Listen To The Grateful Dead’s All-Acoustic Set, Played On This Day In 1970

first_imgThroughout 1969 and 1970, the Grateful Dead were experimenting with new performance techniques on the road. Growing from a purely psychedelic band, the Dead were finding their voice as songwriters and composers, deeply rooted in the American folk tradition. With that in mind, the band often performed an acoustic set to open their shows during this era, which would be followed by two electric sets for what was guaranteed to be a great night of music.The performance on May 2nd, 1970 was no exception, as the Dead put on an incredible show at Harpur College in Binghamton, NY. The show was rightfully immortalized on the Dick’s Picks series, highlighting a more intimate sound from the Grateful Dead’s lengthy career. As Jerry Garcia was always fond of folk/acoustic instrumentation, these performances certainly bring out a playfulness in his demeanor.Listen to the full concert held on this date below, courtesy of Jamie Waddell/Archive.org:Setlist: Grateful Dead at Harpur College, Binghamton, NY – 5/2/70Set 1: Don’t Ease Me In, I Know You Rider, Friend Of The Devil, Dire Wolf, Beat It On Down The Line-> Black Peter, Candyman-> Cumberland Blues, Deep Elem Blues, Cold Jordan*, Uncle John’s Band Set 2: Saint Stephen-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Drums-> The Other One-> Cryptical Envelopement-> Cosmic Charlie, Casey Jones, Good Lovin’-> Drums-> Good Lovin’, Cold Rain & Snow, It’s A Man’s World, Dancin’ In The Streets Set 3: Morning Dew, Viola Lee Blues-> Feedback-> We Bid You Good Night *with members of NRPSlast_img read more

Tigers Deliver Argos Another Loss

first_img Share April 6, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida (30-12, 6-5) started the day just one day behind first place West Alabama in the GSC East. They finished the day three games back after losing game two of today’s twin bill to the 28th ranked Tigers, 10-5. The 18th ranked Argonauts were defeated soundly in game one, 12-2.Similar to game one, pitching controlled the first four innings of the game. West Alabama took a 2-0 lead in the third inning. With one out Darryl Brown and Clark Humber singled. Rob Dahlberg’s single scored Brown. When Brown slid into home he knocked the ball out of catcher Justin Wood’s glove and Humber came around to score.West Florida answered with two runs in the bottom of the third. Kyle DeBos doubled down the third baseline scoring Jason Kohl who singled to lead off the inning. DeBos advanced to third base on a wild pitch, and scored on a base hit by Clay Wallace.The Argos took their first lead of the day in the fourth on an RBI single by Peter Antoske. Kyle Andrews scored on the play. He singled to reach safely with one out. West Alabama answered by collecting six runs on five hits and an error in the fifth. Rob Dahlberg tied the game with a base hit RBI. With the bases loaded and one out, Tres Avans hit a grounder to Wallace who flipped it over Jones covering second to cut down the runner. Jones’ throw to first to turn the double play got away from Williams and two more runs scored. They scored three more runs on RBI singles by Corey Houston, Brent Bumgarner, and Brown.Dahlberg was unstoppable all day for UWA. In game two he went 3-for-5 with two RBI. Brown went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Clint Moody hit a two run homer in the sixth. Houston was 2-for-4 with an RBI. The Tigers had 13 hits on the day. Brandon Wheeler got the win for UWA. He tossed 4 1/3 innings in the seven inning game. He allowed four runs on seven hits.West Florida was led by Lee Huggins and Kyle Andrews who both went 2-for-4. Jacob Whisenhunt went 2-for-2 coming off the bench for UWF. The Argos stranded 10 runners on base. Jon Sintes took the loss. He went four plus innings allowing four runs on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts.Game two starts tomorrow at 1 pm. Listen to the “Live Audio” and watch the “Live Stats” at goargos.com. Tomorrow’s Senior Day festivities get underway at 12:30 pmPrint Friendly Version Tigers Deliver Argos Another Losslast_img read more

