Widespread Panic Heats Up Summer Tour With A Rager In Omaha [Gallery/Review/Setlist]

first_imgIn the middle of America yesterday, Widespread Panic brought their brand of southern rock to eager fans at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha, NE. What ensued was a superlative Tuesday.The first set opened with a rocking “Glory.” The crowd was still trickling in, and those who were inside were then treated with a raucous “Greta.” Everyone was dancing and singing. Other highlights of the first set included “Shut Up and Drive” and “Tail Dragger.” They closed the first set with an energetic “Makes Sense to Me,” almost exactly sixty minutes after they began “Glory.”The second set continued right where they left off. “Weak Brain, Narrow Mind” was a great opener to the set. “Weight of the World” continued the high-energy start to the set. Perhaps one of the high points of the show was the “That Thang (Party at Your Mama’s House).” The instrumental tune ensured that everyone was dancing hard despite how hot it was inside the venue. The crowd especially went crazy when the image of a honeybee was produced on the LED screens. This was the same bee image from the show poster by Subject Matter Studio, and the crowd recognized it. As the song continued, the image of the bee started becoming wavy, much like a mirage, and this was perfect for the moment considering the temperature during the day before the show and inside the venue as they rocked out “That Thang.”The best segue of the night came when they went slowly and deliberately from the instrumental into “Ribs and Whiskey.” “Red Beans” was fun, and the “Surprise Valley > Drums > Surprise Valley” was great. The “Drums” really highlighted drummer Duane Trucks on the skins as even percussionist Sunny Ortiz stopped playing and just watched the former in amazement. “Proving Ground” was incredibly swampy and the set closed out with “Mr. Soul.”The band began the encore with “Me and the Devil Blues.” It seemed especially appropriate, at least the lighting. The band and stage were cast in a very red light. The red was very crimson, and perhaps they did this to match a certain group of Spreadheads present at the show. Anyone in the pit saw this red-shirted clan, and anyone in the balcony saw the shirts thrown onto the stage, littering the ground of the musicians. It was a red shirt that had the outline of Nebraska and said “paNic” inside, with a capitalized n for Nebraska. Even bassist Dave Schools said with a smile, “Those are some red shirts,” right before they cast the stage in red and began the song. Even keyboardist JoJo Hermann donned one of the shirts to salute the Nebraska Spreadheads. So they played the bluesy tune and ended the show with a crooning cover of Talking Heads’ “Heaven.” And that was the Tuesday night Widespread Panic show! As the back of those red shirts said, the show in Nebraska exemplified “The Good People in the Good Life.”Widespread Panic continues their summer tour tonight in Kansas City before heading to the storied Red Rocks Amphitheatre for three nights this weekend. Those shows will be webcasted here, so check it out!Check out the setlist, courtesy of PanicStream, and the full gallery by Ojeda Photography, below.Setlist: Widespread Panic at Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, NE – 6/21/16Set 1: Glory, Greta > Walk On, Tickle The Truth, Worry, Shut Up and Drive, Tail Dragger, Flicker > Makes Sense To Me (60 mins)Set 2: Weak Brain, Narrow Mind > Weight Of The World, Solid Rock, I’m Not Alone, That Thang (PAYMH) > Ribs and Whiskey, Red Beans > Surprise Valley > Drumz > Surprise Valley > Proving Ground > Mr Soul (99 mins)Encore: Me and The Devil Blues, Heaven (16 mins)Check out the full gallery of images below. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Morocco formally complains of refereeing ‘injustice’

first_imgRabat, June 29: The Moroccan Royal Football Federation (FRMF) has formally complained to world football’s governing body FIFA over “serious referee errors” during the 2018 World Cup in Russia.In a letter sent to FIFA and posted on the FRMF website on Thursday, federation president Fouzi Lekjaa said the errors led to his country’s early exit and that the video assistant referee (VAR) had been used or not used in order to serve the interests of their opponents, reports Xinhua news agency.Morocco played in the World Cup in Group B along with Iran, Portugal and Spain.“We want to express our indignation at the injustice suffered by our national team, following serious refereeing errors that led to (the team’s) premature exit from the first round of the 2018 World Cup,” Lekjaa said in the letter.“The severity of these refereeing errors is all the more evident in the fact that in these two matches (against Portugal and against Spain), the use of VAR served only to preserve the interests of our competitors,” it said.The Moroccan federation listed what it said were wrong decisions and attached their videos from Morocco’s defeat 1-0 against Portugal and 2-2 draw against Spain.The north African side, who also lost their group opener to Iran, had strongly criticized the referees’ performance following their loss to the Portuguese, their second group game, that had killed off their chances of advancing.“With what has happened we can only express our serious concern at the persistence of these injustices and the negative impact on the image of FIFA and the future of football,” the letter said.The Moroccan federation urged FIFA president Gianni Infantino to “take the necessary measures and make the necessary adjustments in order to repair these injustices and guarantee the conditions of a competition with equal opportunities for all teams”. IANSlast_img read more

