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Celebrate Bill Kreutzmann’s Birthday With Memorable Moments From His Legendary Career

first_imgOn May 5th, 1965, a young drummer named Bill Kreutzmann took the stage two days before his 19th birthday with a new little jug band called The Warlocks for their first-ever gig at a pizza parlor in Palo Alto, CA. That band would eventually change its name to the Grateful Dead and go on to become one of the most musically and culturally influential bands of all time. Today, as we celebrate Kreutzmann’s birthday today, we take a look back at some of our favorite Billy moments from years past.As one-half of the Dead’s legendary two-piece rhythm section (along with Mickey Hart), Kreutzmann helped define the role of the jam band drummer by both propelling the full band’s improvisations and taking the audience on a percussion-only journey with a nightly “Drums” segment. Check out this video of one of our favorite “Drums”, from Halloween 1980 at Radio City Music Hall.[Video: Music Vault]Though many years have passed, Bill and Mickey—also known as the Rhythm Devils—are just as creative and inventive as ever. If you need proof, take a listen to this mind-blowing “Drums” from Dead & Company’s July 30th, 2016, show at Shoreline Amphitheatre with help from Oteil Burbridge and a famous fan—NBA legend Bill Walton.[Video:  MrTopdogger]Even since Jerry Garcia’s untimely passing in 1995, Kreutzmann has continued to tour heavily, keeping the spirit and music of the Grateful Dead alive with a variety of outfits including The Other Ones, The Dead, The Rhythm Devils, and Dead & Company. Watch Kreutzmann perform with one of his newest solo project creations, Billy & the Kids, at Red Rocks in 2015.[Video: Samwise Gamgee]Bill has also been known to make surprise appearances when the mood strikes him, from inconspicuously joining a street performer’s drum jam in San Francisco to jumping in with an unwitting Wes Williams Band for an emotional performance of  “Scarlet Begonias” in New Orleans.In addition to his musical prowess, Billy has proven to be a highly entertaining historian for the band. In his 2015 memoir Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead, Kreutzmann goes into gritty detail about the band’s long, strange trip. Ever hear about the time they dosed the camera crew with LSD during the taping of their guest appearance on Hugh Hefner’s “Playboy After Dark” show? Watch Bill tell the hilarious story on Conan.[Video: Team Coco]Happy birthday, Billy! Here’s to many more years worth of music and memories!last_img read more

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A musical gift

first_imgEach year at this time, Harvard’s Memorial Church presents members of the University community and beyond with the gift of song.For more than a century, the church’s Harvard University Choir has performed two Christmas carol services that include readings by the clergy, and a mix of traditional and contemporary carols and hymns sung by both the choir and congregation.“It’s a beautiful part of the holiday season, and an important offering that the church gives to the community,” said Edward Jones, the Gund University organist and choirmaster who has led the service for the past decade. “We are now in our 103rd annual performance. As far as we know, it’s the oldest continually running carols service in America.”Though its overall format has remained largely unchanged since it began, the service regularly blends the old with the new, weaving favorite carols in with newer works, including an annual commissioned song. This year’s services will premier three new carols. These include a work by Carson Cooman, the church’s composer in residence, based on a Shaker text, along with a larger work by the composer and Boston University lecturer Mary Montgomery Koppel, based on a 15th century Latin text about the Mary and the Christ child.“I think one of the important things about Christmas is to keep it anchored in the traditional while, I believe, very importantly making it new every year with the inclusion of new carols,” said Jones.In addition to offering members of the community a chance to raise their voices, the free service also offers a chance to give back. Each year the choir solicits donations for a local charity during the performances.“I think of it as a service that lasts beyond the two nights,” said Jim Lawson, who has been active in the church for the past 25 years. “The choral service is one of those great gifts that continue to give throughout the coming year.”Another highlight is the singing of the Austrian hymn “Silent Night,” composed by Franz Gruber in 1818. Singing in both German and English, said Jones, commemorates the impromptu truce between British and German troops who put down their guns as World War I raged on Christmas Eve, 1914, and joined in song, including “Silent Night.” The performance is fitting, given the church’s history. The building was dedicated in 1932 in honor of the University’s dead from that war.“You just get goose bumps” while listening to “Silent Night,” said Judith Sizer, a parishioner for almost 20 years. “It’s just an amazing experience.”But the members of the audience aren’t the only ones who eagerly look forward to the service in the ornate church, which is festively lit and decorated with rows of colorful poinsettias.“I love the carols service. It’s my favorite thing that we do all year,” said Jasmine Miller ’13, who has sung with the choir since her freshman year. “It’s just a wonderful thing to have so many members of the community come together — people from the Harvard community, people from the Cambridge community. … It’s just wonderful to be able to share music, and share faith, too, in that space. And of course, the music is fun to sing. Everyone loves Christmas carols.”This year, two other important voices will be added to the services on Sunday at 5 p.m. and Monday at 8 p.m. The church’s new Fisk organ, Opus 139 in the rear gallery, will make its carols service debut, as will Jonathan L. Walton, the new Pusey Minister and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals.“This year is a special year,” said Jones.“I can’t wait to go [to the service] this year,” said Sizer, “because I will be able to be part of the service, but also to see how it’s going to be evolving with our new minister.”last_img read more