South Africa’s Dakar triumph

first_imgHaving seen some of the towering dunes in the desert during this year’s race, television viewers could have been forgiven for thinking the event was still taking place in Africa. 19 January 2009 De Villiers had previously come agonisingly close to victory in the Dakar in 2006, when he finished second, and he was leading in 2007 when his engine caught fire and scuppered his chances of victory. Giniel de Villiers, together with German navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz, claimed victory in the Dakar Rally at the weekend when he safely negotiated the final 227-kilometre stage to become the first South African winner of the world-famous event. Further down the field, Alfie Cox, so often a leading contender in the motorbike category, achieved his goal of simply finishing the 9 574-kilometre race in his Porsche-powered buggy. “This year the race was very, very tough in general,” Cox said. “The top drivers like Peterhansel, Sainz, Al Attiyah and many others withdrew from the race. Those who continued suffered in their state-of-the-art machines; it was just so much worse for the privateers and amateur teams. Spaniard Marc Coma took victory in the motorbike class, dominating to win by almost an-hour-and-a-half over second placed Cyril Despres. ‘It’s absolutely incredible’“It’s absolutely incredible,” De Villiers said afterwards, “I have never felt such emotion. “I couldn’t stop counting up how many kilometres remained. I have to say, it’s an incredible feeling. Firdaus Kabirov, driving a Kamaz, won the trucks title, while Czech rider Josef Machacek, on a Yamaha, won the quads category. “Jurgen wanted to finish a Dakar and earn a Finisher’s Badge in the year that he turned 50, while I wanted to race through another major desert. That we achieved, but it was not easy. With De Villiers finishing first, Mark Miller second and Dieter Depping sixth, all ahead of the first Mitsubishi finisher, Volkswagen well and truly ended the Japanese manufacturer’s extraordinary run of seven successive Dakar Rally victories.center_img Alfie CoxFor Alfie Cox, a veteran of the Dakar as a motorcyclist on a factory-supported KTM, contesting the 2009 race in Argentina and Chile as a privateer was a very tough challenge. After making it to the finish with his co-driver, Jurgen Schroder from Germany, he reflected back on the race: “We are exhausted, but very proud that we persevered and very satisfied with what we achieved,” he said. Third place went to David Fretigne, who was one of only two riders in the top 10 who was not on a KTM. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “I am really happy for the team, for Volkswagen, who have backed us for five years to achieve this win.” Dakar Rally in South America!The Dakar Rally name was certainly misleading this year. Due to safety fears, last year’s event had been called off at the last minute; this time around the organisers took no chances and elected to stage the race in Argentina and Chile. ‘A massive achievement’“Only 55% of all the competitors who started this year’s race managed to get to the start of today’s (final) stage,” Cox noted. “Finishing the Dakar is a massive achievement.” The 2009 edition proved to be a highly successful one for South Africans. Navigator Ralph Pitchford was second across the line with De Villiers’ Volkswagen Touareg teammate, Mark Miller of the United States, just eight minutes and 50 seconds behind the winners. In addition, two Nissan Navara pick-ups, especially built by Nissan Motorsport in South Africa for the Dakar Rally, finished in fourth and fifth places.last_img read more

First Contact Footage Online

first_imgFootage from the 2008 Sports and Cultural Festival is available to view from www.nitv.org.auNITV (National Indigenous Television) are again covering the event which is more than just a Touch Football tournament.The 15th annual Sports and Cultural Festival has drawn teams from throughout Queensland, New South Wales and the Northern Territory, including from locations such as Darwin, Thursday Island, Palm Island, Moree and Yarrabah.A highlight of the 2008 Festival will be the “Battle of the States Cup Challenge” between Queensland and New South Wales and a special match will be held featuring an “All Black” Australian Indigenous team and a Maori team from New Zealand.Around 20 thousand fans are expected to come together for the three-day carnival.last_img

US Midwest refinery maintenance outages to weigh on Canadian oil prices

first_imgThe difference between benchmark oilsands blend Western Canadian Select and New York-traded West Texas Intermediate has widened to five-year highs of more than US$30 per barrel in the past week, closing Tuesday at US$31.50 per barrel.That’s more than double the typical discount, and also reflects ongoing export pipeline constraints.In a separate report, energy analysts at Haywood Securities Inc. point out that Canadian light oil is also facing higher-than-usual discounts to WTI and that situation is also expected to be aggravated due to lower demand from U.S. Midwest refineries. CALGARY, A.B. – A maintenance shutdown at the refinery that is the largest buyer of Canadian heavy oil in the United States is expected to extend and possibly worsen the price discounts on crude from north of the border.Analysts at AltaCorp Capital in Calgary say the planned turnaround at the 430,000-barrel-per-day BP Whiting refinery in Indiana – which buys about 250,000 bpd of heavy crude from Canada – will reduce demand over the next month and a half.They say the shutdown adds to a heavy schedule of refinery maintenance in the U.S. Midwest, with about 829,000 bpd of capacity expected to be unavailable through October, higher than 560,000 bpd in the same period of 2017 and 300,000 bpd the year before.last_img read more

