Widespread Panic Continues To Bring The Heat, Pays Solemn Tribute To Fan Who Fell In The River

first_imgWidespread Panic resumed their Southern conquest with a second night of music at Mud Island Amphitheater in Memphis, Tennessee last night. To many fans, the first night was one of the most intense and tight shows of the year, so when it was with great anticipation that the band shuffled back onstage.A short and sweet “Disco” kicked the night off before John Bell led the audience through a serene stroll with a mellow “Wondering” from 1993’s Everyday. Jimmy Herring mystified through a blazin’ “Papa Johnny Road” from Ball (2003) before Dave Schools trounced a bouncy beat for “Walkin’ (For Your Love)” from their self-titled second album.Putting the pedal to the metal, the band came together nicely for a sizzlin’ “Papa’s Home”. This jam from Everyday has several tempo changes and breakdowns and had the audience stompin’ and dancin’ with a full display of the band’s collective talents. A dirty “Shut Up and Drive” from 2010’s Dirty Side Down segued into a heroic version of “Hatfield”. John Bell was in peak form and nailed the lyrics beautifully before dishing out a rousing rap with all the bells, whistles, and descriptions of “Hatfield’s mama with her two-string ukulele” intact.For only the fourth time since its debut at Panic en la Playa Siete, the band delved into a stirring rendition of “Sundown Betty” before cutting a suave cover of Bloodkin’s “Can’t Get High”. To close the set, the boys aced a frenzied “Action Man” from Don’t Tell the Band (2001), leaving the audience in a stunned stupor as they walked off the stage for setbreak.Upon returning to the stage, the band appropriately delved into a cover of Pops Staples‘ song “Hope in a Hopeless World” from Bombs & Butterflies as a homage to the missing teenager who jumped into the Mississippi River the night prior. Jimmy Herring electrified a cutting version of “Pilgrims”, another from Everyday, before JoJo Hermann took the helm for the beginning of a jam that didn’t relent until the end of the second set. An outstanding psychedelic massacre of J.J. Cale’s “Ride Me High” moved into a heavy and lively “Tie Your Shoes.” With repeating spiraling descents, the entire band came together to casually obliterate this jam.Duane Trucks commandeered the spotlight for a powerful percussive cornucopia before the band returned for the beginning of “Fishwater” with John Bell and Jimmy Herring acting as unstoppable forces. Cody Dickinson from North Mississippi Allstars came out with a washboard to supplement as Dave Schools and JoJo Hermann led the charge on “Big Wooly Mammoth”. The musicians returned from this beloved classic back into “Fishwater” with Cody Dickinson before allowing Sonny Ortiz time to wallop his drum kit with minimum help from Duane Trucks.Widespread Panic w/ Cody Dickinson – “Big Wooly Mammoth” > “Fishwater”[Video: Fred Ramadan]The band returned once more to finish “Fishwater” (this time without Cody Dickinson) before segueing into a raucous and sexy rendition of George Clinton’s “Red Hot Mama”. To conclude the second set and nearly eighty-minute sequence of nonstop jams, the boys hammered home the party-anthem “Chilly Water” complete with a night sky full of flying cups of water.For the encore’s first number, Jimmy Herring led the band through a scorching cover of Murray McLauchlan’s “Honky Red”. Before finishing the evening, John Bell said a few words to make light of last night’s tragic misfortune, “Ladies and gentlemen, this will be the ‘Last Dance’ of the evening. Please take care of each other, watch out for each other so you can live to play another day.” With that, the musicians closed with a cover of Neil Young’s “Last Dance” with a dreamy breakdown and emotionally wrought lyrics.Widespread Panic returns to the stage next on August 24th in Arrington, Virginia for the 6th annual LOCKN’ Festival. Many have speculated about with whom the band will be collaborating, and considering the band played three Neil Young covers this weekend, we can only hope that it is Ol’ Neil himself—or, at the very least, some members of his band, Promise of the Real, who are set to play LOCKN’ the same day as Panic. Until next time, my friends. Work hard, stay well. See the setlist below.For a full list of upcoming dates, head to Widespread Panic’s website.Setlist: Widespread Panic | Mud Island Amphitheater | Memphis, TN | 6/30/18Set 1 Disco, Wondering, Papa Johnny Road, Walkin’ (For Your Love), Papa’s Home, Shut Up and Drive > Hatfield, Sundown Betty, Can’t Get High, Action Man (71 mins)Set 2 Hope In A Hopeless World, Pilgrims, Ride Me High > Tie Your Shoes > Duane Drums > Fishwater > Big Wooly Mammoth* > Fishwater* > Sunny Drums > Fishwater > Red Hot Mama > Chilly Water (95 mins)Encore: Honky Red, Last Dance (18 mins)Notes * w/ Cody Dickinson on washboard (North Mississippi Allstars)last_img read more

