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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Funding for Food: M-E students support community during COVID-19

first_imgThe two juniors set up a GoFundMe page to support the food pantry at the high school and is part of the M-EALS and Leadership non-profit. Starting with an original goal of $500, at last check, the page has seen over $1,190 in donations, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the non-profit. “Our grandmom had said, ‘you should help out a charity or something,” said Kaczynski. “I cried,” Murat said. “To be able to think outside of yourself when it’s your 16th, 17th, 18th birthday, I think is pretty impressive.” ENDWELL (WBNG) – Juniors at Maine-Endwell Senior High School Sadie Kacyznski and Lexi Vallet wanted to do something different for their birthdays. “The amount we’ve gotten from it has been actually surprising,” Vallet said. “We kind of set it up hoping some friends and families would chip in. Then it took off like it did.” “Most times when you walk inside the food pantry, it’s fully stocked,” Murat said. “The pantry is literally bare.” When she heard the news, she broke into tears. Vallet told 12 News the duo plans to keep the page up and running through her birthday on May 10, and that if there are still donations flowing they will run it through the end of May.center_img For good measure, Kaczynski left a message with everyone on her birthday on how they can help. Rachel Murat is a teacher at M-E, and is the founder and president of the non-profit which seeks to assist families in the area with food needs for children in the M-E Central School District. So knowing the state of the pantry, and the importance of the gesture, Murat was thankful the money can go directly back to helping other Spartans in need. Murat told 12 News the coronavirus’ impact on the food pantry has been so significant she estimated she had only four jars of peanut butter left. “Just go for it. Just start a GoFundMe. What’s the worst that could happen? You don’t raise as much as you though you would? It’s still something to somebody,” Kaczynski said. Celebrating their big days in quarantine due to schools, restaurants and other businesses being closed due COVID-19 concerns, the two friends, who are actually cousins, got creative. “This money is not only going to help us get through the week to week deliveries until we can get back to school, but it will also help me restock the pantry,” Murat said.last_img read more

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South Korea’s Oct LNG imports down 15 pct YoY

first_imgPyeongtaek LNG import terminal (Image courtesy of Kogas)Liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports into South Korea, the world’s second-largest buyer of the fuel, dropped 15 percent in October, according to the customs data.The country imported 2.76 million mt of LNG in October as compared to 3.25 million mt in the corresponding month the year before.Qatar regained its position as the dominant supplier of LNG to South Korea after Australia took over as the country’s top supplier within a month in September.The world’s largest exporter supplied 0.85 million mt to South Korea in October, However, Qatari imports fell by 0.32 million mt or 27 percent on year.Qatar is still by far the largest supplier to South Korea looking at the whole year with 9.1 million mt supplied in the January-October period.Indonesian volumes rose last month by 16 percent to 0.42 million mt while Australian LNG supplies to South Korea dropped 24.5 percent on year to 0.40 million mt.The remaining volumes imported into South Korea last month were sourced from USA, Russia, Oman, Brunei, Malaysia and Peru.In the January-October period, South Korea imported 30 million mt of LNG as compared to 26 million mt in the same period last year.South Korea is expected to continue boosting its imports of the chilled fuel for power generation as part of a plan to reduce reliance on coal and nuclear plants. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

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The Cinderella Law: Emotional correctness gone mad (UK)

