6 Of The Best Things We Saw At Jam Cruise 16: Day 2

first_imgOn Wednesday, January 17th, Jam Cruise 16 set sail from Miami, beginning a five-day musical excursion that will detour through Central America and the Carribean before returning to port on January 22nd. Yesterday, as the cruise headed for its first destination—Roatan, Honduras—the musical madness kicked into high gear, with a jam-packed “Day At Sea” schedule  featuring the likes of Voodoo Dead, Dumpstaphunk, Lettuce, Electron, Medeski Martin Scofield & Wood, Turkuaz, Steel Pulse, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Jeff Chimenti and Steve Kimock, Tom Hamilton, and more.With three or four sets of music running simultaneously throughout the “Space Is The Place” theme night and into the early morning, it was impossible to catch everything. However, here’s a list of six of our favorite moments from Thursday, day 2, of Jam Cruise 2018. Enjoy, and stay tuned for more coverage from the Norwegian Jade.1. Voodoo Dead Invites Roosevelt Collier, Jen Hartswick, Tom Hamilton, and Kat WrightOne of the most highly anticipated sets of the evening, Voodoo Dead featuring George Porter Jr., Steve Kimock, Jeff Chimenti, and John Kimock offered up feel-good takes on Grateful Dead tunes with an upbeat, New Orleans flare. While Anders Osborne was originally billed to be part of the lineup, weather delays made him miss the boat and artist-at-large Dan Lebowitz stepped up to fill in. After a touching introduction by Director of Artist Programming Annabel Lukins about how the Grateful Dead paved the way for Jam Cruise to be possible, Voodoo Dead invited out Tom Hamilton and Kat Wright for a rollicking rendition of “Promised Land” to start their set.Jerry Garcia’s “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” came next, keeping up the start of the set’s jubilance and high energy. One of the many highlights of the set was the third song, “Hey Pocky Way”, which saw Jennifer Hartswick emerge to play trumpet and sing. However, George Porter Jr. stole the spotlight, taking on the vocal leads and offering up an energized, percussive bass solo at the song’s climax. The absolute standout of Voodoo Dead’s headlining set at the Pool Deck on Thursday, however, was the group’s ripping cover of “After Midnight”, which segued flawlessly through The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” before landing back in the JJ Cale classic. The set closed with a rendition of “Bertha”, which gave Lebowitz,  Hamilton, Chimenti, and Kimock each a chance to step forward and solo in between verses sung by Lebowitz and Porter Jr. 5. Tom Hamilton Welcomes The Disco Biscuits’ Aron Magner And Raina Mullen For Acoustic Atrium SetWhile the performances at the larger stages around the boat tend to draw larger crowds, so far the performances at The Atrium have stood out as some of the finest —if not only for the refreshing contrast of stripped-down compositions based around the grand piano. For Tom Hamilton’s solo set yesterday, he invited The Disco Biscuits keyboardist and his Electron bandmate Aron Magner to join him in addition to Raina Mullen, guitarist and vocalist for Hamilton’s recently announced project Ghost Light. The trio’s takes on the Grateful Dead’s “Loser” as well as the first song Hamilton ever wrote, were vibrant, rich, and deeply moving, making it a favorite set of the day. [Cover photo: Joshua Timmermans/Jam Cruise Facebook] 6. Steel Pulse Rings In The Evening Yesterday, reggae group Steel Pulse locked down the Pool Deck for a perfectly placed feel-good afternoon set. Sadly, the group got word that the band’s original drummer and founding member Steve “Grizzly” Nisbett had passed away unexpectedly earlier in the day, so their performance took on a particularly special meaning. While still mourning the loss of a former bandmate, Steel Pulse showed that music truly can offer a form of healing, with their positive and feel-good set bringing smiles to the faces of all in attendance. The group’s take on the Grateful Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower” toward the end of their set stood out, as their dubbed-out rendition and sincere vocals took the classic tune and made it their own.As a bonus, you can also check out clips from Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood and Turkuaz’s Thursday sets aboard Jam Cruise 16 below: 2. Electron Shreds Into The A.M.Originally, Gramatik was scheduled to play Jam Cruise 16. However, after health issues arose following his New Year’s Eve run, the Slovenian DJ and producer was forced to bow out last minute. With Tom Hamilton and Mike Greenfield already on the boat, assembling the beloved supergroup side project Electron was an easy solution to the scheduling gap with the addition of the Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner, and the group certainly rose to the occasion despite the last-minute scheduling.The group tore up the Stardust Theater late night for their first appearance. With a time slot from 2:30 am to 4 a.m., the group kept the party going with takes on “Confrontation”, “Rock Candy”, and other choice numbers. Despite only assembling occasionally each year, the quartet was fully dialed in and offered up an energetic set chock full of tight grooves and shred-heavy climaxes.3. Aqueous Lays Out A Jam-Heavy Four-Song SetHelping to kick the event into the late night, Aqueous’ performance at the Spinnaker Lounge offered up a master class in the art of the jam, filling the improv quota in a daily schedule leaning heavily into funk offerings. The group made the most of their hour-and-a-half long set, playing through four songs and using each as a launching pad for exploratory and expansive rock-rooted improvisations. From the set opener, “Don’t Do It”, through “Underlyer” and classic number “Warren In The Window”, the band showcased their immense potential and willingness to take risks. However, in keeping with the night’s theme of “Space Is The Place,” it was the group’s set-closing take on The Police’s “Walking On The Moon” featuring tastes of Radiohead’s “National Anthem” that took their performance to the next level.4. Jennifer Hartswick Takes Over The Jam RoomAs the night unfolded into the early hours of the morning, many folks trickled in and out of Jennifer Hartswick’s Jam Room set in the Spinnaker Lounge. Familiar faces like Natalie Cressman, Simon Allen of The New Mastersounds, and Holly Bowling all made appearances when we stopped through. With her immense vocal and trumpet-playing talents on display, Hartwick offered up a choice cover after choice cover including stand-out renditions of Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love” and Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone”.last_img read more

