Tedeschi Trucks Band Closes Out Their Ryman Run With A Powerful Performance

first_imgYou know you’re doing something right if you get to play three nights of music at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The famed venue has played host to countless incredible performances throughout the years, and over the last three nights, Tedeschi Trucks Band has had the opportunity to call the place home. The band’s remarkable soul-influenced sound was on full display for the final night of the run yesterday, March 4th, playing a potent blend of original music and beloved covers.The band started strong out of the gate with their songs “Laugh About It” and “Don’t Know What It Means,” and would keep the energy going with their famed cover of Derek & The Dominos’ “Anyday.” The band also covered Delaney & Bonnie’s “Comin’ Home,” George Jones’ “Color of the Blues,” and Billy Taylor’s “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free,” as well as Blind Willie McTell’s “Statesboro Blues,” The Staple Singers’ “Freedom Highway,” Sleepy John Estes’ “Leaving Trunk,” Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s “Volunteered Slavery,” B.B. King’s “How Blue Can You Get,” Santana’s “Soul Sacrifice,” and the closer, a rendition of The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends.” It was quite the night of music.Watch a video of the second set opener, Tedeschi Trucks Band’s original song “Midnight in Harlem,” streaming below, courtesy of Chuck Michel.You can also watch a video of the encore, “With A Little Help From My Friends,” below, courtesy of Brady Turner.Check out the setlist below. Photo courtesy of Brandon Weil.last_img read more

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Students explore the pressures of ‘being a Saint Mary’s poster girl’

first_imgIn the latest installment of the Saint Mary’s Justice Friday series, freshman Alex Shambery and junior Angge Roncal presented “Being an SMC Poster Girl,” a discussion on the pressure to “have it all.”The presentation was an open discussion between Saint Mary’s women about the pressures that come with being a Saint Mary’s poster girl and how that affects the students as leaders, Shambery said.The question of who or what an SMC poster girl is was opened to the audience. “I think it’s trying to tackle everything,” first year Morgan Matthews, an audience member, said. “It’s being very well-rounded but not in the best sense. You have to be religious, you have to be studious, you have to be inviting, you have to be personable, you have to have a lot of friends and be really incorporated into the community.“But that’s not everyone. You have people who want to stay in their own shell, who like to be alone. I think that puts pressure on those who don’t meet those expectations.” Shambery then asked the audience about the various pressures they have felt while on campus.“We go to a single-sex college, all women, and you think that we shouldn’t be led by these pressures,” Roncal said. “We’re still held to these social standards. A woman is expected to do certain things, but she’s not allowed to complain. She’s expected to act a certain way, and not let her ‘silly’ emotions come into play.”The pressures at an all-women’s college are different than at a school with men, because the all-female environment gives women an empowered atmosphere that may add to the pressures, Matthew said. “I would say that sometimes they portray [Saint Mary’s] as the place where you go to become a social butterfly and they portray [Notre Dame] as the place where you go to become a CEO,” Shambery said. “I think that itself puts pressure on us because we want to let them know ‘I can be a CEO and I can be a social butterfly’ or ‘No, I don’t want to be a social butterfly. I want to do my own thing.’ I think that that adds pressure to the pressure we already put on ourselves.” Another audience member, first year Courtney Weston, said she feels the school itself puts pressure on students.“They advocate that you’re going to come here and you’re going to become this great woman,” Weston said. “You’re going to have good leadership [skills]. That’s what they promise. So you’re here and now have to be a leader and learn these qualities. What if you don’t want to be a leader?”Students also named the pressure to pick the “right” major as very prevalent on the Saint Mary’s campus. The pressure among majors stems from society and the need to find a job right after college, Roncal said.“It’s no longer based on really enjoying the subject,” she said. “It’s more if it will make you money or if you’ll be better off.”Matthews identified diversity as an issue that acts as a source of pressure for some students.“You see the stereotypical white, Vineyard Vine-loving girl. It’s very preppy … I wouldn’t say it’s a pressure, but it’s the fact that if you look like an outcast, you have to fall in with the norms and you have to start dressing preppy and acting preppy.”“It’s why everyone has to have the Hunter rain boots or the [L.L.] Bean snow boots, the LuLu Lemon workout clothes,” Weston said. “It’s something that everyone has, but if you come here not having any of that, you think, ‘Maybe I should start having that.’”Tags: Being a SMC Poster Girl, Justice Fridays, saint mary’slast_img read more

