Dead & Company brought their jamming wares back to Folsom Field last night, playing the second of a two night run at the Boulder, CO venue. The band took the opportunity to debut some new material, but relied heavily on some old favorites to celebrate July 4th in style.The show opened with “Feel Like A Stranger,” but it was their cover of Junior Parker’s “Next Time You See Me” that was the night’s biggest surprise. The Pigpen-sung blues number had not been played by Dead & Company, and they made it their own with some smooth guitarwork from John Mayer. The show had a bluesy feel with “Samson and Delilah” and “West L.A. Fadeaway,” before looping into a cover of Jerry Garcia’s own “Bird Song.” From there it was back to the bluesy bounce of “New Speedway Boogie” to close off a short but sweet first set.Feel Like A Stranger/Next Time You See MeThe second set rocked with classics like “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” and “He’s Gone,” as well as a great cover of “Smokestack Lightning.” Bob Weir led the vocals of the Howlin’ Wolf blues number with a passion. After a soulful “Let It Grow,” the band went into “Drums/Space,” before settling into “Dark Star” and “Morning Dew” to close out the set. Finally, it was “Brokedown Palace” and a July 4th-friendly “U.S. Blues” that closed out the set with style.Check out video highlights, audio, and a full setlist below.New Speedway BoogieChina Cat Sunflower/I Know You RiderU.S. BluesFull Show Audio (taped by Jeff Frank)SetlistEdit this setlist | More Dead & Company setlists
Harvard will once again serve as the host of the weekly New England Football Writers Association luncheons, which will be held at the Dillon Field house, located behind Harvard Stadium in the Soldiers Field athletic complex, each Wednesday at 11:45 a.m., from Sept. 8 to Nov. 17.The luncheons provide an opportunity for the media to join coaches, sports information directors, and selected players from New England’s Division I FCS, II, and III football-playing schools.Each luncheon, a representative from each school is invited to provide an overview of the football team, recap the previous week’s game, preview the upcoming game, and provide information about key contributors and notable performances.All media, as well as athletic and administrative representatives from New England football-playing schools, are invited to attend. Media members may conduct one-on-one interviews at the conclusion of the luncheon.The cost of each luncheon is $10. Call 617.495.2206 for more information. Harvard will stream the weekly event live at gocrimson.com.Read the full story.
In the wake of the Super Tuesday presidential primaries and caucuses, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s close Ohio Republican primary win saved him from potential “disaster,” former political columnist for the South Bend Tribune and journalism professor Jack Colwell said. “Ohio, of course, was the big prize, and early on it looked as though [former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick] Santorum had a real shot at winning,” Colwell said. “If he had won, it could have been a disaster for Romney … because everyone would talk about how he could go on to be the Republican presidential nominee if he’s supposed to be the frontrunner and can’t wrap up the nomination.” Romney ultimately won the tight primary with 38 percent of the popular vote to Santorum’s 37 percent, earning Romney 35 of his leading 429 total Republican delegates, according to CNN.com election results. “[Romney’s win] turned the whole thing around. It only matters whether you win or lose, not the margin, so that made it a pretty good night for him,” Colwell said. “He ended up being a big winner, getting more delegates from a big state. A few thousand votes changed things.” Though Romney’s victory in Ohio earned him a significant number of delegates to cushion his current lead, the win “didn’t clinch anything” due to Santorum’s primary wins in Oklahoma and Tennessee, Colwell said. Santorum gained additional momentum in leading the North Dakota caucuses with 40 percent of the vote, but Colwell said he faces a challenge in catching up to Romney. “[Santorum] picked up some delegates in North Dakota, but one of the problems for him now is that delegates are at stake in all these races,” Colwell said. “As of this afternoon, he had 169 delegates to Romney’s 429, but you need 1,144 delegates to win, so it’s not over yet.” Of the seven Super Tuesday primaries, Romney won in his home state of