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Arsenal in talks to sign Axel Disasi as Mikel Arteta steps up search for defender

first_img Comment Arsenal in talks to sign Axel Disasi as Mikel Arteta steps up search for defender Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Apr 2020 2:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.2kShares Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img A number of top clubs have been monitoring the young Frenchman (Picture: Getty)L’Equipe claims Arsenal are ‘keeping in direct contact’ with Disasi’s entourage and Ligue 2 outfit Reims over a move for the 22-year-old centre-back.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, the report claims Arsenal are likely to come up against stiff competition for Disasi’s signature with top clubs from around Europe keeping close tabs on the Frenchman.Reims have confirmed that Disasi can leave for the right price ahead of the 2020/21 campaign. It’s understood an offer of €20million (£17.5m) would be enough to land the highly-rated youngster. Arteta is on the hunt for reinforcements at centre-back (Picture: Getty)Last week, Arsenal manager Arteta reassured supporters that he had multiple transfer plans up his sleeve after the coronavirus pandemic halted the Premier League season. ‘I’m planning two or three different scenarios that we can face,’ the Spaniard told Sky Sports.‘Depending on one of those three, we will be able to do more, less or nothing.‘We have to react daily. We don’t know what the financial situation is going to be, we don’t know the rules, the timing, the window. ‘There are so many things we cannot control at the moment.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe added: ‘I went through a lot when I got here… I had eight or 10 players injured, and there were a lot of issues to deal with. The connection between fans, players and club was in a difficult state at that moment. ‘We had to change that energy, the belief and the commitment from the players. ‘I was very pleased because everyone was on board with what we were doing. ‘We started to win three or four games in a row and there was a much more positive mindset around the place.’MORE: The potential stumbling block in Arsenal’s transfer move for Jonathan TahMORE: Gary Neville reveals Man Utd would always try to ‘wind up’ Arsenal legends Thierry Henry and Robert Pires Arsenal have been in talks to sign Reims centre-half Axel Disasi (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are in negotiations to sign Axel Disasi from Reims in the summer transfer window, according to reports in France. The Gunners have already wrapped up a deal for Saint Etienne’s William Saliba but Mikel Arteta has made it clear to the board that he’s keen for another top-class central defender to follow the young Frenchman to the Emirates.Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano and Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah are both firmly on Arsenal’s radar as the north London giants scour the market for potential reinforcements and a new name has emerged as a target. Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Week 13 Fantasy QB Rankings: Lamar Jackson, Deshuan Watson falling because of tough matchups

first_imgNote: These rankings will be updated throughout the week, so check back for player movement and individual analysis.MORE WEEK 13 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderWeek 13 Fantasy QB RankingsThese rankings are for standard leagues with 4-point passing TDs.RankPlayer1Patrick Mahomes II, KC vs. OAK2Russell Wilson, SEA @ MIA3Drew Brees, NO @ ATL4Matt Ryan, ATL vs. NO5Aaron Rodgers, GB @ NYG6Lamar Jackson, BAL vs. SF7Deshaun Watson, HOU vs. NE8Tom Brady, NE @ HOU9Derek Carr, OAK @ KC10Jameis Winston, TB @ JAX11Carson Wentz, PHI @ MIA12Sam Darnold, NYJ @ CIN13Jared Goff, LAR @ ARZ14Nick Foles, JAX vs. TB15Kirk Cousins, MIN @ SEA16Dak Prescott, DAL vs. BUF17Mitchell Trubisky, CHI @ DET18Jimmy Garoppolo, SF @ BAL19Kyler Murray, ARZ vs. LAR20Baker Mayfield, CLE @ PIT21Philip Rivers, LAC @ DEN22Josh Allen, BUF @ DAL23Jacoby Brissett, IND vs. TEN24Ryan Fitzpatrick, MIA vs. PHI25Kyle Allen, CAR vs. WAS26Ryan Tannehill, TEN @ IND27Andy Dalton, CIN vs. NYJ28Daniel Jones, NYG vs. GB29Dwayne Haskins, WAS @ CAR30Devlin Hodges, PIT vs. CLE31Drew Lock, DEN vs. LAC32David Blough, DET vs. CHI Some reliable quarterbacks disappointed for fantasy football owners last week, with Russell Wilson and Matt Ryan doing little despite favorable matchups. Both are back with favorable matchups this week, and both are once again high in our Week 13 fantasy QB rankings. In fact, both are higher than position stalwarts Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson, who both face brutal matchups against the 49ers and Patriots, respectively. Fortunately, there are plenty of potential sleepers, a few of which who can be found on the waiver wire, if you don’t trust Jackson or Watson when making your start ’em, sit ’em decisions.We still trust Jackson and Watson, at least enough to rank them in our top 10, as both have shown the ability to produce regardless of opponent. Watson is a little more worrisome than Jackson, as he was shut down two weeks ago by Baltimore and will face a stiffer test on Sunday night against the Patriots. Like Jackson, he might have to utilize his legs more to find value, but we know he can do that, so it’s tough to bench him in what could be a make-or-break week for many.  WEEK 13 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerThis week’s top sleepers include Sam Darnold (@ Bengals), Nick Foles (vs. Buccaneers) and Mitchell Trubisky (@ Lions). We don’t blame you if you don’t trust the latter two. You might not even trust a few of the guys in our top 12 despite their favorable matchups. Carson Wentz (@ Dolphins) and Jared Goff (@ Cardinals) have been inconsistent, to say the least, and obviously present risk. Still, with their matchups, it’s tough to imagine them being held down again, even on the road.WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endTom Brady (@ Texans) also fits into that group, but we tend to give him the benefit of the doubt in favorable matchups like this. Houston is especially bad at covering backs in the receiving game, so James White gives Brady an added weapon you might not initially think about. Kirk Cousins (@ Seahawks) is in a dreaded “road prime-time” spot, but he handled that with aplomb a few weeks ago in a tougher matchup in Dallas. He should have Adam Thielen (hamstring) back this time around, too.WEEK 13 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPFades this week include the resurgent Baker Mayfield (@ Steelers), the somewhat-inconsistent Dak Prescott (vs. Bills), the relatively low-ceiling Josh Allen (@ Cowboys), and the slumping Philip Rivers (@ Broncos). Prescott is the toughest guy in that group to sit, as he’s proven he can produce against anyone. Perhaps he has something special saved up for Thanksgiving, so he’s not a “must-sit”, but just three QBs have produced even two TDs in a game against the Bills (Baker Mayfield, Andy Dalton, Ryan Fitzpatrick), and none have produced three (Mayfield was the only one to throw for two). Buffalo hasn’t exactly faced a murderer’s row of QBs this year, so perhaps its numbers are inflated, but Prescott still has his work cut out for him, especially with Amari Cooper (knee) banged up. MORE WEEK 13:Waiver pickups | FAAB budget | Snap counts | Stock watch | Fantasy playoff SOSlast_img read more