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Tubs embraces the Wild Atlantic Way of life in Donegal Town – Picture Special

first_imgRTE presenter Ryan Tubridy had an action-packed trip to Donegal yesterday as he brought his ‘Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of Life’ tour to the north west.The RTE Radio One roadcaster created a stir in the heart of Donegal Town as he and his team did a live broadcast on Monday morning.The show featured local guests and visitors and many selfies were taken with the radio star on the day. Tubridy also called in to visit some iconic Donegal locations, such as Magee of Donegal and Donegal Castle. Photo- Clive Wasson.And the 6ft 2″ presenter then managed to pack himself into a Mini for a motor tour around the Diamond!Commenting on the arrival of the popular RTE Radio 1 show, Joan Crawford, Wild Atlantic Way Manager, Fáilte Ireland, said: “Ryan Tubridy is a fantastic ambassador for the Wild Atlantic Way and he can really get across to his listeners what the Wild Atlantic Way is all about and how it captures people’s imagination and discover ways to ‘Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of Life’ through the airwaves.”Check out our picture special from Tubs’ Sunday adventures at Sliabh Liag: www.donegaldaily.com/2019/06/03/a-warm-welcome-for-tubs-on-wild-donegal-visit-picture-specialRyan Tubridy enjoys his run around the Diamond with a Garda Escort in a Mini owned by Niamh Coughlin from Donegal Town Walking Tour. Photo- Clive Wasson.Debbie O’Donnell, Caithlin O’Donnell, Arlene Alvey, Gerard McGee and Elizabeth McGee with Ryan Tubridy . Photo- Clive Wasson.Michael Conor still looking for his Late Late tickets . Photo- Clive Wasson.Rosie Temple with Ryan Tubridy at Magee 1866. Photo- Clive Wasson.Lynn Temple, Rosy Temple, Collette Ferguson and Eunan Quinn with Ryan Tubridy promoting the Donegal Marathon for the Simon Community. Photo- Clive Wasson.Carol and Kaylagh Boyle with Ryan Tubridy . Photo- Clive Wasson.Mary and Ernin McGettigan promoting the Taste of Donegal Food Festival with Ryan Tubridy. Photo- Clive Wasson.Kathy O’Conor, Patsy Diver and Minday at The Ryan Tubridy Show . Photo- Clive Wasson.Gemma Flanaghan, Fáilte Ireland, Shane Smyth, Bundoran Tourism Officer and Joan Crawford, Failte Ireland. Photo- Clive Wasson.Patrica and Tommy Gallen from Ballybofey with Maire Aine Gardiner Fáilte Ireland. Photo- Clive Wasson.Michella Boyle and Francine Beggan from Little Mamma’s waiting with a selection of ice cream for Ryan Tubridy Photo- Clive Wasson.Joan Crawford, Matt Britton and Gabrielle McMonagle, Gabrielle’s Diary at the Ryan Tubridy Show . Photo- Clive Wasson.Derbhla Gallagher with Ryan Tubridy. Photo- Clive Wasson.Zoe and Gillian Stevenson . Photo- Clive Wasson.Joan Crawford with Niamh Coughlin, Donegal Town Walking Tours in the Diamond . Photo- Clive Wasson.Geraldine Gorman and Grace Gerry grab a selfie. Photo- Clive Wasson.Mary Coughlan, Rosie Temple, Lynn Temple and Joan Crawford, Failte Ireland at the Ryan Tubridy Show on RTE Radio 1 has joined forces once again this year with Fáilte Ireland, as part of its ‘Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of Life’ summer marketing campaign and is broadcasting live from Donegal Town this bank holiday Monday 3rd June. Photo- Clive Wasson.Tubs embraces the Wild Atlantic Way of life in Donegal Town – Picture Special was last modified: June 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal TownFailte Irelandryan tubrudyTHE DIAMONDWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