Reliance quarterly profit grows 98 to highest ever Rs 10362 cr

first_imgNew Delhi: Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Thursday posted the highest quarterly net profit by any Indian private sector firm with a 9.8 per cent rise in earnings in the period ended March 31 after robust business in retail and telecom sectors offset a dip in oil refinery margins. The oil-to-telecom conglomerate reported a 9.8 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit at Rs 10,362 crore, or Rs 17.5 per share, in the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2019, as compared to Rs 9,438 crore, or Rs 15.9 a share, in the same period of the previous financial year, the company said in a statement. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThis is the highest quarterly profit by any Indian private sector company. State-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC) holds the distinction of posting the highest ever quarterly profit by any Indian firm when it had reported a net profit of Rs 14,512.81 crore in January-March 2013 after it received the full-year fuel subsidy in just one quarter. Reliance saw its revenue jump by 19.4 per cent to Rs 154,110 crore in January-March 2019, even though they were 9.7 per cent lower than Rs 170,709 crore revenue in the third quarter of the fiscal. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe company opened more retail stores and added 26.6 million new subscribers to its Jio mobile phone service that helped increase the profitability of the venture as its traditional oil refining business witnessed margin pressures on fluctuating international oil prices. In full year 2018-19, the company posted a record Rs 39,588 crore net profit on a revenue of Rs 622,809 crore. “During FY 2018-19, we achieved several milestones and made significant strides in building Reliance of the future. Reliance Retail crossed Rs 100,000 crore revenue milestone, Jio now serves over 300 million consumers and our petrochemicals business delivered its highest ever earnings,” Reliance Industries Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani said. The record profit for the year came in a period of heightened volatility in the energy markets, he said, adding pre-tax profit has more than doubled in the last five years to Rs 92,656 crore. “Focus on service and customer satisfaction led to higher numbers of subscribers and footfalls across our consumer businesses, driving robust revenue growth. Our endeavour is to create better experiences for our customers, leading to a better-shared future,” he added. Its retail business, which comprises 10,415 stores with 510 being added in Q4, saw pre-tax business profit jump 77.1 per cent to record Rs 1,923 crore. “Reliance Retail is the only Indian retailer to be in the top 100 global retailers list and the 6th fastest growing retailer globally as per Deloitte’s Global Powers of Retailing 2019,” the statement said. Reliance Jio, the group’s telecom arm, posted a standalone net profit of Rs 840 crore, which was 65 per cent more than the previous year, as subscriber base swelled to 306.7 million from 280.1 million at the end of the December quarter. Earning per subscriber, however, declined to Rs 126.2 a month from Rs 130 in the previous quarter. The petrochemical business saw pre-tax profits jump by 24 per cent to Rs 7,975 crore on higher prices. The operator of the world’s largest oil refining complex saw pre-tax earnings from the business decline for the fourth quarter in a row. Pre-tax earnings fell 25.5 per cent to Rs 4,176 crore as margins dipped. It earned $8.2 on turning every barrel of crude oil into fuel as compared to a gross refining margin (GRM) of $11 per barrel in January-March 2018. The GRM was also lower than $8.8 and $9.5 per barrel earned in the second and third quarters respectively. “Refinery and marketing segment performance was impacted by lower crude throughput due to planned maintenance,” the statement said, adding they were also impacted by lower product differentials. The pre-tax loss of oil and gas business narrowed to Rs 267 crore in Q4 from Rs 600 crore a year back as output continued to decline. Having completed its major investment cycle, Reliance said its outstanding debt rose to Rs 2,87,505 crore as on March 31, 2019, from Rs 2,74,381 crore as on December 31 and Rs 2,18,763 crore on March 31, 2018. Cash in hand rose to Rs 1,33,027 crore from Rs 77,933 crore in the previous quarter. Retail business revenues surged 51.6 per cent to Rs 36,663 crore in Q4 and by 88.7 per cent to Rs 1,30,566 crore in 2018-19 fiscal. Reliance said Q4 FY2018-19 saw robust consumer activity at Reliance Jio with average monthly revenue per user coming at Rs 126.2. During the quarter, total wireless data traffic was 956 crore GB (up from 864 crore GB in the previous quarter) and total voice traffic was 72,414 crore minutes (up from 63,406 crore minutes in Q3). The company said it has completed the demerger of tower and fibre assets business.last_img read more