Lessons learned on the ‘Road to Financial Wellness’ with Phroogal’s Jason Vitug

first_img 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Last time we spoke with Phroogal’s Jason Vitug (episode #391) it was prior to his 30-day, nationwide “Road to Financial Wellness” adventure — all in the name of enhancing the credit union name and, more importantly, spread a financial wellness message across the country. If you were able to track the trip on social media and the website, you would’ve seen what a smashing success this venture was. continue reading »last_img

Work Starts To Extend Ocean Parkway Bike Path From Tobay to Captree

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A $16.2 million project started this week to extend the Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway pedestrian and bicycle path 10 miles from Tobay Beach to Captree State Park, New York State officials said.The project, which has been discussed for two decades, is the final leg of the shared-use path, which already runs 3.6 miles between Tobay Beach and Jones Beach State Park, where a new path that opened this spring runs the length of that park. It is slated to be completed in time for the summer of 2021.“The Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway will provide cyclists, runners and walkers new opportunities to get outside while at the same time providing a new route for people to get to the many outdoor recreational activities the area has to offer,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. In addition to paving a path on the north side of the parkway, workers will also plant shrubs natural to the area along the route, install shaded rest stops every three miles, information panels highlighting local history, and bridges over existing pedestrian tunnels.Like the first leg of the project, a cable guiderail will separate the Ocean Parkway from the Greenway to provide a barrier between traffic and pedestrians. New bicycle parking areas will be also installed at Gilgo Beach, Cedar Beach Marina, and Captree State Park.The Ocean Parkway path links to the 5-mile Ellen Ferrant Memorial Bikeway along Wantagh State Parkway from Cedar Creek County Park that connects to mainland Long Island on the east end of Jones Beach Island. But as there is no pedestrian path along the Robert Moses Causeway bridges, there will be no way to access the path from the Suffolk County side of the Ocean Parkway path without first driving to Captree.“We’ve been pedaling this idea for a number of years now and I’m proud to say the time has finally come,” said state Sen. John Brooks (D-Massapequa).Related Story: A Comprehensive Guide To Jones Beach Islandlast_img read more

Johnson City Renewal 20/20 project weeks ahead of schedule after COVID-19 closes schools

first_imgThe 20/20 Renewal Capital Improvements Project has two major goals. “Basically starting today, we have turned the K-8 building and that entire site into a full blown construction project like we had anticipated, planned for June 29, so we’re hoping we’re gaining five, very valuable weeks to a school construction project timeline,” he said. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The Johnson City Central School District 20/20 Renewal project is weeks ahead of schedule after the coronavirus crisis cancelled school for the year. One is to renovate the K-8 building and site into the 21st century. This includes new STEM labs, a bigger cafeteria and more. Race explained the majority of the project should be done by September 1, with a small portion wrapping up by November, if not sooner.center_img Assistant Superintendent of Administration Eric Race elaborated, “Secure entrances for both the elementary and middle school which that building didn’t have… we’re reshaping the entire front of that building and how people flow in and out and how buses arrive and drop off students.” The second is to update school safety. And because the pandemic shut down New York schools, the project is way ahead of schedule.last_img read more

