Medeski Martin & Wood Announce Intimate 25th Anniversary Run In NYC

first_imgBeloved trio Medeski Martin & Wood formed in 1991, and they haven’t looked back since! Comprised of John Medeski, Billy Martin and Chris Wood, each musician brings an incredible amount of musical talent to the table, compounded by their seemingly telepathic inter-connections that result in some of the tightest grooves and wildest improvisation.MMW recently let fans in on plans for a new album, and today they’ve made quite the fun announcement. The trio will hit intimate NYC club Le Poisson Rouge for two nights in October, the 19th and the 20th, to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Will there be new music on the table? There’s only one way to find out!Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday June 17th, and can be found here for night one and here for night two. We’ll leave you with some Medeski Martin & Wood jams for the road.last_img read more

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Watch the Mormon Boys ‘Head on Up to South Park’

first_img View Comments from $69.00 Hello, Colorado! Ever wonder what would happen if the boys of The Book of Mormon visited South Park? Well, it crossed the mind of one very talented fan, who took the opening number of the hit musical from Robert Lopez, Trey Parker and Matt Stone and placed it in the world of Parker and Stone’s Comedy Central series, complete with cameos from Cartman, Stan, Kyle, Kenny and more. The animation is entirely fan made; props, Simon Chong! The Mormon movie may still be years down the road, but this is one direction we wouldn’t mind seeing the adaptation of the tuner go in. Take a look at the video below to get your Mormon and South Park fix simultaneously. Related Shows The Book of Mormonlast_img read more

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Pearson remains in charge – Foxes

first_img Former Leicester striker Gary Lineker, now host of BBC show Match of the Day, saw the early reports and thought Pearson was on his way out. Lineker wrote on Twitter: “Not overly surprised that Nigel Pearson has been fired by Leicester, given they’re bottom, but he’s been a very good manager of the club. “Not sure if yesterday’s bizarre touchline behaviour had anything to do with Pearson’s exit, but certainly shows how the job gets to ’em all.” However forecasts of Pearson’s demise proved inaccurate, and on he continues in his job. Pearson began his second spell as Leicester manager in November 2011, less than 18 months after departing for Hull. His side amassed 102 points last season as they dominated the Championship, but the step up to the top flight has been difficult. A stirring 5-3 home win over Manchester United in September augured well for their prospects, but it was followed by a distinctly lean spell and Leicester’s next victory did not arrive until Pearson’s charges faced his old side Hull on December 28. A draw against Liverpool and win over Aston Villa followed, but successive defeats by Stoke, Manchester United and Palace cast new doubt over their survival chances. Leicester presently stand four points adrift of 17th-placed Burnley, the last team in a safe position. Pearson is due to hold a routine press conference on Monday afternoon ahead of the Emirates Stadium match. Pearson, speaking before the conjecture over his future began, stressed he has every confidence he is going about his job the right way. “My job and the way I operate is exactly the same as last year, and the year before and the year before that,” said Pearson. “I am a part of a process at the football club, and we are trying to turn the club into a competitive Premier League side, which has been going on since I returned to the club just over three years ago. “As far as I’m concerned I am the same person whether we win, lose or draw.” McArthur, meanwhile, has played down what unfolded with Pearson. Pearson launched a critical attack on McArthur’s old club Wigan and former manager Uwe Rosler after failing to sign him last summer as bids of £5million and £7million were rejected. McArthur, who eventually moved to Palace for £7million, said via Sport Lobster: “Situation with me and Nigel Pearson is getting blown out of proportion.” Leicester have denied manager Nigel Pearson has been sacked by the club. Pearson led the Foxes to the Championship title last season, but his team have picked up just 17 points from their opening 24 matches of the current Barclays Premier League campaign and sit at the foot of the table. Following reports of Pearson being dismissed earlier in the day, Leicester issued a statement to say he remained in charge. Press Association The statement, published on the club’s official website, read: ” Leicester City Football Club would like to clarify its position relative to its manager, Nigel Pearson. “Contrary to media speculation on Sunday evening, Nigel remains the club’s first team manager. Reports to the contrary are inaccurate and without foundation. “Nigel, his staff and the first team squad are entirely focused on Tuesday night’s trip to Arsenal and our continued efforts to secure our position in the Barclays Premier League.” For several hours on Sunday, Pearson’s future at the club looked to be in doubt, but Leicester’s late-night statement put a halt to talk that he had left. The 51-year-old former Southampton and Hull boss was involved in a bizarre incident in Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat by Crystal Palace. He was knocked over on the touchline by Palace midfielder James McArthur after a tackle by Marc Albrighton, resulting in what was initially a friendly exchange between the Foxes boss and Scottish player. Pearson even playfully grabbed McArthur around the throat before helping him to his feet, only to then prevent him from returning to the pitch by grabbing hold of his shirt. That may not have reflected well on Pearson, but there is a lot of goodwill at the club for the man who brought them back to the top flight. last_img read more