Massachusetts, Vermont, Ohio and Virginia, according to CNN.com results. Santorum took Oklahoma and Tennessee, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich captured his home state of Georgia. Colwell said Santorum supporters might interpret Gingrich’s Georgia victory as a lost opportunity. “Santorum’s people are trying to pressure Gingrich to drop out of the race because they think Santorum might have won if Gingrich had not run in Georgia,” he said. “Romney is not popular in the South, and with Mississippi and Alabama [primaries] coming up, Gingrich could win one of those, taking away delegates Santorum would probably have gotten without Gingrich.” Despite Gingrich’s win in Georgia, Colwell said his 118 delegates are not enough to consider him a legitimate candidate. “Gingrich basically has no chance now … He hasn’t had the organization of other candidates,” Colwell said. “He has a big ego, so he might want to stay in and not drop out because of that.” The fourth candidate in the Republican presidential race, Texas congressman Ron Paul, is likely continuing his campaign to make a statement about his platform, Colwell said. “He has yet to win any primary and has very few delegates, so nobody thinks he has a chance for the nomination,” he said. “I think he will stay in the race because he wants to have a platform and express his ideas.” Although the May 8 Indiana presidential primary is nearly two months away, Colwell said its results could have an impact on the race for the Republican nomination. “[The primary] usually means nothing because it’s so late,” he said. “But four years ago, [Hillary] Clinton and [President Barack] Obama had a real battle in Indiana, so with Santorum on the ballot, he and Romney could still be going at it in a battle for the second time in a row.”
Image by Darren McGee / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.ALBANY — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a rare acknowledgment of a misstep in his response to COVID-19 on Wednesday as he acknowledged an earlier statewide mask mandate could have made a “dramatic difference” in the fight against the coronavirus this spring.Cuomo, who has gained acclaim from his party as COVID-19 infection rates have declined in New York, offered the misstep as an example of a lesson for other states in an appearance on public radio.Cuomo’s executive order effective April 17 required all individuals over two years old to wear a face covering — if medically tolerable — when in public and unable to maintain social distance. By that time, several other states had announced less-restrictive mandates or advisories: New Jersey required workers and customers to wear cloth face coverings starting April 10, and an April 10 directive in Utah urged residents to wear coverings when social distancing isn’t possible.“I was the first state in the nation to do masks. I should have done it earlier. I should have done masks earlier,” Cuomo said on WAMC. “That would have made a dramatic difference.” It’s a rare admission for a governor who has said he doesn’t want a “blame game” but has pointed to the federal government’s own failing when asked whether his administration ever erred as it responded to a little-known virus that roiled the state.Despite his acknowledgment Wednesday, Cuomo quickly repeated his central argument that it’s up to the federal government to look out for signs of a global pandemic and quickly come up with clear recommendations.“Most of these issues are not in control of the state,” said Cuomo, who’s the new chair of the National Governors Association.The Cuomo administration says at least 25,270 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have died in hospitals and nursing homes — an undercount that excludes at least 4,600 deaths of people who likely had COVID-19 in New York City alone.Researchers are still studying why the virus — which may have spread to New York as early as February — took hold so swiftly and fatally in the densely populated metropolis and surrounding states.By the end of March, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials told reporters they were weighing whether to change their recommendations for who should wear masks in light of early research that suggested people without symptoms were spreading COVID-19.Cuomo had expressed initial skepticism about mandating the widespread use of masks, at a time of widespread concern over leaving health care workers bereft.Cuomo claimed Wednesday that he is now aware of those studies.