Elephant Revival Brings Harmonies And Love To Athens [Gallery/Review]

first_imgThe band’s other Rose, banjo, mandolin and pedal steel player Charlie Rose, lent his rolling notes and soaring steel licks to the affair, enhancing the feeling of a sacred ritual being performed. Newly added touring percussionist Darren Garvey has shown great musical savvy in finding ways to enhance the band’s sound without changing the atmosphere that has won Elephant Revival a legion of fans across the nation.Guitarist and vocalist Daniel Rodriguez in particular seemed to be in fine spirits and even finer musical spaces, as his grins seemed to outnumber the notes he played. On tracks like “Spinning” and Sea Monster” he handled the lyrical duties with the same devotion to intonation he showed each chord and plucked note throughout the night. His partner in crime at the front of the band, however, stole the show with a bravura performance.Whether captivating the crowd while leading a reverential a cappella version of “The Raven,” coaxing haunting melodies out of a musical saw or driving the tempo with her stomp box, drums and washboard, Bonnie Paine did it all. Sharing the stories behind the mesmerizing music she revealed a slowly forming song cycle as the heart of some of her best loved compositions, promising delighted fans more in the series to come. Simply put, as Paine goes so does Elephant Revival, and as usual she went to the heart of listeners and immediately set up shop for the rest of the evening.The thunderous applause and heartfelt pleas for more kept the band from going too far before returning for a double encore that included the always invigorating ‘Grace Of A Woman” and it’s tribute to the power of women. In a band like Elephant Revival that so wonderfully blends the energy of the sexes, it is truly fitting to see them join their voices and skills together. In a male dominated field like the music industry, it is a welcome sign to see their brand of joy so well received by fans of all ages and genders. Elephant Revival has been winding their way down the Eastern seaboard, reverse tracking the path of the recent storms, bringing sunshine and positive vibrations to those in need.  With a receptive crowd packing the Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA last night eager to hear their brand of transcendental folk music, the band was ready to preach to the choir and convert fresh fans to their cause. Over the course of a set of delicate musical passages and rip roaring sing-a-longs, Elephant Revival did all that and more.Armed with fresh songs from their latest release, Petals, the band played an eclectic set that saw each member take the lead and run with it. Whether it was fiddler Bridget Law calling the tune on band classics like “Single Beds Are Made For One” or bass player Dango Rose showing off vocal skills to match his throbbing intonations on “When I Fall,” the name of the game was parity. Openers River Whyless, from Asheville, North Carolina showed a remarkably resilient and musically dexterous spirit throughout their set. Problems with their gear forced them to abandon their set list and the stage itself to take a special fully acoustic approach to their material. While not a true representation of what this home spun and intriguing band is capable of, the audience was nevertheless taken with their can-do spirit. It’s certain that all those in attendance were charmed by their energy and will be eagerly seeking out the band in the future.last_img read more

Men’s basketball is outside top 25 in rankings

first_imgBrian Chin | Daily TrojanBack on the hardwood · Head coach Andy Enfield will begin his fourth season at the helm of the men’s basketball program. He is coming off his best season yet in 2015-2016, when the Trojans won 21 games.Coming off its first appearance in the NCAA tournament in five years, the men’s basketball team will enter the 2016-2017 season just outside the top 25 rankings in the USA Today Coaches Poll and — in a separate poll — is predicted to finish seventh in the Pac-12 by the media.Both lists were released late last week. USC received 14 votes in the coaches poll, placing it in the top 40. Three Pac-12 teams placed in the top 25 — Oregon came in fifth, Arizona 11th and UCLA 20th. Cal received 43 votes, third most among teams not in the top 25.In the Pac-12 media poll, USC finished behind Washington and ahead of Utah, with Oregon claiming the top spot for the first time.Last season, the Trojans were predicted to finish 10th in the Pac-12. They wound up sixth with a 21-13 overall record and a 9-9 clip in conference play, surpassing expectations.This year, USC will be tasked with replacing the production of Julian Jacobs and Nikola Jovanovic, significant contributors last season who both declared for the NBA draft. The Trojans also lost Katin Reinhardt, Darion Clark, Malik Marquetti and Malik Martin and will have to rely on recruits and transfers to step up in 2016-2017.last_img read more