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Leopardstown or Limerick next for Avant Tout

first_img Steve Massey, racing manager for the owners Supreme Horse Racing Club, said: ” I was excited to hear he has been given an entry in the Grade One three-mile novice chase at Leopardstown and there is also a Grade Two at Limerick on Boxing Day – a race Willie (Mullins) has won with Sir Des Champs and The Paparrazi Kid in recent years. “He is really a spring horse and we already have one eye on the big Festivals next year.” Another Supreme runner being primed for a return is talented mare Uranna, who is set to embark on a career over fences. The seven-year-old won a Listed hurdle race at Sandown back in February and was last seen being touched off by stable companion Whiteout at the Punchestown Festival. “She is in very good order and is a real natural over fences,” said Massey. “She opened her account over hurdles at Limerick last Christmas and the plan is to head back there for a mares’ beginners chase on December 29. “I’m really excited about seeing her tackle the larger obstacles.” Punchestown Festival winner Avant Tout is in line to make his return to action at either Leopardstown or Limerick over the Christmas period. The five-year-old was a surprise winner for Willie Mullins in County Kildare in April, but showed off his talent once more with an emphatic success on his chasing bow at Tramore a month later. Given a break since, Avant Tout is set for a step up in class this winter, with the newly-named Neville Hotels Novice Chase at Leopardstown on December 29 among his options. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Premier keen to set up meeting with Cork

first_imgHowever, selector Tommy Toomey is warning that the players can’t take their eyes off the ball ahead of this weekend’s provincial clash with Waterford.Tipp face the Déise at Fraher Field, Dungarvan, on Sunday – the winners will go on to play the Rebels on June 12th.Tommy say it’d great to meet Cork again. Tipp FM’s full, live coverage of the match at Fraher Field, Dungarvan, will be brought to you in association with Centra.We’ll also have regular updates on the Munster Junior Championship match between the counties, which takes place at the same venue at 1.30pm on Sunday.last_img

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PAHO/WHO Urges Northern Hemisphere Countries to Prepare for Heatwaves