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Forget Twitter, SoundCloud Is Social Music’s Rising Star

first_imgTags:#audio#digital music#music#Soundcloud#streaming music#YouTube 2012 was a very good year for SoundCloud. The social music and audio-hosting platform saw a massive uptick in user activity, according to data released by music analytics firm Next Big Sound. The State of Online Music report contains some big, but not altogether unexpected numbers: More people are listening to music online and artists saw more activity on Twitter and Facebook than they did in 2011. Across a variety of online sources, the Play button was clicked more than 93 billion times, a 45% increase over 2011. Pretty impressive, to be sure, but not a total shocker. Triple PlayPerhaps the most striking chart contained in Next Big Sound’s interactive report is the one showing how SoundCloud’s user activity tripling over the course of 2012. The service was already enjoying healthy year-over-year growth throughout 2012. Then in September, it saw a massive jump in monthly plays per artist, and the trend line kept shooting north until the end of December. Of the music services tracked by Next Big Sound, it was far and away the fastest growing.  What gives?The service’s growth was probably aided by a major website overhaul, which put more focus on user engagement with continuous track-by-track playback and added more social functionality, such as a retweet-style sharing button designed to help audio content spread across the service. SoundCloud’s redesign may have been the company’s biggest project of 2012, but it didn’t eat up all of the team’s time. They also managed to push out major updates to most of their mobile apps, forge a ton of new content partnerships and convert the service’s default player to HTML5.Fueled by a few hefty rounds of funding, these initiatives no doubt helped SoundCloud better position itself as a sort of “YouTube for audio.” The goal, in the company’s own marketing speak, is to “unmute the Web.” YouTube Still RulesYouTube itself was another enormous source of online music last year. It didn’t see  spikes as dramatic as SoundCloud’s, but for most of the year, the video behemoth delivered more than 20,000 average monthly views per artist, in some months quadrupling what artists saw the previous year. Indeed, YouTube remains a much bigger source of music than SoundCloud, but the growth of the Berlin-based startup  is remarkable enough to make it serious contender in the online music space. Don’t call it a Spotify killer either. For whatever reason, Next Big Sound’s report doesn’t include data from the dominant subscription service, but regardless of what the numbers say, the two companies’ models are very different.The Independent AlternativeFor one, SoundCloud doesn’t have to contend with the gargantuan music licensing costs that subscription services like Rdio and Spotify do. Whereas those services boast content deals with all the major labels and big indies, SoundCloud has a much larger selection of unsigned, under-the-radar musicians, remix artists and DJs. Indeed, about two-thirds of SoundCloud’s fan activity in 2012 was centered around independent and unsigned artists.What will ultimately become of SoundCloud? It’s tempting to envision it getting gobbled up some Web giant like Google, but for now it’s focused on building out a massive trove of content, weaving it all into the Web and making it easier to share. The “YouTube for audio” analogy looks increasingly apt, especially if its metrics continue to shoot skyward.  4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App john paul titlow 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Ross knows what new import McKines is made of: ‘He wants to win’

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “More than practice, I had the chance to be with the team and get to know my teammates as people and they get to know me and that translates on the basketball floor,” said McKines, who is playing for his third PBA franchise after making his league debut for the Alaska Aces in 2013.“It’s good that he was able to come early and go through the playoff process with us and how we operate in practice, how we operate during games,” Ross said.Ross added that the Beermen’s quest for a Grand Slam gives McKines’ more reasons to win.“It adds extra motivation for him and he’s a winner so it’s easy for him to integrate with us,” said Ross.“I’m playing on the best team in the PBA and I play with a lot of heart and passion so no pressure just all opportunity,” McKines said.ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ And how could he not? It was a game where then-Rain or Shine import Wendell McKines muscled his way to 53 points on 16-of-23 shooting from the field and 17 rebounds with five assists and five blocks to boot.“I’ve never played with him but playing against him, he’s a beast,” said Ross, who doesn’t have to worry about slowing down McKines with the Oakland, California native suiting up for the Beermen in the 2017 Governors’ Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“One game in the semifinals when he was still with Rain or Shine, he put 50 points on us so he’s a tough dude, he’s hungry, he wants to win and he knows the task at hand.”McKines, who turns 29 next month, won’t get to play until the next several weeks but his work has already started in May when he joined SMB here.center_img Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Wendell McKines. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netAs a five-time PBA champion, Chris Ross has been through a lot of playoff games and yet he could still remember that particular Saturday night when his San Miguel Beermen lost to the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in Game 2 of the Governors’ Cup semifinals two years ago.The game was forgettable for the Beermen, who lost, 113-110, after they blew a 20-point lead in the third quarter, but somehow, Ross recalled that moment on the fly.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lassiter gets back at TNT 5 years after his first Finals loss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View commentslast_img read more