“And by the way, I did the research now,” Cuomo said. “There were articles written in the New England Journal of Medicine that went back to January, February saying there was asymptomatic spread.”Cuomo and New York’s top health official initially downplayed the need for a mask mandate at an April 3 press conference, when The Associated Press asked about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s call for New Yorkers to wear masks in light of a Singapore study on asymptomatic spread.State health commissioner Howard Zucker said “there’s no clear evidence” to support the use of cloth face masks, or of face coverings in general among the public. And Cuomo — who had at times jabbed at fellow Democrat and political rival de Blasio for his efforts to combat the virus — said face coverings couldn’t hurt unless they provide someone a false sense of security.“But could it hurt?” Cuomo said at the time. “Might it help? I think it’s fair to say, yes, but don’t get a false sense of security that now you don’t have to social distance and you don’t have to take the normal precautions because you’re wearing a bandana.”Cuomo has a book coming out on Oct. 13 about the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and the lessons he’s learned so far. He told reporters earlier Wednesday he’ll make a donation to a “COVID-related entity” with book proceeds, but didn’t disclose further details. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Republican candidates for District 1 County Commissioner debated Monday in Osgood.A debate Monday featured Republican candidates vying for election to office in Ripley County.The Ripley County Women’s Club held the candidate debate at the Osgood Town Hall as County Council member Brenda Wetzler was the moderator of the event and asked candidates questions on pertinent county and state issues.Bill McDonald and Chip Perfect are seeking election to the District 43 state senator seat. Topics addressed included the distribution of local income tax, the continuation of riverboat revenue sharing funds, the payment of probation officer salaries and Common Core in Indiana schools.Ron Decker replaced the vacant county council seat previously held by Dee Dee Kaiser in January. He is seeking reelection and was asked Monday about the $2 million rainy day fund and county budgets.Four republicans are vying for the District 1 County Commissioner position. They debated issues regarding payment of county employee overtime hours, additional tax for county road repairs, the financial condition of county EMS units, and employee use of county owned vehicles while off duty.The four candidates: Bill Flannery, Stan Wiedeman, Jay Gayheart and Robert Linville, each support county law enforcement driving service vehicles while off the clock.Three Sheriff candidates debated at the Osgood Town Hall.Ripley County Sheriff Tom Grills has reached his term-limit as a new head of the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office will be elected this year. On Monday, republicans Rob Bradley, Joe Mann and Jeff Cumberworth debated issues pertaining to local law enforcement.Wetzler asked each candidate about deputy work schedules, possible reinstatement of home incarceration, cost effective ways to punish criminals and the ongoing heroin problem in the county.Each candidate felt a home incarceration program could generate revenue for the county. With a spark of heroin use in recent years, Rob Bradley suggested undercover work and apprehension as keys to reversing the epidemic. Cumberworth said more education could lead to the decline of heroin use and Mann said a K-9 is an essential tool for law enforcement.Tim Sutton and Josh Thompson have filed their candidacy for sheriff on the Democratic ticket for the May Primary.Other candidates running unopposed spoke at the debate including William Wagner, auditor; Ryan King, circuit court judge; Richard Hertel, prosecuting attorney; Jeff Sharp, superior court judge; and Shawna Bushhorn, assessor.State Rep. Randy Frye spoke at the event advising candidates to stand behind each other after the May Primary.State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) was in attendance at the debate and shared his advice to candidates.“If you plan on winning you will have to work really hard. I would also caution anyone who is running, that once the primary is over, get behind those that won,” Frye said. “As I said earlier tonight, it is sort of like a family fight. Once the primary is over let’s put the family back together and get onto November.”