first_imgWashington, D.C. (PAHO) – In view of the current heatwaves in Europe and predictions that this phenomenon will hit various parts of the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging countries in the North American, Central American and Caribbean region to be prepared for heatwaves, due to the impact that this could have on peoples’ health, including the risk of death.The heatwaves that have had the greatest impact since 2000 were the one in Brazil in 2010 that caused the death of 737 people, and the one in Argentina in the summer of 2013-2014 that caused 1,877 deaths and left 800,000 people with no power, which increased heat stress in that population. According to health authorities in the United States, heatwaves are the natural phenomenon that caused the highest number of deaths in that country.Weather forecasts for North America, Central America and the Caribbean (the Region) predict heat waves during the summer of 2019. This could increase drought-induced stress, lead to forest fires, and have harmful effects on human health.Contingency plans to address heatwaves Due to the situation, PAHO has developed a guide to help countries in the Region formulate contingency plans to address heatwaves. This guide provides recommendations that the health sector and meteorological agencies can implement to prepare for and better respond to this threat, promote health, prevent the adverse effects of heatwaves, treat affected people, and save lives.The document stresses that heatwave contingency plans should be able to determine the extent of the threat, with alert activation procedures, a description of roles and functions, and intra- and inter-agency coordination mechanisms.The document also highlights that countries should strengthen the epidemiological surveillance of heat-related morbidity and mortality, the capacity of health services (training of staff, improvements in the design of new hospitals, and equipping of existing hospitals in high-risk areas), and enhance the actions of local authorities, the media, and communities in terms of inter-agency response measures, prevention measures, and self-care. The impact of heatwaves on health Exposure to heat causes severe symptoms such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke (a condition which causes faintness, as well as dry, warm skin, due to the inability of the body to control high temperatures). The majority of heat-related deaths are due to the worsening of cardiopulmonary, renal, endocrine and psychiatric conditions. Other symptoms include edema in the lower limbs, heat rash on the neck, cramps, headache, irritability, lethargy and weakness.People with chronic diseases that take daily medications have a greater risk of complications and death during a heatwave, as do older people and children.Reactions to heat depend on each person’s ability to adapt and serious effects can appear suddenly. This is why it is important to pay attention to the alerts and recommendations of local authorities.Preventing the harmful effects of heatStay tuned to weather alerts and forecasts.Avoid sun exposure between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.Do not leave children or older persons in parked vehiclesDo not exercise or engage in intense outdoor activities without proper protectionDrink water every 2 hours, even if you aren’t thirsty.Keep the home cool by covering windows during the day and using air conditioners or fans during the hottest hours.If you have a chronic disease and take drugs, consult your doctor. What to do if there are signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke:Heatstroke is a life-threatening medical emergency. The individual should receive medical care in a hospitalStop all physical activity.Call an ambulance immediately.Go to or move the affected person to a cool site.Use any physical means to facilitate cooling (such as cooling the head and body down with water and fanning the person to reduce their temperature).Warning signs in moderate and severe cases:Heat exhaustion:Heavy sweatingCool, pale skinTemperature < 40º CDizziness or faintnessHeadacheRapid breathingWeak, rapid pulse Heatstroke:Red, hot, and dry skinTemperature > 40ºCThrobbing headacheUnconscious or in a comaRapid, strong pulselast_img read more

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Astros Notes: Josh Reddick is prepared to hear from Dodgers fans

first_img Dodgers vs. Houston Astros World Series scouting report, prediction LOS ANGELES — Josh Reddick is fully expecting to be booed by Dodgers fans whenever they have the chance.That’s how they treated him when he was a Dodger.“This is going to be fun,” the Houston Astros right fielder said. “I expect the full hazing as I should deserve. I enjoyed my time here. I enjoyed my time as a Dodger. I didn’t do as well as I’d hoped, as well as anybody hoped, I’m sure.”Related Articles “It’s always tough when you come out for your first home game and get booed,” Reddick said. “That definitely wasn’t a sign I was expecting. It hurts you a little bit, but you try to move on and play the game the right way. It just didn’t work out.”Reddick rallied to finish hitting .258 with the Dodgers. The Dodgers used the left-handed hitting Reddick mostly against right-handed pitchers, but after he signed a four-year, $52 million deal with the Astros, he asked Manager A.J. Hinch to give him a shot against lefties.The result? Reddick this season has hit .315 against lefties, by far the best mark of his career. His career average against lefties is still just .229. It’s significant because the Dodgers will have a lefty starter in five of a possible seven games, starting with Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill in the first two.“With more reps comes more success,” Reddick said. “I wasn’t trying to do too much. I shied away from trying to hit the long ball as much as possible, getting my hits when I can. If they go out, they go out. That was a big thing for me to stay focused on, and really work at.”Video: Dodgers vs. Astros World Series preview World Series guest analyst: Dodgers vs. Astros, Game 1 Dodgers vs. Astros is a World Series for baseball’s Information Age Astros’ diminutive Jose Altuve reaching new heights as a hitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Whicker: Astros offer Dodgers a stiff 7-game challenge The Dodgers acquired Reddick (along with starting pitcher Rich Hill) from the Oakland A’s last July. In his first 23 games he hit .139. He went hitless in eight at-bats in his first two Dodgers games, on the road, and then he came home and showed his new fans an 0 for 4 in his first game. Back injury could make Corey Seager the Dodgers’ preferred DH in Houston READY FOR THE STAGEChris Devenski looks at the World Series from a couple personal angles. A native of Cerritos and a product of Cal State Fullerton, Devenski said it will be “like a home game” pitching at Dodger Stadium.More important, though, is the way he plans to pitch.“I wasn’t at my best (so far in the postseason),” he said. “But that’s motivating at the same time. I know what I’ve done. I have something to prove.”During the regular season, Devenski was one of the best, most valuable, relievers in the majors. He posted a 2.68 ERA while pitching 80-2/3 innings, one of the heaviest workloads among all big league relievers. Devenski’s devastating changeup also made him deadly against lefties.In the postseason, though, Devenski has allowed four earned runs on five hits in three innings. He said the problem has amounted to jitters in his first time in the postseason.“Stepping on the field and feeling the way I have on this stage, I never felt like this before,” he said. “For me that’s all about adjusting to that. I haven’t been able to adjust to that as quick as I have other things in my life. That’s where the learning and the growth comes in for me.”Devenski said he feels he’s over that now. He is expecting to pitch well again, doing so in front of friends and family. Last year, he came to Dodger Stadium and watched one of the National League Championship Series games against the Chicago Cubs from the stands.“I saw the electricity and vibe going on in the stadium and it was amazing,” he said. “Being able to be part of it will be extra special.”ALSOHinch said Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers are likely to start Games 3 and 4, although he’s not sure of the order. … Asked if losing the designated hitter will be a disadvantage for the Astros at Dodger Stadium, he quipped: “As much as I’ve tried to get the Dodgers to play with the DH, they said no.” … Hinch and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts have a relationship that dates to their days in college, when Roberts played at UCLA and Hinch at Stanford. Hinch was assistant GM of the San Diego Padres when Roberts was a coach. Miller: Dodgers reaching the World Series comes at a high cost – for fans last_img read more