Salmonella cases reach 691 in slowing outbreak

first_img CDC timeline of outbreakhttp://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium/salmonellaOutbreak_timeline.pdf CDC updatehttp://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/typhimurium/update.html “The outbreak is expected to continue at a low level for the next several months since consumers unaware that they have recalled products in their home continue to consume these products, many of which have a long shelf-life,” the agency said. “The numbers of new cases have declined substantially since the peak in December, but illnesses are still being reported among people who ate the recalled brands of peanut butter crackers after the recall,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in what it called its final online update on the outbreak. The outbreak has been blamed primarily on contamination at the Blakely, Ga., peanut processing plant of Peanut Corp. of America (PCA), though a few cases have been linked to the same company’s plant in Plainview, Tex. As a result of the outbreak, the firm filed for bankruptcy in February, and it is under a federal criminal investigation because of evidence that it shipped products it knew to be contaminated. Mar 17, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The case count in the nationwide Salmonella outbreak tied to peanut products has climbed to 691, signaling continued slowing of the outbreak, but a trickle of additional cases is likely to continue for months, federal health officials said today.center_img The FDA and state agencies have contacted more than 16,000 firms throughout the food distribution chain in efforts to get potentially contaminated products off the market, the FDA said in a recently posted online bulletin. See also: The latest case count is eight more than was reported a week ago. Cases have been reported in 46 states and one Canadian province, with Feb 24 as the latest reported onset date, the agency said. The number of deaths believed related to the outbreak remains at nine. Among patients for whom information is available, 23% were hospitalized. PCA peanut products were used in thousands of products, including crackers, cookies, candy, ice cream, cereal, and pet food. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) searchable database of recalled products currently lists 3,488 items. However, no major national brands of peanut butter sold in retail stores have been found to be contaminated.last_img read more

Increase your block options

first_img88 Stagpole St, West EndThe floor plan has been changed to include a master bedroom with ensuite, another bedroom and an internal laundry.There is also bi-fold doors which lead out to the newly raised deck.The plans for the second home would be built on a slab but have a period feel and include four bedrooms, two bathrooms, double garage, clad and exposed brick finishes.Plans for the new home can also be altered or buyers can choose to instead have the one house with a large yard.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Explore Property Townsville co-director and selling agent Giovanni Spinella said the option to build a second home would suit a large extended family or an investor wanting to increase their rental returns with two houses.“It does have approval for dual occupancy,” he said.“It would suit someone wanting to have their parents build a house behind them and have the family all together.”Mr Spinella said due to the unique opportunity the property offered they had not put a price on the home.“Putting a price on it doesn’t justify what it could be so that’s one of the discussions I’ll have when I meet with buyers,” he said.“We’ve had three open homes and we’ve had good numbers through the door.” 88 Stagpole St, West End 88 Stagpole Street West End will be open for inspection on Sunday from 10am to 10.30am. For more information call Giovanni Spinella on 0406 664 191. 88 Stagpole St, West EndMr Spinella said West End offered a more affordable alternative to areas such as Belgian Gardens and North Ward while still being close to the city.“It’s becoming a more affordable suburb to end up in with a beautifully renovated Queenslander,” he said.“It’s close to the city and The Strand, is two minutes to Castletown and it has large home sites as well as a mixture of new and Queenslander home styles.”center_img 88 Stagpole St, West End 88 STAGPOLE St would make the perfect home for a large family with the option to build a second home on the large block.Located in the popular city fringe suburb of West End, the home is located on a 1012sq m block with plans and development approval already in place to build a second house to the rear of the existing home.The front home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms and has been extensively renovated.last_img read more

Dutch military unions lodge appeal against abolishing final salary plan

first_imgThe trade unions for Dutch military staff are to lodge an appeal against a court ruling that Ministry of Defence (MoD) personnel can be switched from final to average salary pension arrangements as of this year.In the case against the MoD, the unions have demanded that the employees keep accruing under a final salary plan because the two parties have yet to reach an agreement about the change.In the opinion of the judge in earlier summary proceedings, the social partners, including the unions, agreed in 2017 that there would not be a final salary scheme in place for military staff in 2019.According to Teun Huijg, the unions’ lawyer, the unions demanded that the MoD appoint a provider that can implement a final salary plan this year, if civil service scheme ABP was unable or unwilling to keep on providing such arrangements. In the summary proceedings ABP had argued that its IT system – geared for average salary arrangements – could no longer cope with the final salary plan.The pension fund’s lawyer said last month that the mounting problems were about to cause “a short circuit in ABP’s administration machine”.In separate summary proceedings – brought by the unions against ABP – a judge at an Amsterdam court had ruled that ABP was able to implement a final salary plan, and that the pension fund was not allowed to imply that the pension plan for military personnel was not such a scheme.Jos van Dijk, spokeswoman for ABP, said that the pension fund hadn’t decided yet whether it would lodge an appeal.She acknowledged that ABP’s website stated that the final salary plan for military staff would apply until the end of 2018, but highlighted that this wasn’t relevant for the temporary plan it had put in place at the start of January 2019.Meanwhile, the MoD’s website still stipulates that its pension arrangements amount to an average salary scheme.last_img read more