Maths, science teaching gets boost

first_imgThe video lectures will enable teachers to help pupils do better in the challenging subjects of maths and science.(Image: stock.xchng) Maya Makanjee of Vodacom says that the new programme will also ensure that teachers themselves are educated with quality material.(Image: Vodacom Digital Classroom) MEDIA CONTACTS • Panyaza Lesufi  Spokesperson, Department of Basic Education  +27 12 357 3757 RELATED ARTICLES • Maths and science the fun way • Denel helps maths, science pupils • More women engineers for SA • Pupils have a blast with Mathletes • A fun approach to science teaching Source: Vodacom Digital ClassroomWorking with the University of Stellenbosch‘s (SU) Institute for Maths and Science Teaching (IMSTUS), Vodacom is offering live video lectures to teachers at its ICT resource centres.A new video technology has been introduced as a learning platform through a joint venture of Vodacom and SU, to improve teacher training in mathematics and physical science.The lecture programme is part of a nationwide teacher development initiative that is aimed at improving the quality of instruction in these subjects, which are the most challenging for pupils. The mobile services provider, through its mobile education programme, will help 320 teachers improve their skills through quality education via the video lectures from SU at any of the Vodacom information and communication technology (ICT) resource centres.This will help improve the quality of education in previously disadvantaged schools.Maya Makanjee, Vodacom’s chief officer for corporate affairs, says: “The programme ensures that teachers throughout the country have access to the highest quality teaching resources. It will also ensure that teachers receive quality education content, and will create an opportunity for interaction between teachers and lecturers.”During the live broadcasts, teachers can interact directly with the presenters by submitting questions to http://ite.sun.ac.za (follow the instructions on the website), as well as by texting questions to 31498. The website has additional learning material as well as discussion forums where teachers can post and reply to questions.To date, Vodacom and the Department of Basic Education have created nine ICT resource centres, one in every province, each serving up to 200 schools. The centres serve as the district teacher-training hub and are fitted with computer classrooms with 50 terminals and an internet café.Helping teachers to up their gameIMSTUS is a non-profit organisation in the Department of Curriculum Studies which itself sits within the university’s Faculty of Education. IMSTUS works to challenge the notion that it is difficult to excel in maths and science by getting the message across that it is possible for all pupils to receive good teaching in these extremely important subjects.The organisation was founded in 1977 by the former Cape Department of Education, with the task of presenting modular courses to teachers to enhance their subject knowledge in mathematics, physical sciences and biology – and hundreds did complete the courses. In 1990 it was announced that teachers were expected to fund their own tuition and this led to a dramatic drop in enrolment numbers.Between 1990 and 2000, teachers could enhance their skills by opting to complete the Further Diploma in Education (FDE) in mathematical, biological and physical sciences, and computer studies. After 1994 provincial education departments gradually started funding teachers to enrol in selected streams of the FDE.Since 2001, teachers have enrolled in the two-year Advanced Certificate in Education in biological sciences (now called life sciences), physical sciences, computer studies and mathematical literacy. Between 2001 and 2009, 332 teachers obtained qualifications in these streams.IMSTUS has also developed accredited short courses for teachers, which address specific themes or challenges in specific subjects – the duration and costs depend on the equipment and materials needed. Teachers can earn a certificate of attendance or a certificate of competence – the latter option requires them to submit an assignment and be assessed.Subjects available include human physiology, organic and inorganic chemistry, and genetics, offered at FET level, and matter and materials, functions and algebra, and financial mathematics at senior school level, among other choices.last_img read more

Australia raises unpaid CWG bills with Krishna

first_imgThe Australian government on Thursday raised with India the non-payment of bills to its companies by the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC).Australia’s Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd took up the issue with his Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna in Melbourne. Krishna assured Rudd that the matter would be taken up soon.According to reports, some Australian companies have been preparing a lawsuit against the CWG OC over millions of dollars that were allegedly not paid.”It has been brought to my notice and I would go back to India and take it up with the sports ministry,” Krishna said after his meeting with Rudd. He did not give any timeframe for resolving the matter, but the Australian minister expressed satisfaction over the assurance.”We are comfortable about the Indian government’s response… These matters are well in hand,” Rudd said.Referring to the Australian companies, Rudd said the private contractual arrangement made by these companies was a responsibility of the CWG authority. He said the government would work with the companies to ensure that they got their payments.Earlier, the Australian media had reported that events organiser and Sydney Olympics maestro Ric Birch had commissioned a law firm to draw up a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Delhi Games organisers. The lawsuit would involve at least four of Australia’s biggest major event firms, including his company.According to reports, Australian Commonwealth Games Association CEO Perry Crosswhite said the association was one of the 30 or 40 Games bodies from around the world that had dues pending with the CWG OC.advertisement- With agency inputslast_img read more