The Cheapest Super Bowl Tickets Get The Biggest Markups

Middle Blue1314,8274,5973735-5 Gold2659,4497,9443630-16 At the Super Bowl, the cheapest tickets come at the highest added cost. Tickets for the worst seats — in the nosebleed dark-green sections — are selling at 48 times the average resale price for a regular-season 49ers home game. That’s a Super Bowl multiplier higher than anywhere else in the stadium. During the season, those seats retailed for $85 or $106, depending on the game. They resold on SeatGeek for an average of $78. For the Super Bowl, they’re reselling at an average of $3,727.The other most relatively expensive sections are also bad seats — purple (slightly closer but way behind the end zones) and light green (dark green’s marginally better counterpart). Tickets in both those sections are going for 42 and 38 times what they did during the season, respectively.Real “deals” can be found in the gilt-edged red, gold and black sections — close to the action and near midfield. While the average tickets in those sections are going for $9,326, $7,944 and $6,836, respectively, they’re a mere 30, 30 and 31 times more expensive than they were for a regular-season 49ers game. (One exception to this pattern are the über-elite gray “VIP” section tickets, but they’re a small sample — only eight gray tickets are listed on SeatGeek as I write.)This is either a clear case of “you gotta spend money to make money” or a regressive tax that the Bay Area certainly does not need.Over the past week, average resale prices for Super Bowl tickets have fallen in all sections, one by as much as 22 percent. This is evidence that buyers won’t suffer through another “short squeeze” like the one that plagued prices last year for the game at University of Phoenix Stadium. A short squeeze, which is rare for a Super Bowl, can happen when brokers sell speculative tickets early, when prices are high, hoping to cash in when prices dip right before the big game. “We’ll just never allow that to happen again,” a StubHub spokesman told Bloomberg. AVG. TICKET RESALE PRICESUPER BOWL IS X TIMES MORE EXPENSIVE Purple1064,7424,4714542-6 Dark Green$78$3,989$3,7275148-7% Light Green1054,6864,0384538-14 Yellow1716,6895,1983930-22 To a human, ticket prices to sit in various parts of that stadium Sunday look something like this over the past week, according to data provided to me by SeatGeek: Red30610,0679,3263330-7 Light Blue1675,7175,1313431-10 Gray51321,40219,3974238-9 Source: SeatGeek Black2247,4396,8363331-8 SECTION COLOR49ERS HOME GAMESUPER BOWL ON JAN. 27SUPER BOWL ON FEB. 2ON JAN. 27ON FEB. 2∆ FROM JAN. 27 TO FEB. 2 Super Bowl tickets are expensive Super Bowl 50 will be played Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the regular-season home of the San Francisco 49ers. To a bird, Levi’s Stadium looks something like this: Dark Blue1435,2314,4193731-16 read more