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Certification award nominations sought

first_imgCertification award nominations sought April 30, 2006 Regular News Certification award nominations sought The Harry Lee Anstead Award for The Florida Bar Board Certified Lawyer of the Year is presented annually by the Board of Legal Specialization & Education to a Florida board-certified lawyer or judge. The award recognizes exemplary professionalism, excellence, character, and commitment to The Florida Bar’s certification program and to the practice of law.This year’s award will be presented at the BLSE’s annual meeting reception sponsored by Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co. The nomination form is available at floridabar.org/certification; all nominations must be received by 5 p.m., May 4. Current BLSE members are not eligible for nomination.The BLSE established the Anstead Award in 2005 as part of its strategic communication campaign to raise awareness about legal board certification. Board certified appellate practice lawyer Raymond T. Elligett, Jr., of Tampa was the award’s first recipient.last_img read more

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Arsenal agree terms with Daniele Rugani but deal with Juventus yet to be finalised

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Aug 2019 11:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link894Shares Arsenal agree terms with Daniele Rugani but deal with Juventus yet to be finalised Advertisement Daniele Rugani is edging closer to an Arsenal move (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Daniele Rugani but continue to haggle over the price with Juventus, according to reports in Italy.The 25-year-old has come to an agreement with the Gunners over a move to north London, but the two clubs remain in negotiations over how the deal will be structured.Sport Italia report that Wednesday will be the decisive day in discussions between Juve and Arsenal as they look to finalise the details of the transfer.Arsenal have already seen a two-year loan deal for Rugani rejected, but it could still be that the centre-back moves on a 24-month loan with an obligation to buy at the end of the temporary spell.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTA fee of around €40m (£37m) has been reported, but will not be paid up front, and could be partially transferred at the end of the two-year loan. Rugani has won four Serie A title with Juventus (Picture: Getty Images)Sport Italia report that Rugani has agreed to €4m (£3.7m)-per-year with the Gunners, with performance related bonuses on top of that.Rugani made his Juventus debut in 2015 but has made just 87 appearances for the club since then, rarely being able to hold down a regular place in the first team.The most appearances he has ever made in a Serie A season is 22 in 2017/18, while he made just 15 last campaign.Since the arrival of Matthijs De Ligt this summer, the Italian has fallen further down the pecking order, and despite injury concerns over Giorgio Chiellini, Juventus are willing to let him go.Arsenal are desperate to add a centre-back to their squad ahead of the new Premier League season and have also seen a bid for RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano rejected.They will be doing everything in their power to bring in either Rugani or Upamecano before 5pm on Thursday when the transfer window slams shut.MORE: Arsenal and DC United to meet over potential Mesut Ozil move to MLSMORE: Arsenal remain focused on signing centre-back amid Philippe Coutinho speculation Advertisementlast_img read more