first_imgThe Independent 5 June 2014Whatever the intention of the promoters of the new “Cinderella Law”, its main accomplishment will be to turn the emotional landscape of family life into a dangerous battlefield.The aim of this law is to change existing legislation on child neglect by expanding the meaning of criminal abuse to encompass the complicated domain of the emotion. The Conservative MP Robert Buckland, who is the principal Parliamentary campaigner for a law that would criminalise the emotional abuse of children, claims that without such legislation “the wicked stepmother of Cinderella” gets “away scot-free”. However, once the emotional behaviour of parents becomes a target for policing, every mother and father is at risk of being labelled an abuser.The call for the Cinderella Law represents the latest phase of a campaign to continually expand the range of parental behaviour that can be condemned as abusive. These days, parents who smoke or drink alcohol in front of children risk being characterised as child-abusers. Opponents of the tradition of male circumcision condemn Jewish and Muslim parents as abusers of children. Health activists denounce parents of overweight children for the same offence. Mothers and fathers who educate their children to embrace the family’s religion have been characterised as child abusers by anti-faith campaigners. Precisely because the abuse of children is regarded as such a terrible crime, advocates of a variety of different causes frame their campaign in the language of child protection.The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children offers a definition of emotional abuse that includes some very real and unambiguous acts of harm, such as “conveying to a child that they are worthless or unloved, inadequate”, but it also includes forms of behaviour that, depending on the context, may or may not be harmful to a child.For example, the NSPCC includes in its definition of emotional abuse the “making of fun” of what a child says or how they communicate. I am not sure what universe the NSPCC inhabits, but in the real world, the making fun of one another is the stuff of family life. When parents and children interact, they are likely to make jokes at each others’ expense.http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/the-cinderella-law-emotional-correctness-gone-mad-9231233.htmllast_img read more

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#AFCONonCiti: Four-star Mali too much for debutants Mauritania

first_imgNewcomers Mauritania were given an unpleasant welcome to their debut AFCON appearance as they lost to West African neighbors Mali 4-1 in their Group E game Monday night in Suez. Mali top the group with three points, two more than Tunisia and Angola who played to a 1-1 draw earlier at the same venue. Mauritania follow in that order pointless.Mali Eagles were the better side from the start to the end, and capped a convincing performance with an important win that saw them move closer to the next round. Abdoulaye Diaby and Moussa Marega each scored within a span of eight minutes, and Adama Noss Traore added a third just after the break. Hacen Al Ide scored from the spot to give Mauritania a historic goal, but Adama Traore added the fourth for Les Aigles to hand Les Mourabitoune defeat in their first ever AFCON match.Boosted by their debut, Mauritania started the game in a speedy way but without threatening their opponents’ defense. The game’s first chance came after five minutes when a miscommunication between Mali’s goalkeeper Djigui Diarra could have coasted his team an own goal but the ball was cleared to a corner.Mali’s first chance fell to Diaby whose shot from outside the area missed the goal by a slim margin after nine minutes. Adama Traore tried to shoot from distance at the quarter hour mark but he saw his shot going wide.Once again Diaby tried his luck from outside area and found the same fate after 22 minutes. But Diaby was third time lucky after 38 minutes when his shot from outside the area leaving Mauritania goalkeeper Souleymane Diallo was no chance.And just before the break Mali were two up. Diallo fouled Lassan Coulibaly inside the vital area leaving the referee with no option but to give Mali a penalty, from which Marega doubled the Eagles lead.Mauritania coach Corentin Martins fielded star player Moulay Ahmed “Bessam” trying to give the team new blood in attack. But it was Mali that added a third goal via Noss Traore. He received the ball from Diadie Samasekou and sent a curling shot to add to Mauritania woes after 55 minutes.Mauritania threw all men in attack, and could have scored after 70 minutes when Adama Ba rounded Mali’s goalkeeper Djigui Diarra but Molla Wague tackled to save the ball just before Ba scored.But Mauritania did have their historic first ever AFCON goal after 72 minutes. Ismail Diakhite was fouled inside the area and from the resulting penalty Al Ide scored to give “Mourabitoune” something to cheer about.But just two minutes later Mali added the fourth in grand style. Substitute Adama Traore sent a curling shot that went to the right corner to add a fourth for The Eagles.Mauritania tried hard to score again but the lively game ended with their first defeat, with Mali sending a threatening message to other teams in the group.Total Man of the match: Abdoulaye Diaby (Mali) Source: CAFlast_img read more

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