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‘21 Seats’ Bill Passage Uncertain in the House

first_imgThe last resort for the enactment of a draft law to establish 21 Special Legislative Constituencies for which additional 21 members of the House of Representatives shall be elected, is expected to be itemized in today’s agenda for deliberations, but may not receive full support, the Daily Observer has learnt.Lawmakers who spoke under condition of anonymity, said the Affirmative Action for Equal Participation and Representation Act violates the Constitution, especially Article 18.Article 18 says: “All Liberian citizens shall have equal opportunity for work and employment regardless of sex, creed, religion, ethnic background, place of origin or political affiliation, and all shall be entitled to equal pay for equal work.”The lawmakers argued that violation of the Constitution would compel a referendum, if the bill should be passed. The Affirmative Action for Equal Participation and Representation Act of 2016 provides 21 additional seats in the House for women, youth and persons living with disabilities.The Senate unanimously passed the “Affirmative Action for Equal Participation and Representation Act of 2016” which was forwarded to the House of Representative for concurrence.In Wednesday’s public hearing, Gender Minister Julia Duncan Cassell told the 28-member House Joint Committee that the Affirmative Action Bill for equal participation and representation of women in politics, the youth and persons living with disabilities requires the affirmative action legislation to elevate it to a level of equitable representation and participation in the governance process.The House Joint Committee comprised of Gender, Judiciary, Good Governance and Election & Inauguration The Gender Minister reminded the Legislature that Article 5 (a) of the Constitution empowers the Legislature to enact laws that promote the realization of social justice and increase citizens’ access to political and economic participation.“There are international instruments to which Liberia is a signatory and has acceded to for the enactment of affirmative action legislation for the empowerment of women, youth and persons living with disabilities. ECOWAS and AU Protocols, CEDAW, CRPD, the Beijing Declaration, and the African Youth Charter are some of the international instruments supportive of affirmative action as a means of accelerating their participation in politics for adequate representation,” Min. Cassell said.The National Chairperson of the National Civil Society Council, Madam Frances R. Deigh Greaves; the Vice President for the Association of Female Lawyers in Liberia (AFELL), Atty. Nadia S. Kamara; Mr. Daintowon Domah Payebaye, representing the disabled community; and Mr. Amos Williams, Deputy Secretary General for Program at the Federation of Liberian Youths (FLY) are among Civil Society Organization (CSO) members, urging the Legislature to enact the Affirmative Action Bill.The consultant for the Coalition of Caregivers and Advocates for the Elderly in Liberia and the Disabled Community, Mr. Sam Togba Slewion, also recommended that the Affirmative Action Bill should include the representation of older people.The Affirmative Action Bill has suffered many setbacks and has been lingering in the Legislature since 2010, before it was recently passed by the Senate.For the progress made by the Senate, the UN Women held a one-day consultative meeting with the media, the Women Legislative Caucus, Government Ministries, the disabled community and the public to create awareness and engage stakeholders before the bill was presented to the House of Representatives on Thursday.“In 2010, when we brought about the passage of this bill, it was not easy to convince our male counterparts because they thought we were trying to unseat them, but we are over that now because of our regular consultations that made the issue clear to them,” said Senator Jewel H. Taylor of Bong County.Senator Taylor, who also chairs the Women Legislative Caucus, noted that in meetings with women contestants, it was agreed that the elections will be determined on a single majority win. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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