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Revealed: the Gold Coast’s skyrocketing rental prices

first_img$485 weekly rent in Carrara will net you a brand new, two-bedroom unit.Just $250 per week today barely covers half the cost of what an average renter is paying on the Gold Coast but it snagged Ms Clements a room in a waterfront house at Isle of Capri.But she’s now on the hunt for a room again, forced to vacate after her elderly landlord’s health declined.She said the pressure was on to find another room before the Commonwealth Games.“I’m certainly noticing prices are increasing with shortsighted landlords saying they want to cash in on the Games,” said Ms Clements.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoBut she still feels lucky.“I’m grateful it happened in January and not closer to the Games,” she said.“It would also be a devastating situation for a young family to be in.”Ms Clements said she found some success taking matters into her own hands, with online rental groups providing a quicker response to her search.She recently viewed a potential room at a Hope Island address.“I hope it works out because it will be panic stations if it doesn’t,” she said.But while tenants are getting slugged with sky-high rent, landlords are also facing a rental yield that’s flatlined.You can rent a three-bedroom, two-bathroom family home in Parkwood for $485.According to the CoreLogic data, the Gold Coast has one of the state’s lowest rental yields at 4.9 per cent.Mr Martens said the discrepancy was due to increasing house prices, but said upper echelon landlords can still make the market work in their favour.“It all comes down to competition, quality renovated properties for $1000 are pretty sparse so it’s favouring landlords who can stay firm on their prices,” he said.Top 5 most expensive suburbs to rent on the Gold Coast(Median asking rent over 12 months for a house)1. Tallai and Clear Island Waters $8002. Paradise Point $7733. Tallebudgera $7204. Surfers Paradise, Bundall and Reedy Creek $7005. Broadbeach Waters $695Top 5 cheapest suburbs to rent on the Gold Coast(Median asking rent over 12 months for a house)1. Springbrook $4202. Pimpama $4283. Nerang $4304. Lower Beechmont $4355. Ormeau and Coomera $440 Robynne Clements has turned to private leases as rent prices rise on the Gold Coast. Photo by Richard GoslingRENTERS have been hit by a surge in prices, with new CoreLogic figures showing average rents soared 3.5% on the Gold Coast last year.The Coast’s median weekly rent is now $485 per week – higher than most parts of Brisbane.The 3.5% jump was also by far the biggest in the state, with most parts of Queensland recording increases of only 0.5-1.5%.The data showed the median weekly rent held relatively steady during 2015 and 2016 varying between 0.1-1.6%, before the surge began in April, 2017.Robynne Clements is currently renting a room at Isle of Capri as average rents soar. Photo by Richard GoslingHarcourts Coastal property manager Brent Martens said tight supply was the primary cause of the price jump.“We have 920 properties on our books with a below one per cent vacancy rate,” he said.“People have had to lift their budget from 12 to 24 months ago.“All price points have gone up, even that mid range $700-$750 a week would have gotten you a nicely renovated home and now it will get you a standard home.”$485 will lease a two-bedroom, one-bathroom townhouse in Broadbeach.Surfers Paradise resident Robynne Clements is leasing a bedroom, forced out of the mainstream rental market by the high prices.The business development manager returned to the Coast from the US 18 months ago and faced the daunting prospect of finding a home.“I had a look at a fully furnished apartment but it’s near impossible to find anything affordable for a single person to rent on the Gold Coast,” Ms Clements said.The view for $485 per week rent in Carrara.last_img read more

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Best Nigerian players are in Europe, says Rohr

first_imgNigeria coach, Gernot Rohr, has defended his decision to select primarily foreign-based players in his squads. Lanre Kehinde rates Super Eagles high There have been calls for the German tactician to introduce more home-based players in his squad in order to help develop the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL. Recently, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick revealed some terms that will be part of the 66-year-old’s new contract and it is believed the German tactician will be mandated to include a certain number of players based in the country in his squad. Among the NPFL stars, only Ikechukwu Ezenwa has been a consistent member of the Super Eagles since Rohr took charge of the side, a decision he has vehemently defended. “We cannot find all the time players in the local league who are better than the other ones,” Rohr told ESPN.Advertisement Loading… “The criterion for us, the first criteria is the quality of the players. Everybody knows, not only in Nigeria, that the best players are in Europe or somewhere else in professional leagues. That is the fact. “I invited already more than 23 or 24 local players since I have been in charge of the Super Eagles but we invite them and then immediately they are going to Europe. It is wonderful for them but maybe not for us.” Given Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the Championship of African Nations (Chan) tournament, a competition meant for home-based players, Rohr says the situation has made it difficult for him to select more local players to the national team. “The Chan team and Under-20 team must play all the time. The coaches who are responsible for these teams, must work with me together. And normally the best of the league are in either Chan or under-20 or under-17,” he added. read also:How Taye Taiwo brought aura to Super Eagles – Yobo The Super Eagles were expected to take on Sierra Leone in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in March before the game was suspended owing to coronavirus outbreak. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldWorld’s Most Delicious Foods10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The WorldThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”last_img read more