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Wellington girls place 3rd, C teams host tournament, WMS wrestlers finish 6th in VC…

first_imgWellington C team tournament —The Wellington hosted a four-team tournament for C teams at the high school Saturday afternoon.The results are as follows:First round:Boys: Wellington 54 Kingman 22.Phelps 19, Blue 10, Gilmore 9, Jones 6, Lowe 6, Pettegrew4.Girls: Wellington 28 Kingman 21Hughes 12, McNamara 6, Moore 3, Witham 3, Wright 2, Zimmerman 2.Championship:Boys: Wellington 68 Rose Hill 64.Phelps 20, Gilmore 18, Blue 14, Hunt 6, Pettegrew 5, Jones 4, Hyde 1.Girls: Rose Hill 38 Wellington 28Witham 10, Zimmerman 7, Wright 5, Hughes 4, Fink 2. WMS games tonight: Wellington basketball teams will be playing their final regular season games before the year-end tournaments tonight against Mulvane.The schedules are as follows:Girls – home, 7B 4 p.m, 7A 5:15 p.m., 8A 6:30 p.m. Boys – away, 7A/8B 5 p.m, 7B/8A 6:30 p.m. By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Crusader girls basketball team placed third in the Mulvane Wildcat Classic, the junior high wrestlers place fourth in Augusta, Wellington C teams host a Saturday tournament, and Wellington Middle Schoolers finish off the basketball regular season tonight…. WHS girls basketball —The Wellington varsity girls basketball team finished off the Mulvane Wildcat Classic with a 34-26 victory over Clearwater in the third place game Saturday afternoon.This was a big win as far as sub-state seating was concerned. Wellington had lost to Clearwater earlier this year in league play. The Crusaders are 8-4 for the season.Wellington opened with a 9-4 first quarter lead and held a 19-8 advantage at the half. The Crusaders opened up a 31-14 lead in the third. The Crusaders had trouble scoring points in the fourth getting outscored 12-3. But a lot of the younger players were in at that time.Savannah Cornejo led all scorers with 16 points. Other scorers include: Kailey Jenkins 6, Carlie McComb 6, Shanlyn Hefley 2, Megan Amrein 2, and Sydney Shields 2.Cornejo and Jenkins were named to the all-tournament team.center_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments WMS wrestling —The Wellington Middle School wrestlers played in a very competitive tournament in Valley Center on Saturday.The Knights placed sixth as a team. They beat Circle and Augusta, two 4A schools, but lost to many Class 6A and 5A schools.Six boys medaled:•Wiseman at 95, placed third.•Glover at 100, first.•Nuss at 115, fourth.•Ferguson at 141, second.•Kop at 185, fourth.•McComb at 215, fourth.last_img read more

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