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Prajapati killing: CBI report nails Gujarat govt

first_imgRights activists were saying this all along, but now the Central Bureau of Investigation too has come to the conclusion that Tulsi Prajapati was killed in a fake encounter and there was a massive cover-up operation. He was the only eyewitness of the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case – the man who saw Sohrabuddin and his wife Kausar Bi being taken out alive from a bus in 2005. Sohrabuddin’s associate Tulsiram Gangaram Prajapati was also eliminated in December 2006 in Ambaji near the Rajasthan border. The CBI maintains that the killing of Prajapati was a sequel to the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter involving senior police officers of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Headlines Today has exclusive access to the probe report of the CBI that exposes the Gujarat government. Was Tulsiram Prajapati killed in cold blood? Headlines Today, which has been thoroughly studying these documents, found several loopholes in Prajapati’s post-mortem report, forensic reports, and ballistic reports. The CBI has now collected concrete evidence that links former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah with other players including former police officers DG Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandiyan, and Vipul Aggarwal. The CBI report states: No X-ray examination was done on Prajapati’s body. Time of injuries has not been mentioned. No sample was taken of the skin or tissues from the gunshots wounds, nor was it sent for ballistic examination.  Two bullets recovered from Tulsi’s body were preserved together and this confused ballistic experts as to which specific bullet caused which wound. There was no proper mention of exit and entry wounds on the body, particularly the carbon markings on the clothes, that could have helped establish the range from which the shots were fired. The number of wounds on the body as mentioned in the post-mortem report is four, but it doesn’t match with the number of holes in the deceased’s clothes, that is five each in the jacket and T-shirt. The post-mortem report mentions the wounds are caused by bullets fired from a rifle, whereas the ballistic report opines the firings were done by 0.38 revolvers.advertisementFingerprints on the firearms were not preserved or sent for examination. Advocate Mukul Sinha, said, “I’m not surprised. We have said this from the beginning that there’s a nexus between politicians and policemen and that Sohrabuddin and Tulsi Prajapati encounters are co-related.” Activist Shabnam Hashmi said, “It’s something which is in public domain. There is a larger conspiracy.” Also at the centre of the CBI probe is PSI Ashish Pandya who claimed to have sustained a bullet injury to his upper left arm during the encounter. Tulsi’s weapon was jammed. How could he then have fired at sub-inspector A.A. Pandya? The medical examination reports state that there is a possibility that Pandya shot himself. While there was blackening of skin around the gunshot entry wound, surprisingly it was not on the T-shirt he was wearing. So, were the holes in the T-shirt created later? Findings of the various reports show serious lapses on the part of investigating agencies, doctors and even the FSL team that visited the crime scene. The question is at whose behest? Shah’s call recordsThe day Tulsi Prajapati was gunned down, Amit Shah, the former Gujarat home minister, was constantly in touch with the three police officers, who are alleged to have orchestrated his fake encounter. Headlines Today has accessed phone call records that show how Shah spoke to DIG DG Vanzara, SP Vipul Aggarwal and SP Rajkumar Pandian in a clear breach of protocol. On December 28, 2006, the day Tulsi Prajapati was killed, 25 calls were exchanged between Amit Shah and former police officers DG Vanzara, Rajkumar Pandiyan and Vipul Aggarwal. All calls were made between 5:30am and 10:00 am. Prajapati was also killed around the same time. The call records also reveal the location of all the four callers. Amit Shah’s location based on his cell phone’s unique IMEI number 35762100678483 was Gandhinagar. While the location of the three policemen was close to Ambaji, where Tulsi Prajapati was gunned down, call records with the CBI also reveal that Amit Shah and the three police officers involved in the encounter kept in regular touch with each other in January 2009 as well. These cell phone records show that there is a clear link between Amit Shah and the suspected police officers. It also suggests that Shah was in touch with Vanzara, Pandiyan and Vipul Aggarwal around the time Tulsi Prajapati’s encounter happend.  It’s not just the call records that put Amit Shah under the scanner. Interestingly, DG Vanzara was transferred out of the terrorist squad and made DIG Border Range, just 10 days before Prajapati’s encounter. Ambaji, where the encounter took place, falls under the jurisdiction of DIG Border Range. Vanzara’s transfer was cleared by Amit Shah himself, who was the Gujarat home minister. This crucial CBI evidence may spell serious trouble for Amit Shah, who was arrested in connection with the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case last year. The CBI maintains that the killing of Prajapati was a sequel to Sohrabuddin’s fake encounter. Who was Tulsi Prajapati?The CBI believes that Tulsi Prajapati was killed in cold blood and that the murder was linked to that of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausar Bi. The co-relation between the two cases:Tulsi Prajapati was an aide of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, with whom he ran an extortion racket in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Prajapati, however, was lured by the Gujarat police and turned against Sohrabuddin. He traced Sohrabuddin who along with wife Kauser Bi were then picked up by Gujarat police from a bus in Andhra Pradesh and were killed in a fake encounter. Tulsi was the one who saw them being taken out of the bus. Tulsi Prajapati was later arrested in another case and sent to Udaipur jail.  He was killed in an encounter near Chapri village in Banaskantha district on December 28, 2006.advertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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Syncrude outage expected to ease pipeline congestion boost heavy oil prices