Ohio States Thad Matta not panicking after Illinois Kansas losses

After what was likely the most demoralizing loss for the Ohio State men’s basketball team this season, Thad Matta maintains he’s not entirely unnerved following a 74-55 loss to Illinois Saturday. “I’m not like panicked, like `Oh my God!”‘ the OSU coach said at a postgame press conference in Champaign, Ill. “This team has shown it can play some pretty good basketball.” In some regards, Matta’s assertion seems appropriate. After all, OSU has rolled to victory in most of its 11 wins on the season – including its Big Ten-opener against Nebraska Wednesday, a 70-44 win. But it also might only tell half of the narrative that’s becoming the Buckeyes’ (11-3, 1-1) campaign, and its dismantling at the hands of the Fighting Illini might be a harbinger for OSU. In OSU’s three biggest contests of the year against now-No. 1-ranked Duke, No. 6 Kansas and No. 11 Illinois, the Buckeyes are winless and look like a team without an identity at about the halfway point in the season. A second-half collapse hindered them against the Blue Devils on Nov. 28, and exceptionally poor shooting doomed them against the Jayhawks on Dec. 22 in Columbus. A combination of those faults, plus what appeared as dispassion on the court, Matta’s crew was handled by his former assistant and current Fighting Illini coach John Groce. The numbers speak for themselves. In addition to 16 turnovers, OSU shot just 33 percent from the floor and 21 percent from behind the arc. They were also out-rebounded, 40-30, against an Illinois squad coming off an upset loss to unranked Purdue just three days prior. Matta said the Illini’s defense gave OSU fits and had his team playing catch-up. “We could never get that one bucket to kind of free us up a little bit, free our minds a little bit,” Matta said. It might not just be a lack of execution on the court, though. Perhaps OSU’s issues are ones that can’t be remedied by strategy, or taking shooting more seriously in practice, as some players admitted after their win against Chicago State a week earlier. “They gave us opportunities, and we couldn’t convert,” Matta said. For OSU, it could be a trend – at least one that seems to have manifested itself against opponents of equal aptitude. Matta, reluctantly, admitted the loss – perhaps particularly because of its fashion – is still cause for concern. “It was one of those games where we weren’t thinking the way we needed to think,” he said. “We tried everything.” And with a game against Purdue Tuesday at 9 p.m. in West Lafayette, Ind., OSU will have little time to gather themselves after, statistically, their worst loss of the season. “There’s certain games where you got to kind of push it to the side and you’re on to the next one,” Matta said. “But I think these guys want to learn, they want to get better but by the same token, you’re going from one game to the next and you got two days to get ready for it.” In Case You Missed It – Results from the university’s winter break Ohio State vs. UNC Asheville Result: OSU won, 90-72 Then-No.7 OSU dismantled UNC Asheville, 90-72, in a game that saw sophomore forward Sam Thompson notch a career-high 18 points on Dec. 15. En-route to OSU’s 59 percent shooting outing, junior forward Deshaun Thomas also scored 17 points, and junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 16 points. Ohio State vs. Winthrop Result: OSU won, 65-55 In its last game before Kansas, OSU struggled to put away Winthrop before Thomas’ 21 points were too much for the Eagles. Perhaps the biggest news from the game, though, had little to do with what happened on the court. In light of the Newtown, Conn., shootings that happened days before the Dec. 18 game, Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey used his postgame press conference at the Schottenstein Center as a call for change across the country. The shooting, which occurred Dec. 14, left 26 people dead before the shooter took his own life. Ohio State vs. Kansas Result: OSU lost, 74-66 In what was billed and hyped as a rematch of last year’s Final Four, the Buckeyes failed to best No. 6 Kansas for the third time in a little more than a year. While OSU trailed just 37-35 at halftime against the Jayhawks, poor shooting and defensive miscues in the second half helped Kansas to a 74-66 win in Columbus. Ohio State vs. Chicago State Result: OSU won, 87-44 OSU, in its first time back on the hardwood since a loss to Kansas, overcame a sluggish start before routing Chicago State, 87-44 at the Schottenstein Center. It was the last nonconference game for the Buckeyes. Ohio State vs. Nebraska Result: OSU won, 70-44 Behind Thomas and Smith Jr., OSU muscled its way past Nebraska in its Big Ten opener. In fact, Thomas’ 18 first-half points outscored the Cornhuskers’ 17 points in the game’s first act.

FIFA responds to allegation undermining new leadership

first_imgFIFA believes that there is an attempt by the media to undermine the new leadership of FIFA and, in particular, the President, Gianni Infantino, and the Secretary-General, Fatma Samoura.In a statement released on Friday via FIFA website, FIFA says:“Four weeks ago, a group of journalists sent several hundred questions to FIFA, based on private and internal e-mails and other information which had been accessed (illegally) by third parties.”“Despite the fact that we answered the questions posed to us in a straight-forward and honest manner, certain media decided to ignore most of our answers and to distort both the facts and the truth in a deliberate attempt to discredit FIFA and to mislead their readers. This is evident.”Michel Platini, FIFA, UEFAReport: Former UEFA president Platini vows to return George Patchias – September 6, 2019 Former Juventus and France footballing legend and disgraced UEFA president Michel Platini vows to return to football.Michel Platini was a footballing wonder of his…“It seems obvious from the “reporting” carried out in some media outlets that there is only one particular aim: an attempt to undermine the new leadership of FIFA and, in particular, the President, Gianni Infantino, and the Secretary-General, Fatma Samoura.”“Since the new leadership of FIFA took office there have been changes. There had to be and we are very proud of them. As is widely known, FIFA was in a desperate situation in 2015, as it sought to recover from decades of neglect and mismanagement.”“It is a fact that many former FIFA officials are currently facing criminal proceedings in Switzerland and abroad. And, of course, many other FIFA officials who were part of, or supported, this discredited regime for many years are also no longer at FIFA. Consequently, it is more than obvious that changes had to be made at all levels, in order to give FIFA a fresh start.”last_img read more