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‘Cherry-Thing-a-Lings” make a one day return for ‘National Doughnut Day’

first_imgUPDATE (10:30 AM) – All 100 dozen “Cherry-Thing-a-Lings” have sold out and will not be available until next February.Batesville, In. — Today is National Doughnut Day. National Doughnut Day is the first Friday of June each year. The event was created by the Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 to honor their members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.In celebration, Clem and Bertie Schmidt from Schmidt’s Bakery will be making 100 dozen “Cherry-Thing-a-Lings” today. Orders can be placed by calling 812-934-4501.last_img

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Karlsson sets early lead

first_img The 44-year-old was out in the first group at 6.25am and after a steady start, reaching the turn in one over, he birdied the 10th, 12th, 15th and 16th to reach three under, narrowly missing a birdie attempt at the last. However, with some big names out on a receptive course bathed in sunshine and unaffected by wind, low scoring was a factor on an ideal morning in Hoylake. Press Association While 14-time major winner Tiger Woods was steady rather than spectacular on only his second appearance since back surgery in March, the likes of Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia were well into their stride. The Northern Irishman produced some stunning approach play – almost holing his second at the second – to record three birdies in his first six holes. That put McIlroy level with Karlsson on three under, which was also the same score as Garcia, Italy’s Matteo Manassero and Americans Jim Furyk and Rickie Fowler. Woods found himself dealing more in bogeys than birdies after dropping a shot at each of the first two holes – as many bogeys as he had in his first two rounds when he won the last of his three Claret Jugs on this course in 2006. The links is much softer than the sun-burnt track of eight years ago and as a result players could afford to be more aggressive. Not Woods, though. In 2006 he hit one driver in 72 holes and he took iron off every tee until the eighth hole when he reached for his three wood. The former world number one, who struggled with his approach play over the front nine, eventually recorded a birdie at the 528-yard fifth where two long irons, a chip over a bunker and a 12-foot putt got him back to one over. It was where he stayed as despite starting to get better value out of his mid irons he still struggled to find the bottom of the hole, two-putting from 30 feet and 25ft at the sixth and seventh respectively before brushing the edge of the cup from a similar distance at the eighth. center_img Sweden’s Robert Karlsson set the early clubhouse lead on the first day of the 143rd Open Championship but with perfect scoring conditions at Royal Liverpool he was unlikely to hold it for long. last_img read more

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Hammers battle back at Stoke

first_img The result leaves Hughes’ side 12th in the Barclays Premier League table, while West Ham have dropped a place to fifth. Stoke had won their previous two home top-flight matches, but they went in to this one looking to bounce back from consecutive defeats in league and cup to Southampton. In West Ham they were facing another side, like the Saints, exceeding expectations this term and in fine form, Sam Allardyce’s men arriving on a three-game winning streak and and having taken victories in four of their last five. Forward Diafra Sakho, scorer of a goal in each of their last seven fixtures, had been key to those recent exploits but a shoulder injury meant he failed to make the squad here. And in his absence, West Ham were on the ropes in the opening stages as Stoke – missing an important frontman themselves in the suspended Peter Crouch – started at a high tempo. Bojan Krkic, retained from the cup tie for his first league start since September 13, had a shot blocked by Winston Reid early on and after Moses had lashed over the bar from distance, the lively Spaniard tried another effort, with James Collins getting in the way. Bojan then drilled a dangerous delivery across the face of goal, with Diouf just unable to apply a finishing touch. West Ham lost Reid to injury in the 24th minute, James Tomkins coming on in his place, before carving out their first really decent goalscoring opportunity as Downing played a neat one-two with Alex Song, only to blast off-target. West Ham’s winning run came to an end but they did well to claim a point as they battled back to draw 2-2 with Stoke at the Britannia Stadium. Press Association The Potters had been well in control of the contest and deservedly led 2-0 thanks to goals from Victor Moses in the 33rd minute and Mame Biram Diouf in the 56th. But Stoke boss Mark Hughes was denied the perfect birthday present as Enner Valencia reduced the deficit on the hour mark before Stewart Downing equalised with 17 minutes of normal time remaining. Stoke were soon applying pressure again and just after the half-hour mark they broke the deadlock as Bojan’s shot struck Collins and Moses scrambled the loose ball over the line. It was a moment to savour for the winger, recently at the centre of controversy when he was branded a diving “cheat” by Swansea boss Garry Monk, as he notched his first goal since joining the Potters on loan from Chelsea over the summer. The home side kept attacking, but could not add to their tally before the interval, with Bojan flashing an effort narrowly wide and Diouf then turning away from Collins delightfully, only to be denied by a great save by Adrian Allardyce brought on another forward at the break, introducing Carlton Cole for Morgan Amalfitano, but the pattern of the game remained the same as the second half got under way and Stoke did not take long to add a second goal. It arrived when Jonathan Walters got the better of Aaron Cresswell on the right flank and picked out Diouf, who nodded past Adrian. Four minutes later, though, West Ham pulled a goal back as Downing burst down the right and delivered a ball that evaded a couple of Stoke shirts and was converted by Valencia at the far post with a diving header. Hughes looked unhappy about a challenge by Song on Diouf in the build-up, but the effort stood and the visitors were back in the game. Stoke looked to restore their two-goal advantage and Steven Nzonzi’s shot was well kept out by the diving Adrian before Diouf wasted a decent chance, heading off-target from a free-kick. The hosts were then made to rue their profligacy as Downing levelled the scores, firing in from a Valencia cross. It was West Ham now with the momentum and Valencia struck wide, then almost got around Asmir Begovic, who managed to tip the ball away. It was anyone’s game to win as the minutes wore on, but neither was able to seize the initiative. A good-looking chance fell to Geoff Cameron in the final 10, but he saw his shot turned behind by Adrian – and then, bizarrely, referee Chris Foy award a goal-kick. last_img read more

