Load remaining images With the final night of their spring tour making a stop in Madison, Wisconsin, Papadosio left it all on the table for the fans that trekked through the crazy “spring” snowstorm for this Sunday night heater. With great support from locals Red Rose, as well as Maine electronica adventurers Jaw Gems, it was a great night that saw Papadosio end their spring tour on a high note.The set begin with the ambient “…And This Is What He Thought,” the second half to a song that would make its way into the encore slot later. It was an interesting way to open up the show. “Monochrome” followed, and that segued into a raging “Advocate of Change.” The first song of the night from their newest release followed in “Threes.” This version was stretched out to the maximum, containing some great improvisation before they brought it back to the familiar triplets from which the song must be named.Other newer songs popped up later in the set like “Vactrollio” and “Euclidean Lights.” An absolute monster of “Snorkle” ended the set. This song always takes fans on a musical journey, and last night’s version was no different. It was easy to get lost in the improvisation, in a great way. However, all direction was restored when the first notes of the synthesizer were heard to signal the impending ending of the song. So while one Brouse brother laid down the synth part, the other Brouse played an incredibly harmonious piano part that I’ve never heard in any version of “Snorkle.” It sounded majestic – and if you closed your eyes during it, you may have even imagined there was a grand piano on the stage.The encore included “The Bionic Man Meets His Past,” the beginning half to the opening tune of the set. Finally, they closed it out with a “Paradigm Shift” that was teeming with energy. The power chords at the end of the song rocked by guitarist Anthony Thogmartin couldn’t have sound any better and couldn’t have been any more fitting to cap off the tour. The band thanked all the fans that made it out. Special shout out to the bride-to-be who had her bachelorette party at a Papadosio show on a Sunday night.You can check out the setlist and a full gallery of photos from the night below, courtesy of Daniel Ojeda.Setlist: Papadosio | Majestic Theatre | Madison, WI | 3/12/2017Set One: And This Is What He Thought, Monochrome > Advocate Of Change, Threes XL, Out Of Hiding > Vactrollio, Euclidean Lights, Snorkle, Bionic ManEncore: Paradigm Shift
THE caring and humane side of Berbice Cricket was on full display last Sunday when arch rivals Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets and the Albion Community Centre Cricket Club (ACCCC) first division teams joined hands to donate $150 000 to the Beacon Foundation’s Cancer Programme.The top two teams in Berbice were part of a special one-day tournament organised by the vibrant Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) in conjunction with Beacon Foundation. The main objective was to raise funds to enable Beacon Foundation to look after patients who have reached Stage Four Cancer.Rose Hall Town Gizmos & Gadgets defeated ACCCC by five wickets to lift the $100 000 first prize while ACCCC took home the runners-up package of $50 000. The management of both clubs, along with their players, agreed before the match to donate any prize money they won back to the organisers.The BCB president Hilbert Foster praised the kindness of both clubs. BCB, he stated, was fulfilling all of its mandates on the cricket field and was willing to work along with social and charitable organisations to make a positive difference.Sharaz Ramcharran hands over the ACCC donation to Beacon Foundation.Cancer, he said does not look at status in life or race, religion or creed. Cancer is one of the worst illnesses in the world and he lauded the outstanding work of the Beacon Foundation, which cares on a monthly basis close to 30 patients in Regions Five and Six.Foster blasted the national cricketing administration, who debarred six contracted players from playing in a charity match to assist those in need.Chairperson of Beacon Foundation, Patrick De Groot, expressed gratitude to the BCB for its cooperation in hosting the tournament and explained the outstanding work of his organisation. He also expressed profound gratitude to the two clubs for their donation.
The Government has spent in excess of $700 million to facilitate construction works at the Kato Secondary School in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). This was revealed on Friday when the Education Ministry commissioned the building, which has been in construction for several years.The Ministry informed that the tender process for the project was completed since December 2012, and a contract in excess of $728 million for construction of the building was later signed.In addition, $55 million was spent to furnish the building, while $37 million was expended to facilitate installation of the photovoltaic system at the school.Some 295 students, 11 teachers and 30 support staff members will now benefit at the Grade B school, the compound of which features several buildings, including an administrative building; a student dormitory with dining facilities; a teachers’ quarters; the main teaching block; a library; science and information technology labs; a smart classroom, as well as the Home Economics and Industrial Arts departments.The newly commissioned Kato Secondary SchoolIn attendance at the commissioning were Education Minister Nicolette Henry, Public Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes, and Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan.In delivering the feature address, Minister Henry said she was delighted that the school was finally finished and commissioned. She said that the completion of the structure can only improve the quality of life for that community, since quality education would now be provided in a modern space.She noted that the event is a testimony to the fact that the Ministry is serious about reducing the disparity that exists between the coastland and the hinterland.Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary of the Education Ministry, Adele Clarke, explained that the Ministry, in 2010, recognised the need for an additional secondary school in Sub-Region One, since there was overcrowding at the Paramakatoi Secondary School at the time. According to her, it was this that birthed the idea of having a new school in the North Pakaraimas area.She pointed out that initially there was a strong debate as to where the new school should be located, and Kato became the preferred option.Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Hutson told the gathering that the occasion was a significant one, as a state-of-the-art school has been built in the hinterland community to serve the nation’s children.According to him, education is both a necessity and an investment which everyone should embrace with the seriousness that it deserves.Moreover, he noted that the era wherein education is acquired or delivered in crowded and stressful classrooms is becoming an issue of the past.He said the Ministry has taken a firm stand in ensuring that its policy on education as a top priority is fulfilled with the provision of proper infrastructure and sound curricular.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly and former Australia skipper Michael Clarke have urged Virat Kohli to recall Ravichandran Ashwin into the playing XI against South Africa in their must-win ICC Champions Trophy game on Sunday. The winners will qualify for the semi-finals while the losers crash out.”I think Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja must play. Batting has done splendidly well, India need a bit more variation in the bowling attack. Drop Hardik Pandya, bring back Ashwin. India should play five bowlers against South Africa,” Ganguly told India Today.Even after posting a challenging total, India suffered a seven-wicket defeat against Sri Lanka. However, Ganguly backed India bowlers to perform against the Proteas on Sunday.”Not only batting, India’s bowling has also looked good except for just one game. Sri Lanka batted exceptionally,” Ganguly said.WATCH FULL VIDEOIndian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have been in good form and will look to give India a good start against South Africa.Kohli and Yuvraj Singh will look to click in Sunday’s tie after failing to reach double digits against Sri Lanka. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya meanwhile, will look to inflict some damage on the opposition bowlers lower down the order.”Really impressed with the way India’s top order has performed in Champions Trophy, especially Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma,” Clarke said.Clarke further said, “South Africa are No.1 team in the world. Interesting to see how they play under pressure.”Ganguly wants India to play sensibly in the must-win match and also praised Kohli.advertisement”Play sensibly, it’s about absorbing pressure. Virat Kohli is a terrific player, one of the best in this format. He is a world class one-day batsman,” Ganguly said.Clarke said India go into the clash as favourites.”This Indian team can deliver under pressure. AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli are two great players and different captains. Hard to compare. De Villiers has been a great player for a long time but hasn’t had much success in big tournaments,” Clarke said.