first_imgMARGARET QUINNThe death has occurred of Margaret Quinn, 3 Lawsdale and formerly of Finn View, Ballybofey. Peacefully,surrounded by her loving family in the tender care of the wonderful staff at the Donegal Hospice. Much loved mother of Helen,John & Janet. Sadly missed by her son,daughters,uncle,grandchildren, relatives and friends. May She Rest in Peace. Funeral arrangements will be confirmed later.ANTON MCBRIDE The death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Anton McBride, Kinnerlargey, Downings. His remains are reposing at his late residence. Funeral on Friday to The Church of St John the Baptist, Carrigart for Requiem Mass at 11am with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to The Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny GeneralHospital, c/o any family member. Family time please from 11pm to 10amPHILIP CORCORANThe death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny of Phillip Corcoran, Killyclug, Letterkenny. His remains will repose at his late residence from 7pm today. Removal from there on Friday evening at 6pm going to St Aidan’s Church, Monasteraden, Co Sligo, to arrive at approx 9pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am with burial afterwards in Faulmore cemetery, Blacksod, Belmullet, Co Mayo at approx 3.30pm.  Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Donegal Hospice or I.M.N.D.A. House private please from 12 midnight til 10am.SHEILA HUTCHINSON The death has taken place at her residence of Sheila Hutchinson, 45 The Woods, Buncrana, formerly of Hutchinson’s Shop, Bridgend. Funeral leaving her late residence on Friday morning at 9.30am going to St Mary’s Oratory, Buncrana for Requiem Mass at 10am with burial afterwards in Burt cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to The Day Centre, Buncrana Nursing Unit c/o any family member.FINBARR MCBRIDEThe sudden death has occurred of Finbarr McBride, Meendernasloe, Anagry. Remains reposing at his late residence. Funeral mass tomorrow, Thursday, at 11am in The Star of the Sea Church, Annagry with burial afterwards in the new cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu to North West Cancer Care, c/o Shaun McGlynn Funeral Directors or any family member. House is private from 11pm to 9am. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012 was last modified: June 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAYJUNE 6last_img read more

BCCI under RTI: Office-bearers want to challenge CIC verdict, COA says all for transparency

first_imgBy Kushan Sarkar (Eds: Updating with COA Chairman Vinod Rai’s statement) New Delhi, Oct 2 (PTI) The BCCI is likely to challenge the Central Information Commission’s ruling that the cricket board be brought under the RTI act with a top official accusing the Committee of Administrators (COA) of “wilful negligence” in dealing with the matter. The CIC verdict would effectively mean that the BCCI become a National Sports Federation (NSF). The BCCI, which has resented coming under the Right to Information (RTI) act claiming to be an autonomous entity, feels the COA is to be blamed for the setback which hit the Board on Monday evening. “I believe there has been wilful negligence on part of the COA in botching up BCCI’s right to legal representation,” a senior BCCI official, while talking about the legal ramifications of the CIC order, told PTI Tuesday. The CIC has directed the BCCI to put in place, within 15 days, online and offline mechanisms to receive applications for information under the RTI Act. “There was a CIC hearing on July 10 when it was asked as to why BCCI shouldn’t come under the RTI? The BCCI didn’t even file a reply and sat on the show-cause notice. Now the only way is to challenge the order in High Court and take it from there on,” the official said. Another BCCI official said the COA, comprising Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji, might just “tie the albatross of RTI” around the Board’s neck before announcing elections. “We hear that BCCI wants to partially come under the RTI and not reveal things like team selection and all? Is it a joke? If BCCI challenges, there won’t be any half measures. It will be all or nothing,” he said. He then went on to give a few sample questions that will be asked first up if the BCCI comes under the RTI.advertisement “It could be about team selection processes and whether IPL franchises are having a role in it. The share-holding patterns, the investments made,” he said. “The second question will be about personal conduct of certain officials and issues like harassment of women at workplace,” he added. “The third question will be even more telling. Is there a case that a junior cricketer in the Indian team is getting a long rope because of his tie-up with certain management firm of a senior player that has landed them multi crore endorsement with a particular sports brand??” The official said: “I am not sure if the COA is ready to answer these tough questions. More so it is the office-bearers who should be given powers to take legal recourse. It is unfortunate that honourable Supreme Court’s orders are being misused by COA.” When pointed out that even the Law Commission has recommended bringing the BCCI under the RTI, he explained: “Law Commission’s recommendation is not binding. Secondly, the premise of their recommendations is based on certain conjectures which are debatable.” Rai, on his part, said the COA is committed to ensuring transparency in the Board but steered clear of any direct comment on the CIC order. “In continuance of the CIC order, we would like to convey that we wholeheartedly support transparency and have created a robust platform in the form of the website. Through this medium, we have been putting our processes and decisions out in public domain,” he said in a statement. “Our website is becoming more vibrant with increased emphasis on openness and accountability. The COA is committed to probity and openness in the BCCI and have introduced good governance with professional administration. “Lastly, I am passionate and totally dedicated to set up an edifice of good governance which will be premised on probity, transparency and ethical standards,” he added. Another senior office-bearer close to COA said lawyers will be studying the CIC judgement and appropriate legal recourse will be taken. PTI KHS PM PMPMlast_img read more