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England selectors to name Ashes squad tomorrow

first_imgBy Neil RobinsonLONDON, England (Reuters) – England’s selectors name their squad tomorrow for the Ashes series with the team in a surprising state of flux despite recent home series wins over South Africa and West Indies.England experienced a mixture of crushing victories and heavy losses this summer, eventually winning out because they bat so deep and, in Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali, have two of their best-ever all-rounders.But the top order seldom convinced with only opener Alastair Cook and captain Joe Root certain to play in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane starting on November 23.Surrey’s Mark Stoneman is Cook’s most likely opening partner after playing in three Tests against West Indies but much of the discussion will revolve around which batsmen deserve another chance to prove themselves in Australia.The days when England could ink in proven performers like Jonathan Trott, Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen in the middle order have long gone.England coach Trevor Bayliss has said the squad is likely to include only players who have featured in the past 18 months, opening the way for a recall for Hampshire’s James Vince as England seek to fill their problem number three slot.Vince is a natural shot-maker but did not feature this season after notching 212 runs at an average of 19 in his seven Tests last year. Like Essex’s Tom Westley and Yorkshire’s Gary Ballance, who both batted at three this summer, Vince’s technique was questioned with concerns over his tendency to fence loosely at balls outside off-stump.With Dawid Malan just doing enough to keep his place after averaging 23.62 in his five matches batting at number five, Ballance and Vince could both travel, with Keaton Jennings, Lancashire’s Haseeb Hameed, who broke his finger this month, and one-day specialist Alex Hales likely to miss outREADY REPLACEMENTSAll three could feature for England’s second-string Lions squad, who will be in Australia this winter and supply ready-made replacements in the event of injury.England’s middle-order is settled, with Stokes, keeper Jonny Bairstow and Moeen regularly taking turns to bat England out of trouble against South Africa and West Indies.Stuart Broad and James Anderson, who recently took his 500th Test wicket, will again spearhead the attack although neither is naturally suited to the extra pace and bounce of Australian pitches.That could open the way for Mark Wood if he can stay fit, with Liam Plunkett, Craig Overton and Jake Ball all meriting discussion for a place alongside Chris Woakes.Toby Roland-Jones, a surprising success this summer, will almost certainly miss out after injuring his back while his Middlesex team mate Steve Finn is an outsider, particularly after his struggles in Australia on England’s last tour in 2013.Leg-spinner Mason Crane numbers great Australian Shane Warne among his admirers and, having gained experience of Australian conditions with New South Wales this year, looks likely to claim the second spinner spot behind Moeen.Surrey’s Ben Foakes is the favourite to travel as back-up keeper to Bairstow, setting up the possibility of England picking Stokes, Woakes and Foakes in the same team.last_img read more