Pair heap praise on Lampard

first_imgFrank Lampard received praise from Rafael Benitez and Michael Laudrup after netting his 201st Chelsea goal in the 2-0 Barclays Premier League win over Swansea at Stamford Bridge. Press Association After setting up Oscar’s opener, Lampard, who began the game as a substitute, converted a 45th-minute penalty to move within one of the club record held by the watching Bobby Tambling. “Frank is a great player,” Benitez said. “I’m really pleased he’s scored another goal and hopefully he can score five between now and the end of the season and he’ll be much happier and we will be the same.” center_img The midfielder is 35 in June, out of contract this summer and his future is uncertain, but he continues tirelessly to work for the Chelsea cause, with the Blues’ bid for a Champions League qualifying place now firmly in their own hands as they sit three points clear of Tottenham. His appearance midway through the first half in place of dead-leg victim Ramires injected impetus into Chelsea’s play. The goal was his 15th of the season and first following seven scoreless appearances, since moving to 200 goals against his former club West Ham on March 17. Benitez added: “He’s a good player with quality. When you’re controlling and have more possession, he can have an influence, like today.” Swansea boss Laudrup, formerly of Real Madrid and Barcelona, had nothing but admiration for the midfielder, and he said: “When you have quality, you will always have it. The thing is, even if we don’t want to admit it, we all get older. “Sometimes the pace is not the same, you can’t do exactly the same things, but the quality is always there. We know Frank Lampard, the quality he has. Always coming there, from the second line into the box, so difficult to mark. He’s scored so many goals.” Lampard had dropped to the bench as Benitez manages his options with Chelsea chasing two targets and Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg with Basle in mind. Benitez added: “He’s a great professional. He’s always really focused. He would like to play more games, but he understands the main thing is the team and to qualify for the Champions League. He wants to play, but he understands the team is first.” last_img read more

Yorkshire joy for Nordhaug

first_img Those fans enjoyed not only another festive atmosphere, but also a fascinating race which was not decided until Nordhaug was able to cross the line in a pack nine seconds behind Hermans, giving the Norwegian an 11-second margin of victory over Hermans’ BMC Racing team-mate Samuel Sanchez and Thomas Voeckler of Europcar. “I’m very happy,” said Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme, whose ASO group has organised this race as a spin-off from last year’s Grand Depart to the Tour. “There was for me the perfume of the Tour de France. I think it’s the perfume of Yorkshire. “So many people, huge crowds, everybody has got a smile on their face, and a very interesting race thanks to the route. Yorkshire is made for cycling.” Hermans took victory after attacking with 10 kilometres left. He soon swept by the fading solo effort of American Lawson Craddock (Giant-Alpecin) and built a 20 second lead on the way into the finish in Roundhay Park. That was enough to secure the stage win by a final margin of nine seconds as the peloton behind squabbled over the general classification places, with Nordhaug able to stay with the secondary group and maintain his lead. That gave Team Sky the victory they came for, even if they had initially been hoping to crown Yorkshire’s own Ben Swift before he crashed on Friday’s opening stage. “It was for sure a really hard stage,” Nordhaug said. “Ben Swift, who we were riding for before he crashed, had told us everything about the stage so we knew what was coming. We were prepared and the team was riding really strong in the front. I felt like a passenger until the last 200 metres. “I have ridden the Tour, I have ridden in big races, but this really felt like a big stage on the Tour, the crowd was massive. I had good legs today so I could really enjoy the crowds. It was fantastic to be wearing the leader’s jersey, with a strong Team Sky, with all the crowds. A very nice day.” They claimed as many as 750,000 people turned out to watch Sunday’s finale, a 167km rolling road from Wakefield to Leeds which revisited many of the key points from last summer’s Grand Depart of the Tour de France, with as many as 1.5million people coming out over the three days of the event. Those are phenomenal numbers for most races outside of the Grand Tours, but particularly surprising for the inaugural edition of an event. Despite a poor initial forecast and the odd shower along the way, huge numbers turned out. Police estimated 20,000 saw the riders leave Wakefield, and the route was lined almost from start to finish with only a narrow path clearing for the peloton over the top of the big climbs like the so-called ‘Cote de Cow and Calf’ above Ilkley. With several British riders in the field, a number of them got to enjoy moments in the sunshine. With a breakaway further up the road, JLT Condor’s Tom Moses went off the front of the peloton as the race passed through his home town of Oakworth on his 23rd birthday. Leeds-born Josh Edmondson, here for the Great Britain squad, then took his turn on the climb out of Ilkley while Irishman Philip Deignan moved to the front of the Sky train as they passed through the hometown of his girlfriend Lizzie Armistead in Otley. Sir Bradley Wiggins, enjoying something of a lap of honour as he winds down his road racing career, started the day more than 15 minutes down in the general classification and was again well off the back as the leaders crossed the line, but was soaking up the crowd’s adulation. But come the end of the day, the biggest smiles were on the faces of Welcome to Yorkshire chief Gary Verity and Prudhomme. “Last year Yorkshire raised the bar for the Grand Depart, and the first edition of the Tour de Yorkshire has already put the bar very high,” Prudhomme said. “The baby has been born and it is growing fast.” Press Association Belgian Ben Hermans took the final stage and Team Sky’s Lars Petter Nordhaug finished top of the general classification, but it was the Tour de Yorkshire organisers who could claim to be the big winners after another amazing weekend of cycling in the county. last_img read more