Update on Grace Other Developments in The Tropics

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Sept 2015 – Finally in news an update on Grace, now considered a Tropical Depression…that will weaken as she heads for the Lesser Antilles. That is what weather experts are predicting as the storm continues moving west over the Atlantic at 18 miles per hour…packing winds up to 45 miles per hour.Elsewhere, there are two areas of disturbance over the Atlantic. A weak area of low pressure is located over the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, that’s about 70 miles Southwest of Cedar Key, Florida. That system is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This system has a near, 0% chance of formation over the next 48 hours. Also, a concentrated area of cloudiness and showers has developed over the central Atlantic about 250 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. This system has a low, 10% chance of formation. Though we have seen the formation of several storms, one after the other in recent weeks, forecasters maintain that this is a below average Hurricane season. Still, local emergency officials remind residents to be prepared, this as the country marked the seventh year anniversary of the passing of Hurricane Ike on Sunday September 6th. Tropical Wave Brings Woes For St. Vincent And The Grenadines Related Items:lesser Antilles, tropical storm grace Recommended for youcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Tropical Storm Grace. DDME Remembers Hurricane Ikelast_img read more

US Companies hired to help put out dump fire

first_img Related Items:#JubileeGardens, #JubileeGardensdumpfire, #magneticmedianews, #NassauDumpFire Recommended for you Dump fire burning, deliberate act says Minister Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp No arrests likely for landfill fire, says Minister Air quality diminished, Acquinas monitoring Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 13, 2017 – Nassau –  Two US companies are contracted now to help in extinguishing the week old fire at the Harold Road dump in Nassau; their efforts will bring a never before used method of fire fighting to The Bahamas.   Minster for Environment, Kenred Dorsett explained that Gel Tech Solutions out of Florida and Fletcher Air will get into a hard to reach spot so that ground efforts in containing the massive blaze are safer. Gel Tech has an EPA approved Fire-Ice solution; a retardant which works to cut flames and cool hot spots.  Fletcher Air has the type of plane needed to get the solution up and over and into those spots which are proving too challenging for usual methods of fighting fires.  Minister Dorsett said it is far too dangerous to send heavy equipment and fire crews into the area which they now plan to target by air with the Fire Ice.The Minister  said it is long past due for life to return to usual for Jubilee Gardens, businesses affected along Harold Road and the students and faculty of Acquinas College.   It was a week ago yesterday that the fire ignited and was fanned by nearly five days of gale force winds, creating billowing smoke which was seen for miles.#MagneticMediaNews #JubileeGardensdumpfire #JubileeGardens #NassauDumpFirelast_img read more

Hernandez happy to be playing once again

first_imgJavier Hernandez confirmed he is enjoying his football again after West Ham grinded out a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace.Hernandez was once again on the scorer’s sheet as the Hammers romped to a third consecutive victory.The former United striker has struggled to impress since his £16million move in July 2017, but he recently dispelled rumours of a likely exit.He said: “I’m trying my best – I’m enjoying playing football, that’s what I love most and thankfully the points and goals are coming as well. Hopefully, this run keeps going.“Getting the three points was the most important thing and we must keep going now. We have a full week until our next game against Fulham and that’s a good thing as we can recover properly and work very hard ahead of that one.”declan rice, england, West ham UnitedReport: England’s Rice gets death threats George Patchias – September 9, 2019 England International Declan Rice has received death threats.Rice a one time Ireland International, switched allegiances only this year. The West Ham United man played for…West Ham were on the back foot at half-time , but two sublime curlers from Robert Snodgrass and Felipe Anderson, either side of Hernandez’s poacher’s strike ensured a win for the Londoners“It’s an incredible feeling,” added Hernandez as cited by the Irish examiner. “We scored three goals in the first 20 minutes of the second half and that shows the attacking power we have.“We knew it was going to be tough as we were one down, but we scored very good goals from the chances we got and thankfully we got the advantage.“People could say that it was a typical goal of mine, and I’m very glad because we won. I always say the goals that I score have exactly the same value as the other ones so I don’t mind.”last_img read more

