seven o’clock in the morning until May 31,” Duque said. “All adults older than 70 must remain in their homes except to buy groceries and medicines, use health services, and access financial services.”People walk on the street, wearing protective masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Bogota, Colombia March 17, 2020. (REUTERS/Leonardo Munoz)So far 75 people in Colombia have been infected by coronavirus, most of them after traveling in Europe or the United States. No deaths have been reported.Colombia originally required a 14-day quarantine for arriving travelers, before restricting entry to anyone who is not a citizen or a resident, closing schools, bars and nightclubs, delaying the start of the legislative session in Congress and then shuttering land and waterway borders.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Swiss pension fund seeks passive managers for domestic, global equities

first_imgFor the Swiss tender – which is also for a passive manager – search QN-2509 states the benchmark as the SPI index.In both cases, managers pitching for the business should have at least $750m under management in the strategy and at least $1bn under management across the firm.Managers should have a track record of at least four years, but the investor said it would prefer those with at least a 10-year record.The maximum tracking error is 4% for both mandates. Performance should be stated gross of fees to 31 January 2019.The deadline for submissions for both mandates is 5pm UK time on 14 February.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com. Credit: Erich Westendarp A Swiss pension fund is seeking managers for allocations to domestic and global developed market equities, via IPE Quest.The investor plans to allocate $100m (€88.2m) to the developed market equities mandate and CHF100m (€88.1m) to the Swiss equities mandate.According to search QN-2510, the pension fund is interested in allocating to an all-cap or large-cap passive global equities manager.The benchmark for the global mandate is the MSCI World ex Switzerland index.last_img read more

Messi, Ronaldo, others see 2020 Ballon d’Or cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

first_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably Missed7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Best Car Manufacturers In The World There will be no Ballon d’Or winner in 2020, with France Football announcing that due to the “lack of sufficient fair conditions” a prize that has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in recent times will not be awarded for this calendar year. A prestigious Golden Ball has been handed out to the best player on the planet since 1956. We are, however, living in extraordinary times and the decision has been taken that it would not be right to pick out a leading performer given the circumstances in which professional sport is currently being played out. That means 2019 winner Messi will keep his crown for another 12 months. The Barcelona superstar has six Ballons d’Or to his name, with eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus boasting five. Two all-time greats would have been expected to come into contention again in 2020, along with the likes of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. Every top performer is, however, going to have to wait for another glitzy ceremony to be held, with United States star Megan Rapinoe also set to keep hold of her title in the women’s game for another year. France Football said in a statement on their official website: “In exceptional circumstances, exceptional provisions. For the first time in its history, which began in 1956, the Ballon d’Or France Football will not be awarded in 2020, due to the lack of sufficient fair conditions. “Messi and Rapinoe (as well as[Mattijs] de Ligt and Alisson, winners of the Kopa and Yachine Trophies) will have to wait a year. The winners of the last edition of the BO will have no successors at the end of the year. Because there will be no Ballon d’Or 2020 edition. Why? “• Because only two months (January and February), out of the eleven generally required to form an opinion and decide between the best (s), it is far too little to gauge and judge, given that the other matches have taken place. We cannot bring ourselves to rely on crippled seasons, with so many special arrangements, to elect the best. The best of what, by the way? It would not be worthy of our history. • Because of our approximately 220 jurors (men and women combined) distributed around the world, some may have been distracted or diverted from their observation mission due to other priorities and emergencies to manage. • Because the BO story is too precious to take the risk of damaging it with a wobbly exercise. In these turbulent times, taking a break is a luxury and an invaluable necessity. So that football, as a whole, regains momentum, passion and emotion.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “• Because such a singular year cannot – and should not – be treated as an ordinary year. When in doubt, it is better to abstain than to persist. “• Because the Ballon d’Or trophy conveys other values ​ – like exemplarity, solidarity and responsibility – rather than merely sporting excellence alone. “• Because the fairness that prevails for this honorary title could not be preserved, in particular at the statistical level and also in the preparation since all the aspirants to the award could not be housed in the same boat, some having seen their season cut radically short, others not. So how can we compare the incomparable? “• Because we did not want to put an indelible asterisk on the prize list like “trophy won in exceptional circumstances due to the Covid-19 health crisis” . We will always prefer a small sprain (to our history) to a large scar. This is the first time since 1956 that the Ballon d’Or has taken a break. The situation does not enchant us but seems to us the most responsible and logical decision. Protecting the credibility and legitimacy of such an award also means ensuring its flawlessness over time. read also: Robin van Persie snubs Messi, Ronaldo in his Ballon d’Or’s prospectslast_img read more

Comfortable win for Ireland

first_img Press Association Ireland maintained their 100 per cent start to their World T20 qualifying campaign by cruising to an eight-wicket victory over Nepal in Belfast. Ireland won the toss and inserted Nepal and although t he visitors made 18 from the first two overs, they began to lose regular wickets once Anil Mandal was the first man out having picked out Kevin O’Brien off Alex Cusack’s bowling. Only Sagar Pun and captain Paras Khadka, with 20 and 10 respectively, reached double figures for Nepal, who lost their final five wickets for only three runs as Kevin O’Brien and Thompson swept through the tail. The former, who was on a hat-trick at one point, returned three for eight from his four overs while Thompson’s trio of victims cost just 10 runs. After a rain-delayed resumption for their own innings, Ireland lost Niall O’Brien chopping on for three in the second over before Stirling and Porterfield briskly moved towards their target of 54. Like Niall O’Brien, Stirling was bowled by Sompal Kami with the scores level, but new batsman Kevin O’Brien struck the winning run to seal a comprehensive victory. center_img The Group A leaders made it three wins from three as they dismissed Nepal for just 53 inside 14.3 overs, with Stuart Thompson and Kevin O’Brien producing career-best figures in claiming three wickets apiece. The hosts then took just eight overs to reach their victory target as Paul Stirling weighed in with 29 while William Porterfield was 18 not out. last_img read more