LAKEVILLE, Ind. – Hoosier Racing Tire announced today their continued partnership with the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA) to be the exclusive tire supplier through 2020.“Hoosier Racing Tire is pleased to continue our relationship with IMCA,” stated Oval Track Dirt Product Manager Shanon Rush. “It seems like yesterday we were testing our first IMCA tires in Boone, Iowa, in 2005 and now we are entering our 10th year partnering with this great organization. Hoosier is proud to provide durable, repeatable, and safe race tire products in support of IMCA, their drivers and their affiliated race tracks and series.”“Hoosier is the largest racing tire manufacturer in the world and along with that status comes quality assurances they are able to put in place to fit our goals of what a spec tire is and what a spec tire rule accomplishes,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “There isn’t another tire manufacturer that can provide the quality and service for this organization or our drivers.”Hoosier Racing Tire manufactures and distributes the IMCA-stamped G60-15 tire for the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Performance Northern SportMod divisions; the IMCA-branded Chain Link tire for Late Models; the Hoosier RaceSaver® tire for IMCA Eagle Motorsports Sprint Cars; and the IMCA-stamped 500 tire for Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods.Hoosier contributes to national point funds for each of those divisions and gives contingency awards at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.2015 marks the Centennial season for IMCA, seeing new venues, new states and new drivers.About IMCA: The International Motor Contest Association is the largest and most popular dirt track sanctioning organization in the United States, attracting talented weekly and professional dirt racers with fan-friendly formats and shows.About Hoosier Racing Tire: Hoosier Racing Tire is the largest manufacturer of racing tires in the world with distributors located both domestically and worldwide. For more information visit HoosierTire.com or follow us on Facebook (Facebook.com/HoosierTire), Twitter (@HoosierTire) and Instagram (HoosierTire).
RelatedPostsNo Content Available It was celebration galore as the Lagos Yacht Club held its Harbour Race competition at the Magazine Point, Marina Lagos. Known as the “TMS Harbour Race” and sponsored by Technical Mechanical Service, a global company that specialises in the supply of heavy duty spare parts, the carnival-like race attracted top personalities from all spheres of life. Sailors were participated from two classes – Hobbie and Mono Hull – with winners rewarded for their spirit of sportsmanship. In Hobbie class, Elie Avy and Tunde Mustapha finished the race in 2 minutes 10:53 seconds, Jay Smulders and Natacha Smulders recorded 2 minutes 14:30 seconds, while Bradley Adam and Elena Costello finished in 2 minutes 18:11seconds to place the first, second and third respectively.In Mono Hull class, Julian Hardy and Laurens Kreuze finished in 1 minute 49:50 seconds to claim the first position ahead of Mike Barnes, and Olympic sailor who participated along with Lanre Mabawonku. They concluded the race in 1 minute 51:17 to place second, while the trio of Will Grace, Zein Alzein and Eric Peute, who made it in 1 minute 52:54 seconds, were third.According to the Managing Director of TMS UK Limited, Rogerson John, the yacht racing is an avenue for people to come together, celebrate and combat the fear of the unknown whilst sailing.“The aim is to explore different sectors and ensure togetherness whereby giving back to the society” said Rogerson, who is also founder of TMS UK Limited.Cyril Ayemere, Chairman TMS Nigeria, explained that the competition was conceived to encourage people to sail.Ayemere stressed that the commitment of TMS to the harbour race was to unite people from different race and sectors to come together and overcome the fear of the unknown. “Safety measures are put in place, while we ensure a good weather condition for a hitch free sailing,” he stated. Tags: Lagos Yacht ClubTMS Harbour Race
By Alan Baldwin LONDON, England (Reuters) – CONCACAF could change its name to create a new brand image and distance itself from a “toxic” past, the president of the body that governs soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean said yesterday.“We’re going to go through an exhaustive process in terms of both brand, just the logo itself, and if you are going to look at the logo you might as well look at the name as well,” Victor Montagliani told Reuters.“Is it (the name) conducive to the brand, do we need to change so it’s a little bit more slick?,” the Canadian said at the Leaders sport business conference at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ground.“Obviously there has been some toxic waste there,” he added. “But it’s more looking forward …”Montagliani, elected in May, said the issue was on the agenda at CONCACAF’s last council meeting.The Miami-based confederation has been at the centre of a corruption scandal that has engulfed world soccer, during which 42 individuals and entities have been charged in the United States on a variety of graft-related offences.Three past CONCACAF presidents, Trinidad and Tobago’s Jack Warner, Cayman Islander Jeffrey Webb and Honduran Alfredo Hawit, have been charged.The body voted for wide-ranging reforms in February, including a new independent ethics committee.Montagliani, also a vice-president of FIFA, said taking the helm had been eye-opening and the days when a president could do things “with a wink and a nod” were over.CONCACAF last hosted a World Cup in 1994, in the United States, and Montagliani said it was time to bring the tournament back to the region in 2026.Whether that should be a regional bid, or by one of the three big powers Mexico, the United States and Canada, remained open.“The more I think of it the more it (a regional bid) makes a lot of sense … it would probably be consistent with how we govern soccer in our region,” he said.Montagliani backed FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s suggestion that the tournament expand to 48 countries in 2026, with an initial knockout stage and then a 32-team group stage.“I think it’s obvious it’s not going to stay at 32 for 2026,” said the Canadian.“The reality is that we need to look from a global perspective … should we expand? I think the answer is probably yes and now it’s what’s the format and all that and it has to work from a numbers and a business standpoint.”