Cricket News Pat Cummins gives Australia plenty to smile with career-best haul in Melbourne

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Australia has endured a tough time in the Boxing Day Test against India in Melbourne. The hosts were shot out for 151 in the first innings thanks to a brilliant spell from Jasprit Bumrah, who finished with career best figures of 6/33. India extended their 292-run advantage close to 400 but in the second innings, they were blown away by Pat Cummins, who ran through the Indian middle order on day 3. On the fourth day, Cummins continued his great performance by dismissing Mayank Agarwal for 42 to pick up his third five-wicket haul in his Test career. Agarwal was looking good for a fifty but Cummins bowled a full ball that kept low and cut back in off the seam to knock the off stump back.However, this was Cummins’ maiden five-wicket haul in Australia. His previous two hauls were in South Africa against the Proteas. However, this five-wicket haul will be considered very special, considering he managed to blast out the Indian top order very cheaply. On day 3, his first victim was Hanuma Vihari (13) as he dismissed him for the second time in the match with a short ball that climbed up on the batsman and he could only manage to fend it off to gully.Read More | India vs Australia, live cricket score: Target for hosts 399The dismissal of Vihari boosted Cummins and he proceeded to deliver a memorable spell to dispel the dark clouds of gloom for Australia. His next victim was Cheteshwar Pujara, who had scored a brilliant century in the first innings. Cummins bowled a full ball and the batsman flicked it straight to the leg gully fielder to fall for 0. His next victim was Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper who scored over 1300 runs in Tests this year. Kohli clipped a delivery on the pads straight to the leg gully fielder again and he fell for 0 for only the second time this year. He missed out on the hat-trick but accounted for Ajinkya Rahane for 1 as the batsman looked to pull a short ball down leg side but instead gloved it to keeper Tim Paine.Read More | Yearender 2018: Virat Kohli’s list of dodgy decisions hurt IndiaAfter getting the wicket of Agarwal, Cummins managed to account for Ravindra Jadeja with a sharp bouncer as the batsman was surprised by the extra bounce to lob a catch to slip. His haul of 6/27 is his best in his career after India declared for the second time in the match, setting Australia a target of 399.Read More | ‘Will you babysit my kids in Hobart’ – Tim Paine targets Rishabh Pant Cummins burst on to the stage in grand style during the Johannesburg Test of 2011 in which he picked up 6/79 on debut and contributed vital runs with the bat to help Australia secure a famous win. However, injuries in the next couple of years stalled his progress but he made a good comeback in the 2017 series against India in Ranchi, picking up 4/101 on a placid wicket. In the Ashes series against England, Cummins was the leading wicket-taker in the side with 23 scalps from five Tests as Australia reclaimed the Urn by registering a 4-0 series winIn the Johannesburg Test of 2018, Cummins once again showed his class by taking his second five-wicket haul and ending the match with nine wickets as Australia’s miserable tour ended with heavy defeat and their first series loss in South Africa after 48 years. last_img read more