Making Delhi the cleanest city on top of CM’s wishlist

first_imgWith the Capital set to go for the assembly polls late next year, people can look forward to several bigticket projects in the coming months.In her Independence Day address at Chhatrasal stadium, Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday said, she was particularly optimistic that the monorail project in East Delhi will roll out within next few months.”One of our main targets is to make Delhi one of the greenest and cleanest metro cities in the world,” Dikshit said. She also hoped that her government would be able to “further improve” the city’s infrastructure, education sector and the sports infrastructure.She also added that the people of Delhi can look forward to regularisation of at-least 900 unauthorised colonies.In her speech, Dikshit also praised the state government and the improvements in the state’s infrastructure in the last few years.last_img read more

Sacred Lies Elena Kampouris Kevin Carroll Kiana Madeira Ryan Robbins To Star

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Elena Kampouris, Kevin Carroll, Kiana Madeira & Ryan Robbins – Rex/Shutterstock/IMDB Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Elena Kampouris (Before I Fall), Kevin Carroll (The Leftovers), Kiana Madeira (Dark Matter), and Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary) are set as leads in Sacred Lies (working title), a half-hour drama, that has been given a 10-episode series order by Facebook Watch.It hails from former True Blood executive producer Raelle Tucker and director Scott Winant and Blumhouse Television.Based on the classic Grimm Brothers tale The Handless Maiden and Stephanie Oakes’ novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, and adapted and updated by Tucker, Sacred Lies is about a handless teen who escapes from a cult and finds herself in juvenile detention, suspected of knowing who killed her cult leader.last_img read more

These CavsWarriors Games Are Not Previews Of The NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors beat the brakes off of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday in a 126-91 win. Basketball fans are fairly well trained not to extrapolate too much of the regular season to what will happen in the postseason, but with a walloping this thorough it’s natural to wonder if the Cavs have any chance in the Finals.But after two Warriors-Cavs games this season, we likely still haven’t seen what the teams will look like if they meet for the third Finals in a row this June.Basketball matchups aren’t really between teams, they’re between lineups. Fans are familiar with the famous five-man units, like the Warriors’ Death Lineup of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Harrison Barnes, or the Megadeath Lineup, which swaps out Barnes for Kevin Durant. But the ramifications of more minor adjustments can be profound: In last season’s Finals, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Richard Jefferson, J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson outscored opponents by 26.9 points per 100 possessions in 66 minutes; but when they swapped out Thompson for Iman Shumpert for 14 minutes, the Cavs were outscored by 16 points, or 56.6 points per 100 possessions.So lineups matter. And during the regular season, the Cavs’ and Warriors’ Finals lineups don’t play each other very much.The Cavs’ five most-favored lineups against the Warriors during the regular season have played a combined two minutes against them in the Finals. Two minutes! Obviously, injuries have been a factor: Kevin Love missed all the 2015 Finals, and Kyrie Irving was injured in Game 1 and did not play again in the series. But considering the most-played lineup against Golden State in 2016-17 includes DeAndre Liggins, and neither J.R. Smith nor Kyle Korver appears in a top-5 lineup, it’s a safe bet that we haven’t seen Cleveland’s preferred lineups against Golden State.The Warriors haven’t been much more consistent. In 2014-15, the five lineups that played most161 percent of available minutes. against the Cavs in the Warriors’ regular season games played 45 percent of available minutes in the Finals, anchored largely by the Death Lineup, which played 24 percent of the minutes (most of any lineup in that Finals) and outscored the Cavs by 21.8 points per 100 possessions.Last season, however, an injury to Bogut and a slump from Barnes threw the Warriors into disarray, as their five most favored lineups against the Cavs from the regular season played just 15 percent of available minutes in the Finals. Plus, the Death lineup didn’t play the Cavs enough during the regular season to crack the top five (and it was outscored by 12 per 100 possessions in 53 minutes anyway).All of which is to say that while the Warriors have reconstituted their roster since blowing a 3-1 lead to the Cavs in the Finals, it’s likely both teams will shuffle things again between now and June.Check out our latest NBA predictions. read more

Cup semifinal doesnt scare me – Gerrard

first_imgRangers Football Club manager Steven Gerrard claims he is not scared ahead of one of his biggest games as a manager.Gerrard insists he has no fears about heading into Sunday’s Scottish League Cup clash against Aberdeen without his two key strikers.Alfredo Morelos is suspended for the all-important semi-final, while Kyle Lafferty is cup-tied after representing Hearts in the same competition.Gerrard said, according to Daily Mail:“I’m definitely not going to tell you my team. But there’s no getting away from it, Alfredo has been our talisman. I’ve only got good things to say about him. I’m big fan of his and he will be missed, so will Kyle, they are two big players for us.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“But that doesn’t scare me, it’s a challenge for me and an opportunity for someone else.”“I still have a confidence and belief that we will have enough to go and get the job done.”“In semi-finals, you don’t need to score loads and loads of goals to reach the final.”“I hope we do – but there are other ways to achieve it and I just hope we have enough because those two guys are going to be big misses. We’ve still got good players and threats in all areas of the pitch”“We are really excited and looking forward to it.”last_img read more