“Goal Line Stand” runs Fridays. To comment on this story, email Michael Katz at [email protected] or visit dailytrojan.com. It’s far too fitting that I’m writing my last column for the Daily Trojan on the first day of the 2013 NFL draft.As I watch Matt Barkley, Robert Woods, T.J. McDonald and others hear their names called over the next few days, I can’t help but remember all the times I interviewed them on the practice field. The laughs. The awkward pauses. The tension after a loss and the joy after a victory. All of it.But I also felt a connection in another strange way. All the prospects are likely reflecting on their time at USC. Three or four years at a school, and it’s on to the next chapter, wherever that may be. As they ponder their futures and reflect on their pasts, I find myself doing the same.I came to USC as a graduate student in journalism in the fall of 2011 as a lifelong Trojan fan. My father’s whole side of the family went to USC, and I grew up watching Matt Leinart, Troy Polamalu, Mike Williams and so many other stars.I finally got to Troy in September of 2011 and was accepted to the Daily Trojan staff. I was assigned my beat by the sports editors at the time and was deeply disappointed: Swim and dive. Not exactly what I had in mind. I couldn’t have told you whether USC had a good team or not. But everyone starts somewhere.And as I covered head coach Dave Salo and his team of swimmers and divers, it quickly became apparent that I was watching something special that provided me a lesson I wouldn’t soon forget: there’s so much more than just football at USC.Water polo, tennis and volleyball, for example, are all national championship contenders every single year. Watching Salo’s squad made me realize just how lucky I was to be covering an athletic department like this. Talking to players and coaches and getting access was unlike anything I could have imagined.But, I’d be lying if I said that my eyes weren’t still on the biggest prize of all: covering Trojan football.I was lucky enough to be named the sports editor in spring of 2012 and carried that over into the fall of 2012, this time with a co-editor, Sean McCormick. As the editor, football becomes your beat; it’s the main reason a lot of people apply for sports editor in the fall. And why wouldn’t you? You get to travel to all the games, stay in cities you’ve never been to and talk with players and coaches you’ve been watching on the television for years. It was perfect.Except, then the season actually began. And though I was professional in the press box, I was a little disappointed in watching a 7-6 record unfold before my very eyes. For a team that was coming off a 10-2 record and a No. 6 ranking in the Associated Press poll, it was, again, not exactly what I had in mind. I’ll never forget the scene after the Stanford loss in Palo Alto: An absolutely dejected Barkley and McDonald sitting in a makeshift tent-type conference room, at a complete loss for words with their heads down in front of the microphones.Even I felt bad, and I hadn’t played a snap. I just had to watch.But just like covering swim and dive, there was something more important behind the scenes than the sport itself — that was the experience I had along the way. Sure, witnessing a devastating loss in Tucson, Ariz., wasn’t a perfect weekend for me. But covering games in New Jersey, Seattle, Salt Lake City and El Paso was a dream come true.Now, I’m not going to say that staying in El Paso was the greatest moment of my life (anyone who has been there understands), but just being able to present myself as a professional, fly all over the country and sit in the same press box as guys such as Bill Plaschke, Gary Klein and Arash Markazi was an experience you just can’t get in journalism school classes, no matter how good the university is.But just as important as traveling and sitting with the big dogs was interviewing the biggest dogs of all: the Trojan football players. My first interviews for a football story were with Barkley and offensive lineman Matt Kalil. Talk about getting your feet wet. I was a tad bit starstruck.But the pair of Matts were two of the nicest guys I’ve talked to and were in no way condescending to a new journalist who was trying to figure things out. They answered my questions respectfully, and I came away