Mysterious UFO spotted near Vikram Sarabhai Space Center in Kerala police launch

first_imgA UFO spotted recently in Saudi Arabia (Representational Purpose)YouTube: Mavi777A mysterious unidentified flying object (UFO) hovered multiple times in the night skies of Kovalam and Kochiveli coastal areas in Kerala. The police later clarified that a drone equipped with a camera had hovered above Vikram Sarabhai Space Center. The police and intelligence department have now started a joint investigation to unveil the mysteries surrounding this incident.It was a local police officer engaged in night patrolling who initially spotted the UFO. Police have taken this event seriously as the drone flew over one of the most secured locations in the area.Usually, movie shooting crew fly drones in these areas during day times. On the day of the incident, nobody had sought permission from the police to fly drones in the night, and this has added up to the seriousness surrounding the sighting.After the Pulwama attack, the central government had issued alerts to coastal states like Kerala stating that terrorists may use the sea as a medium to infiltrate into the country. Earlier, during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, terrorists including Ajmal Kasab had entered the country via sea, and they carried out a brutal massacre which resulted in the deaths of 166 people.It was previously reported that Kerala is slowly emerging as one of the hubs of terrorists in India. A couple of years back, several reports had surfaced stating that a handful of youngsters from the state had fled to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).A couple of days back, the White House had warned that Pakistan’s aggression against India is not at all acceptable. It should be noted that this is one of the strongest message ever issued by the Trump administration as military tension between Pakistan and India threatens to spill over into all-out war.last_img read more

Suu Kyi makes first visit to crisishit Rakhine

first_imgSuu KyiMyanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived on her first visit to conflict-battered northern Rakhine State on Thursday, an official said, an unannounced trip to an area that has seen most of its Rohingya Muslim population forced out by an army campaign.Suu Kyi, a nobel laureate who leads Myanmar’s pro-democracy party, has been hammered by the international community for failing to use her moral power to speak up in defence of the Rohinyga.Some 600,000 of the stateless minority have fled to Bangladesh since late August carrying accounts of murder, rape and arson at the hands of the Myanmar’s army, after militant raids sparked a ferocious military crackdown.The UN says that crackdown is tantamount to ethnic cleansing, while pressure has mounted on Myanmar to provide security for the Rohingya and allow people to return home.“The State Counsellor (Suu Kyi’s official title) is now in Sittwe and will go to Maungdaw and Buthiduang too. It will be a day trip,” government spokesman Zaw Htay told AFP, mentioning two of the epicentres of the violence but without elaborating on her schedule.It is her first trip in office to northern Rakhine, which has hosted the worst of the communal violence that has cut through the western state since 2012, severely damaging Myanmar’s global reputation.It was not clear if Suu Kyi would visit some of the hundreds of Rohinyga villages torched by the army—allegedly aided by ethnic Rakhine Buddhist locals—or if she would be taken to see remaining clusters of the Muslim group, who are living in fear and hunger surrounded by hostile neighbours.Thousands of others are believed to still be camped on a beach near Maungdaw awaiting boats to Bangladesh in increasingly parlous conditions.The Rohingya are hated in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, where they are denied citizenship and widely dismissed as illegal “Bengali” immigrants.Observers say Suu Kyi has chosen not to criticise the army in fear of a backlash from a powerful institution that controls all security matters.The plight of the Rohingya also garners little sympathy inside Myanmar, making any defence of the minority a politically unpopular cause amid surging Buddhist nationalist sentiment.Suu Kyi heads a committee charged with rebuilding Rakhine and repatriating Rohingya from Bangladesh who meet strict criteria for re-entry to Myanmar.On Wednesday, spokesman Zaw Htay accused Bangladesh of delaying the start of the repatriation process.Dhaka has yet to send an official list of the Rohingya who have fled since August 25, he told AFP.The Rohingya have packed into makeshift camps on a poor, already overcrowded slip of border land inside Bangladesh.Aid groups say the risk of major outbreaks of disease is high while they struggle to deliver food and basic supplies to the unprecedented number of refugees.last_img read more

KCR meets CM says dialogue will continue on Federal Front

first_imgKolkata: Telangana Chief Minister and TRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao met his Bengal counterpart and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Monday and said that the dialogue over formation of a Federal Front for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will continue.”Our dialogue will continue and very shortly we will come out with a concrete plan. We are discussing things…a non-Congress, non BJP front is my mission. I will continue my efforts,” Rao said after meeting Banerjee at the state secretariat Nabanna. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe reiterated that an alternative front to the Congress and BJP-led alliances is not a small matter. “Wait for the right time. The dialogues will continue,” he told reporters with Banerjee and some senior ministers of the state government beside him. Rao, popularly known as KCR, has achieved a resounding victory in the recently-concluded Telangana Assembly polls, and is now working on forming an alternative coalition front ahead of the 2019 general elections. He had also met his Odisha counterpart and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik, at his residence in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe TRS president would spend the next three days in New Delhi, where he would meet Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav. Since he is visiting the national capital for the first time after the Assembly elections, he will also be making a courtesy call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It may be mentioned that Mamata Banerjee has been talking about the formation of the Federal Front from early this year. Chandrababu Naidu has already met Mamata Banerjee and on Saturday, Farooq Abdullah met her as well and discussed about the functioning of the Federal Front. Many national leaders who will join the Front will come to attend the Brigade Parade Ground Rally, scheduled to be held on January 19, 2019.last_img read more