first_imgCALGARY – A production shutdown at Syncrude Canada’s oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray, Alta., is expected to free up pipeline space out of Western Canada and raise prices for Canadian heavy oil.The company has said production could remain offline through July after a power outage late last week forced Syncrude to stop its production of upgraded bitumen.In a research report, Canadian analysts with Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. say the stoppage should help alleviate pipeline congestion in Western Canada that has increased the difference in price for Western Canadian Select bitumen blend oil versus New York-traded West Texas Intermediate crude oil.The differential spiked at about US$30 per barrel in February, fell to the high-teens in April and May as oilsands projects went through maintenance shutdowns, but rose again in the past few weeks as output again fills pipelines. It closed at US$25.50 last Friday.The analysts say the news is negative for Suncor Energy Inc., which owns about 59 per cent of Syncrude, and Imperial Oil Ltd., with a 25 per cent stake.Syncrude’s production capacity is 350,000 barrels per day of crude oil.last_img read more

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Encana CEO says Canadian oilfield would produce more if regulated in the

first_imgSuttles made the comments during a panel discussion at a PwC-sponsored energy forum in downtown Calgary that examined what Canada’s energy sector can do to compete more effectively.PwC national energy leader Reynold Tetzlaff says it’s vital that the country get pipelines built to take products to market, starting with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that could be approved by the federal government next month.He says Canadian politicians also need to co-operate to establish a credible national energy policy.Suttles said the “complexity and uncertainty in the regulatory process is orders of magnitude higher” in Canada, where Encana produces about one-third of its oil and gas, compared with the U.S.“The Montney now is the biggest area of growth in Canada, it’s where we’re focusing our attention, and if it sat in the United States it would probably be producing two, three, four times what it is producing today,” he said. CALGARY, A.B. – The CEO of Encana Corp. says Western Canada’s Montney oil and gas region would be two to four times more productive if it was in the United States with its more efficient regulatory systems.Doug Suttles says the enormous hydrocarbon-bearing formation that underlies the Alberta-B.C. border can compete with premier Texas shale oilfields but it’s being held back by a “cumbersome” regulatory system, along with the inability of smaller Canadian producers to access development capital.He says Encana has built some of the most energy-efficient facilities in the region with its partner to process the gas it produces, but it’s “ridiculous” that the years it takes to get permits is longer than the time required to actually build the plants.last_img read more

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Special category status to pervade Arunachal and other NE states Rahul

first_imgItanagar: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said Tuesday his party will restore the special category status to Arunachal Pradesh and other states in the northeast if elected to power. There are some states in the country which require special status because of their “unique problems and difficulties” such as connectivity, terrain, infrastructure, Gandhi said at an election rally here. During the Congress rule at the Centre, he said, Arunachal Pradesh and other NE states used to enjoy special category status. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Arunachal Pradesh has a special place in the heart of the Congress party and “we would like to have a ‘dil ka rishta’ with the people of the state”, he said. Gandhi said the Congress will not allow the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to be passed in Rajya Sabha because the bill is “detrimental” to the people of the northeast. “We will not allow the suppression of the people of northeast,” Gandhi said. The Congress party will never attack the language, culture, customs and tradition of Arunachal Pradesh and other NE states, he said. Election to the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly and two Lok Sabha seats will be held on April 11.last_img read more

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