impressed. And as I interviewed guys such as McDonald, Woods, Marqise Lee and Nickell Robey, I didn’t even feel like I was interviewing college football stars. Instead, it felt like I had just finished a casual conversation. The butterflies in my stomach disappeared and intimidation dissipated as the year continued.Even though the 7-6 record in 2012 was subpar, covering this football team was a dream come true, the pinnacle of fanhood for anyone who has ever rooted for the Trojans. Talking to Barkley after a game against Washington at CenturyLink Field in Seattle and asking him why the offense was terrible in the second half is something I will never forget and will cherish forever. It was the opportunity of a lifetime, to say the least. The whole year was.As the NFL draft continues through the weekend, Barkley, Woods and the gang are probably thinking back, as I am, to their times at USC — the good, the bad, the painful and the joyous. The future is as unclear for them as it is for me, though they’re all going to have jobs in the next few days. Me? Not so much (hopefully that changes soon).But here’s the bottom line: The past is over with. I seem to remember Barkley responding, when asked about coming back for his senior season and whether it was a mistake or not, with the following:“I’ve never had one regret about coming back and making the decision to play my senior year. I’ve learned so much from this year that I would never have gained if I had left — I’m not the type of guy to look back and think ‘what if.’For the first time in my life, I feel like Barkley. Because I wouldn’t have changed a thing in my experience on the Daily Trojan staff, either.
The No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers (12-1-1, 6-1-1 WCHA) head to Minnesota to take on St. Cloud State (3-8-1, 0-8-0) at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center this weekend.The team is looking to continue their winning ways after getting back on track last weekend with a sweep of Minnesota State. The Badgers defeated the Mavericks by convincing scores of 3–2 and 6–1. This weekend should theoretically see the Badgers extend their winning streak to four, as SCSU has failed to perform well this season. Women’s Hockey: Badgers bounce back from border battle to sweep Minnesota StateThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team hosted the Minnesota State Mavericks this past weekend with hopes to respond in Read…They have failed to win a single in-conference game thus far in the regular season. The Huskies’ best win this season was a 5–1 defeat of Lindenwood, who the Badgers thumped in their meetings this season with consecutive wins of 4–0 and 6–2. Historically, Wisconsin has dominated SCSU, holding a record of 78-10-2 all-time in addition to maintaining a 21-game win streak over the Huskies. If the Badgers were to complete a sweep this weekend, it would break Wisconsin’s largest winning streak over SCSU. Women’s Hockey: Badgers return home following unsuccessful trek to MinneapolisThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (10-1-1, 4-1-1 WCHA) returns to the ice this weekend to host Minnesota State Read…The current longest win streak for Wisconsin is a 22-game streak that spanned from 2010 to 2014. This winning streak will be hard to break for the Huskies given the Badgers’ dominance so far this season.Arguably, the biggest key to Wisconsin’s success has been junior Daryl Watts, who currently leads the team in points with 34. Just behind Watts are Abby Roque and Sophie Shirley, each having scored 28 points on the year.Women’s Hockey: Daryl Watts’ journey from Boston College transfer to Wisconsin starDaryl Watts started playing hockey around the age of 4, following in the footsteps of her older brother Jackson. Little Read…Look for goaltender Kristin Campbell to also have a stellar performance, as her save percentage of .928 has been a large help in quelling opposing offenses. Campbell’s 1.32 goals allowed per game is also enough to capture the No. 6 spot nationally in that statistic. While strong defense certainly plays a role in this statistic, Campbell’s performance has been strong in its own right. On paper, Wisconsin has all the tools necessary to dominate St. Cloud State as they look to continue their trend of sweeping conference opponents.